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Hole Drummer Talks About Life With Kurt Cobain In 'Hit So Hard'; Grunge Icon Passed Away 18 Years Ago Today

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 5, 2012 6:51 PM
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18 years ago today, on April 5, 1994, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain passed away. You all know the story, voice of a generation, grunge icon, inadvertent music game-changer, Cobain committed suicide after grappling with depression and heroin addiction in the midst of a maelstrom of fame, there's not a lot more we can add.

Casey Affleck & Sam Shepard Confirmed For 'Out Of The Furnace' With Christian Bale & Zoe Saldana

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 5, 2012 6:41 PM
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Things are heating up for "Out Of The Furnace" (sorry), as two more cast members are confirmed.

If Jeremy Renner Doesn’t Bag A Role In Ridley Scott’s ‘The Counselor’ He May Reteam With Scarlett Johansson On Broadway

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 5, 2012 6:23 PM
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Yesterday the Hollywood Reporter released its cover story on Jeremy Renner. Three years ago the now-41 year old actor had toiled away in Hollywood obscurity, until he bagged his first Academy Award nomination for “The Hurt Locker” and at a time when barely anyone knew who he was.

'Animal Kingdom' Director David Michod Will Get Into 'The Rover' For His Next Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 5, 2012 6:12 PM
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There is no doubt that after making a huge statement with "Animal Kingdom," that Hollywood would be interested in Australian director David Michod. He was wishlisted for the Irish-American cop drama "Once Were Cops" and there was likely more than one project studo execs wanted to send his way. However, for this followup to the acclaimed crime family drama, Michod is staying in his native home, and working with a longtime collaborator instead.

Watch: Stylish & Beautiful English Subtitled 3 Minute Trailer For Xavier Dolan's 'Laurence Anyways'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 5, 2012 5:29 PM
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Quebecois filmmaker Xavier Dolan is back this year with "Laurence Anyways," and while some have criticized his films for putting style over substance (this writer disagrees), there is no denying it is tremendously exciting to see such a young director go balls out, with carefully crafted, deeply evocative images. And this lengthy, three-minute trailer for his new film (French only, sorry) shows that once again, he's going to be putting some utterly gorgeous imagery up on screen.

Teaser Poster For Paul Schrader's 'The Canyons' Written By Bret Easton Ellis

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 5, 2012 5:19 PM
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Well, it's still looking for a cast and not yet in front of cameras, but it looks like the team behind Paul Schrader's upcoming indie sexual thriller "The Canyons" is looking to get the buzz going a bit early.

Watch: Adrien Brody Is The Pot Dealing Psycho Ed In Trailer For 'High School'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 5, 2012 4:27 PM
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So how long has the stoner comedy "High School" been sitting around? Let's just put it this way: we saw this movie two years ago at the Fantasia Film Festival (review here), and at the time it was still seeking distribution. Well, it finally got picked up by Anchor Bay sometime between then and now, and it's headed to theaters, and we'll be curious to see if it's been edited or changed in that time.

Trailer & Poster Arrives For Greta Gerwig/Joel Kinnaman Summer Rom-Com 'Lola Versus'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 5, 2012 3:56 PM
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It was somewhat underseen, but as indie relationship comedy-dramas about twentysomethings go (and it's not like there's a lack of them), 2009's "Breaking Upwards" was one of the better ones. Written by and starring Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister-Jones and directed by Wein, it followed a young couple who decide to ease into a break-up by entering an open relationship -- one day together, one day apart. It had its share of whimsy, as well as two very appealing leads, and an unusual rawness to its emotion that meant it lingered longer in the mind than some of its competition.

'The Aggression Scale' Director Steven C. Miller To Helm Loose Remake Of 'Silent Night, Deadly Night' With Malcolm McDowell

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • April 5, 2012 3:49 PM
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“PUNISH!” and “GARBAGE DAY!” are probably all expressions that fans of the “Silent Night, Deadly Night” films are used to hearing, as they are some of the key moments of gory absurdity in this increasingly convoluted and ridiculous series of slasher films. For those who don’t regularly attend midnight screenings at their local repertory theatre, the series started with the release of the controversial first film in 1984, which chronicled a disturbed individual who once saw his parents massacred by a man in a Santa suit on Christmas and is set off on a mad killing spree many years later as he unleashes bloodshed and many repressed memories of that evil bearded man. It has spawned four equally ridiculous sequels that featured survivors or various other individuals following in his footsteps. Well, like most horror properties with even a miniscule cult following, “Silent Night, Deadly Night,” is coming back with a fresh new coat of blood red paint.

Cute Vintage Photo Of The Cast Of Characters In Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 5, 2012 2:54 PM
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With so much Cannes speculation kicking around here's one thing we know for sure: Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom" will be opening the festival. And frankly, that's pretty damn exciting. So far, the film has looked like a solid return to live-action filmmaking for the director who detoured with the stop-motion animated "Fantastic Mr. Fox," and this latest peek at the movie shows his whimsy hasn't abated one bit.

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