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Explore More 'Moonrise Kingdom': New Illustrated Script & Concept Art Released

  • By Tess Hofmann
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  • January 18, 2013 9:17 AM
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For fans of the characteristically dollhouse-meticulous set design in Wes Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom” come two extras: an illustrated script and an interview with the film’s production designer, Adam Stockhausen, on The New York Times’ The Carpetbagger blog. While the film was snubbed by the Academy in the visual categories, only snagging one nomination for Best Original Screenplay, critics agreed that Anderson again served up a tasty visual treat – so it’s no surprise to see this interest in the film’s ocular appeal.

All The Songs In 'Stoker' Plus New Images Of Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska & Matthew Goode

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • January 18, 2013 9:01 AM
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Although it’s set for limited release later this spring, we’re going to start to see the first reactions to Park Chan-Wook’s English-language debut “Stoker” when it premieres this weekend at the Sundance Film Festival. But if you can't be there, in advance of its world premiere, Hitfix has some exclusive new images from the film.

Ewan McGregor Joins 'Snowtown' Director Justin Kurzel's John Le Carré Adaptation 'Our Kind Of Traitor'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 17, 2013 9:40 PM
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First announced last spring, "The Snowtown Murders" director Justin Kurzel's adaptation of John Le Carré's "Our Kind Of Traitor" has been moving slowly. There was a brief flick of life in November when it was reported that Mads Mikkelsen, Ralph Fiennes and Jessica Chastain were rumored for roles. But now it seems the first actor has come aboard, and it's none of those names.

A Good Day To Sequel Hard: First Trailer For 'Red 2' Pits Bruce Willis Against Helen Mirren

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 17, 2013 8:52 PM
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Okay, we get why there's a sequel to "Red" -- it made just under $200 million worldwide. But seriously, do you remember anything about that movie? Have you been itching for a sequel? In what might be the most unnecessary sequel of 2013 (and yes, that includes "300: Rise Of An Empire"), "Red 2" is coming.

Kate Winslet & Matthias Schoenaerts To Star In Alan Rickman Directed Period Drama 'A Little Chaos'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 17, 2013 8:25 PM
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Persistence pays off it would seem. To date, celebrated actor Alan Rickman only has one feature film directing credit to his name, 1997's "The Winter Guest," and while we've yet to see a sophomore effort, it hasn't been for lack of trying. Rickman has had a couple of projects percolating over the years, but the one that he's stuck with has been "A Little Chaos." It looks like his determination has finally yielded some results, with two great actors on board and a start date in sight.

'Smashed' Director James Ponsoldt Goes Franchise, To Write & Direct YA Adaptation 'Pure'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 17, 2013 7:04 PM
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James Ponsoldt is on a tear right now. A year ago, he was high on the Sundance buzz meter with the alcoholism drama "Smashed," which brought him acclaim and showed audiences a whole new side to lead Mary Elizabeth Winstead. He wasted (ha) no time in getting a follow up going, and he's back in Park City this year with "The Spectacular Now." But even before that film has had a chance to premiere, Ponsoldt has taken the next big career move -- he's getting a YA franchise.

James Franco To Direct & Star In 'Beautiful People,' A Biopic Of '60s Hairstylist Jay Sebring

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 17, 2013 6:45 PM
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Okay, so in addition to having two films at the Sundance Film Festival -- "Kink" which he produced, and "Interior. Leather Bar." which he co-directed -- James Franco is also in post on his Cormac McCarthy adaptation "Child Of God" and the omnibus film "Black Dog, Red Dog." And that's not to mention the stuff that pays his bills, like Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers" and Sam Raimi's "Oz The Great And Powerful" which are coming to theaters later this year. You would think that heading to Park City would allow Franco a moment to breathe, but nah, dude just lined up another project.

Look Out Tom Hanks, Rival JFK Assassination Pic 'Dallas In Wonderland' Also On The Way

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • January 17, 2013 5:44 PM
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As sure as day follows night and night follows day, if there’s a project developing in Hollywood, you can bet that there’s a project elsewhere being developed based on similar subject material. For a few months now we’ve known about the Tom Hanks produced JFK assassination drama, “Parkland,” which already boasts a cast including Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thornton, Jacki Weaver, Marcia Gay Harden and Zac Efron. That film will dramatize the events that occurred at Dallas’ Parkland Hospital on the day President Kennedy was assassinated on November 22nd, 1963. Maybe it’s because the 50th anniversary of that event is fast approaching, but now there’s another film based around the assassination on its way from “Queens of Country” writer-director Ryan Page.

Paul Dano To Play Brian Wilson In Oren Moverman Penned, Atticus Ross Soundscaped 'Love & Mercy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 17, 2013 5:15 PM
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At this point, Paul Dano has accomplished a lot in his still-young career. He's logged time with auteurs like Paul Thomas Anderson and Ang Lee, starred in strong indie comedies like "Little Miss Sunshine" and "Ruby Sparks," gone the blockbuster route with "Cowboys & Aliens" and "Knight And Day," and last year, he dipped his toe into heady sci-fi with Rian Johnson's "Looper." From to drama to romance to comedy, he's done it all (except maybe horror), but now he's tasked with the tremendous responsibility of playing one of music history's most beloved and influential writers and performers.

Watch: Trailer & Clip For '70s Drama 'The Playroom' Starring John Hawkes & Molly Parker

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 17, 2013 4:49 PM
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Here's a reminder, as the Sundance Film Festival gets underway, that not every movie at a festival is going to make it or be remembered. And so it goes for "The Playroom." The film starring John Hawkes and the underrated Molly Parker premiered last spring to not much fanfare at the Tribeca Fim Festival, and even with someone like Hawkes in the cast, it failed to get much traction. And now, just under a year later, it's quite ready to quietly be released and live the rest of its life out in the wild.

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