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New Posters For 'The Adventures Of Tintin' & 'We Need To Talk About Kevin'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 10, 2011 4:20 AM
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Yeah, we know, in terms of pairing two movies together for one story you can't get much more polar opposite than these two films, but they both share long titles so we'll use that as the connecting link. Or whatever.

Comic-Con '11: Peter Jackson Auditioned (Kinda) For Captain Haddock In 'The Adventures Of Tintin'

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • July 25, 2011 11:04 AM
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Last year Harrison Ford made his very first appearance at Comic-Con, handcuffed and escorted by security as part of an inside joke with Jon Favreau from the set of “Cowboys & Aliens.” This year, we get Steven Spielberg. Who’s next? Maybe George Lucas? Do we even care any more? We digress...

Comic-Con '11: Steven Spielberg Acknowledges The Common Spirit Between 'Tintin' & 'Indiana Jones'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 22, 2011 7:33 AM
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Spielberg Also Confirms A Story For 'Jurassic Park IV' Has Been Locked DownWhile Peter Jackson made it clear that he wouldn't be attending Comic-Con with "The Hobbit," the fan-friendly director still bought a plane ticket to San Diego and today he was the (not so) surprise guest at the panel for "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn.” (And yes, that image above is a brand new look at the film released not-so-coincidentally just before the the festivities this afternoon got underway).

Steven Spielberg To Make First Comic-Con Appearance, Will Receive Award & Present 'Tintin' Footage

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 14, 2011 12:58 PM
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The argument about whether or not showing stuff off early to geeks at Comic-Con is worth the investment has strong arguments on both sides, but if one thing is clear, the alarmist worries a month ago that the event would be bereft of major studios and films seems to have been premature. Not only that, one of the biggest directors in the world is now set to grace Hall H of the San Diego Convention Center.

Watch: New 'Tintin' Trailer Looks Like The Indiana Jones Sequel We Should Have Had

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 11, 2011 12:21 PM
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It's been three years since Steven Spielberg's last full-length feature, the awful "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," a sequel rightly regarded as a stain on the franchise. What should have been another breezy adventure with our favorite grizzled professor of archaeology was a silly Area 51-influenced quest that missed the pulse of the original films. Well, it looks like Spielberg is ready to redeem himself.

New Look At Tintin & Snowy In 'The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 6, 2011 1:35 AM
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Will 2011 be the year Steven Spielberg is no longer given a free pass from fans and critics? It would seem so. The early trailers for "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn" were not widely embraced and we were surprised by the blowback the first spot for "War Horse" got. Well Spielberg still has some time to right the ship on both movies and we're only at the beginning of the campaigns for both, but this new look at 'Tintin' won't quiet the dissenters.

'The Dark Knight Rises,' 'Man Of Steel' & More Skip Comic-Con As Major Studios Stay Away This Year

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 13, 2011 3:09 AM
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Warner Bros, DreamWorks, Disney & The Weinstein Company Pass On San Diego; Marvel On The FenceThe comic/geek crowd are either the most important group to court for genre films or their influence is overstated; it really depends on who you ask. In recent years, the very vocal contingent has generally been thought of as essential to making sure more challenging or niche fare finds an audience or least makes its budget back, but a series of disappointments and flops have the studios reconsidering. Last year, Edgar Wright's "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" was met with widespread geek acclaim only for the Universal film to sputter at the box office (though to be fair, the marketing for that film did little to embrace anybody outside the core of fans). "Sucker Punch" got major buzz and died on the vine this past spring, while "Tron: Legacy" played modestly despite nerds flipping for footage that Disney teased as early as 2008 (though yes, it has done enough to convince the studio get a sequel moving). And both "Skyline" and "Let Me In" faltered when they hit screens later in the year, after doing the San Diego Comic-Con rounds.

Watch: New Scenes In International Teaser For 'The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 20, 2011 10:57 AM
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It's been three years since Steven Spielberg's last effort behind the camera, "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," and we'd rather not talk about it, but it looks like the director is gonna win his way back into our hearts this year twice over. Once, with the sure to be Oscar bound "War Horse" and then again with the pretty fun looking "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn."

Watch: Jamie Bell IS Tilda Swinton In First Trailer For 'The Adventures Of Tintin'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 17, 2011 12:28 PM
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One of the biggest question marks of the year has been Steven Spielberg's "The Adventures of Tintin." The director's coming off the worst film of his career, "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," and tackling a comic book that few in the U.S. have heard of, in the performance capture manner that's seen the undoing of Robert Zemeckis in recent years, seemed like a fairly risky move, all things considered. And it doesn't help that the film's been mostly shrouded in mystery.

Nifty Teaser Posters Debut For Steven Spielberg & Peter Jackson's 'The Adventures Of Tintin'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 16, 2011 5:22 AM
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First Trailer To Arrive Tomorrow MorningFor one of the most eagerly anticipated films of the year, at least everywhere except the U.S, word's been strangely quiet on "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn." Uniting blockbuster giants Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson for the first time (the former's directing, the latter producing), on an adaptation of the massively successful graphic novel series about a Belgian boy detective, his dog Snowy, his best friend, a drunken sea captain, and the adventures they go on, we had a glimpse of a handful of images before Christmas, but little since then. We guess because the film's being realized in performance-capture computer animation, and so Sony and Paramount have presumably had to wait until the polish has been put on properly.

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