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What If They Met For The First Time Today? Watch A New Clip From 'Before Midnight'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 1, 2013 1:50 PM
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We've now spent nearly two decades with Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy), tracking their romance from country-to-country, and when we catch up with them in "Before Midnight," they're finally together and with a family. But is it bliss?

Steven Soderbergh's No Brainer Idea For Remakes: Take On Movies That Didn't Work The First Time, Not Famous Films

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 1, 2013 1:20 PM
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Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh's address at the San Francisco International Film Festival is still making waves. Blaming the studios for the demise of cinema art and seriously calling into question a flawed decision-making process about which movies get made and which don't, we could probably write a few different pieces on various aspects of this half hour talk. (In case you missed it, you can read it about here and listen to or watch to the complete speech). But one aspect that stood out to us was Soderbergh's thoughts on the remake scourge gripping Hollywood.

Fugitive, Warrior, Survivor, Legend: Watch The CinemaCon Trailer For 'The Wolverine'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 1, 2013 12:38 PM
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The Wolverine Logan Viper
CinemaCon is the annual event where theater owners and studio types come together to massage each other, tell each other it's going to be okay, and then confer about how many bajillion dollars movies will make this year. Part of that process is showing off footage to get theater owners all hot and buttery and while in years past this kind of stuff has tended to say under the radar (for example, Oscar talk for "Life Of Pi" began at CinemaCon last year after some early material was screened, well before the public saw any trailers), things are changing. The monstrous CinemaCon trailer for Guillermo Del Toro's "Pacific Rim" dropped a couple of days ago, now Fox is following suit with their "The Wolverine" spot.

Wes Anderson's 5 Best Commercials

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • May 1, 2013 12:13 PM
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There are, apparently, people in the world who don't like the movies of Wes Anderson, who turns 44 today. Of course that's fine and everyone's entitled their opinions blah blah blah, but we're unapologetic apologists for the quirky formalism of the director, even if we end up inevitably having to use one of our most despised words -- "quirky" -- to describe it. But there are other words we use, like "charming" and "stylised," which are constantly countered by detractors with things like "precious" and "twee." And yes, his style is so mannered that it walks that line, but to our mind generally the surprise of Anderson's films is, despite the fetishizable costuming and set design and despite the controlled palettes and contorted dialogue, just how deeply felt they can be -- this never more in evidence than with last year's winning and winsome "Moonrise Kingdom."

Editor Billy Weber Says Terrence Malick Working On DVD Director's Cut Of 'Tree Of Life'; 'Voyage Of Time' Coming In 2014

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 1, 2013 11:47 AM
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While Terrence Malick has become somewhat known for cutting people out of his movies (just yesterday we learned Michael Shannon was on the chopping block for "To The Wonder," and we have a whole feature devoted to actors who got snipped), in one case he's going back and putting footage back into a movie. You might remember that two years ago, cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki revealed that Malick went back to the 300 plus miles of footage he shot for "The Tree Of Life" with plans for a six hour version of the movie. And while the running time is yet to be determined, and we haven't really heard anything about it since, it does seem that Malick is preparing a longer cut of the movie.

How Marvel's Movie Risks Paid Off & How The Studio System Could Stand To Pay Attention To Them

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 1, 2013 11:00 AM
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Marvel RIsks, feature
In Steven Soderbergh's state of cinema address earlier this week, he remarked that, "Art is a very elegant problem solving model." He went on to describe his ideal model for a studio: "I think if I were going to run a studio I’d just be gathering the best filmmakers I could find and sort of let them do their thing within certain economic parameters." Now, the point of his impassioned address, which included such other applicable witticisms as "it's about horses, not races," is about what the studios should be doing versus what they are doing. But there is a studio that has followed his exact advice and it's not one you would expect: it's Marvel Studios.

Summer Movie Photos: 'Before Midnight,' 'The Heat,' 'Prince Avalanche,' 'Bling Ring' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 1, 2013 10:36 AM
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Summer preview photos
They say a picture is worth 1,000 words, so here’s 28,000 (not really) courtesy of stills from movies that run the gamut from highly anticipated sequels to smaller indie fare. Head on down below and get yr eyeballs ready.

Sharlto Copley Reteaming With Neill Blomkamp For 'Chappie'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • May 1, 2013 10:21 AM
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While it will wind up being a four year wait between “District 9” and “Elysium” when the latter picture drops this summer, Neill Blomkamp has not wasted much time prepping for his next film, the sci-fi comedy “Chappie.” And while the recent news of South African rap duo Die Antwoord being cast as the leads in the film was certainly a surprise, this particular piece of news should come as no shock to anyone.

He's Going To Kill You All: Exclusive Clip From 'No One Lives' Starring Luke Evans & Adelaide Clemens

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 1, 2013 10:06 AM
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The horror genre is filled with movies where a rogue group of bad dudes take some people captive and do some pretty nasty things to them, but what happens when one of these victims turns to be even deadlier than the villains? That's the central premise of the upcoming, gritty "No One Lives."

Jessica Chastain Is 'The Zookeeper's Wife'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • May 1, 2013 9:44 AM
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Jessica Chastain’s rise in the film industry has been nothing short of meteoric. Just think, exactly two years ago, hardly anyone knew about her. Then Cannes 2011 comes around, and she’s in two films: “Take Shelter” and “The Tree of Life.” And in short order, Chastain had arrived. Now with two Oscar nominations in two consecutive years, she looks to continue her hot streak.

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