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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.

Watch: Cary Fukunaga Directed Short 'Sleepwalking In the Rift' Starring Haley Bennett & Fares Fares

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • December 7, 2012 10:25 AM
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While we wait for his HBO series “True Detective” with Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey and his 2-film adaptation of Stephen King’s “It,” Cary Fukunaga has shot and released a new gorgeous short film.

Watch: Terry Gilliam Describes Universal's Reaction After Showing Them 'Brazil' For The First Time

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 7, 2012 9:38 AM
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With the director currently hard at work on his next effort "The Zero Theorem," fans of Terry Gilliam’s “Brazil” can treat themselves to an early Christmas present as the film hits Blu-ray this week courtesy of The Criterion Collection. To commemorate the release, the famed label has released a clip online of the director recounting the exact moment he knew he was in for a fight with Universal.

First Poster For Ben Wheatley's 'A Field In England' Has Full Moon Fever

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 7, 2012 9:19 AM
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So, you want an idea of just how fast Ben Wheatley works? His latest "Sightseers" just hit theaters in the U.K. last week, but he's already shot his next feature, and we've already had one official still. Well, how about a poster?

New Images Of Emma Watson In Sofia Coppola's 'The Bling Ring,' International Release Date Set For Summer 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 7, 2012 9:01 AM
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Going in front of cameras earlier this year, Sofia Coppola's next effort "The Bling Ring" has been flying a bit under the radar. While there have been some official stills, we've mostly had to make out what we can of the movie from the various set photos, but as 2012 winds down and we look ahead to 2013, we will definitely start to see more.

Guillermo Del Toro's 'Pan's Labryinth' Is Going To Be A Stage Musical, Gustavo Santaolalla & Paul Williams Writing The Music

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 6, 2012 6:08 PM
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If you ever thought that a trippy fantasy set against the backdrop of Fascist Spain in 1944 would make for a great night of musical theater, well today is your lucky day -- Guillermo Del Toro's beloved and critically acclaimed film "Pan's Labyrinth" is headed to the stage.

First Look At Al Pacino As Phil Spector In David Mamet's HBO Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 6, 2012 5:42 PM
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Thanks to a prematurely leaked 2013 preview that has since been yanked offline, it has been around long enough for savvy folks to capture snaps of upcoming programming, and it looks like David Mamet's Phil Spector movie is finally arriving, with Al Pacino in the lead. Yes, that Al Pacino.

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