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"We've Lost The East Coast, China's Dark": New Super Bowl TV Spot For 'World War Z'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 31, 2013 7:37 PM
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Over the next few days, some of the bigger movies of the year are going to be unveiling their wares in front of one of the biggest TV audiences on the calendar. Yep, Superbowl Sunday has arrived, and as ever, some high profile movies are going to be using the commercial breaks to show new footage. And one of them just snuck out early, as Paramount have unveiled their big game spot for summer blockbuster "World War Z" a full 72 hours before game time.

Watch: New Trailer For Pedro Almodovar's 'I'm So Excited' Gives First Look At Penelope Cruz & Antonio Banderas

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 31, 2013 7:12 PM
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If Pedro Almodovar needed to do something lighter after "The Skin I Live In," and perhaps a movie not as layered as "Broken Embraces," we understand. And indeed, he's gone and knocked out a movie closer in spirit to his more anarchic early work ("Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown" is said to be a comparison point), than his later projects. "I'm So Excited" is all big colors and bold music and a new trailer has arrived to serve up another little teaser.

Göteborg Review: Ulrich Seidl’s ‘Paradise: Love’ A Difficult But Provocative Watch With An Astounding Central Performance

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • January 31, 2013 7:02 PM
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Black/white, rich/poor, fat/thin, female/male, old/young -- these are just a few of the dichotomies explored in the first of the 'Paradise' trilogy from Austrian director Ulrich Seidl. Our chronology is a bit messed up, since we already reviewed (very favorably) the second entry “Paradise: Faith” out of Venice, but having missed ‘Love’ in Cannes, we were happy to catch up with it at a very packed screening at the Göteborg International Film Festival. Perhaps "happy" is the wrong word: “Paradise: Love” proved a frequently uncomfortable and rather overlong watch, but we still came away profoundly impressed and not a little troubled by the questions it raises, and the unflinching, uncompromising way in which it does so.

Music Videos: Penelope Cruz Shimmies For Miguel Bosé & 'Junebug' Helmer Phil Morrison Directs Yo La Tengo

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • January 31, 2013 6:34 PM
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As crazy as this sounds, we don’t have the best memories of the last time we saw Penelope Cruz wearing little more than some lacy lingerie while singing. In fairness, that’s nothing to do with Cruz herself, but more that said singing in lingerie was taking place during Rob Marshall’s tedious musical “Nine.” Cruz is back singing in her lingerie again, and the result is an altogether more pleasant one – she’s teamed up with the Grammy-winning Michael Bosé on a single from his debut album, Decirnos Adios. You can watch Cruz performing the song (which was composed by her brother Eduardo) in the video below and see whether you think her singing is on a par with her acting.

Jeremy Renner To Star In True Story Thriller 'Kill The Messenger'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 31, 2013 6:09 PM
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Jeremy Renner had an interesting 2012. He featured in two major franchise movies -- "The Avengers" and "The Bourne Legacy" -- yet didn't seem to get much of a bump from either. And while "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" opened at number one last weekend, it's not a movie anyone involved is going to be proudly touting. However, 2013 may finally see him live up to that pair of Oscar nominations. He has a role in James Gray's period drama "Lowlife," and he's getting ready to shoot David O. Russell's Abscam project alongside Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper and Amy Adams, and now he's lined up another project that is also very promising.

Mike Judge's HBO Pilot 'Silicon Valley' Adds T.J. Miller & Thomas Middleditch

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • January 31, 2013 5:58 PM
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T.J. Miller and Thomas Middleditch are both familiar faces who you've seen pop up in various movies and TV shows during the last few years. Miller’s biggest roles have been in “Cloverfield,” “She’s Out of My League” and “Yogi Bear,” and we've already sung his praises for his turn in the short "Successful Alcoholics." Meanwhile, you may recognize Middleditch from “The Campaign,” “Fun Size” (where he was the best thing in it, by a country mile) and a whole host of CollegeHumor shorts. They’ve both already shown tons of comedic promise, and it looks like their faces are going to become a whole lot more familiar, after being cast in Mike Judge’s single-camera comedy pilot, “Silicon Valley.”

Nick Cassavetes To Direct 'The Other Woman' With Cameron Diaz Rumored To Star

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 31, 2013 4:30 PM
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Last fall, a project entitled "The Other Woman" cropped up with Cameron Diaz linked to star, and Kristin Wiig was said to be "under consideration" for the co-starring role. And then nobody heard anything about it again. But the movie has popped back up and Diaz is back in the mix, with a director now ready to take the helm.

David Slade Out, 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' Director Jon Chu In For Young Adult Adaptation 'Matched'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 31, 2013 4:02 PM
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Studios continue to hunt the great white whale of the young adult franchise. With "Twilight" over, "The Hunger Games" is the only player in town, but 2013 brings two contenders to the fore: "Beautiful Creatures" which we're only watching because of Emmy Rossum and "The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones" whose title we don't understand. "Divergent" with Shailene Woodley will get in front of cameras later this year, and now Disney is eager to get into the ring.

Exclusive Clip: Watch A Break-In From Im Sang-Soo's 'The Taste Of Money'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 31, 2013 3:57 PM
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It seems that what goes on behind closed doors continues to fascinate director Im Sang-Soo. Two years after remaking the South Korean classic "The Housemaid," the director returned to the Cannes Film Festival with "The Taste Of Money," a potent blend of sex, love, deceit and much, much more. And with the movie now in limited release, we have an exclusive clip to show you the wicked world this film takes place in.

James McAvoy's 'Welcome To The Punch' Gets U.S. Theatrical & VOD Release In March

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 31, 2013 3:30 PM
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With Ridley Scott executive producing, James McAvoy in the lead, a supporting cast that includes Mark Strong, Andrea Riseborough, Peter Mullan and more, all in a gritty crime flick directed by the rising auteur Evan Creevy, perhaps expectations were a bit higher for "Welcome To The Punch." We figured it might be the kind of thing that rolled into SXSW or Sundance, but instead, you can just check it out at home at the end of March.

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