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2013's 'John Carter'? 'Jack The Giant Slayer' Could Cost Warner Bros & Legendary Up To $140 Million

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 3, 2013 5:21 PM
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With some movies it's no surprise why they flopped hard, while others we scratch our head at their popularity, but one movie that perhaps didn't deserve its ugly fate was "Jack The Giant Slayer." Granted, it did open at number one when it hit theaters, but it was quickly pummelled by "Oz The Great And Powerful" and largely forgotten. And now, it looks like it may be one of the years biggest flops and we haven't even reached May.

Brad Pitt To Star In 'End Of Watch' Director David Ayer's WWII Pic 'Fury'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 3, 2013 4:47 PM
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After hunting down Nazis in Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds," it looks like Brad Pitt it doesn't yet getting his kicks out of World War II. He's returning the one of the defining moments in world history for a new movie, albeit one that is perhaps a bit more realistic.
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Watch: Trailer For Indie Dramedy 'The English Teacher' Starring Julianne Moore & Michael Angarano

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 3, 2013 4:36 PM
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Earlier today there was the trailer for "The Purge," a movie that we didn't know was happening because it was so far off our radar. And then there's "The English Teacher," a movie this writer initially mistook for "Writers" aka "Stuck In Love," due to the (omnipresence?) of Greg Kinnear and Lily Collins. But just like that movie, it's another indie dramedy where good looking people can't seem to sort out their love life. And frankly, we expect much better from you, Julianne Moore.

Contest Giveaway: Win 'The Company You Keep' Prize Packs With Cliff Martinez Soundtrack & Novel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 3, 2013 4:16 PM
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At 76 years old, Sundance founder, legendary actor and filmmaker and cinematic icon Robert Redford doesn't show any signs of slowing down. Not only has he booked a role in the blockbuster "Captain America: Winter Soldier," he's got "A Walk In The Woods" gearing up to shoot this fall with Richard Linklater, but coming first is "The Company You Keep." And featuring an unbelievable ensemble and some politically charged material, this could be a nice intelligent diversion this spring movie season.

Bella Heathcote, 'Downton Abbey' Actress Lily James & Margot Robbie Testing For Lead In 'Cinderella'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 3, 2013 4:00 PM
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After a bit of rocky start which saw Mark Romanek leave, with Kenneth Branagh dropping in to to replace him, Disney is solidering ahead with "Cinderella." Cate Blanchett has stayed on board as the evil stepmother during the tumult that has also seen a range of names including Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Alicia Vikander and Gabriella Wilde flirt with the title role, with none locking to place. And it seems Disney is continuing the hunt.

Richard Linklater To Take 'A Walk In The Woods' With Robert Redford & Nick Nolte

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 3, 2013 3:29 PM
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It seems both Richard Linklater and Robert Redford are having a moment. The former will be spending a good part of 2013 doing laps for "Before Midnight," his much anticipated sequel to "Before Sunrise" and "Before Sunset." Meanwhile, Redford has his latest directorial effort "The Company You Keep" hitting theaters this weekend, a surprising role in the blockbuster "Captain America: The First Avenger," an intriguing near silent turn in the upcoming disaster pic of sorts "All Is Lost" and a must-read Esquire profile too. So perhaps it makes sense that these two old Sundance pals should decide to work together.

Nicholas Hoult Shares 'Dark Places' With Charlize Theron & Chloe Moretz

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 3, 2013 3:04 PM
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Nicholas Hoult has had a bit of rocky start to 2013. The zombie rom-com "Warm Bodies" was an unexpected hit, and also largely found favor with the critics, while the tentpole "Jack The Giant Slayer" barely debuted at number one and pretty much plummeted from there. Still, Hoult -- who shoots "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" this spring -- is continuing to mix it up with Rupert Wyatt's WWI tale "Birdsong" on his slate, as well as the indie "Young Ones," and now he's coming on board a thriller that already has two strong actresses attached.

From Blue Skin To Green: Zoe Saldana Heads Into Orbit For 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 3, 2013 2:51 PM
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In case there was any doubt that a movie featuring an action hero raccoon could be made, Marvel's Phase Two is in full swing, with a whole bunch of early material hitting arriving this week. And the superhero studio isn't wasting any time moving on, as they continue to cast up "Guardians Of The Galaxy" adding once actress who knows her way around the solar system already.

Watch: 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Preview Teases The Real Deal Trailer Arriving April 14th During The MTV Movie Awards

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 3, 2013 2:21 PM
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When we last saw Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), they had survived the perilous "The Hunger Games" and now they're on a victory lap tour or some such thing. Surely things aren't gonna stay that celebratory and happy in the "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" sequel for long. In fact, in the adaptation of Suzanne Collins' YA novels, Katniss and Peta are dethroned from their respective victory riches and put back into the arena for the most climatic and menacing of the Hunger Games, known as the "Quarter Quell" (whatever) that means. Directed by Francis Lawrence (using IMAX cameras in some segments), a new teasing teaser trailer (which, let's face it, shows next to nothing) has arrived.

Watch: Crime Gets A Holiday In Trailer For Thriller 'The Purge' With Ethan Hawke

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 3, 2013 1:55 PM
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Wait, what is this movie? We have to admit either this flew entirely under our radar, we forgot about it or just plain didn't care. And maybe that's how Universal felt as well considering "The Purge" comes out next month and they're only starting to market the thing now, but, since it's coming from Team Blumhouse, the budget was probably about a million bucks and they'll make money on this if just five people show up. Considering it's a violent thriller with a "clever" premise from guys behind "Paranormal Activity" and "Sinister," people will probably line up in droves.

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