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Exclusive: Noomi Rapace Says She's Met With Ridley Scott, 'Prometheus 2' Script Being Worked On Now

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 26, 2013 8:59 PM
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One of the most bickered about movies of last year was Ridley Scott's "Alien" pseudo-prequel "Prometheus," a gaudy, lumbering hulk of a movie with more moving parts than your father's Chevy, it was a film that posed just as many questions as it answered and whose elliptical nature allured as many moviegoers as it repelled. Well, it was still something of a hit, and it appears work is moving ahead on a sequel, at least according to "Prometheus" leading lady Noomi Rapace.

Watch: Trailer For SXSW Audience Award Winning Sex Slavery Drama ‘Eden’ Starring Jamie Chung

  • By Tess Hofmann
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  • February 26, 2013 6:34 PM
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Jamie Chung-starring “Eden,” the based-on-a-true-story drama about a Korean-American girl kidnapped and held in sex slavery for two years and 2012 SXSW Audience Award winner has just dropped its first trailer. While the film supposedly revolves around Chung’s manipulation of her captors and rise to power in the trafficking underworld leading to her eventual escape, the trailer leaves the plot details relatively hazy and instead provides provocative snapshots of her abduction, her introduction into a warehouse where prostitutes are kept like cattle, and her transformation into a pistol-aiming intimidator -- explanation (apparently) unnecessary. Some of us have already seen the film and concluded that it delivers everything a thrill-seeking, human rights-concerned moviegoer could hope for.

'Sucker Punch' Star Emily Browning Climbs Paul W.S. Anderson's 'Pompeii'

  • By India Ross
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  • February 26, 2013 6:05 PM
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What a difference a “W.S.” makes. From the sublimely gifted to the ridiculously not-so, Andersons Paul Thomas and Paul W.S. share little beyond twinned SEO credentials (fortuitous for W.S., less so for Thomas) and the memory of being picked on at the top of the school register. Having last delivered us the aptly masterful “The Master,” and “Resident Evil: Retribution” (retribution, presumably, for its unwitting audience) respectively, news of a forthcoming Anderson picture could spell delight or “dear God, no” for film fans. Regrettably, this story concerns the latter, lesser, Anderson.

The Weinstein Company Put Antoine Fuqua's Boxing Flick 'Southpaw' Back In The Ring

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 26, 2013 5:34 PM
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One of the many zillion projects Antoine Fuqua has been linked to in the past while is "Southpaw," a boxing flick once mooted as a vehicle for Eminem (he's since moved on to focus on his music). Last spring, the movie got put on the backburner by Sony and MGM, and then it pretty much fell off the radar. But now it's back to life at a new home.

Watch: Clip From Animation Doc 'Persistence Of Vision' (And Come Watch The Movie With Us This Friday!)

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 26, 2013 4:57 PM
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One of the highlights of last year's Doc NYC Film Festival was a film called "Persistence of Vision," that tracked the seemingly endless work by Canadian-born animator Richard Williams, on his never-truly-completed animated feature that would end up being released as "The Thief and the Cobbler." Now, watch a clip from the movie and come by the 92nd Street Y in New York City on Friday for a special screening of "Persistence of Vision," followed by a Q&A with director Kevin Schreck hosted by yours truly.

Watch: Jimmy Kimmel & 50 Cent's 'Zero Dark Thirty' Parody 'Zero Dark Fiddy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 26, 2013 4:41 PM
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Perhaps more evidence that Jimmy Kimmel is the right guy to host the Oscars? Anyway, it's more to add to the things that would've made the Oscar telecast bearable, following the much better James Bond montage earlier today and "We Saw Your Junk," the parody song answer to "We Saw Your Boobs."  While Kimmel already dropped his comical "Movie: The Movie 2V" it seems he had one more satirical jab at the movies up his sleeve.

What? Juliette Binoche Grappling 'Godzilla'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 26, 2013 4:17 PM
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When we spoke with Juliette Binoche at the Berlin International Film Festival, our conversation touched on directors she's worked with like Michael Haneke, Anthony Minghella, Leos Carax, Abbas Kiarostami and Bruno Dumont (she stars in that director's latest "Camille Claudel 1915"). But we suppose arthouse movies only pay so much, or perhaps she just wants a complete change of pace and a brand new experience, because the actress is now stepping into her first bonafide studio blockbuster.

Jennifer Lawrence Apologizes For "Brain Fart," Thanks David O. Russell & Harvey Weinstein In Oscar Speech Addendum

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 26, 2013 3:59 PM
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So, we picked Jennifer Lawrence as our Woman Of The Year for 2012, and....toldja. If there was any doubt last fall, the actress secured her place as America's sweetheart Sunday night by being the awkward nerd we all wanted to be at the Oscars. From falling up the stairs to get her Best Actress award, to totally freaking the fuck out when Jack Nicholson smoothly hits on her backstage and handling the idiotic questions from the press corps with aplomb, it seems there's one more way for Lawrence to endear herselves to us.

Let's Cause Some Trouble: New Red Band Trailer For 'Spring Breakers'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 26, 2013 3:42 PM
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If somehow the "Spring Breakers" featurette, new poster and Cahiers Du Cinema cover (seriously) from earlier today weren't enough for you, here's yet another red band taste of Harmony Korine's neon glazed latest.

Watch: “We Saw Your Junk” Song Responds To Seth MacFarlane's Oscar Tune "We Saw Your Boobs"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 26, 2013 2:59 PM
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God bless the internet and modern technology, or pehaps take it as a sign as to how much of a misfire the Oscars were on Sunday, but in less than 48 hours we're already seeing improvements to the show. This morning, a much, much better video montage tribute to the James Bond franchise arrived and now, a response has been filed to Seth MacFarlane's pretty dumb "We Saw Your Boobs." Ladies, your rebuttal has arrived.

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