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'Django Unchained' Is The Shortest Long Western Since ‘Rio Bravo’ Plus New Pics & TV Spot

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • December 6, 2012 1:22 PM
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Excited for Quentin Tarantino’s latest? Well, chances are you’ll be even more excited when you find out that “Django Unchained” is the “shortest long Western since 'Rio Bravo' ”…no, we weren’t entirely sure what that meant at first either. Well, for QT it’s definitely a thing, and the man knows his cinema, so who are we to argue? He’d apparently been so busy trimming the film down from over three hours to a final running time of 2 hours 44 minutes (hence it’s shortest long Western tag) that he almost missed the deadline for the first critics screenings, which began on Saturday. Luckily the reaction has been pretty great so far, even if some have been questioning its awards potential.

Exclusive: Poster For The Documentary 'The Perfect Human Diet'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 6, 2012 1:00 PM
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It's the holidays, which means over the next few weeks it's going to be a veritable orgy of feasting at work parties, family get togethers and more, as turkey, chocolate, stuffing, sweets and candy cane ice cream will all be devoured between now and New Year's Eve. But at some point on January 1st we'll awaken, probably hungover, look in the mirror, and wonder where on Earth that spare tire came from and why our pajama bottoms are suddenly tighter. Eating is part of our culture, and sadly, obesity is becoming a part of that as well, but one documentary proposes to have the answer.

Guillermo Del Toro Says 'Crimson Peak' Is A Bronte-Esque "Gothic Romance With Ghosts"

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • December 6, 2012 12:38 PM
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After a torrid few years that have stalled Guillermo del Toro’s involvement with a number of projects, we’re positively ecstatic that things are looking up for one of cinema’s most affable filmmakers. After the well-documented troubles he went through on “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” and with his mooted H.P. Lovecraft adaptation “At the Mountains of Madness,” the director‘s first feature since 2008 will arrive in theatres next July (that’s “Pacific Rim” by the way), and his next few projects seem to be falling into place. Del Toro explained earlier in the week that there was still some hope for “At the Mountains of Madness,” but after he finishes up his work on a TV adaptation of “The Strain,” he’ll be getting to work on “Crimson Peak.”

Grammys: 'The Muppets,' 'The Artist,' 'The Dark Knight Rises,' 'Dragon Tattoo' & More Nominated For Soundtrack & Score

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 6, 2012 11:53 AM
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We haven't paid attention to the Grammys in years, mostly because it's irrelevant, these days we're barely familiar with half the nominees, and the show is usually pure tedium. (Don't even get us started on that Beach Boys tribute thing last year.) But for movie buffs looking to maintain their awards season high, yesterday's announcement of Grammy nominees did bring with it some films that are looking to collect gold from their pals in the music biz.

Watch: Spend 30 Minutes With New Featurettes For 'The Grandmaster' & 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 6, 2012 11:03 AM
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Two highly anticipated movies, one that's delayed (again), and another getting ready to storm theaters in just over a week, so let's get to it...

Editor Lee Smith Says Bruce Wayne In 'The Dark Knight Rises' Inspired By Nolan's Aborted Howard Hughes Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 6, 2012 10:30 AM
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With Martin Scorsese tackling the famed billionaire recluse in "The Aviator," and Warren Beatty forever developing his own feature film about the man, perhaps it's no surprise that a filmmaker as distinctive as Christopher Nolan has shelved his plans to make a movie about Howard Hughes. In the works for years, and at one point mooted as a project he would do after "The Dark Knight Rises," it seems he's poured some of the characteristics of Hughes into Bruce Wayne.

Dennis Haysbert Will Replace Late Actor Michael Clarke Duncan as Manute in 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • December 6, 2012 9:45 AM
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One of the notable losses in entertainment this past year, actor Michael Clarke Duncan cut short with his passing a number of films ready to bring him on board, and a central example of such was Robert Rodriguez's “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.” A notoriously quick filmmaker in all respects, Rodriguez has hit a number of delays in pushing the production forward that only increased with Duncan's death, but luckily another actor has stepped into the late actor's role to keep the film on track.

Kristen Wiig Eyed For Brick Tamland's Love Interest in 'Anchorman 2,' October 2013 Release Reportedly Slated

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • December 6, 2012 9:23 AM
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From simply the briefest of glances at actress Kristen Wiig's film career post-'SNL,' any hesitance on her part toward that decision should now be erased by the abundance of potential roles she has on deck. Since starring in indie comedy “Imogene” which premiered at TIFF in the fall (review here), she's sidestepped any return to the “Bridesmaids” well for more intriguing fare, such as the ensemble comedy-drama "Hateship, Friendship," but now she may be prepared to take a turn in another major comedy franchise's sandbox instead.

Exclusive: Jonathan Demme Exits Stephen King Adaptation '11/22/63'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 6, 2012 8:59 AM
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Moving easily and often between documentaries and feature film projects, Jonathan Demme has always got a few things on the go at any given time. This year alone has seen him direct theater legends Wallace Shawn and André Gregory in their re-teaming in "Wally And André Shoot Ibsen," hit the festival circuit with "Enzo Avitabile Music Life," get involved as a producer on "Song One" with Anne Hathaway set to star, and pick up a directing credit on "Old Fires." But it looks like one project has fallen off his slate.

Watch: Boldly 'Star Trek Into Darkness' With The First Announcement Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 6, 2012 3:01 AM
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Considering audiences will be getting a full nine minutes in front of IMAX screenings of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," maybe it makes sense that the rest us who aren't going to Peter Jackson's movie on opening weekend will have to be content with this one-minute announcement teaser for now.

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