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Watch: Clip From Woody Allen's 'To Rome With Love' Plus More Images From The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 2, 2012 3:13 PM
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Just like clockwork, a new Woody Allen movie is in theaters, continuing the director's annual output he's keeping up for years and years now. And while "To Rome With Love" has been playing thus far in limited release, this weekend Sony Pictures Classics will launch it wide, and to help ring in the occassion, a new clip (via Deadline) and a batch of new images have arrived for his latest Euro jaunt.

A&E 'Psycho' Prequel Series 'Bates Motel' Will Be A Cross Between 'Twin Peaks' & 'Smallville'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 2, 2012 2:36 PM
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It's a very good time to be an Alfred Hitchcock fan these days (and if you're not a fan, you're doing it wrong). Not only are there two feature films on the way -- the BBC/HBO production "The Girl" with Toby Jones and Sienna Miller and Fox Searchlight's "Hitchcock" with Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel and many many more -- but on September 25th, Universal will be dropping a 15 movie strong boxset "Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection" on Blu-ray. But if all that isn't enough to sate your appetite, Hitch is headed to the small screen as well. Sort of.

Watch: Trailer For The Thought-Provoking & Disturbing Sundance Buzz Film 'Compliance'

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  • July 2, 2012 2:23 PM
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If there's a more twisted and disturbing (in a good way) film that "Compliance" this year, this writer hasn't seen it. And following last week's debut of the poster, a full-blown trailer has arrived.

Karlovy Vary Film Fest Review: Lifers Imitate Art In Prison-Set Shakespearean Docudrama 'Caesar Must Die'

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • July 2, 2012 1:56 PM
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In a prison in Rome, real-life convicts prepare to mount a production of William Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar,” and as the night of the public performance draws nearer, their real lives and the play’s narrative conflate to the point of indistinguishability. So runs an approximate logline for the Taviani brothers’ “Caesar Must Die” which arrived at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival trailing glowing reviews and the Golden Bear from Berlin in its wake. And given that summation, it’s easy to see why it won – there are few themes more festival-friendly than the interrelatedness of art and life. But there’s a difference between suggesting that such a relation exists and exploring or commenting on its nature, a difference the veteran directors, and the more breathless of the film’s admirers, seem only sporadically to acknowledge.

Discuss: Does 'Magic Mike' Prove That Female Audiences Are Now More Reliable Than Hollywood's Staple Teen Boy Targets?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 2, 2012 1:54 PM
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For those who follow that sort of thing, this weekend was one of the more interesting in a while at the domestic box office. There were four films that broke the $25 million barrier in the same weekend, a first in history, for instance. There was the unusually precipitious drop for "Brave," a worrying sign for the once-untouchable animation factory. There was the usually impressive expansion for "Moonrise Kingdom."

New Images Of Bradley Cooper & Zoe Saldana In 'The Words'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 2, 2012 1:25 PM
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"The Words" might not be the sexiest movie title in history, but what it lacks in name appeal, the film makes up for in casting. Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana lead a cast that also includes Olivia Wilde, Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid, J.K. Simmons, Ben Barnes and Nora Arzeneder. Not bad, right?

'The Amazing Spider-Man' Director Marc Webb Talks Reboots, Music, 3D and Norman Osborn

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 2, 2012 1:05 PM
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Summer movies are always terribly complex and daunting, with a number of interested parties needing to be satiated and complicated visual effects being worked out throughout production (usually right up until the time of release). Things seem to be infinitely more daunting when it's a reboot of a popular franchise, and one directed by a director making his first blockbuster outing. Such is the case with this week's "The Amazing Spider-Man," which was directed by "(500) Days of Summer" helmer Marc Webb.

Justin Long To Star In Tom Holland's Stephen King Adaptation 'The Ten O'Clock People'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • July 2, 2012 12:40 PM
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It’s been a few years since the last major Stephen King film adaptation, the Frank Darabont-helmed “The Mist,” but that doesn’t mean studios haven’t been trying get in on the lucrative King business, and the past year alone has seen several different projects based on King’s books continue in development including the ill-fated and ambitious “The Dark Tower,” the Ben Affleck-helmed “The Stand” and Cary Fukunaga's "It" among others. Now it looks like another adaptation of King’s works is closer to reality.

'True Blood' Star Stephen Moyer, Kevin Durand & Rex Linn Join Atom Egoyan's 'The Devil's Knot'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • July 2, 2012 12:17 PM
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With shooting starting last week in Georgia, Atom Egoyan’s West Memphis Three drama “The Devi’s Knot” added some new cast members to the already extensive ensemble.

Karlovy Vary Film Festival: Helen Mirren Talks Women In Filmmaking, Violence Vs. Nudity, 'Hitchcock' & More

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • July 2, 2012 12:04 PM
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The organisers of the Karlovy Vary International FIlm Festival, taking place this week in the obscenely picturesque spa town of Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, have hit on a canny strategy. The festival’s programming has for some years now been above reproach in every respect, something that has not always been the case in its storied 47 year history, that at one point saw the event pretty much shunned because of its apparent kowtowing to the communist powers-that-were.

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