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Contest Giveaway: 'Tabloid' Poster Signed By Errol Morris & Official Soundtrack

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 11, 2011 2:19 AM
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A film we put up on our list of Most Anticipated Films From 2011 We’ve Already Seen as well as on our rundown of Alternative Summer Movie Highlights, Errol Morris' "Taboid" is truly unlike any documentary you will see this year. And as it gears up to roll into theaters this Friday, we have a great prize for a very lucky reader.

Review: ‘The Tree’ Is A Harrowing, Sometimes Drab, Look At Life & Loss

  • By Matthew Newlin
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  • July 11, 2011 2:04 AM
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Films about the loss of a loved one – a parent, a child, a partner, a friend – have been a staple of cinema almost since its inception. Our inability to forget or move on with our lives is one of the characteristics that makes us human and filmmakers are always looking for new ways to examine how we cope (or fail to cope) with death. “The Tree” is not exactly an inspired take on the idea, but does have certain elements that make it a very touching cinematic experience. As the old adage goes, it’s not the destination, it’s the journey that counts. This is absolutely true for “The Tree.”
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Joe Carnahan Says The 'The Grey' Is Almost Locked, Warns "Haters Prepare. Your Hopes Will Be Dashed"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 11, 2011 1:40 AM
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There's no doubt that we've been pretty hard on Joe Carnahan. The helmer burst onto the scene with the gritty cop drama "Narc" but squandered that goodwill with the outlandish "Smokin' Aces" and the bloated "The A-Team." However, Carnahan's next effort "The Grey" definitely looks like a step back in the right direction and if you might have some doubts, Carnahan is ready to prove you wrong.

Watch: Trailer For 'The Inbetweeners Movie' Shows Britain Can No Longer Claim Cultural Superiority

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 11, 2011 1:25 AM
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While it once looked as if this summer would be dominated at the box office by the superhero flick, things haven't quite worked out that way. Instead, 2011 has been the year where the R-rated comedy boom went supernova, with "The Hangover Part II" being the second-biggest grossing film of the year, "Bridesmaids" proving to be Judd Apatow's biggest hit to date (and outgrossing "X-Men First Class," "Super 8" and "Green Lantern" in the process), "Bad Teacher" taking six times its budget internationally in three weeks, and "Horrible Bosses" opening this weekend with an impressive $28 million take, beating out the more kid-friendly "Zookeeper."

Teresa Palmer Producing A "Very Angelina Jolie"-Like Project About Big Pharma; DreamWorks in Talks

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 11, 2011 1:00 AM
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Actress Also Producing Documentary About HappinessTeresa Palmer's films, to date, have not been particularly glittering. High-profile, sure, but none among "Bedtime Stories," "The Sorceror's Apprentice," "Take Me Home Tonight" or "I Am Number Four," will be remembered much past the point at which they drop off heavy rotation on cable TV. But the 25-year-old Australian has distinguished herself by being pretty much the best thing in all of those films, proving to be a warm, winning presence who, when needed, can kick some ass (she improves "I Am Number Four" by about 400% when she crops up in the final act).

Isabelle Huppert Teaming With South Korean Director Hong Sang-Soo For Mysterious Project

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 10, 2011 12:45 PM
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After talking up hopes of collaborating with some the South Korea's finest helmers during a trip to that country earlier this year, it looks like Gallic actress Isabelle Huppert has followed through with her word, now teaming with the prolific Hong Sang-soo for an mysterious, untitled project.

New Poster & Images For 'Higher Ground' Promises A Whole Lot Of Vera Farmiga

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 10, 2011 12:08 PM
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Despite a somewhat lukewarm response from its premiere at Sundance, the directorial debut of Vera Farmiga -- an adaptation of Carolyn Briggs' religious memoirs "This Dark World: A Memoir Of Salvation Lost And Found" -- is a film we're greatly looking forward to.

'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows' Teaser Posters Prove That Robert Downey Jr & Jude Law Are In It

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 10, 2011 9:01 AM
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Update: A preview of the full length trailer has hit. Check it out below.

Weekend Box Office: ‘Transformers 3’ Dominates Again, Now Highest Grossing Domestic Film Of 2011

  • By The Playlist
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  • July 10, 2011 5:51 AM
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'Horrible Bosses' & 'Zookeeper' Start Out StrongTwo weeks ago, Paramount Pictures announced that it had crossed the $1 billion mark at the domestic box office, making it the first studio to accomplish the milestone this year. This was the Wednesday that "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" was released, so suffice to say Paramount are going to have a hell of a year. To little surprise, Michael Bay's thunderous monstrosity of a picture dominated the box-office once more this weekend, adding a not-too-shabby $47 million dollar haul to its total despite a 51.9% drop-off. And that drop-off is lighter than "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," suggesting this picture could have some killer legs. Having reached the $261 million mark domestically, 'Dark Of The Moon,' has become the top grossing films of the year in the U.S. so far. Having sucked up $645 million worldwide, it is currently the second highest grossing film of the year worldwide, but it still has to reach the $1.01 billion accumulated by "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" so far if it wants the top slot. But with over $500 million worldwide in two weeks, "Transformers 3" hitting the one billion mark seems like an inevitability.

Michael Fassbender Joins Brendan Gleeson's Directorial Debut 'At-Swim-Two-Birds'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 10, 2011 1:05 AM
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Pic Finds Funding For Spring 2012 Shoot; Gabriel Byrne, Colin Farrell, Cillian Murphy Still AttachedAfter rumors swirled of his involvement in Brendan Gleeson's long-gestating adaptation of Flann O'Brien's classic 1939 Irish novel, "At Swim-Two-Birds" last year, man-of-the-moment Michael Fassbender is the latest addition to join the cast.

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