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Quentin Tarantino Planning 'Inglourious Basterds' Spin-Off 'Killer Crow,' Says He "Hates" John Ford

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 27, 2012 11:37 AM
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Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" is now in theaters (and doing pretty damn well for an R-rated Western), but the outspoken director is still on the publicity circuit, and as ever, he's causing a stir wherever he goes. The film is causing furious debate thanks to its subject matter (Tarantino's old adversary Spike Lee weighing in most recently), and now the director has laid into one of cinephiles' most sacred cows, in the form of legendary Western director John Ford.

'Downton Abbey' Star Dan Stevens Will Not Return For The Series' Fourth Season

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • December 27, 2012 10:46 AM
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The minor disadvantage to starring in one of the most popular TV shows around sits with the major career opportunities it brings, and whether to stay with the project that made your name or leave for more ambitious endeavors. Since taking in part in the mass ensemble that is PBS' wildly popular early 20th century drama “Downton Abbey,” star Dan Stevens has dealt directly with the question as of late, and it now seems he's picked the thrill of uncharted waters. *Major, major spoilers below*.

First Look: Rosario Dawson & James McAvoy In Danny Boyle's Thriller 'Trance'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 27, 2012 10:16 AM
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Speak of the devil. Not 24 hours ago, rumors swirled that Danny Boyle's upcoming enigmatic thriller/heist movie "Trance" had scored a March 2013 release date. While that hasn't been totally confirmed yet, USA Today has delivered some first-look photos from the film. "Trance" reunites Boyle with screenwriter John Hodge, who has written four of his films, including "Shallow Grave" and "Trainspotting," and it also marks a first for the filmmaker: the story centers on a female protagonist. Rosario Dawson is taking on that role.

Danny Boyle's 'Trance' Reportedly Lands March 27th, 2013 Release Date In The U.K.

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 26, 2012 1:49 PM
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Danny Boyle hasn't been lying low since taking on the Artistic Directorship for 2012 London Summer Olympic Games. In fact, before the games even began, Boyle quickly shot a heist thiller called "Trance" starring James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel and Rosario Dawson. The film has reportedly scored a March, 27, 2013 release date in the U.K. which is certainly not implausible given that English-made films often premiere across the pond before they do in the U.S.

Anne Hathaway On Channeling Her Tears, Emotions & Cutting Her Hair For Harrowing 'Les Miserables' Scene

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 26, 2012 1:30 PM
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"I don't know that there's any secrets to it it's just a pulse, it's a vein that you follow. In my case, there was no way I could relate to what my character was going through, I have a very happy, successful life and I don't have any children I've had to give up or keep and so what I did was try to get inside the reality of her story as it exists in our world."

Wes Anderson Says Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel, Mathieu Amalric & F. Murray Abraham Have Joined 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 26, 2012 11:48 AM
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Wes Anderson's next picture, "The Grand Budapest Hotel," was supposed to star Johnny Depp, but that plan fell through. Nevertheless, it has an outstanding cast featuring Ralph Fiennes, Jude Law, Saoirse Ronan, Jeff Goldblum and regular W.A. collaborators Bill Murray, Owen Wilson and Jason Schwartzman. Other names rumored early on were past collaborators Edward Norton who starred in "Moonrise Kingdom," Adrien Brody who was one of the brothers in "The Darjeeling Limited" and Willem Dafoe who played the second-in-command in "The Life Aquatic" (the latter two also did voice work in "Fantastic Mr. Fox").

J.J. Abrams Confirms He Passed On 'Star Wars Episode VII' Early On (Again)

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 26, 2012 11:19 AM
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Here's some obvious news for those that have been paying attention: J.J Abrams has passed on the opportunity to direct "Star Wars: Episode VII." Not much of a shocker there. In fact, he already said as much in November, and took himself out of the running then, but hey, it's a slow holiday week.

First Look: Sharlto Copley As The Gnarly Looking Villain In Neill Blomkamp Dystopian Sci-Fi Film 'Elysium'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 24, 2012 12:37 PM
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"The Joker was a mistaken reference," Sharlto Copley told Empire about his villian role in "District 9" director Neill Blomkamp's upcoming dystopian epic "Elysium." "I was really just saying that that was the last time I saw a villain that inspired me: somebody that set the bar. There’s no connection or likeness to The Joker in terms of the character. What I did with him — which I try to do with all my original characters — was draw from real life. I combined references from a very infamous South African military battalion called 32 Battalion, that fought in the Border Wars in South Africa, and a stereotype of character that you get in the south of Johannesburg, where the guys are a little bit more comfortable with violence!"

J.J. Abrams Drops Hints About The Ending Of 'Star Trek Into Darkness'; Over A Dozen New Photos Revealed

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 24, 2012 12:22 PM
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"Star Trek Into Darkness" doesn't hit theaters until next spring and Paramount has only just begun revealing imagery and trailers from the movie, but director J.J. Abrams is already starting to drop hints about the film's ending and the villain John Harrison as played by Benedict Cumberbatch.

3 French Posters For Terrence Malick's 'To The Wonder'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 24, 2012 10:15 AM
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It's nice to see the Yeti that is Terrence Malick come out of hiding these last few years. Ever since "The Tree Of Life," Malick's not only been working at an uncharacteristically quick clip, he's actually been finishing films at a rapid pace. His latest, the romance drama "To The Wonder" is already in the can (here's a recent French trailer). Starring Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Rachel McAdams and Javier Bardem (and several cameos, some of which never made the film), reviews from the Toronto International Film Festival and Venice were decidely divided -- some accusing the film to be a culmination of Malick's worst tendencies, others describing it as a work of beauty.

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