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Andrew Dominik Aims To Shoot Polanski-Esque Marilyn Monroe Biopic 'Blonde' In 2013, Naomi Watts Still Attached

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 23, 2012 2:15 PM
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The other day we got to speak to Andrew Dominik, whose genuinely amazing new crime film “Killing Them Softly” opens next week. One thing we wanted to make sure of was, after the seemingly epic gulf of time between his brilliant but criminally under-seen “The Assassination of Jesse James and the Coward Robert Ford” and “Killing Them Softly,” that there was at least something in the works. It turns out that the movie he was originally going to do before “Killing Them Softly” is still very much a go. "I'm going to do this movie called 'Blonde,' which is about Marilyn Monroe," Dominik said.

Watch: Martin Scorsese Talks Lovingly About Film Restoration & How 'The Seven Year Itch' Spurred His Preservation Work

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 23, 2012 11:59 AM
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There are few filmmakers -- or people -- as dedicated, knowledgeable and passionate about cinema and its history as Martin Scorsese. A virtual walking encyclopedia about any corner of film lore you can think of, he remains fascinated and excited by movies and filmmakers, but in particular is concerned with making sure the early days of the art form aren't lost to the dusts of time. Through The Film Foundation and the World Cinema Foundation, he has worked tirelessly to preserve and restore films for future generations.

Tell Your Mom: There's Going To Be A Susan Boyle Biopic Now

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 23, 2012 11:30 AM
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Hey wait, Susan Boyle is still a thing? You might remember a few years ago the singer took the world by storm on "Britain's Got Talent," belting out "I Dreamed A Dream" from "Les Miserables," and bringing down the house, earning pretty much overnight success. She has since gone on to sell millions of records, pack venues for her concerts and has had a stage musical mounted about her life. And now her story is headed to the big screen.

What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'Red Dawn' Breaks For 'Rust & Bone' 'Life Of Pi,' 'Hitchcock' & 'Guardians'

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • November 23, 2012 11:05 AM
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Happy Thanksgiving, friends! And happy Big Movie Season too! "Life of Pi" kicked things off this past Wednesday, and is joined by the first of the holiday flicks and the year's second film about the Master of Suspense. So if you're not too worn out from Black Friday shopping, or still sleeping off the tryptophan, get your Turkey Day fix at the multiplex this weekend.

Steven Spielberg Says He Offered To Direct A Bond Film In The '70s, But Was Turned Down

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 23, 2012 10:02 AM
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Who would have thought at the beginning of the '70s that the guy who directed "Duel" would emerge ten years later with two the biggest films of the decade under his belt, with "Jaws" and "Close Encounters Of The Third Kind." But looking back, it's also interesting to consider what could have been. While Spielberg no longer has to chase jobs and has scripts coming to him, back then, he was still a filmmaker on the rise looking to make a name for himself. You might recall the budding filmmaker sent a script to the fake movie company the CIA set up for the operation outlined in Ben Affleck's "Argo," and had thinks gone differently, Spielberg would have taken on one biggest franchises of all time.

'Rust And Bone' Star Matthias Schoenaerts Joining Michelle Williams In WWII Drama 'Suite Francaise'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 23, 2012 9:29 AM
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This weekend sees Jacques Audiard's fantastic "Rust And Bone" open in limited release, and we've already been predicting big things for one of the film's leads, Matthias Schoenaerts. In our review we wrote that the "Bullhead" star "may find his breakthrough here, with comparisons to Tom Hardy to come....he's a similarly commanding physical presence, but he's the rare breed with acting chops to spare." And indeed, just like Hardy, it seems a number of doors are opening up.

Watch: 4 Clips & New Pics From 'Gambit' Starring Cameron Diaz & Colin Firth

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 22, 2012 4:58 PM
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While it doesn't have a U.S. release date just yet, the Coen Brothers penned, Cameron Diaz and Colin Firth starring comedy "Gambit" is already kicking up its heels overseas. A remake of the 1966 Michael Caine/Shirley MacLaine film, while on paper it sounds promising, the end result is a bit more disappointing (read our review here), but judge for yourself with four clips from the movie below.

Watch: 1-Hour Q&A With Paul Thomas Anderson About 'The Master' At The Astor Theater In Melbourne, Australia

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 22, 2012 3:50 PM
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Looking for a break from the family, or maybe something a bit more cerebral than the Macy's Day Thanksgiving Parade (that thing seems to go on forever, doesn't it?)? Well, here's a little treat from down under.

Atmospheric First Pics Of Jesse Eisenberg & Noah Taylor In Richard Ayoade's 'The Double'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 22, 2012 1:36 PM
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Though already well established as a comic actor, writer and director thanks to his work on Brit TV in fare such as "The IT Crowd," "Garth Marenghi's Darkplace" and more, with his debut feature film "Submarine," Richard Ayoade proved himself to be an astute stylist as well. While lazy folks compared his assemblage of French New Wave tics, mixed visual formats and a careful eye for set decoration and costuming as a Wes Anderson riff, he proved he could stand well enough on his own. And it looks like for his next effort, "The Double," he will make a distinct 180 from what he did before.

Watch: Go Behind The Scenes Of 'The Dark Knight Rises' Football Field Explosion In New Featurette

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 22, 2012 9:43 AM
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With "The Dark Knight Rises" headed to home video in the next couple of weeks, you'll soon be able to dig into Christopher Nolan's finale to his Batman trilogy of films. So far, we've had some pretty nice previews in advance of the release. We've seen the big Bane vs. Batman showdown detailed by 45 behind-the-scenes pics, as well as a look at the transformation of Tom Hardy into the ripped villain. Now, another big setpiece to the movie has been deconstructed.

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