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Review: 'Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow' A Tarkovskian Study Of Ambitious Modern Art

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • August 10, 2011 10:08 AM
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Even those that find modern art to be unbearable and pretentious must concur: paving roads, digging out caverns, and building houses as part of your art installation on the grounds of an abandoned silk factory is bad-ass. That said, detractors are likely to question the amount of money used for this that didn't go to something else, but let's remember that art, when given the chance, can affect us profoundly and in ways that we sometimes can't comprehend immediately. Also, let's not derail towards a time-consuming and bitter brannigan.
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James Franco Is Making A Documentary About Porn Site Kink Because He's James Franco

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 10, 2011 9:14 AM
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So, what do you do when you have the number one movie in America? If you're most actors, you bask in the glory and use that momentum to land another payday gig. If you're James Franco, you go and announce that you're making a documentary about a porn site.

Morgan Freeman Will Reveal Magician Secrets In 'Now You See Me'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 10, 2011 8:42 AM
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Granted, we're not always fond of Morgan Freeman's career choices -- "Dolphin Tale"? narrating every commercial ever? -- but give the guy even a halfway decent script and he'll kill it every time. Which makes us even more excited that he's lining up a fantastic sounding project with a great array of talent to bounce against in the kind of role we don't see often enough from the actor.

Joe Carnahan's 'The Grey' Hits On January 27, 2012 Though Oscar Run Considered For Liam Neeson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 10, 2011 8:17 AM
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So, a few adjustments to the release plans for Joe Carnahan's upcoming thriller "The Grey." When the film was picked up last month by Open Road for a cool $8 million -- in addition to a $25 million commitment for marketing -- it was expected to do a fall festival run before arriving in theaters by the end of the year. Well, both Venice and TIFF have unveiled their slates and "The Grey" is nowhere to be seen and the film won't arrive this year either with a January 27, 2012 now pegged. So what's up?

Max Winkler & Jake Johnson Write & Create Mayoral Comedy For Fox TV

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 10, 2011 7:38 AM
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EXCLUSIVE: Earlier this year, during an interview with David Gordon Green, we asked about his Rough House Pictures production shingle, the company he formed with filmmaking pals Jody Hill, Danny McBride and Matt Reilly. He told us it's a place where the "strange ideas and concepts" they cook up or come across have a home to grow and develop. And it looks like those plans are starting to bear some fruit, particularly on television. Last spring, MTV picked up the animated series "Good Vibes" and this summer Rough House signed a one-year development deal with 20th Century Fox. Well, they certainly haven't wasted any time in getting things rolling.

Mark Wahlberg In, David O. Russell & Vince Vaughn Out Of Action Comedy '2 Guns'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 10, 2011 7:27 AM
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Even though Mark Wahlberg and David O. Russell can't seem to get on the same page these days -- the actor had to drop out of "The Silver Linings Playbook" recently due to scheduling woes -- it still seems the pair are looking over each others' shoulders. At the beginning of the year, you might remember that Russell was attached to rewrite and direct "2 Guns" with Vince Vaughn attached to star. Well, Russell and Wahlberg have swapped the project and Vaughn looks to have moved on.

Ruben Fleischer Initially Thought '30 Minutes Or Less' Would Have A Darker, 'Fargo'-Esque Vibe

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 10, 2011 7:02 AM
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Filmmaker Talks Killing Off Characters & The Surprising Survivors Of This Action Comedy & MoreExclusive: Dwayne and Travis (Danny McBride and Nick Swardson), two lazy, but conniving white-trash layabouts, want to open up a tanning salon, but they're broke and Travis' dad (Fred Ward) is a millionaire who refuses to give his indolent son any money. A crazy and circuitous scheme is hatched: kill dad. Where will they get the money to hire an assassin? It's elementary: just force some nobody pizza boy (Jesse Eisenberg) to rob a bank by knocking him out and strapping a bomb to his chest.

Watch: Senior Year Is A Beautiful Drag In Trailer For 'Tanner Hall' With Rooney Mara & Brie Larson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 10, 2011 6:01 AM
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Oh, senior year. So much heartbreak, so much drama, and if you're in an all girls boarding school, we can only imagine those sensations are heightened. Certainly that's the case for the students at "Tanner Hall." Vulture unveiled the trailer and as we mentioned just a couple of days ago, the film is notable for featuring on-the-rise and soon-to-breakout stars Rooney Mara and Brie Larson and is finally hitting screens after premiering at TIFF two years ago.

First Look At Tom Hanks & Newcomer Thomas Horn In 'Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 10, 2011 5:36 AM
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Plus Gwyenth Paltrow In 'Contagion' And Jon Bon Jovi & Lea Michele In 'New Year's Eve'A few bits and pieces of candy for your eyeballs as Warner Bros. has released new pics from some of their upcoming films. Let's get to it.

New Posters For 'The Adventures Of Tintin' & 'We Need To Talk About Kevin'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 10, 2011 4:20 AM
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Yeah, we know, in terms of pairing two movies together for one story you can't get much more polar opposite than these two films, but they both share long titles so we'll use that as the connecting link. Or whatever.

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