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Watch: Bruce Wayne Visits The Doctor In Funny New TV Spot For 'The Dark Knight Rises'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 10, 2012 3:45 PM
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Yes, we know there has been an endless run of various trailers and TV spots for "The Dark Knight Rises," each showing off variations on the same footage we've seen for a while now. But perhaps Warner Bros. is sensing this too as a brand new TV spot has landed that not only boasts a bunch of new footage, but also a comedic side we haven't seen yet.

Back For War: 'The Expendables 2' Gets Vintage '80s Poster Design

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 10, 2012 3:18 PM
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There's no such thing as Comic-Con without Sylvester Stallone and "The Expendables," right? So naturally, Lionsgate will be rolling out footage from "The Expendables 2" in San Diego this week -- on Thursday to be precise. Co-starring a bunch of olds like Dolph Lundgren, Jean Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis (three of whom will be eligible for social security by the time the picture hits) and less geriatric action stars like Jason Statham, Jet Li, Yu Nan, Terry Crews, Randy Couture and Liam Hemsworth, on the eve of SDCC, Lionsgate has released an old-school poster that looks as if it was designed by the same dude who conceived of the artwork for the 1986 Stallone actioner "Cobra." That is to say it's vintage-y and '80s; the era when action heroes actually mattered.

'MIB3' Writer Etan Cohen Hired To Write New 'Ghostbusters 3' Script That Bill Murray Probably Won't Like Anyway

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 10, 2012 3:14 PM
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How much money do you have to spend before Bill Murray says "Yes"? That's the question Sony is hoping to eventually find an answer to as development on "Ghostbusters 3" improbably continues in the vain hope the studio can create a blockbuster 23 years after "Ghostbusters II" that will have audiences flocking to theaters. Hell, if they can make people care about "Men In Black 3" a decade after the second movie, anything is possible right?

'Margaret': Extended Cut Vs. Theatrical Cut - What's Different, New & Changed?

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 10, 2012 2:58 PM
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Last night at the Sunshine Cinema in New York, Indiewire hosted a special event for the home video debut of Kenneth Lonergan's troubled epic "Margaret," which included the very first screening of the new "extended cut" (it's not exactly a director's cut of the film, read our interview with Lonergan here), along with an extensive post-screening Q&A hosted by Tony Kushner that featured Lonergan and several members of the movie's sprawling cast (among them: Mark Ruffalo, J. Smith-Cameron, Matthew Broderick, Jeannie Berlin, and John Gallagher Jr.). This new cut runs a whopping 3 hours and 8 minutes and features several radical additions/alterations, and with the Q&A running nearly an hour, well, it added up to a long night. Spoilers follow.

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Script Features Appearances By Krang, Bebop & Rocksteady

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 10, 2012 2:42 PM
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We have to admit, we're a bit suprised anybody cares at all about the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," but apparently quite a few people are invested in Michael Bay's Plantinum Dunes-produced reboot that will be bringing these childhood heroes to the big screen. Again. All sorts of minor controversies have surround the film, including rumors that these pizza eating turtles would be coming from an alien planet, causing enough fervor that director Jonathan Liebesman has told fans to chill and teased them they will go "apeshit" when they see it. And while details have been kept under lock and key for the most part, it seems the script has leaked out into the world, bringing with it some curious tidbits.

'The Hobbit' Reveals Epic Banner Poster On The Eve Of Comic-Con

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 10, 2012 2:17 PM
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Comic-Con 2012 is right around the corner, kicking off Thursday, July 12th (though there's a screening of "Dredd" and some TV pilots on Wednesday night), and Entertainment Weekly has unveiled a long-ass banner/poster from Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." "The Scroll," as it's called, evidently stitches together ten scenes from the film under one big image and since it's massive, we've broken the images up. EW's site is a bit more interactive and has a zoom tool if you want to take a super close look at Gollum, Bilbo, the numerous dwarves, Gandalf, Mirkwood forest and more.

Contest: Win Mel Gibson's 'Get The Gringo' On Blu-Ray

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 10, 2012 2:05 PM
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If you want blockbuster thrills and action this summer, you don't necessarily have to go to the multiplex to get your fix. Mel Gibson returns to his old school action ways in "Get the Gringo," a picture that finds him going south of the border and falling into a heap of trouble.

Brian Tee Joins 'The Wolverine'; Cole Hauser Declares 'Olympus Has Fallen' & Patrick Schwarzenegger Is All 'Grown Ups 2'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • July 10, 2012 1:45 PM
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In today’s edition of the casting round-up, we have news from a Japan-set comic-book movie, one of the two competing White House siege films, and a sequel to a movie no one really liked.

Trent Reznor Composes Theme Song To Video Game 'Call Of Duty: Black Ops II'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 10, 2012 1:17 PM
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It was just earlier today that we were talking about how the line between movies and videogames is getting more and more blurred, and then there's this bit of news. Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, who has already won acclaim for teaming with Atticus Ross to score the founding of Facebook in "The Social Network" and a vast murder mystery in "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," is lending his skills to the video game world.

'Hoop Dreams' & 'The Interrupters' Director Steve James Tackles 'Generation Food' Next

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • July 10, 2012 12:41 PM
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We certainly didn’t hide our love for documentarian Steve James’ film, “The Interrupters,” in 2011 – it was mentioned on at least one Playlist member's best of 2011 list coverages and we were a little bummed it didn’t receive any Oscar love – and his 1994 effort, “Hoop Dreams,” is one of the finest entries of the sports doc genre of all time. It remained to be seen what James would be up to next, and now word has arrived, and it's an intriguing one with some early details hitting the web.

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