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Gérard Depardieu To Star In Abdellatif Kechiche's 'The Real Wound,' Elisabeth Moss Discovers 'There Are Monsters' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 7, 2014 11:07 AM
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Top Of The Lake
As Cannes gets closer and buyers, distributors, producers and more gear up to hit the marketplace, lots of casting news will be coming. So strap in for the next round of news, to stay on top of a variety of developing projects.

Review: ‘300: Rise Of An Empire’ Starring Eva Green & Sullivan Stapleton

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • March 6, 2014 2:30 PM
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  • 8 Comments
300: Rise Of An Empire
In 2006, Zack Snyder took the movie world by storm with “300,” a muscular, testosterone-fueled adaptation of a Frank Miller swords-and-sandals graphic novel which took Robert Rodriguez’s“Sin City” concept—painting the comic book pages right onto the screen—to the next level, and arguably, its zenith. It was something of a game-changer and surprise runaway hit, cementing Snyder’s status as a tentpole-worthy filmmaker, grossing $450 million worldwide and transforming March into the early blockbuster season it is now.

Review: 'The Adventurer: Curse Of The Midas Box' Starring Michael Sheen, Lena Headey And Sam Neill

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • January 18, 2014 8:39 AM
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The Adventurer: Curse Of The Midas Box
There’s a certain practiced apathy that comes from some movies, the sense that a duty is being fulfilled by professionals who have no illusions of legacies, they’re only trying to pay some bills. Sometimes this can be done on a grand scale, and you don’t really see it in Hollywood as much as you catch it in excessively busy European films with steady budgets and an interest in busting through any marketplace other than America. Often, these are ill-fated attempts to start franchises made by European investors who don’t know much about moviemaking, which leads these films to have a borderline mechanical efficiency. All of this explains how movies like “The Adventurer: Curse Of The Midas Box” happen.

Exclusive: Step Into The Healing Waters With A Clip From 'The Adventurer: The Curse Of The Midas Box'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 31, 2013 10:13 AM
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The Adventurer: The Curse Of The Midas Box
Mysteries, magic and a battle against a powerful evil....it's all the ingredients that make up a ripping yarn, and for parents looking for a fantasy adventure to share with their family, the forthcoming "The Adventurer: The Curse Of The Midas Box" could fit the bill on a cold winter evening.

Watch: New Trailer For '300: Rise Of An Empire' Goes Into Battle

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 4, 2013 1:16 PM
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LOUD NOISES! Believe it or not, this isn't about "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues." And while this sequel does feature yelling, buff bods and outrageous costumes, it takes itself much more seriously, and with a higher body count.

Review: 'The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones' Starring Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower & More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 21, 2013 9:58 AM
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The duality of humankind has largely been visualized, at least in cartoons and broad comedies, as a tiny angel sitting on one shoulder, while a devil is perched on the opposite shoulder. The inherent drama, of course, is watching as the character decides which symbol to listen to: the heavenly or the demonic. In the case of "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" (the ungainly subtitle is there because it's based on a series of popular young adult novels, and because the filmmakers and financiers are convinced this will be the beginning of a long and lucrative franchise), this dilemma is writ very, very, very large. But the inherent tension of this decision is diffused by a painful amount of clumsily introduced back-story, thin characterization, and a pace that makes the "Twilight" movies, which this movie is clearly inspired by, seem positively speedy in comparison.

Review: 'The Purge' Starring Ethan Hawke & Lena Headey

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • June 4, 2013 10:57 AM
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Rarely do horror films these days luxuriate in big ideas. Instead, they are usually a simple formula, based on a rudimentary conceptual framework (cameras capture supernatural activity, madman devises ingenious torture traps), stretched painfully thin over 90 minutes or so. One of the things that makes "The Purge," a new high-concept horror movie about a utopian society with a very dark secret, so refreshing, is that it actually takes the time to engage in some truly provocative and subversive ideas, and what's more -- these thematic interests never come at the expense of the thrills. "The Purge" manages to be smart, scary, and subversive. In the current horror landscape, this is much rarer than a demonic possession or capturing a ghost on videotape.

Review & Recap: 'Game of Thrones' Episode 3 'Walk of Punishment' Lends A Hand In Kickstarting The Action Of Season 3

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • April 14, 2013 9:00 PM
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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in Game of Thrones, Season 3, Jamie Lannister
What up Gamers! Things are finally starting to get funny/sexy/crazy on ye olde "Games of Thrones." Blood 'n boobs, that's why we're here, that's what we were promised, and that's what we're going to get. This episode finally hits the gas on this season, and off we go. Thankfully, we get a bit of humor and levity to offset the gore and blood, which always helps.

Watch: Crime Gets A Holiday In Trailer For Thriller 'The Purge' With Ethan Hawke

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 3, 2013 1:55 PM
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Wait, what is this movie? We have to admit either this flew entirely under our radar, we forgot about it or just plain didn't care. And maybe that's how Universal felt as well considering "The Purge" comes out next month and they're only starting to market the thing now, but, since it's coming from Team Blumhouse, the budget was probably about a million bucks and they'll make money on this if just five people show up. Considering it's a violent thriller with a "clever" premise from guys behind "Paranormal Activity" and "Sinister," people will probably line up in droves.

Joss Whedon's 'Much Ado About Nothing' & Ethan Hawke's 'Purge' Get Summer Release Dates

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 29, 2012 5:24 PM
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With the unbelievable success of "The Avengers," Joss Whedon is the new king of summer. Want proof? His arty, I-made-it-in-my-backyard-for-real Shakespeare adaptation is going to go in the deep end with the blockbusters in 2013.

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