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Exclusive: Poster For Eugene Jarecki's Sundance Award-Winning Documentary 'The House I Live In'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 30, 2012 11:58 AM
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With powerful and probing films like "The Trials of Henry Kissinger," "Why We Fight" and "Reagan," documentarian Eugene Jarecki has turned a critical eye to some of the most fundamental political and social issues on the American landscape, and he's done it again with his latest effort, "The House I Live In."

First Official Images From Roman Coppola's 'A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III,' Film Opens Feb. 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 30, 2012 11:43 AM
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One film we had hoped would make an appearance on the fall festival slate this year was Roman Coppola's first film in over a decade, "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III." And while that hasn't happened, we suppose the next best thing has come along -- the first official images from the '70s-set comedy.

New Documents Give Details Of Kathryn Bigelow & Mark Boal's Not-So-Nefarious Access To CIA Files For 'Zero Dark Thirty'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • August 30, 2012 11:20 AM
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“There's no political agenda in the film. Full stop. Period.” As much as screenwriter Mark Boal may wish his words would guide public knowledge about the Kathryn Bigelow-directed film, “Zero Dark Thirty” -- which details the U.S. government's raid on Osama bin Laden as depicted through Boal's script -- the truth of its subject matter and an election year simply makes that impossible. Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch has been at the forefront of proving Boal's statement wrong, but after requests made in January were finally approved for CIA and Department of Defense documents detailing their involvement to be released, the results finally paint a picture more of minor fandom than political maneuvering.

Exclusive: 2 Spooky New Photos From Horror Flick 'Sinister' Starring Ethan Hawke

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 30, 2012 11:02 AM
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In October, Lionsgate will release Scott Derickson's low-budget shocker, "Sinister," a super fun and occasionally very scary horror film starring Ethan Hawke as a true crime author desperate to recapture the fame he experienced as a young writer. So desperate, in fact, that he moves his entire family into a house where a savage murder spree recently took place, where a family, much like his own, was brutally killed. From there things get considerably spookier, with Hawke uncovering a malevolent evil lurking in a series of film canisters in the house's attic. Today we get to exclusively debut a pair of spooky new stills from the movie, ones that might just haunt your dreams.

Listen: 'Breaking Bad' Star Aaron Paul Says "Bitch" In Character, In Korean & It's Awesome

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 30, 2012 10:41 AM
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With the first half of the final season of "Breaking Bad" winding down, what are we supposed to do with ourselves until next year? While we patiently wait to see where Walter White and Jesse Pinkman wind up, here's a little random treat that fans should get a kick out of.

Leonardo DiCaprio Looks Dapper & Matthew McConaughey Is Shockingly Skinny In 'Wolf Of Wall Street' Set Pics

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • August 30, 2012 9:42 AM
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Years ago, this writer was shown "Wolves of Wall Street," a werewolf movie where no one turned into a werewolf, and there was a scene where one werewolf, still in human form, peed on another man's leg to show dominance and mark his territory. While there's probably no correlation between director Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "Wolves of Wall Street" outside of a similar name, Leonardo DiCaprio is finally back in his marked territory of working with Scorsese and set photos of the production have already arrived online.

Charlize Theron to Produce & Possibly Star In Biopic of War Journalist Marie Colvin

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • August 30, 2012 9:17 AM
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There were quite a few questions left unanswered in this summer's "Prometheus," but what was clearly not in question was Charlize Theron's willingness to try different projects in a variety of genres. Following a few years off, Theron's performances in "Snow White and the Huntsman" and "Young Adult" proved that the actress can still be as fearless as her gutsy, Oscar-winning turn in "Monster." "Young Adult" also saw Theron do double duty as a producer and it seems that the actress isn't ready to stop producing her own projects, with plans in place to team up with producer Basil Iwanyk ("The Town," "The Expendables 2") for a movie about the late war journalist Marie Colvin.

'Great Expectations' Starring Ralph Fiennes & Helena Bonham Carter Will Close 56th BFI London Film Festival

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 30, 2012 9:01 AM
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Venice, Toronto, New York....so that's all the festival business we have, right? Lucky for movie fans, the answer is no. October brings with it the BFI London Film Festival, and they're now beginning to raise the curtain on what they'll be presenting. And they've got a very fitting capper in the works.

Watch: Trailer For Crowd Pleaser 'The Sapphires' Starring Chris O'Dowd

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 30, 2012 7:56 AM
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In our predictions/wishlist yesterday for what we hope will appear at the Telluride Film Festival this weekend, we tossed out a mention to "The Sapphires," the Aussie comedy that The Weinstein Company picked up before the Cannes Film Festival this year, where it premiered. It's currently not on their calendar, but we'd wager it's an awards season wild card Harvey has up his sleeve. Telluride would be a good place to test the waters, and certainly the reception out of TIFF will play a big role as well, but now you can see for yourself if this movie has the goods to go the distance as a new trailer has dropped.

Watch: Robert Redford Goes On The Run From Shia LaBeouf In Trailer For 'The Company You Keep'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 30, 2012 7:23 AM
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It's interesting to see how films rise or fall during the fall festival season. As critics and industry put together their schedules, a variety of factors determine which movies they'll see and which they'll pass on for now, perhaps to wait for another day. And you can bet when Sony Pictures Classics announced they had acquired Robert Redford's "The Company You Keep" at the end of last week, it suddenly shot up the prirority list for press. And now, this pretty rivieting new trailer will only stoke that anticipation further.

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