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Watch: U.K. TV Spot Plus New Pics For Robert Pattinson's 'Bel Ami'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 16, 2012 4:24 PM
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You'll be getting our review from the Berlin Film Festival on "Bel Ami" soon, but until then, the jury is still out on the latest non-"Twilight" venture for Robert Pattinson, one that finds him scruffing up his tween sweetheart image to play a character that he describes as "a shit."
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Director Josh Trank Discusses His Found-Footage Film 'Chronicle' & His Concerns About Doing A Sequel

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • February 16, 2012 3:54 PM
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You've wowed Hollywood with your daring, genre-defying action film. You've got the critics on your side. You made the film on a tiny budget. And now, you've got a hit. What do you do next? Most would pursue the sequel route, particularly with something like "Chronicle," the found-footage drama revolving around three superpowered teens. But twenty-six-year-old director Josh Trank isn't exactly sure he wants to go down that path.

Watch: Paul Rudd & Jennifer Aniston In 2 Clips & Red Band Trailer For 'Wanderlust' Plus Batch Of New Pics

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 16, 2012 3:18 PM
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It seems in 2012 so far, movie audiences are choosing grim fare. "The Devil Inside," "Contraband," "Underworld: Awakening" and "The Grey" all topped the box office, with "Safe House" coming in a close second last weekend. But if you're looking for something lighter on your next trip to the multiplex, "Wanderlust" should fit the bill.
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'John Carter' Producer Jim Morris Confirms Sequel 'John Carter: The Gods Of Mars' Already In The Works

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 16, 2012 2:30 PM
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Well, this is not really all that much of a surprise considering it's now a standard practice. For anyone who has been paying attention in 2011, major projects like "Real Steel" and "Green Lantern" were already talking about sequels long before they hit theaters. Studios are all about franchises right now, and they don't want to be waiting around for years for a sequel should a movie turn out to be a big hit. Thus, with press assembled right now in Arizona for a massive "John Carter" pow wow with everyone involved with the movie, talk of a followup is already in the air.

Lee Daniels Still Wants Liam Neeson To Play Lyndon B. Johnson, Only This Time In 'The Butler'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 16, 2012 1:41 PM
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It looks like Lee Daniels really wants to get the "Selma" gang back together. Last night it was reported that the director was gearing up the gestating "The Butler" that he first signed on to back in 2010 with a number of big names in the mix including Oprah Winfrey, Hugh Jackman, Mila Kunis, John Cusack and David Oyelowo. The connections here are numerous, but Oprah executive produced "Precious," Cusack and Oyelow both feature in Daniels' upcoming "The Paperboy" while Jackman and Oyelowo were both touted for roles in the civil rights drama "Selma" before it fell apart. Now one more name is entering the fray.

Cliff Martinez Scoring Robert Redford's 'The Company You Keep'; Details On Clint Mansell's 'Last Night' Soundtrack Release & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 16, 2012 1:19 PM
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A few bits of soundtrack/score news to catch up on, so let's get right to it, shall we? First up, Cliff Martinez -- who knocked everyone's socks off last year with this scores for "Drive" and "Contagion" -- is kicking of 2012 in a big way. He's already tuned up the forthcoming "Arbitrage" starring Richard Gere, and re-teamed with Nicolas Winding Refn for "Only God Forgives." Now he's been nabbed by Robert Redford to bring his upcoming drama "The Company You Keep" to musical life.

Watch: U.K. Trailer For Kevin Macdonald's 'Marley' Documentary

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 16, 2012 12:39 PM
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After literally years in development, a process which saw original director Jonathan Demme leave the project and replaced by "The Eagle" and "Last King Of Scotland" helmer Kevin Macdonald, the long awaited "Marley" is on its way to theaters. And after some festival appearances at TIFF and most recently at Berlin (with SXSW around the corner), the U.K. trailer has landed, giving fans a first taste of what to expect.
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Terence Davies To Direct Adaptation Of Scottish Lit Classic 'Sunset Song'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 16, 2012 12:25 PM
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Considering Terence Davies tends to take years between pictures, this next bit of news is a bit of surprise, as it seems the helmer isn't wasting any time getting to his next movie. Hot on the heels of his latest effort, the lavish and lovely "The Deep Blue Sea," starring Rachel Weisz and Tom Hiddleston, which premiered at TIFF last year, his next effort may seem him behind the camera by year's end.

Doug Liman To Helm Documentary 'Reckoning With Torture: Memos And Testimonies From The War On Terror'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 16, 2012 11:40 AM
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Doug Liman's last effort behind the camera was the Valerie Plame drama "Fair Game," which didn't quite become the box office hot button smash or Oscar contender it seemed like it would be on paper. And while the director is currently lining up his next feature film (more on that in a second), he's going to get back to politically charged material by taking on a provocative documentary.

Weinstein Company Move 'Scary Movie 5' From April 2012 To January 2013 Due To Not Having Made It Yet; 'Butter' Churns On October 5th

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 16, 2012 11:37 AM
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David Mackenzie's 'Tonight You're Mine,' Ensemble Drama '30 Beats' & Ice-T Hip-Hop Documentary 'Something From Nothing' All Get Release Dates Too

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