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David Cronenberg Says 'Twilight' Fans Will Be 'Blown Away' By Robert Pattinson In 'Cosmopolis'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 18, 2011 4:38 PM
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Exclusive: With "A Dangerous Method" headed into release next week, thoughts inevitably turn to director David Cronenberg's next film; unusually, the filmmaker shot two pictures virtually back to back, following his period drama with "Cosmopolis," an adaptation of the Don DeLillo novel. And the film hass come with an uncharacteristic level of attention in the mainstream press.

Watch: New Trailer For Madonna's 'W.E.' Plus A Handful Of Images From The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 18, 2011 4:13 PM
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Elmo's Team Lawyered Up, Kept Him Out Of 'The Muppets'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 18, 2011 3:00 PM
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Watch: New TV Spot For 'Immortals' Suggets Real Men Don't Watch 'Twilight'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 18, 2011 2:06 PM
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If you go to the movie theater this weekend, you may see something that surprises you. People. After a few weeks of waning, sagging box office numbers, the R-rated, 3D "Immortals" arrived last weekend and performed well beyond expectations to take the top spot. Unfortunately, they're up against the Twihards who are expecting to power 'Breaking Dawn' to well over $100 million in ticket sales and likely meaning a precipitous second week drop for "Immortals." Eager to keep from falling too hard, "Immortals" has conjured up a brand new spot aimed at one demographic only: men.
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'Rampage' Video Game Will Now Cost More Than 25 Cents, Being Made Into A Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 18, 2011 12:34 PM
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Whoa, whoa, whoa...can we slow down a minute? Video game movies are nothing new, but we totally didn't even realize that the classic quarter eater "Rampage" even had a backstory. But alas it does - we guess when we were so busy pumping our allowance into the machine, eager to smash some shit up, we just skimmed over the details. At any rate, someone in Hollywood is going to weave that tale of mutants gone wild into a movie.
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David Oyelowo Joins Steven Spielberg’s 'Lincoln'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 18, 2011 11:20 AM
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David Oyelowo is so close to stardom, you can taste it. The Royal Shakespeare Company veteran became well known in the U.K. after starring in the spy series "Spooks" (or "M-I:5" in the U.S.) and earned further attention with his turn in 2006's "The Last King of Scotland."

Watch: Amanda Seyfried Stars In A Very Special 'Law & Order: SVU' With Trailer For 'Gone'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 18, 2011 10:58 AM
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When "Dear John" and "Letters to Juliet" proved sleeper hits last year, it looked like Amanda Seyfried might be on her way to becoming a pretty massive star, and arriving on the back of her starring role alongside Meryl Streep in musical smash "Mamma Mia," it all seemed to be coming up Seyfried. But the actress hasn't had such a good time of it lately. She's tried to step away from the romance genre with fairy tale flick "Red Riding Hood" and sci-fi "In Time," but neither performed especially well, suggesting that if she is a draw, the audiences aren't turning up to see her sight-unseen.

Exclusive: David Cronenberg Says That Fox Has Passed On His Script For 'The Fly' Sequel

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 18, 2011 10:29 AM
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'Chuck' Star Yvonne Strahovski Will Stitch Up Aaron Eckhart's Heart In 'I, Frankenstein'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 18, 2011 9:43 AM
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We have to admit, we had to look up to see if the NBC comedy "Chuck" was still on (for the record, it is). Anyway, it looks like one of the stars, Yvonne Strahovski, is making the big screen leap having taken a mostly thankless role in the mostly thankless "The Killer Elite," and now signing on to stitch together Aaron Eckhart's heart. Let us explain.

Elle Fanning, Alessandro Nivola & Jane Campion's Daughter Alice Englert To Star In Sally Potter's 'Bomb'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 18, 2011 9:22 AM
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There aren't many experimental video and performance artists who can also say they've directed a film starring international megastar Johnny Depp, but Sally Potter is one of them. Well, the only one. Making her feature debut with the 1983 Julie Christie film "The Gold Diggers," she came to international attention with her excellent 1992 adaptation of Virginia Woolf's "Orlando," starring Tilda Swinton, before going on to make "The Tango Lesson," "The Man Who Cried" (which starred Depp and Cate Blanchett), and the underrated, spoken-entirely-in-iambic-pentameter "Yes," with Joan Allen.

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