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Watch: Warm & Funny Trailer For 'The Sessions' Starring John Hawkes (Formerly Known As 'The Surrogate')

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 28, 2012 3:48 PM
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On the face of it, a movie about a 38-year-old man crippled by polio who seeks a chance to lose his virginity doesn't exactly seem like the stuff of comedy or even feel-good drama. But premiering earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival to strong reviews, with whispers of Oscar, it looks like "The Sessions" (formerly known as "The Surrogate") accomplishes just that.

Tony Gilroy Responds To Matt Damon's 'Ultimatum' Diss & More From Empire's Feature On 'The Bourne Legacy'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 28, 2012 3:02 PM
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In a summer where more has been more when it comes to movie marketing (to the extent where a 25-minute cut of "The Amazing Spider-Man" has been assembled from clips and trailers alone), there's one film that's managed to keep things pretty much under wraps: "The Bourne Legacy." A continuation of Universal's blockbuster spy franchise, which sees Tony Gilroy -- writer on the first three films -- take over directorial duties having subsequently proved his chops (and how...) on the Oscar-nominated "Michael Clayton," the picture also stars Jeremy Renner taking over lead duties as Aaron Cross, another top-flight agent, albeit a very different character.

BAMcinemaFest: Craig Zobel Talks Conversation-Starting True-Crime Tale 'Compliance'

  • By Cory Everett
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  • June 28, 2012 2:45 PM
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As many festivalgoers know, attending a film festival can be both an exhausting and rewarding experience. Fortunately for those NYC-ers who don’t have the stamina to attend Sundance, Cannes or SXSW, BAM has culled some of the best of those lineups and selected a few dozen favorites, which are now playing during BAMcinemaFest. One of the films that we caught at Sundance that hasn’t eased it grip is Craig Zobel’s “Compliance.”

Exclusive: M83 Scoring Joseph Kosinski's Sci-Fi Film 'Oblivion' Starring Tom Cruise

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 28, 2012 2:11 PM
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For his first feature film, Joseph Kosinski embraced the challenge set forth to him by Disney. Not only did he bring a unique visual eye to the blockbuster "Tron: Legacy" he eschewed a traditional score for a set of brand new compositions from Daft Punk, a pairing that proved to be a stroke of inspiration. Now gearing up his next effort, the sci-fi tale "Oblivion," Kosinski has once again chosen another exciting act to help tell his tale.

Cee-Lo Green Will Go Method & Surprise Everyone By Playing A Hip Hop Star In 'Can A Song Save Your Life?'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 28, 2012 1:12 PM
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Let's just pause for a moment. Did anyone back in the mid-90s think that Cee-Lo from Goodie Mob would become a massive music star and celebrity on his own? Even now it's kind of hard to believe, but combine the man's clearly undeniable charisma, some hit records with Gnarls Barkley, and the breakup song everyone and their mother now has on their iPod ("Fuck You") and well, now you have Cee-Lo Green. Musician, "The Voice" host, and now, burgeoning actor.

Calm Down Crazy: First Trailer For David O. Russell's 'Silver Linings Playbook' With Bradley Cooper & Jennifer Lawrence

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 28, 2012 12:55 PM
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While The Weinstein Company have quickly gotten the buzz started around Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" and Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master," they've been a bit slower on rolling out the campaign for David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" after all three screened footage early for press at the Cannes Film Festival. Well, let it begin as the first trailer has arrived, and yes, it shows some strong promise.

Watch: 2 Clips From ‘Killer Joe’ Showcase Twisted Tone, Better Look At Thomas Haden Church and Juno Temple’s Characters

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • June 28, 2012 12:18 PM
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In a film as filled to the brim with deliciously nasty characters and dialogue as “Killer Joe,” it’s been frustrating to see it marketed down through snatches of seemingly generic action beats and lines in the trailer. Luckily though, two new clips have appeared to give a better sense of the film’s tone overall, as well as give a nice look at the scene-chewing from its excellent cast.

William Sadler Joins 'Machete Kills,' Avellan Twins To Return Too

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • June 28, 2012 11:38 AM
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Even if you’re not a fan of Robert Rodriguez’s footloose and fancy-free style of maverick filmmaking, you have to respect the fact that he certainly knows how to round up an impressive cast with each passing project. While he usually peppers films from “Spy Kids” to “Sin City” and beyond with delightful and unexpected casting choices, “Machete Kills” serves to be no exception to the rule.

'The Hobbit,' 'Pacific Rim,' 'Man of Steel,' and 'Iron Man 3' Battle for Hall H Supremacy; 'Breaking Bad' Season 5 Premieres At San Diego Comic Con

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • June 28, 2012 11:18 AM
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Boasting the largest amount of seats in the San Diego Convention Center, topping off at around 6,000, Hall H has grown into a synonym at Comic-Con, with attendees for massive presentations showcasing studios’ latest geek-friendly output, as "The Avengers" did two years ago with its star-studded cast announcement. Last year though, as studios found their Con marketing investments lacking compared to the advertised films' opening weekends, it compelled us to question if blockbuster presence would subside, but a slew of new Con announcements would argue otherwise, at least for now.

'Crash' Writer Bobby Moresco To Direct Thriller 'The Harbor'; Also Remaking Japanese Noir 'Intimidation'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 28, 2012 10:25 AM
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They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and though we haven't read it, we're going to assume that JP O'Donnell's "Deadly Codes" isn't exactly a literary masterwork. But clearly, "Crash" writer Bobby Moresco has seen something movie-worthy in the material as he's setting it up as his next directorial project.

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