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Box Office: 'Iron Man 3' Continues To Speed Towards $1 Billion Worldwide, 'Gatsby' Does 'Great'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • May 12, 2013 12:00 PM
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Big business, big business: the actors behind "The Avengers" were smart to pick a week where "Iron Man 3" was making cash hand over fist to air out their salary grievances. The stats are pure gonzo for the third installment in the robot-man series, with the picture smashing expectations worldwide as it cruises towards a cool billion. By the end of this weekend, it will have eclipsed the domestic results of any non-"Iron Man" Marvel film aside from "The Avengers," though globally it's already the biggest of all Marvel superhero films behind last summer's billion dollar superhero team-up.

To Sleep, Perchance To Dream: Baz Luhrmann Would Love To Make 'Hamlet' With Leonardo DiCaprio

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • May 8, 2013 1:29 PM
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When Leonardo DiCaprio first worked with Baz Luhrmann, he was barely old enough to drink. Seventeen years and three Oscar nominations later, DiCaprio’s long-awaited second collaboration with Luhrmann comes out this weekend and it sees them taking on yet another classic work of literature together. As expected, reaction to “The Great Gatsby” thus far has been mixed (here’s our review), but that’s not stopping Luhrmann from dreaming up his next possible project with his leading man.

The Top 5 Leonardo DiCaprio Movies About Doomed Romances

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 6, 2013 3:06 PM
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The Great Gatsby
This weekend, “The Great Gatsby,” Baz Luhrmann’s overstuffed piñata of a literary adaptation, opens everywhere (read our review). Leonardo DiCaprio stars as the mysterious mogul Jay Gatsby, with Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan, the object of his very intense desire. Anyone who has taken a freshman literature course (um, spoiler alert?) knows that the central love story of “The Great Gatsby” doesn’t exactly end well, but even more alarming is the fact that within the career of Mr DiCaprio this seems to be what a therapist would describe as “a definite pattern.” Over the years leo has been embroiled in a quite shocking array of cinematic trysts that ended in absolute catastrophe.

Review: 'The Great Gatsby' Is A Decadently Empty Tale Of Empty Decadence & Impossible Love

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • May 6, 2013 9:01 AM
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The Great Gatsby
The distinctive, vista-obsessed movies of Baz Luhrmann are nothing if not stylish, generally flamboyant and lavish in their candy-colored visual treatments. Subtlety has never been of much interest to the Australian filmmaker who has leaned heavily on melodrama and romantic fairy tales told in a passionate, bright Technicolor style. But sincerity and resplendent ardor have generally anchored his always-plush films, even when they’ve been too long and affected (“Australia”) or overpowered with the odor of teen angst (“Romeo + Juliet”). Luhrmann, it seems, was born to tell stories of impossible love in the most sumptuous ways possible.

Watch: 7 Clips From 'The Great Gatsby' Explore The Romance Behind The Glitter

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 28, 2013 10:43 AM
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The Great Gatsby, Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan
Well, as you might have already heard bubbling around the interwebs, New York City press got to see "The Great Gatsby" over the weekend, and while lips are firmly sealed until the embargo lifts, Warner Bros. has plenty to share for those eagerly awaiting the movie. Seven clips from the film have landed online, and while recent weeks have focused on the party atmosphere around the film via the soundtrack, these glimpses put the focus squarely on the characters.

Listen: Nero's Full Song From 'The Great Gatsby' Plus New Featurette, 60-Second Trailer & TV Spot

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 24, 2013 2:17 PM
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Don't hate the player, hate the game. The unrelenting marketing for "The Great Gatsby" continues today with even more from both the soundtrack and actual film, so let's dive in.

Listen: Alternate Version Of Lana Del Rey's "Young And Beautiful" From 'The Great Gatsby' Plus Cast Goes Vogue In New Portraits

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 23, 2013 9:23 AM
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The Great Gatsby set photo
With music proving to be a key element in Baz Luhrmann's upcoming take on the classic American novel "The Great Gatsby," given how hard the push has been for the soundtrack, it's beginning to eclipse the fact that there are some very real movie stars in this thing. But today we have a bit of both as the nearly daily updates on 'Gatsby' continue.

Watch: New Trailer For 'The Great Gatsby' Is Basically 'Jazz Age Spring Breakers'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 16, 2013 10:39 AM
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All you need to know about how confident Warner Bros. is about "The Hangover Part III" versus their faith in Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" is apparent in their promotional campaigns. One movie has only dropped a couple of trailers, a few posters and a small handful of stills. The other is deep in with multiple spots, numerous soundtrack previews, lots of posters and something new to gawk at nearly every day. But yes, basing a spring tentpole on an adaptation of a book published in 1925 is a risk even with Leonardo DiCaprio starring, so this one is throwing out as much glitter as it can in advance of its release next month.

Watch: New U.K. Trailer & 4 Posters For Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 8, 2013 8:20 AM
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Well, you gotta admit, Baz Luhrmann has a pretty big pair of brass ones when it comes to "The Great Gatsby." With a soundtrack dressing up the classic American novel with songs by will.i.am, Fergie, Lana Del Rey, Jay-Z and The xx, he's certainly taking F. Scott Fitzgerald's book out of the classroom and into...somewhere else. And with 3D visuals, lavish set design and, oh yeah, an all star cast, it's go big or go home. And now a few more treats are here to bring you into Luhrmann's world.

Watch: Step Into Baz Luhrmann's Jazz Age With New Trailer For 'The Great Gatsby'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 4, 2013 9:03 AM
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There is probably no bigger (or riskier) question mark this spring than Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby," which has battled a delay and rumors of a troubled production only to nab the opening slot at the Cannes Film Festival (and in the process breaking an unspoken tradition of the Croisette hosting world premieres only -- it will open in the U.S. a week earlier). But there are reasons to be excited. Namely, Luhrmann has faced this kind of scrutiny before and won people over, and also, the always charming Jason Clarke excitedly told us last year that the 3D will "....be amazing and there's never been anything like it."

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