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New Pictures From Walter Salles' 'On The Road' With Garrett Hedlund & Kristen Stewart

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 3, 2011 7:10 AM
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Sam Riley and Garrett Hedlund as Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady with Kristen Stewart as the latter's bride, Marylou? Yeah, we had our doubts when the cast was first revealed for Walter Salles' adaptation of "On the Road," but these newly release pics from the film (via Comme au Cinema) definitely have an authentic vibe that we're liking.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Morena Baccarin & More Shortlisted For Nick Fury Sidekick In 'The Avengers'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 3, 2011 6:38 AM
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Well, that was fast. Last night Samuel L. Jackson hit "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" and confirmed that Nick Fury would be in both "Captain America: The First Avenger" and "Thor." He also dropped the bomb that tomorrow, he was going to be screentesting with actresses for some kind of companion role in the upcoming "The Avengers" telling Fallon, "I gotta screen test like five actresses on Friday. They have this new character that’s my sidekick or something, that’s with me all the time."

Watch: Trailer For Golden Globe Winner & Oscar Nominee 'In A Better World'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 3, 2011 6:28 AM
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Sony Pictures Classics must be feeling pretty good -- they've got two out of the five Oscar nominees for Best Foreign Film, Denis Villeneuve's "Incendies" and Susanne Bier's "In a Better World," and they are anxious to get the word out. A trailer for the former dropped earlier this week, and now have a new look at Bier's pic that recently won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film.

More 'Captain America' Photos, Plus A First Look At Tommy Lee Jones & Hugo Weaving

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 3, 2011 6:00 AM
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Sam Jackson May Appear In Both ‘Thor’ And ‘Captain America: The First Avenger,' With A Female Sidekick In ‘The Avengers’“Captain America: The First Avenger,” stars Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Hugo Weaving , Dominic Cooper, Toby Jones, Sebastian Stan, Neal McDonagh, Samuel L. Jackson, Stanley Tucci and Tommy Lee Jones. Yesterday, we got a first look at Sebastian Stan as Evans' reconstituted sidekick Bucky. Today, there's more Cap'n photos, plus a little look at Tommy Lee Jones reprising his role from "Firebirds," "Rules of Engagement," etc., etc., every other stodgy military role he's played over the years in his sleep.

R.I.P. Maria Schneider (1952-2011)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 3, 2011 5:30 AM
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French actress and arthouse favorite Maria Schneider has passed away today at the age of 58.

Review: 'Sanctum' Proves That Three Dimensions Plus One Cave Equals Zero Imagination

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • February 3, 2011 5:02 AM
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An old saying that we just made up goes like this: make a movie about a topic that no one has really addressed and your film automatically becomes an interesting novelty simply by existing. It's why "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story" will forever be considered the definitive dodgeball movie, but "Kansas City Bomber" is not the definitive roller derby movie considering "Whip It" came a couple of decades later, despite that film being inferior to "Kansas City Bomber." Of course, we can't find a whole lot of super realistic cave-diving movies, so congratulations, "Sanctum," you're a cinematic footnote by default.

Wes Craven Says More 'Scream 4' Shooting Are New Scenes, Not Reshoots; Terrible Poster Arrives

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 3, 2011 4:55 AM
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The Weinstein Company -- and the Weinstein brothers, Harvey and Bob -- are a curious bunch. They made their name with excellent foreign film acquisitions for the U.S. in their early days of Miramax, brought indie to the mainstream with the Tarantinos and Kevin Smiths of the world in the early-mid '90s, and then showed everyone in Hollywood they were the masters of the prestige picture campaign and Oscar dominance in the late '90s as well ("The English Patient," "Shakespeare In Love," Goodwill Hunting," and "Chicago" in 2002). Of course, all the while they had their B-movie shingle Dimension Films which brought the world Robert Rodriguez and the lucrative "Spy Kids," "Scary Movie" and "Scream" franchises. While Dimension has always been part of the business and strategy and TWC has ailed financially in recent years with failed Oscar campaigns ("The Reader," "A Single Man," "The Road"), Dimension has become more and more significant in the overall TWC agenda.

First Look: Sebastian Stan As Bucky In 'Captain America: The First Avenger'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • February 3, 2011 4:48 AM
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In the Captain America comic books, Bucky Barnes was a kid sidekick, a plucky gee-gosh-willikers remnant of a more naive time. But in the upcoming "Captain America: The First Avenger," Marvel hopes you're ready for a tougher, grittier Bucky, as seen in the photo above (and in full below) revealed by Hero Complex. Describing the approach to the character as a "Band of Brothers"-inspired take, director Joe Johnston suggests a serious deviation from the source material.

Sundance ‘11 Review: ‘The Details’ Is An Inconsistent But Entertaining Dark Comedy

  • By Cory Everett
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  • February 3, 2011 4:15 AM
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“The Details” is one of those dark comedies where everything that can go wrong does. The sophomore film from Jacob Aaron Estes, whose previous film “Mean Creek” won the John Cassavetes Award at Sundance in 2004, was the biggest sale of this year's festival being bought by The Weinstein Company for $8 million. Of the dozen movies this writer saw while he was at the fest, it was one of the more accessible, but didn’t exactly ring of “Little Miss Sunshine”-like success either. The film stars Tobey Maguire and Elizabeth Banks as Jeff and Nealy Lang, young parents who have hit a rough patch in their marriage. Jeff is a doctor, Nealy is an interior decorator and while it’s probably neither’s fault, the passion has clearly gone out of their relationship, the image of the happy suburban couple is immediately shattered by a screaming match between the couple during the opening credits.

Naomi Watts May Play 'Queen Of The Desert' For Werner Herzog

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 3, 2011 3:54 AM
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After letting Nicolas Cage essentially play himself in "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans" and delving into 3D with "Cave of Forgotten Dreams," Werner Herzog looks set to tackle a massive period tale.

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