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Middle Earth & Metal Suits: Comic-Con Posters For Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit' & Guillermo Del Toro's 'Pacific Rim'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 7, 2012 12:42 PM
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While the big must see movie of July is "The Dark Knight Rises," one week before Batman returns, geeks will be getting in a froth at Comic-Con, the annual San Diego shindig that offers up a bounty of genre/fantasy/action fare as the studios show off their baubles, with presentations that they hope will help boost box office dollars. And with less a week to go, two of the biggest movies, by two of the biggest Comic-Con faves, will be on the convention floor to start building up the buzz, with posters now landing for both.

Watch: International Trailer For Susanne Bier's 'Love Is All You Need' Starring Pierce Brosnan

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 7, 2012 12:07 PM
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Generally known for her tough, wrenching dramas, it looks like Susanne Bier has taken a page out of the Woody Allen playbook (though without the name brand, ensemble cast) for her upcoming effort "Love Is All You Need." Featuring an exotic location, a potpourri of languages, and a mix of romance and drama, the film looks like it's poised to be a breezy little number.

Watch: 'The Bourne Legacy' Unveils Three New TV Spots

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 7, 2012 11:32 AM
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The buzz right now might all be about "The Amazing Spider-Man" -- poised to earn a possible six-day total of $140 million by Sunday night -- and "The Dark Knight Rises."  But patiently waiting in the wings is "The Bourne Legacy," Universal's latest entry in the Operation Treadstone/Black Briar saga which focuses on CIA-trained assassins such as Jason Bourne. 

The Bane Of WB's Existence: 'Dark Knight Rises' Media Screening Shut Down After IMAX Complications

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 7, 2012 11:02 AM
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Be slightly less jealous you weren't there. Last night's "The Dark Knight Rises" screening, one of the first major screenings for movie junkateers attending today's press junket went awry in what many are already calling one of the biggest film snafu's of the year.

Watch: Very Brief Trailer For 'The Simpsons' Short 'The Longest Daycare' Playing In Front Of 'Ice Age: Continental Drift'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • July 6, 2012 10:09 PM
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It took 17 years for “The Simpsons” to finally make their transition from the small screen to the big screen, and the result was a crushing disappointment. Few would argue that the animated cartoon has been consistently at its best in this century, but that’s probably because it set such a high bar for itself towards the end of the nineties. The film though was weak even by later season standards, and there’s hardly a been a clamor for America’s favorite yellow family to return to cinemas in the five years since.

'Drive' & 'Contagion' Composer Cliff Martinez Co-Scoring Harmony Korine's 'Spring Breakers' With Skrillex

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 6, 2012 5:35 PM
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"Just when we think Korine was out of twists, he's come with another one, so we wonder what's coming next," we wrote at the end of our last update about "Spring Breakers," which was recently revealed to have electronic dance music guy Skrillex providing some music for the movie, with celebrated music supervisor Randall Poster (the Wes Anderson movies) also taking part. And as we expected, another surprise, with a big musical name now also throwing his weight in there as well.

Brie Larson Joins Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Directorial Debut 'Don Jon's Addiction'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 6, 2012 5:00 PM
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We placed Brie Larson on our list of actresses poised for the big time earlier this year, and with good reason. Larson has slowly been amassing an impressive CV, breaking out as Toni Colette's daughter in the Showtime series "United States of Tara," and making memorable turns in "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World," Oren Moverman's powerful "Rampart," and this spring as the object of Jonah Hill's affection in "21 Jump Street." And she's been piling on one promising gig after another with roles in Peter Bogdanovich's "Squirrel To The Nuts," "Relanxious" with Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis, and "The Spectacular Now" with Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller, all coming up. And now she's adding another movie to the pile.

Tom Hardy Double Feature: New Trailer For 'Lawless' & IMAX TV Spot For 'The Dark Knight Rises'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 6, 2012 4:36 PM
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This summer, you're gonna be getting a whole lot of Tom Hardy. And to cap off your week, here are two new trailers for his latest efforts, which mostly boast the same stuff we've seen before. But hey, it's Friday, and if you want to get out of work on time, better to stay in your cubicle/office fucking off on the internet than possibly running into your boss in the hallway, right?

Kevin Durand & Wrestler Robert Maillet Land Villain Roles In 'The Mortal Instruments'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 6, 2012 3:38 PM
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With a release date now just over a year away, the wheels are beginning to turn a bit quicker on the long-developing "The Mortal Instruments." A couple of weeks ago, French actress Jemima West joined the film's leads Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell-Bower, and now two more actors are aboard in some small, villainous roles.

LCD Soundsystem Frontman James Murphy Could Have Taken A Major Role In Noah Baumbach's 'The Corrections'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 6, 2012 3:19 PM
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We were pretty much champing at the bit to see "The Corrections," an adaptation of the book by Jonathan Franzen, acclaimed by many as one of the greatest Great American Novels of the last couple of decades. Under the shepherding hand of super-producer Scott Rudin, with a home at quality-factory HBO, writer-director Noah Baumbach ("The Squid And The Whale," "Greenberg"), practically a perfect fit for the material, was bringing it together. And he rounded up a top-flight cast including Chris Cooper, Dianne Wiest, Ewan McGregor, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Greta Gerwig and Rhys Ifans, with the prospect that the show would run for four seasons of ten episodes each.

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