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Warp Developing 2 Paddy Considine Projects, Plus Films By Chapman Brothers, Matthew Holness & More

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 18, 2011 12:04 PM
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In a dark and uncertain time for the British film industry, Warp Films is becoming one of the most interesting outlets around. The big-screen offshoot of legendary dance label Warp Records, the home of Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada, Grizzly Bear and Maximo Park, among others, the company has already been behind the high-quality likes of "This is England," "Submarine" and "Trash Humpers," and they're showing no signs of letting up.

Robert Rodriguez Calls 'Deadpool' Directorial Rumors Overblown & "Bizarre"

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 18, 2011 11:06 AM
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A cautionary tale and here's why the offer story is dangerous (and not something we love, but something we recognize is part of the game these days). Back in the day we were the first to report that Robert Rodriguez had been offered "Deadpool," the "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," spin-off starring Ryan Reynolds.

Cannes Review: Lars Von Trier Confronts Depression Head On In The Grim 'Melancholia'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 18, 2011 10:38 AM
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Two years after Lars Von Trier caused a major stir at Cannes with his contentious "Antichrist," the enfant terrible returns to the Croisette in a much more subdued mood with "Melancholia." Despite the premise, which sounds tailor-made for Von Trier to provoke and prod his audience, the film is easily the most restrained the director has been "Europa." Essentially shock free, the operatic, three act film plays more like an Ingmar Bergman chamber piece than anything else and the biggest surprise is just how contemplative Von Trier is this time around.

Todd Phillips Said A Planned 'The Hangover Part III' Would End The Franchise

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 18, 2011 10:32 AM
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Also Defends Rehashing Original Film's Story: "Since When Have Comedies Been About Plot?""Bridesmaids" might have captured the nation's hearts and minds for the moment, taking in a surprising hefty box-office take over the weekend, but next week brings what's all-but-certain to be the biggest comedy of the summer: "The Hangover Part II," the speedy sequel to 2009's surprise hit. And we were initially looking forward to the film: the first was good fun, if not the comic behemoth that its box office take might suggest, and we even enjoyed Todd Phillips mean-spirited fall comedy "Due Date," even if no one else did.

Melanie Lynskey, T.J. Miller, Patton Oswalt & More Join 'Seeking A Friend At The End Of The World'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 18, 2011 9:35 AM
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This business moves fast. We'd barely finished hitting 'publish' on a post about "Community" star Gillian Jacobs joining the Steve Carell/Keira Knightley comedy-drama "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World," and our inbox pinged with a press release from Focus Features, who recently acquired the film. As it turns out, Jacobs wasn't the only actor to come on board the film recently.

Oversaturated? New 'X-Men: First Class' Clip & Gajillion New Photos Makes Us Feel X-Hausted

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 18, 2011 8:29 AM
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Earlier this year, right as the first trailer was about to be released, and or just after, this site, and hell, this writer, spoke on behalf of this site and said the #1 comic book movie we were looking forward to this summer was Matthew Vaughn's "X-Men: First Class."

EW Debut First Look At Jennifer Lawrence As Katniss Everdeen In 'The Hunger Games'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 18, 2011 7:31 AM
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Our prayers have been answered, and the daily casting updates for "The Hunger Games," for the most part announcing nobodies who'll barely be in the film, seem to have dried up, with the film's 'tributes' -- those competing in the dystopian blood sports of the title -- now fully cast. Does that mean that things will be quiet until the film debuts its first trailer? Don't be stupid.

Synopsis For Jason Reitman’s ‘Young Adult’ Mostly Reveals Main Character's 'Waverly Prep' Book

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 18, 2011 7:20 AM
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Since his 2005 debut, "Thank You For Smoking," director Jason Reitman ( "Up In the Air," "Juno") has been releasing a film, almost like clockwork, every two years. The next one, written by Diablo Cody, who obviously wrote "Juno," is essentially complete and stars Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, Patrick Wilson and Elizabeth Reaser.

Watch: Three New Clips From Pedro Almodóvar's 'The Skin I Live In'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 18, 2011 7:05 AM
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Plus 5 New PhotosCannes might be starting to draw to a close, but some of the most anticipated films of the festival are still to come; foremost among them Pedro Almodóvar's "The Skin I Live In," which screens tomorrow morning. We're always excited to see something new from the Spanish director. But considering his latest is not only something of a break from his comfort zone, a horror-tinged revenge tale, but it also marks his reunion with megastar Antonio Banderas for the first time since 1990's "Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!," our anticipation levels are even higher than usual.

Intern Gets To Design Teaser-Sale Promo Poster For Paul Thomas Anderson's Untitled New Project

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 18, 2011 6:44 AM
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Wouldn't it be better if Paul Thomas Anderson named his new upcoming movie "Master of Puppets" and scored it with Metallica? Ok, maybe that wouldn't work so much.

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