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Watch: Heavily Stylized First Trailer For Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby' With Leonardo DiCaprio & Carey Mulligan

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 22, 2012 7:41 PM
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When it was announced that Baz Luhrmann would be directing a film version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby," anyone who knew the Australian director's work sort of knew what to expect. They might not have guessed that he'd make the whole thing in 3D (which he has), but they knew you'd get something lavish, operatic and heavily styilized, with party scenes that finally lived up to some of Fitzgerald's descriptions.

Tom Cruise Has Seen Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master,' Has "Issues" With It

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 22, 2012 7:21 PM
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Since rumors started to fly about Paul Thomas Anderson's latest film, "The Master," which was said, and has now pretty much been confirmed, to be about the much-mocked religion of Scientology, there's been one question on the back of many our minds: what does Tom Cruise think about the whole thing? The megastar is, after all, both an Oscar nominee for his supporting turn in Anderson's 1999 film "Magnolia," and a leading light in, and often public spokesman for, the Church of Scientology, the very subject which his former director was tackling with his latest film.

‘The Amazing Spider-Man' 6-Minute IMAX Sneak Peek to Screen In Front of ‘Men in Black III,' New Viral Marketing Hints At The Lizard’s Origins

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • May 22, 2012 5:50 PM
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“Men in Black III” faces a long road to success this weekend, with an inflated budget looming over a public opinion set firmly at “mildly amused,” but Paramount is hoping a little incentive in the form of an IMAX sneak peek will get people in seats for both of their upcoming tentpole productions.

'Killing Them Softly' Star Scoot McNairy & Ruth Negga Join Steve McQueen's 'Twelve Years A Slave'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 22, 2012 5:27 PM
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Scoot McNairy is on a hell of a run at the moment. The star of "In Search Of A Midnight Kiss" finally turned heads in a big way with Gareth Edwards' 2010 low-budget spectacular "Monsters," and ever since then he's been the toast of the town: he met for roles in "Prometheus" and "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," but ended up going down more grounded routes, with parts in Ben Affleck's "Argo," in Gus Van Sant's "Promised Land," with Matt Damon, in Lynn Shelton's "Touchy Feely" and in Andrew Dominik's "Killing Them Softly," for which McNairy earned rave reviews at Cannes this morning (read ours right here).

Colin Firth To Play Noel Coward In 'Mad Dogs And Englishmen,' & Co-Star In Rupert Everett's Oscar Wilde Biopic

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 22, 2012 3:50 PM
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Colin Firth is set to play famed English playwright Noel Coward, in the Willy Holtzman-penned project, “Mad Dogs And Englishmen,” about Coward’s eventful two week-stay at The Desert Inn in Las Vegas in 1995. Although there’s still no director attached, this seems like a great role for the actor to sink his teeth in, as Coward was famous for what Time called “a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise.” So we’ll be definitely be looking forward to this project in the future.

Rise And Rise Again: Batman, Catwoman & Bane In Three New Posters For 'The Dark Knight Rises'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 22, 2012 3:19 PM
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Ah, character posters. Once an innovative spin on movie marketing, now they're dragged out needlessly for any film on release. Want Jonny Lee Miller in "Dark Shadows" hanging on your wall? Or Alexander Skarsgard in "Battleship?" You got it. We've never seen any evidence of a Tom Wilkinson one-sheet for "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," but we're sure one's out there somewhere.

Natalie Portman & Director Lynne Ramsay Teaming Up For Western 'Jane Got A Gun'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 22, 2012 2:10 PM
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Since starring in the surprise hit "Black Swan," and winning an Oscar for her troubles, Natalie Portman's been decidedly picky about her choice of roles. It's partly because she became a mother last year, and has been taking a little time off. But also, she's clearly not wanted to rush into a decision, and while films like the Wachowski's "Jupiter Ascending" and Ridley Scott's "The Counselor" have chased the actress, she seemingly turned the projects down. She has decided to return to acting at last:  she'll spend the second half of the year shooting Terrence Malick's double-header "The Knight of Cups" and the film formerly known as "Lawless," before she segues into the contractual obligations of "Thor 2." But it's clearly harder than ever to get the actress' attention.

'Magic Mike' Soundtrack Features Foreigner, KISS, T-Pain, Ginuwine & More; Plus Details On All The Songs Featured In The Film

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 22, 2012 1:59 PM
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Let's get this straight up front: The Weather Girls' classic disco song "It's Raining Men" is not included in the "Magic Mike" soundtrack (maybe in the film?), but there is a cover by modern R&B singer Countre Black, so at least that's something.  A coming of age dramedy based on the real-life experiences of actor Channing Tatum, "Magic Mike" centers on an experienced stripper (Tatum) who takes a younger performer called The Kid (Alex Pettyfer) under his wing and schools him in the arts of partying, picking up women, and making easy money.

Latest Clip Arrives Of Kristen Stewart & Sam Riley In 'On The Road,' Plus Stewart Reads From '50 Shades Of Grey'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 22, 2012 1:35 PM
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We are a little over thirteen hours away from the world premiere of on "On The Road," perhaps the single most anticipated, or at least the longest anticipated, film of the Cannes Film Festival. And of all the question marks about the movie, the biggest for us has been the young principal cast: Sam Riley, Garret Hedlund, Kristen Stewart and Kirsten Dunst have all done good work in the past, but are still relatively untested with material like this. Could they embody the beatnik dream of Jack Kerouac's novel?

Jim Sturgess & Susan Sarandon Put On Steven Shainberg's 'The Big Shoe,' Mark Wahlberg Takes 'The Disciple Program'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 22, 2012 1:04 PM
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It’s been seven years since Steven Shainberg last directed a film, the mostly forgotten Nicole Kidman vehicle "Fur," but it appears from a new press release that he has finally locked down his next project.

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