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Rumor: David Goyer Has Pitched A 'Sandman' Movie Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt To Warner Bros.

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 20, 2013 1:42 PM
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Sandman Joseph Gordon-Levitt
As always, this kind of stuff is filled with "maybes," "probablys" and "perhaps one day" — that's the way rumors go. But it's also tantalizing enough that one can't really ignore it, though as always, take this info with a big grain of salt.

Watch: 2 Cameo-Filled Full Length Trailers For 'Muppets Most Wanted' Plus New Pics

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 20, 2013 12:41 PM
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You might think with no shortage of Jim Henson creations to choose from that a Muppets movie doesn't need star power to back it up. But cameos have been a staple of the franchise since the beginning and that's not stopping with the latest entry in the series, "Muppets Most Wanted."

Watch: Jonas Cuaron's 7-Minute 'Gravity' Spin-Off Short 'Aningaaq' In Full

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 20, 2013 12:20 PM
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While we're still baffled as to why Warner Bros. didn't use this as a post-credits treat for the theatrical run of "Gravity" (though they could try and snag audiences a second time by adding it to the movie in an awards season, second run push) this will more than do. "Gravity" co-writer Jonas Cuaron's seven-minute spin-off short film "Aningaaq"has now arrived online in full for you to see.

Bill Murray & Rosemarie DeWitt Join Lisa Cholodenko' HBO Miniseries 'Olive Kitteridge'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 20, 2013 12:06 PM
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For a while there, seeing Bill Murray in a movie was like spotting a rare animal. Tales of his being difficult to reach and non-committal even when taking film roles were the stuff of legend, but it seems these days he just really wants to work. With roles already in three 2014 films — "Monuments Men," "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and "St. Vincent De Van Nuys" — and currently shooting Cameron Crowe's next effort, Murray has already signed up for his next gig.

Interview: Peter Bogdanovich Talks 'Cold Turkey,' Endless Frustration Of Orson Welles' 'The Other Side Of The Wind' & More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 20, 2013 11:45 AM
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As far as living legends go, Peter Bogdanovich is right up there. As one of the influential "New Hollywood" directors of the '70s, he reshaped stuffy Hollywood in part by paying homage to it, crafting deeply personal, beautifully photographed films that served as odes to other places and times (in movies like "The Last Picture Show" and "Paper Moon"). This month he returns to his first love, acting, for a new independent comedy called "Cold Turkey." In the film (which was originally entitled "Pasadena" and played recently at the Sarasota Film Festival), Bogdanovich plays a patriarch who is put to the test when family secrets are revealed, seemingly all at once, over a painfully honest Thanksgiving weekend. It's a subtle, nuanced performance, and proof positive that, at the tender age of 74, Bogdanovich has still got it.

Watch: 2 Deleted Scenes From 'The Great Gatsby'; F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Last Tycoon' Headed To HBO

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 20, 2013 11:39 AM
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The Great Gatsby
It might seem like it was ages ago, but it's only been a few months since Baz Luhrmann's 3D, glitter encrusted "The Great Gatsby" did the Charleston in theaters across the country. And while reviews may have been mixed and the final result certainly spotty (we discussed The 5 Most Ridiculous Things About 'The Great Gatsby'), audiences seemed to love it, with the final tally north of $340 million worldwide. Not bad at all. And if you needed a little more Fitzgerald in your life, some good news is on the horizon.

Spike Lee Says ‘Da Sweet Blood of Jesus’ Won't Be At Sundance, Hopefully Cannes, Plus New ‘Oldboy’ Posters & TV Spot

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • November 20, 2013 11:02 AM
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Oldboy,  Spike Lee
For an icon always welcome to controversy and a worthy cinematic challenge, Spike Lee’s reinterpretation of Park Chan-wook’s classic “Oldboy” is a logical fit. However, the similarities essentially end there: drawing heavily from the original Japanese manga as well, the film marks new stylistic ground for Lee, telling the story of Joe Doucett (played by Josh Brolin), a man locked up without reason and released 20 years later to find his captor and exact revenge. Not exactly Thanksgiving material, but next week is exactly when Lee will unleash his new work. And while we’ve got a couple new posters and some footage to herald its arrival, the director also recently dropped a hint as to when we’ll see his Kickstarter-bred project.

Watch: Channing Tatum Spoofs JCVD’s Epic Splits In New ’22 Jump Street’ Video

Channing Tatum, '22 Jump Street’ Spoof
You’ve likely already experienced the breathtaking beauty of the Jean-Claude Van Damme-starring Volvo Ad, where the action star demonstrates the most epic form of splits across two Volvo trucks. Set to Enya, it’s probably something you could put on a loop on a TV at a Pilates class or something. Read More »

Michel Gondry Talks Making Sense Of Noam Chomsky In New Animated Doc, Cutting ‘Mood Indigo’ & More

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • November 20, 2013 10:28 AM
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Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?, Michel Gondry
The prospect of holding ones weight conversationally with one of the world's most prominent thinkers is daunting enough, but in sitting down with cognitive scientist and activist Noam Chomsky for the animated documentary “Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?,” director Michel Gondry chooses a personal path through the intellectual distance. Illustrating Chomsky’s ideas on linguistics and his childhood memories via Gondry’s hand-drawn 16mm animation, the film is at once dense and incredibly playful, packed with the “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” director’s trademark visuals and Chomsky’s logical clarity whether explaining the emergence of language or simply what makes him happy. We sat down recently with Gondry to discuss the film, his decision to cut down his latest effort “Mood Indigo,” and why Roman Polanski shoots Paris better than any French director—but first Gondry described how his path crossed that of Chomsky in the first place.

Watch: New Trailer, Poster & Pictures For Aussie Thriller ‘Swerve’ Starring Jason Clarke

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 20, 2013 10:07 AM
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A suitcase full of money, a crooked cop, a femme fatale and plans gone wrong... It sounds like something we've seen before, but with the usually solid Jason Clarke ("Lawless," "Zero Dark Thirty," "The Great Gatsby," "White House Down") in the lead, "Swerve" is one we'll definitely be checking out.

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