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Watch: Trailer For The Thought-Provoking & Disturbing Sundance Buzz Film 'Compliance'

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  • July 2, 2012 2:23 PM
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If there's a more twisted and disturbing (in a good way) film that "Compliance" this year, this writer hasn't seen it. And following last week's debut of the poster, a full-blown trailer has arrived.

New Images Of Bradley Cooper & Zoe Saldana In 'The Words'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 2, 2012 1:25 PM
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"The Words" might not be the sexiest movie title in history, but what it lacks in name appeal, the film makes up for in casting. Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana lead a cast that also includes Olivia Wilde, Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid, J.K. Simmons, Ben Barnes and Nora Arzeneder. Not bad, right?

'The Amazing Spider-Man' Director Marc Webb Talks Reboots, Music, 3D and Norman Osborn

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 2, 2012 1:05 PM
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Summer movies are always terribly complex and daunting, with a number of interested parties needing to be satiated and complicated visual effects being worked out throughout production (usually right up until the time of release). Things seem to be infinitely more daunting when it's a reboot of a popular franchise, and one directed by a director making his first blockbuster outing. Such is the case with this week's "The Amazing Spider-Man," which was directed by "(500) Days of Summer" helmer Marc Webb.

Justin Long To Star In Tom Holland's Stephen King Adaptation 'The Ten O'Clock People'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • July 2, 2012 12:40 PM
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It’s been a few years since the last major Stephen King film adaptation, the Frank Darabont-helmed “The Mist,” but that doesn’t mean studios haven’t been trying get in on the lucrative King business, and the past year alone has seen several different projects based on King’s books continue in development including the ill-fated and ambitious “The Dark Tower,” the Ben Affleck-helmed “The Stand” and Cary Fukunaga's "It" among others. Now it looks like another adaptation of King’s works is closer to reality.

'True Blood' Star Stephen Moyer, Kevin Durand & Rex Linn Join Atom Egoyan's 'The Devil's Knot'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • July 2, 2012 12:17 PM
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With shooting starting last week in Georgia, Atom Egoyan’s West Memphis Three drama “The Devi’s Knot” added some new cast members to the already extensive ensemble.

Karlovy Vary Film Festival: Helen Mirren Talks Women In Filmmaking, Violence Vs. Nudity, 'Hitchcock' & More

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • July 2, 2012 12:04 PM
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The organisers of the Karlovy Vary International FIlm Festival, taking place this week in the obscenely picturesque spa town of Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, have hit on a canny strategy. The festival’s programming has for some years now been above reproach in every respect, something that has not always been the case in its storied 47 year history, that at one point saw the event pretty much shunned because of its apparent kowtowing to the communist powers-that-were.

Tom Sizemore Wants Woody Harrelson & Ryan Phillippe For Crime Drama 'An Honest Thief'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • July 2, 2012 11:45 AM
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Though every week it seems Tom Sizemore leads enough straight-to-DVD releases for video stores (remember those?) to devote a new release wall in his honor, he still manages to sneak a theatrical appearance in occasionally. His latest, “Cellmates” may not have been the return he (or anyone) was hoping for, but after signing on to star in Peter Bogdanovich's “John Ledger,” the actor is now working multiple roles putting together a crime drama that could pull his career together.

'Ceremony' Helmer Max Winkler To Direct 'Barry Lyndon' Meets 'Trading Places' Comedy 'The Coward'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • July 2, 2012 11:20 AM
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Since charges of nepotism have followed Jason Reitman throughout his career, even while on the Oscar beat for “Up In The Air,” an empathetic bond must have been forged with director Max Winkler (son of Henry) when Reitman exec produced his 2010 debut feature “Ceremony.” That film, a coming-of-age dramedy, displayed some impressively tender moments in his first venture behind the camera, and now a new period project looks to establish Winkler as a voice of his own.

Ben Wheatley To Direct Big-Screen Version Of BBC Sitcom 'Ideal'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • July 2, 2012 10:45 AM
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The BBC’s television channel aimed squarely at 16-34 year olds, BBC Three, is sadly probably better known in the U.K. for its shoddy sitcoms than it is for quality broadcasts. Crude, unsophisticated, and just plain not funny, the channel’s early programming was typified by the awful and long-lived “Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps.” That’s not to say the channel’s entire comedy output since its 2003 launch has been awful – “Little Britain,” “Being Human” and “Gavin & Stacey” in particular have experienced a great deal of success . One of BBC Three’s strangest and most interesting shows though was a dark comedy called “Ideal” which ran for seven seasons between 2005 and 2011.

Poster For Nicolas Winding Refn's Venice Bound Short Film For Gucci Starring Blake Lively

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 2, 2012 9:44 AM
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After news of their teaming late last month, we now have our first look at the poster for Nicolas Winding Refn and Blake Lively's short film for fashion house Gucci, which is set to premiere during this year's Venice Film Festival.

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