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Olivia Thirlby Joins Robert De Niro & Paul Dano In 'Another Bullshit Night In Suck City'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 3, 2011 6:35 AM
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For a film with such a provocative title, the cast is at least well, "not sucky." The film started gearing up in January when Robert De Niro and Paul Dano joined the project and now the film is adding another great young talent to the cast.

Now Sucking In Three Dimensions: 'Star Wars: The Phantom Menace' 3D Hits Theaters Feb. 10, 2012

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 3, 2011 6:02 AM
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Jar-Jar Binks In 3D! Finally!As every years passes, George Lucas continues to find ways to milk money out of gullible and should-know-better-but-they-don't 'Star Wars' fans who continue to throw dollars at the franchise presumably in attempt that hopefully, somewhere down the line, Lucas will actually deliver something remotely resembling the pleasures of those original films (and we won't even get into the who-shoots-first controversy and the fact that the original, pre-CGI gunked cuts of those films continue to be available in compromised versions).

Exclusive: 'Ceremony' Director Max Winkler Says His Next Film Is A '70s/'Scarecrow' Influenced Pic

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 3, 2011 5:54 AM
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Young Director Says His Jason Reitman-Produced 'The Ornate Anatomy Of Living Things' Still Needs A Script Polish And Will Have To Wait"Ceremony," the feature debut by Max Winkler hits VOD tomorrow, and for those that track it down, they'll be rewarded with a film that shows off a young filmmaker who has firmly made a mark that he's a director on-the-rise. The film stars Michael Angarano and Uma Thurman and tells the story of Sam (Angarano), a young brazen adult who stalks his penpal and ex-girlfriend Zoe (Thurman) all the way to her wedding in the Hamptons to try and win her back. It's a delicate balance between a broad comedy and a quieter character piece and Winkler navigates those tones with an assured hand. We spoke with the director on the eve of his film's release and he revealed that his next project will be influenced by one of the great unsung classic films of the 1970s and should find him again weaving a variety of tones and textures.

Reader Report: A Very Raw, Rough & Early Cut Of Unfinished David O. Russell's 'Nailed'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 3, 2011 4:46 AM
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While he's squarely back on top and the memory of controversial past dust ups are long in his rear-view mirror, filmmaker David O. Russell probably hoped 2008, not 2010/11, would prove to be his comeback year.

Watch: Red Band Trailer For 'Rubber' Is A Head Exploding Good Time

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 3, 2011 4:11 AM
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"Rubber" is about a killer tire. Yes, a tire. And that's all you need to know really and if the gonzo concept isn't enough to get you interested, than this hilariously outrageous red band trailer for the film should do the trick.

Diane Lane Joins Zack Snyder's 'Superman' As Martha Kent

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 3, 2011 3:51 AM
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Zack Snyder Says Joe Manganiello Was The Runner Up For Clark KentAnother piece of the puzzle of Zack Snyder's gestating "Superman" has been filled in tonight.

Producers Of 'Blade Runner' Prequel & Sequel Haven't Met With Ridley Scott (But Would Like To)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 3, 2011 3:37 AM
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Prequel Would Be Set In An "Alternate Universe"By now, you've probably heard that in Hollywood's never ending quest to sequelize, franchise and exploit any popular title they can, Alcon Entertainment has snagged the screen rights to "Blade Runner" from producer Bud Yorkin for future sequel/prequel projects. Ugh. Many questions loomed following the news yesterday but the biggest one of the all is: will Ridley Scott be involved in any capacity? It will be interesting to see the director's response and attitude toward the news (and we're sure he's not exactly thrilled that his baby has been put in somebody else's hands) but speaking with the LA Times, Alcon co-founder Andrew Kosove said the door is open.

Review: 'The Adjustment Bureau' Is A Heady Sci-fi Romance

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 3, 2011 3:19 AM
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An air of mystery has permeated writer-director George Nolfi's "The Adjustment Bureau," the new science fiction political thriller love story starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt (and based on a typically paranoid 1954 short story by visionary crackpot Philip K. Dick). This is partially due to the elliptical nature of the movie's marketing, which seemed to emphasize the retro-cool costumes more than the story itself, and because, since its completion in 2009, it has both scheduled and missed a handful of release dates.

Barry Levinson To Direct Oklahoma City Bombing Movie 'O.K.C.'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 3, 2011 3:16 AM
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You gotta give up it up for Barry Levinson. While the track record has been mixed, it's certainly been interesting, as the famed director has mixed it up quite a bit with his last few films, moving from comedy in "Man Of The Year" to pointed satire in "What Just Happened," tossing in a documentary with the political flick "Poliwood" and last year, his true story pic "You Don't Know Jack" scored a staggering fifteen Emmy nominations, with Al Pacino pocketing a win. Not too bad. Now the director is set to shift gears again, for another true life tale on a much grander scale.

Watch: Second 'Arthur' Trailer Adds Greta Gerwig, Still Not All That

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 3, 2011 2:56 AM
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It's possibly just because the rest of the ceremony was such a painful, dull slog, but the presentation of Best Foreign Language Film by Helen Mirren and Russell Brand was one of the few lively points of this year's Oscars, with some suggesting on the night that the duo would make better hosts next year than James Franco and Anne Hathaway, although it could also be argued that the Pixar lamp and the rotting corpse of David Niven would have more chemistry as hosts than Franco & Hathaway.

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