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New Character Posters For 'Les Misérables' & 'Gangster Squad' Take You Back In Time

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 12, 2012 1:53 PM
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The question this winter will be -- how far back in time do you want to go? The mid-1800s Europe (with a bit of song to go with it?) or California in the '40s and '50s? And which stars do you want to hang out with? Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway or Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn and Emma Stone? Well, luckily it's not a "Sophie's Chioce" situation and you can see both, and some new artwork is here to entice you and pry some holiday money out of your wallet.

Exclusive: Jacques Audiard Says English-Language Western Might Be Next, Wants James Murphy To Write Songs For Musical Project

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 12, 2012 12:57 PM
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The emergence of French filmmaker Jacques Audiard on the world scene has been one of the great cinematic pleasures of the last decade or so. Although he's been in the business for years (winning the Cesar for best debut for 1994's "See How They Fall"), it was 2005's excellent "The Beat That My Heart Skipped" that really brought him to the attention of world audiences.

Jordan Scott Replaces Her Father Ridley As Director Of 'Gucci,' Penélope Cruz To Star

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 12, 2012 12:24 PM
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At the beginning of the year we broke down the myriad of projects that Ridley Scott was attached to (he's added a few more since then as well), and the bottom line is, the 75-year-old director just isn't going to get to them all. But filmmaking runs in the Scott family, and Ridley's daughter, Jordan Scott, has already spread her wings. She helmed the somewhat underrated boarding school drama "Cracks" starring Eva Green and Juno Temple a couple of years back, and she's done commercial work as well for Agent Provocateur, Armani and more. But now another fashion label is getting her attention.

New Poster For 'The World's End' Promises Total Annihilation; Picture Nabs October 25, 2013 Release Date

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 12, 2012 11:47 AM
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It has been five (far too long) years since Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost all got together and delivered the excellent "Hot Fuzz." But patience will be rewarded in 2013 when the trio reunite for the final film in their Cornetto Trilogy, and they're taking the world with them.

'Seven Psychopaths' Soundtrack Features Hank Williams, The Walkmen, Deer Tick & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 12, 2012 11:35 AM
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Featuring a meta-narrative, big laughs, a bit of blood and lot of sharp edged one liners, "Seven Psychopaths" lands in theaters this weekend, bringing with it a huge cast to play along in the surreal world crafted by Martin McDonagh. Also reaching for your attention will be a soundtrack that takes a couple of hipster favorites, some classic tunes, and a score from a talented composer and shakes 'em up into a smooth cocktail.

Exclusive: New Photos From 'The Sessions' Starring John Hawkes & Helen Hunt

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • October 12, 2012 11:09 AM
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The journey from the wintry hills of Park City to the red carpet and bright lights of the Dolby Theater is a long one. Few films can manage that mileage, but "The Sessions" looks like one that will go the distance. The based on a true story tale has been earning strong notices since its premiere in January -- particularly for its performances -- and with the awards season in full swing, Fox Searchlight is bringing the movie to theaters.

Hulk Hogan Wants A Role In 'The Expendables 3,' Darren Aronofsky Denies Claim That He Was 'The Wrestler' Before Rourke

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 12, 2012 10:42 AM
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Following a painful divorce from his wife, a sentence of jail time handed down to his son, and the recently-released sex tape, it's grown increasingly harder for a YouTube search of Hulk Hogan to remind people of his glory days as a professional wrestler. His fall from grace has continued firmly in the public eye though, and this week Hogan took to Howard Stern's radio show to drop two film-related tidbits, even as his involvement in both remains debatable.

Warner Bros. Gives Green Light To 'Grudge Match' With Robert De Niro And Sly Stallone; Kevin Hart Joins Cast

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 12, 2012 10:28 AM
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Recycling reliable characters and narratives within action films has always been around, but post-“The Expendables” it seems the genre landscape has turned into a hazier smear of franchises and quips. With that film's runaway success apparently signaling a desperate need for familiarity, we learned in May that Sylvester Stallone was at it again, this time facing off in the ring with Robert De Niro for “Grudge Match,” but after a rather quiet summer the project has come roaring back to life, and with one of the most in-demand comedians in tow as well.

Watch: James Bond Drops His Famous Introduction In New Clip From 'Skyfall'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 12, 2012 9:41 AM
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As we noted in our examination of "Skyfall" a few days back, either Sam Mendes and co. are holding a lot back or the movie has one great action setpiece and...not much else? We're hoping for the former because so far, the numerous TV spots and various bits of advertising for the movie have mostly been the same recut footage and that one shot of Daniel Craig stylishly landing in the back of a train car while it's moving and adjusting his suit (all part of this scene). Suave. And now another snippet has landed that will be familiar for anyone who has watched a 007 flick.

Watch: Featurette For 'Cloud Atlas' Showcases New Footage From The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 12, 2012 9:25 AM
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The question of whether or not our lives are more than just the brief impression we make in the few decades we occupy this Earth that has been spinning for millions of years before we were here and will be spinning for millions of more after we're gone, is one that many have grappled with. Some say that after we die we go to heaven (or hell) or return in another form or just provide fertilizer. But in "Cloud Atlas" our lives continue in one connected thread, and The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer have put that theory up in the form of a time-spanning, multiple character movie that is certainly ambitious.

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