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Warner Bros. To Remove Scene & Undergo Reshoots On 'Gangster Squad' In Wake Of Colorado Shooting

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 23, 2012 2:01 PM
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With the saga of James Holmes and the awful Aurora, Colorado shooting at the end of last week only just beginning, as the young man had his first court date today -- televised, of course -- it seems Warner Bros. has made a decision regarding "Gangster Squad." As you might recall, the studio quickly rushed to yank the trailer from in front of prints of "The Dark Knight Rises" as it featured a sequence in which some gangsters shoot through a movie screen toward an audience. Reports also suggested that WB was tabling a few options on how to handle the film, from delaying the release to cutting the scene, and unfortunately, the latter option is prevailing.

Jeremy Irvine To Star Opposite Robert Duvall In 'A Night In Old Mexico' From 'Lonesome Dove' Scribe Bill Wittliff

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 23, 2012 1:43 PM
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You always hear about projects that take years to come to fruition but what makes this one a bit more special is the fact the actor staying loyal through the years is 81 years old and in the twilight years of his career. Robert Duvall hasn't been shy to namedrop "Lonesome Dove" as the "proudest" work of his career and, now, eight years after first attaching himself to a reunion with 'Dove' scribe Bill Wittliff on "A Night In Old Mexico," the actor is finally set to step in front of ameras on the project next week with young "War Horse" star Jeremy Irvine co-starring and Spanish showman-turned-director Emilio Aragon at the helm.

New Photos From Ana Piterbarg's 'Everyone Has A Plan' Starring Viggo Mortensen As Twins

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 23, 2012 1:14 PM
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These days, if not too often that we're treated to a Viggo Mortensen performance so consider us extremely excited for the upcoming double dose of the actor in Ana Piterbarg's directorial debut "Everybody Has A Plan" which sees Mortensen play twin brothers. We've had a decent look at the film already with a host of pics and a Spanish trailer without subtitles but we now have a whole new batch of photos to add to that as well.

Watch: Impressive 6 Minute Clip From 'Anna Karenina' Starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law & Aaron Johnson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 23, 2012 12:57 PM
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The fall filmgoing season won't be lacking film's of ambition, from Paul Thomas Anderson's 65mm look at the formation of a cult in "The Master" to Baz Luhrmann's 3D take on "The Great Gatsby" to the fantastical razzle dazzle of Ang Lee's 3D "Life Of Pi." But also aiming squarely for your eyes and heart as well is Joe Wright's "Anna Karenina" and this generous six minute clip showcases a film that is swinging all the way to fences.

The Bondurant Boys Pack Heat In New Images From 'Lawless'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 23, 2012 12:36 PM
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While Tom Hardy made his biggest impression on North American audiences with his dashing, charming turn in Christopher Nolan's "Inception" (with that persona used to far lesser effect in "This Means War"), this summer he's offering up two roles which find him brooding behind a mask, and under a hat. The first, of course, is as the hulk-tacular Bane in "The Dark Knight Rises," where even with his face obscured, he commands considerable terror. And in just about a month, he's back at the multiplex as the monosyllabic (but also quite hilarious) Forrest Bondurant in John Hillcoat's "Lawless."

Anne Hathaway Interested In A 'Catwoman' Movie, But Only With The "Right People"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 23, 2012 12:14 PM
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“For me, Gotham and these characters, I’m done. I’ve told our story and I’m moving on,” director Christopher Nolan said earlier this month when asked about a "Catwoman" movie for Anne Hathaway, while adding: “I certainly think she deserves it, she’s incredible.”

Contest: Win The Soundtrack To The Sundance Hit 'Searching For Sugar Man'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 23, 2012 12:05 PM
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Music history is filled with artists and albums, that for whatever reason, slipped through the cracks of time and history. Great musicians and songs that through no fault of their own, didn't get the recognition at the time they deserved. But everyone once a while, the spotlight shines back on them and for singer/songwriter Rodriguez, his time is now arriving decades later than he ever imagined. Winner of the Audience Award and Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival eariler this year, "Searching For Sugar Man" is a documentary that we called "a hugely entertaining, emotionally touching, and musically revelatory experience."

Will Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master' Premiere At Fantastic Fest?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 23, 2012 11:41 AM
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In case you missed it, this weekend we dove deep into the breathtaking full trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master," investigating the spot from all angles in what is easily one of our most anticipated films of the year. Now the question is: where will it premiere? While the Venice Film Festival has seemingly been the leading contender thus far, some recent activity in Austin suggets that Anderson may choose to return to a festival that has already served him well.

Watch: Swedish Trailer For Lasse Hallström's Thriller 'The Hypnotist'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 23, 2012 11:21 AM
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Well, here's something we haven't really seen before from Lasse Hallström. The director, who has mostly been coasting on edgeless, forgettable, feel good fare for the past decade or longer ("Dear John," "Salmon Fishing In Yemen," "Hachi: A Dog's Tale," "The Hoax" etc.) has shifted gears considerably, getting behind the camera for the thriller "The Hypnotist," his first Swedish language film in 24 years.

Emile Hirsch Set To Join Director Peter Berg's Navy SEAL Movie ‘Lone Survivor’

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • July 23, 2012 10:42 AM
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Three years ago, when director Peter Berg promised Universal their tentpole adaptation of “Battleship” in exchange for his low-budget Navy SEAL actioner “Lone Survivor” down the line, the studio couldn’t have predicted that a similar SEAL film, “Act of Valor,” would domestically trounce their sure bet at the box office. However, the low-budget route proved viable yet again, and now the studio is ramping up Berg’s more personal film, moving the project into production right away, and assembling a strong cast that has attracted another young actor today.

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