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Watch: Staggeringly Ambitious, Visually Impressive 6-Minute Trailer For The Wachowski's & Tom Tykwer's 'Cloud Atlas'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 26, 2012 5:11 AM
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Well, damn. After a prolonged period of radio silence, this week has seen a flurry of activity regarding "Cloud Atlas," the adaptation of David Mitchell's acclaimed best-seller by Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer and Andy Wachowski. On Tuesday, it was announced that the film would make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, yesterday saw the first images start to leak out, and overnight, the first trailer for the film leaked online (courtesy of JoBlo). And, boy, what a trailer.

Doug Liman Tackling Big Screen Adaptation Of Jack Finney's 'Time And Again'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 25, 2012 10:42 PM
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Published in 1970, optioned by Paul Newman and then attempted by Robert Redford in the mid-1990s, with more filmmakers to follow, getting "The Body Snatchers" writer Jack Finney's novel "Time And Again" up on the big screen has been a decades spanning effort worthy of the book's premise. But Doug Liman is going to give it a shot.

New 'The Bourne Legacy' Featurette Explains The Film's Ties To The Jason Bourne Saga

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 25, 2012 5:58 PM
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Is your dad still like, "Wait, Jason Bourne isn't dead?" And, "Hold on, someone else is playing Matt Damon?" Or, "Honey, can you turn that down? I'm watching the trailer for this 'Bourne' prequel and I'm trying to figure where Ben Affleck fits into all this." And are you, meanwhile, are just shaking your head in disdain?

Hank From 'Breaking Bad' Joins Ridley Scott's 'The Counselor'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 25, 2012 4:56 PM
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While Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul have deservedly earned the lions share of accolades for AMC's fierce "Breaking Bad," the supporting players haven't gotten as much shine, despite being just as solid. And one of those rock solid folks has been Dean Norris aka Hank, Walter White's brother-in-law, and one time rock collecting enthusiast, who is dead set on tracking down Heisenberg. But with the show currently on a hiatus before it shoots the last eight episodes, Norris just bagged a role alongside some heavyweights in Ridley Scott's next film in "The Counselor."

Vince Vaughn Wants To Be 'The Risk Agent'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 25, 2012 4:30 PM
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Vince Vaughn is really eager to switch up his usual smart mouthed comedy thing for something with a bit more grit. Just last week it was revealed he had lined up "Gunslingers," an action adventure flick from "Braveheart" writer Randall Wallace. And earlier this year, he was linked to "Lucky Strike" with Tony Scott of all people. And now comes another movie that will potentially see him flexing some kind of acting muscles we've rarely seen from the guy who turned the word "earmuffs" into an instantly quotable piece of dialogue.

There Were Probably Better Days To Announce This: Alex Pettyfer Will Play Kristen Stewart's Boyfriend In 'Cali'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 25, 2012 3:46 PM
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This was either the best or worst day to run this news depending on how you look at it, but either way, Kristen Stewart probably wishes it were tomorrow already. With tabloids catching her in the act of canoodling with her "Snow White and the Huntsman" director Rupert Sanders, the actress and helmer both issued personal statements to the press apologizing for their indiscretion. How the fabled KStew/RPatz relationship will sustain remains to be seen -- devotees on either sides tend to be fairly extreme -- but business must continue as usual it seems, as the actress' next project keeps rolling.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead & Topher Grace Star In Drake Doremus-Directed Campaign For Intel & Toshiba 'The Beauty Inside'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 25, 2012 3:26 PM
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Drake Doremus seems to like being busy. The director of last year's Sundance sensation "Like Crazy" (which we think deserved to do better than it did), has not only wrapped on his next film (more on that in a moment), but he's also behind the camera for a campaign for Intel and Toshiba that has a couple interesting leads helping him out.

Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman & Ruth Wilson Join 'Saving Mr. Banks' With Tom Hanks & Emma Thompson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 25, 2012 2:46 PM
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Already pretty much guaranteed to be a major contender in next year's Oscar race along with "August: Osage County" with Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, "Saving Mr. Banks" continues to add to its cast with a trio of actors joining Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson and Colin Farrell.

Jon Favreau Conferring With Pixar's Brain Trust On The Developing 'Magic Kingdom'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 25, 2012 2:23 PM
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Jon Favreau was making the press rounds for his new J.J. Abrams-produced world-without-electricity television series "Revolution," but Crave Online, wisely acknowledging that talking about "Revolution" is kinda boring, instead quizzed the "Iron Man" director about his plans for "Magic Kingdom," the Michael Chabon-penned project that would combine mythology from both the Disney films and the Disney parks. While Favreau says not to expect the film anytime soon ("Jersey Boys" will definitely shoot beforehand), he is getting some heavy duty help in the form of Pixar's vaulted Brain Trust (which has included Pete Docter, Brenda Chapman, Michael Arndt, John Lasseter, Brad Bird, and Andrew Stanton, at various times).

Exclusive: Emile Hirsch Tries To Stop The Hit In Clip From William Friedkin's 'Killer Joe' Starring Matthew McConaughey

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 25, 2012 2:05 PM
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As wickedly funny as it is gleefully depraved, William Friedkin's B-movie sizzler "Killer Joe" is really unlike anything you'll see this year. Hilarious and jaw dropping in equal measure, the movie is a fiercely entertaining good time, and while that NC-17 rating by the MPAA is a bit harsh, it speaks volumes about the film's tone and content that certainly pushes the envelope.

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