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Guillermo Del Toro To Direct "Strange" Black & White Film Before 'Pacific Rim 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 9, 2014 4:25 PM
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Pacific Rim. Guillermo del Toro
There was a moment there when Guillermo del Toro couldn't seem to get anything made. A few years back at MGM, he was trying to get "The Hobbit" moving, eventually bailing on the project, leaving it for Peter Jackson to take over and turn into a trilogy. And then there was "At The Mountains Of Madness" which Universal scuttled over its R-rating, leaving del Toro to recently announce he'd compromise and go PG-13. But at the moment, he's on a tear. His TV series "The Strain" arrives this summer, "Crimson Peak" will drop in 2015 and "Pacific Rim 2" is slated for 2017 (with the franchise also spawning an animated show). And del Toro is eager to keep up the pace.

Review: Bong Joon-Ho's 'Snowpiercer' Starring Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, John Hurt & More

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 25, 2014 7:31 PM
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Snowpiercer
Few films without a firm release date (in most of the world, at least) have inspired as much chatter of late than Bong Joon-ho's "Snowpiercer." The English-language debut of the South Korean mastermind behind "Memories of Murder," "The Host" and "Mother," it features an all-star cast and a hefty budget, and was snapped up early on by The Weinstein Company.

Robert Duvall Out, John Hurt Possibly In For Terry Gilliam's 'Man Who Killed Don Quixote'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 11, 2014 11:27 AM
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Only Lovers Left Alive
"Terry Gilliam has said that he wants me to come to Spain to play Don Quixote in his movie. I don't know if it will ever come to be. I don't think that's going to happen," the long attached Robert Duvall told ComingSoon this spring about his role in the filmmaker's forever developing "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote." But it looks like the director may have found a replacement.

Watch: New Red-Band Trailer For Bong Joon-ho’s 'Snowpiercer'; Plus New Pics

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 8, 2014 7:17 PM
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Snowpiercer
After much drama about which cut of "Snowpiercer" was going to get released, the beef between Harvey Weinstein and Bong Joon-Ho was eventually smoothed over. Joon-Ho's cut will get released, albeit in a limited bow, and the movie opens the L.A. Film Festival next month. So how about some new pics until you can see this thing this summer?

Review: Jim Jarmusch's Cultured & Cool 'Only Lovers Left Alive' Starring Tom Hiddleston & Tilda Swinton

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • April 10, 2014 6:21 PM
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Only Lovers Left Alive
From the very first opening titles, written in a Germanic font that immediately conjures everything from “Triumph of the Will” to images of big-busted ladies screaming in campy close-up in 1970s cheapie horrors (it may be the only time in Cannes that a film got a big laugh for a typeface) it’s perfectly clear that the Jim Jarmusch in whose company we’re about to spend a couple of hours is not the wilfully obscure surrealist of “The Limits of Control,” nor the considered, melancholic philosopher behind “Dead Man,” nor even the oddball ragtag troubadour of “Down By Law." In fact, “Only Lovers Left Alive,” Jarmusch’s take on the vampire myth starring recent muse Tilda Swinton and Tom “fast becoming everyone’s favorite actor” Hiddleston, finds the maverick filmmaker on playful, referential and mischievous form with hugely enjoyable, if not exactly weighty or important, results.

Watch: New Trailer For Jim Jarmusch's 'Only Lovers Left Alive' Is Out For Blood

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 7, 2014 2:51 PM
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Only Lovers Left Alive
"I start every movie thinking how heavy and purposeful it is. But as we film they just get funnier," director Jim Jarmusch told Time Out London. "In the editing room I ended up saying to myself, hey, it’s really just a comedy, Jim. I don’t seem to be able to remove that inclination to humour if I try." And thank God for that. While his latest "Only Lovers Left Alive" is a literate tale of vampire love spanning the centuries between a brooding Adam and his understanding Eve, it's also funny. Really, really funny.

Watch: 3 New Clips From Jim Jarmusch's Vampire Drama 'Only Lovers Left Alive'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • February 11, 2014 9:00 AM
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Only Lovers Left Alive
Though most audiences know him as Loki, come this spring Tom Hiddleston will be playing another mythological being in Jim Jarmusch’s offbeat and really enjoyable vampiric “Only Lovers Left Alive.” Three new clips from the Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton-starring film have surfaced from France to quench your thirst.

Watch: John Hurt "Not In Agreement" With 'Snowpiercer' Cuts, Says Harvey Weinstein Doesn't Trust His Directors

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 3, 2014 10:18 AM
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Snowpiercer, John Hurt
With Bong Joon-ho's "Snowpiercer" set to scree at the Berlin International Film Festival shortly, we're likely to continue to hear more concern from the director and cast over their concerns about Harvey Weinstein's desire to edit the film, rather dramatically. Screenwriter Kelly Masterson, and stars Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton have already raised their voices in support of the uncut movie, and now you can add one more to the chorus.

Watch: 4 New Clips From Bong Joon-Ho's Berlin Bound 'Snowpiercer'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 29, 2014 9:04 AM
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Snowpiercer
While the Weinsteins may have angled to keep "Snowpiercer" from TIFF, they won't be preventing it from screening next week at the Berlin Film Festival. Of course, Bong Joon-Ho's apocalyptic, train-set thriller has already opened in a handful of international territories, but not yet in the ones controlled by Harv and co., so it will still be something fresh for many of the press and audience members in Berlin. And as we continue to patiently wait for some sign of a release date on U.S. soil, four new clips have landed for the flick.

Review: 'Doctor Who: Day Of The Doctor' Is A Fitting & Hugely Enjoyable 50th Anniversary Tribute

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 24, 2013 1:23 PM
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Writing for a pop culture institution like long-running British sci-fi series "Doctor Who," you're bound to feel a certain degree of pressure. Generations of children (of any age) have grown up on the series, it's now bigger than ever, with a growing audience in the U.S, and capable of making headlines at home and abroad. But to write a special episode to mark the 50th anniversary of the series (making it by far the longest running science fiction show in the world)—one that would be broadcast simultaneously around the globe (including special 3D screenings in movie theaters), one that would satisfy fans both new and old, casual and hardcore, and one that would justify the acres of hype that have led up to the screening last night—requires even more delicacy.

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