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Review: Tom Cruise Vehicle 'Oblivion' Is A Mostly Involving, Visually Spectacular Sci-Fi Epic

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 10, 2013 12:31 PM
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Tom Cruise, Oblivion
Only a few years ago, big sci-fi action spectacles were confined pretty much to the summer months. But now, the season has crept out to the extent that it essentially lasts from the middle of February (see the release of "A Good Day To Die Hard" this year) to... pretty much the rest of the year, with barely a few weeks going by without a major tent-pole arriving. Even the once-barren month of April isn't safe anymore, with the arrival of "Oblivion," an expensive, visually lavish sci-fi picture top-lined by megastar Tom Cruise.

Did Terrence Malick Use Test Audiences While Editing 'To The Wonder'?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 4, 2013 2:39 PM
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If there is one word that has come to define Terrence Malick's approach to filmmaking, it has been: secrecy. He generally doesn't reveal plot details (which would be pointless anyway), and he shoots tons of material, only to shape the movie in the editing bay, even if that means dropping actors out of the movie entirely. He's moved to the beat of his own drum and released his movies as he saw fit, without having to seek feedback or approval from anyone but himself. But did that change on "To the Wonder"?

Watch: 5 Clips From Terrence Malick's 'To The Wonder' Explore The Challenges Of Faith & Love

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 3, 2013 9:38 AM
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Okay, we got some of the jokes out of our system yesterday, so now we can return to talking about Terrence Malick's "To The Wonder" seriously, and what better way to do that than with five clips from the movie that really delve into the thematic territory the filmmaker explores with his latest.

Batch Of New Pics & Featurettes Take You Into Tom Cruise's 'Oblivion'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • March 28, 2013 10:23 AM
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Tom Cruise, Oblivion
Whatever your feelings are about “Oblivion,” it must be nice to know it’s finally coming out in a few weeks. Doesn’t it feel like trailers for “Oblivion” have been in theaters for a long time now? Tom Cruise reminiscing about the last great Super Bowl on Earth, Morgan Freeman lighting up a cigar, telling Cruise what’s “really going on” etc. Come to think of it, are we sure the movie hasn’t been released already?

New Photos & Poster From 'Taken' Meets 'Bourne' Thriller 'Erased' With Aaron Eckhart & Olga Kurylenko

  • By Daniel Holmes
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  • March 15, 2013 4:24 PM
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After a new trailer just a couple of weeks back, some fresh photos have just been released for the forthcoming Aaron Eckhart-led thriller "Erased." The film also features Liana Liberato and Olga Kurylenko who's back in more familiar territory after her excursion with Terrence Malick in "To The Wonder." The film finds Eckhart playing ex-CIA agent Ben Logan who discovers that he and his daughter (Liberato) have been marked for termination as part of a wide-reaching international conspiracy. A dangerous game of cat-and-mouse ensues as Logan tries to outsmart his hunters (amongst whom is Kurylenko) and uncover the truth.

Watch: U.S. Trailer & New Clip From Terrence Malick's 'To The Wonder'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • March 8, 2013 9:22 AM
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For a filmmaker who’s famous for having a twenty-year gap between films, Terrence Malick has been surprisingly prolific as of late. His last film was 2011’s “The Tree Of Life” and here we are, just under two years later with another film from the reclusive director just around the corner, with more to come. It’s a little over a month until the divisive “To The Wonder” hits theatres in the U.S. (it’s already playing in the U.K.) and a new trailer has arrived online.

U.S. Poster For Terrence Malick's 'To The Wonder' Evokes More Passion With Cool Design

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 4, 2013 4:50 PM
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To The Wonder, US poster header
By this point, you probably feel as if you've seen Terrence Malick's mystical and dreamy upcoming picture, "To The Wonder." Starring Ben Affleck and Olga Kurylenko, along with Rachel McAdams and Javier Bardem, the film has already been released in Europe, and thus you've seen myriad posters, photos, clips, teasers, trailers and behind-the-scenes footage. It's essentially about a man (Affleck) torn between two women, his new bride from Europe (Kurylenko) and his childhood flame (McAdams), and it echoes some of the autobiographical elements of Malick's life (he left one wife to live with a woman in Paris in the 1980s).

Watch: Ben Affleck & Olga Kurylenko Visit Mont Saint-Michel In Clip From 'To The Wonder'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 1, 2013 10:22 AM
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While doing so for any movie always seems like you're taking a moment best experienced in context and distorting it, to try and make clips out of a Terrence Malick film is an especially dicey prospect. His pictures, more than any other, build on cumulative power, so with those caveats in mind, a new snippet from "To The Wonder" lies below.

Watch: Aaron Eckhart Gets Bourne In Trailer For 'Erased' With Olga Kurylenko

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 28, 2013 5:12 PM
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Shot quite a while back, and originally slated to be released last fall, the action thriller "The Expatriate" is finally coming, with a new, even more generic title: "Erased." At least they both begin with E, right? Anyway, if "The Bourne Legacy" left you hankering for another similarly styled, but Hydrox version of the movie, well, here's your chems.

Watch: Go Behind The Scenes Of Terrence Malick's 'To The Wonder' With 3 Featurettes Plus New TV Spot

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 21, 2013 9:00 AM
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Even though Terrence Malick has made not talking to the press a trademark, his process is not quite as mysterious. Though he starts with a script, the director shoots for mood not narrative, and finds the film on location and in the editing suite. And as you might expect, with three pretty generous behind-the-scenes featurettes arriving for his latest "To The Wonder," you won't see him in a single frame of it.

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