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NYCC: Emmy Rossum Talks The Making Of 'Beautiful Creatures' & Getting Flashed By Emma Thompson

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • October 15, 2012 1:56 PM
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Having dabbled in films both large and small, moving between television and film, Emmy Rossum has earned her place as an intriguing young actress who greatly enhances the material around her. The next logical step would be for her to finally play the villain, and in “Beautiful Creatures” she plays Ridley, cousin to young potential sorceress Lena Ducane, an over-the-top role that allowed Rossum to let her freak flag fly.

'Breaking Bad' Star Aaron Paul Feels The 'Need For Speed'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 15, 2012 1:44 PM
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"Need For Speed" seems to be coming at the meeting place of two different trends in Hollywood: the racing movie and the video game adaptation. With the "Fast & Furious" franchise still going as strong as ever, it seems everyone in Hollywood is chasing a racing flick or project. And after considering a couple of unknowns for the lead, DreamWorks has pinned their franchise hopes on "Breaking Bad" star Aaron Paul. Bitch.

NYCC: James Wan Developing & Considering Directing 'Insidious 2,' Talks The True Story Of 'The Conjuring'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • October 15, 2012 1:19 PM
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James Wan is having a moment right now. The director behind “Saw” and “Insidious” just had the release date for his next picture, “The Conjuring,” moved from early winter 2013 right into blockbuster season. But even he didn’t expect the audacious release date change, a recent shift that puts the film at the heart of next summer. “Warner Bros. has given us Chris Nolan’s slot, July 19th,” he said in awe when we caught up with him at New York Comic Con. “I’m very flattered and honored!”

Watch: Martin Scorsese's Cameo In Bertrand Tavernier's 'Round Midnight'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 15, 2012 1:05 PM
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Here's a bit of an '80s rewind for you to start your week. While Martin Scorsese is no stranger to popping up in the front of the camera from time to time, the appearances are usually brief, but here's a look at something a little meatier. The director took a very small part in Bertrand Tavernier's 1986 film "Round Midnight." The 1950s-set film stars jazz legend Dexter Gordon as a fading musician who heads to Paris in a last attempt to revitalize his career in the face of alcoholism and personal woes. Scorsese plays a crooked former New York City club manager whose good intentions aren't what they seem. Jazz heads should take note that Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard and more make appearances.

First Pics Of Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman & Liam Hemsworth In 'Paranoia' Plus Jude Law In 'Dom Hemingway'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 15, 2012 12:47 PM
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If the prospect of "Air Force One" stars Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman once again squaring off isn't enough to get you at least interested in "Paranoia," we're not sure what else to tell you. But for everyone else, the first official pics have arrived to give you a taste of what's to come.

Robert Zemeckis Says 'Roger Rabbit' Sequel Will Still Go On Despite Bob Hoskins' Retirement

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 15, 2012 12:25 PM
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Director Robert Zemeckis made his long-belated return to live-action filmmaking this weekend after a 12-year stint in the world of motion-capture with his latest drama, "Flight,” starring Denzel Washington as a commercial airline pilot struggling with alcohol (read our review here). It’s about as far away as you can get from the mo-cap world of "A Christmas Carol" with Jim Carrey. But with 300-some digital shots in the drama to pull off some of its dazzling aerial sequences, it’s not like Zemeckis has completely abandoned technology. A pioneer in the field of motion capture with "The Polar Express" and "Beowulf,” Zemeckis also blazed trails in the late ‘80s with his now-classic live-action animation hybrid, "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"

Marvel Sets 2015 Release Date For Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 15, 2012 12:17 PM
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While ever hopeful geeks crossed their fingers that "Ant-Man" could be shot in time for a 2014 release, possibly with lensing to begin once "Thor 2" wrapped, that won't be the case. But the good news is that the film does have a release date, so let three years of speculation begin.

Watch: Rooney Mara Plays With Black Lips As Terrence Malick Returns To Austin City Limits; Florence Welch Appears With Cast

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 15, 2012 11:44 AM
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Just over a year ago, Terrence Malick stunned concertgoers at the Austin City Limits festival by mixing with the crowd while shooting Christian Bale, who mingled with amongst performers that included Arcade Fire, Iron & Wine and Fleet Foxes. As we predicted, now that "official" production has started on the untitled movie (last year's shoot was said to be pre-production) formerly known as "Lawless," Malick returned to Austin with his cast and crew in tow once again offering up some of the more curious memories of the weekend.

Freddie Mercury Biopic With Sacha Baron Cohen Aiming For Spring 2013 Shoot, 2014 Release

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 15, 2012 11:21 AM
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One of the more immediate recognitions of perfect casting in recent years, the news of Sacha Baron Cohen tackling the role of Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury, has excited fans of both talents since the biopic was announced in 2010. Development has stuttered in the interim though, even as the film's producers reinforced the film's active status, but after a confirmation this past summer -- in the form of director Stephen Frears growing close to helming the project -- a new tidbit from Queen guitarist Brian May himself has reignited the discussion even further.

Watch: New 'Skyfall' Clip Features 007 Facing Friendly Fire Plus 2 New U.K. TV Spots

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 15, 2012 10:41 AM
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Now that the hype surrounding the release of Adele's “Skyfall” theme song has been sufficiently met, the questions shift to the Sam Mendes-directed 007 film itself, and whether Daniel Craig can pull off the 23rd installment. However, after a strong critical reaction resulted from its first press screenings, and with the official UK release next week, a tense new clip -- along with two TV spots - have arrived to erase “Quantum of Solace” from James Bond fan's memories.

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