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'Die Hard,' 'The Rock,' 'Full Metal Jacket' & More: 5 Films Arnold Schwarzenegger Could Have Starred In

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 8, 2012 2:34 PM
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The latest issue of Empire is simply overflowing with great material if you're a fan of Arnold Schwarzenegger. There's a major interview, "Working With Arnie"; a feature about his weapons of choice and one-liners; "Exploring Predator" an awesome in-depth play-by-play about his seminal alien-in-the-jungle picture; "Surviving Commando" a movie that the magazine calls his most off-the-chain; and "Arnie Killed Me," a column tracking down all the bit-actors who were offed by Arnie in his various films. If you are at all a Schwarzenegger fan, the issue is a must.

'Mythbusters' Prove That Jack Could Have Lived In 'Titanic'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 8, 2012 2:25 PM
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"When Jack puts Rose on the raft, then he tries to get on the raft. He's not an idiot, he doesn't want to die. And the raft sinks and kind of flips. So it's clear that there's only enough buoyancy available for one person. So he makes a decision to let her be that person instead of taking them both down," director James Cameron recently told IGN. To which the dudes from "Mythbusters" say...Oh, really?
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Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart Won't Attend The 'Breaking Dawn - Part 2' Premiere At The Rome Film Festival

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 8, 2012 1:56 PM
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It's a bit of good news/bad news for Italian Robsten fans. The good news: the epic conclusion to the vampire story of our time, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2" will make its world premiere at the Rome Film Festival. The bad news? Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart won't be there. That red carpet just shed a single tear. But is this a sign the 'Breaking Dawn -- Part 2' press jaunt will have significantly less participation by its two leads as they work their relationship out? While the studio has insisted plans will go forth as planned, one wonders...

Screenwriter Jon Spaihts Reveals Early Drafts Of 'Prometheus' Had Facehuggers

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 8, 2012 1:03 PM
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With "Prometheus" hitting home video this week, the discussion continues to revolve around just what it was supposed to be. A prequel to "Alien"? A prequel to the "Prometheus" sequel? Some kind of tie-in to the eventual "Blade Runner" follow up? Well, let the conversation continue as original screenwriter Jon Spaihts reveals that his initial script tied more directly to the franchise starting movie. And moreover, they were the centerpiece of two key sequences.

Exclusive: Olivier Assayas To Reteam With Juliette Binoche For 'Since Maria'

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • October 8, 2012 12:38 PM
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Unspooling his semi-autobiographical, revolutionary coming-of-age tale "Something In The Air" at the New York Film Festival this month (you can read our review here), French filmmaker Olivier Assayas isn't letting the press rounds sap all of his energy. While he hadn't officially announced his next project, the former Cahiers du cinéma critic told The Playlist in an exclusive interview that he plans to reteam with Juliette Binoche for the tentatively titled "Since Maria" which he's expected to shoot next spring.

Watch: Tim Burton's Cameo In 'Hoffa'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 8, 2012 12:18 PM
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Tim Burton didn't have a great weekend, with his stop motion animated "Frankenweenie" opening on 3000 screens to a paltry $11 million. So perhaps he'll want to look back on some happier times to cheer him up...

Rob Cohen Hated The First Two 'Fast & Furious' Sequels Because They Were Just Done For The Money

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 8, 2012 11:37 AM
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At least someone out there is thinking about the artistic integrity of the "Fast & Furious" franchise, and that man is the one who started it all, director Rob Cohen. With his first film "The Fast And The Furious" revving its way to over $200 million worldwide, it kicked off a franchise, but that doesn't mean he's always been happy with where it has been going.
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Laika Sets Untitled Movie For 2014 Release; 'The Internship' With Owen Wilson & Vince Vaughn Moves Up

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 8, 2012 11:16 AM
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Another release date shuffle so get out your calendars and make adjustments as you see fit.

Melanie Lynskey & Paul Schneider Say 'Goodbye To All That'; Nate Parker Goes 'Non-Stop'; Adam Brody Has A 'Baggage Claim' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • October 8, 2012 11:02 AM
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In today’s casting round-up, we have updates on a screenwriter’s directorial debut, another airplane-set thriller, an indie comedy about a man and his genitalia, and a romantic comedy set around a flight attendant.

'Poppy Hill' English Voice Cast Adds Anton Yelchin, Gillian Anderson, Aubrey Plaza, Christina Hendricks, Ron Howard & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • October 8, 2012 10:40 AM
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It was only a couple of months ago that we saw the first (english-subtitled) trailer for the new Studio Ghibli film, “From Up On Poppy Hill.” The film is written by Hayao Miyazaki and directed by his son, Goro Miyazaki (“Tales From Earthsea”) and the voice cast for the English-language dub has been revealed.

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