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"You Know You Gotta Have A Trailer For A Trailer These Days": 'Expendables 2' Teaser Proves The Lame Point

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 2, 2012 4:37 PM
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Remember the days when a trailer was just a simple marketing tool for a movie? Now, you need a marketing tool for your marketing tool. Or, as Terry Crews says in this near pointless micro-teaser for "The Expendables 2," "You know that you've got to have a trailer for the trailer now, son."

'Red State' Star Kyle Gallner Joins 'Beautiful Creatures' With Viola Davis & Alden Ehrenreich

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 2, 2012 4:21 PM
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So, will "Beautiful Creatures" be the next "The Hunger Games"-sized Young Adult hit? That's what Warner Bros. is hoping for as they are putting the final casting pieces in place for the big screen adaptation of Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl's novel.

'The Hunger Games' Director Gary Ross Conjures Up 'Houdini'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 2, 2012 3:25 PM
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With "The Hunger Games" director Gary Ross having officially moved on from the blockbuster franchise, with a desire to do something different, he has now signed up to tackle a famous historical figure and an adventure movie all at once.

Joss Whedon Reveals He Tossed Out & Rewrote Zak Penn's Original 'Avengers' Script

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 2, 2012 3:04 PM
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By any standard -- critical or commercial -- not only is "The Avengers" a megahit, which by the end of this weekend could be looking at $585 million worldwide, it's also considered by many to be the best Marvel movie to date. And when the dust clears and the money is counted, Marvel and the fans will have one person to thank: Joss Whedon. While it seems like a no brainer to give the fanboy favorite Whedon the keys to their biggest movie to date, Marvel was taking a bit of a risk. For Whedon, it was his first venture with an expensive, tentpole movie with a lot riding on it, but not only did Marvel have faith he could pull it off, they let him write the damn thing too. But it could have turned out much differently.

Peter Jackson Considering Giving 3D Sound To 'The Hobbit' With Immersive Dolby Atmos

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • May 2, 2012 2:22 PM
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It's abundantly clear at this point, after the tepid reaction to his “The Hobbit” visual showcase at CinemaCon, that Peter Jackson now faces an even more intense public battle in his push for increased frame rates in film. True to his pioneer spirit though, Jackson has continued to seek innovation, and now it's reported that he looks to add a new auditory element to the nuclear testing ground that is “The Hobbit.”

Clever Infographic Summarizes 'The Social Network' Via Facebook Timeline

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 2, 2012 1:41 PM
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"People want to go online and check out their friends, so why not build a website that offers that? Friends, pictures, profiles, whatever you can visit, browse around, maybe it's someone you just met at a party. Eduardo, I'm not talking about a dating site, I'm talking about taking the entire social experience of college and putting it online." -- Mark Zuckerberg, "The Social Network"

New Trailer, Poster & Photos For Sundance Darling & Cannes Contender 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild'

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • May 2, 2012 1:10 PM
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It's no secret that we're fans of director Benh Zeitlin's "Beasts of the Southern Wild," given our glowing review form Sundance and early prediction that the indie has an outside chance of riding its current momentum into a Oscar nomination. Of course, we're not alone, as 'Beasts' took the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance earlier this year and, a few weeks ago, was announced as one of the films that would compete in Cannes Film Festival's Un Certain Regard section later this month. In the meantime, however, a new poster and several photos from the film have arrived online.

Ridley Scott Says 'Prometheus' Is " '2001' On Steroids" Plus New Pics & Terrifying Audio From The Crew

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 2, 2012 12:46 PM
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Need any more convincing that "Prometheus" is going to blow your balls off? How about this: “ [It's] ‘2001’ on steroids.”

Elijah Wood Will Play 'Grand Piano' & Pierce Brosnan Joins 'The Coup' With Owen Wilson

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • May 2, 2012 11:40 AM
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Amid lots of “Fast & Furious 6” casting and speculation – Luke Evans? Really? – it’s nice to be able to report on some definitive (and high-profile) casting on a couple of upcoming movies. Pierce Brosnan and Elijah Wood have each lined up a new project, and we can tell you a little bit about those roles.

'Moonrise Kingdom' Soundtrack Features Françoise Hardy, Hank Williams, Alexandre Desplat & Lots Of Classical Music

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 2, 2012 11:26 AM
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It just over two weeks the verdict will be in for Wes Anderson's Cannes Film Festival opener "Moonrise Kingdom" and the fact that it's the director's first period film (taking place in the '60s) isn't the only major change fans can expect.

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