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'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.

Ewan McGregor Is A 'Son Of A Gun'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 12, 2012 8:41 AM
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Ewan McGregor is one of our favorite actors, and his choices usually tend to be a bit off the beaten path, and undeniably interesting. However, the thriller or action genre isn't one he's dipped his toes into too often. Oh sure, there's "Haywire" but he was mostly on the phone in that one, and Michael Bay's "The Island" didn't quite work (and the less said about the "Star Wars" prequels, the better, though they likely ensure a pretty nice annual check). All that aside, it looks like he'll be picking up the guns again for a movie where he'll portray public enemy number one.

Ben Whishaw To Cameo In Terry Gilliam's 'The Zero Theorem'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 12, 2012 8:18 AM
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The last year to year and a half or so have been very good to Ben Whishaw. The rising British actor features in two of this fall's biggest films -- The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer's "Cloud Atlas" and that latest 007 flick "Skyfall" -- and Steven Spielberg wants the actor for his next blockbuster, "Robopocalypse." Before he gets to that though, Whishaw will making a quick pit stop to the set of a film by another acclaimed director.

Watch: Ryan Gosling & Sean Penn Shoot It Out In New Trailer For 'Gangster Squad'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 11, 2012 8:10 PM
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We're not sure if we'd go far as to describe it as 'troubled,' but "Gangster Squad" certainly hasn't had the best luck. The period actioner, directed by "Zombieland" helmer Ruben Fleischer, was one of Warner Bros' great hopes for 2012, with an A-list cast assembled including Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Josh Brolin and Sean Penn. But after the Aurora shootings in July, the studio made the decision to pull advertising for the movie, delay the release from September until January, and reshoot the ending (which was originally a gunfight in a movie theater).

You Will Never Find Him: Captivating New Trailer For Kathryn Bigelow's 'Zero Dark Thirty'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 11, 2012 7:49 PM
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Get Oscar ready? We'll see, but any thoughts that this was going to be mostly just a bunch of guys in rooms looking at charts and maps is dead wrong. The brand new and meaty trailer for "Zero Dark Thirty" has landed, and it's pretty captivating stuff.

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