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Review: 'Next Three Days' Is Paul Haggis Trying/Failing to Make Muscular Entertainment

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 16, 2010 5:20 AM
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The true test of any director's dexterity and creativity lies with their ability to successfully tackle a myriad of genres. It's enough to be "good enough" in one highly specified field, but to be able to grapple with different subject matters is truly remarkable. Certainly Danny Boyle is a great contemporary example of this, as he's been able to tackle disparate genres like the zombie thriller ("28 Days Later") and heady science fiction epic ("Sunshine"), all the while able to slip back into humanist dramas like "Slumdog Millionaire" and this fall's "127 Hours." (Steven Soderbergh is another notable, current example of an itchy genre experimentalist.)

Watch: Two Clips & TV Spot For 'Tron: Legacy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 2, 2010 5:08 AM
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Features Breathy Acting, Bad Fake Driving & Lots Of LightcyclesFeaturing what is promising to be a badass score by Daft Punk and some jaw-dropping visuals, early sneaks at "Tron: Legacy" have stoked fan -- and our -- anticipation for the project to a fever pitch, but two new clips have hit the web from the film and if anything, they've forced us to take a slight step back and temper our feelings for just a moment.

Olivia Wilde Added To Mix Of Contenders For 'Alien' Prequel, Ridley Scott Still Wants Noomi Rapace

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 28, 2010 9:52 AM
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So Ridley Scott is apparently done meeting with potential leads for his upcoming "Alien" prequel and surprise, surprise, the list of names in contention for the part is still the same as it has been for the past little while: Noomi Rapace, Carey Mulligan, Abbie Cornish and Natalie Portman.

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