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Justin Lin Moves Into New Sci-Fi Comedy 'Subdivision'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 30, 2012 10:39 AM
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Fresh off helming perhaps the most gleefully anarchic and exuberant entry in the “Fast and Furious” series with “Fast Five,” the number of directions Justin Lin can explore next looks enviable to say the least. With that film's enormous box office bolstered by critical support, the director proved himself the obvious choice to lead the sixth installment, but along with a number of promising projects lining up on the side, it now seems he'll be treading into sci-fi waters in the near future.

Listen: Jessie J's "Crazy About You" From 'Silver Linings Playbook,' Wilco Re-Records Tune For 'This Is 40' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 30, 2012 10:23 AM
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A few musical cues and news today, so let's jump right in. Brit pop star Jessie J has recorded a new song for "Silver Linings Playbook," which takes the usually bland approach of literalizing the characters and themes of a film to a whole new level. Grammy Award-winning songwriter Diane Warren (nominated for six Oscars including Aerosmith's "Don't Want To Miss A Thing" from "Armageddon") has penned "Crazy About You." A movie about two people going through some personal pain that has affected their mental health -- and who fall for each other -- featuring a song called "Crazy About You"? Genius.

'Martyrs' Director Pascal Laugier Wants To Freak You Out With A "Twisted" Sex Movie

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 30, 2012 9:42 AM
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Before the royalty of French genre cinema took a handful of filmmakers under their wing to create modestly budgeted action exercises, from complete failures (“From Paris With Love”) to sequel-spawning blockbusters (“Taken”), the focus landed instead on some of the finest horror in recent years. Two brilliant, sadistic stand-outs remain Alexandre Aja's “High Tension” and Pascal Laugier's “Martyrs,” but while Aja's film dabbled heavily in the psychosexual, Laugier is set to take the element even further with his next movie.

'Wolverine' Will Find Logan "More Desperate & Lower Than Ever Before" & More From Hugh Jackman & James Mangold's Chat

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 30, 2012 9:16 AM
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"It's 100 percent undiluted Wolverine," director James Mangold (the very underrated "3:10 To Yuma") said in yesterday's Live Chat about 20th Century Fox's "The Wolverine." An interesting, surprisingly informative and thoughtful conversation between Mangold and his star Hugh Jackman, while the duo were in part-salesman mode -- letting the geek constituents hear what they wanted to hear -- the hopeful point of the discussion seemed to be selling fans on everything "The Wolverine" isn't.

First Poster For Park Chan-Wook’s 'Stoker' Presents A Haunted Vine Of Images

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 30, 2012 9:01 AM
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Everything we've seen so far about Park Chan-Wook's "Stoker" suggests a heightened fairy tale, an eerie, somewhat unreal story that is half fable, half thriller. And the first poster for the movie certainly plays up that angle in yet another exciting tease for the upcoming film.

Watch: Trailer For Dustin Hoffman's Directorial Debut 'Quartet'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • October 29, 2012 6:40 PM
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It may have already played at TIFF and the LFF amongst others, but Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut “Quartet” will be hitting theaters on December 28th and now a trailer for the film has arrived online which you can watch below.

Frank Grillo Confirmed As Villain Crossbones In 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 29, 2012 6:14 PM
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One week after the mumurs first hit the interwebs, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" officially has its villain Crossbones, and he'll be played by Frank Grillo. 

'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For' Now Shooting, Jaime King Returns But Jamie Chung Replaces Devon Aoki

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 29, 2012 5:53 PM
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...and just like that, "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For" is now shooting. Production started today on the long awaited followup to the hit 2005 film, and indeed, word has been brewing all year. In the spring, the movie was formally announced, with casting more or less coming together in the following months, but now a clearer picture of what to expect is emerging.

New Teaser Poster For 'The Wolverine' Unsheathed, Character's Immortality Will Be Tested

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 29, 2012 5:24 PM
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Things in the movie world don't happen in a vacuum, and with James Mangold and Hugh Jackman taking part in an online Q&A today, followed by an unveiling of a new teaser poster for "The Wolverine," it's probably a safe bet some kind of teaser trailer will be dropping later this week. But you gotta start somewhere...

Tell Your Parents: 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Sequel In The Works

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 29, 2012 4:39 PM
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So, you think only blockbuster tentpoles and comic book movies get sequels? Guess again. Hollywood is beginning to realize that old people go to movies too. And accordingly, more movies feature Old People Doing Stuff are getting made. Need some examples? Dustin Hoffman's "Quartet" and "Stand Up Guys" with Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin are getting Academy consideration runs. While The Weinstein Company will drop the elderly, feel good choir movie "Song For Marion" next year. And oh yeah, a little movie called "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" made $134 million worldwide this year. And now Fox Searchlight wants more.

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