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Jennifer Connelly Will Tell 'A Winter's Tale'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 11, 2012 5:38 PM
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It seems Jennifer Connelly has been out of the spotlight a bit for the last few years, mostly thanks to a string of movies -- "Creation," "Virginia," "The Dilemma," "Salvation Boulevard" -- that just did nothing for her. But she seems to be on the rebound. Of course, she booked a ticket on board Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" and now she's set to reunite with the writer of one of her career highlights, "A Beautiful Mind."

New York Comic-Con Posters For 'Pacific Rim,' 'The Last Stand' & 'Texas Chainsaw 3D' Arrive

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 11, 2012 5:25 PM
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Nerd alert! Starting today, folks will be able to get their geek on at the New York Comic Con, and never one to miss a marketing opportunity, studios are unfurling new marketing swag, so let's get to it.

Glenn Close, James Franco & Brit Marling Have ‘The Grace That Keeps This World’

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 11, 2012 4:52 PM
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A legend, a hipster multi-hyphenate, and a rising star and filmmaker all coming together? Could be something special or...something else, but "Terri" director Azazel Jacobs is certainly raising the bar for his next effort.

'True Blood' Star Deborah Ann Woll Joins Zac Efron In 'Are We Officially Dating?'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 11, 2012 4:00 PM
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It's only a matter of time before the talented and (very) lovely "True Blood" star Deborah Ann Woll begins to break out beyond the now silly HBO show (not that it was Shakespeare to begin with -- but how many more subplots can it add?). This summer she had a very nice minor, but important turn in the excellent, but unfortunately ignored "Ruby Sparks" and in case you forgot, she was in early talks for Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" for the role of Elizabeth before the movie was dumped by Universal, in its first incarnation. But after a number of indies that did her talents no favors ("Catch .44," the recently released "Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You") she's now landed a role opposite Zac Efron that will hopefully boost her profile.

Jodie Foster To Direct Financial World Drama 'Money Monster'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 11, 2012 3:39 PM
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Jodie Foster tends to take a measured approach when deciding on her roles in front of and behind the camera, which tends to make her choices pretty interesting. And that's no less true for what is gearing up to be her next feature effort.

Russell Crowe & Lucy Liu Get Close In New Pics From 'The Man With The Iron Fists'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 11, 2012 3:22 PM
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What is there left to say about "The Man with the Iron Fists"? It's directed by Wu-Tang Clan member RZA, he directed it and co-wrote the script with Eli Roth and it's a goddamn kung-fu movie. Russell Crowe plays the villain and the movie has a pretty awesome soundtrack. If you don't have even a little bit of excitement in your heart for this we don't know what to tell you.

Death Has A Ginger Beard In New Character Posters For 'Sightseers'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 11, 2012 2:42 PM
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Packing up the camper and hitting the road is a popular vacation choice for many, but never has it been depicted with such a gleeful streak of dark comedy as it is in Ben Wheatley's "Sightseers." The director of "Kill List" and "Down Terrace" continues his wicked pace with another new film headed to theaters, and it has four cheeky posters to give you taste of what's to come.
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R.I.P. Cinematographer Harris Savides (1957-2012)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 11, 2012 1:30 PM
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"I light a room and let the people inhabit it, as opposed to lighting the people," cinematographer Harris Savides told the Village Voice in 2004. "It's more organic. You want to protect the people you're working with, and there's a constant battle between the best light for their face and the best light for the story. You don't want to get to the point where the audience notices the light."

Weird Science: Anthony Michael Hall Joins Bennett Miller's 'Foxcatcher'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • October 11, 2012 1:09 PM
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After earning the attention of the Academy with his first two features, “Capote” and “Moneyball,” you wouldn’t bet against Bennett Miller’s next feature “Foxcatcher” being in line for more awards when it surfaces, especially given the cast that he’s beginning to line up. Already on board are Mark Ruffalo, Steve Carell, Sienna Miller and Channing Tatum, and they’ll now be joined by '80s icon Anthony Michael Hall in hoping that Bennett Miller can "do a Jonah Hill" for his career too.

Watch: Trailer For Marjane Satrapi's New Film 'Gang Of The Jotas' Playing The Rome Film Festival

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • October 11, 2012 11:53 AM
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Several highly anticipated films are already set to bow at the Rome Film Festival when November rolls around. We already know we can expect to see Roman Coppola’s “A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III,” the Walter Hill-directed comeback vehicle with Sylvester Stallone's “Bullet to the Head,” and maybe even a surprise bit of Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” may be in order. Still, there’s a quieter side to the festival that isn’t all debuts of big Hollywood films, and that’s where Marjane Satrapi’s “Gang of the Jotas” fits in.

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