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Listen: Adele's "Skyfall" Returns Bond Theme To Classic Territory

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 4, 2012 4:14 PM
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Well, that was inevitable. Not even 007 himself could stop Adele's "Skyfall" from leaking early (it's officially set for a premiere at 7:07 p.m. EST tonight or 0:07 am in the U.K. -- you get the connection, right?) and now that it's arrived via a rogue French radio station (sacre bleu!), it confirms that it's as strong as we had hoped.
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3 More Great Posters For 'Killing Them Softly'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 4, 2012 2:38 PM
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Credit where credit is due: The Weinstein Company is certainly making a push for Andrew Dominik's "Killing Them Softly" that will hopefully result in a solid reception for the film at the box office (and with awards-type folks). And unlike the baffling and dull infographic road they went down with "Lawless" (and are starting to go down with "Django Unchained"), they are instead putting out some killer one sheets for the movie that will certainly get more eyes on them.

'Lincoln' To Get (Not So) Secret Screening At New York Film Festival On Monday

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 4, 2012 1:50 PM
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Well, the cat is now out of the bag. The Twittersphere has been speculating for the past day or so about what the New York Film Festival had up their sleeve for their secret screening on Monday. Last year it was a work-in-progress look at Martin Scorsese's "Hugo," and this year too, organizers were hinting that it would be something not quite finished, that would still be a movie no one else has seen. Would it be "Stoker," footage of which was unspooled last night at the festival's tribute for Nicole Kidman? "Django Unchained" perhaps? Or maybe "Promised Land"? Nope. instead it's going to be one of the big Oscar contenders of the year.

Buzz McCallister From 'Home Alone' Is The Villain In Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 4, 2012 1:31 PM
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Listen, we know it's reductive to diminish an actor to a role he played over twenty years ago (holy fuck, it's been that long? -- we're feeling old...) but if we had said "Devin Ratray" your eyes would have glazed over, and you would have clicked on to something. But yes, Buzz McCallister himself from "Home Alone" will be up to no good in Alexander Payne's "Nebraska."

Bleeps & Bloops: U.K. Trailer For 'Wreck-It-Ralph' Puts A Quarter In & Boots Up

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 4, 2012 1:12 PM
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Could Disney deliver the inventive animated thrill we usually except from Pixar in 2012? It seems the roles between the two have been reversed because while the latter treads water and begins to lean on sequels, the former is bringing something genuinely exciting to the big screen.

See The Big Picture: Trailer For 'Broken City' Starring Mark Wahlberg & Russell Crowe

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 4, 2012 12:46 PM
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So, is this another generic, urban thriller with Mark Wahlberg doing his burned out leading man thing, or something more? The January release date says one thing, the enticing lead turn by Russell Crowe says another, but see for yourself in the first trailer for "Broken City."

Yippie Ki-Yay! Watch The Teaser Trailer For 'A Good Day To Die Hard' Starring Bruce Willis

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 4, 2012 12:24 PM
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With Bruce Willis getting some of the best reviews of his career with "Looper," it seems as good a time as any for the star to return to his most famous role, as John McClane. And right on cue, the first trailer for the fifth installment of the 'Die Hard' franchise, "A Good Day to Die Hard," has arrived online via Yahoo.

Tyler Bates Score For Zack Snyder's 'Dawn Of The Dead' Finally Getting A Release

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • October 4, 2012 12:20 PM
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Despite having scored some low-rent television series and films in the early 2000s, composer Tyler Bates’ career didn’t really kick into high gear until he hooked up with “Man of Steel” director Zack Snyder. Bates has scored four of the director’s films, including: “300,” “Watchmen,” and “Sucker Punch” -- and now he’s constantly sought out by other high-profile genre directors like Rob Zombie and James Gunn. While his previous collaborations with Snyder have yielded lavish physical releases -- including vinyl pressings -- their first film together, the surprisingly good “Dawn of the Dead” remake, hasn’t had any type of release until now.

New York Film Festival Reveals First Sneak Peek At Nicole Kidman In 'Stoker'; Plus New U.K. Trailer Arrives

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • October 4, 2012 11:44 AM
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Surprises have been popping up all over the 50th annual New York Film Festival. Perhaps because it's celebrating an important semi-centennial milestone and its beloved chairman Richard Peña is stepping down after 25 years, NYFF is pulling in several riches this year. There's a surprise secret screening on Monday (which could be Fox Searchlight's "Hitchcock" if our guess work is right) and last night a small teaser was unveiled of a highly anticipated 2013 film: Park Chan-Wook's "Stoker."

Holly Hunter Latest Actor To Join, Probably Get Cut Out Of, Terrence Malick's Next Film

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 4, 2012 11:12 AM
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It took Terrence Malick twenty-five years to make his first three films -- "Badlands," "Days Of Heaven" and "The Thin Red Line." Which makes it all the more extraordinary to see the rate that the director's currently working at: last year's "The Tree Of Life" followed only fifteen months later by (the unfairly derided) "To The Wonder." But even before that film premiered at Venice last month, the reclusive auteur had already wrapped on another film, "Knight Of Cups," and was already underway on yet another, initially titled "Lawless," which will almost certainly have wrapped by the time "To The Wonder" hits U.S. theaters next year.

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