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Watch: Trailer For Jon Kasdan's Teen-Virgin Romantic Comedy 'The First Time'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • October 4, 2012 10:39 AM
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If there’s one genre that will never go out of style, it’s the coming-of-age film. On the heels of the theatrical release of “The Perks Of Being A Wallflower” -- which we greatly enjoyed -- is a trailer for the upcoming Sundance-tipped and Jon Kasdan-helmed film “The First Time.”

All 13 Episodes Of David Fincher's 'House Of Cards' To Hit Netflix On February 1st

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 4, 2012 10:20 AM
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After a flurry of activity, with four films in five years (having taken the previous fifteen years to make his first five movies) between 2007's "Zodiac" and 2011's "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo," David Fincher hasn't been in a rush to pick his next movie. There's a number of possibilities in the mix -- among them the 'Dragon Tattoo' sequel "The Girl Who Played With Fire," and the long-gestating "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea" -- but none have, publicly at least, made great strides towards production, so we're unlikely to see a new film from the director until the middle of 2014 at the earliest.

Poster Roundup: New One Sheets For 'Great Expectations,' 'Holy Motors' & 'Like Someone In Love'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 4, 2012 9:38 AM
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Temperatures dipping everywhere mean at least two things for the cinema: arthouse and adaptation releases are gearing up for their end-of-year showcases, and this year is certainly no slouch when it comes to high-profile directors advertising their latest creations.

Warner Bros. Converting Classic 'The Wizard Of Oz' To 3D For Yet Another Home Video Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 4, 2012 9:19 AM
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If there is one thing that the Warner Bros. home video division is great at, it's constantly releasing the same movies over and over and over again (note to Warner Archive -- you are the exception, you guys rule). It seems every few years, "Casablanca" gets put through another anniversary release or restoration with another box set or deluxe edition. Meanwhile, did you know that WB quietly snuck Orson Welles' long-awaited "The Magnificent Ambersons" onto shelves earlier this year in a barebones version with zero extras? Despite promising for years that it would get an extras-laden treatment? Face it, Bogart moves more units that Welles. And while we understand there will always be an audience for consumers who want a classic movie in their collection without having to think about it or even watch it, WB's next move is truly egregious.

Guillermo del Toro Says 'Hulk' TV Series Still Needs A Writer, 'Frankenstein' Back On At Universal

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 4, 2012 8:58 AM
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This past summer, when Guillermo del Toro announced that the similarities between “Prometheus” and his long-gestating “At The Mountains of Madness” had effectively shuttered the project, among the cries of outrage there exists one positive: it allows the director to move on to his other thousand projects waiting in the wings.

Watch: Presidential Debate Presents Fiery, Much More Promising Extended TV Spot For 'Lincoln'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 3, 2012 11:15 PM
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Now, this is more like it. While the DreamWorks marketing team continues to try to get a handle on how to present Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" (memo: those live tech talks on faded social networks aren't working), they definitely nailed it with this new extended TV spot (which is essentially a new trailer) for the film.

Watch: Operatic & Eerie Teaser Trailer For Rob Zombie's 'Lords Of Salem'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 3, 2012 10:00 PM
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While the horror genre has never been healthier, oddly enough, there are few distinct voices in the genre. But one person who has firmly left his imprint is filmmaker and musician Rob Zombie. Since arriving on the scene in 2003 with "House Of 1000 Corpses," over the next (near) decade, Zombie has staked out his territory as a director with uncompromising vision, even if the results don't always work. And his latest is another entry into a filmography that shows no signs holding back or taming things down.

Jack Black & Richard Linklater May Collaborate Again On A Bowling Movie; 'Before Midnight' Looking At An Early 2013 Festival Premiere

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • October 3, 2012 7:52 PM
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Screeners have gone out and filmmaker Richard Linklater ("Dazed & Confused") and Jack Black are already campaigning for their surprise indie hit "Bernie," which hit theaters earlier this year and collected a cool $9.2 million with its widest release being 332 theaters. A big player on VOD as well, "Bernie" was a major hit for Millennium Entertainment this year. So while doing the low-key rounds in New York at an awards party for the dark comedy, the L.A. Times caught up with both the director and star.

Drugs, Dysfunction & Family: Bradley Cooper & Jennifer Lawrence Discuss Their Depression Meds In 'Silver Linings Playbook'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 3, 2012 6:25 PM
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Misery loves company and in the case of "Silver Linings Playbook," the new Weinstein Company comedy, dysfunctional fuck-ups seem to travel in packs as well. Directed by David O. Russell ("The Fighter") and an adaptation of Matthew Quick's novel of the same name, "Silver Linings Playbook" centers on a former teacher who moves back in with his parents after a stint in a mental institution. Things get more challenging when the teacher, Pat (Bradley Cooper), meets a mysterious girl (Jennifer Lawrence) with deep-rooted problems of her own that may be even more messed up than his own. Their mutual issues seem to be the myriad depression medication they've both been on which you can see in this new clip.

New Pics From 'Seven Psychopaths' Plus Behind-The-Scenes Featurette

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 3, 2012 5:40 PM
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After more than forty images and three TV spots debuted for "Seven Psychopaths" last week, you would think that were wouldn't be much left to show from the movie without feeling like you've seen the whole thing already. But for those who just can't wait until next week, a few more peeks have arrived.

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