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Jeff Goldbum Says His 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Character A Cross Between Sigmund Freud & Jack Benny

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • December 12, 2012 11:02 AM
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We really don’t get to see enough of Jeff Goldblum any more. The actor’s last three big-screen appearances were in small roles, in “Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie,” “Morning Glory” and “The Switch,” and that’s just not enough to help sate our Goldblum cravings. That’s why we’re looking forward as much as we are to seeing Goldblum let loose in Wes Anderson’s next movie, “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” He’ll line up alongside regular Anderson collaborators Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman and Owen Wilson, as well as some Anderson newbs in Jude Law, Ralph Fiennes and Saorise Ronan.

Michael Shannon & Samantha Morton Join 'The Harvest' For 'Wild Things' Director John McNaughton

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 12, 2012 10:43 AM
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The year was 1998, and the movie was "Wild Things." The trashy sexploitation movie wasn't exactly the best reviewed film of the year, but thanks to some girl-on-girl action, a menage a trois and enough double entendres for a singles mixer, it became a cult favorite, spawning a number of direct-to-DVD sequels. So why has director John McNaughton not made any features since 2001's forgotten comedy "Speaking Of Sex"? (Maybe we just answered our own question). While his return behind the camera won't be heralded with the same acclaim or anticipation as Lynne Ramsay's or Terrence Malick's, at least two excellent actors are eager to see if he's still got it.

Watch: Sean Penn & Josh Brolin Square Off in New 'Gangster Squad' TV Spot, Plus Featurette & Stylish B&W Cast Photos

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • December 12, 2012 10:25 AM
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Having taken the low-key route through reshoots, delays, and retooled marketing, Ruben Fleischer's period actioner “Gangster Squad” has come roaring back to life in the last few months, dropping an action-packed trailer, posters, and a fitting soundtrack to match. Eager to make up for lost time, that push now continues with a new featurette, TV spot, and image gallery to beckon audiences back to 1940s Los Angeles.

Watch: Dwarves Sing "Misty Mountain" In New Clip From 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 12, 2012 10:00 AM
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Starting tomorrow night, audiences around the world will be taking a trip back to Middle Earth with "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." It will be coming packed to the gills with 48fps, 3D, CGI, action, adventure, comedy, drama and....singing. Yep, the songs are back too, and before you test your bladder this weekend, you can get a sneak peek of one of the movie's tunes below.

We Almost Got A Rolling Stones Concert Movie Written By Judd Apatow & Ben Stiller

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 12, 2012 9:37 AM
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Of all the relationships that Judd Apatow has forged in his career, one of the most enduring personally and professionally has been with Ben Stiller. He was a writer on "The Ben Stiller Show," and as both their stars began to rise, they found space to work together time and again, with Stiller memorably popping up in everything from "Freaks & Geeks" to "Anchorman," while Apatow produced "The Cable Guy," which starred and was directed by the comic actor. But perhaps their most interesting time together was on something that never came to pass.

A Plot Summary For Wally Pfister's 'Transcendence' Leaks With Terrorists, Self Aware Computers & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 11, 2012 6:27 PM
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So, last month when The Wrap dropped some details on the plot of Wally Pfister's secretive, Christopher Nolan produced "Transcendence," it turned out some of it was a bit off. But now they've actually grabbed a script and talked so producers, so this should be legit. And lest you were concerned that this might just be another ordinary day at the multiplex sci-fi ballpark, you would be mistaken.

Joel Edgerton Joins Lynne Ramsay's Western 'Jane Got A Gun' With Michael Fassbender & Natalie Portman

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 11, 2012 6:00 PM
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This project already had us at "a Lynne Ramsay western." Toss in Natalie Portman and Michael Fassbender, and damn, just tell us when its ready. But it seems the good news just keeps on coming for "Jane Got A Gun."

Watch: Spend 7 Minutes In The 'Promised Land' With Matt Damon & John Krasinski

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 11, 2012 5:47 PM
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In case you forgot, "Zero Dark Thirty" isn't the only topical drama hitting theaters this month. Right before everyone gets wasted on New Year's Eve, "Promised Land" will hit theaters, a drama set against the backdrop of a tumbling economy, and the promise of financial gains through the controversial method of extracting natural gas known as fracking. It will be the last awards season player to hit theaters, but before it comes out near you, seven clips have arrived to give you a taste.

Michelle Williams Reportedly In Talks For Romantic Thriller 'The Double Hour' For Director Joshua Marston

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 11, 2012 5:22 PM
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So, this is why we love Michelle Williams. While the three-time Oscar nominated actress could easily sit back and ride the studio driven tentpole gravy train (and yes, she's starring in next year's "Oz The Great And Powerful," but girl's gotta eat), more than often than not, she chooses interesting stories and filmmakers, with characters that are often compelling and complex. And this is true for what may be on one of her upcoming efforts.

Time Magazine Names Michael Haneke's 'Amour' The Best Film Of 2012

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 11, 2012 4:35 PM
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While "Zero Dark Thirty" seems to be the movie to beat at the moment, another picture is slowly gaining momentum. The punishing yet beautiful "Amour" is not only poised to be a major player in the Foreign Language category at the Oscars, but many think it could sneak into the Best Picture race as well. And indeed, Time magazine seems to be in love in with it.

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