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Berlin Film Festival Adds Movies From Jane Campion, Michael Winterbottom, Shane Carruth, James Franco & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 15, 2013 12:01 PM
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If things seems a bit quiet, at least for the moment, that's because everyone in Hollywood is packing their bags and getting the last details sorted out to head to the Sundance Film Festival. Meanwhile across the pond, industry folks are also gearing up for their first major event of the movie year, the Berlin International Film Festival. And this year, they'll be getting quite a few titles that are making their debut in Park City.

Watch: Quentin Tarantino Dances & Explains Influence Of 'The Aristocats' On 'Pulp Fiction' Dance Scene

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 15, 2013 11:40 AM
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Well, we've already seen the kind of questioning that guarantees Quentin Tarantino flying into a "shutting your butt down" rage, but if you want him to get up and dance, just talk about "Pulp Fiction."

Watch: Guillermo Del Toro Talks Alfred Hitchcock's Dark Humor In 1934's 'The Man Who Knew Too Much'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • January 15, 2013 11:16 AM
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Today, Alfred Hitchcock’s "The Man Who Knew Too Much" will officially be available on Blu-ray via The Criterion Collection. To honor its release, Criterion has posted a video on YouTube of Guillermo del Toro ("Hellboy," "Pan’s Labyrinth") speaking very fondly of the film and of Hitchcock. Del Toro explains why he considers the 1934 film to be the earliest evidence of Hitchcock’s greatness.

Exclusive: Eerie & Surreal Trailer For Slamdance Entry 'Jug Face' Starring Sean Young

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 15, 2013 10:59 AM
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Recent cinema has seen a small handful of movies about cults or communities -- "Martha Marcy May Marlene," "Sound Of My Voice," "The Master" among them -- but perhaps the eeriest or strangest of them all is the upcoming "Jug Face." Set to premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival, we have the first exclusive trailer for the movie, and....well, just watch it, and you'll see what we mean.

The Guy Who Penned 'Apollo 18' Is Writing Time Travel Screenplay 'Rome, Sweet Rome' Based On An Idea From Reddit

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • January 15, 2013 10:37 AM
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So let’s cut right to the chase. About a year and a half ago, James Erwin, an Iowa-based author, wrote an online science fiction story on Reddit, and it soon became very popular on the social media site. Now the story has a legit chance to become a Hollywood movie.

R.I.P. Nagisa Oshima (1932-2013)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 15, 2013 10:14 AM
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An award-winning provocateur who challenged censors but found a devoted following, Japanese director Nagisa Oshima has sadly passed away at the age of 80.

Warner Bros. Looks To Transform Homer's 'The Odyssey' Into Space Epic

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • January 15, 2013 9:41 AM
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With “Star Wars” now born again into either a wellspring of creative repair or a dismal continuation of recent mediocrity, studios are taking the time to cloud the sci-fi genre periphery with their similarly fantastical projects. As such, what better time to usher in a prime addition to that mix-and-match development style, as Warner Bros aims to revitalize Homer's text with a new space “Odyssey.”

'Jack Reacher' Needs Asian Audiences To Show Up For Sequel To Be A Possibility

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • January 15, 2013 9:24 AM
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Long assumed the secret weapon for any big-budget film's distribution wing on account of its enormous profit, the international roll-out is one aspect that permits a second chance to disappointing domestic results. Now that the holidays have come and gone, a number of films are realizing this very fact, and at the top of the list is Paramount as they wait to see if author Lee Child's series of books continues on in film form.

Anne Hathaway To Reportedly Star In Contemporary Adaptation Of 'Taming Of The Shrew'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 15, 2013 9:00 AM
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With stellar supporting turns last year in “The Dark Knight Rises” and “Les Miserables,” and a Golden Globe win for the latter this past weekend, it’s safe to say that Anne Hathaway has gained some considerable clout. The Wrap is reporting that the Oscar nominee has already lined up her next project, a starring role in an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew.”

Bradley Cooper To Star In Period Spy Thriller 'Dark Invasion'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 14, 2013 8:22 PM
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As the newest Oscar driven TV spot for "Silver Linings Playbook" reveals, Bradley Cooper is part of the historic cast of David O. Russell's latest who are the first ensemble in over thirty years to get nominated in every category. And to be certain, the calls are keep coming for the actor, and one of the first post-nomination rings has arrived from Warner Bros.

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