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Maggie Gyllenhaal Joins Michael Fassbender, Domnhall Gleeson & Scoot McNairy In 'Frank'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 28, 2012 2:12 PM
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Well, you can put this on our list of movies we'll be keeping an eye out in 2013. A comedic rock biopic starring Michael Fassbender and two of this year's scene stealers Domnhall Gleeson ("Anna Karenina") and Scoot McNairy ("Killing Them Softly," "Argo")? Yeah, sign us up. And it looks like one more solid name is joining "Frank" as cameras are set to begin rolling soon.

Shocker: Test Footage For 'Hong Kong Phooey' & 'Marvin The Martian' Movies Reveals They Would Be Terrible

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 28, 2012 12:50 PM
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So, in the midst of awards hoopla, here's a bracing reminder of Hollywood at its worst. Studio executives around town have been busy trying to put together movies centered around two cartoon properties: "Hong Kong Phooey," based on a 1970s cartoon no one remembers with Eddie Murphy set to cash a paycheck in the titular voice role, and "Marvin The Martian," a Looney Tunes character we all know and love, who someone seems to think is capable of leading his own movie. Anyway, it appears some test footage has been done and yeah, it's pretty awful.

Watch: Billie Joe Armstrong Pitches A Death Metal-Meets-Belle & Sebastian Side-Project In 'This Is 40' Deleted Scene

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 28, 2012 11:40 AM
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It might be underwhelming a bit at the box office, but it's all about the multiples at this time of year -- think of "We Bought A Zoo," which opened to a disappointing $9 million last Christmas, only to go on to make a healthy $75 million by the time it departed from theaters. So Universal are far from giving up on Judd Apatow's latest, keeping the publicity machine ticking over the holidays, and the studio have released another deleted scene from the movie to lure in those who might have so far been on the fence about the film.

Robert Zemeckis Puts The Kibosh On His 'Yellow Submarine' Remake

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • December 28, 2012 10:24 AM
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With his return to live-action filmmaking a financial and critical success, it seems like Robert Zemeckis isn’t in a hurry to return to the cold and creepy embrace of mo-cap. The “Flight” director was originally set to helm a mo-cap remake of the landmark Beatles animated film “Yellow Submarine” before Disney put the kibosh on the project in the wake of the dismal showing of “Mars Needs Moms” and now hit seems e’s cooled on the idea of ever returning to the project.

Oh Right, It's Because I'm Dead: Watch The First 4 Minutes Of 'Warm Bodies'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • December 28, 2012 9:37 AM
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With a little over a month until the release of the Jonathan Levine-helmed adaptation of “Warm Bodies,” the first four minutes of the zom-rom-com have arrived, courtesy of Fandango.

Watch: Elijah Wood Is A 'Maniac' In First 6 Minutes From Horror Remake

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 28, 2012 9:18 AM
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There is no doubt that an Elijah Wood led remake of the 1980 B-movie, cult horror flick "Maniac" is an enticing prospect. Granted, it's coming from the guy who made the parking lot thriller "P2" and the movie no saw, "Wrong Turn At Tahoe," but Wood getting splattered in blood and carving up some people is certainly a far step away from Frodo. It's just too bad the results seem to be a bit uninspired.
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Fox Honcho Rupert Murdoch Says 'Zero Dark Thirty' May "Inflame Arab World"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 28, 2012 8:56 AM
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Even though "Zero Dark Thirty" is still only in a handful of theaters in New York City and Los Angeles, it seems everyone has an opinion on the movie at this point. The "pro-torture" controversy continues to swirl, though director Kathryn Bigelow has tried to make it clear the interrogation method was included because, well, it's something that was used along the way (United States Secretary Of Defense Leon Panetta has admitted "enhanced interrogation" was used to get intel on Osama Bin Laden). Anyway, the talk around the movie won't end anytime soon, and now Rupert Murdoch is weighing in.

Roger Ebert Names 'Argo' As The Best Movie Of 2012

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 27, 2012 6:16 PM
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While there have been many, many 2012 lists and recaps, the year isn't over until Roger Ebert weighs in with his favorites, and today he's done so, dropping his list of the best movies he saw in 2012. And as usual, it's a mix of more popular choices, with some love shown to smaller, foreign films that might not get the shine otherwise.

Watch: The Movies Of 2012, Another Video Retrospective On The Year In Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 27, 2012 5:49 PM
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We know, there have been a couple of these already, but it's the holidays, the northeast is getting pounded by a snowstorm and you might be looking for something to occupy your time for a few extra minutes, before you rejoin family and friends. So here's another look back on the year in movies, this time in six minutes.

Listen: The Best Part Of 'Les Miserables,' Anne Hathaway's "I Dreamed A Dream" In Full

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 27, 2012 5:04 PM
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Whether you love Tom Hooper's long and loud "Les Miserables," or if you're less enthused (like this writer), most everyone can agree that the highlight, the standout sizzle reel moment, is Anne Hathaway's heartbreaking rendition of "I Dreamed A Dream." As Fantine, her role may not be big, but Hathaway arguably delivers the film's most poignant, wrenching performance, and now you can enjoy it in full.

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