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Fresh Images From 'Out Of The Furnace' Plus New Poster For 'American Hustle'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2013 1:10 PM
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Out Of The Furnace
It really is beginning to look a lot like Christmas, particularly if you're a fan of Christian Bale. The man has hung up the cape and cowl, but has been staying busier than Bruce Wayne at the Playboy mansion. The actor has two movies coming in December, released within weeks of each other: the gritty midwestern crime drama "Out of the Furnace" and the glitzy, true story inspired con flick "American Hustle." And some fresh looks have arrived for both.

10 Films To See In November

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • November 1, 2013 12:46 PM
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Films to see in November
As you prepare to gather around the Thanksgiving table with your friends, there’s one thing to be thankful for: Oscar season is upon us! Movies are getting better and the awards are going to start trickling in. So load up on the tryptophan-laced turkey, get those holiday Fandango passes out, and let’s go to the movies!

Bong Joon-Ho To Produce Korean Sea Thriller 'Haemoo,' Authors Of 'Snowpiercer' Novel Discuss American Cut

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • November 1, 2013 12:21 PM
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Chris Evans, Snowpiercer
No matter the extent to which director Bong Joon-ho is collaborating with Harvey Weinstein on cutting his sci-fi thriller “Snowpiercer” (our review) for U.S. release (now pushed to 2014), it's clear he's hasn't let the hold-up slow him down for future projects. The start of this month saw Bong discussing his next likely directorial effort “Okja," a U.S. and Korea-set film about “a very unique woman,” and now he's settling into a producer role for a project that brings together some of his former collaborators.

Watch: 30-Minute Woody Allen Stand Up TV Special From 1965; Pushes For Oscar Recognition For Casting Directors

  • By Ben Brock
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  • November 1, 2013 11:39 AM
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Woody Allen
Woody Allen has been a major cultural presence for more than half a century now, and though he got his start in stand-up (for more of which, see below), most of those 50 years have been spent making movies, beginning with 1965's “What's New Pussycat?”. In that time, the man has worked with an absurd array of actors, helping to forge and reforge careers and paying attention, to this day, to performers he thinks are undervalued by the rest of Hollywood: see for instance his recent praise for Louis CK, a fellow writer, comic, actor and source of quotable remarks on masturbation.

Jake Gyllenhaal Gets In The Ring For Boxing Drama ‘Southpaw’

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2013 11:23 AM
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Jake Gyllenhaal
The boxing drama "Southpaw" has taken a few body shots during the development process. At one time set up at Sony and MGM, it had rapper Eminem attached to star, but things didn't come together and it was thrown on the backburner. But sensing that there is a good movie here, The Weinstein Company snapped it up earlier this year and it seems things are moving right along, with another actor now ready to strap on the gloves.

Contest: Win 'Parkland' Prize Pack Including Poster Signed By Zac Efron & Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2013 11:01 AM
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Parkland, Efron
Next week, the nation will remember one of the most tragic moments in its history, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Still discussed, debated and argued to this day, whether or not it was Lee Harvey Oswald acting alone or a vast network of people operating in a conspiracy for unseen forces, lives were changed dramatically that day, not just for the Kennedys, but also for everyone on the ground in Dallas. And the new film "Parkland" explores the array of characters who will never forget that afternoon in Dealey Plaza.

'Sleepaway Camp' Up For Reboot, Watch Vincenzo Natali's Horror Pilot 'Darknet' & 'Nurse 3D' Gets A Sexy New Poster

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • November 1, 2013 10:39 AM
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While the rest of us were perfecting our Javier Bardem getups from “The Counselor” and heading out into the cold, murky night for Halloween thrills, a number of similarly-themed announcements landed as well, promising a slasher franchise headed for reboot status, a first look at a horror pilot from the director of “Splice”, and an new release date and poster for a delayed exploitation pic.

Watch: LCD Soundsytem's James Murphy's Meditative Debut Short Film 'Little Duck' Plus Odd Future's Horror Movie

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • November 1, 2013 10:16 AM
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As anyone who saw the LCD Soundsystem concert doc “Shut Up And Play The Hits” can attest, frontman and producer James Murphy needs to stay busy to stay happy, and since the band's end in 2011, he's done just that: an acting role in Rick Alverson's caustic film “The Comedy”, a collaboration with Gorillaz and Andre 3000 for Converse, and producer on the Yeah Yeah Yeah's “Mosquito” and Arcade Fire's recent album “Reflektor.” But Murphy's also had his eye on directing as well, and now his debut short film has hit the web.

Review: Mariel Hemingway Documentary 'Running From Crazy' An Uneven Therapy Session

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • November 1, 2013 10:05 AM
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“Running From Crazy,” the new documentary from Barbara Kopple, the Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker, opens with the film’s subject, Mariel Hemingway, and her daughter posing for a Town & Country photoshoot. This is a subtle first indication that our subject doesn’t lead your average life, in more ways than one. Of course, the Hemingway last name has tipped that off pretty quickly already, and the film delves into the weight of that legacy, as well as the hard-living and subsequent tragedy that has come to define the Hemingway name. The film’s focus is on the enormous effort that Mariel expends in order to differentiate herself from that tradition, but is the task too Sisyphean? This is a question that the film skirts, but never quite gets there, and the apparent avoidance is to its detriment.

Dane DeHaan Feeling 'Tulip Fever,' Melisandre Feels 'Incarnate,' Alan Arkin & Amanda Seyfried Have A ‘Wonderful Time’ & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2013 9:46 AM
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Developing for nearly a decade, the adaptation of Deborah Moggach's "Tulip Fever"has seen all kinds of names — John Madden, Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Peter Chelsom, Tom Hooper — kick the tires, but nothing coalesced. But earlier this year the wheels started spinning again with Alicia Vikander became attached, and now she may be joined by Dane DeHaan.

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