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Will MTV Throw A Lifeline To Mark Romanek's 'Locke & Key'?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 8, 2011 3:52 AM
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Could there be new life for the canceled and nearly forgotten graphic-novel-turned-TV-series "Locke & Key," which boasted a pilot episode directed by Mark Romanek? The answer is a resounding 'maybe'.

Animation Studio Laika Takes On 'Wildwood' From Decemberists' Frontman Colin Meloy

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 8, 2011 3:32 AM
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The heat behind Laika, the Portland, Oregon-based stop motion animation studio (owned by Nike bigwig Phil Knight) that unleashed 2009's outstanding fantasy film "Coraline," has cooled somewhat since that release. The reason, of course, is that "Coraline" director (and Laika creative head) Henry Selick left the company shortly after "Coraline" was released – after unsuccessfully attempting to renegotiate his contract, he bolted for Pixar, setting up that studio's first stop-motion division (about which we have heard precious few details, besides an October 4th, 2013 release date for its first film).

Exclusive: First Clip From 'Ten Year' Starring Channing Tatum, Oscar Isaac & Anthony Mackie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 8, 2011 3:15 AM
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While Channing Tatum may have seemed like just another fresh face trying to make it in Hollywood when he first popped up in films like "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints" and "Step Up," he's been taking big strides towards having a much more multi-faceted and lasting impact on the industry. He's been savvy with his movie choices, mixing up commercial fare with work for respected directors like Michael Mann, Kevin Macdonald, Ron Howard, Kimberly Peirce and Steven Soderbergh. But more than that, Tatum is now beginning to produce his own movies as well. The forthcoming "21 Jump Street" and "Magic Mike" with both find him tagged with a producer credit, but first out of the gate with that title against his name will be "Ten Year."

Marion Cotillard Joins 'A Prophet' Director Jacques Audiard's New Film 'Rust & Blood'

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  • September 8, 2011 3:13 AM
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While she's certainly gone Hollywood with appearances in "Inception," "Midnight In Paris," "Contagion" and "The Dark Knight Rises," Academy-Award winning actress Marion Cotillard has not forgotten her French roots.

Noomi Rapace's 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' 9-Hour Extended Trilogy Coming To DVD/BluRay

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 8, 2011 2:45 AM
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A blockbuster literary sensation, turned into very successful trilogy of Swedish films, which in turn launched the international career of Noomi Rapace and is now the source of a highly anticipated Hollywood redo by David Fincher, there is no denying "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" is a phenomenon in both mediums. And it's getting even bigger.

Venice '11 Review: 'Killer Joe' A Terrific Texan Tale With A Revelatory Matthew McConaughey Turn

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 8, 2011 2:06 AM
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In recent years, film translations of stage hits haven't been as prevalent as they once were. You might get the occasional "Doubt" or "Rabbit Hole," for instance, but compared to the early days of the talkies, when a large proportion of movies were based on Broadway hits, it's been slim pickings; audiences and critics have learned that most attempts at stage-to-screen translation fail to make the material truly cinematic.

'CSI: Miami' Star Adam Rodriguez Joins 'Magic Mike' And 'The Dark Knight Rises'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • September 8, 2011 1:59 AM
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Yep, somehow there's still room for more glistening muscle and testosterone in the cast of Steven Soderbergh's male-stripper film "Magic Mike."

Sharlto Copley & Michael Nyqvist To Lead Sebastian Cordero's Sci-Fi Adventure Pic 'Europa'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • September 8, 2011 1:35 AM
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Best known for the festival hopping trio of "Ratas, Ratones, Rateros," "Crónicas" and "Rabia," Ecuadorian director Sebastian Cordero isn't exactly a household name but with his latest project, the up-and-comer finds himself at the helm of a promising sci-fi flick boasting a cast which reads like a who's who of international talent.

M. Night Shyamalan & Will Smith's ‘One Thousand A.E.’ To Hit Theaters On June 7, 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 8, 2011 1:31 AM
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Paul Rudd & Jennifer Aniston's 'Wanderlust' Moves To Feb 2012; 'The Descendants' Moves Forward One WeekIt has been three long years since Will Smith, arguably one of the biggest movie stars on the planet, was last seen on the big screen. 2008 saw two sides of the thesp: the blockbuster star in "Hancock" and the awards season contender in "Seven Pounds." Though they were successful, neither film quite lived up to expectations - and now Smith seems determined to bring home the bacon. Next year he'll be back with his mega-franchise in tow for "Men In Black III," and he won't be keeping fans waiting as 2013 will once again see him at a theater near you.

Clint Eastwood's 'J. Edgar' To Premiere At AFI Fest 2011

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 7, 2011 11:28 AM
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While it was previously reported that Clint Eastwood was unlikely to make any major festival appearances in the run up to the release of his latest effort "J. Edgar," the director will now give it a splashy red carpet premiere at the AFI Fest a few days before it rolls out to multiplexes across the country.
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