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Rom-Com 'The Big Wedding' Delayed Six Months To April 2013, 'Now You See Me' Moves To June 7th

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 10, 2012 5:15 PM
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Good news for awards contenders this year: the field just got a little thinner. Because the potential prestige juggernaut that was "The Big Wedding," an all-star rom-com starring Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, Susan Sarandon, Katherine Heigl, Amanda Seyfried, Ben Barnes, Robin Williams and Topher Grace, the directorial debut of "The Bucket List" writer Justin Zackham (yes, that Paddy Chayefsky of the 21st century) is no longer a 2012 release, as parent studio Lionsgate have moved it from the so-close-you-can-almost-taste-it date of October 26th, to the far-off distant lands of April 26th, 2013, a date that it has all to itself (although "Iron Man 3" hits a week later), and exactly six months from the original release date.

Watch: Trailer For The Trailer For Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln,' Starring Daniel Day-Lewis

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 10, 2012 4:30 PM
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If either candidate wants to win our votes in November, there's one very simple way to our hearts: amending the constitution to ban the use of trailers for trailers. A recent and insidious invention of Hollywood marketing departments, we can see the appeal from their point of view -- they get all the eyes keen for a first look at footage, but also get to drag out the anticipation and buzz for an extra few days. It's become increasingly commonplace over the last year (to the extent that even a smallish picture like "Looper" does it, and the latest to do so is Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," starring Daniel Day-Lewis as the 16th President of these United States.

Oscar Isaac Sings on '10 Years' Soundtrack, Release Also Includes Pharcyde & Rogue Wave

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • September 10, 2012 4:15 PM
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Despite already having a very busy and successful year -- three #1 movies that each took over $100 million -- Channing Tatum has another release coming up, the indie dramedy “10 Years” and we have the details on the digital release of the soundtrack.

'The Hangover Part III' Is A Road Trip Movie? Production Has Begun & Minor Details Revealed

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 10, 2012 3:35 PM
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The wolfpack are back. Principal photography has started on Warner Bros. Pictures' "The Hangover Part III," the third (and evidently final) film in director Todd Phillips' trilogy that has shattered all R-Rated comedy records to date. The official synopsis is thus:

A Fetish Club & An Underground City: Christina Hendricks Reveals Details About Ryan Gosling’s Directorial Debut 'How To Catch A Monster'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • September 10, 2012 3:15 PM
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Though Ryan Gosling and Christina Hendricks shared the briefest of tense, violent moments in “Drive” – and in actual production likely not much longer – it seems from Gosling’s recent choices the experience was more than favorable. After eyeing a remake of 1980’s “The Idolmaker” for his first foray behind the camera, the actor instead chose to write a film, “How To Catch a Monster,” which he'd also direct, specifically tailored to Hendricks in the lead. Billed as a “fantasy noir fairy-tale,” the project has already exceeded anticipation levels all around, but recently Hendricks dropped some hints as to what the genre tags entail, and how her character fits into the narrative within them.

DreamWorks Animation Reveals Ambitious 12-Movie Slate Including 'How To Train Your Dragon 3' & 'B.O.O.' With Seth Rogen

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 10, 2012 2:35 PM
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With 20th Century Fox recently picking up the distribution duties for DreamWorks Animation's films (following a profitable relationship with Paramount Pictures that ended somewhat sourly), it was all but a matter of time before the studio announced (via Hollywood Reporter) a fuller slate of movies for the partnership, but this is unprecedented – an ambitious, 12-movie schedule that includes three and sometimes four movies a year, including not one but two "How to Train Your Dragon" sequels and a new paranormal-themed movie starring Seth Rogen.

30 New Images Of Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake & Clint Eastwood In 'Trouble With The Curve'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 10, 2012 2:34 PM
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On the last day of the Republican National Convention, it's possible that that sound you heard was that of heart palpitations over at Warner Bros' marketing department. After seemingly retiring from acting after "Gran Torino," Clint Eastwood used a gap in his schedule caused by the delay to his remake of "A Star Is Born" to return to the front of the camera, starring in the directorial debut of long-time collaborator Robert Lorenz. And given his immense star power, the fact that he's never won a Best Actor Oscar, and the bait-y subject matter (Eastwood plays a veteran baseball coach leading his sight), many thought the performance, if not the film, could be one to watch in the awards race this time around.

Derek Cianfrance Says 'Place Beyond The Pines' Will Arrive In Theaters Sometime In 2013

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 10, 2012 2:15 PM
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Derek Cianfrance's "The Place Beyond the Pines" was one of the most anticipated films of the Toronto International Film Festival and, meeting lofty expectations, the film made a big splash this weekend in Canada's largest city. Starring Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Ray Liotta, Rose Byrne, Dane DeHaan, Ben Mendelsohn and standout newcomer Emory Cohen, reviews of 'Pines' were largely glowing (you can read our A-grade review here), a bidding war for the North Amercan rights started almost immediately and the the film finally landed in the arms of Focus Features.

Jude Law Confirms He's In Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel,' Says He "Pestered" Director For Years For A Part

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 10, 2012 1:56 PM
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Wes Anderson must be feeling pretty vindicated these days. After a couple of films more cooly received by critics, in "The Life Aquatic" and "The Darjeeling Limited," and a charming animated film that unfortunately flopped at the box office, Anderson needed to come back strong, and fortunately, that's exactly what he did with this year's "Moonrise Kingdom," still one of the year's most widely liked films, and the idiosyncratic director's most successful picture since "The Royal Tenenbaums."

Andrew Stanton Reflects On Box Office Failure Of 'John Carter,' Discusses 'Finding Nemo 2'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 10, 2012 1:25 PM
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We're now six months out from "John Carter," Disney's hugely expensive flop based on the beloved novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs about a Civil War vet magically transported to Mars, a land of warring tribes, princesses, and adorable, multi-legged dog thingees (we love you Woola!) Since then, Disney has admitted to losing $200 million on the movie and two of its top executives –Walt Disney Studios chairman Rich Ross and marketing chief MT Carney – were fired in its wake. But director Andrew Stanton, who had made the hugely profitable "WALL-E" and "Finding Nemo" for Pixar and who before the release had maintained an air of bulletproof unflappability, has kept mum. Until now. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, the director opens up about the making and marketing of the movie and what's up next.

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