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Watch: 'Tower Heist' May Cost $60 On VOD, But You Can Watch This New Trailer For Free

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 6, 2011 9:07 AM
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So is the timing on this coincidence or bad luck? Depends on which side of the fence you're on, but the question is, after watching this new trailer for "Tower Heist," do you think it's worth forking over $59.99 to watch it at home a few weeks after it hits theaters? Yeah, probably not.

NYFF ’11 Review: ‘Paradise Lost 3’ Is Utterly Compelling, But Still Ethically Messy At Times

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 6, 2011 8:37 AM
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Few movies have a conclusion as out-of-nowhere, compelling and yet strange as the one featured in "Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory." What makes this finale even more exceptional is the fact that the film is a documentary and that this unexpected coda wasn't dreamed up inside the head of an imaginative screenwriter, but a surprise twist that occurred in these dramatic real life events.

Watch: Tom Cruise Shows Off Some Impressive Dance Moves & Totally Owns A Wedding Reception

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 6, 2011 7:58 AM
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So movie producer David Ellison invited his "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol" star Tom Cruise to his wedding and well, Tom Cruise fucking showed up. And if you dare challenge him to a dance off scored by Maroon 5 and their godawful "Dance Like Jagger," he will school you. Mission impossible? Nah, no sweat. Watch below. [via Vulture]
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Review: Imperfect Yet Understated & Tender 'Swell Season' Digs Under The Skin Of 'Once' Co-Stars

  • By Mark Zhuravsky
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  • October 6, 2011 7:37 AM
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“Once” was the little movie that could get you out of a rut, provided the mind and heart remained open to the maudlin yet unstrained love that sprung up between a guitar player and a flower seller of few words. Much of the film’s success can be justifiably attributed to the immense charm of the two leads, Irishman Glen Hansard and the Czech-born Markéta Irglová, whose effortless musicality and chemistry lent the film a lived-in feel that bigger budgeted studio fare would kill for. The film was a surprising success that culminated in an emotional Oscar win for its leads and their song “Falling Slowly,” recorded by the duo as The Swell Season.
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Watch: Batman Saves A Cat In New Clip From 'Batman: Year One'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 6, 2011 7:24 AM
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Frank Miller's "Batman: Year One" is one of the most esteemed entries in the superhero's canon, and while attempts to get it made into a live action feature never materialized, an animated version is on the way. The first clip landed a couple of weeks ago, and, unfortunately, it was fairly hokey, more reminiscent of a "Simpsons" parody than anything else. Well, a new glimpse has arrived, and while it's definitely an improvement on the last, there still seems to be something off about the whole endeavor. While the project does have a top shelf voice cast including Bryan Cranston, Ben McKenzie, Eliza Dushku, Katee Sackhoff and Alex Rocco, the direction by Lauren Montgomery (”Green Lantern: First Flight”) and Sam Liu (”The Batman”) seems slightly, tonally askew. The freshness of Miller's take on the Batman mythology was that it was unlike anything before (or since), bringing a gritty realism that has largely remained unmatched. This new clip, however, feels very standard and ordinary, and that's precisely the problem. Miller's graphic novel is considered one the best accomplishments in the genre, but the film doesn't seem willing to take any big risks to find an approach to match the source material.

Call Your Girlfriends, The First Three 'Twilight' Movies Head Back To Theaters In November

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 6, 2011 6:46 AM
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If for some reason you feel the need to catch up with the "Twilight" series and you can put up with the crying, screaming, talking back to the screen and the general pandemonium that usually overtakes Twihards whenever they watch one of these movies, you'll be heartened to know you can watch "Twilight," "New Moon" and "Eclipse" on the big screen in November. Woo!

George Clooney Brought A Nerf Gun To The Set Of 'The Ides Of March'

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • October 6, 2011 6:05 AM
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Grant Heslov & Evan Rachel Wood Discuss Bringing The Political Tale To The Big ScreenGeorge Clooney’s new political thriller, “The Ides of March,” which he directs and stars in as fictional political candidate Governor Mike Morris, is a cautionary tale from the perspective of a hopeful political campaign worker Stephen Myers (Ryan Gosling). He really believes in Morris and what he stands for. Of course, nothing is ever as simple as it seems, especially when it comes to politics. Soon Myers finds himself in the middle of double crosses from both the media and colleagues, involving a scandal that could unravel everything.

Watch: Charlize Theron Is The Girl You Hated In High School In The First Trailer For 'Young Adult'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 6, 2011 5:54 AM
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Update: /Film have a slightly raunchier version of the trailer. Watch below.

Anton Corbijn To Direct Coldplay Concert Webcast

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 6, 2011 5:31 AM
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Longtime rock band photographer and music video director Anton Corbijn waited until relatively late in his career to try his hand at feature filmmaking. His first effort was the austere Ian Curtis biopic "Control," which he followed up last year with the masterful assassin tale "The American." However, it seems like big screen movies aren't quite a comfortable fit for the helmer. Last fall he admitted he may only have one more film left in him, and that may be an adaptation of John le Carré‘s political thriller "A Most Wanted Man," which he signed for back in June. Not much has been heard on that front since, but Corbijn is still plenty busy. Before he gets to that film, Arts Beat report he'll team with Coldplay and helm their upcoming concert webcast for the American Express Unstaged series.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead Doubts She'll Be Back For 'Die Hard 5'

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • October 6, 2011 5:03 AM
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Says She'll Be Playing Mary Todd From The Ages Of 19-46 In 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'After a series of smaller parts in “Live Free or Die Hard” and “Death Proof,” Mary Elizabeth Winstead set geek hearts aflutter as the quirky, purple-haired vixen Ramona Flowers in “Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World.” Now Winstead is starting to step up to where she belongs: into leading lady roles. While her latest part is in the prequel, “The Thing,” that's just the first of the big projects on the horizon for the actress, ranging from a big-budget vampire flick to an indie dramedy.

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