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David O. Russell's 'Silver Linings Playbook' Hits 700 Screens Starting Christmas Day

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • December 20, 2012 3:37 PM
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If there's one sentiment we keep hearing over and over again regarding David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" (especially by Oscar pundits) it's certainly, "When is it going into wide release?" Having won the coveted Toronto International Film Festival Audience Award  -- often a precursor to the Oscar nominations, with "Slumdog Millionaire" and "The Kings Speech" going on to become Best Picture winners -- and landing on a variety of critics lists, in addition to scooping up plenty of acting nominations for the upcoming SAG and Golden Globes awards, The Weinstein Company have been keeping the film on a very slow, simmering build. It's only ever been on 371 screens so far and it's been in theaters for almost 5 weeks. But that's about to change.

Watch: College Applicants Are Wacky In New Trailer For 'Admission' With Tina Fey & Paul Rudd

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 20, 2012 3:20 PM
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To be sure, applying to college is a frenzy of emotions for high school graduates each year, but we can't remember when it was depicted as being this....wacky....as it is in the trailer for "Admission." The film, directed by Paul Weitz ("Being Flynn," "About A Boy"), is a dramedy promising both laughs and perhaps tears, in a movie we're not quite ready to buy a ticket for just yet.

Watch: The Tsunami Comes In New Clip From 'The Impossible'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 20, 2012 2:58 PM
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You'll have a lot of options over the holidays at a theater near you, but making its way to cinemas in New York City and Los Angeles this weekend will be "The Impossible." Starting out its journey, and hoping to grab some attention alongside the other awards season players, this one starring Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts (who is getting buzz for her performance) centers around the devastating 2004 tsunami that occured on Boxing Day. And a new clip places you right at the beginning.

Yes, This Is The First Look At Tom Hardy In 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 20, 2012 1:48 PM
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So, this morning a blurry image went around the interwebs of Tom Hardy looking particularly dusty and scruffy, with some claiming it to be the first look (as rough as it is) of the actor in "Mad Max: Fury Road." Well....it is.

Samuel L. Jackson Says M. Night Shyamalan Hasn't Made A Good Movie Since 'Unbreakable'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • December 20, 2012 1:31 PM
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The last time this writer wrote something even slightly negative about M. Night Shyamalan on this very site – the phrase "diminishing returns" was thrown about if memory serves - it was open season in the comments section. The writer-director certainly still has his passionate fans who don’t need much provocation in order to jump to his defense, but it seems that Samuel L. Jackson isn’t one of them. The actor is known for speaking his mind, and during an interview over at the Huffington Post to promote “Django Unchained” he did just that on a variety of issues, including the career of Shyamalan.

Get Excited: 'Atlas Shrugged Part II' Will Have Even More Sean Hannity

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 20, 2012 11:42 AM
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"Atlas Shrugged Part I" was awful and, though we didn't see it, we're so sure "Atlas Shrugged Part II" was terrible, we put it on our Worst Movies Of 2012 list (because, seriously, just watch that trailer below). But for the five of you who love what THR describes as the "ultimate libertarian porn," there is some good news on the horizon.

Exclusive: Listen To 'The Impossible' Main Title Theme By Composer Fernando Velazquez

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 20, 2012 10:58 AM
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How do you find the notes to effectively and respectfully capture the emotions in a true-life story set against a terrible tragedy? That was the challenge facing composer Fernando Velazquez for "The Impossible." Reteaming with director J.A. Bayona after collaborating on "The Orphange," Velazquez rose to the challenge of honoring the survivors whose story inspired the movie, by writing a score to compliment the complex tides of feelings of a family torn apart by the deadly 2004 tsunami, and ultimately reunited once again.

Where's 'Triple Frontier' At? Kathryn Bigelow Didn't Want Will Smith To Star; Paramount Balked At $80 Million Budget

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 20, 2012 10:36 AM
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Back when "Zero Dark Thirty" was known as simply a "black ops thriller," Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal had been brewing another movie, something called "Triple Frontier" (which in early stages was also known as "Sleeping Dogs"). It was an equally big project, described as a multilingual, "Traffic"-esque tale set in the notorious, crime-ridden border region between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay known as "la triple frontera." At one point, it was even being positioned to shoot in March 2011, but of course that didn't happen. So what is going on with the movie?

Tony Stark Is Bloody & Beaten In New 'Iron Man 3' Photo; Marvel's 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV Show May be Coming in Fall 2013

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 20, 2012 10:18 AM
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First up, here's some trivia: Did you know that rapper T.I. was up for a part in "Iron Man 3"? "I was being considered for this one film," he told RapUp (via HitFix) "Now that it's over with, I can say it. 'Iron Man 3.' I was being considered for 'Iron Man 3' and it wasn't to be Iron Man, it was to be another character in the film but our schedules did not align and they had to do their little movie anyway...I told them go on ahead, I didn't want to get in their way." Thanks, T.I.

Exclusive: Henry Rollins & Eddie Vedder Talk Supporting The West Memphis 3 In Clip From 'West Of Memphis'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 20, 2012 10:05 AM
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Celebrities and rock stars throwing their weight behind a good cause is nothing new. Charitable organizations and awareness campaigns often benefit from famous faces making an appearance or issuing statements to help bring attention to whatever issue is being promoted, but usually that involvement -- at least on a public level -- tends to be short term. But for those getting involved in the case of the West Memphis 3, three young men wrongfully accused and convicted of murdering three children, it seems it came with the kind of price tags that were unexpected.

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