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Producer Adi Shankar Says 'Dredd' Sequel Probably Won't Happen, But A Short Film Is In The Works

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • March 29, 2013 10:22 AM
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When “Dredd” came out last September, it was by all accounts a box office misfire. Despite a mostly positive critical response, and fanboy approval, audiences in general did not seem to want to flock to the 3D action/sci-fi film. Perhaps it was the lack of any big names, or a lackluster marketing campaign. Perhaps it was its mid-September release which does not always equal big box office numbers. So, naturally, this does not bode well for a possible sequel to the film. Adi Shankar, a producer on the film, confirmed just as much recently.
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Watch: Supercut Of (Nearly) Every Video Game In 'The Simpsons'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • March 29, 2013 10:01 AM
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Regardless of where your anticipation for new “The Simpsons” episodes stands, one aspect of the show most agree is still strong is in its irreverent gallery of made-up brands, store names, and products. Names like Java The Hut and Bloodbath And Beyond hold a special place in the show's 24-year history, and College Humor have now paid proper tribute by focusing on just the range of video games on display.

Watch: Episode 3 Of Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola's 'Prada Candy L'Eau' Starring Lea Seydoux

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 29, 2013 9:36 AM
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Ah, to be young, beautiful, French and caught between two persistent and handsome men. That's the basic premise of Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola's obviously whimsical series of shorts for Prada, and the third and final installment has now arrived bringing the story to a close.

Lots Of New Wonderful & Weird Images From Michel Gondry's 'Mood Indigo'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 29, 2013 9:17 AM
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With a release date in France just weeks away, and with "Mood Indigo" looking like a return to form for Michel Gondry, we're still patiently awaiting word of any kind of stateside release. The film still needs a U.S. distributor to step up and bring it to theaters, and hopefully there will be some news soon, but until then we'll just have to look from afar at what we're missing.

'Iron Man 3' Soundtrack Features Passion Pit, Imagine Dragons, Rogue Wave & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 29, 2013 9:05 AM
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While the Marvel mega merchandising and marketing machine has left no stone unturned, the soundtracks for their film have always been pretty random affairs. Last year's collection of tunes for "The Avengers" was hilariously out of touch with lots of meathead music, while the AC/DC powered tuneage for "Iron Man 2" was particularly uninspired. But it seems that for "Iron Man 3," the comic studio has hired some people who know a thing or two about what the kids want to hear and have pulled together a halfway respectable line up.

R.I.P. 'Withnail & I' And 'Harry Potter' Star Richard Griffiths (1947-2013)

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 29, 2013 7:01 AM
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Good Friday just became significantly worse, with the news that veteran British character actor Richard Griffiths has passed away at the age of 65, due to complications from heart surgery. A star of stage and screen for close to forty years, the actor was best known for playing a pair of uncles -- Uncle Monty in "Withnail & I," and Vernon Dursley in the "Harry Potter" franchise, but was behind dozens of memorable roles that stretch far beyond those two.

Major 'Man Of Steel' Rumor/Spoiler Looks Like It Might Be True

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 28, 2013 10:57 PM
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We shouldn't have to tell you, but fair warning and don't cry if you keep on reading past this: there will be major spoilers below. If you don't want "Man Of Steel" ruined for the love of God stop reading right here.

Review: 'Room 237' An Outstanding, Fascinating & Funny Exploration & Celebration Of 'The Shining'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 28, 2013 7:00 PM
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Is "The Shining" just a horror movie about a guy who goes berserk in a hotel, or is it subversively about the history of American genocide? Why did Stanley Kubrick use cans of Calumet and Tang in the hotel's storeroom? Were these just random products, or were they each chosen and framed in the camera with a specific intent? And what's the deal with the Bill Watson? If you think you know "The Shining," guess again, as Rodney Ascher's outstanding "Room 237" goes down the rabbit hole of the meanings and interpretations of the horror classic, from the plausible to the outlandish.

Martin Scorsese Developing 'Gangs Of New York' TV Series

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 28, 2013 6:48 PM
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It's probably safe to say that "Gangs Of New York" is likely the most divisive movie Martin Scorsese has made over the past decade or so. And it was also seemingly one plagued with rumors that Harvey Weinstein essentially neutered Scorsese's better (though still flawed) and preferred cut. It's something the fimmaker would deny, saying the theatrical cut is the one he intended.

Review: Quentin Dupieux's Latest Is More Enjoyably Weird Than 'Wrong'

  • By Kimber Myers
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  • March 28, 2013 5:56 PM
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Quentin Dupieux directs like David Lynch. On mushrooms. With a head injury. After reading a lot of Haruki Murakami. We promise we mean this in the best way possible, to both Dupieux and those struggling with traumatic brain injury. There are elements of the surrealist auteur's work in the off-kilter comedy "Wrong," from the sometimes dissonant, creepy score to the juxtaposition of the the mundane and the truly odd. But comparisons to the "Lost Highway" director aside, Dupieux is a filmmaker all his own whose mind clearly works in ways that most others' can't or won't. He embraces the weird with such glee and abandon, that it's hard not to shrug your shoulders, smile and join the group hug.

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