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Rumor: Darkseid Is 'Justice League' Villain

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 3, 2012 9:00 AM
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If all goes according to plan, three massive geek movies are coming in 2015: "Star Wars: Episode 7," "The Avengers 2" and "Justice League," which equals non-stop rumors for the next little while. In fact, it was just last week that we dealt with the quick rise and fall of the "Joseph-Gordon-Levitt-is-the-new-Batman" rumors and now, "Justice League" may or may not have picked its villain.

Benedict Cumberbatch Overlooks Ruined London In First Poster For 'Star Trek Into Darkness'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 3, 2012 6:22 AM
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We remain continually impressed by the extent to which J.J. Abrams is able to keep things under wraps on his major movies; less than six months to release, and all we know about his "Star Trek" sequel is that it's got a title -- "Star Trek Into Darkness," a vague logline, and the internet's boyfriend Benedict Cumberbatch as the villain. But Abrams' mystery box can't stay shut forever, even for a guaranteed hit like next summer's blockbuster, and the floodgates are soon to open, with a trailer on its way next week, and nine minutes of IMAX footage from the film set to play before "The Hobbit; An Unexpected Journey" next week.

'Django Unchained' Is Officially 2 Hours & 45 Minutes; Quentin Explains Why Frank Ocean's Song Doesn't Make The Cut

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 1, 2012 11:48 AM
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Earlier this year there were rumors that Quentin Tarantino's slavery Western "Django Unchained" was running over three hours. Given the screenplay was around 170 pages, this wasn't entirely a surprise, and test screenings essentially confirmed the unofficial running time. But then Tarantino himself recently said he didn't want the movie to be over three hours long and had been wrestling with whiddling his latest epic down to size.

Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master' Tops Sight & Sound's Best Of 2012

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 1, 2012 11:04 AM
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It's December 1st, which means we're just weeks away from 2013, and critics will be compiling their 'Best of 2012' lists over the next few weeks. The Cahiers Du Cinema already got the ball rolling with their selection of the best films of the year, and now another venerated cinema magazine has unveiled their choices.

Watch: Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Samantha Barks & More Sing In 5 Clips From 'Les Misérables'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2012 11:34 PM
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With the movie now playing for critics and screeners already in the hands of many, Universal's push for Tom Hooper's "Les Misérables" is going into the final stretch as it heads toward a release later this month, and now the biggest taste yet of the movie has arrived in five clips from the film.

Saoirse Ronan, Alicia Vikander & Gabriella Wilde In The Mix For The Title Role In 'Cinderella'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2012 11:11 PM
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Remember "Order Of The Seven"? Well, if you don't, it was the Disney Snow White re-imagining that was developing for years until two other movies came along -- "Mirror, Mirror" and "Snow White and the Huntsman" -- and took the wind out of its sail. Unsurprisingly, the studio ended up scrapping the project that had Saoirse Ronan set to lead, but now it looks like she'll get another shot at a Disney reboot.

There's Always Hope: Watch The New Trailer For Roman Coppola's 'Charles Swan III'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2012 6:38 PM
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Are you ready to tumble down into the mind of Charles Swan? Self-obsessed, selfish, a bit of trainwreck...undoubtedly there will be many making the Sheen/Swan connection, but if anything, the first trailer for "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III" firmly establishes that this is very much a Roman Coppola movie.

'West of Memphis: Voices For Justice' Soundtrack Features Eddie Vedder, Johnny Depp, Band Of Horses, Bob Dylan, Nick Cave & Warren Ellis & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 30, 2012 4:55 PM
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There have been several benefit CDs over the years to assist the wrongly accused West Memphis Three trio -- Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley, Jr. and Jason Baldwin -- the subject of the crucial HBO documentaries "Paradise Lost 1-3" that led to their partial exoneration in 2010 (though not from a legal standpoint, they were forced to take the Alford plea, though all signs pointed to a super botched investigation and prosecution).

Jon Brion Tried To Score 'The Fighter' For David O. Russell, But The Score Was Scrapped

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 30, 2012 4:31 PM
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At the beginning of the aughts, Jon Brion was the man for film soundtracks, especially the quirky and offbeat kind. He wrote the score for Paul Thomas Anderson's "Punch-Drunk Love" (and had done the same for "Magnolia"), as well as Michel Gondry's "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and David O. Russell's "I Heart Huckabees,” and all three of these scores are considered classics.

Go On The Hunt With New Images From 'Zero Dark Thirty'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2012 4:28 PM
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"Electric, sprawling and ambitious," that's what we had say about Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty," which has started screening for critics as it heads into awards-contending limited release in just a couple of weeks. Indeed, it's one of the hottest conversation pieces at the moment, and a few more pics take you on the ground.

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