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Watch: More Minions In First Trailer For 'Despicable Me 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 31, 2012 12:24 PM
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After somewhat oddly announcing "Despicable Me 2" by having the minions "sing" The Beach Boys earlier this year, Universal has returned with the first official trailer for the sequel to their hit 2010 movie. And they are keeping those yellow creatures -- arguably, the key to the success of the whole thing -- right up front and center.

Annapurna Pictures Is Poised To Relaunch The 'Terminator' Franchise, But Can They Rescue A Damaged Brand?

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 31, 2012 12:05 PM
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Annapurna Pictures is having an interesting year. While they’ve backed some of the most exciting films of 2012 from some of our best auteurs (with tremendous casts to boot) -- Paul Thomas Anderson’s "The Master," Andrew Dominik’s "Killing Them Softly," John Hillcoat’s "Lawless" and coming up, Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty” -- as suggested in a somewhat alarmist piece by the Wrap recently, Annapurna Pictures could use a hit.

New Zealand Really Likes 'The Hobbit': Peter Jackson Cameos In Air New Zealand Safety Vid & Gollum Gets Airport Sculpture

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 31, 2012 11:43 AM
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Holy Middle Earth! It's safe to say that New Zealand and Peter Jackson are in the midst of love affair, with the director bringing shine and interest to the country thanks to shooting his "Lord Of The Rings" trilogy in the country, utilizing their pristine natural settings. And while there was a brief moment when it looked like that relationship was going to be frayed, with a labor dispute finding Jackson threatening to take "The Hobbit" movies elsewhere, all ended well. And with the first of the trilogy set to hit theaters in just over a month, Jackson and New Zealand have solidified their friendship.

John Cusack To Star In Stephen King's 'Cell' & Financial World Drama 'Due Process'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 31, 2012 11:20 AM
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We recently put John Cusack on our list of actors who should fire their agent, but in his case, his career stall has been hampered simply by an inability to pick good projects. Maybe he got our memo or had a wake up call, because the actor is headed into two films that are certainly the most promising projects he's had in a while.

Bringing Balance To The Force? 5 Directions The New 'Star Wars' Films Could Go

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 31, 2012 10:59 AM
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Unless you've been robbed of power by Hurricane Sandy, you've probably heard that yesterday saw the biggest movie news story of the year -- if not several years -- break. Disney have purchased LucasFilm for $4 billion, and have announced that plans are moving ahead for new "Star Wars" movies, beginning with "Episode VII" in 2015 (the start of a new trilogy), with franchise creator George Lucas serving only as a creative consultant, and new talent coming in to write and direct the new films.

Gerard Butler Is A Soccer-Playing 'Dynamo'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • October 31, 2012 10:45 AM
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After the total no-show that was “Chasing Mavericks” last week, Gerard Butler hasn’t wasted any time lining up another gig. The “300” star will lead the adaptation of Andy Dougan’s “Dynamo: Defending The Honour Of Kiev.”

Watch: New Clip From 'Breaking Dawn - Part 2' Plus Music Video For Green Day's “The Forgotten”

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • October 31, 2012 10:18 AM
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Who’s looking forward to the final entry in the “Twilight” franchise? Well, if the last film’s global box office of $700 million is anything to go by, then a hell of a lot of people are. Well, there’s not long to wait now with “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2” set for release in almost every major territory between November 14th-16th, although you’ve got to feel sorry for those poor Japanese Twi-hards who have to wait until December 28th!

With George Lucas Only Consulting, Can Disney Restore The Integrity Of The ‘Star Wars’ Franchise? Does It Even Matter?

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • October 31, 2012 10:05 AM
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“We’re going to concentrate on the ‘Star Wars’ franchise,” Disney CFO Jay Rasulo said yesterday in a Disney conference call to discuss the immediate acquisition of Lucasfilm Ltd. “What we’re buying, along with the overall company, is a pretty extensive and detailed treatment for what would be the next three movies. The [new] trilogy.”

Kurt Russell, Peter Sarsgaard & Richard Jenkins To Star In Awesome-Sounding Horror Western 'Bone Tomahawk'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 31, 2012 9:44 AM
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As everyone from Anthony Mann to Kelly Reichardt have triumphantly shown, the film western remains a prime framework from which to branch out into a dozen different eccentricities. Screenwriter S. Craig Zahler has already found that out once -- having attracted the likes of Park Chan Wook to direct his unique 2006 Black List script, “The Brigands of Rattleborge” -- but now he's looking to try his own hand at subverting the genre, and he's assembled a rather killer cast to accompany him along the way.

Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thornton & Jacki Weaver Head To JFK Assassination Film 'Parkland'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • October 31, 2012 9:24 AM
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It’s no secret that Tom Hanks as a producer is fond of looking at the past, whether through the prism of the space race, in “From The Earth To The Moon,” or through war -- specifically World War II -- as in companion pieces “Band Of Brothers” and “The Pacific.” Now, Hanks will set his sights on one of the most traumatic events in American history, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, with “Parkland,” which has cast its leads.

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