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Watch: Video For Maroon 5's 'One More Night' Directed By Peter Berg & Featuring Minka Kelly

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 26, 2012 4:17 PM
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After bringing a board game to life in this summer's bellyflop "Battleship," Peter Berg decided to give himself another challenge, one arguably harder than bringing a board game to the big screen: he has to make you belive that Adam Levine is a sensitive boxer. That's right, block your ears, because the new single by Maroon 5 "One More Night" is here with Minka Kelly filling in the role of the requisite piece of arm candy.

Charlie Kaufman's Ambitious Meta-Musical 'Frank Or Francis' Is Not Dead, But It Has Been Postponed

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 26, 2012 3:47 PM
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The film blogosphere loves screenwriter/director Charlie Kaufman, and with good reason. His mindbending screenplays and films ("Synecdoche, New York," "Adaptation," "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind") are surreal, challenging, hilariously bizarre, profound and moving, so he is beloved by many cinephiles who value something other than the cookie-cutter norm. Consequently, when quotes from actress Elizabeth Banks started spreading today about the viability and potential death of Kaufman's next project "Frank Or Francis" -- an ambitious satire of Hollywood set to music, where a film director feuds with a blogger -- people understandably got worried.

Watch: New Trailer For 'Frankenweenie' Looks Like A Return To Form For Tim Burton

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 26, 2012 1:55 PM
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Let's face it, Tim Burton really hasn't made a satisfyingly Tim Burton-esque movie since..."Corpse Bride" maybe? And even that kind of felt like a re-cooked "Nightmare Before Christmas." And even though it's taken him doing a feature length remake of his own "Frankenweenie" to recapture that magic, compared to "Dark Shadows" or "Alice In Wonderland," we'll take it any day of the week.

Poster & Trailer For Sundance Hit 'Arbitrage' Starring Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon & Brit Marling

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 26, 2012 1:38 PM
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With an election season in full swing, and the economy still on uneven footing, perhaps there is no better time for "Arbitrage," the feature film debut of Nicholas Jarecki (the brother of Eugene and Andrew Jarecki). And pulling together a cast that includes Susan Sarandon, Brit Marling, Tim Roth, Laetitia Casta, Nate Parker and Chris Eigeman, all led by what's regarded by many to be the best performance in years by Richard Gere, this should make an impression this fall.

Richard Dreyfuss Has 'Paranoia' & Some 'Very Good Girls'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • June 26, 2012 12:41 PM
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He was once one of the biggest names in Hollywood thanks to his work with Steven Spielberg, but at 64 years of age it’s now more of a case of finding work wherever he can for Richard Dreyfuss. A couple of potentially interesting roles in “Poseidon” and “W.” in the last decade haven’t led to much since, and his last couple of notable roles have been a gag on his “Jaws” role in “Piranha 3D” and a small part in “Red” -- a film which practically put out an open casting call for anyone over 60 with a recognizable face. Still, we’re always happy to see Dreyfuss pop up in a film no matter what the role is, and we’re betting there’s still a shed-load of directors out there who’d count themselves lucky to be able to work with him.

Watch: Trailer For Fox & Blue Sky's Miniaturized 'Epic' Debuts

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • June 26, 2012 12:22 PM
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Well, a movie calling itself "Epic" should probably kick off with an appropriately epic trailer. While we didn't quite get that with this, the first glimpse from the Fox/Blue Sky Studios' (loose) adaptation of the William Joyce book "The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs," it's still a promising-enough looking clip that draws us into a strange and magical world.

New Posters For 'Taken 2,' 'The Words' & 'Paddington'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • June 26, 2012 11:59 AM
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Fresh off the shadow-clad, seated brooding he was doing in the UK quad “Taken 2” poster, Liam Neeson is back again in the same sort of mood, along with posters for the Sundance flick “The Words,” and a children's book adaptation from the director of “The Mighty Boosh.”

Listen: New Samples From Hans Zimmer's 'The Dark Knight Rises' Score; Is There A New Trailer On The Way?

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • June 26, 2012 11:37 AM
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Perhaps it’s due to the fact that the summer hasn’t had the one requisite film that wholly delivers on spectacle arrive yet, but anticipation for director Christoper Nolan’s third and final installment in his “The Dark Knight” franchise seems to be continuously mounting – and the film’s studio, Warner Bros., seems to enjoy fanning the flames.

Elisabeth Moss Talks The Future Of Peggy Olson On 'Mad Men'; Says "Peggy Will Always Be A Part Of Don's Life"

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • June 26, 2012 10:48 AM
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If there’s one show that abides strictly to the current sentiment that television is fast becoming (or is already) more mature, dramatic, and well-made than mainstream films, many would agree that it would have to be AMC’s Matthew Weiner-created “Mad Men.” With the series just wrapping up its fifth season, leaving the future of many of the series’ long-running characters in doubt, one particular actress has spoken out about the fate of her character on the series. Caution, spoilers ahead!

Nicolas Winding Refn Was Originally In Talks To Direct 'Magic Mike'; Steven Soderbergh Has No Desire To Make Another "Important Movie"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 26, 2012 10:17 AM
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Well, you gotta admit, Channing Tatum has got some serious taste when it comes to directors. With his CV so far including folks like Michael Mann, Kevin Macdonald, Ron Howard, Kimberley Peirce and now, of course, Steven Soderbergh (x3), there's another helmer that, had things gone differently, Tatum would've already knocked out a couple movies with. His name? Nicolas Winding Refn. After "Bronson" in 2008, Refn was lining up the thriller "The Dying Of The Light," which would've starred Harrison Ford and Tatum in a Paul Schrader-penned film about a CIA agent who becomes afflicted by blindness. The project fell apart, but it seems Tatum and Refn were talking about reuniting on something entirely different.

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