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Peter Jackson Says He'll Shoot 'Adventures Of Tintin' Sequel Next Year For 2015 Release

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 12, 2012 4:33 PM
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"The Adventures of TIntin," Steven Spielberg's performance-capture-animation adaptation of Herge's boy reporter comics character, wasn't quite taken to the hearts of American audiences last year. Reviews were lukewarm, and, in a packed Christmas season, the film was crushed by the competition, hobbling to a fairly meagre $77 million domestically; not so great for a film that cost well, well north of $100 million.

The Best Movie Scenes & Moments Of 2012

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • December 12, 2012 4:13 PM
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Howard Hawks famously said, to create a good film all you need are, "Three great scenes and no bad ones." Far be it from us to contradict him, but we're not entirely convinced -- we can think of plenty of great movies with scenes so bad they stop the film, and great movies with no particularly memorable scenes at all (indeed, this year, there's quite a few we can think of that add up to more than the sum of their parts).

Interview: James Gray Talks Working With Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix & The Central Crisis Of American Cinema

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • December 12, 2012 3:50 PM
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A definite high point of our Marrakech International Film Festival was not only getting the chance to talk with director James Gray (“Two Lovers,” “We Own The Night,” “Little Odessa,” “The Yards”) about his upcoming directorial and writing projects (see our previous coverage here and here), but also having the time to let the conversation spin off, through some of his past experiences, and into a more general discussion about the state of contemporary U.S. cinema. Gray’s perspective as a commentator is of course informed by the kind of filmmaker he is: in his assessment of U.S. cinema being in a state of deep crisis, it is hard not to see a man arguing forcefully for his own livelihood.

'Another Earth' Director Mike Cahill Digs Into 'iOrigins'; Kim Jee-Woon Preps Live Action 'Jin Roh: The Wolf Brigade'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 12, 2012 2:24 PM
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Alright, time for a bit of genre break. Two filmmakers who have both made their names on some pretty ambitious projects are lining up some gigs, so let's dive right in...

Watch: 'Filmography 2012' Breaks Down The Year In Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 12, 2012 1:35 PM
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And so it comes to an end, and we continue to look back at the year in film as 2012 winds to a close. And a favorite among video types is cutting togther a visual look at the all the movies that hit the big screen across the past 12 months. Just about a week ago we got the first such mashup, and now comes another.

Who Will Play Mitt Romney? HBO Planning 'Game Change' Sequel 'Double Down' About 2012 Election

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 12, 2012 12:59 PM
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Jay Roach and Danny Strong have found their niche at HBO with political dramas. The director and writer first paired on "Recount" about the hotly contested 2000 election, and they followed it up this year with "Game Change," which focused on the McCain/Palin ticket of 2008. And while they aren't officially signed yet, you can imagine that the network will be giving their agents a ring as they develop "Double Down," a film about this year's election.

Watch: 'Jack Reacher' Wants To See Sandy...Or Else...In New International Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 12, 2012 12:43 PM
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Oh, were the nearly two dozen new photos and handful of new clips yesterday for "Jack Reacher" not enough for you? Well, if you can't wait to see Tom Cruise crack some skulls, another new peek at the film has arrived.

Drive It Like You Stole It: New Trailer For 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' Locks & Loads

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 12, 2012 12:09 PM
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Now arriving with more Channing Tatum and originally set drop this year but delayed until next, Paramount is starting anew on their campaign for "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," with a brand new trailer arriving to get you ready to go Joe.

Exclusive: Tom Morello Talks About "The Wheel Of History" In Clip From Documentary 'Let Fury Have The Hour'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 12, 2012 12:02 PM
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With everything from the Arab Spring, to Occupy Wall Street, to the protests that are still ongoing in Egypt, the topic of democracy, revolution and change has been at the forefront of many conversations. And there is perhaps no better time for the documentary "Let Fury Have The Hour," an exploration of the artistic response that comes in the wake of oppressive political climates.

Petition For Rick Ross' 'Django Unchained' Track Starts Here: 75 Original Songs Eligible For 2012 Oscars

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 12, 2012 11:45 AM
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Let's face it, as much as the Academy tries to retool the show each year, the Best Song category is always a lowlight of the show. It doesn't help that the songs themselves are generally not so hot, and whether performed in a giant medley or individually, it tends to bring the telecast to a grinding halt. But listen to us, Oscar voters, you can change all that in 2012.
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