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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Will Cut Graphic Sex Scenes From 'Don Jon's Addiction' To Secure An R Rating

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 8, 2013 9:41 AM
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Easily one of the major buzz titles to come out of the Sundance Film Festival this year, Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut "Don Jon's Addiction" picked up nearly universal rave reviews, but many people also wondered: would the movie be able to keep the sex scenes intact? Let's rewind a bit. In the film, JGL has the titular lead, a porn addicted lothario who begins a relationship with two different women and tries to unplug from the smut he thoroughly enjoys. The movie itself also contains a handful of porn clips, but it looks like they will be getting the axe.

Katherine Heigl To Star In 'A Moment To Remember' A Remake Of A Movie Based On A TV Show For 'The Sessions' Director Ben Lewin

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • February 8, 2013 9:25 AM
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Though “The Sessions” didn’t turn out to be the awards contender many predicted -- Helen Hunt’s nod for Best Supporting Actress notwithstanding -- when it premiered last year at Sundance, it still impressed a hell of a lot of people and now its director has already set-up his follow-up film.

You're A Mean One: Animated Remake Of 'How The Grinch Stole Christmas' In The Works From Team Behind 'Despicable Me'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • February 8, 2013 8:57 AM
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It’s hard to be angry or surprised anymore about any project greenlit in Hollywood these days, especially after getting a “Spider-Man” reboot five years after the very financially successful (if not critically) third Sam Raimi film. Nothing is sacred or above reproach to the studios, not if there’s money to be made. And so this is how end up in a world where someone is developing a CG-animated take on Dr. Seuss’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”

2 New Posters For Pedro Almodovar's 'I'm So Excited'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 8, 2013 8:44 AM
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Amidst the summer blockbuster season this year, there will be alternate options at the arthouse. And one of them is "I'm So Excited," the latest from Pedro Almodovar, which looks to be a complete 180 from his chilling "The Skin I Live In." And with the movie opening internationally even earlier, the promo materials continue to roll out for this one.

Watch: Trailer For Michel Gondry's Animated Noam Chomsky Documentary 'Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 8, 2013 7:52 AM
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Michel Gondry is just full of surprises in 2013. He kicked off the New Year with a short film, dropped a fairly gorgeous trailer for his upcoming "Mood Indigo" and one project he told us way back in 2011 would be finished "within two years. Maximum." has been completed. We have to admit, we kind forgot he was working on a doucmentary about famed linguist, philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky, but the movie is now complete. Titled "Is The Tall Man Happy?" it's something Gondry has been quietly plugging away on for the last few years, and it was a very involved process.

Watch: U.S. Trailer For 'Laurence Anyways' Is An Elegant, Beautiful Music Video Plus Clip From Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 7, 2013 6:52 PM
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With each week bringing with it at least a half dozen more movies to theaters, and countless more on VOD, not to mention film festivals and more, it's tough for any to resonate and stay above the noise. But last year, after premiering at the Cannes Film Festival, Xavier Dolan's "Laurence Anyways" was one I just couldn't shake. Flawed? Sure. But the emotion within wasn't paralleled by any other movie, and certainly the ambitious scope and brave material made it stand apart. Indeed, it landed on my Best Of 2012 list as it has already opened in Canada, but with the U.S. release on the horizon, a new trailer has arrived. And it's pretty great.

Nicholas Hoult, Michael Shannon, Elle Fanning & Kodi Smit-McPhee Are 'Young Ones' For Jake Paltrow

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 7, 2013 6:33 PM
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Certainly less well-known that his much more famous sister and parents, Jake Paltrow has nonetheless been quietly making his own mark. In 2007 he delivered his feature debut "The Good Night," which admittedly didn't make much of a splash. But for his sophomore effort, he's certainly raising his game.

Ellen Page Gets Behind The Camera To Make Directorial Debut 'Miss Stevens,' Anna Faris To Star

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 7, 2013 6:08 PM
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Having logged time with everyone from blockbuster filmmakers like Christopher Nolan and uh, Brett Ratner, to indie directors such as Jason Reitman and Zal Batmanglij, it looks like Ellen Page is taking a nod from "Whip It!" helmer Drew Barrymore, and taking a turn in the director's chair.

Martin Scorsese Working On A Movie Project About The New York Review Of Books

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • February 7, 2013 6:06 PM
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This past Monday the esteemed literary magazine, The New York Review of Books, celebrated its 50th anniversary and on hand to help document the event was none other than the legendary award-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese. The NYRB celebrated its anniversary at a small private party in Greenwich Village and Scorsese was there with a film crew, interviewing current and past writers. The crew also filmed an event the following night.

Mark Boal Compares Storytelling Of 'Zero Dark Thirty' To 'All The President's Men,' 'Black Hawk Down' & 'The Social Network'

  • By India Ross
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  • February 7, 2013 5:49 PM
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Whoever orchestrated a talk on "Zero Dark Thirty" to coincide with “First Amendment Week” at L.A.’s Loyola Marymount University must have been a switched-on and frankly audacious organiser indeed. The film, described with telling accuracy by Kathryn Bigelow as “journalistic,” post-mortemed the hunt for Bin Laden with such haste that the proverbial body wasn’t even cold yet. The often-vitriolic debate which ensued over its factual accuracy and ethical stance (a card declaring its source material to be “firsthand accounts of actual events” did little to dodge the brimstone from foreign affairs pundits) pointed to a wider discussion of freedom of expression.

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