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First Official Image Of Naomi Watts As Princess Diana In Oliver Hirschbiegel's 'Caught In Flight'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 4, 2012 12:37 PM
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Over the past day or so, the Twittersphere has been buzzing about the various set pics that have landed for "Caught In Flight," aka the movie where Naomi Watts is playing Princess Diana. And with good reason. She looks remarkably like the late royal, to the point where it's a bit eerie. But perhaps to quell the unofficial images and/or build on the buzz, the filmmakers behind the movie have dropped the first official pic, and yeah, it's still pretty impressive how much they look alike.

First Official Poster For Sam Raimi's 'Oz: The Great And Powerful'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 4, 2012 12:24 PM
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The Internet movie blogosphere hit a pretty embarrassing low a few weeks back when a terribly scanned black-and-white "first look" image of James Franco in "Oz: The Great And Powerful" started making the rounds. It was, at best, equivalent to the quality of a shaky cell phone pic, but it seems everyone is really jazzed for this movie. Either that, or it was a slow news day. Anyway, Disney has gone ahead a dropped the first official poster for the movie, but sorry folks, no Franco here.

First Image Of A Bald, Gun-Wielding Matt Damon In Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 4, 2012 12:12 PM
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While Neill Blomkamp and his team have done a fantastic job of keeping pretty much everything about his upcoming sci-fi flick "Elysium" under wraps, the time for show and tell is soon arriving. Sony recently confirmed the film will be part of their one and a half hour presentation at Comic-Con in a few weeks, and a little sneak preview of sorts has arrived.

Watch: New Clips From William Friedkin's 'Killer Joe' & Fernando Meirelles' '360'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • July 3, 2012 6:50 PM
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Our own Oliver Lyttleton saw “Killer Joe” last year in Venice and was impressed enough to award the film with a B+ rating. After its U.K. release last weekend this writer was able to catch the film and was similarly impressed, so it’s with a great deal of enthusiasm that we are able to write about another clip for the film debuting online ahead of its limited U.S. release on July 27th.

Financing Arrives For Adaptation Of Chuck Palahniuk's 'Snuff'; Rudolph Nureyev Biopic Based On 'Dancer' On The Way

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 3, 2012 6:09 PM
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While "Fight Club" will probably always be the high bar never to be reached again for adaptations of Chuck Palahniuk's work on the big screen, filmmakers will keep trying. "Choke" came and went and was mostly a disappointment, but "Snuff" should be an interesting gamble. The author's book about an aging porn star who decides to cap off her career by having sex with 600 men in one day, with the story told through the eyes of three men who are lining up to do the deed with her, should be challenging to say the least. And while we never thought financing would come through for a project that presumably has a very niche appeal, money is coming.
More: Snuff, Dancer

Watch: Radiohead & Jude Law Team Up For 'Save The Arctic' PSA

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 3, 2012 4:39 PM
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Saving the world just got a whole lot more....British. Radiohead, already known for their various philanthropic and charitable efforts, and Jude Law have been paired up (kinda) by Greenpeace for "Save The Arctic." The PSA raises awareness about the issue of the fast melting artic region which could leave the lives of polar bears, narwhals, walruses and more in grave danger, along with humans as well, thanks to rising water levels as a result. Radiohead's (overused) "Everything In Its Right Place" (already featured extensively in the solid documentary "The Island President") provides the soundtrack while Law gravely narrates over footage of a CGI polar bear wandering through a deserted, polluted and ugly urban wasteland.

Judgement Is Coming: So Is A New Motion-Poster For 'Dredd,' Which Debuts At Comic-Con This Summer

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 3, 2012 4:19 PM
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Judgement is indeed coming for "Dredd" and that judgement may not be all good. The upcoming dystopian thriller has not been handled well from minute one outside of hiring Alex Garland ("28 Days Later," "Sunshine") to pen the screenplay and even that may not have helped. Some ask why anyone bothered to make a remake of the Sylvester Stallone’s movie "Judge Dredd," and producers countered that they were going back to the source material and making things -- wait for it -- darker, more violent and more humorous like the comic book.

Mystery Marvel Movie Moves From May To August 2014; 'Wuthering Heights' Lands On October 5th

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 3, 2012 4:05 PM
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More Marvel mystery moves as the studio, with just a few weeks before to go before Comic-Con, has shifted its unknown 2014 movie from May 14th to August 1st. So what does this all mean? Who knows. While it was recently reported that "Guardians Of The Galaxy" was the title it was keeping secret for that slot (and it's largely expected that it will be 'Guardians'), as usual, the studio has remained tightlipped, so who knows what exactly its cooking up. But the shift is a savvy one.

Jena Malone Has Landed The Role Of Johanna Mason In 'Catching Fire'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 3, 2012 3:12 PM
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For fuck's sake, thank God they finally chose someone. After we first reported that Mia Wasikowska and Zoe Aggeliki were in the mix for the role of Johanna Mason in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," it seemed subsequent updates started to drip out, like some kind of slow Chinese water torture. First there was the news that Jena Malone was in the hunt, then the update that the role was going to be going Aggeliki's way (we were also told she was Francis Lawrence's choice), but it appears nobody knows nothing.

Watch: David Lynch Directed Alternate Video For Chris Isaak’s "Wicked Game"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 3, 2012 2:24 PM
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“I haven’t gotten the big idea,” David Lynch recently told 24 Frames about the prospect of future movies from the helmer. “I’ve got some fragments that are coming, but not the big idea...If I got an idea that I fell in love with, I’d go to work tomorrow. I just haven’t.” And while that's a bummer, it seems there are still bits of pieces of the director's work that are worth revisiting.

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