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David Cronenberg Calls Awards Season Process "Bullshit, Annoying & Problematical"; Weighs In On 48fps

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • January 4, 2013 9:21 AM
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When David Cronenberg talks, it’s obligatory to listen, and when he describes the awards process as “all bullshit” well, quite frankly it’s hard to disagree. Sure, we all have a load of fun watching the awards from the outside but there’s always that nagging feeling that we shouldn’t really be ranking art. Cronenberg was asked by Movieline whether or not it bothered him that “Cosmopolis “isn't being discussed more as a contender" for the Oscars, and here’s what he had to say:

Watch: New Red Band Trailer For 'Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters' Reveals Another Crappy Looking January Movie

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • January 4, 2013 5:40 AM
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Aside from say, "Kill List" "Haywire," to a more lesser, subjective extent "The Grey," good films are not meant to be released in January and 9.999999 times out 10 they are not. It's a dumping ground season for bad romantic comedies that have tested poorly ("Bride Wars"), lame spoof movies ("Meet the Spartans") horror-action dreck ("My Bloody Valentine 3D" and the like), wackjob oddities starring Nicolas Cage ("Season of the Witch") and whatever else needs to be released, but the studio has pretty much zero confidence in other than appealing to those that actively look at a bail-bond business rom-com starring Katherine Heigl and go, "Wow, that looks tremendous." And let's face it, January might be critical death, but it always does decent business at the box-office.

Watch: 'Evil Dead' Remake Scares Up Brand New Red Band Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 3, 2013 9:11 PM
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It takes a lot of balls to announce that your film will be The Most Terrifying Movie You Will Ever Experience. But the folks behind the "Evil Dead" remake are feeling ballsy, because that's the tagline on the poster for their upcoming film. If you're going to talk the talk, you're gonna have to walk the walk, and a new red band trailer has arrived to make the case that this one will leave you shaking.

Watch: Teaser Trailer For 'Metegol,' Animated Foosball Movie from The Director Of 'The Secret In Their Eyes'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 3, 2013 4:48 PM
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If it feels like you've been vaguely hearing about this movie forever, well, you have. First announced way back in the fall of 2010, with early footage leaking last spring, the first proper teaser trailer has arrived for "Metegol," the animated foosball movie you've been waiting for.

'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Shortlist Gets Longer With 'Smallville' Villain Michael Rosenbaum

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 3, 2013 4:17 PM
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Hey, remember the halcyon days of....yesterday....when the the lead role in "Guardians Of The Galaxy" was supposed to be between Jim Sturgess, "Chuck" star Zachary Levi and Joseph Gordon-Levitt? Well, it seems no one actually knows anything, as another name has cropped up in contention to play Peter Quill.

Sacha Baron Cohen Chose 'Les Miserables' Over 'Django Unchained,' Explains What His Small Role Would Have Been

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 3, 2013 3:55 PM
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Most actors would kill to have the kind of "Sophie's Choice" decision Sacha Baron Cohen was faced with about a year ago. Way back in the fall of 2011, it was reported that the comic actor had boarded Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained." But six months later, the actor had dropped out (one of a handful who came and went -- like Kevin Costner, Joseph-Gordon Levitt and Anthony LaPaglia -- as the film's production grew longer and longer). So, what gives? Well, it looks like a meatier role coupled with a tight deadline forced him out.

Mel Gibson Eyed Directing 'Good Will Hunting,' Kevin Smith Turned It Down But Brought It To Miramax

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 3, 2013 3:23 PM
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For those of you already well versed in the history of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's Oscar-winning breakout film "Good Will Hunting," this will be old news. But for everyone else, this will be a couple of interesting bits of "What Could Have Been..."

Brie Larson To Star In Bollywood Musical 'Basmati Blues'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 3, 2013 2:46 PM
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Film financing these days is coming from increasingly diverse and exotic places, from overseas investors to billionaire children of a software mogul (ie. the Ellison brood). And joining the ranks of deep-pocketed kids with an interest in the arts is Jeffrey Soros, the nephew of George Soros, who is now trying his hand at the filmmaking game. With a Bollywood musical...

William Monahan Developing '60s-Set TV Series 'Crime' With Starz

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • January 3, 2013 2:26 PM
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With the disappearance of studio-backed mid-level dramas, many filmmakers have fled to the open arms of cable television. The latest transplant to the small screen is “The Departed” screenwriter William Monahan with the British period-drama “Crime.”

Exclusive: U.S. Trailer For 'Ginger & Rosa' Starring Elle Fanning; Film Now Opens March 15th

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 3, 2013 2:08 PM
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As we've outlined in our Most Anticipated Films Of 2013 Part 1 & Part 2, there are a lot of potentially great films on the horizon across the next twelve months. However, there are also a handful of movies that we've already seen that will be heading to screens in the new year, that we already know will be worth tracking down. And one to mark on your calendar is "Ginger & Rosa."

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