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Watch: Elle Fanning In Short 'The Curve Of Forgotten Things' Featuring Original Score By Deerhunter

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 8, 2011 2:51 AM
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For the most part, fashion-inspired films or advertising, usually focus on bizarre fantasies played out in the wealth and glamor of metropolitan settings. Not so, this time around.

International Panel, Iñárritu, Bier, Guadagnino & More Discuss Truth And Nationality In Filmmaking

  • By Leah Zak
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  • February 8, 2011 2:42 AM
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Foreign Oscar Nominees Talk Their Process And How They Avoid The (Melo)drama We recently had the opportunity to sit in on a panel at the American Cinematheque with some of the best foreign film nominees at last month's Golden Globes (and 2 that have gone on to become Oscar nominees): Luca Guadagnino, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Susanne Bier and Aleksei Uchitel (Radu Mihaileanu, director of "The Concert" was still on a plane coming in from France). Moderating the panel was Screen International Editor, Mike Goodridge, who led a fascinating discussion that in the end, came to about 2 hours. While we haven't recreated every word for you here, we have a few choice moments that captured the theme of the afternoon: working outside of one's cultural comfort zone, and finding the truth in that storytelling.

First Details On Sequel To 'How To Train Your Dragon' Emerge

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 8, 2011 2:29 AM
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Much to our surprise, we flat-out loved last year's "How To Train Your Dragon," easily the best film so far to emerge from DreamWorks Animation. Indeed, this writer put the film -- a thrilling, moving, beautifully crafted piece of entertainment -- on his Top 10 list for 2010. With the picture taking a handsome $500 million worldwide, it's no surprise that sequel-happy DreamWorks swiftly green-lit a follow-up, to be helmed by the co-director of the original, Dean DeBlois.

Anton Yelchin To Star In Stephen Sommers' 'Odd Thomas'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 8, 2011 2:13 AM
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It's been clear ever since his debut in the otherwise weak "Hearts in Atlantis" that Anton Yelchin was destined to be a pretty big star. Across films like "Alpha Dog," "Fierce People," "Charlie Bartlett" and the unjustly neglected TV series "Huff," Yelchin's blended nerdiness and charisma with ease, and he's moved into tentpole territory in recent years with the only performance with a pulse in "Terminator: Salvation," and as part of the ensemble in J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek."

'Orphan' & 'Unknown' Director Jaume Collet-Serra To Helm Dracula Reimagining 'Harker'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 8, 2011 1:58 AM
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Who said vampires were on their way out? Warner Bros. believes there's still more business to be wrung out of pop culture's latest obsession and are quickly moving on a new spin of an old tale.

Sony Close To Bringing 'Bond 23' Back Into The Fold; MGM Get A Piece Of 'Dragon Tattoo' In Return

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 8, 2011 1:56 AM
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Freida Pinto Bond Girl Rumors Persist We were as pleasantly surprised as anyone when 2006's "Casino Royale" turned out to not only be a thoroughly successful reboot of the James Bond franchise for the modern era, but also the best Bond movie since the Connery era. By the same token, we were as disappointed as anyone when quickie follow-up "Quantum of Solace" proved to be as bad as the worst Brosnan entries, let down by a writer's strike-afflicted script and poor direction from Marc Forster.

First Look At Meryl Streep As Margaret Thatcher In 'The Iron Lady'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 8, 2011 1:37 AM
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Well, here's a bracing picture to go with your morning cup of coffee. With filming now underway on "The Iron Lady," a biopic of the controversial former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Deadline has posted a first look at Meryl Streep in the titular role, and she certainly looks the part.

Disney Veteran Alan Menken Involved With Music For 'Captain America'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 7, 2011 11:05 AM
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With the first look at "Captain America: The First Avenger" during the Superbowl last night proving surprisingly decent, our hopes are slightly higher for the film; not hard, admittedly, considering how dismal its big superhero competition looks this summer, but the spot was confident and tonally assured, and we're now a little more optimistic that the picture could turn out to be some old-fashioned fun, even if creepy Benjamin Button-ed Chris Evans could be something of a stumbling block.

Watch: Trailer For Rockin' Dramedy 'The Music Never Stopped'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 7, 2011 10:20 AM
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Well things are moving fast for the indie "The Music Never Stopped." It was picked up by Roadside Attractions before the Sundance Film Festival, played Park City and is now set to be released next spring. Striking while the iron is hot we suppose.

Add It To The List: James Franco Says He Might Be Developing 'Three's Company' Feature Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 7, 2011 9:52 AM
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If you're James Franco, it appears that movie projects are low hanging fruit that you can pluck at a whim and not only is his basket full, it's fucking overflowing.

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