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Exclusive: Poster For The British Comedy Smash 'The Inbetweeners,' Film Hits U.S. Theaters On September 7th

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 8, 2012 11:59 AM
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Last year, in a banner year for the British box office, there was one success story that proved more surprising than any others. A film that, despite costing a fraction of the competition, outearned "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," "The Hangover Part II," "Transformers 3" and "Sherlock Holmes 2," and doubled the grosses of films like "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," "Fast Five" and "Cars 2," becoming one of the most successful British comedies in history. That film was "The Inbetweeners Movie," a big-screen version of the popular TV teen comedy (which airs on BBC America in the U.S), and a year on, it's finally coming to the U.S.

Abbie Cornish In Talks To Play Joel Kinnaman's Wife In 'Robocop' Remake

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 8, 2012 11:55 AM
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Last year wasn't a great one for Australian actress Abbie Cornish. She's been high on our radars since Cate Shortland's great "Somersault" (which also introduced the world to Sam Worthington) in 2004, and looked as if she might break out to the big time with a great performance in Jane Campion's "Bright Star" three years back, and 2011 saw her appear in a number of high profile projects. But while she starred in the sleeper hit "Limitless" (albeit in a thankless role), she also featured in "W.E." and "Sucker Punch," which numbered among the two most painful cinemagoing experiences of last year. And while she was in contention for major parts in films like "Prometheus," "The Great Gatsby" and "The Invisible Woman," she was beaten out for each of them.

Posters For Robert Zemeckis' 'Flight,' Cate Shortland's 'Lore' & David Ayer's 'End Of Watch'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • June 8, 2012 11:39 AM
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Here's a trio of posters from three very different helmers: one from a seasoned pro returning to live action after a stint in mo-cap, one following up a superb directorial debut with a foreign-language novel adaptation and the last a genre specialist tackling what he knows best.

First Image Of Idris Elba In Guillermo Del Toro's 'Pacific Rim'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 8, 2012 11:19 AM
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Despite his near omnipresence in the media, and the countless projects that he's attached to, we actually haven't seen a directorial effort from Guillermo Del Toro since 2008's "Hellboy II: The Golden Army." Yes, it's been that long, but not for lack of trying. Del Toro has faced a double whammy of disappointment over the last years, stepping away from directing "The Hobbit" films as they became continually delayed thanks to MGM's financial woes, and seeing his R-rated "At The Mountains Of Madness" get shelved by Universal. But there been no stopping Del Toro's "Pacific Rim," with the film currently in the midst of production, and while specifics are being kept under wraps, we now have our first look at the film.

Get Animated: New Pics From 'Mr. Peabody And Sherman,' Guillermo Del Toro's 'Pinocchio' & The Latest Trailer For 'Ice Age: Continental Drift'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • June 8, 2012 10:41 AM
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Either that exciting-looking “Wreck-It Ralph” trailer has suddenly got us all interested in animation again, or it’s made rival animators sit up and up their marketing game. Either way, we’ve got new looks at three upcoming animated flicks as a result.

Watch: 2 TV Spots & Interrogation Videos From Oliver Stone's 'Savages' Starring Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson & Blake Lively

  • By Simon Dang
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  • June 8, 2012 10:19 AM
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An Oliver Stone crime-actioner starring Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson, Blake Lively, Emile Hirsch, John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Demian Bichir, Benicio Del Toro and Salma Hayek -- you'd think there would be a bit more excitement for "Savages" with the film set to hit theaters in just over a month. But on the marketing end, things have been fairly underwhelming.

4 Pics Of Dakota Fanning In The Period Drama 'Effie'

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • June 8, 2012 9:37 AM
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For a while there last year, it looked like Emma Thompson's script for the film "Effie" was never going to reach production. The film is based on the true love affair between Victorian artist, architect, poet and political thinker John Ruskin and his wife, Effie Gray, and the mysterious circumstances over why their marriage was never consummated, leaving Effie a virgin until she remarried Ruskin's protege, painter John Everett Millais. While Thompson assuredly has her own take as to why Ruskin suddenly became disgusted with his wife, playwright Gregory Murphy felt Thompson's script was too close to his 1999 play "The Countess," and sued for copyright infringement in February of last year. The end result was a delay in production, with Saoirse Ronan ultimately departing the project and being replaced by Dakota Fanning prior to a fall start.

Is Paramount Getting Ready To Make 'Jackass 4'?

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • June 8, 2012 9:17 AM
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Even after "Jackass 3D" took in $170 million, it seemed like the extra footage jambalaya that was the straight-to-DVD "Jackass 3.5" might the final entry in the "Jackass" franchise, especially after the tragic death of cast member Ryan Dunn. Maybe not. In fact, it looks like the "Jackass" gang could preparing another installment of pranks, stunts, and general testicle-abuse.

First Official & Wonderfully Strange Images From Michel Gondry's 'Mood Indigo' Starring Audrey Tautou & Romain Duris

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 8, 2012 8:58 AM
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It has been a while since Michel Gondry fans got a film from the director that was, well, Michel Gondry-esque. His last three features have been a documentary ("The Thorn In The Heart"), a mainstream superhero flick ("Green Hornet") and a lo-fi indie ("The We And The I"), the latter two of which found his whimsical flourishes mostly pushed to the sidelines. But as the plethora of set pics from his latest endeavor "Mood Indigo" have revealed, this will be full on Gondry with strange props galore, and now the first official images from the movie give an even closer look at the oddball world he's creating.

'Sin Nombre' Helmer Cary Fukunaga To Tackle 2 Film Adaptation Of Stephen King's 'It'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 7, 2012 11:24 PM
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Well, Ron Howard tried and failed (and is still trying) to get a monumental three film, two TV series adaptation of "The Dark Tower" off the ground, but Warner Bros. is hoping they can get their own epic Stephen King story onto the big screen. And unlike the plethora of King related projects on both the small and big screen, the talent attached to this has us at full attention.

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