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Exclusive: Clip From Indie Comedy 'Supporting Characters' Featuring 'Girls' Star Alex Karpovsky

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 22, 2013 1:25 PM
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Any creative process involving more than person -- forming a band, staging a play -- can often lead to relationships or severely test them, and just sharing productive space with another likeminded person is more than enough to set unexpected events in motion. And that simple premise forms the foundation of "Supporting Characters," a new indie comedy featuring "Girls" star Alex Karpovsky (aka Ray), Kevin Corrigan, Tarik Low, Sophia Takal ("V/H/S"), Arielle Kebbel ("90210") and Melonie Diaz ("Be Kind Rewind").

Watch: Gerard Butler Tries To Save The White House (And His Career) In Trailer For 'Olympus Has Fallen'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 22, 2013 12:47 PM
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After "Machine Gun Preacher," "Playing For Keeps" and "Chasing Mavericks" (and we'll just go ahead an presume the omnibus comedy "Movie 43" is going to tank hard this weekend) Gerard Butler is in desperate need of a hit. Why on Earth he signed on to the cheaper, ripoff version of Roland Emmerich and Channing Tatum's "White House Down" is a question best left to his agent we guess, but FilmDistrict and Millenium are making sure theirs gets into theaters first. But judging by the new trailer for "Olympus Has Fallen," we'll be just fine waiting a few more months.

Watch: 'Hotel Transylvania' Director Genndy Tartakovsky's New Short Film 'Goodnight Mr. Foot'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • January 22, 2013 12:32 PM
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While we weren't exactly over the moon for last fall's "Hotel Transylvania," an ambitious, freewheeling 3D monster mash from Sony Pictures Animation that never seemed to settle down long enough to let us become emotionally invested in its characters or scenarios, we were beyond thrilled to be watching the debut feature from Genndy Tartakovsky, a supernaturally talented animator behind influential series "Samurai Jack" and "Dexter's Labratory." While a Transylvanian sequel has been fast-tracked at Sony without Tartakovsky, he's not done with that world yet – as a gorgeous new animated short proves.

Watch: 'Evil Dead' Green Band Trailer, Less Restricted, Still Scary

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • January 22, 2013 11:44 AM
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You would think that post-“Cabin in the Woods” there would be more skepticism than excitement about the return to the original cabin in the woods, with the forthcoming “Evil Dead” remake. But Fede Alvarez’s movie has been generating some positive buzz ever since the red band trailer hit last year, and there’s a lot of optimism for the film starring Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas and Elizabeth Blackmore. We imagine it’s probably taken a great deal of effort to cut together a green band version that retains the scares but removes the blood and gore, but some clever person has gone and done it, and now we have a trailer for "Evil Dead" that’s just as compelling but now suitable for the whole family!

'Mud' & 'Take Shelter' Director Jeff Nichols Writing John Carpenter-Esque Project ‘Midnight Special'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 22, 2013 11:24 AM
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After making three distinct, small-scale films focusing on unique individuals caught in stories that could also be fables or fairy tales -- "Shotgun Stories," "Take Shelter," the upcoming "Mud" -- Jeff Nichols seems to want to shift gears a bit. He was on Fox's shortlist to take over "Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes" before it went to Matt Reeves, and over the summer he signed on to helm teen genius tale "The Boy Who Played With Fusion." In short, it seems like Nichols wants to play a bit more with genre material, and indeed, he's writing something we might not expect from him.

James Franco To Direct & Star In Adaptation Of James Ellroy's 'American Tabloid'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 22, 2013 10:26 AM
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So, what you have done this January? If you're James Franco, you're currently at the Sundance Film Festival dropping two films, signing on to direct and star in the biopic of hairstylist Jay Sebring in "Beautiful People," and you wrote a poem for the inauguration. Seriously. And it seems the always busy Franco has just added yet another project to his slate.

Michael Gambon & Alfred Molina As Gay Couple In ‘Love Is Strange’ From 'Keep The Lights On' Director Ira Sachs

  • By Tess Hofmann
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  • January 22, 2013 9:55 AM
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Production company Parts and Labor has announced “Keep The Lights On” director Ira Sachs’ next project -- an NYC-set romantic drama entitled “Love Is Strange," starring Michael Gambon and Alfred Molina as a gay couple. Molina has a varied resume including roles in “An Education” and current Sundance entry “Emanuel and the Truth about Fishes,” while Gambon is best known for his role as Dumbledore in the latter 'Harry Potter' films. So Dumbledore is gay! Or at least, the actor who played him after Richard Harris will pretend to be in this one film.

Sundance: Fox Searchlight Lands 'The Way, Way Back' In Big Deal, 'Austenland' Winds Up At Sony

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • January 22, 2013 9:29 AM
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The economy might be in rough shape, but major spending is taking place at the Sundance Film Festival. Relativity has already promised big bucks to promote Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut "Don Jon's Addiction" with a $25 million P&A commitment on top of a $4 million price tag. But Fox Searchlight may best them as they're reportedly set to pay $10 million for "The Descendants" writers Nat Faxon and Jim Rash's directorial debut, "The Way, Way Back."

Quentin Tarantino Says Smaller, 'Jackie Brown'-Esque Film Might Be Next; 'Django Unchained' & 'Pulp Fiction' Connection Revealed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 22, 2013 9:05 AM
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Now, before we dive into this little update from Quentin Tarantino on what he might direct next, let's just remember that over the course of the press tour for "Django Unchained," he's had a lot of ideas. He's already teased that 'Django' and "Inglorious Basterds" could be part of a loose trilogy, he's talked about a possible 'Basterds' spinoff entitled "Killer Crow," a desire to shoot a movie in Australia, or maybe make another slavery/western film or gangster picture. You get the idea. But continuing to promote "Django Unchained" as it opens overseas, Tarantino has added a new possible next movie to his list, and one that could find him drawing things down a bit.

'I Give It A Year' Soundtrack Features Jessie Ware, DJ Shadow, Dizzee Rascal & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 21, 2013 6:15 PM
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Even though it's still without a domestic release date, we're looking forward to the upcoming rom-com "I Give It A Year," that looks like a fresh and funny take on a familiar concept. To refresh your memory, the film, which stars Rose Byrne, Rafe Spall, Simon Baker, Stephen Merchant, Minnie Driver, and Anna Faris, tells the story of a newlywed couple who, soon after getting hitched, have their bond tested. And us the movie gears up to open overseas, we get another look at the soundtrack details that have dropped.

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