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Watch: 'The Dark Knight Rises' Teaser (Apparently) Leaks

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 17, 2011 6:43 AM
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So, "Green Lantern" is terrible right? Well, if you're a hardcore DC Comics fan you're probably going to see it anyway and it looks like you'll be rewarded this weekend for handing over your $12.

Exclusive: Nerve-Wracking Clip From Michael Haneke-Esque Indie Thriller 'Daylight'

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • June 17, 2011 6:35 AM
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Popping up on the festival circuit last year and earning some strong advance word, the no-budget thriller "Daylight" has lain dormant so long. Thankfully, distributor Cinema Purgatorio recognized its potential and will roll it out to theaters this summer.
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Watch: 'Conan The Barbarian' Red Band Trailer Has Lots Of Blood, Not Much Brains

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 17, 2011 5:58 AM
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Well, at least "Conan The Barbarian" isn't aspiring to be anything its not but that doesn't mean it still doesn't look like a giant pile of shit.

First Look At Steve Carell & Keira Knightley In 'Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 17, 2011 5:37 AM
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What do you do if the world is about to end? If you're Keira Knightley, you grab your vinyl records, hook up with Steve Carrell and hit the road. We can dig that.

In Theaters: 'Green Lantern' Takes On 'Popper's Penguins'

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • June 17, 2011 5:16 AM
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Hello darlings. Please be patient with me today. I have decided to take "Green Lantern" as a personal affront to my being a grown ass woman with a need for grown ass movies. I just can't anymore with this childishness! Adolescent boys are ruling the world, and it's never more apparent than when examining the steaming piles of CGI comic book hash we get served up every summer. And you know, I'll take an "X-Men: First Class" or a "Captain America." At least these enhanced beings are located in a world that is rooted in some kind of reality with real stories and real problems (Nazis!). Even just reading our review of "Green Lantern" confused me with the made-up planets and the imagining stuff and the glowing rings and Peter Sarsgaard's giant head. No. Just no. Do not want. And don't expect me to want it either! We can't have nice movies if we don't hope for and expect entertainments that are better than this. All of you are on notice.

Will Keira Knightley's Lengthy Neurotic Monologue Steal The Show In 'A Dangerous Method'?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 17, 2011 4:53 AM
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Well, don't take place too much emphasis on it just yet -- this is based on one person's observation from an early screening -- but that said it's an intriguing bit of info that is certainly worth noting and paying attention to.

Richard Linklater Says He's Got 3 Years Left On Annual Shooting On 'Boyhood' (aka 'Growing Up')

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 17, 2011 4:21 AM
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Says 'Dazed & Confused' Spiritual Sequel 'That's What I'm Talking About' Will Feature New Batch Of CharactersLast night, Richard Linklater hit the Los Angeles Film Festival to unveil his latest film, the black comedy "Bernie." We caught up with Linklater on the red carpet and while comparisons to "Fargo" have been thrown around, he told us he doesn't understand where those parallels are coming from (he actually was the one who first mentioned any similarities to the Coen brothers film) and the only connecting tissue is that they are both based on true crime stories (well, actually, "Fargo" isn't). Anyway, the film stars Jack Black, Matthew McConaughey and Shirley MacLaine and centers on the titular character (Black), a beloved mortician in small Texas town who befriends a mean old widow (MacLaine) and commits a horrific crime. And while you'll just have to wait a moment to get our thoughts on the film, Linklater did talk about a couple long gestating projects he has in the works.

Ben Mendelsohn Will Take A Walk To ‘The Place Beyond The Pines’

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 17, 2011 3:21 AM
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In addition to earning near unanimous critical raves, earning an Oscar nomination and taking home plethora of awards at its native Australian Film Institute ceremonies, "Animal Kingdom" has been a major career boost for its stars. Joel Edgerton has a handful of movies on the way including "Warrior," "The Thing," "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," "The Great Gatsby" and he's in the lead for Katherine Bigelow's Bin Laden project. Meanwhile, the Oscar nominated Jacki Weaver is taking a turn from her villainous role as Smurf, taking a part in the Jason Segel and Emily Blunt rom-com "Five Year Engagement." And now, it's Ben Mendelsohn's turn to shine.

10 Things We Learned About 'Buck' From Director Cindy Meehl & Buck Brannaman Himself

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • June 17, 2011 2:50 AM
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We saw the forthcoming documentary "Buck" back at SXSW, and thought it was pretty great. The film chronicles the true life story of Buck Brannaman, the man who inspired the Nicholas Evans novel "The Horse Whisperer" and later the Robert Redford film of the same name (where Buck served as a consultant). It's both an incredibly personal story of a man who overcame the psychic scars of his childhood to do something truly valuable, and a quietly mystical western, with sweeping vistas and high drama. But front and center of the film stands Buck, the kind of character you just can't make up, whose expertise with horses and insights on life, have allowed him to develop a strong following and whose wise words will touch you even if you've never saddled up.
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Darren Aronofsky To Direct Michael Chabon's 'Hobgoblin' Pilot For HBO

  • By Cory Everett
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  • June 17, 2011 2:27 AM
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Darren Aronofsky may still be coming out of his "Black Swan" afterglow, but with his calendar now free after dropping out of "The Wolverine," he's certainly keeping busy. He's been mulling over a sci-fi pic with George Clooney, been pursued by two major studios for franchise films and even found time to direct a pair of commercials, all while trying to get his $130 million passion project "Noah" off the ground. Well, it appears his dance card isn't getting any less full as Variety reports he's now slated to direct the pilot episode of a new HBO series "Hobgoblin." We first heard about the series a few months ago and our interest was immediately piqued.
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