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A Completely Oblivious Martin Campell Says Marc Forster's 'Quantum Of Solace' Was "Lousy"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 20, 2011 6:21 AM
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First, let's get this out of the way: "Quantum Of Solace" was definitely a disappointing followup to "Casino Royale" but if anybody should be heeding to the rule of not throwing stones in glass houses, it's director Martin Campbell.

Greta Gerwig & Alison Pill Join Woody Allen's 'Bop Decameron'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 20, 2011 6:01 AM
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With "Midnight In Paris" getting some of the best reviews Allen has received in years, and hitting the box office with a force the director's works haven't seen in decades, it seems like the helmer is on a new peak with his career. As per usual, he's already at work on his next film, continuing his pace of one movie per year, and today the full cast has been announced with a couple of exciting additions.

Jason Statham & Clive Owen Have Trouble Hugging It Out In First Look At 'The Killer Elite'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 20, 2011 5:46 AM
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With a release date now set, there's only a few months months to go until "The Killer Elite" hits theaters and marketing campaign is now underway.

Pixar Plots Mystery Original Blockbuster For November 27, 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 20, 2011 5:21 AM
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Let the guessing game begin.

Watch: New Teaser Trailer For Pedro Almodóvar’s ‘The Skin I Live In’

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 20, 2011 4:02 AM
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While it didn't quite light up the critics when it premiered last month at the Cannes Film Festival, Pedro Almodóvar’s "The Skin I Live In" is still one that left people talking long after the lights came back up on the Croisette. Starring Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya and Marisa Paredes and based on Thierry Jonquet‘s novel “Mygale,” the film is a revenge tale that tells the story of a plastic surgeon (Banderas) on the hunt for the men who raped his daughter and in a blend of horror, thriller and melodrama which is a nice change of pace for Almodóvar.

L.A. Film Fest Reviews: 'The Bad Intentions' Is A Brilliant & Funny Coming Of Age Story

  • By James Rocchi
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  • June 20, 2011 3:27 AM
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'The Fatherless' Is Well-Shot And Competent, But Little MoreAnnouncing a great new voice in the world of cinema, Rosario Garcia-Montero's "The Bad Intentions" is a brilliant coming-of-age story that's funny, subtle, touching, and one of the best films of the year. Growing up in a bourgeois house in 1981 Lima, 8 year old Cayetana de la Heros spends a lot of time with herself. She is perhaps the most morose little girl seen on screen in a long time, idolizing Peruvian independence heroes from the past, focusing in particular on how they met their end. She finds out that her mother is pregnant with another child and somehow decides that the day the new child is born is the day she is going to die (she isn't planning suicide, she just thinks that this will inevitably happen).
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Channing Tatum Teams With 'Mongol' Helmer Sergei Bodrov For 'Blood Brothers'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • June 20, 2011 3:06 AM
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Admittedly, we haven't seen enough from Channing Tatum's career so far to affirm he'll become a bonafide star one day -- but, damn, if he keeps teaming up with interesting, talented directors, he's gotta be doing something right, right? We mention it almost every time a story about the star pops up but his CV already boasts Michael Mann, Steven Soderbergh, Kimberly Peirce and Kevin MacDonald among those he's worked with (or is planning to) -- not too shabby.

Diablo Cody Dreams Of Brian Wilson Biopic, Teases Her Own Directorial Ambitions

  • By Simon Dang
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  • June 20, 2011 2:44 AM
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Dustin Lance Black Admits TIFF Cut Of 'What's Wrong With Virginia' Was "Pretty Bad," Planning New EditThe L.A. Film Festival is proving to be quite the headline-making event with several stories already flying out of the west coast. Now, at a meet titled "Coffee Talk: Screenwriters," scribes Diablo Cody and Dustin Lance Black have provided updates on their current slate of projects.

Watch: New Clip Reveals The Creation Of The Universe In 'The Tree Of Life'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 20, 2011 2:26 AM
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With all the attention being showered on Terrence Malick's "The Tree Of Life" it's easy to forget that his latest endeavor puts the "art" firmly in "arthouse" and despite the star power behind the film, it's very much Malick's camera and thematic ambition that is the central focus of the film. While the story does (eventually) center on a coming-of-age and the troubled relationship between a young boy and his father, before we get there, Malick takes viewers through the creation of the universe, a stunning, gorgeous sequence that takes up much of the first third of the film. To help accurately capture what the cosmos might have looked when the world as we know it was shaped, Malick enlisted visual effects legend Douglas Trumbull.

Evangeline Lilly Is Tauriel & Barry Humphries To Portray Gorkin The Goblin King In 'The Hobbit'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 20, 2011 2:12 AM
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Yep, there's more movement in the Shire. Just a few days after Luke Evans and Benedict Cumberbatch came aboard Peter Jackson's massive two-part "The Hobbit," the director himself announced a couple more names joining the production today on Facebook.

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