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Ryan Gosling Lines Up Directorial Debut 'How To Catch A Monster,' Christina Hendricks Will Star

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 29, 2012 1:53 PM
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That Ryan Gosling has had ambitions to direct is hardly a surprise. He once kicked the tires on a remake of the 1980 Taylor Hackford film “The Idolmaker," and at TIFF last year he plainly stated his intentions. “I wanted to work with George Clooney [on 'Ides Of March'] because he’s an actor turned director and I wanted to see that in action, and I’m learning a lot from Nicolas [Winding Refn] and Derek [Cianfrance] ...I’m just basically trying to treat it as a film school for myself right now before I start making my own films -- not to undervalue the movies themselves, I want to see those movies so I’m making them -- but I’m also trying to get as much out of them as I can before I kind of transition out of this and into that,” he explained. And it looks like he's ready to add writer/director to his resume.

Watch: Raunchy Red Band Trailer For 'The To Do List' Starring Aubrey Plaza

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 29, 2012 1:36 PM
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Handjob, blowjob, rimjob, cunnilingus...no, this isn't about the nominees at the next AVN awards, but is instead just a few of the items you'll find on Aubrey Plaza's (character's) list in the naughty comedy, "The To Do List." And seemingly out of nowhere, the movie now has a release date and a brand new trailer to go with it.

Barry Pepper, Michael Sheen & Amanda Peet Also Cut From Terrence Malick's 'To The Wonder'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 29, 2012 1:21 PM
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Following yesterday's news that Rachel Weisz had been dropped from Terrence Malick's upcoming "To the Wonder," in sorta obvious news, it has now been confirmed that Barry Pepper, Michael Sheen and Amanda Peet have also had their parts sliced out of the film.

Exclusive: Trailer For Omnibus 'Tbilisi, My City' Featuring Malcolm McDowell, Ron Perlman & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 29, 2012 12:59 PM
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With Paris and New York City getting auteur-driven portraits with "Paris, je t'aime" and "New York, I Love You," those movies have inspired producers and filmmakers from around the world to develop their own city-driven projects. And while omnibus films have been percolating in places like Rio, Shanghai, Jerusalem, Berlin and Sydney over the past few years, it's Tbilisi in Georgia that have come out of the gate with the next effort.

Rumor: Could Rebooted Batman First Appear In 'Justice League' Movie?

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 29, 2012 12:45 PM
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According to a Batman on Film, there's a rumor circulating that Batman could be rebooted, post-Christopher Nolan, not in his very own standalone film but as part of the proposed "Justice League" movie. This new version of the character would then star in a separate film after the "Justice League" movie is released and makes a whole lot of money. Take this for what it is – an extreme, ALL CAPS rumor – but in a weird way it would make sense for the "Justice League" property to introduce DC characters that can then be spun off later, in a kind of inverse of the Marvel model, in which a bunch of mediocre movies served as the precursor to the much better team-up film "The Avengers."

5 Films We Hope To See At The Telluride Film Festival

  • By The Playlist
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  • August 29, 2012 11:57 AM
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With the fall film festival season now off and running and Venice underway, we've already packed our bags and adjusted our calendars to fit as many movies as we can. However, in the case of the Telluride Film Festival, we and all the other attendees don't know what's playing until the day of. Yep, that's right, Telluride won't unveil their slate until August 31st, so curious moviegoers will have to live by the luck of the draw.

Watch: Nash Edgerton-Directed Video For Bob Dylan's "Duquesne Whistle" With Cameo From Joel Edgerton

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 29, 2012 11:38 AM
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Nash Edgerton is a man of many hats. A stuntman and coordinator of some reknown who has worked on everything from "The Matrix" trilogy to "The Thin Red Line" to "Moulin Rouge!", he's also a filmmaker, likely best known for the thriller "The Square" but also earned strong notices for his recent short, "Bear." But it appears he has a friend in Bob Dylan as well. Little did we know, but he's directed two videos for the legend already, "Must Be Santa Claus" and "Beyond Here Lies Nothin,' " and now a third has arrived.

Werner Herzog Directs Cheery New Documentary Series 'Hate In America'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 29, 2012 11:15 AM
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In the last few years, filmmaker Werner Herzog's documentary output has garnered more critical acclaim and commercial attention than his narrative efforts. Just last year, "Cave of Forgotten Dreams," Herzog's nearly catatonic 3D movie about ancient cave paintings, was a critics' darling and became the highest-grossing documentary of 2011, earning nearly $4 million at the domestic box office despite offering almost no entertainment or information value whatsoever. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Herzog will be returning to the documentary field with two new limited series – "On Death Row," a three-part follow-up to his "Death Row" series of interviews with convicted felons awaiting execution, and "Hate in America," an all-new four-part look at hate crime in America. You might want to make sure your prescriptions for antidepressants are filled before watching either.

Watch: Amy Adams Wants To Attack In New Clip From 'The Master'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 29, 2012 10:09 AM
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With Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" heading full-steam into its official premiere at Venice (though it has already screened "unfinished" in a handful of cities), the one overriding message from everyone involved thus far is: it's not about Scientology. And indeed, our own review said that "while those looking for a scathing indictment of any well-publicized religion are certain to find similarities, in some cases even direct parallels, Anderson never creates an atmosphere of outright derision." And it's that statement Amy Adams was presumably trying to get across in her appearance on "Late Night With David Letterman" last night, before she was interrupted numerous times by the host who couldn't help himself by mentioning Scientology numerous times.

Evan Rachel Wood Will Get Behind An '18 Wheel Butterfly'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • August 29, 2012 9:36 AM
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Michael Polish, one half of the sibling duo behind “Twin Falls Idaho” and “The Astronaut Farmer,” has attached himself to the road movie “18 Wheel Butterfly” with Evan Rachel Wood in talks to star as a female trucker. Nice.

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