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Steven Soderbergh's 'Side Effects' Makes A Prescription With A New Poster

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 11, 2012 1:00 PM
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There is still a lot more to come in 2013, but so far the prize for best poster goes to Steven Soderbergh's "Side Effects." The latest one sheet for the psychological thriller is a pretty solid little piece of work that gets the point across without resorting to putting a bunch of big heads in a pill bottle (or something equally obvious and terrible). No surprise then it comes from Neil Kellerhouse, the man behind memorable one sheets for "The Social Network," "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo," "Haywire," and many, many more.

Excellent, Operatic New Trailer For 'Man Of Steel' Flies Online

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 11, 2012 12:14 PM
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"Superman is a completely different character than Batman. So you can't in any way use the same template. But David Goyer had this, I thought, brilliant way to make Superman relatable and relevant for his audience," executive producer Christopher Nolan recently told us. "Zack [Snyder] has built on that and I think it's incredible what he's putting together." And after seeing this? We totally agree.

Darren Aronofsky Confirms Clint Mansell Is Scoring 'Noah,' Discusses Their Working Relationship

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 11, 2012 12:04 PM
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Considering composer Clint Mansell has worked with Darren Aronofsky on all of the director's films to date, it's not a big shock that they will be working together once again. But still, it's nice to get some confirmation, and indeed, during a masterclass at the Marrakech Film Festival (you can read all the highlights right here) Aronofsky confirmed that Mansell will be back for his Bible epic "Noah." But perhaps most revealing is Aronofsky's description of their working relationship.

Watch: Jason Schwartzman Reteams With Roman Coppola For Short Film 'Die Again, Undead One'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 11, 2012 11:40 AM
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Jason Schwartzman and Roman Coppola are family (they're cousins), so they are never more than a phone call away. But even if they weren't related, we imagine they would have found each other anyway. The duo have forged a relationship that has seen them work together in many capacities -- co-writers, actor/director and more -- and they're clearly on the save wavelength. So, when Coppola made his debut feature, "CQ," it's not a shock that he called Schwartzman for a role. When over a decade later he made his sophomore effort, "A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III," he called Schwartzman again. And now, for the short film "Die Again, Undead One," the pair are once again back together.

Darren Aronofsky Says 'The Fountain' Was Too Expensive, Talks Connecting 'Noah' With Modern Audiences & More

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • December 11, 2012 11:18 AM
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One of the most predictably oversubscribed events at the Marrakech International Film Festival this year was Darren Aronofsky’s masterclass. Lasting nearly two hours, however, and delivering a retrospective spin through the five feature films that make up his back catalog, as well as a few nuggets about the forthcoming “Noah,” it actually most caught fire when the proceedings were opened up to the audience. In this section, Aronsofky was at his most forthcoming and engaged, happy to share his expertise with the many film students who got questions in, and passionate in his encouragement of young local filmmakers.

Watch: James McAvoy & Mark Strong Trade Bullets In Trailer & Clip For 'Welcome To The Punch'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 11, 2012 11:00 AM
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Looking for the next candidate to fit into that British-indie-director-who-goes-A-list-Hollywood category? Someone to follow in the footsteps of Christopher Nolan, Rupert Wyatt, and "The Disappearance Of Alice Creed" director J. Blakeson? A strong contender is emerging in the shape of Eran Creevy, who made a storming debut with the microbudget "Shifty" a few years ago, a low-key drama that featured top-notch performances from Daniel Mays and Riz Ahmed, and oodles of filmmaking talent behind the camera.

Terence Stamp Talks Destiny, Vanity & His Thoughts On Michael Shannon Playing General Zod In 'Man Of Steel'

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • December 11, 2012 10:05 AM
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One of the most whimsical and enjoyable interviews of our time at the Marrakech International Film Festival came courtesy of iconic British actor Sir Terence Stamp (“Superman II,” “Far from the Madding Crowd,” “The Limey,” among many others), who was in town to present his latest film “Song for Marion” (our review from TIFF is here), in which he stars with fellow Marrakech jury member Gemma Arterton and Vanessa Redgrave. Stamp’s career stretches back to the early ‘60s, when his otherworldly handsomeness saw him teamed, professionally and romantically, with some of the most beautiful women of the age. And in recent times, he's become a reliable presence in Hollywood, ranging from “Yes Man” to “Get Smart” from “Wanted” to “The Adjustment Bureau."

Watch: Promising Teaser Trailer For Ken Watanabe's Japanese Language 'Unforgiven' Remake

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • December 11, 2012 9:36 AM
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While many in the online film community are quick to bemoan any announcements of remakes, not an eye was batted when it was announced earlier this year that Clint Eastwood’s seminal 1992 western “Unforgiven” would be remade into a Japanese-language film set in 1880s Japan. That’s probably largely due to both the long and storied history of Akira Kurosawa’s samurai films being refashioned into Westerns and the inspired choice to swap out the archetypical gunslinger for the lone samurai. And the trailer that dropped yesterday (via Twitch) shows just how malleable that story of an aging killer attempting to reform is.

Another Writer Will Try To Pen A Script For That 'Salt' Sequel We All Desperately Want

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • December 11, 2012 9:25 AM
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It’s okay everybody, Columbia has listened to your wishes and are hard at work developing a worthy sequel to 2010’s Angelina Jolie-starring “Salt.” What’s that? You’re not interested in seeing the further adventures of Evelyn Salt? Well, since the original made nearly $300 million worldwide, you’re going to see a sequel anyway. THR is reporting that the studio has a new writer who is being tapped to take over the scripting duties from Kurt Wimmer, who was hired last year.
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Quentin Tarantino Admits 'Kill Bill 3' Will Probably Never Happen Plus Watch His Interview With Scott Foundas

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 11, 2012 8:59 AM
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Quentin Tarantino loves to talk, and now on the press rounds for "Django Unchained," he's doing a lot of it. One of his favorite subjects is the movies he would like to make, and it was only a few days ago that he was once again talking up a '30s gangster picture, and perhaps even more westerns based on the subject of slavery. And one movie he's been stoking the fires of for years is "Kill Bill 3," a picture he's been talking about ever since the first two entries hit nearly a decade ago. But now he's admitting that the movie is probably not one that will get made.

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