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Watch: Trailer & Clip For BAFTA Winning Short Film 'Pitch Black Heist' Starring Michael Fassbender

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 16, 2012 9:18 AM
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It seems you can't escape Michael Fassbender these days, not that we're complaining. After having a breakthrough year in 2011 thanks to a staggering quartet of films -- "Jane Eyre," "X-Men: First Class," "A Dangerous Method" and "Shame" -- 2012 may be slightly slower in theatrical releases, but he'll still be knocking around the arthouse and the multiplex. He already featured in Steven Soderbergh's "Haywire" where he got his ass handed to him by Gina Carano and of course, this summer there's that little sci-fi "Prometheus" you have heard of. Well, you can add one more flick to the list.

Jesse Eisenberg To Reteam With Aaron Sorkin For 'The Newsroom,' Kinda; First Footage From Heist-Actioner 'Now You See Me'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • April 16, 2012 9:05 AM
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Look, we'll be the first to admit that the headline here is all types of deceptive (hence the "kinda") but here we go: yes, Jesse Eisenberg is set to re-team with his 'Social Network' scribe Aaron Sorkin on his new HBO series "The Newsroom" but it's not exactly what you're thinking. The actor will appear in what's being described as a "small voiceover role" although, as mundane as that may sound, the part will noted to be "easily recognized as a key 'newsmaker.'"

Watch: Steven Spielberg Joins Andy Samberg & Bill Hader On 'SNL' For 'Laser Cats 7'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 15, 2012 2:07 PM
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Steven Spielberg has always preferred to balance the serious and the light-hearted, often alternating between heavier fare and popcorn entertainment from picture to picture (look no further than 2011's "War Horse" and "The Adventures Of Tintin"). And with the director currently in post on his dream project/Oscar bait "Lincoln," he's taken a quick breather from the sober historical flick to join Andy Samberg and Bill Hader for the "Saturday Night Live" digital short "Laser Cats 7." And the results are somewhat amusing, even if this laser cats thing is already kinda played.

Daniel Craig's James Bond "Not So Brokenhearted" In 'Skyfall,' Actor Says Sam Mendes Is A Huge 007 Fan

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 15, 2012 1:24 PM
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Last time we saw James Bond in 2008's "Quantum of Solace," the very direct sequel to "Casino Royale," the character was hardened and deeply emotionally wounded; attempting to seek revenge for the death of his lover, Vesper Lynd (Eva Green). If Bond was a little emo previously, this time he's had time to heal and isn't so hurt anymore.

Is Bill Murray Softening On 'Ghostbusters 3'? Or Is He Just Being Polite?

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 15, 2012 12:27 PM
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We probably don't need to give you the history of "Ghostbusters 3" and Bill Murray's possible involvement, but a quick recap is this: the original gang, director Ivan Reitman and writer/stars Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, have been trying to make a third installment of the "Ghostbusters" series for a few years now.

Ridley Scott Says Theatrical Version Of 'Prometheus' Will Be His Director's Cut, Will Run About 2 Hours

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 15, 2012 10:54 AM
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So what do we know about "Prometheus" so far? Well, only as much as Ridley Scott and the cast are willing or able to tell us at this point. We do know that it's about the search for the origin of mankind and our creators -- and things go very, very wrong -- but just what the scope will be, and how that story will play out is tantalizingly still a mystery. So until the movie hits theaters, we'll have to take what we can get. And while Scott hasn't been shy about sharing his frustrations with the MPAA he does say that when "Prometheus" hits theaters, it will be his director's cut.

Watch: New Footage In International Trailer For 'The Amazing Spider-Man'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 15, 2012 9:56 AM
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"Prometheus" is offering up one of the most exciting movies of the year, "The Dark Knight Rises" promises the epic conclusion to Christopher Nolan's game-changing franchise, "The Avengers" assembles every Marvel superhero under one roof... what does "The Amazing Spider-Man" have to offer? A reboot of the comic story Sam Raimi turned into a trilogy that only ended five years ago, Sony and Marc Webb will need to do some convincing, but it seems they are offering a grittier take than the previous, more light-hearted (and emo) effort.

2 New 'Total Recall' Images Hit, Director Len Wiseman Says Remake Is Different From Original

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 15, 2012 9:02 AM
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Worried that there will be few surprises or twists in the 2012 remake of "Total Recall" since you've likely seen the original Arnold Schwarzenegger-led version from 1990? Well, according to filmmaker Len Wiseman ("Underworld," "Live Free Or Die Hard") in perhaps the smartest observation he's ever made, a straight remake of that film would be pointless. Reportedly costing around $200 million, this film apparently takes a dramatically different approach from the original film's source material, Philip K. Dick's 1966 short story, "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale."

Watch: 3 Videos For Paul McCartney's "My Valentine" Featuring Johnny Depp & Natalie Portman, Lensed By Wally Pfister

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 14, 2012 2:23 PM
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So, if you happen to be Paul McCartney, you can pretty much get anybody you want for whatever project you're working on. And with a new album out now, the former Beatle rounded up mega-watt stars Johnny Depp and Natalie Portman to star in the three different videos for the lead single. And if that's not enough, he also got Christopher Nolan's regular collaborator, cinematographer Wally Pfister, to shoot them. Like we said, dude can make anything happen.

Gritty Poster & 4 New Images From 'Rust And Bone' Starring Marion Cotillard & Matthias Schoenaerts

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 14, 2012 1:15 PM
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Things are not looking good for Marion Cotillard. Set to lose a limb in "Rust And Bone," it seems even before that tragic mishap, she endures a bloody nose and lord knows what other emotional traumas in Jacques Audiard's promising "Rust And Bone." A new poster and a few more images have arrived in advance of the film's French release (courtesy of our pals at Cinema Teaser), and on top of the already stunning trailer, the movie is building up to be one of our most anticipated of the year.

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