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Watch: Early Michael Haneke TV Movie 'Lemmings: Part 1' In Full, With English Subtitles

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 22, 2012 9:59 AM
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Before he made his first feature film outing with "The Seventh Continent" in 1989, Michael Haneke logged a considerable amount of time on TV projects. They certainly aren't the easiest efforts to track down, and are likely a fascinating window into the development of the celebrated director, but thanks to the magic of the interwebs, one of his earliest endeavors is now available for your weekend viewing.

'Taken 2' Soundtrack Features Two Key Songs From 'Drive' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 22, 2012 9:29 AM
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Listen, we know that songs are never just used once, and popular tunes can be utilized across any number of films. And if we're going to get technical about this whole thing, Kavinsky & Lovefoxx's "Nightcall" actually featured on "The Lincoln Lawyer" soundtrack before it became massive with "Drive" (though music supervisor Eric Craig worked on both films). But it's undeniable that Nicolas Winding Refn's film was one of the big soundtrack stories of 2011, spawning a "Drive" tour with the bands this spring, and a vinyl reissue of the album this summer, so this move by whoever is working on "Taken 2" feels a bit lazy.

Actresses Line Up To Play Carly Simon & Carole King In 'Girls Like Us' With Taylor Swift As Joni Mitchell

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 22, 2012 8:59 AM
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How many women does it take to greenlight a movie about folk legends Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon and Carole King? Well, more than one at any rate as the developing biopic "Girls Like Us" continues moving at Sony. Back in the spring Taylor Swift and Alison Pill were contending for the parts of Mitchell and King, and while the former seems to have gone through, the latter is facing some competition, as more actresses line up to play Simon. And it's a pretty strong list of talent in the mix.

In Theaters: 'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower' Won't Be The 'End Of Watch,' While 'Dredd' Is More Likely For 'Trouble With The Curve'

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • September 21, 2012 5:17 PM
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For those of you keeping track, it’s Back-to-School Night, Part Deux at the cinemas this weekend. First stop, Sociology, where you’ll note the detailed study on how high school experiences impact the rest of one’s life. Biology is next, and a presentation on teen pregnancy. Then you’ll proceed to baseball in Gym, advanced studies in mise en place in Home Ec, and creating a video game OR filming a porno in Technology. In an unrelated note, there are also lots of cops on screen.

Watch: Sigur Rós & Coldplay Power New International Trailer For 'Life Of Pi'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 21, 2012 4:53 PM
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Well, this is a pretty easy way to do it. Want to sell your movie as life-affirming and soul stirring? Just slap some Sigur Rós and Coldplay on there and let it do the work. Of course, if you have a movie that already comes with some pretty breathtaking imagery, that certainly helps.

Watch: 'The Details' Drive Tobey Maguire Crazy In New Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 21, 2012 4:21 PM
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After an unofficial trailer dropped last week and was quickly scrubbed from the Internet, Radius and The Weinstein Company have finally unveiled the official trailer for "The Details." And while this spot contains familiar elements like dialogue and characters, it's still no less quirky (and compelling) that the decidedly odder version that preceded it.

Watch: The American Dream Is In Peril In Trailer For Gus Van Sant's 'Promised Land' Starring Matt Damon

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 21, 2012 3:46 PM
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With all the talk about what "Promised Land" is and isn't about, we'll leave it to co-star Titus Welliver to break it down. "It has great story because it’s really about the issue we face right now with this hydro-fracking. Within that framework is a story about people and how they navigate the idea of making a lot of money when things aren’t exactly how they seem on the surface," he told Hollywood News. "It’s about people going through changes and how they perceive things or what the truths the ideals are that they have, how they change as things unfold. That was an incredible experience." Yep, that's it in a nutshell, and once again the awards season race has shifted with the arrival of the trailer for the film.

Sylvester Stallone To Reportedly Write, Direct & Star In 3D Action Flick 'Hunter'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 21, 2012 3:26 PM
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A report from AFP, seemingly only picked up by Yahoo! South Africa and noticed by /Film -- let's just say the chain of command here isn't exactly airtight. But if it's true, it seems you can take Sylvester Stallone out of the jungle, but you can't take the jungle out of Sylvester Stallone.

Watch: All 6 Episodes Of Drake Doremus Directed Web Series 'The Beauty Inside' With Mary Elizabeth Winstead

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 21, 2012 2:50 PM
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As far as advertising campaigns go for computer products, Intel/Toshiba has really raised the bar. And while executive will wonder whether the investment will lead to more sales/awareness of their brand and products, cinephiles can just be happy it's another avenue for rising "Like Crazy" director Drake Doremus to show off his talents. And it certainly doesn't hurt that Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Topher Grace are along for the ride.

Sion Sono To Direct 'Kill Bill'-Esque 'Why Don't You Play In Hell?'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • September 21, 2012 2:19 PM
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Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill” already had it’s share of Eastern references, but now Japanese director Sion Sono is planning a picture which by his own admission has an “accidental resemblance to 'Kill Bill.' ” Sono’s a fairly prolific director and has helmed seven films since 2008 including “Love Exposure,” “The Land of Hope” and “Cold Fish” -- all works that have earned him a rather strong cult following.

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