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Watch: Dazzling, Lively Trailer For Wim Wenders' 3D Dance Doc 'Pina'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 16, 2010 10:52 AM
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We'll be honest here. A documentary on dance isn't exactly our first choice for something to watch. Call us snobs, but hey, dance just isn't our bag. Combine that with a vehicle directed by Wim Wenders -- a great filmmaker to be sure -- who hasn't made a worthwhile film in years. So we'll be damned then if the trailer for "Pina," the long gestating tribute/documentary on famed choreographer and dancer Pina Bausch doesn't look absolutely fascinating.

Review: 'Casino Jack' Showcases A Broken System With Irreverent Glee But An Unfocused Eye

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 16, 2010 10:32 AM
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In case you needed a primer on what a lobbyist is, “Casino Jack” has got you covered. Based on the rise and fall of disgraced Washington man-about-town Jack Abramoff, the comedy-drama explains with great detail and full color exactly what a lobbyist does, what sort of influence they wield and their reputation amongst the Beltway set. Director George Hickenlooper’s outlook is, of course, that these people are cockroaches. Whether he’s correct or not is irrelevant to the content of the film itself. But between you and me, yes, he is.

George Clooney Steps In To Replace Robert Downey Jr. In Alfonso Cuaron's 'Gravity'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 16, 2010 9:27 AM
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Oh snap! Just when we had pretty much had given up on Alfonso Cuarón's sci-fi film "Gravity" -- Robert Downey Jr. had recently bailed on a small, but clutch supporting role -- one of the biggest stars in the world comes to the project's rescue.

Spike Jonze & Charlie Kaufman Hoping To Re-team On Secret New Project

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 16, 2010 9:18 AM
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The relationship between director Spike Jonze and writer Charlie Kaufman has resulted in two of the greatest meta-comedies of all time: 1999's "Being John Malkovich" and 2002's "Adaptation." And while the two have tackled their own projects in recent years with Jonze bringing the wild, tortured heart of "Where The Wild Things Are" to the big screen and Kaufman directing his personal project "Synecdoche, New York" (which Jonze produced and at one time, was considering directing), it looks like the duo are set re-team in their familiar roles as director and writer.

'Corpse Bride' Co-Director Mike Johnson To Helm 'Oz Wars,'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 16, 2010 8:56 AM
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Contemporary Story Will Feature Martial Arts, Black Magic & Warrior WitchesYeah, we know, the amount of "The Wizard Of Oz" projects in development is already well on this side of ridiculous but it appears that any idea is a good idea in Hollywood, so why not one more.

Watch: Trailer For 'Limitless' Like That 'Seinfeld' Episode When George Stops Having Sex

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 16, 2010 8:14 AM
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We'll give the trailer for the upcoming sci-fi thriller "Limitless" this much -- it nails the depiction of the freelance writer as a scraggly, sloppy mess pretty accurately. Or maybe this writer has said too much about himself already.

Duncan Jones' 'Source Code' The Official Opening Film Of The 2011 SXSW Film Festival

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 16, 2010 7:55 AM
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You can smell the beer, bbq and sweat already, as in about three months, everyone in the film world will descend upon Austin for the SXSW Film Festival, and they've got a helluva opening film waiting for those who make the journey.

Criterion's March Titles Include 'Topsy-Turvy,' 'The Times Of Harvey Milk, 'The Mikado' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 16, 2010 7:14 AM
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The Criterion Collection has unveiled their lineup of titles for March and it's a little thin, but still has plenty to make your wallet tremble with fear.

Blake Edwards, Creator Of 'The Pink Panther,' Dead At 88

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 16, 2010 6:07 AM
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Blake Edwards, the creator behind such comedy classics as "The Pink Panther" series (the good Peter Sellers versions, not the egregious Steve Martin films), the still underrated "The Party," "10," and "S.O.B.," has died at the age of 88.

New Poster For 'Paul' Reveals An Alien With As Many Hang-Ups As Mark Zuckerberg

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 16, 2010 5:20 AM
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We got introduced to Mark Zuckerberg in early teasers for "The Social Network" as a punk, genius, prophet, traitor and billionaire, and using that same approach, the new domestic poster for the upcoming geek comedy "Paul" gives a little insight into its titular alien.

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