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Bret Easton Ellis Wrote A Movie About Students Held Hostage In Shark Infested Waters Called 'Bait'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 20, 2010 10:29 AM
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So Bret Easton Ellis, chronicler of all things unsavoury by people with easy access to drugs, sex and money ("American Psycho," "The Informers") has written a movie about students held hostage in shark infested water. It's called "Bait." Of course.

Viggo Mortensen, Daniel Craig, Hugh Jackman, Jon Hamm All Names Mentioned For 'The Dark Tower'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 20, 2010 9:27 AM
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The upcoming Universal-led multi-platform, mega franchise launch of the adaptation of Stephen King's seven novel strong "The Dark Tower" is going to be one of the biggest undertakings in entertainment history. And certainly, the plan is a very bold one.

Harrison Ford's Reps Deny That He Said He Wants To Kill Indiana Jones

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 20, 2010 8:57 AM
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We're not sure why anybody trusts anything printed by ShowbizSpy, but we suppose it's the slow pre-Christmas week -- and perhaps some geek sites let the egg nog get to their head. But according to quotes from a probably made up "insider" ShowbizSpy claimed that Harrison Ford wants Indiana Jones to die in a fifth film, allowing the torch to be passed to a new whip cracking hero.

First Look: Rachel Weisz & Tom Hiddleston In Terrence Davies' 'The Deep Blue Sea'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 20, 2010 8:27 AM
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Terrence Davies doesn't make movies very often, but when he does, we sit up and pay attention because he is one of the masters. His last film was the documentary/memoir/tone poem "Of Time And The City," and that was four years ago. Eight years before then was "The House Of Mirth." So when it was announced that Rachel Weisz would be leading his latest effort, "The Deep Blue Sea," we nearly toppled over in excitement.

Sundance Selects Goes Theatrical In 2011 & New Rental Service SundanceNow Launches

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 20, 2010 8:09 AM
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This afternoon we spoke to Jonathan Sehring, President of IFC Entertainment. With the year coming to a close, 2010 marks IFC's tenth anniversary as a film distributor and in that time, they have become one of the most respected and important players on the market. They've adapted to the continually shifting world of independent cinema, embraced as one of the pioneers of theatrical/VOD day and date distribution and this year found the company launching yet another outlet, IFC Midnight, an outlet for genre films such as "The Human Centipede" and "Antichrist." But as we head into 2011, IFC Entertainment will continue to forge ahead with new venues for film lovers to find their favorites of today and yesterday.

Exclusive: Sofia Coppola Says Roman Coppola Is Working On A New Feature-Length Film

  • By Leah Zak
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  • December 20, 2010 7:37 AM
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Project Is Under Wraps, But It'll Be His First Feature Since 2001Filmmaker Roman Coppola hasn't made a film since 2001, the weird and wonderful "CQ," his paean to the groovy films of the '60s, perhaps completely influenced by the cheesy/awesome super-thief Mario Bava action-heist film, "Danger: Diabolik." Yes, "CQ" is different. It's a film within a film, and the story of a young director (Jeremy Davies) who moves to Paris to make sci-fi films, but it has similar sensibilities with its purposeful cornball, period-piece effects and it's excellent psychedelic go-go score by the French band Mellow. It's an incredibly underrated film -- Jason Schwartzman and Giancarlo Giannini play sleazy, Italian film directors and producers and they steal every scene with delicious aplomb -- and one you should watch, even if it was routinely ignored at the time.

Sarah Jessica Parker, Pierce Brosnan, Kelsey Grammer & More Team For 'I Don't Know How She Does It'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 20, 2010 6:22 AM
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Christina Hendricks, Olivia Munn & SNL's Seth Meyers Also Among Ensemble CastIt seems that women -- at least in popular culture -- can never get their life together even if they have a perfect job, great kids and a loving husband. Chick lit and chick flicks have no problem continually driving this message home, pitching dizzy, exhausted women into a world where having to do more than one thing at once seems overwhelming.

Exclusive: Javier Bardem Talks The Sorrow, Joy Of Being 'Biutiful' & Working With Terrence Malick

  • By Leah Zak
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  • December 20, 2010 5:50 AM
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Oscar-Winning Actor Also Says Reported Project With Tony Scott Is "Not Real"A dying street hustler with two young children, a bi-polar ex-wife and a dicey career in the black market of Barcelona, Alejandro González Iñárritu's harrowing humanist drama, “Biutiful,” follows the final days of Uxbal, as he struggles to prepare all the parts of his life to go on without him. Oh yes, and to complicate things, the man coming to terms with his own mortality has a special gift/curse; he sees dead people. At times touching, at others shocking and bleak, this film certainly produces affect, but it is biutiful indeed, and due in no small part to the performance of lead actor Javier Bardem. We recently had a chance to speak to the Oscar winner about the film’s critics, Hollywood's rallying around the film, the painful exercise of living the character Uxbal, his latest project with Terrence Malick and more.

Exclusive: Oscar Winning Documentarian Alex Gibney's Top Films Of 2010

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 20, 2010 5:28 AM
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2010 was a particularly compelling year for documentaries, even if there wasn't a break-out, "March of the Penguins"-type success story in there. We got stories about street art ("Exit Through the Gift Shop"), Facebook ("Catfish"), the financial crisis ("Inside Job") and the general fucked-up-ness of the American educational system ("Waiting for 'Superman'"). All of these stories are amazing, for sure, but one of the more incredible stories of the year, in terms of documentaries, was that one filmmaker, the Oscar-winning Alex Gibney, created two of the year's very best - "Casino Jack and the United States of Money" and "Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer."

New Photo: 'Your Highness' With Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman & Zooey Deschanel

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 20, 2010 4:52 AM
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When Prince Fabious's (James Franco) bride is kidnapped by an evil wizard, he sets out on a quest to rescue her... accompanied by his lazy, useless brother Thadeous. Of course this is all set in medieval times, and Thadeous is played by Danny McBride, whose character has to kick a pot habit along the way. And yes, this is the ridiculous/awesome set-up to David Gordon Green's "Your Highness," which possibly looks like it might be the best time you'll have in theaters in 2011. The film also stars Justin Theroux as the wizard, Zooey Deschanel (who worked with Green on "All the Real Girls," as did McBride; it was his first appearance onscreen) as the damsel in distress and Natalie Portman as a fierce warrior queen.

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