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Watch: Jennifer Lawrence Does The Dishes In Clip From 'House At The End Of The Street' Plus New Pics From The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 30, 2012 5:30 PM
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Everything got so serious in the past couple of weeks as the awards season rolled in, didn't it? All these movies with Ideas and Themes and Concepts, all vowing to give your brain a workout on their way to various awards season honors. But if you're looking to completely switch off, grab some popcorn, feed your face and empty your mind, here comes "The House At The End Of The Street."

Venice Review: Ramin Bahrani's 'At Any Price' A Patchy But Powerful Melodrama With A Fantastic Performance By Dennis Quaid

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 30, 2012 5:09 PM
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The first three feature films by Ramin Bahrani – 2005’s “Man Push Cart,” 2007’s “Chop Shop” and 2008’s “Goodbye Solo” -- were extremely well-regarded by festival and art-house crowds (Roger Ebert called Bahrani “the director of the decade”), but barely made a dent on the wider cultural consciousness, receiving fairly limited releases and so far, making Bahrani a favourite of cinephiles, but far from a crossover success. But four years since his last film, Bahrani is back at Venice, the festival which made his name with “Man Push Cart,” for a film that threatens to push him towards the mainstream, with a starry cast and a distribution deal already in place from Sony Pictures Classics. And while perhaps not quite up there with the low-key, humanistic triumphs of his earlier films, “At Any Price” does seem likely to win him further and wider recognition.

Guy Pearce Says His 'Iron Man 3' Role Is "Cameo Stuff"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 30, 2012 4:26 PM
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Guy Pearce is a man of many faces. This year alone he went from being a space jock hero in "Lockout," to a sneering effeminate baddie in "Lawless" in two wholly different performances. That the actor is talented and versatile, you already know, and his choices tend to be both interesting and eclectic. But he still managed to raise eyebrows this spring when he signed on for a role in "Iron Man 3." Pearce doing a Marvel movie? It seemed like a odd fit for the actor who favors roles that require some research and depth, but as he says, it gave him the opportunity to dip his toes into a franchise that seemed like it could be something looser than he's used to.

"No F*ckin Cops!": It's The Red Band Trailer For 'Seven Psychopaths'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 30, 2012 4:00 PM
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As you likely already know, Martin McDonagh's "Seven Psychopaths" is one of our most highly anticipated movies of the fall. For one, its cast, which includes Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell to name just a few, rules. Secondly, it's directed and written by McDonagh, the Irish filmmaker behind "In Bruges" and the famed playwright behind such wickedly delicious pitch-black plays as "The Lieutenant of Inishmore," "The Pillowman" and "The Cripple of Inishmaan."

Watch: Trailer For 'The Iceman' With Michael Shannon Features A Parade Of Facial Hair

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 30, 2012 3:50 PM
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Well, the verdict is in from Venice on hitman thriller "The Iceman" and unfortunately...it's not great. Our man on the ground filed his review this morning and said, "being based on a true story isn’t enough to elevate a film in a well-worn genre ahead of the pack. Fans of [Michael] Shannon might get a kick out of seeing him front-and-center in a film like this, but for everyone else, it’s likely a rental at best." Bummer. And while Shannon does look good, this indeed seems like a missed opportunity.

Good Lord: FX Picks Up Charlie Sheen Sitcom 'Anger Management' for 90 More Episodes

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • August 30, 2012 3:19 PM
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In the rotating cycle of raging showbiz personas, Charlie Sheen has outshone Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin by not only shouting incoherently at things, but also expressing himself to the attention of 4.53 million viewers. After pulling in those numbers -- the largest audience for a primetime sitcom ever (round of applause) -- FX's “Anger Management” has become the network's newest ratings darling, and they've reacted accordingly with a massive extension for the next few years.

Dustin Hoffman's 'Quartet' Gets Year End Release & Rolling Stones Doc 'Crossfire Hurricane' Goes HBO In October

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • August 30, 2012 3:11 PM
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Two films are dropping near you soon, one with a bit of Oscar potential and other giving us yet another portrait of one of the most famous rock 'n' roll bands of all time.

Watch: Bruce Willis Doesn't Want To Talk About Time Travel In Clip From 'Looper'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 30, 2012 2:59 PM
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"Looper
With Rian Johnson stirring up time travel, hitmen and god knows what else in his upcoming, highly ambitious "Looper," it will take a deft hand to not only balance all the elements at play, but also provide something fresh and original. But so far, it looks the man who changed with the game with film noir in "Brick" and twisted the con artist in "The Brothers Bloom" is doing just that, and this first clip from the movie is particularly compelling.

Watch: James Franco Has Gold Bullets In New Clip From Harmony Korine's 'Spring Breakers'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 30, 2012 2:44 PM
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Wacky cornrows aren't the only things James Franco has in Harmony Korine's zany "Spring Breakers." In the latest clip from the film, he brags about the wild assortment of wares his drug-slinging dealer has in his pretty pimped out apartment/house/condo whatever.

New Images Of Adam Levine, Chloë Sevigny, Jessica Lange & More In 'American Horror Story: Asylum'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • August 30, 2012 2:19 PM
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This writer wasn’t a huge fan of the first season of the Ryan Murphy-created “American Horror Story,” but if going solely by marketing materials alone, the spooky posters that debuted Tuesday to promote season 2 alone where enough to garner some interest in checking out the new season as it heads to a Briarcliff, Massachusetts mental institution for “American Horror Story: Asylum.”

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