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Steve Zaillian To Rewrite U.S. Remake Of 'Timecrimes'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 19, 2011 4:10 AM
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Already A Producer and Exec On The Project, The Academy-Award Winning Writer Is Also Getting His Hands DirtyScreenwriter Steve Zaillian, one of the most well-paid and powerful writers in Hollywood is not idly sitting by and is keeping those writing muscles toned.

Review: 'No Strings Attached' Has Plenty Of Strings Attached

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 19, 2011 4:07 AM
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It's fair to say that the state of the modern romantic-comedy is a dismal one. In the era of "Leap Year," "The Ugly Truth" and "Confessions of a Shopaholic" -- where the heroes and heroines behave in a way unrecognizable to actual human beings, the plots are interchangable and contrived, and the comedy, and indeed the romance, are nowhere to be found -- it's tempting to give the merely average likes of "Definitely Maybe" or "(500) Days of Summer" a pass, simply for having likable characters or a few interesting scenes.

First Look At Béla Tarr's 'The Turin Horse'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 19, 2011 3:53 AM
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As revealed yesterday, Béla Tarr‘s long-awaited “The Turin Horse” will make its world premiere next month at the Berlin Film Festival and we now have our first look at the film courtesy of [origo] filmklub.

Dan Deacon Talks 'Twixt Now And Sunrise' Score; Film Being Prepped For Halloween Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 19, 2011 3:39 AM
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We are not sure the word “awesome” is enough to describe how excited we are about freaky experimental musician Dan Deacon scoring Francis Ford Coppola’s upcoming gothic thriller “Twixt Now and Sunrise.”

French Actress Nora Arnezeder Joins 'Safe House' With Ryan Reynolds & Denzel Washington

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 19, 2011 3:38 AM
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Jeff Bridges To Be Offered A Role?With filming set to begin soon on the thriller "Safe House" it looks like the supporting cast will be an interesting mix. Of course, toplining the picture are Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington, and it was recently revealed that country singer and sometime actor Tim McGraw would be joining the ranks as well but now it looks like the film will be getting some international flavor.

'The Social Network' Producers Reteam To Have 'Sex On The Moon'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 19, 2011 3:23 AM
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We’re not sure anyone saw the success of “The Social Network” coming. A year ago the Aaron Sorkin-written, David Fincher-directed film was still being skeptically referred to as “the Facebook movie”, even by fans of its filmmakers. A year later the film has topped over $200 million in worldwide grosses and has become an unstoppable awards magnet. Producers Scott Rudin, Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti are clearing space on their mantel for their forthcoming Oscars but are already hoping for lightning to strike twice with their next outing.

Review: 'The Housemaid' Is A Remake That, Surprise, Pales In Comparison To Original

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • January 19, 2011 3:09 AM
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A Korean city square is bustling. Folks window shop, eat out, and party in lavish apartments. Restaurant workers bust their ass to meet the demand, taking shots in-between flipping whatever's on the grill. A young woman stands on a balcony, gazing at the crowds before ending her life with a fall. Some stop to look, some debate whether they should go closer, few seek help. Eun-yi (Do-yeon Jeon from the terrific "Secret Sunshine") rides by the scene after a hard night of work, finding empty streets and a vague chalk outline on the pavement. Director Sang-soo Im firmly stamps his view of a cold, uncaring society right from the start, displaying humankind as a selfish entity devoid of any semblance of decency. He'll make a full circle with this sequence eventually, but until then he uses this current to tackle modern Korea's huge gap in living conditions (the "super rich" and poor, as he puts it), revel in soapy melodrama, orchestrate highly arousing sex scenes, and shoot probably the most elegant and beautiful visuals this side of "I Am Love." The fact of it being a remake hangs overhead, but at the end of the day, whatever you say about 2010's "The Housemaid," it is an all-together different beast from the 1960s post-Korean War oddity, though simply nowhere near as strong or lingering.

Ben Affleck Adds Black List Script 'American Bullshit' To List Of Potential 'The Town' Followup Gigs

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 19, 2011 3:03 AM
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If you're Ben Affleck, the world is your oyster right now. The actor/director is coming off "The Town" the box office sensation and Warner Bros. Oscar hope that has a strong chance to slide into the ten films nominated for Best Picture and as such, he's been offered plenty of high profile follow-up gigs. Affleck has seen films like "Superman: Man Of Steel" (now with Zack Snyder) and "Tales From The Gangster Squad" (now with Ruben Fleischer) cross his desk, he's writing the New York Yankees wife-swapping drama "The Trade" with his brother Casey as a potential directing vehicle, he's got the parallel timeline, sci-fi tale "Replay" under consideration and he's toying with an idea for a film about the Eastern Congo. And now one more film is being thrown into the mix.

Seth Rogen Reveals George Lucas Believes World Will End In 2012

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 19, 2011 2:48 AM
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Actor Blows Chance To Voice Yoda In 'Star Wars' Reboot Seth Rogen is currently doing the press rounds for "The Green Hornet" and, while we've already learnt that the film isn't much cop, Rogen always gives good interview, and a chat with the Toronto Sun (via Movieline) has turned up a doozy of a story about Rogen's encounter with a geek demi-god, one that confirms something that most of us have suspected for a very long time: George Lucas is out of his goddamn mind.
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Watch: Glorious Trailer For Mr. Oizo's Arthouse/B-Movie Thriller 'Rubber'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 19, 2011 2:33 AM
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The history of the musician-turned-film-director isn't exactly a glorious one, seeing as Fred Durst is pretty much the only example that springs to mind. But we've got high hopes for RZA's directorial debut, the kung fu feature "The Man With The Golden Fist," which is currently filming in China, and now a look at another feature from a musician has appeared, from a very different artist, which looks just as promising.

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