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In Theaters: 'Argo' To The Mulitplex With 'Sinister,' 'Seven Psychopaths,' But Watch Out For 'Here Comes The Boom'

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • October 12, 2012 5:08 PM
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Hello, In Theaters friends! I’m back (for a week)! Did you miss me? Doesn’t Emma take good care of you? She writes better headlines than I do. But I celebrate Cage’s Festival of Wigs more! Hope you all have your Oscar racing pants on because that one is underway! In fact, I will be giving out a few awards of my own... This week sees the release of TIFF darling “Argo,” Ben Affleck’s Iran hostage thrilla, the return of truly delightful twisted person Martin McDonagh with “Seven Psychopaths,” something called “Sinister,” Kevin James getting punched and falling down a lot in “Here Comes the Boom,” and Ayn Rand propaganda! Fun times to be had by all, even the psychopaths. There’s also a metric butt-ton of indie festival goodness making its way into local art houses and multiplexes so now might be time to catch up with the cool kids (by cool kids I mean film bloggers who go to all the festivals... whether or not they are cool is up to you!).

Yes, There Is A Second Female 'Expendables' Spin-Off In The Works And It's Called 'ExpendaBelles'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 12, 2012 4:25 PM
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There is nothing Hollywood likes better than rehashing ideas. So even though Millenium Entertainment were late the party -- with production company 1984 Private Defense Contractors beating them to the idea of a female "The Expendables" and casting Gina Carano and Katee Sackhoff -- they are getting the ball rolling on their own riff on the riff of an idea that is already totally fucking played out.

Rachel McAdams Gets Wet In First Look At 'About Time'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 12, 2012 3:57 PM
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Romantic comedy, time travel and Rachel McAdams -- they will all blend together in "About Time," with the first image arriving today.

Obviously: Jason Schwartzman Books A Room At 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 12, 2012 3:42 PM
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Look at them in that picture -- they were both once so young.... It was on the set of "Rushmore" where Wes Anderson and Jason Schwartzman first crossed paths, and like many who come into the orbit of the director, they hit it off and continued to collaborate further, spending time togther on "Hotel Chevalier," "The Darjeeling Limited," "Fantastic Mr. Fox" and of course, this summer's "Moonrise Kingdom." And obviously, they are working together again.

Rumor: Mary Elizabeth Winstead Tops Contenders For Female Lead In 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 12, 2012 3:31 PM
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The usual caveats are in place -- take it with a grain of salt, don't have heart palpitations and just chill. It's a rumor, but nontheless an intriguing one, so here we are, so let's toss the old ball around and see what to make of it.

50 New Cloud Atlas Photos Confirms The Cast Wears A Lot Of Silly Looking Make-Up

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 12, 2012 2:26 PM
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"Cloud Atlas" features many things -- narratives, characters, special effects...but it also has a lot of makeup. A lot. With the extended principal cast -- Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Sturgess, Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Hugh Grant, and Bae Doona -- playing multiple roles in a tale that spans centuries, the trick was making them look similar, yet also distinct in each case. And for the most part it works, and you don't really notice it. But time to time, it is distracting. (We're looking at you, Thug Hanks).

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.

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