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Review: 'Planes' Featuring The Voices Of Dane Cook, Julia Louis-Dreyfus & Brad Garrett

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 7, 2013 11:03 AM
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Billions of dollars flood the Walt Disney Company every year, thanks to the toys, videogames, DVDs, clothing, gummy vitamins and bed sheets associated with their "Cars" franchise. What originated as a single Pixar movie (2006's "Cars") has expanded beyond the sequel (2011's "Cars 2") and short films and "land" at the Disney California Adventure theme park (whose signature ride, Radiator Springs Racers, is one of the most impressive attractions in the whole Disneyland complex). It's now it's own universe, one with just as many spin-off and sequel possibilities as such high profile Disney modules as "Star Wars" or Marvel. This is made very clear in "Planes" mere seconds after the shimmery Disney castle disappears and an odd title card emerges, before anything else, that reads, simply: "World of 'Cars,'" which, depending on your age and demographic, is either a promise or a warning. Either way, "Planes" is just the beginning. Buckle up.

D.J. Caruso Herds 'The Goats' For His Next Film

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • October 3, 2011 2:41 AM
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Update: Variety reports Val Kilmer, Radha Mitchell and Kate Maberly have also joined the film. Kilmer and Mitchell will play parents in the movie, with Maberly taking the role of a camp counselor.

More Details On The Harmony Korine/Val Kilmer Project & The Dogme-Esque Rules It Must Follow

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 15, 2011 2:26 AM
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Will Be One Part Of An International Anthology Film Produced By Vice FilmsWhen we first learned that Harmony Korine was teaming up with Val Kilmer for a mysterious Nashville-set project about a motivational speaker it seemed like a match made in Awesome Heaven. As it seems with most Korine projects these days, it's been flying under the radar moving to its own, probably bizarro, beat, but it seems there is much much more to this already idiosyncratic undertaking.

Renny Harlin Talks The Politics Of '5 Days Of War,' Says He Wants To Make 'Long Kiss Goodnight 2'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • August 19, 2011 3:27 AM
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It’s been quite a journey for Finnish filmmaker Renny Harlin. Once the director of “A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master ” (the highest-grossing entry in the series at the time) he moved on to the back-to-back onslaught of “The Adventures Of Ford Farlaine” and “Die Hard 2: Die Harder” that cemented him as one of Hollywood’s top action directors, a designation he carried all the way to the snakebitten “Cutthroat Island,” one of the biggest bombs in box office history.

Review: '5 Days Of War' Is A Tribute To Georgia Both Bombastic And Political

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • August 16, 2011 11:03 AM
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In 2008, the world turned its back as Russia declared war on the neighboring region of Georgia. For five days, the vastly superior Russian forces descended on destitute Georgian villages, separating families, causing massive property damage and driving a fractured country into further disrepair, of which the area has yet to recover. For all intents and purposes, Renny Harlin’s “5 Days Of War” should not exist. And yet it does, not only as a war picture that emphasizes the ugliness of this conflict, but as a document of a dark moment in world politics, when women and children were under the gun in front of the world's closed eyes.

New Images From Francis Ford Coppola's 'Twixt' Unveil First Look At Alden Ehrenreich & Bruce Dern

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 1, 2011 2:16 AM
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After the recent unveiling of posters for Francis Ford Coppola's "Twixt" that seem more indicative of the film's dark, gothic tones, a handful of new images have been released, including the first glimpse at Coppola family favorite Alden Ehrenreich and vet Bruce Dern in the film along with star Val Kilmer.

Val Kilmer Teaming Up With Harmony Korine For Nashville Set Experimental Motivational Speaker Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 28, 2011 5:57 AM
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Say what you will about Harmony Korine, but there is probably no other contemporary American director who so steadfastly sticks to his vision without compromise. Even this lone attempt at more "mainstream" filmmaking "Mister Lonely" was imbued with Korine's signature moments of radiant brilliance: the nuns falling out of the plane to Aphex Twin? The lovely slo-mo opening? After last year's delightfully twisted "Trash Humpers," 2011 has seen Korine busier than ever. He hit SXSW this spring with his Die Antwoord starring short film "Umshini Wam" and he's also doing some kind of mysterious kids-in-bike-gangs project with James Franco. There hasn't been word on his next feature "Twinkle Twinkle" since Marlon Wayans signed on last fall (let's hope it's still happening) but the ever creative Korine is already at work on something else that's totally amazing and totally bizarre.

First Look: Val Kilmer & Elle Fanning In Francis Ford Coppola's 'Twixt'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 26, 2011 4:24 AM
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After the recent set photo of Francis Ford Coppola and Elle Fanning on set of their the director's new film "Twixt," three new stills have been unveiled from its inclusion in the TIFF line-up including the first look at lead Val Kilmer, who stars as "a burnt-out mystery writer who gets mixed up in murder and evil in a California town."

Val Kilmer Talks His Mario Puzo-Like Role In 'Twixt Now And Sunrise'; Confirms 3D Sequences

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 7, 2011 3:33 AM
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Also Reveals He's Writing Film About Mark Twain & Mary Baker Eddy In Which He May Sing; Says Nic Cage Freakout Vid Is The Funniest Thing On YouTubeUp until now, details on Francis Ford Coppola's brewing "Twixt Now And Sunrise" have been very thin. Said to be compared to “the imagery of Hawthorne or Poe,” the film boasts an intriguing ensemble including Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Bruce Dern, Ben Chaplin, Don Novello, David Paymer, Coppola favorite Alden Ehrenreich and Elle Fanning, who’ll play a ghost. In addition, electronic musician Dan Deacon is scoring the film adding another layer of intrigue to the mystery. But we now have a bit more info on the project thanks to Kilmer who recently spoke to Interview in a pretty fascinating read about a variety of topics including a film he's writing about Mark Twain and Mary Baker Eddy and the funniest video on YouTube. But first, let's get to 'Twixt.'

Samuel L. Jackson Is 'The Samaritan'; Val Kilmer Takes 'The First Ride Of Wyatt Earp'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 17, 2011 10:00 AM
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Listen, there is no doubt that Samuel L. Jackson and Val Kilmer are solid actors, and given the right material and talent to work with, they are some of the finest thesps in the game. Unfortunately, both are prone to taking on dubious projects (though the latter far more often than the former) and news comes today of two projects that find the actors swinging for mediocrity.

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