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Contest Giveaway: Signed 'Buck' Poster & Copy Of 'Faraway Horses'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 14, 2011 3:09 AM
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One of the highlights of this year's Sundance Film Festival was Cindy Meehl's "Buck," a documentary about real life horse whisperer Buck Brannaman whose equine experience has made him practically a legend. The film took home the Sundance Festival Audience Award, and when we caught up with it at SXSW, it definitely won us over. With the film now set to hit theaters this Friday, June 17th we're happy to give one lucky reader the chance to win a poster signed by Buck Brannaman himself as well as a copy of "Faraway Horses," his official biography.

Review: 'Attenberg' Is A Strange And Unique Experience

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • June 14, 2011 2:52 AM
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"Attenberg" was screened as part of Sound Unseen International Duluth Film And Music Festival.

Hell Begins Freezing Over as 'Cabbage Patch Kids' Get Their Own Movie

  • By Sam Price
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  • June 14, 2011 2:32 AM
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With “nostalgia” apparently the watchword for all summer releases from “Super 8” to “The Tree of Life,” producer Galen Walker is perhaps taking the trend slightly too literally by plundering his '80s toybox and announcing the production of an animated “Cabbage Patch Kids” TV movie, as The Hollywood Reporter notes. Having already finagled the film rights to “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” presumably Walker’s next move is to round up all the Care Bears, illegally detain them in detention camps, and demand that Love-a-Lot Bear surrender his life rights.

John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman & More Voice Renamed Disney Animation Romp 'Wreck-It Ralph'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 14, 2011 2:16 AM
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Anytime a movie’s release date gets pushed back or its title goes through a series of name changes, it can only be a good thing, right? Disney Studios has announced that its new CG animation adventure, “Wreck-It Ralph,” will hit theaters on November 2, 2012. Previously known as “Reboot Ralph” (and “Joe Jump” before that), the movie will be released in digital 3D and will include the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch and Jack McBrayer.

Yet Again Simon Pegg Promises Work Will Begin on 'The World's End'

  • By Sam Price
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  • June 14, 2011 1:59 AM
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Yet another press interview for Simon Pegg, and yet another question about the third part of his "Three Flavours Cornetto" trilogy --"The World's End" -- that his pal Nick Frost and their director Edgar Wright, have been working on for what feels like seventeen years. While in the past the actor has enjoyed playing possum over when he'll get the damn thing written -- it was announced as a working title some years ago, but nothing since -- we can take some solace in the fact that at least he's setting some time aside to work on the script. Aside from demonstrating that he's now a seasoned veteran at doling out meaningless buzz phrases (he wants this film to be "ahead of the curve"... no kidding) in an interview with Ain't It Cool News, he also insisted that the scripting would hopefully be happening "very, very soon,” before the actor has to go off and get even more famous in “Star Trek 2.”

Channing Tatum Will Be Hot For Teacher, 'Bridesmaids' Star Ellie Kemper, In '21 Jump Street'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 14, 2011 1:46 AM
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We can't be the only ones who feel like Ellie Kemper is going to be a giant movie star. The 31-year-old actress, a graduate of Princeton, Upright Citizen's Brigade, The Onion and McSweeney's, has been one of the shining lights of "The Office" since her introduction as touched-in-the-head receptionist Erin a couple of seasons back, and after supporting roles in "Mystery Team," "Get Him To The Greek" and Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere," she broke-out on the big-screen in a major way this summer in the mega-hit "Bridesmaids."

Christian Bale In Talks To Star In Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 14, 2011 1:26 AM
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Though "Black Swan" elevated Darren Aronofsky from talented arthouse director to a helmer with box office clout and awards season cachet, that doesn't necessarily make a film like "Noah" any easier to finance. Announced as a strong candidate for his next film, the project has been in the works since at least 2007 and earlier in the year, it was revealed that Aronofsky was collaborating with comic book artist Nico Henrichon on a graphic novel take on the tale to spur interest in feature adaptation. Well, the gambit worked. The $130 million dollar film already has New Regency staking half of the cost and should this bit of casting come though, expect Paramount, Fox and Summit to start falling all over each other for the opportunity to pay the rest of the bills.
More: Films, Actors, Noah

Promotional Poster For 'The Avengers' Offers First Look At Superhero All-Stars Together

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 14, 2011 1:24 AM
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The Licensing International Expo, where movie studios court promotional partners to produce toys, Happy Meals and other unnecessary accessories to wring every cent out of potential franchises, is currently underway in Las Vegas, and a selection of early posters for big properties are starting to leak out. Most aren't really newsworthy (if you've ever wondered what a promotional one-sheet for "Men in Black 3" would look like, it involves the letters M, I and B, followed by the number 3, on a black background), but there's one exception.

Jamie Foxx Now Front-Runner For Lead In Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 14, 2011 1:03 AM
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Leonardo DiCaprio Locked In?Arguably the most sought-after job vacancy in Hollywood right now is the titular slave-turned-bounty-hunter in Quentin Tarantino's neo-Western "Django Unchained." And while we might have fatigue over the same old lily-white shortlist of 18-35 year old men that come up for every superhero gig or tentpole actioner, this has been a little more refreshing, if only for the fact that it's allowed the African-American acting community to go through the rumor mill in a way that, shamefully, they generally don't get to for big projects.

Jason Clarke To Play George Wilson In Baz Luhrmann’s 'The Great Gatsby'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 13, 2011 12:49 PM
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One of the last major puzzle pieces of Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" has been filled, firming up one helluva cast for the adaptation of what many argue is the greatest American novel of all time.

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