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Watch: 2 Clips From ‘Killer Joe’ Showcase Twisted Tone, Better Look At Thomas Haden Church and Juno Temple’s Characters

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • June 28, 2012 12:18 PM
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In a film as filled to the brim with deliciously nasty characters and dialogue as “Killer Joe,” it’s been frustrating to see it marketed down through snatches of seemingly generic action beats and lines in the trailer. Luckily though, two new clips have appeared to give a better sense of the film’s tone overall, as well as give a nice look at the scene-chewing from its excellent cast.

William Sadler Joins 'Machete Kills,' Avellan Twins To Return Too

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • June 28, 2012 11:38 AM
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Even if you’re not a fan of Robert Rodriguez’s footloose and fancy-free style of maverick filmmaking, you have to respect the fact that he certainly knows how to round up an impressive cast with each passing project. While he usually peppers films from “Spy Kids” to “Sin City” and beyond with delightful and unexpected casting choices, “Machete Kills” serves to be no exception to the rule.

'The Hobbit,' 'Pacific Rim,' 'Man of Steel,' and 'Iron Man 3' Battle for Hall H Supremacy; 'Breaking Bad' Season 5 Premieres At San Diego Comic Con

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • June 28, 2012 11:18 AM
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Boasting the largest amount of seats in the San Diego Convention Center, topping off at around 6,000, Hall H has grown into a synonym at Comic-Con, with attendees for massive presentations showcasing studios’ latest geek-friendly output, as "The Avengers" did two years ago with its star-studded cast announcement. Last year though, as studios found their Con marketing investments lacking compared to the advertised films' opening weekends, it compelled us to question if blockbuster presence would subside, but a slew of new Con announcements would argue otherwise, at least for now.

'Crash' Writer Bobby Moresco To Direct Thriller 'The Harbor'; Also Remaking Japanese Noir 'Intimidation'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 28, 2012 10:25 AM
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They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and though we haven't read it, we're going to assume that JP O'Donnell's "Deadly Codes" isn't exactly a literary masterwork. But clearly, "Crash" writer Bobby Moresco has seen something movie-worthy in the material as he's setting it up as his next directorial project.

Kevin Hart Joins 'About Last Night...' Remake

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • June 28, 2012 9:43 AM
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Although first announced early last year, the Will Gluck (“Easy A”) -produced remake of “About Last Night...” hasn't had any new developments -- until now. THR is reporting that comedian Kevin Hart has signed on to star in the film.

'Toy's House' Fills Up With Alison Brie, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Megan Mullally, Erin Moriarty & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • June 28, 2012 9:21 AM
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After first landing on The Black List way back in 2009, Chris Galletta’s debut screenplay "Toy's House" is finally moving in front of cameras this month under the direction of Jordan Vogt-Roberts (the man behind the “Successful Alcoholics” short film) in his feature film debut. Despite shooting being set to begin next month in Cleveland, we only first heard of the project a couple of weeks ago thanks to Ron Swanson himself, Nick Offerman. And now we have a better idea of the cast that’s been rounded up for the movie.

First Pics From Dito Montiel's Heist Flick 'Empire State' Starring Liam Hemsworth & Dwayne Johnson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 28, 2012 9:01 AM
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Well, if Dito Montiel is an example of anything, it's of that famous old saying: when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. It was about a year and a half ago that the director endured savage reviews at Sundance for "The Son Of No One," his procedural starring a promising cast of Channing Tatum, Al Pacino, Juliette Binoche and more that ultimately wound up getting a cursory release before disappearing onto home video. But he's dusted himself off and gotten another film on the way, "Empire State," and the first two images of the film's stars, Liam Hemsworth and Dwayne Johnson, have emerged.

Watch: Sun Soaked Trailer For Spike Lee's 'Red Hook Summer'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 27, 2012 10:34 PM
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While the buzz around Spike Lee's "Red Hook Summer" is that it's another chapter in his ongoing Chronicles Of Brooklyn, judging by this first trailer, it's his most hazy, lazy days-of-summer flick since his breakout "Do The Right Thing." Shot digitally and on a low budget, that hasn't prevented the film from popping with color (those reds!) and capturing Brooklyn in all of its summer sun-soaked glory. As for the film, it promises to be another charged outing from Lee.

Skrillex Is Writing Music For Harmony Korine's 'Spring Breakers,' Randall Poster Doing Music Supervision

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 27, 2012 10:20 PM
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If you're asking "What's a Skrillex?" chances are you're not in high school. If you haven't heard his music -- yes, he's an electronic musician -- you might recognize his face or perhaps his mad sweep of hair that flops over the shaved side of his head. Either way, the guy won three Grammys last year and is on every kid's iPhone or Android or whatever they carry around these days. And now he's making the leap to scoring movies, and it's on a project that's already pretty far out there.

"Who Gets Everything They Fantasize About?" Latest Trailer For 'Total Recall' Hints At Three-Boobed Alien

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 27, 2012 8:02 PM
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"Tell us the fantasy, we'll give you the memory." Ah, the good old mind-trip vacation gone awry, we've certainly all been there. Depending on your point of view, Len Wiseman's "Total Recall" remake starring Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel might either look like a dark and entertaining thrill ride or well, potentially hysterical. Truthfully, while the aesthetics look rather impressive in a wannabe, contemporary "Blade Runner" sort of way, the the lie-within-the-lie narrative already looks like it could be extremely clunky or right on the nose. But we'll try and not write it off quite yet. 

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