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Mary Elizabeth Winstead & Topher Grace Star In Drake Doremus-Directed Campaign For Intel & Toshiba 'The Beauty Inside'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 25, 2012 3:26 PM
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Drake Doremus seems to like being busy. The director of last year's Sundance sensation "Like Crazy" (which we think deserved to do better than it did), has not only wrapped on his next film (more on that in a moment), but he's also behind the camera for a campaign for Intel and Toshiba that has a couple interesting leads helping him out.

Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman & Ruth Wilson Join 'Saving Mr. Banks' With Tom Hanks & Emma Thompson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 25, 2012 2:46 PM
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Already pretty much guaranteed to be a major contender in next year's Oscar race along with "August: Osage County" with Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, "Saving Mr. Banks" continues to add to its cast with a trio of actors joining Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson and Colin Farrell.

Jon Favreau Conferring With Pixar's Brain Trust On The Developing 'Magic Kingdom'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 25, 2012 2:23 PM
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Jon Favreau was making the press rounds for his new J.J. Abrams-produced world-without-electricity television series "Revolution," but Crave Online, wisely acknowledging that talking about "Revolution" is kinda boring, instead quizzed the "Iron Man" director about his plans for "Magic Kingdom," the Michael Chabon-penned project that would combine mythology from both the Disney films and the Disney parks. While Favreau says not to expect the film anytime soon ("Jersey Boys" will definitely shoot beforehand), he is getting some heavy duty help in the form of Pixar's vaulted Brain Trust (which has included Pete Docter, Brenda Chapman, Michael Arndt, John Lasseter, Brad Bird, and Andrew Stanton, at various times).

Exclusive: Emile Hirsch Tries To Stop The Hit In Clip From William Friedkin's 'Killer Joe' Starring Matthew McConaughey

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 25, 2012 2:05 PM
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As wickedly funny as it is gleefully depraved, William Friedkin's B-movie sizzler "Killer Joe" is really unlike anything you'll see this year. Hilarious and jaw dropping in equal measure, the movie is a fiercely entertaining good time, and while that NC-17 rating by the MPAA is a bit harsh, it speaks volumes about the film's tone and content that certainly pushes the envelope.

Liev Schreiber Joins Lee Daniels' 'The Butler' As Lyndon Johnson, Co-Stars With Woody Allen In 'Fading Gigolo'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • July 25, 2012 1:45 PM
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Just as Lee Daniels' upcoming White House drama “The Butler” takes place over the course of eight presidencies, naturally the film is going to be populated with a talented, expansive cast. It's certainly attracted an interesting bunch already, with Robin Williams and Alan Rickman inhabiting the roles of Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan, respectively, and today one more actor prepares to go presidential.

Watch: Colin Farrell Gets Beat Up & Jennifer Lawrence Looks Scared In Clips From 'Total Recall' & 'House At The End Of The Street'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • July 25, 2012 1:25 PM
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The summer isn’t over yet folks, and there's still a whole lotta non-awards-contending fare headed your way, so here a couple of clips from some movies that won't tax your brain too hard.

Watch: Trailer For Comedy 'The Oranges' With Hugh Laurie, Leighton Meester, Catherine Keener, Adam Brody & More

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • July 25, 2012 12:47 PM
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Ever since its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall, the dramedy “The Oranges” seems to have had mostly quiet buzz leading up to its release in October. Hopefully that’ll all change after people catch the latest trailer showcasing an impressive ensemble comedy that looks both hilarious and heartbreaking all at once.

Michael Cimino's 'Heaven's Gate' Restored & Headed To Venice Film Festival; Criterion Collection Edition On The Way?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 25, 2012 12:33 PM
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A cautionary tale and a film that stood as the symbolic end to a great era in American filmmaking, when cinema history looks back on Michael Cimino, his infamous "Heaven's Gate" will be discussed in equal measure to his masterpiece, "The Deer Hunter."

'The Watch' Director Akiva Schaffer Talks The Influence Of 'Alien' & 'Ghostbusters', Working With Doug Jones & More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 25, 2012 12:03 PM
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As one-third of The Lonely Island, the comedy collective behind the SNL Digital Shorts, Akiva Schaffer (along with confederates Andy Samberg and Jorma Taccone) efficiently optimized "Saturday Night Live," a flagging late night mainstay, into something vital and immediate. With the Digital Shorts format, placing an emphasis on music video rhythms and absurdity that bordered on the surreal, they re-contextualized the show into bite-size nuggets you could swap with friends or post on Facebook. But there's more to Schaffer than "Jizz in My Pants" (although, honestly, if that was the only thing he directed that'd still be pretty awesome).

'Ain't Them Bodies Saints' With Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck & Ben Foster Now Shooting, Keith Carradine & Nate Parker Join

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 25, 2012 11:23 AM
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For a newcomer on the scene, David Lowery has it pretty damn good. "Ain't Them Bodies Saints," his directorial debut developed in the Sundance Labs, was announced earlier this year, but was said to still be seeking financing. But lo and behold, things have worked out smashingly, as its currently in front of cameras and has now added vet Keith Carradine and youngster Nate Parker to the highly promising cast which already includes Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck and Ben Foster.

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