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Strange Is Relative In New Character Posters For 'Dark Shadows': This Is Either A Trainwreck Or Tim Burton's Best Movie In Years

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 20, 2012 3:19 PM
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Relatively late in the game for a major tentpole movie, with less than two months to go before Tim Burton's "Dark Shadows" hits theaters, Warner Bros. has finally turned on the publicity machine for the film in full force. A trailer finally dropped for the film last week and now nine character posters are here, courtesy of Empire, to keep the chatter going.

Watch: Sam Rockwell Exudes Menace, Usual High Standards In Deleted Scenes for 'The Sitter'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • March 20, 2012 2:37 PM
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Essentially the anti-Apatow, director David Gordon Green has found a habit in obtaining the leanest running times possible for his films, and with his 81 minute 2011 film “The Sitter” (squaring off against “Carnage” as one of the shortest of last year) arriving on Blu-Ray today, two deleted scenes are available to watch now.
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'The Avengers' Continue To Blandly Stand Around In New Pics From The Superhero Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 20, 2012 2:25 PM
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While "John Carter" was rightly ripped for a thoroughly terrible campaign, if the geeks were being fair -- and if this wasn't an already established franchise -- they would tearing Marvel a new one over the continually dull campaign for "The Avengers." Granted, the studio probably realizes they don't really have to do anything to turn this into the mega-sized hit it will be, but trailers aside, this has been the dullest push for a superhero movie we can remember.

Aerosmith Gets Back In The Summer Soundtrack Game, Will Drop A New/Old Song For 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 20, 2012 1:39 PM
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For a while there in the early '90s, you couldn't escape hearing Aerosmith blasting out of every radio station from every car stereo across the nation. "Livin' On The Edge," "Crying," "Amazing" and "Crazy" marked a tremendous run for the band that was capped off by what is pretty much their last massive hit, "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" for Michael Bay's "Armageddon" (and it should be noted the director also helmed the band's video for "Falling In Love (Is Hard On The Knees)"). That was nearly fifteen years ago. And as the band fades in relevance (seriously, look at that picture) -- assisted by Steven Tyler's recent stint on "American Idol" -- they are hoping they can take one last stab at summer soundtrack glory.
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First Look At Toby Jones & Sienna Miller As Alfred Hitchcock & Tippi Hedren In 'The Girl'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 20, 2012 12:19 PM
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With Oscar-winner "The Artist" causing a momentary nostalgic wave among audiences, though without quite stirring a revival of interest in silent film (speaking of which, if you're in Oakland do everything you can to go see Abel Gance's restored "Napoleon" -- great article on that right here) it seems moviemakers aren't done looking back. There are two films on the way centered on legendary director Alfred Hitchock and while "Alfred Hitchcock And The Making Of Psycho" is still gearing up to move in front of cameras with Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson and James D'Arcy, another production from across the pond has rolled first.
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SNL Veterans Dan Aykroyd And Chevy Chase Teaming Up To Write Comedy Screenplay

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • March 20, 2012 11:40 AM
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Dan Aykroyd may be mostly busy these days talking up a “Ghostbusters” sequel that seems unlikely to ever happen (and do we even want it to without the involvement of the great Bill Murray?), while Chevy Chase is part of television’s best comedy ensemble on NBC’s “Community.” Their respective stars may not be as high as they once were, and likely never will be again, but let’s not forget how talented these two men have shown themselves to be, so it’s with a degree of excitement that we welcome news that the pair are planning to re-team for a new comedy.

Mark Millar Teams With Nacho Vigalondo For Teaser For 'Supercrooks' Comic & Movie

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • March 20, 2012 11:20 AM
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Mark Millar, the source writer of both “Kick-Ass” and “Wanted,” likes to talk. He’s always got something to say about the various projects based on his work, and often the legitimacy and accuracy of said comments can be brought into question. We’re still waiting to hear confirmation of that “Kick-Ass” sequel he assured us was going to happen. But, in fairness, whilst Millar does like to talk that’s probably because he’s got a lot to talk about.

Michael Bay On 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle' Alien Controversy: "Fans Need To Take A Breath, And Chill"

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 20, 2012 10:41 AM
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Hell hath no fury like a fanbase scorned. From Bryan Singer's "X-Men" abandoning their traditional yellow spandex to Jennifer Lawrence being too blonde and pale to play Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games," internet fandom is not one to lay down silently when a filmmaker tinkers with iconic elements of their beloved franchises. Most recent to attract the ire of a group of fans was Michael Bay, who gave an interview over the weekend where he said that his upcoming live-action/CGI reboot of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" would reimagine the reptilian heroes as members of an alien race.

Jason Statham & Jennifer Lopez's 'Parker' Bumped To January 25, 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 20, 2012 10:19 AM
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You know, this was going to be a snarkier post but then we dug up this set photo of Jason Statham wearing a goddamn cowboy hat, and "Parker" is now our most anticipated movie of 2013. Jason Statham has done a lot things in his career -- most of them variations on the same theme -- but we have never seen him wear a ten gallon hat, and dude pulls it off. If the rest of his warddrobe for "Parker" is this outlandish, we simply can't wait.

Watch: New Clips From 'The Hunger Games' & 'The Hungry Games'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • March 20, 2012 9:41 AM
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With (mostly) positive word running rampant for “The Hunger Games” all throughout the Twittersphere and reviews flooding in daily (including our own, which called it “thoughtful, thrilling populist entertainment that genuinely deserves to be a franchise”) it’s a wonder that Lionsgate would put any more effort into selling this picture that appears to be a surefire box office smash.

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