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Alfonso Cuarón Explains Why Robert Downey Jr. Wasn't "Compatible" For 'Gravity,' Says George Clooney Rewrote A Scene

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • July 22, 2013 9:51 AM
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It says a lot about director Alfonso Cuarón that, in the midst of major franchise announcements and sizzle reels at San Diego Comic-Con, his film focused on two actors in space stood as one of the most anticipated events. “Gravity,” starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, promises the director in typically fine form, and while the film weathered a nearly five-year journey to the big screen, Cuarón recently shared what made those years so useful and challenging together.

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.

First Look At Sandra Bullock In Alfonso Cuaron's 'Gravity'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 8, 2013 3:45 PM
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Of all the movies Warner Bros. will be presenting from their slate at Comic-Con it's probably safe to the say that the picture everyone is most looking forward to is Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity." The long in the making, frequently delayed, highly anticipated space adventure is finally hitting theaters this fall, promising a truly unique experience. With the release date mere months away the marketing machine is going to start getting cranked.

Alfonso Cuaron's 'Gravity' With Sandra Bullock & George Clooney To Open 70th Venice Film Festival

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 3, 2013 6:49 AM
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Gravity, Sandra Bullock (skip)
Festival opening films are always something of a roll of the dice. Organizers are always keen to bring some star power, so it tends to be one of the more high profile picks around, but often they may want to save the real quality for the main competition, so you'll often end up with something a little sub-par. As far as festivals go, though, Venice has a pretty good track record.

Review: 'The Heat' Starring Melissa McCarthy & Sandra Bullock

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • June 27, 2013 2:45 PM
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The Heat
It isn’t maybe halfway through “The Heat” when you realize its purpose for existing isn’t for the freshest reasons. Paul Feig’s new cop comedy, a spiritual follow-up to his brassy “Bridesmaids,” seems heavily indebted to pretty much every cop comedy you’ve ever seen, Feig dutifully playing the hits for audiences who have come to understand and expect the regular rhythms of this subgenre, from its exasperated police chiefs to a casual disregard for due process and even the old chestnut of overwhelming tension between bureaus. The hook seems to be that “The Heat” comes from a female screenwriter, Kate Dippold, and stars Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. Fans of the Bechdel Test will be delighted that this film passes it early and frequently.

Bringing 'The Heat': 10 Good, 5 Bad And 5 Weird Buddy Cop Comedies

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • June 26, 2013 2:05 PM
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10 Good, 5 Bad And 5 Weird Buddy Cop Comedies
Given the immense unknowable diversity of the thriving planet on which we live, statistics state that there must exist somewhere a human adult person, maybe an abandoned jungle orphan who was raised by wolves, who has never experienced a buddy cop film. Haha, just kidding, that’s absolutely impossible. From the genre’s sputtering beginnings in the '70s, the crescendo built until some sort of sociological tipping point was reached with “Lethal Weapon” in the late 80s, leading to a Cambrian explosion of renegade cops teamed with straitlaced partners much to the chagrin of their permanently choleric police captains, whose ass the Commissioner/Mayor was almost constantly riding. The decades since have seen the genus evolve its own subspecies at an alarmingly rapidly rate: the cop-and-a-kid movie, the cop-and-a-dog movie, the cop-and-a zombie movie, and so on.

Oh Wait: Mary Jane Watson Being Completely Recast For 'Spider-Man'; Sandra Bullock Out Of 'Annie'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 19, 2013 3:11 PM
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So yeah, here are some near shocking casting updates, both of which are surprising for various reasons....

Sandra Bullock Will Be Mean To 'Annie'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 12, 2013 4:55 PM
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It looks like Sandra Bullock has left her rom-com days far behind her and it isn't eager to return to them. This year alone she's shaking things up with fully R-rated action comedy with "The Heat," and this fall she goes sci-fi, all alone in space, in Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity." And for her next move, she's just gonna be flat out mean...to a little kid even! We've come a long way since "The Blind Side"....

Watch: First Trailer For Alfonso Cuaron's Sci-Fi Thriller 'Gravity' Starring Sandra Bullock & George Clooney

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 9, 2013 8:00 PM
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Gravity, Sandra Bullock (skip)
Perhaps a recap of the journey we've been on with "Gravity" is in order. Hell, just getting a cast in order is a story itself with Robert Downey Jr. and Angelina Jolie attached at various points, and after the latter left, a frantic search geared up to find a replacement for take the lead with Naomi Watts, Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Marion Cotillard, Carey Mulligan, Sienna Miller, Abbie Cornish, Rebecca Hall, Olivia Wilde and Blake Lively all being rumored/considered/wishlisted before Sandra Bullock signed on, followed shortly by George Clooney.

Poster For Alfonso Cuaron's 'Gravity' Starring George Clooney & Sandra Bullock Comes Into Orbit

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 8, 2013 2:34 PM
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We've waited. And waited, and waited and waited, patiently enduring release date delays, hoping for footage to appear or even an official still from the movie to arrive, only to be forever left in the cold. But Warner Bros, finally Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" is to be released this fall, knows they have a captive audience, hence the teasing before the trailer drops tomorrow. We've already seen a few seconds of actual material from the movie and now comes the first poster to keep the excitement from boiling over.

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