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Alright, Bros, Get Ready! 'Entourage' Film Script Nears Completion

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 12, 2012 2:05 PM
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Um, yay? According to a Deadline report, "Entourage" creator Doug Ellin is nearing completion on his "Entourage" movie script, which would presumably complete the heart-stopping cliffhanger of the show's final season, with screaming Jewish stereotype Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven), elevated to studio mogul status. After Ellin completes his screenplay, he will submit it to executive producers Mark Wahlberg and Steven Levinson and await the greenlight from HBO. We're already all tingly with anticipation.

New Clips Arrive From Tim Burton's 'Frankenweenie,' 'Hyde Park On Hudson,' 'Arbitrage' & More

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 12, 2012 1:35 PM
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Once upon a time, we were excited about every Tim Burton picture that came along, but that's been steadily chipped away over the last decade or so. "Big Fish" and "Sweeney Todd" have their moments, but from "Planet of the Apes" to this year's "Dark Shadows," we feel more and more dread about each coming Burton production, dread that's normally justified when we see the finished product.

Lionsgate To Distribute Joss Whedon's 'Much Ado About Nothing,' Millennium Take 'What Maisie Knew'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 12, 2012 1:12 PM
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TIFF is pretty much dragging to a close (though doesn't officially wrap up until the weekend) -- everything major has premiered, and those critics who haven't already departed the city are mostly just catching up on stuff they couldn't see due to clashes otherwise. But the film market's still ticking along, and while several high-profile pictures remain, two more have just been snapped up.

Watch: Hellzapoppin' New Trailer For Disney's 'Wreck-It Ralph'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 12, 2012 12:48 PM
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It's easy to get caught up in the prestigious Oscar season, which is about to approach us and smother us all in affected British accents and stories about dysfunctional family dynamics and the power of hope (conversely we're also getting new franchise entries with big stars like Tom Cruise and Daniel Craig), so it's easy to forget about a relatively low-profile Disney Animation Studios movie like "Wreck-It Ralph." After this new trailer (courtesy of Yahoo Movies), though, it will be hard to ignore.

8 New Photos From Robert Redford's 'The Company That You Keep'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 12, 2012 12:10 PM
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While 1980's Oscar-winning directorial debut "Ordinary People" remains a potent and emotional picture, and 1994's "Quiz Show" is a rare and rich drama, Robert Redford's output behind the camera over the last decade or so can be characterised mostly by two words -- 'sleep aid.' None of "The Legend of Bagger Vance," "Lions for Lambs" or "The Conspirator" had much of anything interesting to them, bar some solid, if unexceptional performances.

Christian Slater Joins Lars Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac,' Caleb Landry Jones To Lead John Boorman's 'Hope & Glory' Sequel

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • September 12, 2012 11:45 AM
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Having given late '80s/early '90s idol-turned-TV-hero Kiefer Sutherland a plum role in his last film, "Melancholia," ever-provocative Danish auteur Lars von Trier is looking to pull the same trick again, as Variety reports that Christian Slater is the latest unlikely addition to the director's next picture(s), his two-part drama "Nymphomaniac." Slater, mostly seen in strings of dreadful DTV actioners these days, will play the father of Charlotte Gainsbourg's lead character, joining Stellan Skarsgård, Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell and Connie Nielsen in the picture, which documents a woman's sexual life from infancy to adulthood. The trade also reveal that British model Stacy Martin will appear, playing the younger version of Gainsbourg's character.

10 New Photos From 'At Any Price' Starring Zac Efron & Dennis Quaid

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 12, 2012 11:20 AM
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To play one early September festival could be seen as a shot in the dark, but if you manage to hit the trifecta of Venice, Telluride and TIFF, you know that the people behind the film have got some confidence in the finished product. Not many films ticked all three destinations off their box this year -- Sarah Polley's "Stories We Tell," Michael Shannon vehicle "The Iceman," a few others -- but one of the more prominent has been "At Any Price," the muscular, powerful drama from "Goodbye Solo" director Ramin Bahrani.

New Images Of Chris Pine & Kenneth Branagh On Moscow Set Of 'Jack Ryan'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • September 12, 2012 10:40 AM
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The thing about Jack Ryan on the big screen is that, from a purely visual standpoint at least, there’s nothing that really distinguishes him as Jack Ryan. He could be any number of movie characters, and that’s rare for a character that Hollywood are willing to build a franchise around. So when we get a look at pictures from the set of a Jack Ryan film, if they didn’t come with descriptions attached we’d be tempted to simply peg them as ‘Chris Pine wearing a sweater while riding a motorpike’ or ‘Chris Pine standing next to Kevin Costner’. Well get ready, because you’re about to be blown away by ‘Chris Pine wearing sunglasses AND talking to Kenneth Branagh’.

'Killing Them Softly' Delayed To November 30th For Maximum Oscar Impact

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 12, 2012 10:20 AM
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While certain parts of the world are gearing up for the release of Andrew Dominik's crime parable "Killing Them Softly," which picked up mostly stellar reviews when it premiered at Cannes back in May -- the film opens in the UK, Ireland and Spain on September 21st, he said smugly -- it looks like U.S. audiences are going to have to hang on a little while longer to see the Australian director's follow-up to "The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford."

TIFF Review: Goran Paskaljevic's 'When Day Breaks' Is Well Shot, But Overly Sentimental

  • By Nikola Grozdanovic
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  • September 12, 2012 10:00 AM
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“With this film, I’ve attempted to do something very complicated,” says Goran Paskaljevic during his introduction to the screening of "When Day Breaks." “To make a simple film.” One of Serbia’s most prominent filmmakers, Paskaljevic’s films have been premiering at TIFF since the 90s, and his brand new one, about a 70-year-old man learning about his true identity, follows suit. Believing that nowadays world cinema is lacking in emotion and true feeling, the director hopes that "When Day Breaks" will prove different. This envelope of hope however, was pushed too far.

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