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ln Theaters: Will You Be 'Playing For Keeps' With Shirtless Gerard Butler Or Rolling In 'Hyde Park' With Bill Murray?

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • December 7, 2012 2:48 PM
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It's kind of a weird weekend at the movies, with no major release except for shirtless, hunky Gerard Butler learning about love, life and soccer or something in "Playing For Keeps." Meanwhile, arthouses get the fading Oscar chances of "Hyde Park On Hudson" starring the always awesome Bill Murray. Check out your options below and tell us where your hard-earned dollars going this weekend.

I Dreamed A Featurette: 4 Videos Take A Look At Production & Costume Design, Makeup & More Of 'Les Misérables'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 7, 2012 2:23 PM
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Well, the first reviews for "Les Misérables" hit the web yesterday and they were mixed, with some calling it "stirring and striking" and others "a Sisyphean battle against musical diarrhea." As for us, we were somewhere in between saying, "the initial grandeur begins to curdle into something histrionic, bombastic and overly extravagant." But this is a musical with millions of fans and there's no doubt it's still one of the most anticipated movies of the holiday season, so until it arrives, you have a chance to go behind the scenes.

Earth Is A Memory For Tom Cruise In First Poster For 'Oblivion'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 7, 2012 1:44 PM
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We're going to be seeing a lot of Tom Cruise in the next five months. Of course, in a couple of weeks he hits theaters around the world as the knee-cap smashing, ex-military investigator "Jack Reacher," and then after that, he'll just do a little something known as saving Earth.

Kevin Smith Says 'Hit Somebody' Will Be A 6-Hour Mini-Series Now, Teases 'Clerks 3'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 7, 2012 1:27 PM
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So, something must've happened in the past seven days or so, because when we talked to Kevin Smith last week, he was pretty certain his long-gestating hockey movie "Hit Somebody" was going to be standalone movie after being considered as a two-parter. "It's tough to get one hockey movie made, let alone two. So I've switched back to one movie. I had one-and-a-half scripts that I had to get down to one. I want to get it down to a 150-page script and I know that's longer than the average script length but I figure I give myself a two-and-a-half hour length on paper knowing that I'm really ruthless in editorial and I can get it down to 2, 2:05, because this is a movie that takes place over 30 years," he explained to us. But now it seems he's switching gears.

Watch: Bill Murray Gets Kidnapped In Great Entrance On 'Late Show With David Letterman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 7, 2012 12:50 PM
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When we grow up, we want to be Bill Murray. The actor's greatest role in the last part of his career has been playing himself, a Hollywood celebrity who refuses to play by anyone's rules but his own, whether it's refusing to have an agent or making impromptu appearances at random karoke parties or...doing something like this...

Watch: Trailer For Jean Dujardin's 2004 Heist Flick 'Le Convoyeur' That's Getting A Hollywood Remake

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 7, 2012 12:27 PM
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Believe it or not, before he swept the cinema world off its feet with his turn in "The Artist," Jean Dujardin made other movies, and he was perhaps best known as the lead in the spy spoof 'OSS 117' flicks. But it seems producer Joel Silver has been using that new all region DVD player he got on Black Friday, as he's set to remake "Le Convoyeur," a 2004 heist flick starring Dujardin.

Michael Cimino Says He Made A "Unique Pitch" To Direct 'Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 7, 2012 11:57 AM
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Firstly, Michael Cimino has joined Twitter. Yes, seriously. The director who has been the subject of much speculation and chatter over the past few decades after falling from grace with "Heaven's Gate" is enjoying a bit of return around the sun, feted at the Venice Film Festival as the restored version of the infamous picture screened during the summer. And with the Criterion Collection issuing it in a lovely edition (read our breakdown of the set right here) it looks like the press shy director is ready to straighten a few things out.

Holy Hobbit: First Pic From 'Desolation Of Smaug' Plus New Image & Clip From 'An Unexpected Journey' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 7, 2012 11:26 AM
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So, here we go again. Yesterday we got treated to the first look at the third movie in Peter Jackson's new trilogy, with a peek at Orlando Bloom and Luke Evans in "The Hobbit: There And Back Again." Now comes a non-dragon preview of "The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug" -- and all this before "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" opens next week.

'Zero Dark Thirty' Continues Critical Stampede Topping Peter Travers, David Edelstein & Huffington Post Best Of 2012

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 7, 2012 11:03 AM
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With each passing day, it's looking more and more like Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" is going to be the one to beat this awards season. As we cautioned earlier this week, this trajectory right now reminds us of David Fincher's "The Social Network," which got all kinds of critical and industry love, only to lose out to Tom Hooper's "The King's Speech" in the end. Granted, "Les Miserables" is no longer looking like a slam dunk with early reviews decidedly mixed (read ours here) but all this to say, there is still a lot the game to be played.

Watch: UK Trailer For 'Confession Of A Child Of The Century' Starring Pete Doherty & Charlotte Gainsbourg

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 7, 2012 10:37 AM
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Every year, a select batch of films are chosen for the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, and they all come with wide-eyed hopes and dreams. But once the red carpet is rolled up, there are always a few pictures that disappear, left to the arthouse dustbin of time. "Confession Of A Child Of Century," an autobiographical tale by Alfred de Musset that tells of his affair with George Sand (the pseudonym of Baroness Amandine Aurore Lucile Dupin), appears to fall into the latter category.

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