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Matthew McConaughey Wanted For Stephen King's 'The Stand' And Former Michael Mann Project 'Gold'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 25, 2014 9:52 AM
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Matthew McConaughey The Stand
With his career revived, an Oscar in his rec room, Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" on the way and Gus Van Sant's "Sea Of Trees" now filming, Matthew McConaughey is in the enviable position of having his pick of projects to do next. And two very intriguing offers are now crossing his desk.

R.I.P. Lord Richard Attenborough (1923-2014), Watch The Filmmaker Win 2 Oscars At The 1983 Academy Awards

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 25, 2014 9:06 AM
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Richard Attenborough Robert Downey Jr. Chaplin
An actor, director, producer and much more, Lord Richard Attenborough had the kind of expansive career that found him both spoofed by Monty Python and honored with the title of Lord. His talents were such that his work touched entirely different generations of cinemalovers, with movies as diverse as "Jurassic Park," "Gandhi" and "Oh! What A Lovely War" each distinctly marking unique moments in the filmmaker's career. Sadly, the world lost Attenborough after he passed away this weekend at the age of 90, and while are many entry points into his filmography, it might be wise to start at what is arguably his most acclaimed and well known picture.

Watch: First Trailer for Venice/TIFF Drama 'Far From Men' Starring Viggo Mortensen, Scored by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 23, 2014 12:58 PM
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Far From Men, Viggo Mortensen
You may have noticed a change in actor Viggo Mortensen in the last few years. The actor’s last major studio effort was “A History of Violence” in 2005 and even then it was a David Cronenberg project. Aside from mini-major studio projects like The Weinstein Company's "The Road" and Sony Pictures Classics "A Dangerous Method" (both of them still relatively small, limited release pictures), the actor has steered away from major studio work. And in recent years, that’s been even more pronounced.

Watch: 26-Minute Talk With Christopher Nolan About Making 'Following'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 22, 2014 7:17 PM
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Everyone had to start somewhere, and for Christopher Nolan it was making corporate movies and industrial films. But he always had the fire of feature filmmaking in him and "Following" is a testament to that. And in this 26-minute conversation with Vice for The Criterion Collection, the director shares in detail his process on making the movie, and it's fascinating stuff.

Andrew Dominik To Write Justin Lin's 3D Martial Arts Remake Of 'Shaolin Temple'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 22, 2014 4:13 PM
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Andrew Dominik,Justin Lin
While we await news of Andrew Dominik's "Blonde" starring Jessica Chastain, which is supposed to start filming before the end of the year (more on that in a sec), the filmmaker is taking on another project, and an unlikely one at that.

Watch: Get Haunted With Trailer For 'Amityville: The Awakening'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 22, 2014 3:55 PM
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 'Amityville: The Awakening'
We're not sure what's scarier, the true story of "The Amityville Horror," or the fact that the franchise has now spawned twelve movies, the last being 2013's straight-to-video "The Amityville Asylum." But now a new theatrical entry is coming to bring the classic series back on the big screen.

Watch: Trailer For Pixar's 'Up' If Michael Bay Directed It Has A Lot Of Explosions

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 22, 2014 3:36 PM
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This summer, Michael Bay cranked up the patriotism and tedium with "Transformers: Age Of Extinction," and the movie earned over $1 billion worldwide. So, yes, cinema is dead. But anyway, the filmmaker has certainly perfected a particular kind of formula that seems to work to sell tickets by the Victoria's Secret truckload. And it involves lots of explosions.

Watch: 30-Minute Documentary 'History Man' About Martin Scorese And Making 'Gangs Of New York'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 22, 2014 2:53 PM
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Gangs Of New York Martin Scorsese Leonardo DiCaprio
We're between Martin Scorsese movies at the moment, with "The Wolf Of Wall Street" in the rearview and "Silence" still a ways off, so you might be wondering what you can do in the meantime. Well, you could catch up with the director's list of 39 Foreign Films To See Before You Die, or you could revisit one of his more underrated movies, "Gangs Of New York."

Watch: Trailer And 3 Clips From 'Pride' Making Its North American Premiere At TIFF

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 22, 2014 2:27 PM
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"Pride" may not be on your radar, but it should be. It debuted this spring at the Cannes' Directors' Fortnight where the film swept us off our feet, with Oliver Lyttelton calling it in his review, "a prime display of a rousing crowd-pleaser done right." The movie is headed stateside to the Toronto International Film Festival where it will make its North American premiere, and with trailers and clips now online, there's no better way to see what it's all about.

First Look: David Oyelowo As Martin Luther King Jr. In Oscar Contender 'Selma'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 22, 2014 1:29 PM
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Selma
Given the events on the ground right now in Ferguson, Missouri, there is going to be an undeniable resonance with Ava DuVernay's "Selma" when it arrives later this year. The Martin Luther King Jr. pic, once attached to Lee Daniels, tells a remarkable true story that hasn't lost any of its power since it all happened more than four decades ago.

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