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Guillermo Del Toro's Animated 'Book Of Life' (Formerly 'Day Of The Dead') Set For October 2014 Release

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • December 13, 2012 10:21 AM
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Though it’s been over four years since a Guillermo Del Toro-helmed film has graced the big screen, he hasn’t been resting on his laurels. Amidst all the projects he has lined up to direct himself, the Mexican filmmaker has also turned to producing interesting projects by promising up-and-coming filmmakers. Earlier this year it was announced that Del Toro would be producing CG-animated film “Day Of The Dead,” and now THR is reporting that Fox Animation Studios has come aboard to make the movie.

'The Wolverine' Makes An Emo Album Cover In New International Poster

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 13, 2012 9:56 AM
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Listen Logan, we know things might be hard right now. Silver Samurai is out there, and aspects of your personal life may not be going so well, but this is a bit much. At least put on a jacket, you'll catch your death of cold.

Watch: Sacha Baron Cohen Brings Back Ali G for British Comedy Awards

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • December 13, 2012 9:41 AM
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Swapping endlessly through his gallery of eccentrics and comedic personalities, actor Sacha Baron Cohen has nonetheless been nudged toward a conventional film career, as his exploitative, shock-based humor lacks the anonymity needed for the roles to thrive. However, before that transition is made final, Cohen was given an award for his contributions to comedy, and in doing so he brought back the character that gave him his start.

Is Benedict Cumberbatch Pulling A Marion Cotillard? Says He's Not Khan In 'Star Trek Into Darkness' But Terrorist John Harrison

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • December 13, 2012 9:19 AM
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With a nine-minute prologue playing in front of IMAX 3D showings of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" starting tonight -- and a full length trailer playing in front of non-IMAX prints -- we're getting our first real glimpse at Benedict Cumberbatch's villainous role in "Star Trek Into The Darkness." After months of speculation about who exactly the character is -- Khan? Telepath Gary Mitchell? -- we finally have a name.

'Lincoln,' 'Argo' & 'Django Unchained' Lead 2013 Golden Globes Nominations, 'Salmon Fishing In The Yemen' This Year's Surprise

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 13, 2012 8:49 AM
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In one of the bigger weeks of the awards season (bar Oscar nominations week itself), we've already seen the LA Film Critics Awards, the Critics Choice Awards and the SAG Awards, among others, hand down their winners or nominees for the films and actors of the past twelve months. And this morning, the Academy's black sheep cousin (the one who turns up at family gatherings for the free booze, namedrops about the time he met Johnny Depp, then leaves), the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, have announced their nominees for their 70th Golden Globe Awards.

'Little Miss Sunshine' Helmers Dayton & Faris To Helm Huey Newton/Bert Schneider Movie 'The Big Cigar'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 12, 2012 8:15 PM
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As we lamented more than once over the years, it took a long time for Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris, the music video veterans who made their feature debut with the multi-Oscar-nominated "Little Miss Sunshine," to make a second film. Various projects came and went including the Demetri Martin-penned "Will," and adaptations of Thomas Perrolta's "The Abstinence Teacher," which would have starred Steve Carell and Sandra Bullock.

Watch: First Trailer For Guillermo Del Toro's Monster Mash 'Pacific Rim'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 12, 2012 7:11 PM
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There's a lot of big hitters arriving in theaters next summer; "Iron Man 3," "Man Of Steel," "The Lone Ranger," "Star Trek Into Darkness," "The Great Gatsby," "The Wolverine," "Elysium." But if you'd asked us this morning what our most anticipated film of the warm months of 2013 was going to be, we wouldn't have even had to think before we answered "Pacific Rim." For the most part, it's because it's the first film in five years from director Guillermo Del Toro ("Pan's Labyrinth"). Although that it features giant robots and giant monsters kicking the holy living shit out of each other, and that it has a very strong script to be working from are other good reasons why we're excited (and why Warner Bros have already commissioned a script for a sequel).

Rooney Mara, Emily Blunt & Rebecca Hall Up To Play Female Lead In Wally Pfister's 'Transcendence' Opposite Johnny Depp

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 12, 2012 6:46 PM
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While we're no closer to finding out what Christopher Nolan's next directorial project will be, a film is gearing up that is something very near; the directorial debut of Nolan's regular DoP Wally Pfister, an original sci-fi project called "Transcendence," which has already attracted some serious A-list talent in the shape of Johnny Depp, who's going to be playing the film's lead. The likes of Christian Bale, James McAvoy, Tobey Maguire, Christoph Waltz, Ewan McGregor and Tom Hardy have all been connected to the film of late, but now word's firming up on who might be joining Depp in the project.

Listen: 'Girls' Soundtrack Features New Music From Santigold, fun & Grouplove, Plus Cuts From Robyn, Belle & Sebastian And More

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 12, 2012 5:38 PM
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After a few months of relative quiet, Lena Dunham, much to the rage of her various detractors, is seemingly everywhere again. Her multi-million dollar book proposal leaked earlier in the week, she features in Judd Apatow's "This Is 40" next week, and the first season of "Girls" landed on DVD today, with the second season set to start up in about a month's time (and we can't bloody wait).

Review: 'Any Day Now' Hectors Audiences With Good Intentions But Maudlin Melodrama

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 12, 2012 5:00 PM
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On first glance, there would be a certain “walking on eggshells” approach necessary for discussing “Any Day Now,” which is based on a tragic true story that allows the film a certain dramatic heft. “Any Day Now” touches on the rights of same-sex couples as well as treatment of the mentally disabled, and the natural approach is to address the film with kid gloves, even if these are professional actors playing dress-up-make-believe. Opinions about a film, no matter how well-spoken, tend to carry more weight than actual human compassion, even if it’s manufactured.

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