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Honest Abe Vs. James Bond: Spielberg's 'Lincoln' Goes Head To Head With 'Skyfall' On November 9th

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 18, 2012 12:25 PM
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Most of the big awards contenders set out their stalls on the release calendar long ago: even Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" had picked out its December release date months before it actually went into production. But there was one exception, and it's potentially the heaviest hitter of them all: Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln."

Shocker: Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master' Will Be Rated R

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 18, 2012 11:33 AM
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Paul Thomas Anderson has directed five feature films. They have all been rated R.  And guess what? "The Master" will be too.
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Exclusive: Trailer & Poster For Award Winning Documentary 'Somewhere Between'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 18, 2012 11:01 AM
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For most of us, it's not difficult to decipher where we come from and who we are. Looking at parents, siblings and relatives, one can determine which traits came from which side of family, and determine where we fit in not only at home, but in the community at large. However, the award-winning documentary "Somewhere Between" takes a look at a group of young women whose lives have taken root in the United States, but whose family tree reaches far overseas.

Fred Willard Hasn't Heard Anything About Returning For 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 18, 2012 10:42 AM
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It's hard to believe, but it's true: Ron Burgundy really and truly is returning for another big-screen outing. Two teaser trailers released this spring for "Anchorman: The Legend Continues" affirmed that everything is moving forward, but a script still needs to be banged out. Details have been scarce, mostly because Adam McKay is still putting it together (though he did let on that Ron will find himself in a newly diversified media world and dealing with a custody battle), and aside from the main cast -- Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner and Christina Applegate -- there's been no word who else from the massive ensemble of the first film might pop by. But surely Ed Harken won't be left behind?

Bat-Dorks Force Rotten Tomatoes To Turn Off Comments For 'The Dark Knight Rises'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 18, 2012 10:21 AM
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Well, this just went from dumb to dumber. As you might recall, earlier this week reviews started arriving for Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises" and, believe it or not, some people just don't dig Gotham. A couple of negative reviews hit, and like some kind of bat signal for the fanboy moths, they descended en masse to Rotten Tomatoes unleashing their vitriol on those who dared to voice an opinion that didn't declare 'Rises' to be the greatest movie of all time. Now standing at a rating of 86% on Rotten Tomatoes, the site has had it with Bat-dorks.

Watch: Clip From Spike Lee's Documentary About Michael Jackson's "Bad"; Theatrical Release Planned

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 18, 2012 9:44 AM
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While there is still no official title or release date, those details are likely right around the corner as the first clip from Spike Lee's documentary about Michael Jackson's Bad has arrived. And yeah, it looks like it's going to be some fascinating stuff.
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Peter Morgan Apparently Working With Hugh Hefner On A Biopic Of The Playboy Founder

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 18, 2012 9:16 AM
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The life of Hugh Hefner is certainly one tailor-made for a salacious silver-screen adaptation but, up until this point, we've not seen it put under the microscope in any significant way. Brett Ratner had been attached to helm a biopic a few years back for Universal but, with things never coming together, Warner Bros. recently took over the now helmer-less project. It's unclear if that project is the one in question here but it looks like the Playboy founder himself is currently working with a royalty-approved scribe, with Hefner tweeting that he "had a good meeting today with screen writer Peter Morgan discussing a film about my life." 

Watch: New Clip From 'Total Recall' Reveals Bryan Cranston's Cohaagen

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • July 18, 2012 9:04 AM
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When it comes to promotion on Sony's remake of "Total Recall," actor Bryan Cranston is either suspiciously absent or only briefly included in the movie's trailers and TV spots. Of course, it seems criminal to keep the man who is Walter White a secret, especially since Cranston is playing the villain Cohaagen, a name famously screamed by Arnold Schwarzenegger in Paul Verhoeven's 1990 original. Finally, in the latest clip from the remake, Cranston has his chance to shine.

Daniel Craig & Ola Rapace Beat City Traffic With Dirt Bikes In New Look At Sam Mendes' 'Skyfall'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 18, 2012 8:45 AM
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Four years after the disappointment of "Quantum Of Solace," the Bond franchise is set to return with a bang this fall when Sam Mendes' "Skyfall" is unveiled. With a script by John Logan, Roger Deakins as DoP and an exciting cast that sees regulars Daniel Craig and Judi Dench joined by names such as Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney Helen McCrory and Ben Whishaw as well as new Bond girls Berenice Marhole and Naomie Harris, the promised standalone feature is gearing up to be the most anticipated 007 film of recent time.

Sam Raimi Unplugs From 'World Of Warcraft'

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • July 18, 2012 8:20 AM
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At the San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend, director Sam Raimi helped promote his upcoming "Oz The Great and Powerful" by revealing the first trailer for the quasi-prequel. During the panel, Raimi answered a question about his long-developing adaptation of "The Shadow," and revealed that the project wasn't moving forward because they couldn't get the script right. Add another gestating project to the scrap heap, as Raimi is also no longer working on video game adaptation "World of Warcraft."

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