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Alfonso Cuarón's 'Gravity' Finally Scores October 4th Release Date

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 15, 2013 7:16 PM
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Some two years in the making and add another two for development (at least), Alfonso Cuarón's "Gravity" has finally scored an October 4, 2013 release date. Originally pegged for a November 2012 release, Warner Bros. took it off last year's calendar for unspecified reasons, but most presumed this was due to the VFX-heavy nature of the film that was shot completely in soundstages and in 3D. Starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, "Gravity" has been a long time coming and so much so it's taken on mythic proportions in some corners fo the blogosphere that have declared it a kind of Kubrick-ian return. It probably doesn't hurt that Cuarón hasn't made a movie since 2006's "Children of Men." Six years between movies will create legend and buzz.

Watch: New Trailer For Hitman Thriller 'The Iceman' Starring Michael Shannon, Chris Evans, Ray Liotta & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 15, 2013 7:14 PM
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There is no doubt that Michael Shannon can play menacing -- he'll put it to blockbuster effect this summer as General Zod in "Man Of Steel" -- and it seems filmmakers are eager to harness that intensity. That's certainly true with "The Iceman," the starry hitman flick that hit the festival circuit last fall but has been quiet ever since. But with a spring release date around the corner, Millenium Films have turned a light back onto the picture as they gear up to get it out.

Jerry Lewis Starts Shooting First Film In 18 Years 'Max Rose' This Week

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • January 15, 2013 5:31 PM
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Jerry Lewis made his first film appearance back in 1949, and 46 years later it seemed that he’d graced the big screen for the final time alongside Oliver Platt in “Funny Bones.” But after 18 years away, and around 30 years since his last leading role, it appears that Lewis is to return in a film called “Max Rose.” This one has been kicking around forever, with Las Vegas Weekly reporting on it back in 2010, and quoting Lewis as saying it would be about “an old man who is driven by love and optimism and by his love for his young daughter.”

Dane DeHaan Is Starring In That Metallica Movie 'Metallica Through The Never' Coming Out Later This Year

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 15, 2013 5:10 PM
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Man, we totally forgot about this. First announced nearly a year ago, Metallica and "Predators" director Nimrod Antal revealed they were embarking on a concert movie, that also would have some kind of narrative. We all kind of rolled our eyes and said "Cool, whatevs" and then nothing much else was heard. But today the movie lands with a new company, a release date and even an actor in the thing.

'Repo Man' & Laurence Olivier's 'Richard III' Lead Criterion's April Slate

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 15, 2013 4:52 PM
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This spring, The Criterion Collection have both cult and classic movies on their mind, and their newly announced April slate will have for something for fans of either category -- or both.

Timur Bekmambetov To Direct Michael Bay Produced Airplane Pirates Movie 'Heatseekers'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 15, 2013 4:23 PM
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Things have been quiet for director Timur Bekmambetov following last summer's "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter." In the run up to the movie there was talk of a few projects including "The Current War" about Thomas Edison with Sacha Baron Cohen considering the project as well as his take on Hermann Melville's "Moby Dick" which got a fresh rewrite. But not so much since. However, the helmer is kicking off 2013 by pairing up with a filmmaker who knows a thing or two about explosions.

Final River Phoenix Film 'Dark Blood' To Make U.S. Premiere At Miami International Film Festival

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 15, 2013 3:40 PM
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Okay, so here's the background: A little over a year ago, director George Sluizer announced that he was going to finish River Phoenix's final film "Dark Blood," by re-cutting the footage and using voiceover to patch up narrative gaps. The Phoenix family washed their hands of the effort, releasing a statement that they would not be participating in the venture, but Sluzier pushed on. Overcoming some legal hurdles, and finding a way to finish the movie that only had 11 days left to shoot when Phoenix died, he crossed the finish line and at the Dutch Film Festival last fall, premiered the completed work. And now, it's coming to the United States.

SXSW 2013 Brings 'Burt Wonderstone,' Spring Breakers,' 'Evil Dead,' 'Drinking Buddies' & More To Austin

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 15, 2013 3:00 PM
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The Sundance Film Festival starts Thursday, a few short weeks later it's the Berlin International Film Festival and just as the weather starts getting warmer, film fans will flock to Austin for the SXSW Film Conference And Festival. In fact, it's less than two months away and now the slate is beginning to be unveiled.

Robert Rodriguez's 'Machete Kills' Lands September 13th

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 15, 2013 2:59 PM
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Next fall, Robert Rodriguez fans are going to be in for a treat. The currently filming "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For" is already slated for an October release, and the ever-busy, always-multitasking director won't have a moment's rest as his other anticipated sequel will be landing a month earlier.

Rapper Kid Cudi Joins 'Need For Speed' With Aaron Paul

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • January 15, 2013 1:05 PM
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There’s no real reason why there’s yet to be a great, good, or arguably even a solid film adaptation of a video game. In fact, it’s frankly baffling that we’ve yet to see even one exception just to prove the rule. Sure, there are hurdles to overcome to make a great game work in a fundamentally different medium, but they can’t be insurmountable and surely it’s only a matter of time before someone gets it right? One film that looks like it has that potential is DreamWorks’ “Need For Speed,” which can surely play fast and loose with the narrative, and already has some great talent attached.

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