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What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'Lincoln' & 'Skyfall' Will Have 'A Royal Affair' In Theaters

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • November 9, 2012 4:56 PM
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With Washington’s elections concluded, we cinephiles can now return our focus to the much more critical campaign ahead of us: the race toward the Oscars. Steven Spielberg releases his bait this weekend in limited release, a number of festival darlings (and stinkers, incidentally; but, hey, everything needs a little balance) hit the big screen, and one of Hollywood’s most time-tested blockbuster franchises gets its 23rd installment. Get your voting cards ready, folks!

Ethan Hawke & Selena Gomez Are Making A Movie Called 'Getaway,' This Is What They Look Like In It

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 9, 2012 4:30 PM
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Huh? We can't even remember hearing about this, but Ethan Hawke and Selena Gomez are making a movie together called "Getaway." This is what they look like in it.

Watch: Flirt & Fight With 2 Clips From 'Red Dawn'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 9, 2012 4:08 PM
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Oh, hey, "Red Dawn." This is coming out next week? Or wait, the week after? We can't really remember, but a half-hearted campaign is sort of happening for the movie and a couple of clips landed this week in case you missed it.

Benedict Cumberbatch Confirmed To Play Julian Assange, James McAvoy Joins Him

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 9, 2012 2:57 PM
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Even though Julian Assange has gone from notorious hacker to exiled cause celebre (hell, Lady Gaga of all people paid him a visit at the Ecuadorean embassy in London), his saga remains fascinating and important. Which means Hollywood has come calling. And while there are a handful of competing features and documentaries out there, DreamWorks looks to be out of the gate first as their untitled project begins to take shape.

The Weinstein Company Pick Up Bong Joon-Ho's 'Snow Piercer,' Summer 2013 Release Likely

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 9, 2012 2:41 PM
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It looks like The Weinstein Company has been busy this week picking up movies. With an Oscar slate that already (potentially) includes "The Master," "Django Unchained," "Silver Linings Playbook" and "The Intouchables," they've got another ace up their sleeve. But first, they've nabbed a movie that's already high on our list for 2013.

Alan Arkin & Kim Basinger Get Into A 'Grudge Match' With Sylvester Stallone & Robert De Niro

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • November 9, 2012 2:17 PM
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It’s one of those movies that sounds like it’s been thought up on a boozy night out -- wouldn’t it be great if there was a movie where Rocky and Jake LaMotta fight each other in the ring? Well, now there will be! Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro are stepping back into the ring as a pair of retired fighters who wish to settle an old score in “Grudge Match,” and now the movie is beginning to round out the rest of its cast.

Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson, Nick Offerman & Alison Brie Join 'Lego: The Piece Of Resistance'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 9, 2012 1:55 PM
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Ordinarily, toy brand + celeb voice = us falling asleep. But, it's Lego and we pretty much like everyone who is coming on board a lot, and the guys directing it are solid too. So, color us optimistic. And really, how can you not like these latest additions?

Sorry Guys, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino & Zack Snyder Won't Direct 'Star Wars: Episode 7'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 9, 2012 1:29 PM
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If things stay the way they are now (which they probably won't), "Star Wars: Episode 7" will be directed by Matthew Vaughn with a script by Michael Ardnt (he completed a treatment for the trilogy, but he hasn't yet signed to write the screenplays). And while fans to continue to toss around dream names for who will sign on to direct the sequel, you can count three names out.

Sam Mendes Mocks The Pitch He Received For 'The Avengers'; No Script, Just Comics With A Release Date

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 9, 2012 11:48 AM
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We'll certainly give Marvel credit for doing the impossible in creating a linked cinematic universe for their characters that is (mostly) coherent and complete. It's certainly no easy task, but they've managed to take their brand beyond the comic book store and into the pop cultural sphere at large, so kudos are definitely deserved. But when it comes to trying to snare A-list directors, they might want to rethink their approach.

Watch: International Trailer For 'Hitchcock' Scares Up New Footage

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 9, 2012 11:18 AM
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Having premiered at the AFI Fest last week, the verdict is still out on whether or not Sacha Gervasi's "Hitchcock" will be a major player in the awards season race. But, with the first reviews mostly positive (though not overwhelming, and we were certainly not quite taken with its charms), Fox Searchlight is off to a good start, and now a new international trailer has landed to show off a little more of what audiences can expect from the movie.

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