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Draco Malfoy (aka Tom Felton) Joins Tony Kaye's Sexual Thriller 'Attachment' With Sharon Stone

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2012 4:37 PM
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With Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson now firmly moving into their post-'Harry Potter' careers it's now time for the rest of the cast to do the same (we're looking at you, Rupert Grint!). And now, another cast member is making a notable change of pace for his next big screen outing.

Rewind: Watch Lena Dunham's Newly Revived 2007 Web Series ' Tight Shots'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2012 3:42 PM
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Sorry haters, Lena Dunham has arrived and there's not much you can do stop her. The budding writer/director/actress broke out with "Tiny Furniture" and earned the wrath from dorky The Criterion Collection purists who were galled when the label dared to select her film. But credit to Dunham, who has just soldiered on ignoring the backlash. She went on and teamed up with super producer Judd Apatow, and the result is the upcoming HBO series "Girls," the first three episodes of which completely won over SXSW crowds (we called it "beautiful and brilliant"). So while you wait until April 15th for the show to arrive, you can take a quick trip back in time to see the early work that helped Dunham find her voice.

Contest Giveway: 3 Copies Of Jason Reitman's 'Young Adult' DVD Starring Charlize Theron

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  • March 14, 2012 3:25 PM
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If we had to pick one grossly underrated film from 2011, definitely high up on our collective list would be Jason Reitman's "Young Adult." And if we had to pick one criminally undervalued performance from 2011 that deserved to score an Oscar nomination but didn't, Charlize Theron's dark, raw and funny turn in this brilliant and bittersweet picture would be right up there as well. So two pretty strong reasons why you should catch up on this film if you missed it earlier in the year, not to mention we described it in our review as "unflinchingly funny and painful" and gave it an A-grade to boot.

Michael Fassbender To Climb 'The Mountain Between Us' For 'Miss Bala' Director Gerardo Naranjo

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2012 2:54 PM
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The world is an oyster these days for Michael Fassbender, who surely has his pick of projects. Even though the hotly buzzed actor was snubbed for his towering performance in "Shame," that hasn't stopped Hollywood from sending the actor everything they've got. He's lining up a busy year of projects, with Ridley Scott's "The Counselor" to shoot this spring, and he will reteam with Steve McQueen for "Twelve Years A Slave" this summer. And his next effort is yet again another nice, unexpected selection for the actor.

Greg Mottola Has Co-Written A Script With Campbell Scott That May Be His Next Directorial Effort

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2012 2:28 PM
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If you feel like you haven't heard anything in a while from "Superbad," "Adventureland" and "Paul" director Greg Mottola, you have no need to worry. He's been very busy, working on the forthcoming Aaron Sorkin-scripted HBO show "The Newsroom."

Ed Helms Talks Changing Audience Expectations & The Improvisational Style Of 'Jeff Who Lives At Home'

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • March 14, 2012 2:00 PM
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The future looks bright for Ed Helms. His indie turn in “Cedar Rapids” was well-received, “The Hangover Part II” followed the success of the first film and it looks like 'Part III' is a go. Helms also picked up the slack on “The Office” following the departure of Steve Carell to very positive responses. Now Helms steps out of his comfort zone just a tad to portray the not-terribly-likable Pat in the Duplass Brothers’ new film, “Jeff Who Lives at Home.”

David Dobkin's 'Arthur And Lancelot' Kicks Back To Life With Colin Farrell Now Set To Star

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2012 1:56 PM
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Warner Bros. continues their week of putting big franchises on their production slate. A couple of days ago they took over "The Dark Tower" from Universal, yesterday they conjured up "Mandrake The Magician," and now, a project thought left for dead is kicking back to life.

Errol Morris Will Point The Interrotron At Donald Rumsfeld In A New Documentary

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2012 1:04 PM
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Controversy has never scared off Errol Morris, and in fact, it has powered some of his best work. From the true crime tale "The Thin Blue Line," powerful portraits of war in "The Fog of War" and "Standard Operating Procedure," and more recently the JFK assassination (in the astounding short "The Umbrella Man"; watch it here) he has faced some tough material head on with tremendous insight. And his next effort promises nothing less.

'24' Movie Won't Shoot In 2012; Apparently Was The Start Of A Trilogy With Antoine Fuqua Circling To Direct

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2012 11:29 AM
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Looks like the clock has run out on "24." (Sorry.) Earlier this year, everything looked good to go on the long-gestating big screen outing for the hit TV show. Kiefer Sutherland hinted that the movie would be a direct continuation of the show, set six months after the series ended, with everything gearing up to shoot next month, once the actor was done with his work on his latest Fox show "Touch." But it looks like scheduling just couldn't be worked out.

'Gimme The Loot' & 'Beware Mr. Baker' Lead 2012 SXSW Award Winners; Battles' "My Machines" Takes Best Music Video

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2012 11:17 AM
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...and just like that, the SXSW Film Festival is winding down a close. There are only a few days left at the fest, and folks are beginning to have BBQ regret as they pack their bags to leave Austin. But before they do, the juries have weighed in and handed out the statues for the best of the fest.

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