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'The Impossible' Starring Ewan McGregor & Naomi Watts Will Hit Theaters On December 21st

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 18, 2012 7:59 PM
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With production on the film beginning way, way back in 2010, we've been starting to get a little worried about "The Orphanage" director Juan Antonio Bayona's "The Impossible." But with a lengthy post-production required for the special effects work, we got our first taste of the film in December with a promising teaser followed up this spring with a full trailer -- could the movie now be Oscar bound?

'Tokyo Sonata' & 'Pulse' Director Kiyoshi Kurosawa Returns With Sci-Fi Drama 'The Day Of The Real, Perfect Plesiosaur'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 18, 2012 7:44 PM
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Ask and you shall receive? Something like that anyway....It was just last month that we openly wondered about what was going on with Kiyoshi Kurosawa, who featured on our What Ever Happened To These 5 Foreign-Language Filmmakers? list, and lo and behold, he's back with a new feature.

Watch: International Trailer For Billy Bob Thornton's 'Jayne Mansfield's Car' Starring Robert Duvall, Kevin Bacon & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 18, 2012 5:22 PM
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Despite boasting a strong ensemble cast including Robert Duvall, John Hurt, Frances O'Connor, Ray Stevenson, Kevin Bacon (with an amazing hairpiece) and Robert Patrick, with writer/director Billy Bob Thornton also featuring, and slotting a premiere at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year, it seems distributors stateside haven't been quick to bite on the drama "Jayne Mansfield's Car." But over in Australia, the movie will be landing on DVD and Blu-ray in early 2013 and the first trailer to get the word out has arrived.

Do You Want To See Gwyneth Paltrow's Pepper Potts Put On The Iron Man Suit?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 18, 2012 4:28 PM
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Well, we suppose it's not as out there as Mickey Rourke playing Ivan Vanko, or a talking raccoon and superhero tree in "Guardians Of The Galaxy," but it is still an idea that is enough to give one pause. Marvel has been thinking about strapping Gwyneth Paltrow's Pepper Potts into Tony Stark's Iron Man suit.

Exclusive: Clip From Indie Comedy 'The Runway' Starring 'A Better Life' & 'Savages' Star Demian Bichir

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 18, 2012 3:59 PM
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For Demian Bichir, the deserved Oscar nomination he received for his moving turn in "A Better Life," was validation for a career that has been building steadily. This year the actor is beginning to see the payoff with more substantial roles in bigger films like Oliver Stone's "Savages" (where he was one of the highlights) and Robert Rodriguez's "Machete Kills" which is now shooting. But this week a film arrives that is likely to serve as a reminder of how he came to the attention of Hollywood in the first place.

Aaron Run! Jeremy Renner Takes To The Roof In New Clip From 'The Bourne Legacy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 18, 2012 3:44 PM
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So after "The Dark Knight Rises" throws a cape over theaters this weekend, summer is over right? Not so fast. While August overall looks pretty dismal with a remake ("Total Recall"), a sequel ("The Expendables 2") and a Meryl Streep programmer ("Hope Springs"), there is one hope for a last burst of blockbuster entertainment: "The Bourne Legacy." And it looks very promising.

IFC Films Pick Up James McAvoy/Mark Strong Thriller 'Welcome To The Punch'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 18, 2012 3:17 PM
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The release schedule for the rest of the year is starting to shape up, but there's still a few question marks, and one of the film's we're eager to get a date on is "Welcome To The Punch." The film is the sophomore feature from writer-director Eran Creevy, who made an impressive debut with "Shifty" a few years ago, and he's stepping up in a big way for his follow-up, an ambitious crime thriller, compared to "Heat" and "The Last Boy Scout," with a top-notch cast led by James McAvoy and Mark Strong.

Amy Adams Joins Bradley Cooper & Jeremy Renner In New David O. Russell Film

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 18, 2012 2:54 PM
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We can' t have been the only one that felt that Amy Adams got a little cheated at the Oscars a few years back. Melissa Leo is a wonderful actress, and was very good in "The Fighter," but she wasn't even in the Best Supporting Actress in that film, let alone among the nominees. That particular honor went to Adams, who was tremendous in David O. Russell's film, and if we'd had our way, it would have been her walking away with the statuette in February 2011, not Leo.

Watch: Supercut Video Essay Featuring "135 Of The Most Beautiful Shots In Cinema"

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 18, 2012 2:38 PM
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We can't say that we're necessarily the biggest fans of the 'supercut,' those viral videos that take a bunch of examples of a particular thing -- people cussing, or saying a particular line, or whatever -- pull them together with some natty editing, and then just hang around collecting views. Generally speaking, they feel like kind of a waste of time, and are sort of indicative of a depressing pick & mix engagement with culture. But having said that, Christian Marclay's "The Clock," which cuts together moments of instances of time in film over a 24-hour period, is one of the most amazing things we've ever seen, and that's essentially an extension of the supercut principle, so we're certainly open to it. 

Spot The Difference: Uncanny New Image Of Sienna Miller As Tippi Hedren In Hitchcock Biopic 'The Girl'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 18, 2012 2:22 PM
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Toby Jones must get a little frustrated when he starts making a biopic. The chamelonic character actor got the role of a lifetime when he played Truman Capote in "Infamous" (giving a terrific performance in the process), but despite a starry cast including Sandra Bullock and Daniel Craig, had his thunder stolen when the film's release was delayed for nearly a year, allowing "Capote," starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, to sweep in with acclaim, and an Oscar victory.

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