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Get Inked With The Poster For 'The Raven'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 21, 2011 11:28 AM
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You know what? We're starting to get a good vibe about "The Raven." If you had told us that we'd be getting excited about a movie centering on a fictionalized Edgar Allan Poe hunting a serial killer, we would have called you crazy, but we've liked what we've seen so far. The first images have revealed a far more intense period feel than say the decidedly more carefree "Sherlock Holmes" and now an official poster with its highly stylized look has definitely piqued our interest.

Comic-Con '11: Nicolas Winding Refn Says Getting His Cast Together For 'Drive' Was "Like Sex"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 21, 2011 11:02 AM
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Panels and press conferences are pretty straightforward: get together the cast and crew, show some footage and answer some questions. But the folks at FilmDistrict had a bit of a light bulb "Eureka!" moment, deciding to pair up their films "Drive" and "Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark" in one panel and let two very chatty folks in Nicolas Winding Refn and Guillermo Del Toro share the stage and the result was one of the most entertaining panels of this still young Comic-Con, providing enough quips and quotes to fill a phone book. So here are some of the highlights.

Comic-Con '11: Charlize Theron Says She Runs Weyland-Yutani (aka The Company) In 'Prometheus'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 21, 2011 10:25 AM
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Damon Lindelof Admits The Title Might Be PretentiousThe puzzle of Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" is slowly, but surely beginning to take a hazy shape. Earlier today, we got our first official look at the film, and the surprises keep coming. The press conference brought out one of the film's stars, Charlize Theron and together with writer Damon Lindelof, they fielded questions about the upcoming "Alien" universe film and while we're still no closer to a full picture of what's to come, we did get a few more scraps.

'The Amazing Spider-Man' Teaser Poster Shows Off Spidey's Back

  • By Mark Zhuravsky
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  • July 21, 2011 9:34 AM
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Our man Kevin didn't take kindly to the teaser trailer that dropped earlier this week for "The Amazing Spider-Man," and while he's not penning this piece, several of our writers have expressed reservations, questioning whether "(500) Days of Summer" helmer Marc Webb (has anyone cracked wise about his last name yet?) can deliver an authentically new vision of an origin story that was well-worn when Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man" opened nearly a decade ago.

Watch: Bloody Mary! It's The Trailer For 'Paranormal Activity 3'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 21, 2011 9:10 AM
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$193 million and $176 million worldwide. Those are box office hauls of "Paranormal Activity" and "Paranormal Activity 2," and those are the two primary reasons that "Paranormal Activity 3" is on the way and by the looks of the first trailer, the filmmakers are taking a "if -it-ain't-broke-don't-fix-it" approach.

First Look At Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' Goes Into Deep Space

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 21, 2011 8:30 AM
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No aliens, no real indication of who is actually in the space suit or even what the hell we're looking at, but that doesn't make the first look at Ridley Scott's guarded "Prometheus" any less exciting, and with a panel presentation coming up later on today at Comic-Con, more morsels of info are sure to be shared.

Will Jason Segel Be Leslie Mann's Personal Trainer In Judd Apatow's New Film?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 21, 2011 8:18 AM
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Judd Apatow is currently in the midst of shooting his "Knocked Up" spinoff, the formerly titled "This Is Forty," and thus far, he's done a pretty good job of keeping the plot details under wraps for now. What we do know is that it will pick up with Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) five years after the events of the first film, assembling a cast of mostly new faces like Megan Fox, Albert Brooks, Lena Dunham, Chris O’Dowd, Wyatt Russell, Ryan Lee, Melissa McCarthy and Annie Mumolo with the only returning actor from "Knocked Up" thus far being Charlene Yi, who played the quirky Jodi. However, it looks like Apatow might be trying to keep some more of returning folks a secret, though photogs on the set of the film may have given it away.

Exclusive: Steven Soderbergh's 'Haywire' Teaser Poster Debuts & We Talk To Designer Neil Kellerhouse

  • By Cory Everett
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  • July 21, 2011 8:02 AM
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With only five films left to go before self-imposed retirement, each of Steven Soderbergh's remaining projects promises to bring at the very least, a super interesting twist on several genres the director has yet to fully tackle ("Liberace" likely being part musical, etc.).

Annette Bening Loves Playing Moms, Joins 'Imogene' With Kristen Wiig

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 21, 2011 7:45 AM
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Is it something about Annette Bening suddenly having lots of motherly instincts or the dearth of roles for women over a certain age? Whatever it is, the actress has found a new niche playing mothers in indie movies. She was Naomi Watts' regretful Mom in "Mother & Child," the lesbian Mom in "The Kids Are All Right" and she's Paul Dano's artsy Mom in Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris' forthcoming "He Loves Me" and now Deadline reports she will be Kristin Wiig's gambling addict Mom in "Imogene."

'Get Smart' & 'Tommy Boy' Director Pete Segal In The Mix For 'National Lampoon's Vacation' Reboot

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 21, 2011 7:07 AM
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Ah, the Griswolds. From the spate of '80s comedies, no family is more memorable than the clan headed up by Chevy Chase in four films that saw them heading to Europe, Vegas and spending the holidays together in their uniquely dysfunctional way. The franchise has been quiet ever since the 1997 entry "Vegas Vacation" but early in 2010 it kicked back to life. It was reported that Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley -- whose Black List script "Horrible Bosses" is now in theaters -- were tapped to write a reboot, produced by David Dobkin ("Wedding Crashers," "The Change-Up") that would focus on Rusty Griswold (played by Anthony Michael Hall, Johnny Galecki and Ethan Embry in the three different franchise films) with vibe said to be more in the vein of "Planes, Trains And Automobiles" than its predecessors. Well, development has been ongoing on the first name of a potential director has leaked out and...its pretty uninspired.

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