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As 'The Dark Knight Rises' Prepares To Open Huge, A New TV Spot Lands; Has A Press Release Given Away A Surprise Appearance?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 29, 2012 2:20 PM
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With "The Avengers" now sitting pretty as the third-biggest money-making movie of all time, many started wondering -- even back in April -- if Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises" would match Marvel's impressive tally (not that box office means anything in terms of movie quality, but we digress...) Well, it looks like it will. Almost. 

In Theaters: 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' & 'Magic Mike' Will 'Take This Waltz;' 'Ted' Wants To Be 'People Like Us'

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • June 29, 2012 2:16 PM
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There are different kinds of magic. Everyday occurrences, for example, are full of mysterious moments that may be beyond reasoning: coincidences, fate, déjà vu. Like falling in love with a stranger, only to find out that he lives next door. Of course, there’s the flat-out supernatural, the kind that only happens to a select few, and the Harry Potter/Gandalf variety too. Talking, walking, pothead teddy bears and fantastical creatures rising from melted ice caps would fall into that latter category. However you see it, there’s magic waiting for you in the cinemas this weekend. Double, double toil and trouble. Abracadabra. Lumos!

5 Directors Who Could Helm Marvel's 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Movie

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 29, 2012 1:39 PM
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After much speculation, it seems that we now know the identity of Marvel's secret film that's been long targeted for a May 2014 release. And it's not "Ant-Man," or "Black Panther," or "Runaways," or "Doctor Strange." It's "Guardians Of The Galaxy," the cosmic adventure that was a favorite in the 1970s before being revived recently.

Exclusive: SXSW Award-Winning Doc 'Her Master's Voice' Acquired By Virgil Films & Entertainment

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 29, 2012 1:22 PM
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Over the past little while, we've seen a couple of documentaries come along that shed light onto some intriguing avenues of the entertainment world, such as "Paul Williams: Still Alive," about the '70s personality/songwriter/multitasker, and "Being Elmo," which focused on the man behind one of the most lovable creations on "Sesame Street." And now, another look at unique performer will be making its way to viewers later this year.

Watch: New Clips For Fernando Meirelles' Relationship Drama '360' Starring Jude Law & Rachel Weisz

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 29, 2012 1:00 PM
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Infidelity, heartbreak, sex and more unspool and reverberate in Fernando Meirelles' "360," an ensemble drama looking at men and women and how they love. With the movie now available on VOD, a couple of clips have landed online to give you a sneak peek at what you can expect.

Tommy Lee Jones Joins Luc Besson's Darkly Comedic Actioner 'Malavita'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • June 29, 2012 12:36 PM
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We’ve given a lot of credit to Tommy Lee Jones recently for his willingness to step out so late in his career and try on different hats, like writing, directing, and starring in the pioneer-era tale “The Homesman,” as well as going a little more comedic (and raunchy) than he’s used to in the Meryl Streep co-starring “Hope Springs.” And now he’s set to star in a dark comedy/action mish-mash for Luc Besson. While other aging talent remains comfortable turning in repetitive or forgetable performances, Jones just keeps on rolling.

New Images & Details For Disney’s Black-And-White Short ‘Paperman’

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • June 29, 2012 12:16 PM
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One of the many reasons we’re super-pumped about this fall’s “Wreck-It Ralph,” the Disney animated feature set inside the world of videogames, is that preceding the feature is “Paperman,” a groundbreaking new short film by John Kahrs that ingeniously combines traditional hand-drawn animation with cutting-edge computer graphics. In short: it very well could be the future of traditional Disney animation. And thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we now have new details and images from the film (which just had a splashy screening at the Los Angeles Film Festival).

Exclusive: Poster For Craig Zobel's Controversial Sundance Hit 'Compliance'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 29, 2012 12:04 PM
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Controversial, upsetting, disturbing and memorable, there are few films this year that have gotten audiences talking like "Compliance" has. Based on a true story, the movie is an unwavering look at the power of authority to make people do unspeakable and humiliating things, and the film's bracing examination of those themes has been a major conversation starter. Earning buzz at Sundance, SXSW and BAMcinemaFEST, "Compliance" will hit theaters later this summer, and to get the ball rolling, we've got the exclusive poster for the film below.

Synopsis For 'Monsters' Sequel 'The Dark Continent' Synopsis Promises Sci-Fi By Way Of 'Heart Of Darkness'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • June 29, 2012 11:45 AM
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Gareth Edwards’ 2010 film “Monsters” was the sort of sci-fi film you don’t see every day, and the critical reaction was appropriately positive. While many focused on the fact that Edwards was able to not break the bank creating fully realized worlds and creatures literally on his own computer, the film was also a pretty engaging story, featuring a standout performance by actor Scoot McNairy. Edwards has since moved on too MUCH bigger fare with the Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures-produced “Godzilla” reboot, but he’s also carved out time to get another smaller independent film that’s akin to a “robot 'Star Wars' ” titled “Forever.” However, interest in his debut “Monsters” still resides, with news first hitting around the middle of 2011 that a sequel was in the works, and an announcement arriving earlier this month that the newly coined "Monsters: The Dark Continent" would be heading our way soon.

'Mad Max: Fury Road' Won't Shoot In 3D, But Will Be Post-Converted

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 29, 2012 11:16 AM
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Minor news out of Namibia today which may upset some slightly, but all in all, it shouldn't be much of a concern. George Miller's long-gestating "Mad Max: Fury Road," which had been in the works for a few years now, but was delayed for almost 24 months due to innapropriate weather conditions (Australian deserts that were too lush and green instead of barren), won't be shooting in 3D as originally planned.

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