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Jim Jarmusch Working On An Opera, ‘Stooges’ Doc Still Happening & A New Film Is Hopefully Shooting This Fall

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 5, 2014 12:22 PM
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Jim Jarmusch
Written and conceptualized before “Broken Flowers,” Jim Jarmusch’s moody, melancholic and utterly hilarious vampire movie “Only Lovers Left Alive” took a long time to come to life. Seven years in fact. Written with Tilda Swinton in mind — who Jarmusch adores — the movie could never quite find its funding (and even had Michael Fassbender as the lead at one point), but Swinton and actor John Hurt (who was also onboard the project very early), never gave up on the movie, and stayed encouraging during the ups and downs of its development.

'Catch The Throne' Mixtape With Hip-Hop Songs About 'Game Of Thrones' From Big Boi, Common & More Coming

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 5, 2014 12:02 PM
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Game Of Thrones
Well played HBO, well played. The cable outlet hasn't stopped finding new ways to promo the biggest show on their slate, including the recent announcement of “The Epic Fan Experience” on March 20th at the Cushman & Wakefield Theater at Barclays Center in Brooklyn that will treat 7000 fans to an advanced screening of the fourth season’s debut episode. Tickets cost $15, go on sale through Ticketmaster on March 6th for $15, with all proceeds to going to charity. But if you're not in Brooklyn or don't want to shell out $15 for one episode, here's another way to ride the "Game Of Thrones" pre-season train.

Watch: Go Behind-The-Scenes Of The Barrel Chase Sequence In 'The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • March 5, 2014 11:42 AM
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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Its loss this past Sunday night to “Gravity” doesn’t discount the effectiveness of the visual effects work in “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” While Weta Digital’s work on the film’s titular dragon garnered the most attention last December, the effects company’s wizardry can be seen throughout the entire film and a new video has arrived online detailing how one particular non-Smaug-related sequence in the film was created.

Exclusive: 4-Minute Clip From Restored 1979 Cult Sci-Fi/Horror 'The Visitor' Will Melt Your Mind

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 5, 2014 11:25 AM
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The Visitor
It's the kind of thing that only the madcap movie world of the 1970s produced. Because what else could explain a sci-fi/horror movie that's led by John Huston—playing an intergalactic warrior!—and features Shelley Winters, Glenn Ford, Lance Henriksen, Franco Nero and Sam Peckinpah? (Yes, that Sam Peckinpah). It's the stuff that cult movies are made of and that's just what happened, and now it's coming back to theaters thanks to the folks at Drafthouse Films.

Watch: Spoiler Supercut Reveals The Endings Of All The Movies On IMDb's Top 250

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • March 5, 2014 11:04 AM
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The Sixth Sense
The proliferation of cheap non-linear editing software and video-streaming sites has made the video-mashup and supercut a common occurrence online. In today’s case, an older supercut—two years old—has made the rounds online recently that acts as a nice chaser after the Oscars.

Watch: New Clip And Images From 'The Zero Theorem,' Terry Gilliam Responds To Zack Snyder

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 5, 2014 10:37 AM
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The Zero Theorem
"Watchmen" may have come out five years ago, but it feels like yesterday given the back-and-forth that's happening through the various participants in the project. Joel Silver, producer of the version that was once slated be directed by Terry Gilliam, started the ball rolling by calling out Zack Snyder's film as being a "slave" to Alan Moore's comic. Snyder didn't take long to respond, declaring that his movie was made to "save it from the Terry Gilliams of the world," and now Gilliam himself has entered the fray.

Watch: New Gwen & Peter Featurette For ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Plus Two Motion Posters

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 5, 2014 10:21 AM
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2
The amazing marketing machine for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" rolls on, and it seems like (for now) Sony is done with pumping out new trailers, and is instead turning their attention to featurettes, which include a smattering of previously unseen footage.

Exclusive: Experience Jóhann Jóhannsson's Score For 'McCanick' In New Featurette

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 5, 2014 10:05 AM
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McCanick
If you've been a reader of this site, you'll know that one composer who has caught our ear in a big way is Jóhann Jóhannsson. Over the past few years, his profile has risen with work on several films including So Yong Kim's "For Ellen" and Lou Ye's "Mystery," before landing last year in multiplexes across the country with his haunting, gorgeous work on Denis Villeneuve's "Prisoners." And with 2014 upon us, Jóhannsson is back with more music to capture our attention.

'Black Snake Moan' Team Craig Brewer & Justin Timberlake Back Together For 'The Idolmaker'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 5, 2014 9:44 AM
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Black Snake Moan Craig Brewer Justin Timberlake
Director Craig Brewer knows his way around music-centered flicks. He broke out with rapper tale "Hustle & Flow," brought swamp stomping blues to the big screen with "Black Snake Moan" and made the kids fight for their right to dance in the "Footloose" remake. And now he's going back to the golden era of pop for another music movie.

Ashanti Writing Music For 'Tupac' Biopic, Belle & Sebastian Scoring 'The Dog Thrower' Starring Matthew Perry

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 5, 2014 9:16 AM
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Belle & Sebastian
As directors and screenwriters prep their scripts and shots, behind-the-scenes composers and songwriters start tuning the music to accompany those projects. And more often these days, it's not composers being sought create the soundtrack to music, but pop stars and bands, and today brings news of a couple famous names bringing their brand to some upcoming movies.

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