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Review: '11-11-11' Is A Well-Intentioned, But Poorly-Made Horror Throwback

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • November 11, 2011 11:00 AM
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Werner Herzog Says 'Into The Abyss' Is "Not An Issue Film"

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • November 11, 2011 10:42 AM
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Watch: Yes, That's A Penis In The First Clip From Guy Maddin's 'Keyhole'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 11, 2011 10:21 AM
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Well, if anything, Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin is anything but predictable. The filmmaker has been carving out his own little corner in the film world, with movies that play like a hybrid of classic cinema of the past poured through David Lynch's fever dreams and then spun by Maddin into something uniquely his own. His is a particular flavor to get attuned with, but once you do, you definitely want to drink deep.
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Review: 'Pete Smalls Is Dead' A Caper Comedy That Doesn't Quite Cut It

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 11, 2011 10:00 AM
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'Traffic' Oscar-Winner Stephen Gaghan Polishes M. Night Shyamalan's Will Smith Vehicle 'One Thousand A.E.'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 11, 2011 9:41 AM
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Of the many, many problems of the recent output of M. Night Shyamalan, perhaps first among them is that he's simply not as good a writer as he is a director. He handles the early parts of "Signs" with a disciplined tautness worthy of Spielberg, but throws it away on a teeth-grittingly nonsensical 'God has a plan' ending. He writes himself into "Lady in the Water" as a soon-to-be-martyred author whose work will eventually lead to world peace. He printed out "The Happening" and sent it to his agent, rather than putting it in a box, setting fire to the box, taking the ashes and putting them in a lead-sealed concrete vault a mile underground, as he should have done.

Max Irons Lands Other Male Lead Opposite Saoirse Ronan In Andrew Niccol's 'The Host'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 11, 2011 9:20 AM
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 "In Time" didn't quite provide the comeback that some were hoping for for writer/director Andrew Niccol, who penned "The Truman Show" and directed "Gattaca." Despite playing in the helmer's wheelhouse of big-idea sci-fi, the film was poorly received, more "S1mone" than "Lord of War," and a damp squib at the box office. Fortunately, Niccol already had his next film lined up, and it's something with an built-in fanbase that should make it a better bet, commercially at least.

It's More 'CSI' For Quentin Tarantino As Rex Linn Joins 'Django Unchained'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 11, 2011 9:00 AM
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In case you forgot, Quentin Tarantino, among many other things, is a "CSI" fan. You may remember that a few years ago, Tarantino made a rare TV venture, directing "Grave Danger," the two episode season five finale of show. Well, it appears he watches the spinoff shows as well.

Steve Carell & Universal Are 'Lunatics'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 10, 2011 11:26 PM
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Geez, it seems every other day another project pops up for Steve Carell. Now freed from the schedule of "The Office," the actor has been on a tear the past year, starring in "Crazy Stupid Love" and filming "Meeting A Friend At The End Of World" and "Great Hope Springs." In 2012, he'll be no less busy with the comedy "Burt Wonderstone," the drama "Foxcatcher" and the satire "Frank Or Francis" booking time in front of cameras. Oh yeah, he'll also reprise his voice role in "Despicable Me 2" somewhere in there as well. On top of all that, he's got a slew of projects in development including "Dogs Of Babel" with "Once" director John Carney set to helm; the heist comedy "Conviction" and a back-packing comedy he'll produce for "Crazy Stupid Love" helmers Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. And now, he's adding yet another project to the slate.

Max Borenstein To Tackle 'Godzilla' & Evan Spiliotopoulos Levels Up To 'Asteroids'

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • November 10, 2011 10:49 PM
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A pair of upcoming tentpoles have found writers to try and Rumpelstilskin these “ideas” into box office gold. First off, Gareth Edwards' “Godzilla” remake Legendary Pictures has just hired Max Borenstein to pen the script for the upcoming blockbuster movie.

Watch: Jason Statham Delivers Another Jason Statham Movie In Trailer For 'Safe'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 10, 2011 7:24 PM
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Believe it or not, it's going to be a staggering three months until you see the next film starring Jason Statham. The actor, who brought us no less than three movies in 2011 -- "The Mechanic," "Blitz," "Killer Elite" (okay, he did a voice in "Gnomeo & Juliet" too) -- is taking a brief respite from the multiplex.
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