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'The Dark Tower' Dies, As Universal Pulls The Plug On Ambitious Multi-Platform Adaptation

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • July 18, 2011 12:24 PM
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"The Dark Tower" has crumbled to the ground.

Review: A Chance At Another Beginning Illuminates The Path To ‘Another Earth’

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • July 18, 2011 10:44 AM
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The following is a reprint of our review that ran during the 2011 SXSW Film Festival.

'Winnie The Pooh' Directors Talk About The Challenges Of Bringing Back A Beloved Bear Character

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 18, 2011 10:02 AM
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And More We Learned From Our Chat With Filmmakers Stephen Anderson & Don HalThis weekend a sweet, handsomely made family film overtook all box office records… And it sure wasn't "Winnie the Pooh." Left reeling in the boy wizard's wake (it debuted in the bottom half of the top 10), it doesn’t make "Winnie the Pooh" any less wonderful. We also have faith that the audience will find "Winnie the Pooh," if not during its initial theatrical run, then over its long life on home video (its got a timelessness that lends itself to later being dubbed a "classic").

'Captain America' Director Joe Johnston Wants To Make A Boba Fett Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 18, 2011 8:58 AM
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Before Joe Johnston became a filmmaker in his own right, he spent years learning the tricks of the trade by working under George Lucas on the director's celebrated early projects. As a concept artist and effects technician, Johnston worked on the original "Star Wars" trilogy and later parlayed those skills into an Oscar for Best Visual Effects for "Raiders Of The Lost Ark" directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Lucas. It has been over a decade since Johnson last collaborated on a Lucas-related project -- he co-directed "The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Spring Break Adventure" back in 1999 -- but it looks like he's been trying to get something the fanboys would love off the ground at LucasFilm.

The End Is Nigh In Poster For 'Take Shelter' Starring Michael Shannon & Jessica Chastain

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 18, 2011 7:48 AM
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This fall, the end of the world will prey heavily on the minds of those going to their local arthouse. Lars Von Trier and his infinite sadness will unleash "Melancholia," the psychological disaster film about an apocalypse caused by a planet named Melancholia literally smashing into the Earth, killing everything in its path. But before we get to that, a much smaller, subtler and better film will tackle end times anxiety, with Jeff Nichols' "Take Shelter" rolling into cinemas.

Kevin Costner In Talks To Be Leonardo DiCaprio's Henchman In Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 18, 2011 7:23 AM
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Quentin Tarantino may not have landed the biggest movie star on the planet, Will Smith, for his controversy-bomb slavery Western "Django Unchained," but that doesn't mean he's starving for A-listers: Jamie Foxx has taken over the title part, originally intended for Smith, while Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz is going to be Dr. King Schultz, Django's pal and mentor, Leonardo DiCaprio will take on the principle villain (and appears to be locked in now), slave-trader Calvin Candie, and Samuel L. Jackson will be Candie's principal house slave, Stephen. And now, another big name has signed on, making the film perhaps Tarantino's most traditionally starry to date.

South Korean Actress Bae Doona Reportedly Joins 'Cloud Atlas'; Budget Now Up To $150 Million

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 18, 2011 6:46 AM
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It looks like The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer have been hitting the Asian film section of their local video store (or more likely, their Netflix queue).

Mystery Singer Of Penny & The Quarters Song 'You & Me' Featured In 'Blue Valentine' Found

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 18, 2011 6:21 AM
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Well, here's a story that will give you some warm fuzzies to start your week.

Winning? New Charlie Sheen Sitcom Based On 'Anger Management' Moves Forward

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 18, 2011 5:33 AM
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While Charlie Sheen spectacularly and entertainingly imploded last year, putting an end to his involvement of the long-running, highly-successful show that made him one of the highest paid actors in television despite the fact that "Two And A Half Men" is fucking godawful. And while Ashton Kutcher has been hired on to replace him on the next season, during which the writers, in a clear ratings grab, will kill off Sheen's character, the man who has declared himself an F-18 already has a new program in development where he'll take the lead role.

Emma Watson To Star In Guillermo Del Toro Produced 'Beauty And The Beast'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 18, 2011 4:59 AM
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The list of Guillermo Del Toro produced films long ago surpassed the levels of being absurd and comically long but what the hell, he's just added another one but unlike the myriad of other projects in various stages of development this one has a pretty big name already attached.

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