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The Weinstein Company Rings For Lee Daniels' 'The Butler' Plus New Pic Of Forest Whitaker As Eugene Allen

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 24, 2012 2:52 PM
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While Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy" was more or less pilloried after its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, and isn't going to be in the Oscar race, it looks like his next effort could find him once again as an awards season player.

Set Pics Reveal Jim Carrey As Colonel Stars In 'Kick Ass 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 24, 2012 2:21 PM
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After a brief will-he-or-won't-he moment, Jim Carrey signed on for "Kick-Ass 2," and with cameras now rolling, some sneaky photogs have snapped the first pics the actor in costume as Colonel Stars in the film.

Over 40 New Photos & 3 New TV Spots From 'Seven Psychopaths'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 24, 2012 1:41 PM
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A meta movie about the movies, a comedy about dog-napping featuring a rogue's gallery of performers, Martin McDonagh's "Seven Psychopaths" is about as big a 180 as you can get from "In Bruges." While we didn't think it all worked, it can't be denied that the Midnight Madness audience at TIFF that we saw it with went along for the ride in a huge way. With the movie set to drop into theaters soon, a massive array of photos and three new TV spots have landed for the pic.

Michael Cimino Planning A New Movie That He Will Shoot In Digital

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 24, 2012 1:31 PM
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Is the redemption of Michael Cimino complete? By now, most folks know the story by heart. After directing the acclaimed, Oscar winning (including Best Director and Best Picture) "The Deer Hunter," the helmer set forth to tackle "Heaven's Gate"...and barely made it out intact. Running wildly overbudget and behind schedule, with the troubled production becoming the stuff of legend, the movie more or less became the example held up for directorial hubris and excess. It also pretty much bankrupted United Artists. But last month, a newly restored, director's cut version of the film screened at the Venice Film Festival where Cimino received the Persol award, and The Criterion Collection will give the film its due when it releases it in a special edition on DVD and BluRay in November. But does Cimino have one more treat up his sleeve?

Kevin Feige Says A Standalone Hulk Movie Won't Happen Until After 'The Avengers 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 24, 2012 12:52 PM
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Marvel Plans Update #4536211: We're three years away from "The Avengers 2," and with Marvel Phase 2 pretty much mapped out, it means that speculation is now beginning on what's going to happen years for now, meaning every burp and fart from anyone involved in those films, will be reported and scrutinzed to the nth degree. And so thus, here we are talking about the possibility of a standalone Hulk movie.

New Poster For 'Les Miserables' Doesn't Have Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe Or Anne Hathaway On It

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 24, 2012 12:23 PM
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Even if you sort of didn't care about "Les Miserables," it was hard not get excited about the movie when that behind-the-scenes featurette dropped last week, giving a pretty impressive look at the scale of the production Tom Hooper and co. are putting together. Most compelling was the footage of the cast shooting the movie as they sing live, instead of lip syncing to a backing track. It's a ballsy move from Hooper, but it's hard not to admire the helmer who could've picked a much easier sort of project to follow up his Oscar winning "The King's Speech" with.

Exclusive: Poster For The Award Winning Documentary 'The Flat'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 24, 2012 12:04 PM
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Family history can be a complicated thing. As much as we might think we know our parents or grandparents, the understanding of the history of our lineage tends to be shaped by what we're told. The past usually doesn't stay hidden for long, and as director Arnon Goldfinger found out, there was much to uncover and learn about his own family.
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Hugh Jackman Is Ripped & Ready In First Official Image From 'The Wolverine'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 24, 2012 11:15 AM
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After enduring some delays and the exit of original director Darren Aronofsky, lensing finally got underway at the end of the summer for "The Wolverine." And while there have been some pretty weak sauce set photos and videos thus far, 20th Century Fox have unveiled the first official image of Hugh Jackman as everyone's favorite mutant, and it looks appropriately raw.

NYFF: Cristian Mungiu On Social Control, Communism & Those Long Takes In 'Beyond The Hills'

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • September 24, 2012 10:56 AM
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Though it took some time (and a stopover for an omnibus titled “Tales from the Golden Age”), Romanian auteur and Palm d’or recipient Cristian Mungiu has finally returned with a new full length film, “Beyond The Hills,” another penetrating, finespun narrative that took both Best Screenplay and Best Actress awards at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Here, the director starts off with a true story: Voichiţa (Cosmina Stratan) and Alina (Cristina Flutur) spent their childhood together in an orphanage before the two went their separate ways, the former becoming a nun in rural Romania and the other working odd-jobs in Germany. After years apart, the two decide to meet and it’s soon revealed, very subtly, that they had more than just a close friendship. But Voichiţa is supremely dedicated to her faith, and when she refuses a plan to leave the convent for Germany, Alina does all that she can to prove to her friend that her way of life is wrong.

The American Dream In A Can: Trailer For Indie 'Syrup' With Amber Heard & Shiloh Fernandez

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 24, 2012 10:43 AM
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Amber Heard and movies based on cult novels don't seem to fit so well together. "The Informers," based on Bret Easton Ellis' book, was largely ignored, while "The Rum Diary" didn't manage to bring much life to Hunter S. Thompson's work. And now comes "Syrup," which brings Max Barry's novel to the big screen, and this trailer suggests that Heard might be going 0-3.

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