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Guillermo Del Toro Says He Wants ‘Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark’ To Scare Your Kids Silly

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • July 27, 2011 3:15 AM
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The Director Talks About Finding New Talent At Comic-Con, His Fear Of Repeating The Mistakes Of 'Mimic,' What Still Scares Him & More Guillermo del Toro is a likable guy, plain and simple. He’s a fan first, as he will quickly tell you, and eager to discuss anything he's got going whether it's acquisition for his Bleak House man cave (his collection of stuff is so big he needed a second house to hold it) to the next project he’s directing or producing.

The Small Screen: Frank Darabont Quits As Showrunner On 'The Walking Dead'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 27, 2011 2:59 AM
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Update: Deadline confirms Glen Mazzara will take over showrunning duties.

New Photos From Julia Leigh's 'Sleeping Beauty' Starring Emily Browning

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 27, 2011 2:43 AM
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First Trailer For Daniel Nettheim's TIFF-Bound Adaptation Of Leigh's Novel 'The Hunter'A batch of new photos from writer Julia Leigh's directorial debut, "Sleeping Beauty," have been unveiled and exhibits the beautiful, perverse nature of the film we had all come to expect from their first provocative trailer.

Watch: 'Battleship' Trailer Is Basically 'Battle: Los Angeles' In The Water

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 27, 2011 2:22 AM
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Update: We've added the official trailer from Yahoo below.

Watch: Trailer For 'New Year's Eve' Movie Somehow Worse Than Actual New Year's Eve

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 27, 2011 2:20 AM
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Plus A New Teaser For 'Happy Feet Two' We're not really fans of December 31st. We've had a couple of good ones, but for the most part, if you go out, it's expensive, crowded and generally underwhelming, if you go to a party everyone's in a reflective, borderline-depressive mood, and if you stay in, you wish you go out. But this year, it appears there'll be an even worse way to spend New Year's Eve: seeing the motion picture "New Year's Eve." A not-quite-sequel to last year's surprise hit "Valentine's Day" which sees director Garry Marshall, writer Katherine Fugate and stars Jessica Biel and Ashton Kutcher (albeit as different characters) all come back for another ensemble romantic comedy set over a single day.

New Poster & More Images From George Clooney's 'Ides Of March' Starring Ryan Gosling

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 27, 2011 2:04 AM
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First Look At Supporting Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Marisa Tomei, Max Minghella & Evan Rachel WoodHot off the film's inclusion in the TIFF line up and the new look at Ryan Gosling, the marketing for George Clooney's upcoming political thriller "The Ides Of March" is now kicking into gear with the unveiling of a new aesthetically attractive poster and a handful of images providing first look at many of the supporting including Philip Seymour Hoffman, Marisa Tomei, Max Minghella, Jeffrey Wright and Evan Rachel Wood.

First Look At Concept Art For Robert Rodriguez's Frank Frazetta Adaptation 'Fire And Ice'

  • By Cory Everett
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  • July 27, 2011 1:40 AM
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Long before Jon Favreau figured out how to effectively exploit the comic-reading crowd in San Diego, Robert Rodriguez was one of the kings of Comic-Con. The genre filmmaker was responsible for the Mexi-western "Desperado," robbers and vampires genre mashup "From Dusk 'Till Dawn" and most importantly "Sin City," his panel-for-panel adaptation of the Frank Miller comic series. That 2005 film led the way for more slavish and stylized comic adaptations like "300" and "Watchmen" and showed audiences that you could make a comic book film look just like the comic book. But after his 2007 double-feature experiment with Quentin Tarantino "Grindhouse" sunk like a stone at the box office, he's been relatively quiet. Between "Sin City" and "Grindhouse" he made the kids flick "The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D" which seemed to be a natural extension of his "Spy Kids" franchise, followed this up with another kids film "Shorts," about a magical wish-granting rock and he had a co-director credit on "Machete", one of his "Grindhouse" leftovers. The film he has planned for his big comeback is a fourth installment (and partial reboot) of his "Spy Kids" franchise. So, what happened to Robert Rodriguez?

Jason Bateman Joins Stoner Comedy 'We're The Millers'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 27, 2011 1:31 AM
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Director Rawson Marshall Thurber Also Rewriting Adaptation Of Gerard Way's 'The Umbrella Academy'We love Jason Bateman. There's no denying the actor was hilariously great on the career-rebounding "Arrested Development" and while he's been cast in a plethora of films since -- "Juno," "Hancock," "The Kingdom," "State Of Play," "The Switch," "Paul," "Horrible Bosses" and the upcoming "The Change-Up" -- he's always been the bridesmaid never the bride. Always adding to a comedic or dramatic ensemble the actor (nor any studios) have been willing to roll the dice on Bateman as a bonafide leading man, but it seems that's all about change.

Simon Pegg Starring In Dark Comedy 'A Fantastic Fear Of Everything'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 27, 2011 1:22 AM
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For weeks now, Simon Pegg has been teasing his Twitter followers with a secret project that he's been filming for the past couple of weeks. With the British comic having broken through with Edgar Wright, and gone on to star in Hollywood blockbusters like "Star Trek" and "Mission Impossible 3," speculation flew: was it a secret shoot for "Star Trek 2"? Had they somehow got "The World's End" ready under the radar? Of course not. But this morning, the film was finally revealed, as an intriguing-sounding British indie.

John Cusack & Nicolas Cage To Star In Serial Killer Pic 'The Frozen Ground'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 26, 2011 12:55 PM
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Well, here's something different. A new Nicolas Cage where he isn't the crazy person.

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