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Exclusive: Clip From Single Setting Thriller 'ATM' Starring Josh Peck, Alice Eve & Brian Geraghty

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 7, 2012 12:25 PM
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Sometimes all you need is a setting to get the creative juices flowing, and for writer Chris Sparling and director David Brooks, it's something as simple as a cash machine in the middle of a vast parking lot that serves as the foundatoin for the thriller "ATM." For Sparling, he's a seasoned hand at getting the most out of a seemingly minimal concept as he proved with "Buried," while Brooks is looking to prove he's got the chops to pull it off, making his feature debut.
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New Pics From 'Prometheus,' 'The Raven' & 'Dark Shadows'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 7, 2012 11:52 AM
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So, what does Ridley Scott have in store for us with his 3D sorta "Alien"-related "Prometheus"? Aside from the teaser trailer and pep talk by Guy Pearce, the mysteries are being kept close to the chest for the film. And this latest viral image, uncovered on the Weyland Industries viral site is, uh, interesting. It looks more like concept art than an actual still, but if you click that link and look at the super high res version, way way in the back is a character who we figure is either Michael Fassbender or Noomi Rapace. Whoever it is, they're standing in the middle of some kind of spherical vortex thingy and we're not even gonna guess what this is all about. But speculate away below if you want. "Prometheus" hits on June 8th.

Exclusive: Clip From SXSW Comedy 'Daylight Savings' The Sequel To 'Surrogate Valentine'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 7, 2012 11:20 AM
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Last year, a little, charming, black-and-white comedy called "Surrogate Valentine" played SXSW and became something of an arthouse hit, earning strong word-of-mouth buzz for both director Dave Boyle and star Goh Nakamura. We called the film "brisk and punchy" and admired its careful, observational study of the characters within. Well, the good news is a sequel is on the way and headed to SXSW.

Evan Goldberg Talks Hockey Pic 'Goon' & Reveals He's Writing A Horror Movie With Seth Rogen

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 7, 2012 11:04 AM
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Director Michael Dowse, the man behind "Fubar" and "Take Me Home Tonight," is no stranger to pushing the envelope. So it's no surprise that his latest effort, the hockey comedy "Goon," opens with a splash of blood and a tooth hitting the ice. While the real hockey world is currently wrangling with issue of concussions, in the stylized sports comedy "Goon," the hits are big, bad and brutal. We recently caught up with screenwriter Evan Goldberg (who co-wrote the film with Jay Baruchel) to talk about the film, and we started off by chatting about balancing the real-deal hockey in the movie with the bone-crushing fights and checks that pepper the story.

Exclusive: Racy Poster For SXSW Film 'King Kelly' That Was Shot On iPhones

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 7, 2012 10:42 AM
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While director Andrew Neel may not yet be a household name, in Austin, he's been a regular fixture at SXSW over the past few years. His documentaries "Darkon" (about LARP-ing) and "New World Order" (focusing on conspiracy theorists) premiered at the fest in 2006 and 2009 respectively, with the former taking home the Audience Award that year. Well, once again Neel is back, this time with a narrative feature that again finds him exploring a fascinating subject.

Screenwriter Etan Cohen To Make Directorial Debut With 'Boy Scouts Vs. Zombies'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • March 7, 2012 10:19 AM
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If you visit Etan Cohen's IMDB page, it kindly reminds you that this man is not to be confused with another screenwriter, Ethan Cohen. Well good, we're glad that's cleared up, otherwise we might have been forced to come up with another lazy gag about them being different people. The page may need to be amended slightly now though, as not only is Etan Cohen a screenwriter, but he's set to become a fully fledged director too after signing on to helm "Boy Scouts vs. Zombies."

Exclusive: The Chemical Brothers To Score Louis Leterrier's 'Now You See Me'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 7, 2012 10:05 AM
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2011 seemed to be a banner year for electro-driven scores, with folks like Trent Reznor ("The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo"), Cliff Martinez ("Drive" and "Contagion"), Basement Jaxx ("Attack The Block") and Mr. Oizo ("Rubber") all delivering solid work. But perhaps the most memorable of them all was The Chemical Brothers score for Joe Wright's assassin tale "Hanna." Well, the good news is the duo are back to deliver some serious beats for another promising project.

Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Kristen Bell, Lily Collins & More Are 'Writers'; Stephen King Will Cameo

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • March 7, 2012 9:39 AM
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This project has been building for the last month or so, and with cameras set to roll next week in North Carolina, there's no better time to gather up all the details in one place.

'Wanderlust' Stars Ken Marino & Joe Lo Truglio Writing A Pair Of Horror Movies

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 7, 2012 9:18 AM
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Slowly but surely, the cast of cult MTV comedy sketch show "The State" have been taking over Hollywood. Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant have made millions as screenwriters of films like "The Pacifier" and "Night at the Museum," while Michael Showalter and Michael Ian Black have both moved into writing and directing as well, with "The Baxter" and "Wedding Daze," respectively.

Michael Peña To Play Cesar E. Chavez In Diego Luna-Directed Pic Also Starring Rosario Dawson & America Ferrera

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • March 7, 2012 8:58 AM
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After coming off a very busy 2011 in which he played four notable supporting roles in "Battle: Los Angeles," "The Lincoln Lawyer," "30 Minutes or Less," and "Tower Heist," Michael Peña is now set to take centre stage and play the lead in Diego Luna's "Chavez."

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