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New Posters For 'Oz The Great And Powerful' & 'Life Of Pi' Arrive

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2012 4:45 PM
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Besides a trailer over the summer, things have been pretty quiet around Sam Raimi's "Oz The Great And Powerful," but with the spring release date now approaching, Disney are starting to get the marketing ball rolling, and to kick it off, they've unveiled the first of three posters for the movie.

Roger Avary To Write & Direct 'Castle Wolfenstein'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2012 4:18 PM
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Man, remember when those "Castle Wolfenstein" games were popular or were cutting edge? Remember when "Return To Castle Wolfenstein" was a big deal? Damn, we feel old. And yet, the brand and franchise continue to endure, and the long-gestating movie looks like it's finally happening, with a rather interesting name set to guide.

Review: 'A Late Quartet' Is A Soap Opera Symphony That Hits All The Wrong Notes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2012 3:59 PM
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Certainly, if a film pulls together a cast that includes Philip Seymour Hoffmam, Christopher Walken and Catherine Keener, there's going to be something worth enjoying. And indeed, the trio give top shelf performances as we've always come to expect from them in "A Late Quartet." But it's just too bad that they're in service of Yaron Zilberman's film, which takes the unique focus of a string quartet in Manhattan and puts it in the middle of a standard and unsatisfying soap opera that spins off into one subplot too many.

Jamie Foxx To Play Electro In 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2012 3:34 PM
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Damn, now this is how you raise the game for a sequel. With plans already underway to kill off Emma Stone's Gwen Stacy in order to match the tragic arc in the comics, the folks behind the second installment of "The Amazing Spider-Man" trilogy have bagged a helluva name to go toe-to-toe with Peter Parker.

Taylor Lautner Says 'Breaking Dawn Part 2' Will Have "Twist" Ending That's Different From The Book

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2012 3:09 PM
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YOU GUYS. Just over two weeks until Edward, Bella, bad CGI, wooden line readings and more reunite for the final movie in the "Twilight" franchise. ZOMG. And with the cast starting to do the press rounds, they are moistening expectations for Twihards who have booked off work to say a final goodbye to their beloved Cullens.

Review: Promising Alcoholism Drama ‘Flight’ Often Hits Rock Bottom

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • November 1, 2012 2:56 PM
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After 12 years immersed (lost?) in the world of motion capture, Robert Zemeckis re-emerges into live-action filmmaking for “Flight,” an engaging and initially very promising drama about alcoholism, redemption and forgiveness that grows uneven and long-winded as it progresses, eventually clocking in at just under 2 hours and 20 minutes. Featuring a thrilling, terrifying opening, plus many of the potent, moving elements that a conventional but admirable morality drama might boast, “Flight" is often undone by its very unsubtle choices and its problematic, strained last act.

Watch: New Short Clip Of Anthony Hopkins As 'Hitchcock' Directing Scarlett Johansson In 'Psycho' Shower Scene

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2012 2:50 PM
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When Fox Searchlight surprised many by dropping "Hitchcock" right into the midst of the Oscar season, prognosticator types wondered if would be a game changer. Well, while the verdict is still out, its awards season chances will start to be determined tonight when the film opens the AFI Fest in Los Angeles. But to start the chatter a little early this afternoon, the studio has unveiled a tiny teaser.

Columbia Pictures Snaps Up Bennett Miller's 'Foxcatcher' For Awards Season Release In 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2012 2:17 PM
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While we pointed out yesterday that Megan Ellison's ventures with auteurs and non-blockbuster films have yet to produce a breakout hit, we're certainly glad that she isn't throwing in the towel. The producer and her Annapurna Pictures are behind "Capote" and "Moneyball" director Bennett Miller's upcoming "Foxcatcher," and it's being poised for awards season attention.

Review: Rambling, Ragged 'This Must Be The Place' Isn't Nearly As Bad As You Feared

  • By James Rocchi
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  • November 1, 2012 2:03 PM
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The initial first glimpses for "This Must Be the Place" promised disaster, with a pitch of Sean Penn playing a burned-out post-punk rocker on the hunt for Nazis, and advance photos where Penn's jet-black corona of hair and dour made-up jowls made him look less like someone who had imitated The Cure's Robert Smith and more like someone who had killed, skinned and eaten Smith before donning his coiffure and face in celebration.

Shirley MacLaine & Christopher Plummer Are 'Elsa & Fred'; Rose Byrne & Hugo Weaving Go Around 'The Turning' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • November 1, 2012 1:42 PM
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Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer will star in the Michael Radford-helmed English-language remake of “Elsa & Fred.” Based on the 2005 Argentinian film, the remake will move its setting to New Orleans with “MacLaine as Elsa, a gregarious fun-loving retiree, who takes a shine to Plummer’s character, a stick-in-the-mud widower, Fred, who moves into her apartment building, but just wants to be left alone.” The film begins shooting this December in New Orleans and Rome.

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