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Watch: New Red Band Trailer For 'Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters' Reveals Another Crappy Looking January Movie

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • January 4, 2013 5:40 AM
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Aside from say, "Kill List" "Haywire," to a more lesser, subjective extent "The Grey," good films are not meant to be released in January and 9.999999 times out 10 they are not. It's a dumping ground season for bad romantic comedies that have tested poorly ("Bride Wars"), lame spoof movies ("Meet the Spartans") horror-action dreck ("My Bloody Valentine 3D" and the like), wackjob oddities starring Nicolas Cage ("Season of the Witch") and whatever else needs to be released, but the studio has pretty much zero confidence in other than appealing to those that actively look at a bail-bond business rom-com starring Katherine Heigl and go, "Wow, that looks tremendous." And let's face it, January might be critical death, but it always does decent business at the box-office.

Gemma Arterton On The "Dirty, Filthy Underworld" Of 'Runner, Runner' & The Difficulty Of Finding Quality Roles For Women In Hollywood

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • December 13, 2012 3:18 PM
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Last week at the Marrakech Film Festival, we got to sit down in a small press group with jury member Gemma Arterton. She’s an actress who for a while seemed to be following a fairly standard route, especially for a British starlet, following up her first film “St Trinian's” with some period TV before landing a Bond girl role in “Quantum of Solace.” However, since that breakout, while she’s done studio fare (“Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time,” the upcoming “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters”), we’ve also seen her skew more eccentric with some of her choices, taking small, British films like “Tamara Drewe” and “Song for Marion" along with edgy indie thriller "The Disappearance Of Alice Creed," and she boasts a forthcoming lineup that promises much more interesting fare to come.

Watch: Grisly Red-Band Trailer (& Poster) For 'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters' With Jeremy Renner & Gemma Arterton

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 29, 2012 1:35 PM
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If the performance this summer of "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" was anything to go by, the future of the "[Insert Name Of Historical Or Literary Figure]: [Insert Name Of Supernatural Creature] Hunter" sub-genre isn't looking too great; even on a relatively modest budget, Timur Bekmambetov's horror-actioner failed to make much of a box office impact, only just scraping its way to $100 million worldwide. But if Paramount had any second thoughts about their own "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters," it was too late; the film had long since wrapped (indeed, it was set to come out first, until it was delayed nearly a full year by the studio), and was already on the release schedule.

'Elysium' Pushed Back To August 9, 2013 While 'RoboCop' Heads To 2014

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 15, 2012 8:54 PM
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We have to admit, we were beginning to wonder what was going on with Neill Blomkamp's expensive, mysterious "Elysium." With a release dating looming about five months from now and no posters, teaser trailers, stills or any other kind of marketing, we figured either that a) Sony was going to start a blitzkrieg campaign once they were done with "Skyfall" or b) it was getting pushed back. Now we have our answer.

So Hot Right Now: Trailer For 'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters' Arrives

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 4, 2012 12:14 PM
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Sorry, but every time we hear "Hansel" all we can think of is Will Ferrell following it up with "So hot right now." But whether or not the delayed "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" is "hot" remains to be seen, but judging from this first trailer we're thinking....not.

Breathe Easy, 'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters' Will Be Rated R After All

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 10, 2012 6:59 PM
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With a release date for "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" pushed from this past spring to next January, and then rumors that Paramount was trying to figure out whether to release the film in a PG-13 incarnation or R-rated, it seemed like the movie was facing some trouble. Fear not: those who like their entertainment to be the kind that forces those under 17 to be accompanied by a parent or guardian are in luck.

Paramount Deciding Whether To Release 'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters' As R-Rated Or PG-13 (Like It Matters)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 8, 2012 4:36 PM
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Let's face it, films aren't moved from a prime spring date to the bowels of January because they are awesome. And thus when Paramount yanked "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" from its March 2nd date and dropped in the wasteland of January 11, 2013, a distinct odour of fromage began emanating from the movie (if it wasn't there already). And when it was further kept from eyes at Comic-Con, which would seem the next logical step to at least start generating some buzz around a movie that thus far, only has a single still image as promotional material, again, not a good sign. And now comes word that only five months from release, the studio has no idea how to release the movie.

Ruh-Roh: 'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters' Pushed Ten Months To January 2013

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 9, 2012 8:11 PM
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You could have called this one months ago. Paramount's "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" was supposed to be due in theaters on March 2nd, less than two months from now and we'd barely seen a peep from the film, not a trailer, a poster or anything other than this first-look photo that was revealed just a month ago. Never a good sign. In fact, that close to release and nothing substantial seen and you can almost guarantee a release date bump is on the way.

First Look: Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton In 'Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 2, 2011 12:00 PM
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They're dressed in black, they look tough and they have weapons: here's your first look at Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton ("Clash Of The Titans") in the upcoming "Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters," yet another addition to the becoming-overpopulated modern fairy tale redo; this one based on a Brothers Grimm tale.

Peter Stormare Joins 'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters' With Jeremy Renner & Gemma Arterton

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 24, 2011 4:05 AM
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As "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" gears up to go in front of cameras, more obstacles are being put in the way of the lead characters in their quest to kick some witch ass.

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