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Todd Phillips Lines Up 'Rear Window'-Esque Thriller 'Trust Your Eyes'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 26, 2012 4:02 PM
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Even though "The Hangover III" is in the midst of production, Todd Phillips is already looking beyond the final chapter of the fratboy comedy franchise, and has been lining up various projects as potential directorial vehicles. Over the past year, his name has become attached to the stoner weapons dealer pic "Arms And The Dudes"; the drug tale "Mule" penned by the Duplass Brothers and just last month he took over "The Gambler" remake from Martin Scorsese. And now he's adding another to the development pile, and it's arguably the most intriguing of the lot.

Watch: Woody Allen Explains Why 'GoodFellas' Is A "Great American Movie"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 26, 2012 3:35 PM
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While Woody Allen tends to not think much of his own output, he's more than happy to recognize talent among his colleagues, and it may surprise some to know that Martin Scorsese's "GoodFellas" is one that he considers to be a "great American movie."

Denzel Washington Turned Down 'Seven' & 'Michael Clayton,' Javier Bardem Passed On 'Minority Report'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 26, 2012 3:10 PM
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Guess who read their latest issue of GQ this morning? And like you may have heard recently, making the rounds is a bit of what-might-have-been, movie-related casting news with two heavyweight actors revealing roles they turned down. Let's get to it, shall we?

Justin Timberlake Is Good To 'The Last Drop' With 'Nick & Norah' Helmer Peter Sollett

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 26, 2012 2:52 PM
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While "Trouble With Curve" was manipulative dramatic drivel, the film wasn't without its merits, most notably watching Justin Timberlake prove he's got an easy onscreen charisma that hasn't really been well served in any movie projects he's done thus far outside of "The Social Network" and arguably "Bad Teacher" (though the Coens' forthcoming "Inside Llewyn Davis" will likely change that). But the combination of a Black List script and a quality director could turn things around.

Watch: Impressive, Stylized Trailer For Park Chan-Wook's 'Stoker' Starring Nicole Kidman & Mia Wasikowska

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 26, 2012 2:18 PM
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As much as we're excited that Fox Searchlight made a last minute blitz to release "Hitchcock" into theaters for the award season, we kinda wish it was Park Chan-Wook's "Stoker" instead. Last week brought us a tease, but the full length trailer is here and it's stunning, stylized and impressive stuff, no less than we'd expect from the helmer behind "Oldboy" and the Vengeance trilogy.

'Smashed' Soundtrack Features Smog, Richard and Linda Thompson, Cass McCombs & Score by Vetiver & Fruit Bats Members

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 26, 2012 1:37 PM
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Every couple of years, a musician will either want to stretch his or her wings creatively and or realize that there's good money in composing soundtracks that beats slugging it out on the road. Recent converts that come to mind are Nick Urrata of DeVotchKa (soundtracks include "Little Miss Sunshine" and the terrifically underrated "Ruby Sparks," both as a movie and score) and Nebraskan producer/engineer, multi-instrumentalist and Bright Eyes member Mike Mogis, who's recorded and performed with The Faint, Rilo Kiley, Cursive, The Good Life, Jenny Lewis, and many more ("Lovely, Still," and "Writers" are two recent soundtracks he's scored with fellow Bright Eyes member Nate Walcott).

'Butter' Soundtrack Features Jonsi, Raphael Saadiq, Imani Coppola & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 26, 2012 1:21 PM
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Lakeshore Records will release the original soundtrack to the Weinstein Company comedy "Butter," starring Jennifer Garner, Ty Burrell, Olivia Wilde, Rob Corddry, Ashley Greene, Alicia Silverstone and Hugh Jackman, digitally on October 9th. The synopsis? When her husband (Ty Burrell) is unceremoniously asked to step down after taking first prize for fifteen years as the master Butter Carver at the Iowa State Fair, the limelight-seeking, ultra-competitive Laura Pickler (Garner) takes on a 12-year-old, African-American (Yara Shahidi) butter sculpting prodigy in a butter carving contest of epic proportions.

Quentin Tarantino Will Be Making A Cameo In 'Django Unchained'; Wants To Make A Movie In Australia

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 26, 2012 1:05 PM
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Wrapping earlier this summer, after a reported 130 day shoot, Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" went through quite a few cast changes as it rolled in front of cameras. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kevin Costner, Sacha Baron Cohen, Kurt Russell and Anthony LaPaglia all exited the picture at various points, and while replacements were found, it seems Tarantino had the brainstorm to put himself in the movie too.

New Pics & International Poster For 'Wreck-It-Ralph'; Skrillex To Cameo In The Animated Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 26, 2012 12:41 PM
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Remember the days of pumping quarters into an arcade machine, or even blowing dust off a cartridge to get it to work? Those of us of a certain age certainly do, which is what makes the prospect of the otherwise forward looking "Wreck-It-Ralph" also seem positively quaint. Combining nostalgia for video games with a pretty clever concept, the upcoming Disney movie looks to be something that will hopefully raise the bar a bit from the standard family movie sphere.

Watch: Trailer for Workplace Indie Comedy 'Price Check' Starring Parker Posey

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • September 26, 2012 11:16 AM
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Among the many delights within Louis C.K.'s Emmy-winning comedy, “Louie,” the most surprisingly delightful has been Parker Posey's two-episode arc as a deceptively perfect romantic partner. Somewhat scarce on the film/TV scene in the past few years, Posey has nonetheless re-emerged recently in a smattering of interesting projects, including the Grace Kelly biopic “Grace of Monaco,” and now a glimpse of her latest independent comedy, “Price Check” appears a solid continuation of the actress' recent comic streak.

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