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"We've Lost The East Coast, China's Dark": New Super Bowl TV Spot For 'World War Z'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 31, 2013 7:37 PM
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Over the next few days, some of the bigger movies of the year are going to be unveiling their wares in front of one of the biggest TV audiences on the calendar. Yep, Superbowl Sunday has arrived, and as ever, some high profile movies are going to be using the commercial breaks to show new footage. And one of them just snuck out early, as Paramount have unveiled their big game spot for summer blockbuster "World War Z" a full 72 hours before game time.

David Fincher May Direct 'Gone Girl' For Fox & Reese Witherspoon

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 22, 2013 2:44 PM
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So let's do a bit of recap: As you might remember, the studio put David Fincher on three-month hold last October, as they set about making a decision about the Jules Verne adaptation "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea." Certainly, there's been no word on the project since then, and while Fincher's name was bandied about for another, much higher profile Disney tentpole -- "Star Wars: Episode 7" -- it looks like the director potentially has something else in mind. 

Brad Pitt Circling The Lead In 'Pontius Pilate'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 7, 2013 9:29 PM
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Brad Pitt didn't have the greatest 2012. Oh sure, he bagged a role in Ridley Scott's "The Counselor," and a small part in Steve McQueen's "Twelve Years A Slave," but Andrew Dominik's "Killing Them Softly" bombed hard, while his big budget zombie "World War Z" movie endured a release date delay, reshoots and the worst buzz of the year. So, for his next move, he's going to play the lead in "Pontius Pilate"?

Brad Pitt Brings 'Paper' To HBO, Says He'd Love To Reteam With David Fincher For '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • November 30, 2012 10:02 AM
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Though basic cable networks like FX and AMC, as well as streaming giant Netflix, are trying their hand at the type of programming that made HBO famous, the cable company isn’t yielding an inch. Variety is reporting that the venerated cable channel is developing the new series “Paper” with Brad Pitt’s production company Plan B.

Review: Brilliant & Angry 'Killing Them Softly' Is The Anti-Thriller For Our Times

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 28, 2012 12:03 PM
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"What is that American promise? It's a promise that says each of us has the freedom to make of our own lives what we will, but that we also have obligations to treat each other with dignity and respect," Barack Obama said at the Democratic National Convention in 2008. And that section of the speech opens Andrew Dominik's seething "Killing Them Softly," as he cuts the audio between white noise and the silent black title screen, signifying the blind emptiness of Obama's statement and the thematic current he'll be taking for the film. We are not a changed nation. We are not a nation of equals. The government are a bunch of children who need to be led by the hand into any decision-making process and Americans at both the top and bottom rungs of the ladder all have their share of the blame to take. Uncompromising and uncommercial, divisive and brave, "Killing Them Softly" bitterly boils at the state of the nation.

Watch: Featurette & New Clip From Andrew Dominik's 'Killing Them Softly' Starring Brad Pitt

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • November 28, 2012 10:37 AM
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Though UK audiences were able to see the film months ago, Andrew Dominik’s third feature, “Killing Them Softly,” is finally landing in North America this Friday (read our review from Cannes here). And the studio has released a short behind-the-scenes video along with a brief clip from the film to drum up excitement.

Andrew Dominik Talks The Anger Of 'Killing Them Softly', Downplays The "Mythical" Long Version of 'Jesse James'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 27, 2012 12:30 PM
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When Australian director Andrew Dominik and ultra-handsome super-star Brad Pitt last teamed up, it was for "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford," a brilliant, elliptical ode to the old west and one of the very best movies of the past decade. Five very long years later, the pair have reteamed for "Killing Them Softly," which opens this weekend and, as it turns out, is just as brilliant as their previous collaboration.

Watch: Brad Pitt Orders Around James Gandolfini In Clip From 'Killing Them Softly'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 26, 2012 1:38 PM
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Jackie Cogan needs to hire a couple of guys to take down some low-lives who robbed a high stakes poker game controlled by the mob, but there's a problem. The economy is in the toilet and the squeeze is on, so he's only given the cash to contract one person, and Mickey is the guy for the job. Though he might not be in the best shape to pull it off.

Watch: First Trailer For 'World War Z' Starring Brad Pitt Comes For Braiiiins

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 8, 2012 6:56 PM
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Forget the troubled production, forget the rewrites and forget the reshoots. All that matters is what ends up on the big screen, and "World War Z" is ready to show off the goods. But can it escape its very-public problems as it heads toward the finish line?

Watch: Brad Pitt Runs From Zombies In First Footage From 'World War Z'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 5, 2012 11:28 PM
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After a brutal summer where press around "World War Z" could not get worse as news of reshoots, rewrites, an ending that doesn't work, on set conflicts, and more spilled out, Paramount have dusted themselves off and are getting ready to (re)launch "World War Z." Can Brad Pitt save the day and this movie?

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