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Gareth Evans Spills Details On 'The Raid' Sequel 'Berandal'; Has Trilogy In Mind

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 1, 2012 11:42 AM
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"A triumph of kicks, punches & unrelenting thrills" is how we summarized Gareth Evans' movie "The Raid" after we saw it at the Sundance Film Festival last month. But we're not the only ones taken with the film. Riding a huge wave of buzz, and acquired by Sony Pictures Classics for release later this year, the film is poised to become a breakout action sensation. And good news for fans -- even more ass-kicking is on the way.

Eva Green Talks Finding Love In 'Perfect Sense' & Her "Electric" Role In 'Dark Shadows'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 1, 2012 11:01 AM
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What would happen if we not only lost our ability to communicate with the world around us, but with the people in our life, in the most basic, fundamental way? That's the question at the heart of David Mackenzie's "Perfect Sense." Starring Eva Green and Ewan McGregor, the story follows the promising new relationship between two young lovers, just as a virus is sweeping the Earth, one that causes those infected to lose their senses gradually, one at at time. And as that ability to interact with the world and one another diminshes, the methods that remain to communicate become all the more vital and important.

Bill Hader, Kate Hudson & 'Book Of Mormon' Star Josh Gad To Voice DreamWorks Animation's 'Me And My Shadow'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 1, 2012 10:42 AM
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DreamWorks Animation have to be feeling pretty good these days. Coming off their creative highpoint to date with "How To Train Your Dragon," the company picked up two Oscar nominations last week for the solid (if uninspired) "Puss In Boots" and "Kung Fu Panda 2," while arch-rivals Pixar missed out, having dropped the ball for the first time with "Cars 2."

Mia Wasikowska Joins Jesse Eisenberg In Richard Ayoade's 'The Double'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 1, 2012 10:23 AM
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Freshly minted on the cover of Vanity Fair's annual Hollywood Issue, Mia Wasikowska continues to stack up one great project after another. 2012 will see the rising actress appear in John Hillcoat's highly anticipated "The Wettest County" as well as in Park Chan-Wook's English language debut "Stoker" and she's adding yet another promising movie to her slate.

Walter Salles To Shoot 'Terra' With Gael Garcia Bernal & Ricardo Darin Later This Year

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 1, 2012 10:06 AM
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First announced during Cannes in 2010, "Terra" -- the next film from Walter Salles -- took a backseat as the director embarked on the lengthy production for the long-developing "On The Road." But it hasn't fallen off his radar, and with the Jack Kerouac adaptation wrapping up, we're heartened to learn we won't have to wait long for Salles to get cracking on another project.

Diablo Cody Says The Lack Of Women In Creative Positions In Hollywood Is "Deeply Depressing"

  • By Jen Vineyard
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  • February 1, 2012 9:59 AM
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Diablo Cody is depressed about the Oscar nominations. Not just because her screenplay for "Young Adult" was snubbed -- she already has one statuette at home for "Juno" -- but more so because she wasn't the only woman overlooked this year. Only three were nominated as screenwriters -- Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig for "Bridesmaids," and the late Bridget O'Connor as co-writer of "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" -- and none were nominated for Best Director. (Although a few films helmed by women scored nods in other categories: Agnieska Holland's "In Darkness" in Best Foreign Language Film, and Jennifer Yuh Nelson's "Kung Fu Panda 2" in Animated Film).

Supermodel Daisy Lowe To Make Screen Debut Opposite 'Game Of Thrones' Star Alfie Allen In Brit Thriller 'Confine'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 1, 2012 9:44 AM
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The track record of supermodels making their way on to the big screen is not a particularly strong one. Cindy Crawford in "Fair Game?" Not so much. Gisele Bundchen in "Taxi?" No thank you. Heidi Klum in "Ella Enchanted?" Let's move on, please. Nevertheless, they keep trying, particularly so in the current generation. Lily Cole, for example, has actually had more success than most, with roles in films like "The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus" and the upcoming "Snow White And The Huntsman." And now, one of Cole's catwalk colleagues is dipping her toes into acting waters.

'Incendies' Director Denis Villeneuve To Helm Animated Take On Joe Sacco's Graphic Novel 'Footnotes In Gaza'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 1, 2012 9:21 AM
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Quebecois filmmaker Denis Villeneuve has always been one of French-speaking Canada's most exciting filmmaking talents, thanks to the likes of "Maelström" and "Polytechnique," both of which won him Genie awards for Best Director, but last year saw him really start to make waves internationally with his Oscar-nominated drama "Incendies." That film saw him leap up Hollywood directorial wish-lists, with the filmmaker becoming attached to the long-gestating Black List script "Prisoners," while late last year saw reports that he'd be teaming up with Jessica Chastain for an adaptation of Russell Banks' novel "The Darling."

First Official Image Of Daniel Craig In 'Skyfall' Suggests New James Bond Is A 'Tron' Sequel

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 1, 2012 8:59 AM
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Even given the excitement around the reboot of "Casino Royale" a few years back, we can't remember the last time a James Bond film was quite as keenly anticipated as this year's 23rd installment in the franchise, "Skyfall." Not only does it mark the third time that Daniel Craig has played MI6's finest secret agent -- a somewhat belated return, after the movie was held up for over a year due to MGM's financial problems -- but thanks to the presence of Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes, and Oscar-nominated scribe John Logan ("Hugo"), the bar has been raised in terms of the pedigree of the series. 

Prepare Your Eyes & Ears: Katy Perry Teaming With Paramount For A 3D Concert Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 31, 2012 10:13 PM
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Who the fuck listens to Katy Perry? We sure don't but clearly, a lot of you do, as the pop singer nabbed her sixth number one single for "The One That Got Away" off her album Teenage Dream released in the summer of 2010. Whoever the team is at Capitol Records behind this girl, give them a raise: talk about getting major mileage out of the most disposable music ever. But wait -- there's even more coming.

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