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Producers Guild Nominate 'Skyfall' & 'Django Unchained' Alongside Usual Awards Suspects

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 2, 2013 5:44 PM
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We've had such a nice time getting drunker and fatter over the holiday period that we almost thought there was an awards season on. It's been a few weeks since the last big precursor nominations, so a quiet status quo has set in, now all the films are in theaters somewhere ("Zero Dark Thirty" doesn't go wide til next week, it should be said). So it almost took us by surprise that the Producers Guild Awards nominations were announced today.

Quentin Tarantino Says 'Prometheus' Was Kind Of Dumb; Explains Why 'Inglourious Basterds' Wasn't A Mini-Series

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 2, 2013 5:43 PM
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Keeping in line with the newly developing trend of Hollywood types calling out movies, the always talkative Quentin Tarantino has now weighed in on last summer's divisive sci-fi spectacle "Prometheus," and well, let's start with the good stuff.

Wong Kar-Wai's 'The Grandmaster' Running Time Will Test Patience For Those Who Think Movies Are Too Long Now

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 2, 2013 5:17 PM
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This awards season, certain corners of the internet have been complaining that movies are just too darn long. "Zero Dark Thirty," "Django Unchained," "Les Miserables," "Lincoln," "Amour" and "This Is 40" all broke the 2 hour mark. And some fidgety reporters who seemingly can't sit still for more than a couple hours will be disappointed that one of 2013's most eagerly awaited movies will test their bathroom break-timing.

Watch: Every Pop Culture Reference In Quentin Tarantino's Films

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 2, 2013 4:07 PM
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One can't talk about Quentin Tarantino without talking about the movies, comics, TV shows, music and more that he loves. Even Quentin Tarantino himself can't talk about his own movies without talking about the movies, comics, TV shows and music that he loves. And now, many of the references he's peppered into his films to date (except "Django Unchained") have been conveniently distilled into one video for your viewing pleasure.

Watch: Paul Walker's Car Rental Goes Awry In Trailer For Action Flick 'Vehicle 19'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 2, 2013 3:37 PM
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Here's proof that not every Black List-approved script is worth the merit or attention it receives. With movement first happening way back in the spring of 2011, we sort of forgot this movie even existed, and now nearly two years later, the first trailer has arrived. And it looks ready for the DVD bin or VOD wasteland.

Watch: Old People Sing "Let's Talk About Sex" In Trailer For 'Unfinished Song' With Terence Stamp & Gemma Arterton

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 2, 2013 3:10 PM
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Picked up very early on by The Weinstein Company and selected as the closing entry for the Toronto International Film Festival, hopes seemed to be high for "Song For Marion." A Brit dramedy about old people and singing with cantankerous Terence Stamp in the lead? It could have been a contender, we suppose, but after failing to make any impact at all, the studio is now rushing the film out into theaters in eight weeks with a brand new title.

Samuel L. Jackson Trashes Ending Of Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 2, 2013 2:47 PM
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With votes due in just a couple of days, Oscar campaigning is nearly over, and the last few weeks have seen a fair bit of mudslinging. "Django Unchained" has been accused of playing fast and loose with the "n-word," Kathryn Bigelow is a torture-loving patriot, Tom Hooper is too in love with his fish-eye lens and every single movie is too long. Drag out an Oscar contender, and you can find some dirt on it. But Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" has largely gone by unscathed, except perhaps for some folks finding it too talky or stuffy. But leave it Samuel L. Jackson to throw some barbs at the movie.

Jon Favreau To Direct Final Season Episode Of 'The Office,' Spinoff Episode For 'The Farm' Will Still Air

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 2, 2013 2:20 PM
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While Jon Favreau figures out his next move, especially considering the big screen musical "Jersey Boys," which he was set to direct got put into turnaround in November, it looks like he's plotting a return to the small screen where's he had some recent success.

David Cronenberg Clarifies Comments About 'Dark Knight' Series, Questions Comic Book Movies As Cinematic Art

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 2, 2013 1:55 PM
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Last summer, David Cronenberg caused a bit of an uproar among fanboy circles when it was reported that he said Christopher Nolan's best film was "Memento," and by comparison, his Batman films were "boring." Of course, this caused quite the heated reaction on the interwebs, but with his own "Cosmopolis" hitting home video his week, we got a chance to sit down with Cronenberg and we couldn't help but ask him about that minor controversy. And while he chalks up some of it to his words being taken out of context, he's still not convinced of the potential of the comic book movie genre. 

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Joins Contenders For Lead In 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 2, 2013 1:31 PM
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Just before the Christmas break, it was reported that Marvel's search for the leading man for their upcoming "Guardians Of The Galaxy" had been narrowed down to Jim Sturgess and "Chuck" star Zachary Levi. However, there was a caveat "that the studio may add a third name into the mix after the holidays." And that's exactly what has happened.

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