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Matt Damon Says He Asked Jonah Nolan To Try And Crack The Story For Another 'Bourne'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 10, 2012 12:16 PM
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Not to rehash every nitty gritty detail in the failed attempt at a fourth Jason Bourne movie starring Matt Damon, and a third directed by Paul Greengrass, but 'Bourne 4' seems to have had a lot of people try and fail to crack the story (maybe because it was more or less resolved with "The Bourne Ultimatum.") Back in the fall of 2009, it emerged that two people were writing scripts for the project, George Nolfi ("The Adjustment Bureau," 'Ultimatum') who was the preferred choice of Damon and Greengrass, and newcomers Josh Zetumer ("RoboCop") hired at the behest of Universal. You can read the long version of the story here, but the short version is that neither took off, the project collapsed: fast-forward three years and we got "The Bourne Legacy." But it seems Damon didn't give up.

Exclusive: First Listen To Alexandre Desplat's Score For 'Zero Dark Thirty'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 10, 2012 12:03 PM
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If there's one movie that seemingly everyone is talking about, it's "Zero Dark Thirty." "Hurt Locker" director Kathryn Bigelow's harrowing account of the ten-year chase for Osama Bin Laden. The film is quickly accumulating a number of significant critics' prizes, topping many year-end lists and generating a deafening amount of Oscar buzz. One of the unsung heroes of "Zero Dark Thirty," though, is composer Alexandre Desplat, who creates the richly moody score for the film, which really comes into play during the movie's last act, swirling during the raid on Bin Laden's compound like some low-lying fog. And today, we are thrilled to give the first listen to this unique and atmospheric score.

Watch: Sofia Coppola's 1998 Short Film 'Lick The Star'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 10, 2012 11:38 AM
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If there has been one common thread throughout Sofia Coppola's films to date, it's that they have focused on the stories of young women who are often engaged in some kind of act of rebellion. This can be traced all the way back to her pre-feature days, with her short films.

Marrakech '12: James Gray Still Hoping To Visit 'Lost City of Z,' Talks 'Blood Ties' & Jeremy Renner's Steve McQueen Biopic

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • December 10, 2012 11:18 AM
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Thoughtful and erudite, there are few filmmakers as fascinating to listen to as they talk about film than James Gray. So whenever we get the chance to catch up with him, it's a treat, and we managed to spend some time with the helmer at the Marrakech International Film Festival where he was serving on the jury. We spoke at some length about his upcoming, immigrant period drama "Lowlife," (formerly "The Nightingale" -- read all about it here), but we also wondered about some of the movies he's got brewing and what may or may not be next.

Fear Is Not Real: Watch The Trailer For Will & Jaden Smith's 'After Earth' Directed By M. Night Shyamalan

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 10, 2012 11:03 AM
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So, did the trailer for "Oblivion" not fill your appetite for futursitic sci-fi in which Earth is no longer as it seems? Well, get comfortable because Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith have teamed up with M. Night Shyamalan for "After Earth" and after this first trailer....we're not quite sure what it's about....

Martin Sheen's Uncle Ben Returns For 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' Shooting Starts In February

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 10, 2012 10:51 AM
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Okay, this isn't too surprising given that the memory of Uncle Ben is a key emotional hook for Peter Parker in both the comics and movies, but it looks like the dead will rise (kind of) for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2."

Watch: New Sigur Ros Video Starring John Hawkes & Elle Fanning, Directed By Floria Sigismondi

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 10, 2012 10:16 AM
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So Sigur Ros' latest album Valtari came out last spring and they've used it as an opportunity to corral a number of artists and directors to helm videos for each song on the album. While none will likely top Shia LaBeouf's wang-bearing work in "Fjogur Piano," the Icelandic post-rock group is still attracting big talent to what they have dubbed their "Mystery Film Experiment."

Watch: Hugh Jackman & Russell Crowe Sing "The Confrontation" From 'Les Miserables' Live In A Pub

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 10, 2012 9:57 AM
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Oh, so Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe got togther at Joe's Pub and belted out a tune from "Les Miserables"? It's just another Saturday night in New York City. And while the upcoming film has already screened for critics, for audiences awaiting the big screen musical, this is a nice tease to hold them over until Christmas Day.

Dwayne Johnson Flexes In New Posters Michael Bay's 'Pain & Gain' & 'GI Joe: Retaliation'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • December 10, 2012 9:45 AM
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After making his big screen debut in the dismal “The Mummy Returns,” few thought that pro-wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was long for the acting world but the one-two punch of “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” and “Fast Five” last year -- which both saw more box office success than their predecessors -- has solidified himself as the latest action star. This year sees him in two high-profile projects and posters for the films have dropped.

"We're Going To Have To Sort This One Out": Terry Gilliam Says He Has Sent A Letter To Johnny Depp About 'Don Quixote'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 10, 2012 9:17 AM
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Uh oh, is the bromance between Johnny Depp and Terry Gilliam fracturing? The pair who teamed on "Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas" and "The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus" (with the actor stepping in along with Jude Law and Colin Farrell when Heath Ledger passed away during production) have famously been trying to mount "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" for years, after the initial attempt was beset by all variety of disasters, chronicled in the documentary "Lost In La Mancha." It has pretty much been Gilliam's baby, a movie he's been trying to get back on the horse with for years, but late last week Depp stole his thunder.

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