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We're Going To War: 6 Clips From 'Gangster Squad'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 4, 2013 4:03 PM
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You might have missed it, but last month, Warren Beatty's underrated and colorfully over-the-top "Dick Tracy" made its bow on Blu-ray. So why are we bringing up that 20-plus-year-old movie? Because watching these six clips from "Gangster Squad," we're getting a similar vibe of a scenery chewing, visually audacious approach, though the results don't quite look as compelling.

Watch: New 'Side Effects' Trailer Shows Crazy & Paranoia In Less Than 1 Minute

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 4, 2013 3:37 PM
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Dear Open Road, can you spare a dime to show a trailer that's essentially not just a cut down version of what we've seen before? Ah well, whatevs. Steven Soderbergh has one last theatrical release in the can before retirement and it's called "Side Effects" (yeah, there's "Behind The Candelabra" still, and while it may premiere at Cannes, it's going to air stateside on HBO).

What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'Texas Chainsaw 3D' Tries To Carve Up 'Promised Land'

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • January 4, 2013 3:03 PM
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Happy New Year! Mirroring the lull that follows the high energy end-of-the-year countdown, this first week out of the gate is a pretty quiet one in theaters. (Minus the two extremely violent films that top the docket. Blood and gore: yay!) This phenomenon isn't particularly surprising, but it does leave something to be desired, particularly for anyone who used their vacation time to catch up on every flick that arrived with the holiday release flurry.

Clint Mansell Scoring Adaptation Of Irvine Welsh's 'Filth' Starring James McAvoy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 4, 2013 2:40 PM
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Musician and composer Clint Mansell doesn't crank out film scores, but when he does, it's always worth paying attention. Even when it's for otherwise forgettable fare like "Faster" or unjustly ignored dramas like "Last Night" (one of the key pieces of which is being used in the trailers for Steven Soderbergh's "Side Effects"), it's worth tracking down. Distinctive and unique, while he may be best known for his work on Darren Aronofsky's films, his discography speaks for itself. And it looks 2013 is going to find us being treated to health dose of Mansell.

New Images From 'Man Of Steel,' 'World War Z,' 'Oblivion' & 'Oz The Great And Powerful' Tease 2013 Blockbusters

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 4, 2013 2:07 PM
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We've already covered these extensively in our Most Anticipated Films Of 2013 Part 1 and Part 2, and if the studios have done their job, you probably already know everything you need to know about them. But with the holidays over, the marketing machine is getting switched back on, and USA Today has dropped a few new images worth peering at from some movies that are hoping to be blockbuster-sized hits.

Quentin Tarantino Says Newtown Tragedy About "Gun Control And Mental Health" Issues, Not Movie Violence

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 4, 2013 1:39 PM
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With the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut still lingering on the mind on the nation, there has been an awful lot of talk (but not much action) from politicians and pundits on both sides of the issue. But perhaps grabbing the biggest headline, for better or worse, was the lunkheaded NRA VP Wayne LaPierre, who dredged up the old argument that movie violence (citing films like "American Psycho" -- which has no guns -- and "Natural Born Killers") as the cause of these kinds of incidents, not the wide availability of assault weapons and magazines that carry more payload that anyone realistically needs outside of the military.

Watch: Gasper Noé-Directed Video For Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds' "We No Who U R"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 4, 2013 12:31 PM
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It's now coming on four years since Gaspar Noé's last feature effort, the trippy "Enter The Void." But he hasn't been sitting idle. The helmer directed a segment of the omnibus film "7 Days In Havana" that made festival rounds last year, and he also hung around the set of Nicolas Winding Refn's "Only God Forgives," perhaps to talk with the actor about starring in the Bret Easton Ellis-penned "The Golden Suicides," which both were linked to oh so long ago. But until his next feature is sorted out, Noé kicked off 2013 with an interesting excursion.

Watch: Unexpectedly Beautiful Trailer For Michael Polish's Sundance Entry 'Big Sur'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 4, 2013 10:15 AM
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The Sundance Film Festival is just around the corner, and for fans of the Beats who didn't get their fill with Walter Salles' "On The Road," two more movies are being unveiled at Park City that will be trying to capture their spirt. A bit more high profile is "Kill Your Darlings," with an all star cast including Daniel Radcliffe, Elizabeth Olsen, Ben Foster, David Cross, Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Jason Leigh and more. But one flying under the radar is Michael Polish's "Big Sur," an adaptation of Jack Kerouac's famed book - and this trailer should bring it fresh attention.

Oscar Show Will Feature Tribute To James Bond Franchise

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 4, 2013 9:46 AM
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Right next to discussing the performance of the Oscar host (this year it's "Family Guy" creator and "Ted" director Seth MacFarlane), the post-show conversation usually oscillates around the ratings. While the Oscars are second most-watched annual TV event behid the Super Bowl (seriously), the demographic that continues to be elusive are those all important youngsters, but this year it seems a push is being made not only to snare teens (again, MacFarlane) but hopefully some of the people around the world who helped make "Skyfall" a $1 billion dollar global success.

More Concept Art From Pixar's Canceled 'Newt' Emerges

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • January 4, 2013 9:38 AM
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Of course it’s a crying shame whenever a Pixar project gets put into turnaround because of the obvious potential that any Pixar project inherently has. What’s even more disappointing about the cancellation of “Newt” (which was originally scheduled to hit cinemas in 2012) was brought about due to similarities with Blue Sky Animation’s crushingly mediocre “Rio.” Even if narratively the two films would have been similar, we’re convinced that the Pixar effort would have had more to offer than "Rio" did, and see if you can disagree based on this latest batch of concept art that was created for the film.
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