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Exclusive: Poster For Sundance Award Winning Biopic 'Violeta Went To Heaven'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 18, 2013 10:25 AM
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While we all know the big titles that emerge out of the Sundance Film Festival every year, it's easy to forget there are smaller gems as well, which are not only worth tracking down but that also have earned their fair share of acclaim. In 2012, "Violeta Went To Heaven" won the World Cinema Dramatic Jury Prize in Park City, went on to appear at festivals around the world including stops in Miami, Oslo and Hamburg, and earned a Goya nomination Best Iberoamerican Film. The picture is gearing to hit theaters this spring, and we have the exclusive poster below.

Watch: Trailer For End Of The World Comedy 'It's A Disaster' Starring Julia Stiles & David Cross

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • February 18, 2013 9:47 AM
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Though human civilization keeps sailing past its supposed end-dates, the apocalypse is still a source of fascination for many of us, and for filmmakers in particular. While this year will see the serious and big-budget take on the end with the Brad Pitt-starring zombie tentpole “World War Z,” Todd Berger has delivered a smaller and more irreverent take on our doom with the black comedy “It’s A Disaster.” A trailer has now arrived online, so stock up on supplies and check it out below.

Guy Pearce's Aldrich Killian Gets An 'Iron Man 3' Poster

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 18, 2013 9:26 AM
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After a pretty rough second installment, there are a lot of reasons to be optimistic about "Iron Man 3." There's the presence of veteran action writer/director Shane Black ("Lethal Weapon," "The Last Boy Scout," "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang") getting behind the camera, and a pretty great cast joining the usual franchises faces, with folks like Ben Kingsley and Rebecca Hall on board. And then there's Guy Pearce, who we'd watch in just about anything, taking a rare detour to franchise land as well. And he's received his very own character poster for the movie.

The H Is Silent: Watch Christoph Waltz In SNL's Quentin Tarantino Parody 'Djesus Uncrossed'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 17, 2013 9:45 AM
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"Saturday Night Live" is in something of a transitional period, one of many in its 30-odd-year history. Last season saw the show's two biggest stars, Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg depart, with Jason Sudeikis likely to follow at the end of the current season (and Bill Hader and Fred Armisen surely not far behind). At the same time, there's been a hugely promising new intake; Taran Killam is coming into his own, and this season's newcomers Cecily Strong, Kate McKinnon and Aidy Bryant have proven to be goddamn rock stars straight out of the gate.

'Child's Pose' Wins Golden Bear, David Gordon Green & Richard Linklater Take Awards At Berlin Film Festival

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 17, 2013 9:20 AM
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Ten days went by like a flash....and just like that, another year has closed on the Berlin International Film Festival. But before jury president Wong Kar-Wai packed his bags, there were some awards to hand out, so get out a pen and paper because these are some films you're going to want to keep on your radar over the coming year.

First Look At Josh Brolin As Dwight In 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 16, 2013 11:43 AM
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Amid the starry cast, the sexy women and even sexier violence, it's easy to forget that "Sin City," and it's forthcoming sequel "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For," are some impressive feats of technology as well. Robert Rodriguez has devised a rather fascinating approach that both keeps the budget down, but also allows him plenty of creative flexibility and the ability to eliminate any kind of scheduling problems. Shooting mostly on green screen, the "Sin City" films use lots of CGI to give a stylish look at the fraction of the cost of trying to replicate it realistically, and thanks to digital and editing wizardry, cast members don't even have to be standing opposite each other in order to interact. And as he gets 'Dame' ready for release later this year, Rodriguez has given a little sneak preview.

What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'Escape From Planet Earth' With 'A Good Day To Die Hard' & 'Beautiful Creatures'

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • February 15, 2013 7:11 PM
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Dear faithful readers, we hope you enjoyed your day of stuffed animals, roses, and antacids in the shape of little hearts. Or maybe you just got drunk and ate cheesecake (after which you probably needed a couple of those Rolaids disguised as candy). Holiday traditions are the best, aren't they? Well, in case you didn't get enough of the love, there's plenty going around in theaters this weekend. A(nother) fantastical being falls hard for a(nother) human, John McClane bonds with his son, a call girl finds herself torn between a client and her fiancé, paramours turn pathological in an Indian remake, and one more Nicholas Sparks lovefest sobathon -- er, novel -- gets a silver screen adaptation. Be sure to pack some insulin for the sugar rush, and tell us what you'll be seeing in the comments below!

Watch: Powerful Trailer For Cristian Mungiu's Cannes Prize-Winning 'Beyond The Hills'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 15, 2013 5:43 PM
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In just over a week, the Oscars will be over and we'll put 2012 to bed and start focusing on 2013. And while they probably won't get nominated for Oscars, we're willing to bet that Cristina Flutur and Cosmina Stratan will deliver some of the best performances you'll see all year in "Beyond The Hills" (and indeed, they both shared an acting prize at the Cannes Film Festival last year). The latest trailer for Cristian Mungiu's film has arrived, and it's a powerful piece of work.

Watch: 30-Minute Featurette For 'Silver Linings Playbook' Features Robert De Niro Crying, Dr. Oz & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 15, 2013 5:16 PM
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Behold, the power of Harvey Weinstein. While he's known for being a tough customer, the super producer -- like we've said time and time again -- is one of the best allies to have in your corner to promote your movie. And he's shown exactly why he's still the best in the game with "Silver Linings Playbook." After premiering the film at TIFF to enthusiastic reviews and winning the People's Choice Award in the process, many found it strange that he chose to platform the movie. Well, thirteen weeks and eight Oscar nominations later, he's laughing last as the movie makes its way toward $100 million domestic. And now comes the victory lap.

Jason Momoa In The Mix To Play Drax The Destroyer In 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 15, 2013 4:31 PM
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There was a moment, however fleeting, when Jason Momoa was supposed to be the next big thing. But then "Conan The Barbarian" came out, and it was awful and tanked, and the only thing the actor has done since was Sylvester Stallone's "Bullet To The Head," which met a similar fate. But could a Marvel movie be in the cards?

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