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Alex Proyas To Direct Adaptation Of 'Robopocalypse' Author Daniel H. Wilson's 'Amped'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 6, 2012 3:21 PM
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What happens when Steven Spielberg wants to make a movie out of your book? The rest of Hollywood comes calling for the rest of your works, and that's certainly true for Daniel H. Wilson. With Spielbergo shooting his "Robopocalypse" next year, the writer is seeing another one of his near-future, sci-fi stories moving ahead, with another director known for spectacle at the helm.

'World War Z' Teaser Poster Succeeds At Making Audiences Think Brad Pitt Is Starring In A Zorro Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 6, 2012 2:16 PM
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So, your major tentpole is in trouble and has been the subject of bad press for months. Mainstream audiences -- if they've heard about it -- only know, at most, that it stars Brad Pitt, has zombies and might be a bit of mess. Otherwise, they have no idea what a "World War Z" is. So what do you do to stoke excitement? If you're Paramount, you put out a teaser poster that features nothing more than a black background and some text. Man, even the interns must have had a day off. Did a secretary's assistant do this?

Watch: 5 Clips From Joe Wright's 'Anna Karenina' Starring Keira Knightley & Jude Law

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 6, 2012 2:00 PM
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Oh hey, there you are "Anna Karenina." Since unspooling overseas at the tail end of the summer, and hitting TIFF for its North American bow, word has been very, very quiet on Joe Wright's latest effort. And it's a real shame because the movie is both spectacular and moving, doing justice to the emotion in Leo Tolstoy's tale of doomed love, but giving the material an enjoyably indulgent theatrical treatment. The big word on this movie is that it was shot all on a single soundstage with interconnected sets, and while the artificiality shows through sometimes (intentionally), it never detracts from the story or the epic feel of the movie.

"You're Sexy": Illicit Lovers List Out Their Top 10s In Exclusive Clip From '28 Hotel Rooms'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 6, 2012 1:41 PM
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Unfolding as a collage of moments—some sexy, some innocent, some profound, some silly— "28 Hotel Rooms" is an intimate portrait of an affair in which two people wrestle with the intoxication of sex and the confusion of loving more than one person. Starring Chris Messina (most recently seen in "Argo" and "Ruby Sparks") and Marin Ireland (she was in the first season of "Homeland"), this indie drama is directed by Matt Ross, who some know from "Big Love" and we love most from his supporting role in Whit Stillman's "The Last Days of Disco" (he planned the lovably insufferable "Departmental Dan").

Exclusive: Clip From SXSW Midnight Audience Award Winner 'Citadel'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 6, 2012 12:22 PM
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Sometimes the most frightening thing in the world isn't ghouls and goblins, it's the dangers lurking just outside your door. And for SXSW audiences this year, they felt that chill right up their collective spine as they voted Ciarán Foy's psychological horror picture "Citadel" the Midnight Audience Award winner in March. And with the film now headed to theaters, we've got a clip to show you a peek at what the buzz is all about.
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8 New Photos Of Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel, Anthony Hopkins & More In 'Hitchock'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 6, 2012 12:00 PM
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If there is one thing that HBO's "The Girl" and Fox Searchlight's "Hitchcock" seem to underscore, it's that Alfred Hitchcock surely liked his leading ladies. To what degree and how sleazy he may or may not have been, is open to interpretation. And while the Toby Jones vehicle portrays him as a ruthless cad, Sacha Gervasi's picture -- set during the making of "Psycho" -- takes a bit of a lighter air, though the helmer certainly doesn't mind making sure the curves are framed properly. And fresh off the film's AFI Fest debut, some new images have arrived giving a closer look at the rest of the extended cast, including the actresses who take on some classic cinema roles.

'Chronicle' Writer Max Landis To Make Directorial Debut With 'Me Him Her'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • November 6, 2012 11:37 AM
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Max Landis is one of the most promising rising stars in Hollywood right now, and thankfully that doesn’t seem to have anything to do with the 27 year-old trading on his father’s name. Landis got himself a whole heap of positive attention thanks to his brilliant script for this year’s “Chronicle,” and he also has a lot of promising writing projects in the works. There’s “Chronicle 2” (although John Landis has said that Fox aren’t entirely happy with the direction his son has taken the sequel), the superhero TV series “Vigilant,” a Frankenstein project with Paul McGuigan attached to direct and the mysterious “Amnesty” with Ron Howard to name just a few. So what’s next for Landis? Well, directing, naturally.

Watch: Pixar's Oscar Nominated Short 'La Luna'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 6, 2012 11:27 AM
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With the double whammy of "Cars 2" and "Brave" finding Pixar a bit off their game lately, for those of you looking to be reminded of what they can do when they're firing on all cylinders, the little "La Luna" may be what you're looking for.
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Budweiser Asking To Be Removed From 'Flight'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 6, 2012 10:38 AM
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Opening strong this past weekend, and as we just noted, now looking like a potential Oscar player, things are going very well for Paramount and "Flight," but there could be some turbulence ahead. As you know, Denzel Washington plays a booze-soaked pilot who manages the heroic feat of landing a doomed flight. However, one of the companies that's seen in his liquor cabinet is asking to be taken out of the movie.
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Shawn Levy Takes Over 'This Is Where I Leave You' From Adam Shankman

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 6, 2012 9:36 AM
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Putting together a cast that included Jason Bateman, Zac Efron, Goldie Hawn, Leslie Mann, Malin Akerman and Jason Sudeikis, earlier this year things were looking good for Adam Shankman's "This Is Where I Leave You." But when we caught up with the director last month at the Savannah Film Festival, he told us the movie was on hold, something that "destroyed" him because it had "literally everything I wanted to do" within it. And unfortunately it won't be returning to him, as a new director is now on board.

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