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Watch: 'Jack Reacher' Beats Up 5 Guys In New Clip Plus More Footage In Japanese Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 5, 2012 5:34 PM
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The question around "Jack Reacher" still remains to be whether or not Tom Cruise can pull off the hulking title character of Lee Child's best-selling book series. But if this new clip is anything to go by, what the actor may lack in physical size, he more than makes up for in ferocity.

The New 'Scarface' Will Reportedly Be Mexican & The Film Set Among Drug Cartels

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 5, 2012 5:24 PM
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Oh right, the "Scarface" remake/reboot/whatever. This has been percolating in a slow cooker: first announced in the fall of 2011 with David Ayer hired to write the first draft, and nearly a year later, the project got some fresh blood as "Donnie Brasco" scribe Paul Attanasio came on to pen a new script. But other details on the project remained under lock and key, most notably, just how this film would differ from the 1932 and 1983 movies. Well, it seems we now know.
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Peter Jackson Talks About Why He Expanded 'The Hobbit' Into 3 Parts, 48fps, Almost Losing Martin Freeman As Bilbo & More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 5, 2012 4:39 PM
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Today in New York the junket was held for "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," the first in the new trilogy of J.R.R. Tolkein-based films from "Lord of the Rings" mastermind Peter Jackson. A sweeping fantasy epic that takes place above and below Middle Earth, featuring heroes both new and familiar, 'The Hobbit' is made even more audacious and mind-boggling by Jackson's insistence in shooting the movie in 48 frames per second, which gives the 3D some much-needed oomph and, honestly, might make you a little bit sick (more on that in a minute).

Watch: Kathryn Bigelow & Jessica Chastain Talk To CNN About NBR Winning 'Zero Dark Thirty' Plus New Pics From The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 5, 2012 3:57 PM
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It has been a very good week for "Zero Dark Thirty." The film has now pushed itself to the front of the Oscar conversation by taking three prizes from the New York Film Critics Circle on Monday and another three from the National Board Of Review today, with director Kathryn Bigelow and actress Jessica Chastain looking like the ones to beat (at the moment). While many critics and industry types have already seen the film, the rest of us have to wait, so here's a few more peeks to tide you over.

Sorry Terry Gilliam, Johnny Depp Sets Up His Own 'Don Quixote' Project At Disney

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 5, 2012 2:58 PM
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Well, ain't that a kick in the head. For those with short memories, around a decade ago, Terry Gilliam went into production on a film called "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote," starring his "Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas" star Johnny Depp as a modern day ad executive somehow transported to medieval Spain, who ends up serving as the Pancho Villa to the legendary Don Quixote (Jean Rochefort), the hero of Miguel de Cervantes' beloved tale. But the film was beset by problems, from financing to floods, and was shut down after a few weeks of filming when it emerged that Rochefort had a chronic back injury that made it almost impossible for him to ride a horse.

Sundance '13 Shorts Line-Up Includes Films By Guillermo Arriaga, Nash Edgerton, Morgan Spurlock, Albert Maysles, Romola Garai & More

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • December 5, 2012 1:56 PM
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We’re finding out more and more about what we’ll be seeing at next year's Sundance Film Festival with every passing day, and following the announcement of the Short Film Program we’ve found ourselves again spotting some fairly high-profile names. Arguably the most interesting is a short directed and written by Guillermo Arriaga (“Babel,” “Amores Perros”) called "Broken Night," about a woman and her daughter who suffer a car accident whilst driving through “desolated hills,” which sends them into “the nightmare of darkness.”

Watch: While You Wait For The Movie, Here's Marvel's 1991 TV Pilot For 'Power Pack'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • December 5, 2012 1:42 PM
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Remember Marvel’s Power Pack? Well, this writer doesn’t, but they were one of the second tier Marvel properties being mooted for a small-budget big-screen adaptation a couple years ago. They were among characters like Luke Cage, Dr. Strange, Iron Fist, et al. (none of which have yet come to pass), but when the rumor first circled, we highlighted Power Pack as the property that likely had the most crossover appeal thanks to its pre-teen X-Men style set-up.

Treasures In Heaven: Exclusive Clip From The Ross Brothers' 'Tchoupitoulas'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 5, 2012 1:24 PM
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December is all about spectacle and awards season seriousness, but if you need a reprieve from Hollywood's expensive grab for box office and awards, Oscilloscope Laboratories has something daringly off the beaten path and refreshingly original.

Watch: 30 Minutes Of Clips & Footage From Orson Welles' Still-Unreleased 'The Other Side Of The Wind'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 5, 2012 12:57 PM
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Since at least 2009, and probably longer than that, Peter Bogdanovich has been trying to restore and release "The Other Side of the Wind," the final film from his friend and filmmaking legend Orson Welles. But of course, as is usually the case with anything Welles related, the project got tied up in rights issues. But in 2011 things seemed like they might be clearing up. Laywer Kenneth Sidle said that the battle over the film between Welles' lover Oja Kodar and Jacqueline Boushehri, widow of a relative of the Shah of Iran and one of the film's producers (seriously), would be clearing up, allowing Bogdanovich to finally get into the editing bay with Welles' notes and complete a cut. But alas, there has been radio silence since.

Michael Caine Says, Yes, Alfred Really Did See Bruce Wayne & Selina Kyle At The End Of 'The Dark Knight Rises'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 5, 2012 12:44 PM
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Perhaps the open ending of "Inception" is to blame, but for whatever reason, a segment of audiences seemed to be baffled by the conclusion of this summer's "The Dark Knight Rises." At least one blogger surmised that Bruce Wayne was actually dead at the end of the film, and when Alfred looks up in an Italian cafe and sees him along with Selina Kyle, leading a new, quiet and happy life, it's his imagination (or something). But just like he did for "Inception," Caine has put all conjecture to rest about what those final moments really mean.

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