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'Moon' Helmer Duncan Jones' Next Project Is Biopic Of 007 Creator Ian Fleming, Film Shoots This Year

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 19, 2012 8:59 AM
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Duncan Jones is a man who's had his fair share of suitors. The one-time commercials helmer made one of the most exciting directorial debuts in recent memory with 2009's "Moon," and followed it up with last year's hugely enjoyable sci-fi thriller "Source Code," a film that managed to be a pretty modest little hit ($150 million worldwide on a $30 million budget. And as such, he's been courted for some pretty major Hollywood projects, taking meetings to direct "Man Of Steel," "The Wolverine" and "The Hunger Games" sequel "Catching Fire," but ultimately not taking any of them. Indeed, things have been quiet on the Jones front: the actor's been developing passion project "Mute" and an secret sci-fi project inspired by "Blade Runner," but all we've seen from him in the last year was a commercial for a bank.

Kiss With The Fresh Prince Denied: Will Smith Slaps Overzealous Ukranian Reporter

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • May 18, 2012 8:00 PM
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Hey, that's just how they do it in the Ukraine.

Michelle Monaghan & Susan Sarandon Enter ‘Still of Night,’ Naveen Andrews Joins Naomi Watts In ‘Diana,’ Julianne Hough Finds ‘Safe Haven’

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • May 18, 2012 5:45 PM
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Since her breakout role in 2005’s “Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang,” Michelle Monaghan has been steadily turning in solid supporting performances in everything from big-budget thrillers (“Mission Impossible III”) to more character-based dramas (“North Country”), but Hollywood still hasn’t seen her as a leading lady. That’s all set to change though, as Monaghan has signed on to appear in her biggest role yet alongside Susan Sarandon.

'The Avengers' Hits DVD/Blu-ray September 25th With Alternate Ending And More Harry Dean Stanton

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 18, 2012 4:59 PM
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Not content with holding 25 box office records to date, Marvel and Joss Whedon's superhero team-up flick "The Avengers" looks to continue to dominate the top ten this weekend, beating competitors "Battleship," "Dark Shadows" and "The Dictator" remorselessly, as though they were CGI recreations of a RADA-trained actor playing a Norse god. How far it goes is a good question: crossing the two-billion dollar mark and overtaking "Titanic" could be a distinct possibility, but we suspect "Avatar" might be out of reach -- that film had months to play with little competition, while blockbuster season starts to kick up a gear in the next few weeks.

In Theaters: 'The Dictator' Overruns The 'Polisse,' So That 'Battleship' And 'What To Expect' May Cause Angry 'Hysteria' Among 'The Samaritan's

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • May 18, 2012 4:20 PM
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Dictators, hitmen, and navy officers – oh my! It’s a big weekend for the dudes, the professional advantages mentioned above notwithstanding, and we can expect screens clogged with manly men doing male things. Even the invention of a sex toy (by a man, duh) and male grooming get sweet turns in the theaters. If only the powerful sight of pregnant women was enough to combat the male-dominated market. Ah well, perhaps another weekend. Let’s jump into the testosterone-fueled fray, shall we?

Interview: Newcomer Gretchen Lodge Talks Inhabiting 'Lovely Molly,' Dark Playlists & Dream Remakes

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • May 18, 2012 3:55 PM
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Gretchen Lodge makes her screen debut this weekend in the latest from "The Blair Witch Project" helmer Eduardo Sanchez, the possession/psychological horror thriller "Lovely Molly." Lodge gives a ferocious, fearless and deeply intimate performance in a film that strays from the found footage genre Sanchez helped to create, instead rendering a much more personal horror film that utilizes first person camera footage as one of the many tools in the telling the story of Molly, a young newlywed who begins to lose her grip on reality. Or does she?

Exclusive: BAMcinemaFest Announces Complete Lineup, Noah Baumbach's 'Kicking And Screaming,' Roberto Rosellini's 'Machine That Kills Bad People' & More

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • May 18, 2012 3:30 PM
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So, what're you New Yorkers up to this June? BAMcinématek hopes you'll be spending the last two weeks with them: the fourth annual BAMcinemaFest runs June 20 - July 1 and has the strongest lineup yet, including some 2012 festival favorites and sweet surprises.

There Can Only Be Another One: Ryan Reynolds In Talks To Star In 'Highlander' Remake

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 18, 2012 3:26 PM
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Oh, dear Ryan Reynolds. For years, people were saying that the actor would be an ideal movie star: handsome, funny, capable of pulling off action roles. And after some false starts, things seemed to be heading his way: he had a massive romantic comedy smash behind him with "The Proposal," and the summer of 2011 would see him headline both superhero flick "Green Lantern" and a promising R-rated comedy, "The Change-Up." Unfortunately, both tanked, and while he co-starred in the modest hit "Safe House" at the start of this year, it's yet to be proven if he's a real, viable A-lister. And we're not sure if the latest project he's taking on is going to change that.

Alex Proyas To Helm 'Gods Of Egypt' For Summit, Fox & Scott Free Grab E-Book Sensation 'Wool'

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • May 18, 2012 2:50 PM
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Score one for the self-published author. In a bidding war comparable to the recent "50 Shades of Grey" face-off, 20th Century Fox has acquired the film rights for Hugh Howey's self-published, post-apocalyptic e-book, "Wool." Originally started as a stand-alone story in 2011, fervor over Howey's work led to more installments, the first five of which have been compiled into a omnibus edition. Howey self-published "Wool" through Amazon, and, after positive word-of-mouth, sold over 140,000 copies through e-book in just under six months. Not bad for a guy who worked as a yacht captain for eight years before pursuing a literary career (can't make stuff like that up).

Todd Field’s Dry Spell Is Over: ‘The Creed of Violence’ Likely To Shoot In Early 2013

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 18, 2012 2:30 PM
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Eight Academy Award nominations after your first two feature films ain’t too shabby. For an encore? Crickets. Last year we asked: where in the world is writer/director Todd Field? The actor turned filmmaker has had several projects gestating for several years, but he hasn't made a feature since 2006’s well-received "Little Children," which added three Oscar nominations to his total.

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