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"We Are The Sin-Eaters": 11 New Photos & 3 New Clips From 'The Bourne Legacy'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 20, 2012 6:14 PM
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As you can tell from our exclusive chat with director Tony Gilroy that we posted earlier today, the secretive layers of Universal's "The Bourne Legacy" are slowly being peeled back, and it appears that a larger conspiracy is in play in this new iteration of the series, now led by Jeremy Renner. While we don't have a review of the film yet, our interview piece this morning called the picture "high octane chess," which was what we kind of hoped for and expected from Gilroy, the director behind "Michael Clayton."

Spike Jonze & Sofia Coppola's Cinematographer Lance Acord Making Directorial Debut 'Racing Dreams'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 20, 2012 6:05 PM
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With a resume that boasts "Buffalo 66," "Being John Malkovich," "Adaptation," "Where The Wild Things Are," "Marie Antoinette" and "Lost In Translation," it's safe to say that cinematographer Lance Acord has been hanging out with the right people. Undoubtedly contributing in a major way to the look and feel of those films by Sofia Coppola, Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman, Acord is now ready to make his own movie, and unlike those high-concept films, he's going for something different. 

James Marsden Replaces Matthew McConaughey As JFK In Lee Daniels' 'The Butler'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 20, 2012 5:36 PM
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The list of actors who have portrayed John F. Kennedy on the big and small screen over the years is eclectic to say the least. Folks as varied as Greg Kinnear, Martin Donovan, Bruce Greenwood, William Petersen and even Bruce Campbell have taken on the former president's accent and enunciation to varying degrees of success. Now, James Marsden is going to give it a whirl.

Watch: Amusing Trailer For 'Bachelorette' Starring Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan, Isla Fisher & Rebel Wilson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 20, 2012 4:57 PM
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There's no doubt the "Bridesmaids" comparisons will be thrown around for this one, and certainly the success of that film likely helped this one get in front of cameras last summer, but there are some slight variations in "Bachelorette." While in Paul Feig's film the bachelorette party ultimately gets canceled, here it's the centerpiece of the entire movie. Moreover, "Bachelorette" looks like it could be substantially fun, and the cast is certainly nothing to sneeze at.

Kevin Costner Races To 'McFarland' For 'Whale Rider' Director Niki Caro

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 20, 2012 3:54 PM
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There are many threads in the career of Kevin Costner -- westerns for example -- but one genre the actor seems to enjoy is the sports movie. From baseball ("Bull Durham," "Field Of Dreams," "For Love Of The Game") to golf ("Tin Cup") to boxing ("Play It To The Bone" in which he cameos), if you've got a sport, send it Costner's way, because he might be interested. And now, he's going out for track.

Abigail Breslin & Juliette Lewis Join 'August: Osage County' With Julia Roberts & Meryl Streep

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 20, 2012 2:22 PM
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You know, with Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep already starring in this thing, the filmmakers could populate the rest of "August: Osage County" with circus clowns, and not only would the two leads still deliver strong performances, and inevitable Oscar nominations would follow. It looks like the folks behind the film plan to surround their leads with some strong talent, and two more reliable names are coming on board.

Watch: Why Naming Your Dog After F. Scott Fitzgerald Is Aggressive In New Clip From 'Ruby Sparks'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 20, 2012 1:33 PM
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Both whimsical and light on its feet, but also imbued with a mature sense of how relationships are very much sometimes about the power (or concession) of control, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris' "Ruby Sparks" is a wonderful concotion, and a highlight of the summer movie season.

Watch: New French Trailer For Xavier Dolan's 'Laurence Anyways'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 20, 2012 12:56 PM
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Just as we did earlier today with "Take This Waltz," here's another Canadian film we continue to trumpet, although this one is still without U.S. distribution. Xavier Dolan's bold and beautiful "Laurence Anyways" is now starting to roll out overseas after premiering at the Cannes Film Festival in May and opening in Canada not long after. And a new trailer has arrived, with new footage to tantalize those who still have yet to experience the picture.

3 New Clips & Photos From 'Celeste And Jesse Forever' Starring Rashida Jones & Andy Samberg

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 20, 2012 12:27 PM
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Breaking up is hard to do. It's even harder if your partner also happens to be your best friend, and that distinction forms the basis of "Celeste And Jesse Forever," the upcoming romantic comedy that takes a funny and dramatic look at the end of a relationship and what it takes to start over.

First Look At Emmy Rossum In 'Beautiful Creatures'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 20, 2012 11:31 AM
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In case you haven't been paying attention, the young adult book movie adaptation era is upon us. The 'Twilight' series has already proven there are buckets of money to be made, "The Hunger Games" is going to be duplicating that success in years to come, and in 2013, two more franchises will be hoping to cash in as well. Sony has "The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones" gearing up to go into production for release next August, but Warner Bros. has already wrapped on "Beautiful Creatures," which they hope will get their New Year off to the fresh start.

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