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Watch: New Clip From 'Cowboys & Aliens' Shows Off Harry Gregson-Williams' Old School Score

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 14, 2011 6:49 AM
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So far, so good. Jon Favreau's "Cowboys & Aliens" will premiere for the crowds at Comic-Con in just a few weeks and it's a big show of confidence (and thanks) from the filmmaker. As M. Night Shyamalan well knows, the geeks in San Diego aren't shy are about sharing their feelings but Favreau must feel like he's got a big winner on his hands and if the trailers and clips live up to their promise, he'll be right.

Watch: Ramona Flowers Sees 'The Thing' In First Trailer For The Prequel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 14, 2011 6:20 AM
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It looks like Ramona Flowers has headed somewhere even colder than Toronto and is facing something far more dangerous than falling back into a relationship with Gideon Graves.

'Lights Out' Star Holt McCallany Will Protect Sean Penn In 'Gangster Squad'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 14, 2011 6:03 AM
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Even though the acclaimed FX boxing drama "Lights Out" has been canceled after one season, it looks like Holt McCallany is springing from the series into movies in a major way. He's already landed a role in the upcoming Sylvester Stallone/Walter Hill pic and now he's boarding one of the biggest studio dramas in the works right now.

Franco Nero Insists Quentin Tarantino Will Be In His Western 'The Angel, The Brute, And The Wise'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 14, 2011 5:24 AM
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Way back at the beginning of the year, there was a bit of excitement and confusion when legendary Italian actor Franco Nero said he was making a spaghetti western with Quentin Tarantino titled "The Angel, the Brute and the Wise." Many assumed the latter was directing the film -- which Nero said would also star Keith Carradine and Treat Williams -- however it soon transpired that Tarantino was directing a spaghetti western of sorts, "Django Unchained," and that "The Angel, the Brute and the Wise" was something else entirely. Anyway, as talk of Tarantino's slavery vengeance pic heated up, everyone pretty much forgot about Nero's project but he still insists it's happening and that Tarantino will play a small role in it.

The Films Of Otto Preminger: A Retrospective

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • July 14, 2011 4:57 AM
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Otto Preminger:
As Europe imploded, the 1930s saw an extraordinary exodus of filmmaking talent to the United States, with Jewish directors like Fritz Lang, Billy Wilder, Max Ophuls, Anatole Litvak, Fred Zinnemann and many more escaping persecution and following in the footsteps of Ernst Lubitsch to go to a new promised land, and the effect that they had can't be underestimated.

'Underworld: Awakening' Draws Blood On January 20, 2012; 'The Seventh Son' Lands February 15, 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 14, 2011 4:04 AM
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Yep, a couple of release date and title updates, so get out the Liquid Paper.

Watch: Completely Beautiful But Enigmatic Teaser Trailer For 'John Carter' Hits

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 14, 2011 3:09 AM
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Man, what the hell did we just watch? The first teaser trailer for Andrew Stanton's "John Carter" has arrived and it's immaculately put together, features grand sweeping vistas and impressive special effects, is scored by Peter Gabriel's cover of Arcade Fire's "My Body Is A Cage" and we have no fucking clue what it's about.

Review: 'Salvation Boulevard' Spotlights A Murder In The Megachurch

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • July 14, 2011 2:59 AM
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Religion remains the one cinematic taboo. As it should be: developing belief systems to create order in a world that, to some, appears chaotic is as human as eating and breathing. To say it is the territory of the idle-minded is to neglect the healing power of a belief system, theistic or otherwise. But more often than not, it allows the eloquent and duplicitous an opportunity to capitalize on those that seek guidance.

New Looks At Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans & More In 'The Amazing Spider-Man'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 14, 2011 2:56 AM
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Update #2: Entertainment Weekly has dropped all their stills online. Check below for even more.

'Harry Potter' Producer David Heyman Eyes ‘The Night Circus’; Boards the Gravy Train

  • By Sam Price
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  • July 14, 2011 2:44 AM
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Producer David Heyman is fond of telling the story of how in the late '90s he spearheaded the production of a small children’s title from a relatively inexperienced publisher and a completely unknown author, and it ended up becoming the megaton juggernaut film franchise we all know and love today as “Harry Potter”. Though his production company, Heyday Films, presumably had more than a little help at the time from Warner Bros., a decade and kajillion dollars later, it’s a gambit that’s not so much paid off as exploded through the stratosphere into blanket cultural ubiquity. With the franchise bowing out in spectacular fashion this weekend – and typically looking to do stellar box-office – Heyman’s stock has never been higher and, as such, Variety is reporting that the producer is in negotiations to snaffle a producing role on an adaptation of Erin Morgenstern’s debut novel “The Night Circus,” a project set up by Summit Entertainment back in January after the book was the toast of the Frankfurt Book Fair.

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