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Exclusive: Clip From 'Why Stop Now' Featuring Jesse Eisenberg, Tracy Morgan & Melissa Leo

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 19, 2012 1:57 PM
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Yes, Jesse Eisenberg and Melissa Leo have made their first film together with "Why Stop Now." But while they are both known for being solid dramatic actors, the feature debut from writing and directing pair Phil Dorling and Ron Nyswaner finds them exercising their excellent comic skills instead.

Christopher Nolan Responds To Rush Limbaugh's Comments; Conan O'Brien Cuts A New 'Dark Knight Rises' Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 19, 2012 1:12 PM
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"The Dark Knight Rises" opens in theaters tomorrow, and it seems to be making everyone a little bit crazy. Bat-obsessives kneeling at the altar of Christopher Nolan have unleashed their fury at critical reviews of the film on Rotten Tomatoes, forcing the movie rating aggregators to turn off comments on all reviews for the pic entirely (side note: Warner Bros. owns Rotten Tomatoes so make of that what you will). Meanwhile, Rush Limbaugh unleashed his usual bit of crazy, suggesting that the villain of Bane is some scheme to get voters confused about Mitt Romney's various Bain Capital controversies. Now it's time for a rejoinder.

Kevin Kline Rounds Out Quartet For 'Last Vegas'; Sam Claflin Heads Into 'Overdrive' & Jessica Szohr Books An 'Internship'

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • July 19, 2012 12:56 PM
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It seems that Hollywood isn't finished wringing the life out of the plot that sees four friends heading to Las Vegas for a bachelor party, only this time it's filled with Oscar-winners and targeted at a slightly older demographic. Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro and Morgan Freeman make up three of the four pals, and it looks like director Jon Turteltaub ("The Sorcerer's Apprentice") has finally made his decision on the fourth friend: Kevin Kline.

'Lost' Writer Carlton Cuse Penning 'San Andreas 3D'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • July 19, 2012 12:37 PM
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As Damon Lindelof incurred with “Prometheus” the vitriolic fanbase appetizer to this weekend's Bat-activities, “Lost” co-showrunner Carlton Cuse must have felt pretty good with his decision to shun the spotlight after their show's end. However, as New Line has spent the last year putting together a new earthquake flick to no avail, Cuse finally looks ready to face the admittedly unknown quotient of disaster film aficionados.

Robin Williams To Play Dwight Eisenhower In Lee Daniels' 'The Butler'

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • July 19, 2012 12:17 PM
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It seems that Robin Williams has learned a lesson in recent years, perhaps most particularly from the critical drubbing that the 2009 comedy(?) "Old Dogs" received, and has retreated to doing more ensemble work, notably providing a voice for the "Happy Feet" movies and playing Teddy Roosevelt in the "Night at the Museum" movies. It was only ten years ago that Williams was working with director Christopher Nolan on "Insomnia," only five years removed from his Oscar-winning performance in "Good Will Hunting." For all the tepid comedies like "RV," Williams like to remind audiences that he is, in fact, a pretty damn good actor, and his resume is sprinkled with indelible performances in films like "Dead Poets Society" and "The World According to Garp," to name a few.

Exclusive: Poster For True Story Terror 'My Amityville Horror'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 19, 2012 12:00 PM
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The faux documentary craze has gripped modern horror. Popularized by "The Blair Witch Project" and, more recently, the series of successful "Paranormal Activity" films, the "found footage" aesthetic adds some level of authenticity to horror films, allowing modern audiences to better identify with things that go bump in the night. "My Amityville Horror," premiering at the Fantasia Film Festival, is the real deal: an actual documentary chronicling an infamous case that's been immortalized by pop culture.

Christopher Nolan Still Doesn't Like 3D; Neil Blomkamp Says 48fps Has An "Alien Quality" To It

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • July 19, 2012 11:25 AM
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With studios looking for more and more ways to razzle/dazzle audiences, and get a higher ticket price at the same time, directors are taking up the challenge. Guys like Peter Jackson and James Cameron are pushing things forward with “The Hobbit” due later this year in select cinemas in 48fps and “Avatar” breaking in the blockbuster 3D era. They both regard the technology as progress, but as two other prominent directors have recently demonstrated, there are still quite a few helmers devoted to a more classic style of cinema.

Exclusive: Poster For Controversial Sundance Documentary 'The Ambassador'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 19, 2012 10:57 AM
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While Sacha Baron Cohen has gone into character for films like "Borat" and "Bruno" to deliver laughs along with a sharp look at America's social and cultural hang-ups and curiosities, in the provocative documentary "The Ambassador," filmmaker Mads Brügger takes things one step further.

Gwyneth Paltrow Eats Up 'Blood, Bones & Butter'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • July 19, 2012 10:49 AM
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The last film that we saw her in was “The Avengers,” in all likelihood the next film that we’ll see her in is “Iron Man 3,” and in the week after Comic-Con most of the talk has been about whether she’ll ever don the metal suit in any future Marvel movies. As a result, it has been easy to forget that Gwyneth Paltrow is an established actress outside of the Marvel universe, but may be set to change (at least for a while) because we’ve got an announcement about her next non-Marvel project.

'Dredd' Delivers Justice In New Batch Of Pics Featuring Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby & Lena Headey

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 19, 2012 10:35 AM
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It was a roll of the dice to be sure, but it mostly turned out well for Lionsgate, who kicked off Comic-Con last week by screening "Dredd" for enthusiastic geeks. And while we thought the film was mostly empty spectacle, many other folks disagreed, with much of the initial wariness of the film lifting as a result of the screening (though perhaps replaced after that ridiculous slow motion clip landed online).

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