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Watch: Full Trailer For 'Puss In Boots' Introduces Prison Rape Jokes To The 'Shrek' Franchise

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 21, 2011 2:39 AM
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Last year's "Shrek Forever After" was billed as the "final chapter" in the DreamWorks fairytale franchise, but with the four films grossing nearly $3 billion worldwide between them ("Shrek 2" remains the fifth biggest domestic grosser), the likelihood of Katzenberg & Co leaving the series alone was minimal. And so, barely 18 months after the fourth "Shrek," we'll see "Puss In Boots," a spin-off focusing on the Zorro-esque kitty voiced by Antonio Banderas in the second, third and fourth films.

Cannes Review: Byzantine, Bloody Almodóvar Takes A New Direction With 'The Skin I Live In'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 19, 2011 10:57 AM
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But Will His Fans Follow Him?It is almost a given that detractors of the newest from Pedro Almodóvar will blurt out the film's baroque twists in their contortions to craft the glibbest dismissal possible; at the same time, a reluctance to spill those strange story points shouldn't be taken as an unequivocal endorsement. Of all the great modern European filmmakers, Almodóvar has recently felt like the one in most peril of turning his groove -- sumptuous surfaces, a tone between the operatic and the soap-operatic, each frame glossy with the delight of cinema like a lipstick smear from an ardent lover -- into a rut. With "The Skin I Live In," he's clearly jolted and wrested himself out of any potential rut; the concern is now, rather, what to make of the new territory he, and we, are in.

Watch: Three New Clips From Pedro Almodóvar's 'The Skin I Live In'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 18, 2011 7:05 AM
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Plus 5 New PhotosCannes might be starting to draw to a close, but some of the most anticipated films of the festival are still to come; foremost among them Pedro Almodóvar's "The Skin I Live In," which screens tomorrow morning. We're always excited to see something new from the Spanish director. But considering his latest is not only something of a break from his comfort zone, a horror-tinged revenge tale, but it also marks his reunion with megastar Antonio Banderas for the first time since 1990's "Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!," our anticipation levels are even higher than usual.

Review: 'The Big Bang' Starring Antonio Banderas Is More Like A Bad Lay

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • May 13, 2011 1:45 AM
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Why is it that all hard boiled detectives in movies have to have the standard-issue growly deep-voiced monotone? Are there no soprano private investigators? The throat lozenge market would make a killing catering their ads specifically to people like P.I. Ned Cruz, the hero of this Friday’s “The Big Bang,” a silly noir pisstake hitting DVD soon after its theatrical run.

Twisted Teaser Trailer For Pedro Almodóvar's 'The Skin That I Live In'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 8, 2011 3:31 AM
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This year's Cannes sees the return of a major auteur in Pedro Almodóvar's with "The Skin That I Live In." Details have been scarce, other than a creepy synopsis and an array of weird images, the film now has a teaser trailer to complement its upcoming unveiling as well -- and does it do the job or what?

First Look: Antonio Banderas In Jean-Jacques Annaud's 'Black Gold'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • February 14, 2011 2:48 AM
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Here is our first look at Antonio Banderas in Jean-Jacques Annaud's upcoming adaptation of Hans Reusch’s "The Great Thirst," which is being touted as the biggest Arab-backed film production of all time.

First Look: Antonio Banderas In Pedro Almodóvar's 'The Skin That I Inhabit'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 7, 2011 6:17 AM
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A new film from Pedro Almodóvar is always cause for celebration, and no wonder that his next effort, "The Skin That I Inhabit" is one our most anticipated films of the year. Helping to stoke that fire is the ambitious nature of the project, which promises to be one of the most intriguing outings yet for the director.

Jeremy Piven Rounds Out Cast For 'Spy Kids 4,' Official Synopsis Revealed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 27, 2010 4:57 AM
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Rowan Blanchard & Mason Cook Are The New AgentsWith principal photography now underway on Robert Rodriguez's "Spy Kids 4," the last pieces of casting have fallen into place. Jeremy Piven joins the previously announced Jessica Alba and Joel McHale with Rowan Blanchard (TV’s “Dancelot Robot“) and Mason Cook (“Treasure Buddies“) stepping in as the newest titular spies. Rounding things out, and reprising their roles from the previous films are Antonio Banderas, Danny Trejo, Alexa Vega (“From Prada To Nada”) and Daryl Sabara (“Machete”).

Antonio Banderas To Direct & Star In Psychological/Sci-Fi Thriller 'Solo'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 25, 2010 6:17 AM
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Antonio Banderas directing? In case you forgot, he actually has been behind the camera a couple of times before. In 1999 he made his feature debut with "Crazy In Alabama" and in 2006 he helmed the coming of age drama "Summer Rain." The actor is set to return behind the camera -- and star -- in the psychological/sci-fi thriller "Solo."

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