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Terrence Malick's 'To The Wonder' Will Feature Political & Economic Themes, Says Venice Film Festival Director Alberto Barbera

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • July 27, 2012 11:39 AM
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Since the single official still of Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams nuzzling in front of a gorgeous vista hit the web, it was always assumed Terrence Malick's latest film, “To the Wonder,” would expand on the themes of love and relationships present in both “Badlands” and “The Tree of Life.” However, as details on Javier Bardem's priest character revealed earlier this week hinted at a more prominent element of faith, today a figure involved in bringing the film to the festival world has added another subject the film will tackle.

New Images Of Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña & Anna Kendrick In 'End Of Watch'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 27, 2012 11:19 AM
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David Ayer likes to make cop movies, and we suppose if that's what keeps the bread buttered and a roof over your head, why mess with a good thing? But while "End of Watch" employs a voyeuristic/found-footage aesthetic not commonly found in the genre, the story itself feels like one we've seen and heard many times before. But with a TIFF premiere on the cards, perhaps there's a little bit more weight to it than simply being another study of the boys in blue.

Model Clara Paget Gets Sidekick Role In 'Fast & Furious 6'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 27, 2012 10:37 AM
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Rev your engines, folks, because in case you forgot, Vin Diesel and his buddies are bringing back the smell of exhaust and Axe body spray to theaters with "Fast & Furious 6." And the movie that's currently in production has added a young fresh face to kick some ass alongside the boys.

'The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones" Finds Its Alec Lightwood

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • July 27, 2012 9:38 AM
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We can only imagine the zeal Screen Gems is experiencing when thinking about how their upcoming adaptation "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" could potentially tap into the young adult market in the same way that the "Twilight" and "The Hunger Games" movies have. However, after setting the leads with Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell-Bower, the recent casting seem to appease more of the "adult" adult crowd rather than the young adult crowd.

First Look: Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams & Justin Timberlake In Baseball Drama 'Trouble With The Curve'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 27, 2012 9:00 AM
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Even though little has been heard from the film, upcoming baseball drama "Trouble with the Curve" will mark Clint Eastwood's first on-screen role since 2008's "Gran Torino." It will also be the first time since 1993's "In the Line of Fire" that he isn't directing himself. But he's got a trusted friend and collaborator behind the camera in Robert Lorenz -- making his directorial debut here -- who has worked as an assistant director to Eastwood on "Mystic River" and "Million Dollar Baby" and is partner with Clint at his shingle Malpaso Productions.

Lady Gaga Joins 'Machete Kills' & Gets A Character Poster

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 26, 2012 4:59 PM
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If you thought the zany casting of Robert Rodriguez's "Machete Kills" started and ended with Charlie Sheen and Mel Gibson, guess again. Robert Rodriguez hit Twitter today to announce: "I just finished working with @LadyGaga on @MacheteKills , she kicked SO MUCH ASS! Holy Smokes. Blown away!" And along with it, he added a character poster that reveals she, rather appropriately, plays a character named La Chameleon.

Kimberly Peirce To Direct Remake Of 'With A Friend Like Harry' With Script By 'Stoker' Writer Wentworth Miller

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 26, 2012 4:39 PM
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With Kimberly Peirce currently busy filming a remake of Brian De Palma's horror classic "Carrie," it looks like she's cast her eye on another redo, this time on something a bit more contemporary from across the pond. Variety reports that Peirce is now attached to direct a remake of the hit French thriller "With a Friend Like Harry."

Watch: Full 'The Day Britain Stopped' Mock Doc Drama That Ridley Scott & Steve Zaillian Are Remaking

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 26, 2012 3:10 PM
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With the Olympics gearing up to kick off tomorrow, London's public transit service has been under some serious strain and scrutiny in the past week as the world descends on the city for the games. Numerous delays have already been reported, with traffic in the city only due to increase in the coming days and weeks. So it's a bit ironic to think that nearly a decade ago, this was (sort of) the foundation of a disaster flick.

Watch: Gerard Butler Gets Wet In Trailer For 'Chasing Mavericks'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 26, 2012 2:39 PM
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So are uplifting yet tragic surfing movies a thing now? Last year we got "Soul Surfer," the true story of a young woman who gets attacked by a shark while out on the water, loses an arm, finds God, and gets back on the board. And now, we're getting another wholesome slice of sadness in the form of "Chasing Mavericks," a movie that will make you feel good before dropping some heaviness on y'all.

Snakes, Dancing & More: New Images From 'The Campaign' With Will Ferrell & Zach Galifianakis

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 26, 2012 2:03 PM
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Around this time last year, we were gearing up for another kind of political movie with George Clooney's "Ides of March." It had a fancy Venice festival premiere lined up and an awards-ready fall release date and...well, "The Campaign" isn't quite like that movie. At all. Instead of Clooney and Ryan Gosling squaring off, we've got Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis, and following the recent restricted trailer, the studio has dropped a batch of new pics from the flick hoping you'll vote with your dollars in a couple of weeks.

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