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45 Behind-The-Scenes Photos Of 'The Dark Knight Rises' Reveals Punishing Fight Scene Choreography

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 21, 2012 12:42 PM
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Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises" subverted the usual superhero movie expectations, providing an experience rooted in character that still played into the grand myth of Batman. One of the many ways in which Nolan and co. turned things on their head was featuring the grand battle between Batman the villain Bane in the first third of the movie. And then having him lose. While they square off again later in the movie, this is in many ways the piece de resistance and it's not a surprise that getting it right took some work.

Watch: Natalie Portman Beams A Message Into Space In Deleted Scene From The End Of 'Thor'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 21, 2012 12:17 PM
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The Marvel train is now on full throttle, and even when a movie isn't in theaters, it's arriving on DVD or there's news about the next superhero flick or there's something else to check out. You have to hand it to the studio, they've developed the brand into something that's always somewhere in the pop culture sphere, and it's something that helped "The Avengers" become a massive worldwide phenomenon. And so even though the Marvel Phase One box set was delayed, the savvy folks at the company have turned yesterday's announcement of a new release date into an opportunity to keep talking about "Thor."

Watch: Trailer For 'I Give It A Year' With Rose Byrne & Rafe Spall Promises A Rare Decent Rom-Com

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 21, 2012 11:45 AM
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Perhaps no genre of film has as low a rate of return as the romantic comedy. Even horror films have the occasional subversive festival gem to prop up fan interest every so often, but serious fans of the rom-com are reduced to getting their jollies from the amiable, but botched likes of "Crazy Stupid Love" and "The Five-Year Engagement," films which are no great shakes, but look like masterpieces compared to stuff like "Something Borrowed" and "New Years Eve," that makes up most of the films of this type. We're a long way from "When Harry Met Sally," or even "Bridget Jones' Diary."

Watch: Noomi Rapace Kills Zombies, Goes Topless In Video For The Rolling Stones' "Doom And Gloom"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 21, 2012 10:38 AM
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So yeah, The Rolling Stones creaked into their 50th year in 2012, and the old dudes are still cranking it out. They're lining up some gigs, and also dropped the absurdly named GRRR!, another greatest hits disc that also features two new songs for you completists out there. And of course, a new video has arrived to try and prove they've still got it.

This Picture Of Billy Crystal Getting His Crotch Soaked Says All You Need To Know About The 'Parental Guidance' Trailer

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • November 21, 2012 10:24 AM
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Looks like this is the film set to test your patience over the upcoming holiday season. Andy Fickman, whose credits include “She’s The Man,” “The Game Plan” and “Race to Witch Mountain,” directs “Parental Guidance,” which sees Billy Crystal and Bette Midler agreeing to look after their three grandchildren when the kids’ parents have to leave town. Hilarity inevitably ensues when their parenting methods clash with the current child-rearing culture, and when Billy Crystal just generally does his schtick.

Exclusive: John Hillcoat Hoping To Make A Sci-Fi Film, Says ‘Triple Nine’ Aiming To Shoot Next Spring & More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 21, 2012 10:03 AM
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Yesterday we got to talk with one of our favorite filmmakers, John Hillcoat, about his prohibition-era gangster movie "Lawless," out on Blu-ray and DVD next week (more on that soon). We couldn't help but ask the director, who was previously responsible for the aborigines-versus-colonizers western "The Prohibition" and the post-apocalyptic fable "The Road," what was next. He told us about us upcoming crime epic "Triple Nine," his proposed remake of Jean-Pierre Melville's "Le Circle Rouge," and how he wants to do a science-fiction movie set in the distant future.

Bryan Cranston Breaks Bad In 'Eye of Winter' With Alice Eve & Logan Marshall-Green

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • November 21, 2012 9:45 AM
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Elevated into critical acclaim with the modest yet affecting short “Windowbreaker,” which in turn led to his 2009 Sundance feature “Children of Invention,” writer/director Tze Chun's career has grown more promising with every new development. The filmmaker's next effort looks to be his most accomplished yet in terms of genre and the caliber of talent involved.

Eva Green, Gabourey Sidibe & More Join Gregg Araki's 'White Bird In A Blizzard' With Shailene Woodley

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • November 21, 2012 9:21 AM
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The divisive Gregg Araki has continued casting his next effort, “White Bird In A Blizzard,” with the inclusion of “Law & Order: SVU” star Christopher Meloni and a pair of talented actresses.

Hold The Party: Fox Cancels 'Independence Day' 3D Re-Release

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • November 21, 2012 8:57 AM
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Today we have some release date changes for next year, so break out those calenders. And believe it or not, a studio is actually putting plans for a 3D movie on ice for the moment.

Fee-fi-fo-fum: It's The New Trailer For 'Jack The Giant Slayer'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 20, 2012 8:24 PM
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Oh yeah, right. This movie. We sort of keep forgetting it's happening, but after a recent title change, "Jack The Giant Slayer" is now getting ready to debut this spring after being bumped off its originally planned date this summer. So, is 'Slayer' ready to rumble?

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