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Francis Ford Coppola Quietly Working On An "Ambitious," Epic Studio Movie & Hopes To Start Casting Soon

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 4, 2012 10:29 AM
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You would you have to go back all the way to 1997's "The Rainmaker" to see Francis Ford Coppola's last fully fledged studio picture. Since then, the legendary director has been following his own muse, taking on ambitious if not always entirely successful features made outside of Hollywood, resulting in a trio of pictures: the fantasy "Youth Without Youth," the black-and-white sibling drama "Tetro" and the 3D horror "Twixt." Coppola has long talked about enjoying the freedom that comes with independence, but sometimes you need someone with big pockets to help bring certain stories to life, and it looks like the 73-year-old filmmaker is ready to deliver another big, epic picture.

The True Blood Sisterhood: Watch The First Trailer For Laurent Cantent's 'Foxfire'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 4, 2012 9:42 AM
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Though we thought "Foxfire," the latest from Laurent Cantet (the director of arthouse hit and Cannes winner "The Class") might have made a bigger splash when it premiered at TIFF in the fall, it arrived and left with a bit of a whisper. The film is still without North American distribution, a bit of an oddity considering it's based on Joyce Carol Oates' classic book, but it is rolling out overseas and hopefully that will give someone the push to take it on.

Seth MacFarlane Will Find 'A Million Ways To Die In The West' For Directorial Effort, Will Appear On 'The Simpsons'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 4, 2012 9:23 AM
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Having a $500 million dollar hit with "Ted," leading Fox's animation domination with "Family Guy," and set to host the Oscars in February, things are going pretty well for Seth MacFarlane. And he's not wasting any time in striking while the iron is hot, as he's lining up his next movie outing, and no, it's not going to be the feature version of his hit show that he recently talked about.

Watch: 6 Clips From 'The Hobbit'; First Reviews Hit & 48fps Gets A Mixed Reception

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 4, 2012 9:02 AM
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If you were anywhere near Twitter around midnight, you likely witnessed the embargo drop on the reviews for Peter Jackson's highly anticipated "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." And indeed, we had our own take on the movie, noting that after the picture gets off to a rocky, goofy start, it becomes "a thrilling ride that’s one of the most enjoyable, exciting and engaging tentpoles of the year." Not bad at all, but as for that 48fps? It hasn't gone down quite as Jackson might have planned. In our review we noted it took about an hour to get used to the super high-res image, but that it's effective once the big setpieces kick in toward the finale of the film. But what did other critics have to say? Read on....

New Images From Drake Doremus' 'Breathe In,' 'jOBS' & Jane Campion's 'Top Of The Lake'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 3, 2012 6:00 PM
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Yep, it's even more from the Sundance Film Festival with a returning director, a new biopic on a late great, and one of world cinema's most treasured helmers all with something to prove.

Naomi Watts & Robin Wright Get Naughty In First Pics From 'Two Mothers'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 3, 2012 5:47 PM
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If you didn't get enough Naomi Watts earlier today with pics from "Diana" and "The Impossible," well there is even more to fill your appetite as the Sundance Film Festival will bring another pic from Aussie actress.

First Pics Of Elizabeth Olsen & Dakota Fanning In 'Very Good Girls'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 3, 2012 5:24 PM
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First it was "Martha Marcy May Marlene" in 2011, and then "Red Lights" and "Liberal Arts" in 2012, and Elizabeth Olsen is once again set to turn heads in Park City at the Sundance Film Festival with a new movie under her arm for 2013.

First & New Pics From David Gordon Green's 'Prince Avalanche,' 'The East' & 'Lovelace'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 3, 2012 5:12 PM
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So, the Sundance Film Festival dropped their Premieres line up and it's a heckuva slate coming in January. And of course, new images for all the movies coming fast and strong, so let's get with it....

New Images Of Nicole Kidman & Mia Wasikowska In Park Chan-Wook's 'Stoker'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 3, 2012 5:03 PM
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Finally. After an almost intolerably wait, Park Chan-Wook's "Stoker" is coming, and headed to Park City for the Sundance Film Festival. And now we have two pictures to keep us occupied until it premieres in just over a month.

Sundance '13: 'Before Midnight,' 'Stoker,' 'The East,' 'Lovelace,' 'jOBS' & More Premiere In Park City

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 3, 2012 4:20 PM
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Pack your bags, forget the sunscreen, bring an extra big coat. The Sundance Film Festival has unveiled their Premieres slate and it's a fantastic line up this year. New films from Richard Linklater, David Gordon Green, Michael Winterbottom, Drake Doremus, Zal Batmanglij, Jane Campion and more are headed to Park City in one helluva auteur driven selection this year. So let's take a quick peek.

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