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Review: 'Red Riding Hood' A Brooding Tweenage Fairy Tale

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 10, 2011 4:13 AM
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Catherine Hardwicke, for better or worse, has largely defined what we have experienced, cinematically, for the past couple of years. Her influence might get lost in the shuffle, since every subsequent film has been helmed by a different director, but with the look and feel of the first "Twilight"' movie, she set the stage for a whole bunch of copycats and wannabes, which makes it all the more startling that she's returning to remarkably similar (hallowed) ground, with a revisionist take on "Red Riding Hood."

The Playlist Foolishly, and Prematurely, Tries To Predict Best Actor & Actress At The 2012 Oscars

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 2, 2011 8:14 AM
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Yesterday, we took a look at the 10 films we think will be battling it out at the Kodak Theatre for the Oscar roughly 11 months and 3 weeks from now. Today, we've made our picks for the acting categories. In this piece: Best Actor and Actress, and coming up tomorrow, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress.

Gary Oldman, Guy Pearce & Mia Wasikowska Join John Hillcoat's 'The Wettest County'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 9, 2011 8:54 AM
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While we may weep for what could have been of John Hillcoat's original incarnation of "The Wettest County" that fell apart last year and featured Michael Shannon, Ryan Gosling, Paul Dano, Amy Adams and Scarlett Johansson, the cast that has come together for the revamped film is equally first rate.

Swedish Electro Star Fever Ray To Cameo In Catherine Hardwicke's 'Little Red Riding Hood'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 17, 2010 2:25 AM
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Update: Fever Ray says she will not be appearing in "Red Riding Hood" but that she has penned a new song for the film.

'Kung Fu Panda 2' Teaser Trailer Released

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 8, 2010 3:10 AM
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Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting... AgainGeeks flipping for any kind of morsel of news were all jazzed up this weekend when the synopsis and new logo (wow!) for "Kung Fu Panda 2: Kaboom Of Doom" appeared online on the film's official site. Now something a little more concrete, though barely, has arrived in the film's teaser trailer, which like most teaser trailers doesn't show a lot. All of the original characters (and their celebrity voices) will be reprising their respective roles; Jack Black (Po), Angelina Jolie (Tigress), Jackie Chan (Monkey), Seth Rogen (Mantis), Lucy Liu (Viper), David Cross (Crane) and Dustin Hoffman (Master Shifu). New additions include Gary Oldman as the new villain, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Michelle Yeoh and Victor Garber.

First Look At Gary Oldman As George Smiley In 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 5, 2010 1:04 AM
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Film May Be First Of A Trilogy It's no secret at this point that we're absurdly excited about the forthcoming adaptation of John Le Carre's classic spy thriller "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy." With "Let The Right One In" director Tomas Alfredson making his English language debut, and a phenomenal cast made up of Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ciaran Hinds, Mark Strong, Svetlana Khodchenko, Toby Jones, John Hurt, Stephen Graham and Kathy Burke.

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