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Anton Corbijn To Direct James Dean/Dennis Stock Relationship Tale 'Life'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 28, 2013 3:49 PM
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So remember that brief moment when it seemed like Anton Corbijn was going to walk away from making movies after his upcoming thriller "A Most Wanted Man?" Yeah, scratch that. While we wait for that picture, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Rachel McAdams, to drop, Corbijn is already moving on to this next venture and it's a return to the biopic format of his directorial debut "Control."

First Look At Kevin Costner In 'Three Days To Kill,' Valentine's Day 2014 Release Date Set

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 28, 2013 3:05 PM
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You might be under the impression that Hollywood only releases romances and dramas on Valentine's Day, hoping to lure in couples celebrating their annual moment of gross PDA. You would be wrong. In recent years, movies like "The Wolfman," "Safe House" and "Live Free Or Die Hard" hit theaters on or around V-Day, and 2014 will be no different. Granted, remakes "Endless Love" and "About Last Night" will be aiming for the heartsick, but YA adaptations "The Maze Runner" and "Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters" will also be in the mix and joining them is a movie co-written and produced by none other than Luc Besson.

'Blue Is The Warmest Color' Author Julie Maroh Not Pleased With Graphic Sex In Film, Calls It "Porn"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 28, 2013 2:26 PM
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It's just been a couple of days since Abdellatif Kechiche's "Blue Is The Warmest Color" (read our review here) walked away from Cannes with the Palme d'Or, with the prize being shared by the director and the film's stars, Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux. But the semi-controversy around the film hasn't died down. In France, where gay marriage was recently signed into law, 'Warmest' only continues the fierce debate around the issue, and weighing in with her own opinion is the woman whose work without which the movie wouldn't exist: Julie Maroh.

12 Observations On What Worked & What Didn't In The New Netflix Season Of ‘Arrested Development’

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • May 28, 2013 2:03 PM
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Binging is the new black. And thus the desire to not only gorge, but to insta-weigh-in on the new Netflix season of “Arrested Development,” which premiered over the Memorial Weekend, is in full effect. The cult of ‘AD’ has grown to a deafening roar over the years, the anticipation and expectations at the prospect of the show’s triumphant return were at an all time high going into the weekend. “Arrested Development” was neglected and then canceled in 2006 by 20th Century Fox and somehow defied the odds to return seven years later with a new lease on life thanks to Netflix and their own expanding desire for (semi) original programming. But if you’re disappointed with this new season, it may be easy to understand why. Sometimes you have to be careful what you wish for.

James Gray Reveals Details About His Developing Sci-Fi Thriller & The "Conceptual Brilliance" Of '2001'

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • May 28, 2013 12:59 PM
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Following the premiere of “The Immigrant” in competition late last week (our review is here), we got to talk to director James Gray in Cannes. We’ll have more of his thoughts on the shaping of that film, on working with Marion Cotillard for the first time, and a few minor updates on some other upcoming projects later on, but one topic we spoke about in greater depth was his recently announced sci-fi film. Plot outlines have been scarce so far, but Gray revealed some exciting details about what he has in mind, and the learnings he is taking from his own favorite sci-fi film, Stanley Kubrick’s exceptional and influential “2001: A Space Odyssey.”

'The Heat' Soundtrack Features LCD Soundsystem, Santigold, Azealia Banks, Kimbra & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 28, 2013 12:17 PM
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It's actually been a little while since we've had a good comedy at the multiplex (sorry "The Hangover Part III"), but Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy are hoping to provide some laughs in a few weeks with "The Heat." The concept is simple and promising: the pair play mismatched Boston cops, and hell, we're still not sure what the actual plot is, not that it matters. But until we can weigh in on the movie, it looks like it'll be bringing an interesting batch of tunes to the table.

Robots Smash Monsters In 2 New Images & TV Spot For ‘Pacific Rim’

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 28, 2013 11:56 AM
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"There was something weird about me from the beginning. I don't know exactly when I started loving monsters so much, but it was definitely early. When I was 4 or 5 years old, I would ask my mother, 'Can I sleep in the coffin tonight?' and I would lie down in a drawer or I would sleep in a toy box,” Guillermo Del Toro recently shared with Empire. “There's even a recording of me, aged three or four, asking for a mandrake root, for Christmas, to use in magic rituals." So yeah, needless to say, GDT has been dreaming of monsters his whole life. And "Pacific Rim" is certainly the biggest effort of his career, and a few more sneak peeks have arrived for the movie.

Watch: Clips & Trailers From All The Cannes Winners Including 'Blue Is The Warmest Color,' 'The Past,' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 28, 2013 11:13 AM
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With the red carpets rolled up, the champagne corked and every available bed now vacant in the south of France, the Croisette is now back to being a hub of the bustling beach resort at least until next May when the frenzy of the Cannes Film Festival descends again. Over the weekend, the prizes were handed out by Steven Spielberg's jury and history was made as director Abdellatif Kechiche and the two lead actresses Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux shared the Palme d'Or for very well-received relationship drama "Blue Is The Warmest Color" (read our rave review here). But it was just one of many films that got honored, including Asghar Farhadi's "The Past," the Coens' "Inside Llewyn Davis," Hirokazu Kore-Eda's "Like Father, Like Son" and many more titles including buzzed-about "Heli," "Blue Ruin," Jia Zhangke's "A Touch Of Sin," and more.

John C. Reilly Confirmed For Role In 'Guardians Of The Galaxy,' Joe Cornish Reportedly Shortlisted For 'Star Trek 3' & More

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • May 28, 2013 10:22 AM
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“Guardians of the Galaxy” is over a year away from its planned release date and filming is set to get underway very soon. So far, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Michael Rooker, Ophelia Lovibond and Lee Pace are all planned to appear in the Marvel film, but it’s this latest piece of casting information that has really perked our interest. Marvel has apparently made an offer for John C. Reilly to play the part of Rhomann Dey, a character that has been described as being the Agent Coulson of the 'Guardians' world. His character would be serving as the “go-between,” keeping the Guardians in line while reporting their activities back to S.H.I.E.L.D.

Cannes Review: ‘Stranger By The Lake’ An Impressively Controlled, Sexually Explicit Tale Of Gay Summer Love & Murder

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • May 28, 2013 10:00 AM
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The scheduling of the Cannes Film Festival works in such a way that it’s rare that we get to see any film based on anything as spontaneous as peer recommendation unless it’s already been on our radar for a few weeks beforehand. But one film that did come to our notice by that route, and then had the stars align enough for us to be able to go and see, was Alain Guiraudie’s French-language “Stranger By The Lake,” and we’re very glad it did. Tonally in the same vein of sunny noir as, say, Francois Ozon’s “Swimming Pool,” ‘Stranger’ is a sexually explicit but low-key story of lust and murder set, with almost theatrically formal rigor, in a contained few locations on the “gay side” of a lake in the French countryside over a few weeks of summer.

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