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Watch: Trailer For The $100 Million 3D Fiasco 'Empires Of The Deep' Starring Olga Kurylenko

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 23, 2012 1:29 PM
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We prophesized this film might be the most unintentionally hilarious 3D movie ever made, and it seems that prediction is coming true. Announced with great fanfare more than two years ago as a $100 million (though it's apparently much more than that) Chinese 3D movie production with the "Avatar" 3D camera operator Anthony Arendt lending his talents to the production, with Michael French and Jonathan Lawrence co-directing, word on the movie has been pretty much zilch since. However, it should be noted that Pitof (of the notorious "Catwoman" fame) was originally attached with Monica Bellucci in the lead, and we can't imagine he could have done much worse.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau & Juliette Binoche Will Say 'A Thousand Times Good Night'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • October 23, 2012 1:04 PM
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Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau will be best known to most for his role as the charismatic but despised Jaime Lannister on HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” while to the few he’ll be known for his intimidating turn in “Headhunters.” But it increasingly looks like that won’t be the case for long. Coster-Waldau was recently rumoured to be competing with “Lost” vet Josh Holloway for a role in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” and now he’s set to star opposite Juliette Binoche in the indie drama “A Thousand Times Good Night.”

First Look At James Franco In 'Tar' Premiering At The Rome Film Festival

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 23, 2012 12:44 PM
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James Franco doesn't stop for one second. Currently filming "As I Lay Dying," Franco has been busy overseeing two other projects this year, omnibus efforts by NYU grad students, "Tar" and "Black Dog Red Dog," based the poems of C.K. Williams and Stephen Dobyns, respectively. And one of them is ready to see the light day.

New Films By James Franco, Paul Verhoeven, Peter Greenaway & Mike Figgis Added To The Rome Film Festival

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 23, 2012 11:54 AM
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Even though Rome Film Festival head Marco Mueller had been promising two surprise additions to his line-up -- strongly hinting toward Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" being one of them -- we're not sure any of these latest additions qualify as left field shockers. But for cinema buffs, they do promise an interesting time as they gear up for a week long run or so of movies.

Exclusive: Tony Bennett Talks About "The Butterflies That Make You Famous" In Clip From 'The Zen Of Bennett'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 23, 2012 11:04 AM
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He may have left his heart in San Francisco, but for the legendary Tony Bennett, fame, fortune, respect and an impressive career that has spanned over six decades has followed him. At the age of 86, Bennett is still going strong, but he's taken a brief break from his busy schedule and allowed himself to be front and center in "The Zen of Bennett," a new documentary that allows the crooner to talk about his journey in his own words.

Tim Burton Wanted To Make A 'House Of Wax' Musical Starring Michael Jackson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 23, 2012 10:54 AM
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While Tim Burton eventually scratched his musical itch with 2007's "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street," it appears at one time he had an even more ambitious plan in mind. A project that would bring together the biggest pop star in the world and one of the most famed horror movies of all time.

'Reservoir Dogs' & 'Pulp Fiction' Returning To Theaters In December For One Night Only

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 23, 2012 10:24 AM
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Quentin Tarantino fans are going to have a very, very good holiday season. Not only is the director's latest film, "Django Unchained" (new trailer here), set to drop on Christmas Day, two of the director's landmark films will be headed back to theaters in what should be a nice cinematic appetizer.

Daniel Craig Wants David Fincher Back For 'Dragon Tattoo' Sequel,’ But Is That Realistic?

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 23, 2012 9:58 AM
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On a normal movie franchise timetable, “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” series is running behind schedule. If this were Marvel for example, the sequel would have been announced as the film was entering theaters or a few months afterwards. But brooding, dark, decidedly for-adults-only material and not four-quadrant broad like most ideal tentpoles, “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” is not your average would-be franchise. To boot, according to MGM’s math, the film posted a financial loss after all was said and done (even though the film made $232 million worldwide, its shooting, post-production and promotional budget apparently exceeded those figures).

Emmy Rossum Will Take Care Of Hilary Swank In 'You're Not You'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 23, 2012 9:41 AM
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It looks like Emmy Rossum is back on the rise once again. The actress was cast with something of a bit of hoopla in Joel Schumacher's "The Phantom Of The Opera," the big-screen take on the famed musical that wasn't quite the hot ticket or awards contender many thought it would be. She since landed a role on the Showtime series "Shameless," and next spring, has a juicy part as the sexy villainess of sorts in Warner Bros.' YA movie hopeful "Beautiful Creatures." And now, she's going to take care of an Oscar winner.

Sam Mendes Says He Doubts He'll Do Another Bond Movie After 'Skyfall,' Only Finished Work On The Movie On October 9th

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 23, 2012 9:17 AM
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This Friday, 007 will put the tuxedo back on, order up another drink, and return to the world of international intrigue in "Skyfall." It has been a long journey for the franchise, with four years passing since the last installment, the underwhelming "Quantum Of Solace," but the series is back with a bang. Featuring what is arguably the most high-profile cast to date -- with Javier Bardem, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris and Ralph Fiennes joining Daniel Craig and Judi Dench -- the picture also features impressive talent behind the camera, with Sam Mendes ("American Beauty," "Road To Perdition," "Revolutionary Road") at the helm. And for this latest movie, patience was not only a virtue, but an asset.

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