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Watch: 'Bad 25' TV Spot Looks Into Michael Jackson's Creative Process, More Future Album Docs Planned

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 19, 2012 11:36 AM
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There are few people who love Michael Jackson as much as Spike Lee, and even while his mooted “Brooklyn Loves MJ” was unable to get off the ground, he's found another way to express his admiration for the performer. Following a series of strong festival showings this past summer and fall, ABC has started to spread word about his Jackson doc, “Bad 25,” slating a TV airing this holiday season.

Sony Planning To Kill Off Gwen Stacey In 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Trilogy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 19, 2012 11:13 AM
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What Emma Stone wants, Emma Stone gets? Back in August, the actress revealed that she was hoping her character of Gwen Stacey in "The Amazing Spider-Man" would stay true to the comics and meet an unfortunate end.  “Essentially the argument is that Spider-Man kills her by accident,” Stone explained about the appeal of the storyline, “So the person she loves is the person who kills her, which is the most horrifying thing. Apparently people unsubscribed to the comic book when that happened because they were just so flipped-out over it. But, of course, I want to stay true to that.” Now, it looks like Sony will.

Are You Happier? Trailer & Poster For 'Save The Date' With Alison Brie, Lizzy Caplan & Martin Starr

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 19, 2012 11:00 AM
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A comedy centered on two very different sisters, featuring a solid cast including Lizzy Caplan, Alison Brie, Martin Starr, Mark Webber, Melonie Diaz, Geoffrey Arend and Timothy Busfield, the Sundance rom-com "Save the Date" has been rather quiet since it premiered in Utah earlier this year. But IFC Films, releasing the picture later this fall, is finally bringing their campaign to life. Directed by Michael Mohan ("One Too Many Mornings") the first trailer for the film has arrived and it quotes our review from Sundance where we described it as an "endearing" picture that "other rom-coms should aspire to be." And indeed, it does look charming while still containing some emotional depth and smarts.

Watch: First Clip & Featurette For Ang Lee's 'Life Of Pi' Plus New UK Poster

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • October 19, 2012 10:16 AM
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With a stellar reaction at the New York Film Festival last month, Ang Lee’s 3D opus “Life Of Pi” is turning into a major awards contender and now the studio is amping up its marketing push, hoping to crossover from critical raves to actual box office success. 20th Century Fox has released both a behind-the-scenes featurette and a clip.

Judd Apatow Goes Long Again: 'This Is 40' Will Run Over 2 Hours

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 19, 2012 10:03 AM
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"It's long," Leslie Mann told Collider this summer about "This Is 40." "The first cut was really long, but now he's gotten it down to I think... two [hours] and change? But it's worth it, you want it to be that long." Now it seems the "change" for Judd Apatow's latest has added up.
More: This Is 40

First Official Pic Of Amber Heard In 'Machete Kills'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 19, 2012 9:19 AM
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Machete doesn't do promotion we guess. Either that or Amber Heard is better eye candy. Probably the latter, since the first offiical image from "Machete Kills" has arrived and it looks positively domestic.

David Fincher Wants Brad Pitt To Star In '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 18, 2012 7:30 PM
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We're almost a full year from when "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" hit theaters, and we're still no closer to figuring out what David Fincher's next feature film will be. Of course, not that he's been sitting around idle -- he has spent the bulk of 2012 producing and directing "House Of Cards," the Netflix and Media Rights Capital series that will hit the streaming service next year. And while "The Girl Who Played With Fire" won't be coming anytime before 2014, with Fincher saying in August he's "trying to figure [it] out," a past collaborator could kickstart a project that's been brewing for a while.

Open Road Picks Up 'Machete Kills' For 2013 Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 18, 2012 7:06 PM
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With "Killer Elite," "The Grey," "Lockout" and "End Of Watch" among the titles of the nascent distributors Open Road, it's safe to say they specialize in a particular niche. Low to modest budget genre fare with a touch of star or brand power (ie. "Silent Hill"). And now they've picked up a project that has both.

Is Shailene Woodley The Next Jennifer Lawrence Or Kristen Stewart? Actress Closing In On YA Flick 'Divergent'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 18, 2012 6:49 PM
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There is no doubt stardom is coming for Shailene Woodley. After breaking out in last year's "The Descendants," she has lined up two indies with acclaimed filmmakers Gregg Araki and James Ponsoldt ("Smashed"), and just over a week ago, it was revealed she was in talks to play Mary Jane Watson in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." But could a young adult franchise be her ticket to bigger things, launching her career the way it has for Kristen Stewart ("Twilight") and Jennifer Lawrence ("The Hunger Games")?

'Berberian Sound Studio' Director Peter Strickland Adapting Penelope Fitzgerald's 'The Beginning Of Spring'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • October 18, 2012 5:41 PM
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Between 2009’s brutal thriller “Katalin Varga” and this year’s audio-based horror-thriller “Berberian Sound Studio,” British director Peter Strickland has found himself receiving no end of critical praise. The latter, his most recent feature, was released in the U.K. towards the end of August and has played to North American audiences at TIFF, Fantastic Fest, and most recently the New York Film Festival, to a generally positive reception.

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