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Contest Giveaway: 5 Copies Of 'Exit Through The Gift Shop' On DVD

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 18, 2010 3:26 AM
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Update: Contest is closed. Winners will be contacted via email.

Martin Scorsese Talks 'Hugo Cabret,' Hints At Struggles With 3D

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 18, 2010 3:11 AM
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'Hugo Cabret' To Cost More Than 'Inception'?For better or worse, it could be argued that Martin Scorsese's been operating within his comfort zone in recent years: "The Departed" and the HBO pilot "Boardwalk Empire," while both terrific, were both within the gangster genre that Scorsese's always been most at home in, and the divisive psychological thriller "Shutter Island" wasn't too far off either. But the director's next film, the book adaptation "Hugo Cabret," marks a real stretch for the filmmaker -- not only is it his first family film, but it's also his first to be shot in 3D.

Mark Ruffalo Talks 'The Avengers'; Wouldn't Have Taken It Without 'The Kids Are All Right'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 18, 2010 2:59 AM
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Awards season is firmly underway now, and the calendar of dinners, drinks and screenings held by studios to pimp their hopeful nominees is already filling up. But if you're not an Academy voter, what does this mean for you? Surely it's just a bunch of actors talking about lame things like motivation and craft, right? No talk of superhero movies of any kind, presumably...

'Black Swan' Soundtrack Featuring Score By Clint Mansell Hits Stores November 30th

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 18, 2010 2:48 AM
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This writer, to his eternal shame, has something of a tin ear for classical music. Generally speaking, if a piece of music doesn't have at least one chorus, or is part of a film score, we tend to glaze over a little bit. So it's a credit to Clint Mansell's work on "Black Swan," which mostly appropriates elements from Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake," the ballet at the center of the film, that after our screening, we went home and listened to Tchaikovsky fairly solidly for about a week.

New Photos & Clip From Rowan Joffe's Adaptation Of Graham Greene's 'Brighton Rock'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • November 18, 2010 2:27 AM
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At this point, we're not sure what to make of writer Rowan Joffe's directorial debut with an adaptation of Graham Greene's underworld thriller "Brighton Rock."

First Look: Garrett Hedlund As Dean Moriarty In Walter Salles' Jack Kerouac Adaptation 'On The Road'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • November 18, 2010 2:11 AM
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Is The Black & White Photography Reflective Of Film's Own Style?There aren't many other projects kicking around at the moment we're more excited for than Walter Salles' adaptation Jack Kerouac's iconic novel "On The Road."

William Monahan & David Michôd On Shortlist For Irish-American Cop-Drama 'Once Were Cops'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • November 18, 2010 1:54 AM
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We're continually gobsmacked at the rate stories regarding offers and shortlists are coming in -- predominantly because many of them eventuate to little -- but, nevertheless, it's now being reported that Oscar-winning scribe William Monahan and Australian helmer David Michôd are currently topping a shortlist to helm an upcoming adaptation of Ken Bruen's Irish-American cop-drama "Once Were Cops."

Denis Leary Joins The Cast Of Marc Webb's 3D 'Spider-Man' Reboot

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 18, 2010 1:10 AM
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Perhaps someone is a fan of FX's "Rescue Me" show? This writer hasn't seen it, but we hear it's rather engrossing. Anyhow, the show's creator and star Denis Leary has joined the cast of Marc Webb's 3D reboot of "Spider-Man."

Robert Downey Jr. Officially Leaves Alfonso Cuaron's 'Gravity,' Circles 'How To Talk To Girls'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 18, 2010 12:18 AM
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Ugh. The writing has been on the wall for a while now -- Deadline first hinted at it late last month -- but now it's official: Robert Downey Jr. has left Alfonso Cuarón's forever gestating "Gravity." It appears that scheduling, long cited to be the issue, just couldn't be worked out and the actor has had to move on. Admittedly, the part was a small one -- he would've featured only in the first act -- but it was seemingly a tailor made role, that of a motor mouthed astronaut alongside the female lead who has to urgently navigate a ship back home.

Precious Childhood Memories Safe For Now: Robert Zemeckis Won't Direct 'Wizard Of Oz' Remake

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 17, 2010 11:49 AM
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Yesterday the internet collectively groaned when reports surfaced that Robert Zemeckis, the king of dead-eye CGI, was in talks to direct a remake of "The Wizard Of Oz" for Warner Bros. based on the original script for the 1939 film. Thankfully cooler heads have prevailed and the film is still just a bad idea on a producer's desk. For now.

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