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George Clooney Says He "Destroyed" The Role Of Batman, Weighs In On Ben Affleck's Casting

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 27, 2013 11:45 AM
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The year was 1997, the movie was "Batman & Robin," and it nearly destroyed a franchise and George Clooney's career. The reviled Joel Schumacher entry was easily the worst of the post-Tim Burton Batman films, with the nipple suit only being the first of the many problems with the flick. It ground the Warner Bros. property to a halt for almost a decade until Christopher Nolan's "Batman Begins" came along in 2005, and along with the flop of "The Peacemaker," ended Clooney's dalliance (at the time) with being a blockbuster leading man.

20 New 'Gravity' Photos Show Off The Visual Spectacle Of Alfonso Cuaron's Sci-Fi Epic

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 11, 2013 2:05 PM
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Gravity
At this point, you can probably assemble all of the photos released from Alfonso Cuaron's space-set mindbender "Gravity," put them into a little book like John Travolta in "Blow Out," and flip through them, playing the entire movie. But guess what? There are more! Get ready for 20 new, insanely gorgeous photos from "Gravity," featuring stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, plus some wonderful behind-the-scenes images of Cuaron working his magical magic.

It's Like You're There! Watch TIFF Press Conferences For 'Gravity,' '12 Years A Slave,' 'Prisoners,' 'Labor Day' And More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 9, 2013 12:32 PM
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Press Conference TIFF 2013
If you are stuck having to watch all the Toronto International Film Festival action from the sidelines, fret not—another aspect of the festival will now come straight to your computer screen. The overlong, occasionally awkward press conferences that accompany each of the big films at TIFF have been uploaded to YouTube, so you can squirm in your seat while pretending to not play Candy Crush like the rest of the journalists in the room. This is literally hours of material, from big marquee titles like "Gravity," "12 Years a Slave," "Prisoners," "Labor Day," "Enough Said" and more. It's like you're there! Only not.

Watch: Take Flight With The Final Trailer For Alfonso Cuaron's 'Gravity'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 4, 2013 8:44 PM
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Gravity, Sandra Bullock
It's probably safe to say that Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" is nothing short of a sensation. Premiering at Venice to rave reviews, sneaking into Telluride for more acclaim and now headed to TIFF, there hasn't been a lack of superlatives for the movie. Our own man on the Lido called it "a technical marvel, and it’s a blockbuster with heart and soul in spades" and the good news is, unlike a lot of movies hitting the fest circuit, you won't be waiting long for this one to play near you.

James Cameron Calls 'Gravity' The "Best Space Film Ever"; Plus Watch George Clooney & Sandra Bullock Talk Film At Venice

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 4, 2013 1:32 PM
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Gravity, Sandra Bullock
Our anticipation for Alfonso Cuaron's long awaited (seven years since "Children of Men!") return to the big screen with the deep-space-set "Gravity" grows like an exploding star as we countdown to the movie's October debut (you can read our Venice Film Festival review here). In fact, the only way we could be more excited about the movie is if someone like, say, James Cameron, a space travel freak and the unofficial grand wizard of 3D, were to dub the film "the best space film ever," which is something that he just did. Game changer! Also, watch costars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney talk about the film from Venice.

Venice Review: Alfonso Cuarón's 'Gravity' Starring Sandra Bullock & George Clooney

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 28, 2013 6:22 AM
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Gravity, Bullock, Clooney
Since JFK vowed to put a man on the moon in 1961, space has represented untold possibility. Hope. Optimism. But once we actually got there, we realized what a terrifying place it can be. An endless void, freezing and/or burning, a place without air or life. But most terrifyingly of all, if you die in space, you die alone: thousands of miles above and away from your loved ones. And more than anything, aren’t we most afraid of dying alone? Alfonso Cuaron seems to think so, as that’s the fear that drives his new film, the extraordinary “Gravity.”

Disney Reveals Official Synopsis For Brad Bird's 'Tomorrowland,' Plus What We Learned About The Film At D23

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 26, 2013 2:25 PM
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Disney has finally revealed a little something about "Tomorrowland," their big budget, beyond top-secret sci-fi project being directed by Brad Bird (from a script by Bird and "Prometheus" lightning rod Damon Lindelof) and starring George Clooney and Hugh Laurie. While announcing the official start of production (up in Vancouver), the studio hinted at the film's plot, while keeping most of the movie's specifics still in some kind of lead-lined vault, accessible only by key members of the production and the guy who plays Gaston in the Magic Kingdom. The officially sanctioned synopsis also made us think back to the movie's big presence at this year's D23 Expo, where Lindelof and Bird were on hand to cryptically tease what the movie might have in store for us.

Watch: First Trailer For George Clooney's 'Monuments Men' Goes On A Mission

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 8, 2013 9:42 AM
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So, what is "Monuments Men"? A WWII version of "Ocean's Eleven"? A lighter take on "The Good German" era? Well, whatever the film turns out to be, it's a consciously lighter turn from writer/actor/director George Clooney. "[Producer] Grant [Heslov] and I were looking to do a film that was less cynical than a lot of the films we do," Clooney told USA Today, and with the first trailer for this upcoming movie arriving today, it'll prove that point.

Watch: Single Take Shot Highlights New Trailer For Alfonso Cuaron's 'Gravity' Plus Watch The Comic-Con Panel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 24, 2013 12:47 AM
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Gravity, Bullock, Clooney
The old adage used to be that in space, no one can hear you scream. But what happens if they can hear you scream, but there's no one around to help? Thousands of miles above the Earth, there isn't much room for error and when disaster strikes in Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" it's pretty bracing stuff.

Alfonso Cuaron Calls 'Gravity' "An Amazing Miscalculation," Wants To Do Horror Film Next

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 19, 2013 11:04 AM
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Gravity, Bullock, Clooney
"Gravity," the new film from "Children of Men" auteur Alfonso Cuaron about a pair of astronauts (played by Sandra Bullock and George Clooney) adrift in outer space following a calamitous event, doesn't seem like your typical Comic-Con movie (ie. not based on a comic or featuring dudes in spandex). But the film, which is set to open the Venice Film Festival in August with a domestic bow in October, needs all the hype it can get. It's has been in active production since 2010 and has missed its release date at least once already. “It’s been an amazing miscalculation,” Cuaron told the Hall H crowd.

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