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Watch: Charlie Sheen Introduces The Red Band Trailer For 'A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 11, 2013 4:35 PM
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Listen, it's pretty much a wasteland at the box office this weekend. The less said about "A Haunted House" the better, while "Gangster Squad" is just plain disappointing (you'd be better off watching these classic gangster flicks instead). Granted, "Zero Dark Thirty" is going wide, but if you'd rather avoid the crowds, there are options if you're just staying in. Roman Coppola's "A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III" is now on VOD, and if you need to know what it's all about, Charlie Sheen is here to tell you.

Leonardo DiCaprio & Carey Mulligan Bring Glamour To Japanese 'The Great Gatsby' Poster

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 11, 2013 4:03 PM
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While F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Greaty Gatsby" is an American classic, when it comes to the movie, it needs to cross the pond and translate for international audiences. That's why someone like Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the few people who could get the expensive, 3D production made. With the movie arriving this summer, Warner Bros. needs to make sure everyone comes out to see what Baz Luhrmann has put together.

'Alps' & 'Dogtooth' Director Yorgos Lanthimos' Next Feature Is A Futuristic Romance Called 'The Lobster'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 11, 2013 3:28 PM
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The last time we checked in with "Alps" and "Dogtooth" helmer Yorgos Lanthimos, the man had some big plans. Over the summer, the filmmaker revealed he had three possible projects brewing for his next movie including a book adaptation, a British period piece (as a director-for-hire-gig) and a sci-fi fantasy film. And now that the new year has rolled around, it looks like the latter project -- easily the most intriguing of the bunch -- is picking up some steam.

Marlon Wayans Compares 'Scary Movie 5' To 'Celebrity Rehab,' Doesn't Expect To Shoot Richard Pryor Biopic Any Time Soon

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • January 11, 2013 2:48 PM
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Last night, advance audiences got a peek at Marlon Wayans’ new film, “A Haunted House.” Produced by, co-written and starring Wayans, the horror spoof was entirely a labor of love, a low-budget twenty-day shoot that Wayans believes accurately represents his style of comedy. “This is my Michael Jackson Off The Wall album,” Wayans says in a post screening Q&A. “It’s the first time I really got to do me without someone saying, Oh, you’re going too far. If not, it’s Jermaine Jackson’s Let’s Get Serious.” He couldn’t get an assist from family members this time – “All my brothers asked to be out of the film” – but he acknowledged the need to make his own way. “Hollywood’s not making a lot of movies right now,” he sighed, “and when they stop making movies the first people who really feel it are black actors.”

Watch: Trailer For Co-Directed Werner Herzog Documentary 'Happy People: A Year In The Taiga'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 11, 2013 2:27 PM
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While a big portion of North America is currently in the grip of winter, and the snow, darkness and cold that comes with it, there are many of you that won't see one snowflake this season. But if you're looking to get (more than a) taste of what that's like, a new documentary is here to share its chilling beauty.

What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'Gangster Squad' & 'A Haunted House' Headline In Theaters

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • January 11, 2013 1:59 PM
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There really is no rest for the wicked. Blood and brain matter, lechery, and crude allusion spew out of this weekend's cinematic lineup by the gallon. There's gangster genre violence, imitative violence, monster violence, violence against children, bullying violence, historical violence, and the violence with which (the always spectacular) Dame Maggie Smith attacks a role and stuns us all. As another screen giant once told her guests: "Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night." Oh, but before you do -- let us know what violent film you'd like to see this weekend. Comment section below, please!

Watch: Halle Berry Is A 911 Operator In Trailer For 'The Machinist' Director Brad Anderson's 'The Call'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 11, 2013 1:23 PM
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Okay, can we say that whatever good will Brad Anderson had from the (somewhat overrated) "The Machinist" has now officially evaporated? Since then, he's delivered "Transsiberian" and "Vanishing On 7th Street," but mostly worked in TV.  And now he has teamed up with WWE (yes, the wrestling company) for "The Call" (formerly "The Hive"). And it's a movie that looks so cheap, we're surprised it's getting a theatrical release.

Details For The 'Stoker' Soundtrack Featuring Clint Mansell, Emily Wells & Philip Glass

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • January 11, 2013 1:02 PM
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Clint Mansell turned 50 earlier this week, and it could be argued that he is the finest high-profile working composer yet to receive an Oscar nomination. That’s despite creating some truly stunning scores for the likes of “Requiem For A Dream,” “Black Swan,” “Moon” and “The Fountain.” The regular Darren Aronofsky collaborator will be teaming up with the director again on his forthcoming “Noah,” and now some details have surfaced on his other big upcoming project, Park Chan-wook’s “Stoker.”

Steven Spielberg Says 'Robopocalypse' Not Quite Dead, Starting New Work On Script With More Personal Story

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • January 11, 2013 12:29 PM
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This last week has been somewhat of a mixed bag for Steven Spielberg. Sure there’s been a whole host of Oscar nominations, but there’s also been the collapse of his highly anticipated adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson’s novel, “Robopocalypse.” The film, penned by “Cabin in the Woods” writer Drew Goddard, had already been allotted an April 25, 2014 release date, and had a tremendous lead cast being lined up including Anne Hathaway, Chris Hemsworth and Ben Whishaw. The official line from Spielberg’s spokesman was that the film was “too important and the script not ready, and it’s too expensive to produce. It’s back to the drawing board to see what’s possible.”

ACE Award Editing Nominees Include 'Zero Dark Thirty,' 'Argo,' Skyfall,' 'Lincoln,' 'Life Of Pi' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 11, 2013 11:13 AM
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So, the editing awards right? It's usually the part of the Oscar broadcast that for many is a good time to hit the bathroom, or refill on cheese dip, but to those who know their awards history, it's an important category. Usually, a nomination for Best Picture and Best Editing indicates a strong than usual shot to take the big prize, and winning the category, has often proven in the past to be the first step to victory at the end end of evening. And today, the American Cinema Editors (ACE) announced the nominations for the 63rd Annual ACE Eddie Awards, which could indicate where the votes go in February.

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