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Watch: New Sigur Ros Video Starring John Hawkes & Elle Fanning, Directed By Floria Sigismondi

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 10, 2012 10:16 AM
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So Sigur Ros' latest album Valtari came out last spring and they've used it as an opportunity to corral a number of artists and directors to helm videos for each song on the album. While none will likely top Shia LaBeouf's wang-bearing work in "Fjogur Piano," the Icelandic post-rock group is still attracting big talent to what they have dubbed their "Mystery Film Experiment."

Watch: Hugh Jackman & Russell Crowe Sing "The Confrontation" From 'Les Miserables' Live In A Pub

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 10, 2012 9:57 AM
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Oh, so Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe got togther at Joe's Pub and belted out a tune from "Les Miserables"? It's just another Saturday night in New York City. And while the upcoming film has already screened for critics, for audiences awaiting the big screen musical, this is a nice tease to hold them over until Christmas Day.

Dwayne Johnson Flexes In New Posters Michael Bay's 'Pain & Gain' & 'GI Joe: Retaliation'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • December 10, 2012 9:45 AM
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After making his big screen debut in the dismal “The Mummy Returns,” few thought that pro-wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was long for the acting world but the one-two punch of “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” and “Fast Five” last year -- which both saw more box office success than their predecessors -- has solidified himself as the latest action star. This year sees him in two high-profile projects and posters for the films have dropped.

"We're Going To Have To Sort This One Out": Terry Gilliam Says He Has Sent A Letter To Johnny Depp About 'Don Quixote'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 10, 2012 9:17 AM
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Uh oh, is the bromance between Johnny Depp and Terry Gilliam fracturing? The pair who teamed on "Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas" and "The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus" (with the actor stepping in along with Jude Law and Colin Farrell when Heath Ledger passed away during production) have famously been trying to mount "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" for years, after the initial attempt was beset by all variety of disasters, chronicled in the documentary "Lost In La Mancha." It has pretty much been Gilliam's baby, a movie he's been trying to get back on the horse with for years, but late last week Depp stole his thunder.

Watch: 7 Minutes From 'Promised Land' Starring Matt Damon & John Krasinski

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • December 10, 2012 9:04 AM
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Originally eyed by Matt Damon as his directorial debut, Gus Van Sant eventually took over to helm the Damon and John Krasinski-written “Promised Land.” And about seven minutes of footage has arrived to give folks a generous preview in advance of its release later this month.

Watch: Tom Cruise Is Basically Wall-E In First Trailer For 'Oblivion'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 8, 2012 10:10 AM
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With the hope of cementing his comeback, started with "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol" (we'll kindly overlook "Rock Of Ages"), and looking to be continued with "Jack Reacher," Tom Cruise is turning to a genre he's generally been a stranger to -- science-fiction. Aside from his two films with Steven Spielberg, "Minority Report" and "War Of The Worlds," Cruise has rarely delved into more fantastical territory, but he's currently filming Doug Liman's "All You Need Is Kill," and is circling another script called "Our Name Is Adam." But first up is "Oblivion," and hot on the the heels of a poster, the film's trailer has leaked online overseas.

Josh Trank's 'Fantastic Four' Reboot Gets Spring 2015 Release Date In An Already Superhero Stuffed Year

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 8, 2012 9:52 AM
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This past summer, many wondered if five years between "Spider-Man 3" and "The Amazing Spider-Man" was a big enough space to reboot the superhero franchise. Well, numbers don't lie and with over $750 million worldwide, it seems there were more than enough folks ready for more Peter Parker. That being said, the "Fantastic Four" duo of films aren't as fondly remembered as Sam Raimi's Spidey pictures, and frankly they could reboot it next week for all anyone cares. But it looks like they'll take their time to get it right.

Marrakech '12: Zhang Yimou Talks Working With Christian Bale, The Growing Chinese Box Office & More

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • December 8, 2012 9:23 AM
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Zhang Yimou ("Raise the Red Lantern," "Ju Dou," "Hero," "House of the Flying Daggers") has been making movies in his homeland of China, from within the system, for the past two and a half decades. During this time, he has witnessed, and participated in, the gradual, incremental thawing of Chinese relations with the West, and the partial loosening of the viselike grip of governmental control over film production. Honored with a tribute at the Marrakech International Film Festival, and presenting his newest film "The Flowers of War", Zhang spoke, through two translators (Mandarin-French, French-English) to a small group of journalists about his filmmaking life under a notoriously repressive regime, the themes he revisits, and working with Christian Bale. Here are five highlights from that conversation.

Will Ferrell And Kevin Hart Attached To Star In The Comedy ‘Get Hard’; Warner Bros. May Acquire

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 7, 2012 7:03 PM
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For years, at least in some circles, comedian Kevin Hart was known as the uppity Smart Tech Customer who almost clapped up Jay (Romany Malco) in Judd Apatow's “The 40 Year Old Virgin.” The scene is hilarious, now a classic in some circles (definitely around The Playlist watercooler), and Hart stole the show. The dimunitive comedian (5'2") has since shot up. His 2011 stand-up comedy documentary “Laugh at My Pain” turned Tinstletown heads when it earned $2 million dollars in its first week of limited release. It was one of the most solid per screen averages of the year and the film, produced for only $750,000, eventually grossed $7 million. Clearly there was an audience out there for Kevin Hart that Hollywood was just waking up to.

Quentin Tarantino Says He'd "Like To Do A Couple More" Slavery/Western Films, Talks Up A '30s Gangster Movie Again

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 7, 2012 5:54 PM
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Quentin Tarantino isn't always the most reliable person about the films he says he will make, particularly when it comes to would-be sequels. He's talked up a "Vega Brothers" film (which will likely never see the light of day), a "Kill Bill 3" movie (which may or may not happen), and sequels and/or prequels to "Inglourious Basterds" that sounded like fun ideas at the time, but are likely never going to come to pass (remember all these abandoned projects?). But what Tarantino is very good about (and fairly reliable with) is gazing into the future and projecting what kind of genre he's going to tackle next.

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