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Dominic Cooper Shifts Into Gear For 'Need For Speed,' Plot Details Revealed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 6, 2012 5:58 PM
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It's election night, but dammit, franchises need to be cast. And before we all sit in front of the TV/internet clutching our stomachs nervously, hoping that we never hear the words "hanging chads," the upcoming "Need For Speed" has added one more name to the cast.

Michael Shannon Won't Say "Kneel Before Zod" In 'Man Of Steel' & Why Franchise Traditions Aren't Always A Good Thing

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 6, 2012 5:27 PM
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Superman brings with it a lot of baggage. With a cinematic history, and of course, an even longer one in the pages of the comics, certain segments of fans are expecting Zack Snyder's upcoming "Man Of Steel" to at least pay tribute to its predecessors in some fashion. Portions of various fanboy quarters thrive on this kind of stuff, like a reference to "Superman II" is an entry to a secret club. But of course, with next summer's blockbuster being shephereded by Christopher Nolan and penned by David Goyer, it seems they are wisely avoiding going down that path.

Disney Will Own Your Youth, Rumored To Be In Talks To Buy Hasbro

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 6, 2012 4:09 PM
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With Lucasfilm and Marvel now under the heavy crown of the Mouse House, could Disney be making another play that will make them one of the biggest tentpole players in town? Again, it's just rumor, but it's not totally outside the realm of possibility, but here it is: Disney may be in talks to buy Hasbro.

Jared Leto Gets Off The Stage, Replaces Gael Garcia Bernal In 'Dallas Buyers Club'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 6, 2012 3:41 PM
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We haven't seen Jared Leto on the big screen in a while (his last effort was 2009's "Mr. Nobody" slowly crawled its way to theaters worldwide over the last couple of years) mostly because he's been living the rock star dream of being your best friend's sister's favorite band. Somehow, Jordan Catalano became the frontman of 30 Seconds To Mars, and we've all suffered for it since. But thankfully, he's getting off the stage and back on screen, taking in a role in "Dallas Buyer's Club."

Alex Proyas To Direct Adaptation Of 'Robopocalypse' Author Daniel H. Wilson's 'Amped'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 6, 2012 3:21 PM
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What happens when Steven Spielberg wants to make a movie out of your book? The rest of Hollywood comes calling for the rest of your works, and that's certainly true for Daniel H. Wilson. With Spielbergo shooting his "Robopocalypse" next year, the writer is seeing another one of his near-future, sci-fi stories moving ahead, with another director known for spectacle at the helm.

'World War Z' Teaser Poster Succeeds At Making Audiences Think Brad Pitt Is Starring In A Zorro Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 6, 2012 2:16 PM
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So, your major tentpole is in trouble and has been the subject of bad press for months. Mainstream audiences -- if they've heard about it -- only know, at most, that it stars Brad Pitt, has zombies and might be a bit of mess. Otherwise, they have no idea what a "World War Z" is. So what do you do to stoke excitement? If you're Paramount, you put out a teaser poster that features nothing more than a black background and some text. Man, even the interns must have had a day off. Did a secretary's assistant do this?

Watch: 5 Clips From Joe Wright's 'Anna Karenina' Starring Keira Knightley & Jude Law

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 6, 2012 2:00 PM
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Oh hey, there you are "Anna Karenina." Since unspooling overseas at the tail end of the summer, and hitting TIFF for its North American bow, word has been very, very quiet on Joe Wright's latest effort. And it's a real shame because the movie is both spectacular and moving, doing justice to the emotion in Leo Tolstoy's tale of doomed love, but giving the material an enjoyably indulgent theatrical treatment. The big word on this movie is that it was shot all on a single soundstage with interconnected sets, and while the artificiality shows through sometimes (intentionally), it never detracts from the story or the epic feel of the movie.

"You're Sexy": Illicit Lovers List Out Their Top 10s In Exclusive Clip From '28 Hotel Rooms'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 6, 2012 1:41 PM
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Unfolding as a collage of moments—some sexy, some innocent, some profound, some silly— "28 Hotel Rooms" is an intimate portrait of an affair in which two people wrestle with the intoxication of sex and the confusion of loving more than one person. Starring Chris Messina (most recently seen in "Argo" and "Ruby Sparks") and Marin Ireland (she was in the first season of "Homeland"), this indie drama is directed by Matt Ross, who some know from "Big Love" and we love most from his supporting role in Whit Stillman's "The Last Days of Disco" (he planned the lovably insufferable "Departmental Dan").

Exclusive: Clip From SXSW Midnight Audience Award Winner 'Citadel'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 6, 2012 12:22 PM
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Sometimes the most frightening thing in the world isn't ghouls and goblins, it's the dangers lurking just outside your door. And for SXSW audiences this year, they felt that chill right up their collective spine as they voted Ciarán Foy's psychological horror picture "Citadel" the Midnight Audience Award winner in March. And with the film now headed to theaters, we've got a clip to show you a peek at what the buzz is all about.
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8 New Photos Of Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel, Anthony Hopkins & More In 'Hitchock'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 6, 2012 12:00 PM
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If there is one thing that HBO's "The Girl" and Fox Searchlight's "Hitchcock" seem to underscore, it's that Alfred Hitchcock surely liked his leading ladies. To what degree and how sleazy he may or may not have been, is open to interpretation. And while the Toby Jones vehicle portrays him as a ruthless cad, Sacha Gervasi's picture -- set during the making of "Psycho" -- takes a bit of a lighter air, though the helmer certainly doesn't mind making sure the curves are framed properly. And fresh off the film's AFI Fest debut, some new images have arrived giving a closer look at the rest of the extended cast, including the actresses who take on some classic cinema roles.

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