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Paul Greengrass Mulling Hostage Drama 'Maersk Alabama' With Tom Hanks & Formula One Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 2, 2011 2:59 AM
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Also Apparently Has A Mystery Project In The WorksIt's been a year since "Green Zone" and a bit longer since the whole "Bourne" fiasco that has resulted in both Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon temporarily leaving the franchise while it reboots/spinoffs with Tony Gilroy's "The Bourne Legacy." Since then, Greengrass has flirted with a number of projects, saw two fall apart -- his Jimi Hendrix biopic which was turned down by the musician's estate and "Memphis" which didn't have the approval of Martin Luther King Jr.'s family -- but it looks like a couple more options are crossing the filmmaker's desk.

Martin Scorsese Circles 'Furious Love' A Pic About Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton's Fiery Affair

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 2, 2011 2:42 AM
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As you should know by now, Martin Scorsese is a scholar and lover of classic cinema. And while he's expounded on his passion in documentaries like "A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies," "My Voyage to Italy" and more recently "A Letter to Elia" it's surprising he's never done a feature film about the cinematic era of yore (though he did touch on it briefly in "The Aviator"). But it looks like that may change.

Review: Mike Mills' 'Beginners' Is A Wonderfully Attuned & Empathetic Look At Love, Life & Grief

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  • June 2, 2011 2:19 AM
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The following is a reprint of our review that ran at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival.

Bradley Cooper Confirmed For ‘The Place Beyond The Pines’ With Ryan Gosling

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 2, 2011 2:05 AM
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Well, the offer that was floated a month ago has been signed and sealed and Derek Cianfrance's "The Place Beyond The Pines," his followup to the acclaimed "Blue Valentine," is now moving full steam ahead.

Contest Giveaway: 'Midnight In Paris' Poster Signed By Woody Allen

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 2, 2011 1:55 AM
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Kicking off the Cannes Film Festival this year and opening to positive reviews and a stronger than expected box office, Woody Allen's "Midnight In Paris" has been a surprising summer treat for moviegoers. And as the film continues to rollout across the country, we've got a fantastic giveaway courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics that will make one lucky Woody Allen fan very, very happy. One reader will win a "Midnight In Paris" poster signed by none other than Woody Allen himself.

Robert Redford & Nick Nolte To Team On 'A Walk In The Woods'?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 2, 2011 1:49 AM
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It appears that one of the most enigmatic figures in Hollywood right now is...Robert Redford? Yep, kind of. The legendary actor/director was said to be attached to Brian Helgeland's Jackie Robinson biopic earlier this spring in the role of Branch Rickey, the Brooklyn Dodgers executive who helped the ball player break the color barrier. But the film was picked up by Legendary Pictures earlier today and their press release made no mention or Redford or Rickey at all, with Deadline intimating that that the thesp was not involved. Anyway, 24 Frames is sticking to their story -- sort of -- and even more, they're tossing out another possible Redford project.

Review: Jean-Luc Godard's 'Film Socialisme' Is A Pointless Exercise In...We Don't Even Know What

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 2, 2011 1:36 AM
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The following is a reprint of our review from the Cannes Film Festival in 2010.
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Pick Your Cheap Halloween Costume For This Year With Three New Posters For 'Captain America'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 2, 2011 1:17 AM
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Hey, "Captain America" is coming out! We have to confess we'd kind of forgotten about the film: Marvel and Paramount haven't yet been saturation marketing the flick in the same way that other superhero blockbusters have been ("X-Men First Class," you were pretty good, but there was really no need for all those posters, now, was there?). Whether it's a lack of confidence in the movie, or more realistically, that the film still isn't out for another seven weeks, things seem to be gearing up again.

Rumor: Tim Burton, Sam Raimi, Shawn Levy Among Depressing Choices To Helm Inevitable 'Pirates 5'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 2, 2011 1:02 AM
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Chris Weitz, Alfonso Cuaron Also Allegedly In The Running"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" might have made the much-mocked second and third Gore Verbinski-helmed entries in the series look like masterpieces in comparison, but audiences don't seem to care much -- especially internationally, moviegoers love them some Johnny Depp and it's already raked in a staggering $650 million in less than two weeks in release. Inevitably, this means that talk is turning to a fifth installment, a script for which has already been commissioned by Disney from Terry Rossio, who with partner Ted Elliott wrote all four installments to date.

Lasse Hallström To Direct Nicholas Sparks' 'Safe Haven'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 1, 2011 12:33 PM
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No author since perhaps Danielle Steel has served as the foundation for such a run of increasingly wishy washy movies, but at least those were mostly made for TV. "Message In A Bottle," "A Walk To Remember," "The Notebook," "Nights In Rodanthe," "Dear John" and "The Last Song" have all be made from the works of Nicholas Sparks, the Mad Lib author who has a found a good formula that more or less remains unchanged with each book. So who better to deliver his latest batch of pablum than Lasse Hallström who has already tackled the author's material before with "Dear John."

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