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'Sound Of My Voice' Star Brit Marling Talks Playing A Cult Leader & Crafting High Concept Popcorn Movies That Make You Think

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 26, 2012 1:00 PM
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From the outside, the idea of joining a cult, of giving yourself to a random stranger who claims to have an answer or a connection that lead you fuller, happier life or offer some kind of salvation from this world seems absurd. And certainly, to Peter, a school teacher and amateur investagtive journalist in Zal Batmanglij's "Sound Of My Voice," he sees it at first as a topic worth of a documentary. Together with his girlfriend Lorna, they infiltrate a group led by Maggie, an enigmatic but utterly compelling young woman who boldly claims to be from future, and promises her followers to keep them safe from something unsaid that's coming down the line.

So Much Brooding: New Images Of Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart & Taylor Lautner In 'Breaking Dawn -- Part 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 26, 2012 12:53 PM
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While both RPatz and KStew are heading to the Cannes Film Festival next month (sorry Taylor, maybe next year, right?) here's a bracing reminder of why anybody cares about these two in the first place: "Twilight."

Rooney Mara To Star In Adaptation Of Colm Toibin's 'Brooklyn' Penned By Nick Hornby

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 26, 2012 12:38 PM
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And the hits just keep on coming for Rooney Mara. Just a day after she signed up for a role in Spike Jonze's untitled upcoming movie, she's now landed another project that will find the actress at the front and center of a big league book adaptation.

Heather Graham, Carrie-Anne Moss, Kevin Dillon & Joe Mantegna Have 'Compulsion'; Vilmos Zsigmond Lensing

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 26, 2012 12:19 PM
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Sustaining a post-child-star career seems a difficult enough labyrinth to manage by itself, but combine that challenge with a bubbly, incessant neighbor intent on stardom, as a new film exploring the toll of celebrity aims to do, and you have a interesting dark vehicle for two talented actresses as a result.

Has The Financial Disappointment Of 'Hugo' Killed The Chances Of Martin Scorsese's 'Silence' Getting Made?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 26, 2012 12:13 PM
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While the critical adulation -- eleven Oscar nominations and five wins -- for Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" put a nice finish on the film's journey to the big screen, in the cold light of day, and on a financial level, the film was a bust. While it didn't get the same kind of ink that something like "Men In Black 3" did, production on "Hugo" was rocky, with Scorsese struggling to adjust to 3D during the filming, forcing the production schedule that was loosely slated from July to November 2010 to get extended to February 2011. At when it was all tallied up, the final price tag of the movie was apparently somewhere in the neighborhood of $180 million, and with the film only taking in $182 million worldwide it was likely not the hit backers GK Films was looking for. And according to THR, this has put a strain on the relationship between producer Graham King and filmmaker Martin Scorsese, potentially putting the director's long-gestating dream project "Silence" in jeopardy.

Things You Already Know: Shia LaBeouf Not Coming Back For 4th 'Transformers' Film

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 26, 2012 11:35 AM
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Paramount president Adam Goodman: the interview that keeps on giving. The Hollywood Reporter spoke to the Paramount chief in the May 4th issue of their magazine, and the good man revealed something you're likely already aware of: Shia LaBeouf is not coming back to Micheal Bay's "Transformers" franchise and whatever "Transformers 4" will turn into (a sorta-reboot, a sequel, prequel, Tyrese franchise, whatever).

Listen: Florence & The Machine's "Breath Of Life" From The 'Snow White & The Huntsman' Soundtrack

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 26, 2012 11:03 AM
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While "The Avengers" is going with all your favorite terrible bands from '90s on its lunk-headed soundtrack, at least the folks behind "Snow White And The Huntsman" are trying something a little bit different.

Watch: Meryl Streep & Tommy Lee Jones Get Advice From Steve Carell In Trailer For 'Hope Springs'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • April 26, 2012 10:41 AM
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If we had to make a list of older stars whose work has been consistently interesting and watchable (for the most part) throughout their careers, there’s no question that Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep would certainly be near the top. Both willing to step into more dangerous territory later in their career with more challenging fare like “No Country for Old Men” or “Adaptation,” but also not afraid to go big in Hollywood cash-ins like “Men In Black” or “Mamma Mia,” both stars continue to delight audiences long after the expiration dates of many of their contemporaries.

Watch: New 'Prometheus' Featurette Has Bits Of New Footage, Keeps Excitement Level High

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • April 26, 2012 10:17 AM
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We couldn’t be more excited about the June release of director Ridley Scott’s sci-fi opus “Prometheus.” After a couple years now of speculating how/if it will fit into the “Alien” canon and a series of near spoilers, we don’t have much longer to wait until we discover the answers to all our questions. This kind of anticipation is something the marketing folks over at 20th Century Fox must be well aware of, as they continue to fan the flames with scraps of enticing promotional material all over the place, making cinephiles and film blogs alike scavengers of the web, much akin to the space jockeys that scrounge up trash all over the galaxy in the “Alien” universe.

John C. Reilly Says He Was Originally Supposed To Be Brick Tamland In 'Anchorman' & Talks Unproduced 'Step Brothers' Rap Album

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 26, 2012 9:38 AM
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The original casting choices for films are always neat scenarios to imagine, whether it be O.J. Simpson as The Terminator or Steve McQueen in “Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid,” but a more a recent one envisioned John C. Reilly predating Dr. Steve Brule with one of the most quotable comedy characters of all time.

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