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First Poster for Sam Raimi's 'Oz The Great and Powerful'

Sam Raimi's "Oz The Great and Powerful" releases its first poster, complete with ominous tornadoes. The Disney film, which re-imagines L. Frank Baum's Wizard of Oz character before he was great and powerful...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 4, 2012 1:31 PM
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47th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - Day Three: 'Le Samourai,' 'The Door,' 'L'amour' & More

At 9:00 a.m., the new film of the Taviani brothers, “Cesare deve morire,” in which theater, reality, and cinema mingle. In theory, the movie documents a production of “Julius Caesar” (“liberally inspired by the work of William Shakespeare”) performed by the inmates of a maximum-security prison...
  • By Meredith Brody
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  • July 4, 2012 1:03 PM
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TIFF 2012 Hosts Shangri-La Asian Film Summit on September 10; Jackie Chan Guest of Honor

The Toronto International Film Festival announces that the Shangri-La Hotel Toronto Asian Film Summit will take place on September 10 of this year's fest, which runs September 6-16.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 4, 2012 1:01 PM
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Trailer Watch: Tom Cruise is Not A Hero & Has Nothing to Lose as 'Jack Reacher'

After box office misfire "Rock of Ages," Tom Cruise is back in his wheelhouse with writer-director Christopher McQuarrie's actioner "Jack Reacher" (previously titled "One Shot").
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 4, 2012 12:53 PM
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'SAVAGES' Featurette & Clips: Hayek, Travolta & Del Toro Wipe the Floor with Lively, Kitsch & Johnson

Oliver Stone's "SAVAGES" arrives this weekend and if Blake Lively in a three-way isn't enough to get you to the theaters, there's a handful of featurettes and clips to wet your appetite below...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 4, 2012 12:43 PM
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47th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - Day Two: Cannes Winner 'Beyond the Hills,' Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis' & More

Okay, after the debacle of sleeping soundly through the opening night film (and not, as is traditional in film festivals, in one’s seat at the theater*), I’m out the door bright and early. I’m headed to the Grand Hotel Pupp to catch a 10 a.m. screening of Christian Mintu’s Cannes-awarded "Beyond the Hills"...
  • By Meredith Brody
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  • July 4, 2012 8:10 AM
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Career Watch: Marky Mark Wahlberg - A Big, Bright, Shining Star

Mark Wahlberg's "Ted" opened strong this past weekend, and while it's no awards contender, it does prove Wahlberg's box office power. Although none of his upcoming projects scream "Oscar nom #2!" one must admit that Marky Mark has come a long way...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 3, 2012 4:11 PM
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Yahoo! Premieres Tom Hanks' 'Electric City,' Immersive Online Animated Series

Tom Hanks' animated series "Electric City" will premiere on Yahoo! Screen on July 17...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 3, 2012 3:03 PM
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EW Previews Comic-Con: Peter Jackson Talks 'The Hobbit,' Plus 'Breaking Dawn,' 'Oz' and 'Iron Man 3'

Though Peter Jackson's 48fps "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" doesn't come out until December, the film will build some buzz this month at Comic-Con, as well it should...
  • By Sophia Savage and Beth Hanna
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  • July 3, 2012 2:42 PM
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Immersed in Movies: Director Marc Webb Slings an 'Amazing Spider-Man' Storytelling Web

When you get right down to it, "The Amazing Spider-Man" wasn't such a monumental leap after all for Marc Webb ("(500) Days Of Summer"). He's essentially imbued his Spidey with more of a post-modern vibe than Sam Raimi's celebrated trilogy...
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • July 3, 2012 1:26 PM
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