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Marvel Sets 2015 Release Date For Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 15, 2012 12:17 PM
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While ever hopeful geeks crossed their fingers that "Ant-Man" could be shot in time for a 2014 release, possibly with lensing to begin once "Thor 2" wrapped, that won't be the case. But the good news is that the film does have a release date, so let three years of speculation begin.

Watch: Rooney Mara Plays With Black Lips As Terrence Malick Returns To Austin City Limits; Florence Welch Appears With Cast

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 15, 2012 11:44 AM
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Just over a year ago, Terrence Malick stunned concertgoers at the Austin City Limits festival by mixing with the crowd while shooting Christian Bale, who mingled with amongst performers that included Arcade Fire, Iron & Wine and Fleet Foxes. As we predicted, now that "official" production has started on the untitled movie (last year's shoot was said to be pre-production) formerly known as "Lawless," Malick returned to Austin with his cast and crew in tow once again offering up some of the more curious memories of the weekend.

Freddie Mercury Biopic With Sacha Baron Cohen Aiming For Spring 2013 Shoot, 2014 Release

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 15, 2012 11:21 AM
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One of the more immediate recognitions of perfect casting in recent years, the news of Sacha Baron Cohen tackling the role of Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury, has excited fans of both talents since the biopic was announced in 2010. Development has stuttered in the interim though, even as the film's producers reinforced the film's active status, but after a confirmation this past summer -- in the form of director Stephen Frears growing close to helming the project -- a new tidbit from Queen guitarist Brian May himself has reignited the discussion even further.

Watch: New 'Skyfall' Clip Features 007 Facing Friendly Fire Plus 2 New U.K. TV Spots

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 15, 2012 10:41 AM
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Now that the hype surrounding the release of Adele's “Skyfall” theme song has been sufficiently met, the questions shift to the Sam Mendes-directed 007 film itself, and whether Daniel Craig can pull off the 23rd installment. However, after a strong critical reaction resulted from its first press screenings, and with the official UK release next week, a tense new clip -- along with two TV spots - have arrived to erase “Quantum of Solace” from James Bond fan's memories.

Christoph Waltz Is Mikhail Gorbachev In 'Reykjavik' With Michael Douglas As Ronald Reagan

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 15, 2012 9:35 AM
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Well, this just got interesting. Actually, this just got even more interesting. With Michael Douglas already slotted to play Ronald Reagan, his Cold War foe in the upcoming "Reykjavik" has been cast and it's an actor who is increasingly becoming something of a chameleon on screen.

Oscars: James Franco Will Compete For Supporting Actor With 'Spring Breakers' & Anne Hathaway For Best Actress In 'Dark Knight Rises'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 15, 2012 9:21 AM
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Get our your crystal ball Oscar prognosticators, because it's time to shake it up again. The weekend brought with it a couple more bits and bobs and changes to the Oscar race, with a couple more folks chasing the statue in some unlikely films.

Watch: Chanel No. 5 Ad Starring Brad Pitt, Directed By Joe Wright

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 15, 2012 9:00 AM
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With Joe Wright coming off the magnificently theatrical "Anna Karenina," you would think that the folks over at Chanel might want him to do something that requires more than turning on a camera and pointing it at Brad Pitt. Guess not. The fashion company has unleashed the new spot for their upcoming campaign for Chanel No. 5 and it looks like Pitt has some leftover voiceover from "The Tree Of Life" he didn't use.

Exclusive: Prince & Lady Gaga May Contribute New Songs To Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • October 14, 2012 3:04 PM
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Eyebrows were raised when "The Great Gatsby" was removed from its late-December release, rescheduled for next spring. The Baz Luhrmann picture was just one of many Warner Bros. films possibly angling for Oscar nominations, but with a crowded slate, and the difficulty in securing a large percentage of 3D screens, it seemed doubtful that the F. Scott Fitzgerald would be a Christmas gift to viewers. But could it be that, with a new May 10, 2013 date, Luhrmann's film is using that time to spruce up the soundtrack?

NYFF Review: Promising Alcoholism Drama ‘Flight’ Often Hits Rock Bottom

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • October 14, 2012 2:35 PM
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After 12 years immersed (lost?) in the world of motion-capture, Robert Zemeckis re-emerges into live-action filmmaking for “Flight,” an engaging and initially very promising drama about alcoholism, redemption and forgiveness that grows uneven and long winded as it progresses, clocking in just under 2 hours and 20 minutes. Featuring a thrilling and terrifying opening, plus potent and moving elements of a conventional but admirable morality drama, “Flight" is often undone by its very unsubtle choices and its problematic and strained last act.

Remakes! First Image From 'Evil Dead' & International Poster For 'Carrie' Arrive

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 13, 2012 8:00 PM
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Every year brings with it a handful of remakes, but in 2013 horror fans will see two classics of the genre get a redo. Will they live up to their predecessors and stand out on their own? Time will tell, but until then, here are a couple of new looks.

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