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Joe Dante Talks Making 'The Hole' & Updates Status On Future Films 'Monster Love,' 'Paris, I'll Kill You' & More

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • September 28, 2012 3:59 PM
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It’s been awhile since we’ve seen a feature film by director Joe Dante, but he certainly hasn't been forgotten. The cult around his films from "Gremlins" to “Explorers” or even 1993’s criminally marginalized “Matinee” (featuring one of John Goodman’s best performances to date), continues to loom large, and that certainly helps make way for a welcome return with his latest feature “The Hole,” a flick that chronicles the darkness looming inside an abandoned hole in the middle of a basement, and the three suburban kids who stumble upon it.

Marc Webb Confirmed To Direct 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' (Andrew Garfield Will Return Too, Duh)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 28, 2012 3:24 PM
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There were rumblings all summer that Marc Webb wouldn't return to direct the sequel to "The Amazing Spider-Man" for a variety of reasons ranging from the reportedly slightly troubled post-production, which saw a lot of material get snipped, to contractual obligations at Fox getting in the way, and more chatter that he would have to sign his soul over to Sony. But whatever transpired, the studio has faith in the helmer as they have announced he is officially back on board to helm "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." And oh yeah, Andrew Garfield is back as Peter Parker as well, because, duh.

She's My Friend With A Capital F: Watch The New 'Silver Linings Playbook' Trailer

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 28, 2012 3:07 PM
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David O. Russell has come a long way. "I Heart Huckabees" wasn't much of a hit in 2004, and its difficult production (culminating in a notorious viral video with Lily Tomlin) went widely public. His following picture, "Nailed," still remains on a shelf (it was abandoned when financial problems shut the film down before it was complete), and the filmmaker struggled to mount several projects, but none came to fruition. This all changed in 2010 with "The Fighter," which scored seven Oscar nominations in 2011 including Best Picture and Best Director.

Brit Marling & Wes Bentley Join Terrence Malick-Produced Lincoln Biopic 'The Green Blade Rises'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 28, 2012 2:41 PM
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It seems the Terrence Malick news train just can't be stopped today. Following reports that "Badlands" is headed to The Criterion Collection and "To The Wonder" has finally been picked up for U.S. distribution by Magnolia, now a movie that the very busy auteur is producing has added two very notable names to the cast.

Natalie Portman Circling Former Darren Aronofsky Project 'Jackie'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 28, 2012 2:19 PM
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Can Natalie Portman get screenwriter Noah Oppenheim's "Jackie" moving again? The Jackie Onassis project certainly hasn't been lacking in top-tier talent trying to bring it to life. Way back in 2010, it was reported that Steven Spielberg was shopping the film as something he would produce, with HBO considering it, but that never came to pass. Then not long after Darren Aronofsky and Rachel Weisz attached themselves as director and star for the film as he was in post on "Black Swan." But their relationship dissolved, as did that incarnation of the movie, with both of them moving on, but now one of the stars of the ballet thriller might take a crack at it.

A Few New Pics Of Kristen Stewart & Sam Riley In 'On The Road'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 28, 2012 1:47 PM
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While the Kristen Stewart scandal or whatever from this summer seems to be fading, with rumors that she is back with Robert Pattinson, whether she's ready or not, the actress will be back in the spotlight this fall. Of course, there's "Twilight: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2" giving Twihards one last cinematic orgasm before the franchise fades from view, but for those with a more discerning movie palate, Stewart will also be appearing in Walter Salles' long awaited "On The Road."

Daniel Craig Boxes, Javier Bardem Plays Dress Up In New Pics From 'Skyfall'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 28, 2012 1:24 PM
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Can you tell that "Skyfall" is opening (overseas) in about four weeks? We'd reckon that another trailer is likely just around the corner -- probably on or around James Bond Day on October 5th -- but until then, we have some new pics that offer up eye candy for both the dudes and ladies.

Watch: Liam Neeson Disappears In Yet Another Clip From 'Taken 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 28, 2012 12:39 PM
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In the never ending quest by 20th Century Fox's marketing department to show audiences the entire movie in clip format before it opens, yet another snippet from "Taken 2" has landed, featuring another glimpse of an action scene.

Watch: Ridley Scott Explains How 'The Social Network' Helped Him Decide To Shoot 'Prometheus' On RED

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 28, 2012 12:18 PM
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With the artwork and extras finally locked down for the upcoming Blu-Ray release of "Prometheus," one little tidbit of info you likely won't find on the upcoming release is an explanation on why Ridley Scott chose to shoot on RED.

Brian De Palma's 'Passion' Goes To Entertainment One, Not IFC Films; 2013 Release Planned

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 28, 2012 11:31 AM
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Well, whatever was going on during the negotiations with IFC Films, it appears Brian De Palma's latest won't be landing the arthouse veterans. But instead, the movie will hit screens with another distributor who is continuing to make a stronger stamp on the theatrical marketplace.

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