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R.I.P. Nagisa Oshima (1932-2013)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 15, 2013 10:14 AM
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An award-winning provocateur who challenged censors but found a devoted following, Japanese director Nagisa Oshima has sadly passed away at the age of 80.

Warner Bros. Looks To Transform Homer's 'The Odyssey' Into Space Epic

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • January 15, 2013 9:41 AM
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With “Star Wars” now born again into either a wellspring of creative repair or a dismal continuation of recent mediocrity, studios are taking the time to cloud the sci-fi genre periphery with their similarly fantastical projects. As such, what better time to usher in a prime addition to that mix-and-match development style, as Warner Bros aims to revitalize Homer's text with a new space “Odyssey.”

'Jack Reacher' Needs Asian Audiences To Show Up For Sequel To Be A Possibility

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • January 15, 2013 9:24 AM
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Long assumed the secret weapon for any big-budget film's distribution wing on account of its enormous profit, the international roll-out is one aspect that permits a second chance to disappointing domestic results. Now that the holidays have come and gone, a number of films are realizing this very fact, and at the top of the list is Paramount as they wait to see if author Lee Child's series of books continues on in film form.

Anne Hathaway To Reportedly Star In Contemporary Adaptation Of 'Taming Of The Shrew'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 15, 2013 9:00 AM
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With stellar supporting turns last year in “The Dark Knight Rises” and “Les Miserables,” and a Golden Globe win for the latter this past weekend, it’s safe to say that Anne Hathaway has gained some considerable clout. The Wrap is reporting that the Oscar nominee has already lined up her next project, a starring role in an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew.”

Bradley Cooper To Star In Period Spy Thriller 'Dark Invasion'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 14, 2013 8:22 PM
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As the newest Oscar driven TV spot for "Silver Linings Playbook" reveals, Bradley Cooper is part of the historic cast of David O. Russell's latest who are the first ensemble in over thirty years to get nominated in every category. And to be certain, the calls are keep coming for the actor, and one of the first post-nomination rings has arrived from Warner Bros.

'Ben-Hur' Getting A Reboot, Will Feature More Jesus Christ

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 14, 2013 7:04 PM
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New year, same old Hollywood. We're officially two weeks into 2013, and the first stomach churning reboot news has surfaced. William Wyler's 11 Oscar winning "Ben-Hur" (tied with "Titanic" and "The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King" as the only film to accomplish that feat) is now getting a reboot. Why? Mostly because they can.
More: MGM, Ben-Hur

'The Master' Blu-ray To Feature 20 Minutes Of Deleted Scenes, John Huston's 'Let There Be Light,' New Short Film & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 14, 2013 6:36 PM
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As Paul Thomas Anderson's latest "The Master" gears up for Oscar next month, with its leading trio of actors -- Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams --  all nominated, fans and newcomers alike will get a chance to revisit the film all over again as it hits DVD and Blu-ray. And there will plenty of extras to dig into.

Watch: U.S. Trailer For Mark Webber's 'The End Of Love' Co-Starring Shannyn Sossaman, Amanda Seyfried & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 14, 2013 6:07 PM
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Mark Webber is not only a solid actor traversing both indie and mainstream worlds ("Broken Flowers," "The Hottest State," "Dear Wendy," "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World"), but he has also found his own voice and bloomed into a interesting writer/director in recent years. He released his debut "Explicit Ills" in 2009, and his sophomore directorial effort, "The End of Love" feels like another personal and intimate work. It also features a meta aspect at its core: he stars as an actor named Mark alongside his real-life, then-two-year-old son Issac

Watch: 3 Behind-The-Scenes Featurettes For Wong Kar-Wai's 'The Grandmaster'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • January 14, 2013 4:56 PM
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The first word on Wong Kar-wai’s “The Grandmaster” was largely positive after it debuted in Hong Kong and China last week. The film, which stars Tony Leung, Ziyi Zhang and Chen Chang, tells the story of the famed martial arts master Ip Man who trained Bruce Lee, and is set to play at the Berlin Film Festival next month.

Contest: Win Blu-Ray Copies Of The Oscar Winning 1953 'Titanic' Starring Barbara Stanwyck

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 14, 2013 4:26 PM
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There are few events that have captivated filmmakers more than the tragic story of the Titanic. Of course, we all know James Cameron's monumental film, but there were many iterations of the tale before that, including Jean Negulesco's 1953 classic starring Barbara Stanwyck and Clifton Webb. And this week, it hits shelves restored to high-def, Blu-ray ready glory and and we've got a couple of copies for some lucky readers.

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