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Vincent D’Onofrio To Play Villain In ‘Jurassic World’; Jeff Goldblum May Take ‘Independence Day 2’ Instead

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 28, 2014 3:33 PM
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Vincent D’Onofrio
Apparently no one has asked Jeff Goldblum if he’s going to reprise his “Jurassic Park” role in “Jurassic World,” but two new actors have been asked and cast. Former “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” actor Vincent D’Onofrio and Indian star Irrfan Khan have both joined the tentpole that already includes Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson.

Watch: New Trailer For Richard Ayoade's 'The Double' Finds Jesse Eisenberg Fighting Himself

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 28, 2014 3:10 PM
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The Double, Eisenberg
While on the surface, "Enemy" and "The Double" might seem like similar films, with both featuring stories about doppelgängers, but really they couldn't be more different. Where Jake Gyllenhaal's film is an existential, psychosexual thriller, Jesse Eisenberg's movie is a steampunk, fantastical delight. And better yet, both are worth tracking down.

Watch: Trailer And Clips From Martin Scorsese's Top 10 Criterion Films

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 28, 2014 2:42 PM
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The Wolf Of Wall Street
In the day-to-day grind of posting the 29th "The Amazing Spider-Man" trailer or hearing about what shiny toy some Hollywood executive is going to spend $300 million dollars on bringing to the big screen, it's easy to get cynical and wearied about movies. But if you're looking to get inspired by the art and power of cinema, spend a few minutes with Martin Scorsese to remember why we huddle in the dark to watch flickering images in the first place.

The 5 Best Oscar Ceremony Musical Performances And 5 Terrible Ones

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 28, 2014 2:00 PM
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The 5 Best Oscar Music Performances, And 5 Terrible Ones
In the week running up to tomorrow Oscar's ceremony, we've looked at various aspects of Academy Award mania, from the best, and the worst, Best Picture winners, to the directors who went unrecognized, to our final predictions. But there's one final element of Oscar ceremonies themselves that we wanted to highlight: the musical numbers.

First Listen: M83 & Snow Patrol's 'Divergent' Tracks, Plus 2 New Clips & 14 Images From The YA Movie

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 28, 2014 1:39 PM
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Divergent
Will “Divergent” overcome the curse of previously failed YA adaptations? The movie doesn’t open up until March 21st, but tickets are already going on sale Tuesday March 4th, which suggests the demand is there. Moreover, the movie starring Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet, Miles Teller and many more is tracking well, and Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment’s would-be franchise looks on course to haul in north of $50 million on its opening weekend. That would certainly bode well for its franchise hopes (and might even seal the deal immediately).

Watch: Oscar Nominee Matthew McConaughey On 'Dallas Buyers Club,' 'True Detective' & More In 50-Minute Talk

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 28, 2014 1:21 PM
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True Detective
This weekend, the McConnaisance, as it has come to be known, could be capped off with an Oscar win for the actor for his terrific turn in "Dallas Buyer's Club." But for anyone who has been watching the actor over the past couple years, they've known he's been turning out one great performance after another in a series of movies. But with the golden statue looming on the horizon for Matthew McConaughey, there is probably no better time than to sit down and take stock with the actor.

Watch: 2 New Clips From 'Need For Speed' Shift Into The Fast Lane

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • February 28, 2014 12:36 PM
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Need For Speed
We’re still a couple of weeks away from “Need For Speed,” which means we’re not yet past Disney’s marketing blitzkrieg. Clips and featurettes have rained down like so much shrapnel from exploded cars. So here are two more clips featuring leather jackets and expensive vehicles.

Watch: Gareth Edwards Talks 'Godzilla,' Teases Secrets, Location Of Statue Of Liberty & Much More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 28, 2014 12:16 PM
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Godzilla
Earlier this week, the full-length trailer for "Godzilla" arrived, and it was pretty terrific. Looking much smarter than your average summer blockbuster, with real menace, stakes and goosebump-raising atmosphere, it certainly got people talking about the movie and what to expect. Well, director Gareth Edwards is ready to provide some feedback, even if he's still playing his cards close to the vest.

Review: 'The Bag Man' Starring Robert De Niro, John Cusack & Crispin Glover

  • By Christopher Schobert
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  • February 28, 2014 12:04 PM
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The Bag Man
The first sign there is something seriously wrong with “The Bag Man” is the poster. In the same size font, we see the names of the film’s three stars: John Cusack, Rebecca Da Costa, and Robert De Niro. Equal billing for Cusack, De Niro, and … Da Costa? Who is Rebecca De Costa? Why is her name given equal status? And for that matter, why does De Niro look like Bernie Madoff playing Robert Evans, or vice versa? And why does Cusack look more like Richard Nixon here than he did playing Nixon in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”? And what to make of the writing underneath the title “The Bag Man”? It reads: “THE CAT’S IN THE BAG,” followed by “INSPIRED BY THE STORY ‘THE CAT’ BY MARIE-LOUISE VON FRANZ”? What the hell is happening here?!

Watch: 2-Hour Talk With 'Wet Hot American Summer' & 'The State' Writer/Actor Michael Showalter

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • February 28, 2014 11:37 AM
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Wet Hot American Summer
Michael Showalter has done a little bit of everything in the world of comedy, film, and television. He’s perhaps best known for being a member of sketch comedy groups such as "The State" and "Stella" and for writing “Wet Hot American Summer” with David Wain. Wain and Showalter have recently collaborated on another film, “They Came Together,” which premiered at Sundance last month (our review) and, hopefully, it will come out in theaters later this year. One thing you may not know is that Showalter has also been working on the ABC show “Super Fun Night,” which is in the middle of its first season.

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