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'2001' & 'Blade Runner' VFX Legend Douglas Trumbull To Direct 3D Feature Using Higher Frame Rates

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 11, 2011 2:34 AM
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While Douglas Trumbull will go down in the history books as the visual effects legend who worked on such films as "2001: A Space Odyssey," "Blade Runner" and "Close Encounters Of The Third Kind" (and yes, Terrence Malick's upcoming "The Tree Of Life") he's also directed a handful of feature films, perhaps most infamously of all, 1983's "Brainstorm" which become known as the last film Natalie Wood was making before she died. Now, nearly three decades later, Trumbull is ready to mount another feature and he's going to throwing as much new technology at it as possible.

Ice Cube & Disney Team On Car Culture Feature 'Chrome And Paint'; Script Rewritten For PG-13

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 11, 2011 2:24 AM
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Ice Cube and Disney? Considering the rapper/actor has mixed up his grittier film roles with stuff like "Are We There Yet?" and "The Longshots" we can't be too surprised, but the choice of project is a little big interesting as Deadline reports that Ice Cube and Disney are teaming up on the car culture feature he's been shopping titled "Chrome And Paint."

Watch: Charming Ad For Robinsons Juice Directed By 'This Is England' Helmer Shane Meadows

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 11, 2011 2:01 AM
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Primarily known on this side of the ocean for his bracing coming-of-age skinhead tale "This Is England" (which was recently followed up with the TV series "This Is England '86") director Shane Meadows is showing a much softer, gentler side to himself in a new juice ad (seriously) for Brit brand Robinsons.

Aziz Ansari Making A Cameo In Raunchy R-Rated Anna Faris Comedy 'What's Your Number?'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 11, 2011 1:38 AM
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This year, the studios are hoping women can bring in the raunchy R-rated laughs their male counterparts already can. While Warner Bros. will take another bite of the bankable apple with "The Hangover Part II," their competitors are rolling their dice with female driven laffers with Universal's "Bridesmaids," Sony's "Bad Teacher" and Fox's "What's Your Number" all in the pipeline. Female driven comedies -- that aren't rom-coms -- are already a hard sell and it's no surprise that execs are fine tuning the films up until the last minute. You can bet that the SXSW, "work-in-progess" screening of "Bridesmaids" was as much about gauging early audience reaction as it was about building hype for the film and in the case of the Anna Faris led "What's Your Number," there continues to be refinements as the film works through post-production.

Watch: Atmospheric Teaser Trailer For Ghost Story 'The Woman In Black' With Daniel Radcliffe

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 11, 2011 1:20 AM
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Film Lands In U.K. Theaters February 10th, 2012With "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" getting over closer, the first fruits of Daniel Radcliffe's post-Potter career are starting to emerge. The 21-year-old actor has picked up respectable reviews on Broadway for his starring role in the musical "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying," and he's lining up the indie comedy "The Amateur Photographer," among other potential roles. But his first major starring role is in "The Woman In Black," Hammer Film's take on the classic ghost story by Susan Hill, and shortly after its debut at the Kapow! comic-con in London over the weekend, the first brief teaser trailer for the film arrived on line, courtesy of IGN.

Michael Shannon Cast As General Zod In Zack Snyder's 'Superman' Now Officially Titled 'Man Of Steel'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 10, 2011 8:41 AM
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We'll be goddamned if Zack Snyder isn't doing everything in his power to scrub the ugly, ugly memory of "Sucker Punch" out of our minds. He's got a world of expectation on his shoulders for the upcoming "Superman" reboot but with each casting announcement, we can't help but get more and more excited for the film.

Weekend Box Office: 'Hop' Defeats Four Newcomers; 'Your Highness' Flops Loudly And Rudely

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • April 10, 2011 4:48 AM
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Earlier in the year, the tepid box office returns were something to be ignored, as 2011 was competing with the previous year, with both “Avatar” and then the anomaly of “Alice In Wonderland” each raking in a cool billion. Well, it’s April, and it’s time for Hollywood to panic. There have been no genuine out-of-the-box hits so far this year and lots of flops, and the two (barely) $100 million grossers considered underperformers (“Rango” and “Just Go With It”). Let’s face it, part of it is a failure of marketing, but the blame must be laid on inadequate product. Even when it comes to the early year doldrums, this has been a banner year for garbage.

Guy Pearce Talks His Kinship With Kate Winslet In Todd Haynes' 'Mildred Pierce'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2011 8:21 AM
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There hasn't been a character like Monty Beragon on the screen -- big or small -- in quite a while. Played with rakish charm by Guy Pearce in Todd Haynes' masterful mini-series "Mildred Pierce," he's the devilishly handsome man who falls in with Kate Winslet's titular character and in what is truly a case of opposites attracting. A part owner of a fading fruit company, Monty lives as he always has, with not much thought for tomorrow and usually with a good amount of money in his pockets thanks to his regular dividends. His life revolves around his country club and Mildred and beyond that, not much else. His lifestyle runs counter to Mildred's, she is divorced and working nearly around the clock to make a name for herself and more importantly, earn whatever she can to get everything her daughter desires. Yet in each other, Mildred and Monty find something missing in their own lives. The five-part series allows for plenty of room for the actors and characters to breathe and while the film is primarily about Mildred's fractured relationship with her daughter Veda, her affair with the beguiling and bewitching Monty is given equal time and is just as crucial to the film's heart-wrenching closing chapters.

Nick Cassavetes Replaces Liam Neeson In Reshot 'Hangover 2' Cameo

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2011 6:45 AM
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So far what we've seen from the highly anticipated sequel "The Hangover Part II" hasn't impressed in the slightest. The first trailer feels like a warmed-over rehash of everything from the first film but simply transplanted to Thailand. But if anything, Todd Phillips is determined to get the small role of the Bangkok tattoo artist right. First he had planned for Mel Gibson to take the part, but objections from the cast (mostly Zach Galifianakis) put the kibosh on that. Next, Liam Neeson was called up, but as Phillips readies the film for a Memorial Day release on a tight schedule, he still didn't have the scene he wanted and now someone else is stepping into the role.

Tobey Maguire Reteams With Ang Lee For 'Life Of Pi'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2011 6:14 AM
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It's been a while since we've had news on either Ang Lee's adaptation of Yann Martel's "Life of Pi" or on actor Tobey Maguire, but it looks like the two are coming together once again.

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