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Shia LaBeouf & Evan Rachel Wood Are Just Another Brick In The Wall In New 'Charlie Countryman' Image

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 21, 2013 4:37 PM
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While first few days of the Sundance Film Festival have seen plenty of hot titles unspool -- "Stoker," "Prince Avalanche," "The East," "Don Jon's Addiction," "Before Midnight," "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" and more -- there is still a lot more to come, and tonight Park City will host the World Premiere of "The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman" and a new image has arrived before it unspools.

Joaquin Phoenix Gives Props To Up-And-Coming Actor Daniel Day-Lewis

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 21, 2013 4:03 PM
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Joaquin Phoenix didn't exactly start off the awards season on the right foot, however, he's certainly beloved, his performance in "The Master" is titanic stuff, and he was still rewarded by his peers with an Oscar nomination for Paul Thomas Anderson's film. And while we'll leave it to the prognosticators to determine his chances against Daniel Day-Lewis in "Lincoln," Phoenix has already come out on top in one competition.

Watch: Clips From Sundance Films 'Sweetwater' With Ed Harris & January Jones & Disney World-Set 'Escape From Tomorrow'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • January 21, 2013 3:37 PM
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In case you hadn’t noticed, Sundance is up and running, and that means as well as getting to hear about all of the cool movies that all of those lucky writers up in Park City are getting to see, you also get to see the odd clip from some of the festival’s new movies. Well, that’s exactly what we’ve got for you here, with a clip a piece from two of the most buzzed about films coming out of the fest so far.

Relativity Media Breaks Records Acquiring Joseph Gordon-Levitt's 'Don Jon's Addiction' For Summer Release

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 21, 2013 3:19 PM
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Now that the acquisitions floodgates are open, the buys keep piling up like it's Black Friday in studio shopping baskets, and this afternoon has brought news of the biggest deal yet at the festival, with Variety the first trade to report that Relativity Media are set to put down a what may be a record-breaking sum for "Don Jon's Addiction," the raunchy comedy that marks the directorial debut of Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The film also stars the "Looper" actor as a modern-day New Jersey Casanova, who's unable to form real relationships with women due to his porn addiction, but begins to soften up after meeting two women, a younger girl (Scarlett Johansson) and an older classmate (Julianne Moore), and we'd picked it out as one of the films likely to spark off a bidding war.

Poster Artist Drew Struzan Has Been Asked By Disney To Return To Design New 'Star Wars' Posters

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 21, 2013 2:08 PM
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Even if you don't know the name Drew Struzan, you know his work. The famed poster artist has put his talents to franchises like "Indiana Jones," "Back To The Future," "Jurassic Park," "Harry Potter" and iconic films like "Blade Runner," "E.T." and much more. But perhaps his most enduring and recognizable work comes from "Star Wars," and his designs for three of the six films to date. And it looks like Disney wants to ensure the next bach of films continue that visual tradition.

First Official Look At Jim Carrey & Aaron Taylor-Johnson In 'Kick-Ass 2'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • January 21, 2013 1:43 PM
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It seemed like it was talked about forever and destined never to be made, but that all changed last year, and now we’re mere months away from “Kick-Ass 2” hitting theaters. Aaron Taylor-Johnson returns as the eponymous not-so-super superhero, as well as Chloe Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (whose Red Mist has upgraded to become The Mother Fucker). Matthew Vaughn has been replaced in the director’s chair by “Never Back Down” helmer Jeff Wadlow, while the latest additions to the cast include Donald Faison, Lindy Booth, John Leguizamo and newcomer Olga Kurkulina as the indomitable Mother Russia.

We Don't Care How Rich You Are: Chilling First Trailer For 'The East' With Brit Marling, Ellen Page & Alexander Skarsgard

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 21, 2013 1:14 PM
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Cults, rituals and underground movements were explored in Zal Batmanglij's unjustly overlooked "Sound Of My Voice," and this year he returns to the Sundance Film Festival with collaborator Brit Marling for "The East," another picture exploring those similar themes. And following its premiere in Park City over the weekend, Fox Searchlight is using the buzz to drop the first teaser trailer for what looks like an equally gripping experience.

Watch: New Red Band Preview For Anthology Comedy 'Movie 43'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 21, 2013 12:48 PM
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You might think that a saucy, raunchy, R-rated comedy featuring a smattering of talent like Elizabeth Banks, Kristen Bell, Halle Berry, Kate Bosworth, Gerard Butler, Bobby Cannavale, Common, Kieran Culkin, Josh Duhamel, Anna Faris, Richard Gere, Terrence Howard, Hugh Jackman, Greg Kinnear, Johnny Knoxville, Justin Long, Stephen Merchant, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloë Grace Moretz, Chris Pratt, Dennis Quaid, Liev Schreiber, Seann William Scott, Emma Stone, Jason Sudeikis, Uma Thurman, Naomi Watts, Kate Winslet and more might be more worthy of a bigger weekend than the late January dumping ground. But of course, any movie featuring that cast will have us curious, so here we are....
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R.I.P. Director Michael Winner (1935-2013)

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 21, 2013 12:19 PM
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Sad news arrived today with the announcement that filmmaker and writer Michael Winner has passed away at the age of 77. The director was best known for his work on the "Death Wish" series, helming the first three movies in the vigilante series, as well as other films including actioner "The Mechanic" and horror film "The Sentinel." He'd been suffering from a disease of the liver for some time, and had been given eighteen months to live last year.

Listen: Preview Marco Beltrami's 'A Good Day To Die Hard' Score Plus Go Big Or Go Home With New Promo

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 21, 2013 11:36 AM
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While "A Good Day To Die Hard" marks the return of the R-rating to the series, in an otherwise pretty generic looking movie thus far, some of the elements from its predecessor "Live Free Or Die Hard" are also carrying over. Of course, there's Bruce Willis, but also returning is composer Marco Beltrami who has tuned up the lastest adventures of John McClane.

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