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Ang Lee Now Reading Script For 'Cleopatra' With Angelina Jolie, Says "It Just Feels Right To Me"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 9, 2013 2:41 PM
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One could make the case that Ang Lee is a somewhat underappreciated director, simply because his film choices make him a bit of a chameleon. Where other filmmakers tend to stake their claim to a particular milieu, and don't deviate from it too much, Lee has tried it all. From a gay romance, a Civil War-era western, a Woodstock-set comedy, a churning '70s-set domestic drama, an erotic espionage tale and more, to an epic open-sea adventure in this year's Oscar-contending "Life Of Pi," Lee's career has been marked by variety, and a willingness to challenge himself. And that's not about to change.

Rough Cut Of 'The Grandmaster' Ran 4 Hours, First Review Says It Has "Gorgeous" Martial Arts Sequences

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • January 9, 2013 2:31 PM
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For fans of a certain genre of cinema, Wong Kar Wai’s “The Grandmaster” (the director’s first feature since 2007’s “My Blueberry Nights”) may be one of the most anticipated films of the year. The auteur’s long-gestating biopic of Wing Chun pioneer Ip Man, famous for training Bruce Lee, premiered in Hong Kong over the last few days, and in addition to an early review dropping, some more details about the film have also been revealed.

Exclusive: Edgy, Unnerving Red Band Trailer For Slamdance Entry 'The Dirties'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 9, 2013 1:44 PM
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Throught the years, the Sundance Film Festival and its more irreverant cousin, the Slamdance Film Festival have played host to no shortage of films about adolescents and high school. But we're willing to bet there are few as potentially eye-opening as "The Dirties." Set to premiere at Slamdance in a just a short while, we have the exclusive red band trailer for the film, and it's definitely worth a look.

Harmony Korine's 'Spring Breakers' Gets March 22nd Release Date & Awesome Poster

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 9, 2013 1:13 PM
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Annapurna Pictures has spent the fall being associated with high-falutin', critical-praise-baitin' pictures like "Zero Dark Thirty" and "The Master." But this spring, the production company is unveiling a movie that will likely win zero Oscars, won't be nominated for anything, and will have more conrows and fluorescent bikinis than any movie they'll make...possibly ever. Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers" is coming, and it now has a firm date.

Nicolas Winding Refn Exits 'The Equalizer' With Denzel Washington

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 9, 2013 1:00 PM
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It looks like Nicolas Winding Refn is starting the New Year by wiping the slate clean. "Only God Forgives" is gearing up to arrive this spring, with briefest of teaser trailers landing last weekend. And though he signed up for his first Hollywood movie back in July 2012, it seems Refn has thought things over.

First Look At Katniss & Finnick In 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 9, 2013 11:08 AM
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Strap in, because eleven months of marketing begins now. With "The Hunger Games" earning over $680 million worldwide, launching Jennifer Lawrence into the stratosphere and cementing a new tween brand, Lionsgate want those numbers to keep going up. Which is why with a release date set for November, they're starting to get the word out now on the sequel.

I Found You: New Trailer For 'The Last Exorcism Part 2'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • January 9, 2013 10:39 AM
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Though its title seems to preclude the possibility of further films, the unnecessary sequel to the Eli Roth-produced found-footage horror, “The Last Exorcism Part II,” is set to scare some money out of audiences this March. To date all we’ve seen is a still and a poster, but now the studio has finally released a trailer via Yahoo.

'Hanna' Co-Writer Seth Lochhead To Pen Josh Trank's 'Shadow of Colossus'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • January 9, 2013 10:23 AM
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When word came out early last summer that Sony was going ahead with an adaptation of the video game “Shadow of the Colossus,” it was perplexing to say the least. Many wondered just how they would go about pulling it off. Now THR reports that Seth Lochhead, who co-wrote the Joe Wright film “Hanna,” will be working on the script. “Chronicle” director Josh Trank is still attached to direct.

Tim Robbins & Will Forte Replace Dennis Quaid & Ty Burrell In 'Jackie Brown' Prequel 'The Switch'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • January 9, 2013 10:01 AM
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Hey, remember “The Switch”? That Elmore Leonard adaptation, which is a prequel to “Jackie Brown”? Writer/director Dan Schechter is attached to it. Does any of that ring a bell? Well, if you do remember and have been looking forward to this, rest assured, it’s still happening, albeit with some casting changes.

Tina Fey Lands Russian Role In 'The Muppets 2'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • January 9, 2013 9:39 AM
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Late last year word arrived that none other than Ricky Gervais landed the lead role in the “The Muppets 2” with “Modern Family” star Ty Burrell taking over for Christoph Waltz in one of the other two major parts. At the time it was rumored that the film was “a Euro-caper,” and now THR is reporting that Tina Fey has snagged the female lead role opposite fellow Golden Globe host Gervais.

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