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Rafe Spall & More Join 'The F Word' With Daniel Radcliffe & Zoe Kazan

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 17, 2012 5:15 PM
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Earlier this year we tipped Rafe Spall on our list of actors who are stars in the making. This summer he memorably appeared in Ridley Scott's divisive "Prometheus," and later this year you'll see him in Ang Lee's "Life Of Pi." But before the massive campaign begins for the latter, Spall will be taking time to deliver some laughs.

In Theaters: Find Yourself 'Beloved' Of 'Cosmopolis' & 'ParaNorman' Or Get An 'Awakening' With 'The Expendables 2'

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • August 17, 2012 4:37 PM
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Hi there! It’s a regular Halloween in August as this weekend’s new releases do much to call back the spirits of the past. These films continue franchises, hearken familiar genre themes, adapt previously published material, or just feature ghosts in plain sight. Less spooky than mirthful, these movies are more about paying due (or getting paid) than paying off a debt with blood and gore. Still, a scare or two may not be far away. Get ready…

'Perks Of Being A Wallflower' Soundtrack Features Sonic Youth, Galaxie 500, David Bowie, The Smiths & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 17, 2012 3:52 PM
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Every good teen movie needs a soundtrack of great tunes to go with it. For the upcoming "The Perks Of Being A Wallflower," it looks like the filmmakers have to put together one helluva mixtape that will make those who came of age in the '80s and '90s swoon, and perhaps turn some younger music fans on to some decent artists.

Anthony LaPaglia Exited 'Django Unchained,' Says Production Was "Out Of Control"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 17, 2012 2:12 PM
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As "Django Unchained" made its way in front of cameras, Quentin Tarantino saw both the cast and script for his upcoming slavery/western/vengeance pic change as production moved along. Joseph Gordon-Levitt had to bail on his small role in the film, Kevin Costner couldn't commit to his role either, Sacha Baron Cohen had to bow out, and Kurt Russell also exited the picture (and while Jonah Hill did initially turn down the movie due to scheduling, he was able to join later on, albeit in a different role). And it looks like yet another actor left the project over timing.

Vin Diesel & Clark Gregg Part Of Far-Fetched Rumors To Play Vision In 'The Avengers 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 17, 2012 1:38 PM
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With "Iron Man 3" shooting, and "Thor: The Dark World" gearing up later this year, and with no new Marvel movies until 2013, geeks are in a bit of dead zone at the moment. But leave it to Vin Diesel to get nerds to push the glasses up from their nose and hit the interwebs with feverish excitement. The actor recently changed his Facebook profile picture to that of Vision (it has been removed but you can view it here), leading some to think he was giving fans some kind of casting tease and not just posting a picture of a superhero that he likes. Apparently this counts as a "rumor" that he might appear in "The Avengers 2," even though Joss Whedon agreed to write and direct the movie only about a week ago.

Sight And Sound Top 250 By The Numbers: And The Auteur With The Most Films Is...

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  • August 17, 2012 12:56 PM
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Who’s the greatest auteur in cinema? Is it Alfred Hitchock who stands tall with “Vertigo” as #1 in the Sight And Sound’s 2012 Greatest Films Of All Time List and has five films on the entire list (which is now 250 films long)? It is Orson Welles who has been the reigning champion with “Citizen Kane” at the number #1 slot for five decades now? Or is it Ozu Yasujirō, who was listed as the top auteur by all the directors polled in this list?

Watch: Penelope Cruz Is Super Mario In New Ad For Nintendo 3DS; Bennett Miller Directed M&Ms Commercial

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 17, 2012 12:29 PM
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Well, here are two talents lending their skills to two products in a couple of surprising ads. Video games and chocolate candy will never be the same.

Adam McKay Says 'The Boys' Is Back On At Paramount

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 17, 2012 11:45 AM
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Despite a successful run over at Columbia directing "Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby," "Step Brothers" and "The Other Guys," that wasn't enough for Sony to get on board for Adam McKay's adaptation of the comic book "The Boys." The studio axed development on the movie back in February, and it's not entirely difficult to see why. The ultra violent work by Garth Ennis is definitely a major gear change from the comedies McKay is known for, but it appears another studio is throwing their hat in the ring.

Robert Pattinson Says David Michôd's 'The Rover' Is Like An Existential Western

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 17, 2012 11:04 AM
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To say that Robert Pattinson has been filling his post-"Twilight" calendar with ambitious films would be an understatement. This weekend brings his trippy David Cronenberg odyssey "Cosmopolis," and over the past few weeks and months, the actor has signed on to a handful of interesting films, including "Mission: Blacklist" about the hunt for Saddam Hussein, Werner Herzog's historical tale "Queen of the Desert" and "Animal Kingdom" director David Michôd's "The Rover." And it's the latter about which the actor has shared some tantalizing details.

Pierre Morel To Direct Pierre Morel-Esque 'The Hitman's Bodyguard'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • August 17, 2012 10:39 AM
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While his sister Megan has become something of a saviour for auteurs like John Hillcoat and Paul Thomas Anderson, David Ellison is the flipside to that coin with major stakes in tentpoles like last year’s rousing success, “Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol,” and his Skydance Productions is entering negotiations with “Taken” director Pierre Morel to helm “The Hitman’s Bodyguard.”

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