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Joss Whedon Says Quicksilver & Scarlet Witch “A Huge Part” Of 'Avengers 2,' Wasn't Initially Certain About 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'

  • By Jason McDonald
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  • July 1, 2013 10:23 AM
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It was a big week for Joss Whedon who managed to nab several honors at the 2013 Saturn Awards. Not only did he win Best Director for “The Avengers,” but the superhero blockbuster also won Best Science Fiction Film. And though he only served as a writer on the film, he had to be pretty proud that “The Cabin in the Woods” took home Best Horror/Thriller Film. Before Joss could accept those awards, though, he had to navigate the minefield of reporters looking to get the next big exclusive out of him. While on the red carpet, Joss discussed sharing Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch with the upcoming X-Men film and why he didn’t initially believe in “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

Exclusive: Teaser & Clip For Found Footage Horror 'Absence'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 1, 2013 9:58 AM
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Believe it or not, fetal abduction is a real and pretty horrifying crime, but what happens if an unborn baby goes missing for causes that are perhaps otherworldy? That's the question co-writer and director Jimmy Loweree asks with his debut found footage horror "Absence." And with the movie on its way to theaters we've got an exclusive teaser and clip from the movie to take you into its chilling premise.
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Listen: "Getaway" From 'Arrested Development,' Soundtrack For All 4 Seasons In The Works

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • July 1, 2013 9:43 AM
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Arrested Development, Netflix
The fourth season of “Arrested Development” brought a number of alterations to the much-anticipated series: the fractured narrative, its single-character episodes, the ramped-up narration by Ron Howard. Even the show's music felt different -- its upbeat swing score higher in the mix and more noticeable in its presence. However, the mid-season pop gem, “Getaway” was a hilarious season highlight, and now the song, alongside the Bluth family's past musical output, is gearing up for release.

Cannes Palme D'Or Winner 'Blue Is The Warmest Color' Not Likely To Enter The Oscar Race, Says French Distributor

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • July 1, 2013 9:23 AM
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Abdellatif Kechiche's 'Blue is the Warmest Color', Lea Seydoux
In the months following Cannes and its Palme D'Or shared by both director and lead actresses, director Abdellatif Kechiche's romance “Blue Is The Warmest Color” has weathered a host of controversial interjections, from allegations of crew exploitation to author Julie Maroh's opinions on the adaptation of her graphic novel. Still, talk of awards season love has never left the conversation (our review here), but now the film's French distributor has pointed to just the opposite result, at least in terms of Oscar gold.

Review: 'The Lone Ranger' Starring Johnny Depp & Armie Hammer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 1, 2013 9:04 AM
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The Lone Ranger, Armie Hammer, Johnny Depp
"What's with the mask?" is a question frequently asked throughout "The Lone Ranger," both as a running gag and a reminder it seems, that the film will give you everything you ever wanted to know about masked hero, and then some. Walt Disney's high-priced potential franchise has a lot riding on it, and not just the pricetag which is well north of $215 million (not including marketing). If successful, it could mean yet another series tied to megastar Johnny Depp (who has a fifth "Pirates Of The Caribbean," and a second "Alice In Wonderland" brewing at the studio) and another property joining the studio's growing list of annual revenue streams. So perhaps it's not a surprise that they want to make sure that audiences everywhere get as much mythology and background on The Lone Ranger and Tonto, particularly as they are two old-fashioned, decades old characters that might be out of step with Superman and Iron Man type heroes of today. But it's just too bad all that franchise building gets in the way of telling a good yarn.

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