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Oscars: Where Do The Best Picture Contenders Stand After The SAG & Golden Globe Nominations?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 13, 2012 2:24 PM
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It's the end of a busy-ass awards week, and a pretty crucial one as far as the Oscar season goes. Within the space of a few days, we've had the LA Film Critics Circle announcements, the Critics Choice Award nods, the SAG nominations and, this morning, the Golden Globe nominees being revealed.

Christopher Nolan Responds To 'Dark Knight Rises' & 'Justice League' Tie-In Rumors, Storyline Reportedly Revealed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 13, 2012 1:46 PM
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So, about a week ago rumors surfaced that the brewing "Justice League" movie would have the God-like Darkseid as the villain of the superhero team-up movie. But just what will his nefarious plot be? Well, if this latest buzz is anything to go by, his scheme will certainly require a few hands on deck.

Sean Penn Complains That Most Actors Do "Monkey-Fuck-Rat Movies," But Says Jessica Chastain Is A "Stradivarius"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 13, 2012 1:24 PM
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If there has been one recurring theme in 2012 among movie folks, it's that cinema is dead. As we've noted, it's an alarm that has gone up more than once over the years, but there seems to at least be a sentiment that American cinema is in crisis (a feeling director James Gray recently shared with us). Someone who would agree with that is the always enjoyably cantankerous Sean Penn, and while doing the rounds for "Gangster Squad," he takes his fellow colleagues and movie studios to task for not stepping up their game.
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Watch: Second Beautifully Cryptic Trailer For Shane Carruth's 'Upstream Color'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 13, 2012 12:41 PM
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"They could be starlings." Well, are they or aren't they? Too bad, because you're not going to find out until you see "Upstream Color" or even know what the hell that question means in relation to the story.

Watch: Bilbo Baggins Gets His Contract In Clip From 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 13, 2012 12:31 PM
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Already in theaters overseas thanks to time zones and whatnot, in about ten hours, and after a long wait, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" will finally open in multiplexes across the country. So here is your last tease of the movie, and don't worry, it's from really early on in the film, so there are no spoilers.

Watch: Sergio Corbucci's 'Navajo Joe' In Full, Which Quentin Tarantino Says You Should See Before 'Django Unchained'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 13, 2012 11:56 AM
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"Django Unchained" is coming, and part of the excitement of a new Quentin Tarantino film is digging up and discovering the many movies that have influenced his work. In some ways, his films can be seen as cinephile guides, providing more than ample winks and nods to send fans scurrying to track down the movies that the director himself fell in love with as a budding filmmaker. And certainly, 'Django' won't be lacking in that department, and Tarantino himself will gladly suggest titles for you to find.

New Look At Carey Mulligan & Leonardo DiCaprio In 'The Great Gatsby'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 13, 2012 11:38 AM
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Had things gone the way they were supposed to, Leonardo DiCaprio would be pulling double duty this December, starring not only in Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained," but also in Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby." But alas, additional shooting pushed the movie back from a previously scheduled Christmas Day release to a date next spring. So until then, we'll just have to look at gorgeous people being gorgeous.

Jackie Chan Says He Dislikes His 'Rush Hour' Movies The Most, Reveals Sylvester Stallone Wanted Him To Play A Drug Baron

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 13, 2012 11:21 AM
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Nearing sixty years old, and having announced that he's retiring from action movies, it looks like Jackie Chan is ready to tell everyone how he really feels. While he's earning the wrong kind of headlines for declaring that Hong Kong is "a city of protest marches" and that "we should have rules dictating what [issues people] can march for, and which they can't," flying slightly below that are his thoughts on his own filmography. Particularly when it comes to his work in Hollywood.

Watch: 2 Clips, 3 TV Spots & New Pics From Quentin Tarantino's Epic 'Django Unchained'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 13, 2012 11:02 AM
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Perhaps the only thing that's been more divisive than 48fps this December is the reaction to Quentin Tarantino's highly anticipated spaghetti western slavery flick, "Django Unchained." It certainly divided the staff here enough that we ran three reviews taking on the movie, from praise to pointed criticism. But the fact of the matter is, the majority of the public still has to wait to weigh in with their verdict, and The Weinstein Company still has to sell a difficult picture for any time of year, particularly the holiday season.

Ben Wheatley To Produce 'Berberian Sound Studio' Director Peter Strickland's 'The Duke of Burgundy'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • December 13, 2012 10:41 AM
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In each successive picture since his 2009 black comedy “Down Terrace,” filmmaker Ben Wheatley has continually evaded expectation to create a swirl of genre delights, from his hitman horror “Kill List” to this year's “Sightseers.” He's also taken a liking to producing for others as well, and as befitting his modus operandi thus far, his latest project concerns a director unique in his vision.

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