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Watch: Meet Zero In First Clip From Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 2, 2014 5:49 PM
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Grand Budapest Hotel
Of all the star-studded names wearing great costumes and playing eccentric characters in Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel"—Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton, Mathieu Amalric, Saoirse Ronan, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Lea Seydoux, Jeff Goldblum, Jason Schwartzman, Jude Law, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson—one of the main faces leading the movie is someone who you probably haven't heard of: Tony Revolori. But you're going to meet him right now.

Watch: International Trailer For 'A Most Wanted Man' Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman & Rachel McAdams

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 2, 2014 5:17 PM
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Given it's six months later, we're not sure if this is the same sizzle reel that debuted in the summer, but an international trailer for Anton Corbijn's "A Most Wanted Man" is back online. The film is set to debut at Sundance 2014 later this month, and while it wasn't in part one of our 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2014, check back on Monday and we bet you'll see it there (and for those keeping score it was there in 2013 too).

Exclusive: New Trailer For True Story Thriller 'The Saratov Approach'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 2, 2014 4:05 PM
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The Saratov Approach
Hits can be found in the most unexpected places, and if you haven't heard of "The Saratov Approach," you likely will soon. Yes, it's a Latter Day Saints-themed thriller, but you likely wouldn't guess that from this exclusive new trailer.

Inside Bright Eyes? Conor Oberst Reveals He Auditioned For 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 2, 2014 3:41 PM
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Conor Oberst Bright Eyes
"We had difficulty. I mean, it just didn’t happen until he walked in the room," Joel Coen told Slate laset month about casting Oscar Isaac in "Inside Llewyn Davis." "It’s true that there was a point at which we wondered if we’d written something that was essentially impossible to cast. At first we just met musicians, because it’s a movie about a musician and there’s so much performance in the movie, and because the movie’s success is so contingent on buying this main character as a musician. So we started off just meeting musicians who we thought might be able to play the part. And the problem with that is that — it’s not that they can’t act, but there’s a big difference between acting in a couple of scenes and carrying a whole movie as a leading character. It’s a different order of thing, and that we just didn’t find."

'American Hustle,' 'Gravity,' 'The Wolf Of Wall Street' & More Lead PGA Nominations

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 2, 2014 1:02 PM
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The Wolf Of Wall Street Martin Scorsese Leonardo DiCaprio
For the past couple weeks, one of the running threads about Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" was that it was just too hardcore and raunchy for the (generally older) awards season voters. But don't tell that to the Producer's Guild—one of the best augurs of future Oscar glory—as they have nominated the movie along with a batch of others that have long been seen as surefire Best Picture contenders.

Marvel One-Shot ‘All Hail The King’ Will Hit 'Thor: The Dark World' Blu; Dwayne Johnson Teases DC Comic Role

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 2, 2014 12:26 PM
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Welcome to 2014, and the more things change, the more they stay the same. In fact, our first post of year was the latest tease from "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," and considering some of the top grossing movies of 2013 were franchises and comic movies, it's not a surprise that today brings with it even more superhero news.

10 Films To See In January

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • January 2, 2014 12:06 PM
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10 Films To See In January
January is perceived to be a flat-out, no-good month to release a movie. Usually considered the dumping ground for films which would be killed opening up any other time—no disrespect—but if your movie’s being released this month, it will be approached with a greater sense of wariness. However, it's not all bad, as the post Christmas/New Year’s malaise not only sees Oscar and awards season contenders expand from limited to wide release, savvy distributors find pockets to release adult, intelligent fare into a marketplace that desperately needs it. So in case you thought January was a lost cause, here are ten movies to see this month, including two that opened in limited release in December but are getting a second tribute in honor of their wide releases.

Writer Zack Stentz Calls 'Starship Troopers' Remake "An Officer And A Gentleman In Power Armor"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 2, 2014 11:19 AM
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While it has been a while since it was first announced, the remake of "Starship Troopers" is still brewing despite Paul Verhoeven's 1997 take being a still-beloved cult classic. So what will the approach be? Back in 2012, producer Toby Jaffe said his version will be more faithful to Robert A. Heinlein's source material, and oddly, more patriotic in tone rather than satirical. And that's the line being echoed by one half of the film's writing team, "Thor" and "X-Men: First Class" writer Zack Stentz (who is working on the script with collaborator Edward Miller).

Fatih Akin Says Tahar Rahim Goes Charlie Chaplin/Sergio Leone-Style Silent In His Upcoming 'The Cut'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 2, 2014 11:00 AM
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Nearly a year ago, word first dropped that director Fatih Akin would be teaming up with Tahar Rahim for "The Cut." There weren't many details at the time, except that the film would cap off the filmmaker's "love, death and the devil" trilogy started with "Head-On" and followed by "The Edge Of Heaven" (he took a break from the trilogy to helm the frothy comedy "Soul Kitchen" in 2009 and has also done some documentaries in between as well). But some fascinating new word on the project once again has us curious about the movie.

Vince Gilligan Says Mike Could Show Up In 'Better Call Saul,' And Sorry, 'Breaking Bad' Finale Wasn't A Dream

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 2, 2014 10:17 AM
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Breaking Bad Jonathan Banks
Even with "Breaking Bad" fading into the sunset, taking with it the legacy of being one of the best shows to ever grace the small screen, fans will be dropped back into that world again soon enough. Back in September, AMC greenlit the tentatively titled "Better Call Saul" centering on the ambulance chasing lawyer played by Bob Odenkirk. And while exact details of the show aren't yet known, it hasn't taken long for Vince Gilligan to tease that it will overlap with "Breaking Bad," suggesting Walt and Jesse could have cameos. And that's not all.

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