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NYFF Review: 'Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out' Depicts A Filmmaker In Crisis Mode Overshadowing Her Subject

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • September 28, 2012 9:57 AM
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In “Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired,” filmmaker Marina Zenovich attempted to shine a light on the darker corners of the Polanski rape case that forced him to flee the country. Its affect was considerable in the public perception of his case, to the point where it was soon reopened by investigators. Unfortunately, that led to a legal reconsideration as well, bringing heat to a longstanding desire from law enforcement officials to bring Polanski to justice. There’s no room for compassionate reconsideration in the world of law enforcement, but Zenovich’s follow-up, “Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out,” suggests that there’s possibly room for deception and corruption.

'The Dark Knight Rises' Blu-ray Features Cowl Packaging, 17 Featurettes, Zero Commentary

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • September 28, 2012 9:45 AM
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What’s the most anticipated Blu-ray release of the year? Think what you like about the relative merits of the likes of “Prometheus” and “The Avengers,” but the one everyone has been waiting for is “The Dark Knight Rises.” The conclusion of Christopher Nolan’s epic trilogy will be available to own at home from December 4th, and fans of limited edition packaging will be thrilled to learn that there will be a very special version of the film, which comes with a model of Batman’s shattered cowl sitting on top of a stand that contains the discs.

'Skyfall' Arrives A Day Earlier On IMAX & 'Dead Man Down' Moves Up To March

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • September 28, 2012 9:23 AM
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We've got scheduling changes for two films so break out your calendars and read below.

Watch: Spoiler-Ish Clip From 'Cloud Atlas' Jumps Through All The Film's Storylines

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • September 28, 2012 9:00 AM
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Let’s get this out of the way up front. If you want to walk into the Tom Tykwer and the Wachowski Starship's “Cloud Atlas” pure, do not watch the video below. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. However, if you've read the book already it probably won't be too big of a deal.

Fantastic Fest Review: The Kids Are Alright In Dan Bradley's Sturdy Remake of 'Red Dawn'

  • By William Goss
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  • September 27, 2012 9:00 PM
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After North Korean forces set foot on American soil in a clandestine invasion, one character utters that “this was bound to happen sooner or later.” He may just as well be referring to the fact that yet another beloved ‘80s title has been tapped for a remake by Hollywood; this time around, it’s “Red Dawn,” John Milius’ moderately beloved 1984 paean to small-town might and Soviet panic. Dan Bradley’s version won’t sway anyone who already construes the mere prospect of an update as something resembling sacrilege, and it’s unlikely to leave as potent an impact on its current generation, but it stands well enough on its own as an efficient, exciting tale of teenage insurgency.

Watch: Cannes Reel Unveiled For 'The Master' To Thank Fans For Their Support

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 27, 2012 7:36 PM
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After a record-breaking limited release opening weekend, and a very strong second week that saw the movie expand to over 700 screens, Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" continues to build buzz as it makes its way across the country. And as a thank you to those who have been following and supporting the film, a four-minute reel featuring lots of deleted/unused footage has been unveiled.

25 New Photos From Ben Affleck's Thriller 'Argo'

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • September 27, 2012 7:34 PM
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Ben Affleck's third feature-length effort "Argo" is like three movies in one. It's a thriller, a political drama, and even a Hollywood satire. The fact that it seamlessly mixes in the latter -- the comedy and near-absurdity of a fake Hollywood production -- with the grave and somber do-or-die drama of American citizens trapped in Iran during the late 1970s Islamic revolution, is a testament to just how good of a director Affleck has become. We raved about the film in Telluride. It's gripping, entertaining and funny, a slam dunk of a crowd-pleaser and yet a smart and engaging thriller in the classic '70s mold (see "All The President's Men," "Three Days Of the Condor" and the like; yes, it's very much in the spirit of that filmmaking). Here's the synopsis.

Blood, Puke & 'Seven Psychopaths': New Clip From Martin McDonagh's Upcoming Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 27, 2012 5:59 PM
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Talk about making an entrance. Covered in blood and vomit, you might think that this is as bad as it's going to get for Marty, but in "Seven Psychopaths," there isn't one outrageous moment in the movie that director Martin McDonagh doesn't match with something that takes it just a little bit further.

Hilary Swank Will Have Lou Gehrig's Disease In 'You're Not You'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • September 27, 2012 5:29 PM
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After a whirlwind decade for Hilary Swank, which included winning Oscars for lead roles in both “Boys Don’t Cry” and “Million Dollar Baby,” things have slowed down recently for the actress – with only a couple films like 2010’s “Conviction” and a bit role in “New Years Eve” standing out recently. But Swank seems to be making her way back to the screen in a big way, with a Phillip Noyce-helmed HBO TV movie entitled “Mary & Martha” in the pipeline, a part alongside Meryl Streep in Tommy Lee Jones' "The Homesman," and now she’s lining up yet another feature.

Daniel Radcliffe Eyes Fox's 'Frankenstein'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 27, 2012 4:59 PM
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While Shawn Levy considered directing it for a while, it appears that Levy moving off the project and directing "The Internship" instead, and Fox hiring "Lucky Number Slevin" helmer Paul McGuigan to direct, has put a new surge of electricity back into the studio's brewing "Frankenstein." And that juice could bring with it a major franchise star to take the lead role.

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