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Ben Affleck To Pull A 'Blue Valentine,' Will Make Cast Of 'Argo' Live Like Hostages For Two Weeks

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 14, 2011 8:59 AM
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The story goes something like this: Derek Cianfrance had Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams live together -- buy groceries, pay bills etc -- during the shoot of "Blue Valentine," filming all the "in love" stuff first before taking a quick break, and then lensing all the heartbreak after. The results speak for themselves. Whether or not Ben Affleck saw the film we don't know, but he's taking the same sort of approach for his upcoming hostage thriller "Argo."
More: Films, Actors, Argo

Fox Wants To Reteam James Cameron & Sam Worthington For Sci-Fi Action Film 'Myth'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 14, 2011 8:18 AM
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"Avatar" made lots of money. The "Avatar" sequels will make lots and lots of money. Fox likes money, so no surprise they want to keep the James Cameron gravy train rolling.

Mike Nichols Says The Moviegoing Experience Is Dying In 'Carnal Knowledge' Chat With Jason Reitman

  • By Cory Everett
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  • June 14, 2011 7:17 AM
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Plus 7 More Things Learned From The FilmLinc Conversation Sunday NightAs you may already be aware, this past weekend the Film Society of Lincoln Center celebrated the opening of their new film center with a marathon of events that included a conversation between the Coen Brothers and Noah Baumbach and a screening of the '80s cult film “Valley Girl” with its director Martha Coolidge being interviewed by Kevin Smith. But for their final night of the celebration they left a real treat: a screening of the 1971 classic “Carnal Knowledge” with director Mike Nichols there in person for a Q&A moderated by filmmaker Jason Reitman. The film stars a young Jack Nicholson and Art Garfunkel as two friends beginning to explore the opposite sex, with Candice Bergen and Ann Margret playing the women they become entangled with.

Matthew Fox & Ed Harris Gear Up For 'World War Z'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 14, 2011 6:30 AM
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With filming set to begin very soon in London and Scotland (where Glasgow will double as Philadelphia for some reason), "World War Z" is beginning to get the final pieces of casting into place, once again mixing up television stars with movie actors.

Jon Brion To Score Animated Comedy/Thriller 'ParaNorman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 14, 2011 6:16 AM
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We probably don't have to tell you that we're huge fans of Jon Brion. The acclaimed songwriter, Largo showman, music producer and composer has been behind the boards for artists as varied as Kanye West, Elliott Smith, Fiona Apple, Of Montreal and of course, wrote some amazing scores for films like "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "Punch Drunk Love," "Synecdoche, New York" and "I Heart Huckabees," but surprisingly, his instantly recognizable style -- which falls somewhere between Tin Pan Alley and "Pet Sounds" -- has never been used for an animated film. Until now.

Eva Mendes Goes To 'The Place Beyond The Pines' With Ryan Gosling; Greta Gerwig Circling

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 14, 2011 5:14 AM
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While the two male leads -- Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper -- have been set for Derek Cianfrance's "Blue Valentine" followup, the generational crime flick "The Place Beyond the Pines," all that testosterone is about get balanced out by some strong female talent.

Guess Which Semi-Famous Actor Did The Monster Motion-Capture In 'Super 8'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 14, 2011 4:51 AM
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Since there are some folks who are big crybabies about "spoilers" -- and this isn't one really -- please note, we didn't put an image of the actor in question and hell, we won't even add a tag. Happy? Ok, moving on.
More: Films, Super 8

Spike Jonze/Arcade Fire Short 'Scenes From The Suburbs' Gets World Online Premiere On June 27th

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 14, 2011 3:57 AM
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It feels like we've been writing about the Spike Jonze-directed Arcade Fire short film "Scenes From The Suburbs" forever now, but it looks like we'll finally get to see it for ourselves right in the comfort of our home.

Watch: Fire-Powered Trailer For Sundance Hit 'Bellflower'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 14, 2011 3:39 AM
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Making a major wave at the Sundance Film Festival earlier in the year and earning strong notices from our team at SXSW and IFFBoston, Evan Glodell's apocalyptic "Bellflower" now has a full-length trailer and it looks pretty damn great.

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.

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