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"Oh Yeah": David Lynch Directs A Typically David Lynch-ian Ad For David Lynch Signature Cup Organic Coffee

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 3, 2012 9:44 AM
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If there was any justice in this world, some generous benefactor would drop some cash to air David Lynch's ad during the Super Bowl if only to freak America out. If anything it will certainly be more memorable than the halftime show. But alas, that won't happen, so you'll just have to enjoy it as is.

James Wan & Leigh Whannell Get Moving On The Inevitable Sequel To Surprise Horror Hit 'Insidious'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 3, 2012 9:40 AM
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In a time where profitability for even the biggest movies is still a roll of the dice, there's one vein of gold than remains consistently reliable -- low-budget horror. You can make a picture for only a few million dollars, without stars, and even if it doesn't do great business (see something like "Apollo 18"), you'll still make a tidy return on your investment. And if it becomes a phenomenon, like "Paranormal Activity," then, well, it's time to order your platinum-covered limousine.

Watch: Video For Coldplay's 'Charlie Brown' Directed By 'Road To Guantanamo' Helmer Mat Whitecross

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 3, 2012 9:19 AM
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Coldplay seem to be secret movie fans to some degree. Their new album Mylo Xyloto was apparently originally going to be the soundtrack to a movie they were writing, but never finished. And you might have forgotten, but last spring the band got into the film production game, co-finacing the film "Ashes" starring Jim Sturgess, Ray Winstone and Lesley Manville. That film has at the helm "Road To Guantanamo" co-director and Ian Dury biopic "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll" helmer Mat Whitecross -- and he's been with with Chris Martin and the boys since day one. Whitecross was behind their first video "Bigger Stronger" and while the group have dabbled with other filmmakers over the years -- Anton Corbijn, Shynola, Grant Gee, Sophie Muller -- Mat has become a regular collaborator.

Juno Temple Replaces Dakota Fanning As Princess Margaret In Royal Rom-Com 'Girls' Night Out'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 3, 2012 9:18 AM
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There were always going to be knock-on effects from the staggering success of "The King's Speech," and already we've seen Madonna's hamfisted attempt take on some of the same events in "W.E," while stammering Bertie and his Queen Elizabeth will be back on screens later this year, played by Sam West and Olivia Colman, opposite Bill Murray's President Roosevelt in "Hyde Park On Hudson." But there's one other film set around the same kind of time period on the way, a project that's just found a princess.

'Bridget Jones' Baby' In Trouble? Working Title Says Script Still Being Worked On, But Hugh Grant Will Star

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • February 3, 2012 8:56 AM
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You're probably asking yourself, "Who asked for a third "Bridget Jones" movie? I don't know anyone who saw the second!" Well, you're probably a filthy, dirty American. "Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason" overcame it's clunky title to gross $222 million outside of America, a whopping 85% of its global total. It's taken awhile for the wheels to begin turning on a third film, but "Bridget Jones' Baby" overcame scheduling setbacks and the defection of director Paul Feig ("Bridesmaids") to set a coming start date under Peter Cattaneo ("The Full Monty"). However, several people behind the scenes were whispering that the film would be shutdown entirely in the face of script problems.

'Miss Bala' Director Gerardo Naranjo In Talks For Fox Romantic Drama 'The Mountain Between Us'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 2, 2012 6:06 PM
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According to Deadline, Gerardo Naranjo, who recently directed the outrageously tense drug world thriller "Miss Bala" (Mexico's Best Foreign Language Film entry), is being tapped for a big Fox romantic drama "The Mountain Between Us," making it his studio (and English language) debut.

Viola Davis Joins 'Ender's Game' & Is One Of Warner Bros. 'Beautiful Creatures'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 2, 2012 6:04 PM
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Things are looking good for Viola Davis. Having snagged the SAG Award for her turn in "The Help," barring a late arrival from the Meryl Streep Train, in a few weeks, the actress will land her first Oscar win. At least that's what we hope. But while we wait to see how that plays out, Davis is using her awards season bank a couple of movies and they are both as different as it gets.

Catherine Keener Will Be Married To Tom Hanks In Paul Greengrass' 'Captain Phillips'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 2, 2012 5:20 PM
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Catherine Keener makes anything she stars in better, and even an A-list star like Tom Hanks can benefit by having her hang off his arm.

Jessica Chastain & Joel Edgerton To Star In 'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: His' & 'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Hers'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 2, 2012 4:30 PM
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It looks like the hunt for Osama Bin Laden won't be the only place where Jessica Chastain and Joel Edgerton will hang together. The two rising actors will be reteaming for another project, one that as you might guess from the titles, has a rather ambitious concept.

It Keeps Getting Better: Oscar Nominee Octavia Spencer Joins Bong Joon-Ho's 'Snow Piercer'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 2, 2012 3:34 PM
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For his English language debut, Bong Joon-Ho is certainly stacking the deck to make sure he doesn't fuck it up. With a cast that already includes Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, John Hurt and Song Kang-Ho, he's gone ahead and added to the already fantastic ensemble by signing on an actress who might just be walking away with an Oscar in the coming weeks.

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