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IN THE WORKS: Scott and Zaillian Team Up for Train Strike Disaster Film (VIDEO)

Ridley Scott and Steve Zaillian, who previously collaborated on "American Gangster," are set to produce a project for Fox inspired by (not remaking) the BBC's 2003 docudrama "The Day Britain Stopped," which turned on the fictional disaster of a London train strike.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 27, 2012 1:40 PM
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Trailer Watch: Oscar Heavies Cotillard and Dujardin Star in 'Big Chill'-esque 'Little White Lies'

Check out the trailer for Guillaume Canet's ensemble drama "Little White Lies," starring wife Marion Cotillard, Francois Cluzet and pre-"The Artist" Jean Dujardin as friends whose relationships are thrown into confusion after a near-fatal motorcycle accident besets a member of the group. This is Canet's follow-up to 2008's critical and commerical success "Tell No One," also starring Cluzet.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 27, 2012 1:34 PM
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'Bourne Legacy' Featurette Helps Legitimize Franchise Continuation without Damon; Gilroy Talks

A featurette has landed to essentially help explain how "The Bourne Legacy" can exist sans Matt Damon. In the nearly 3-minute video (below) writer-director Tony Gilroy explains that with "Legacy," they "wanted to create a larger conspiracy. The Treadstone program you saw [in the first three films], was only one program."
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 27, 2012 7:35 AM
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Weekend Preview: Indie and Doc Varietals Join Second Weekend of 'Dark Knight Rises'

Indies and docs and foreign films, Oh My! No tentpole franchises opening this weekend, but there is drama ("Nuit #1" from Canada), gore ("Killer Joe"), dirty comedy (Denmark's "Klown"), true stories (docs "Searching for Sugar Man" and "Ai Weiwei") and a quirky romantic comedy ("Ruby Sparks").
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 27, 2012 6:26 AM
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Notes on 'The Dark Knight Rises,' from Sequels to Oscar Steakeaters

One thing we know about "The Dark Knight Rises." That it is the last film of its kind makes it all the more imperative that people see it. And I predict the numbers will be very strong this coming weekend, as there was a predictable damper on last week's attendance, due to the Colorado tragedy.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 26, 2012 4:29 PM
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'Somersault' Director Shortland Returns with Toronto-Bound WWII Coming-of-Age Drama 'Lore' [Trailer]

  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 26, 2012 2:22 PM
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New Poster for Toronto-Bound 'End of Watch': Ayers & Pena Discuss Cop Drama at Comic-Con

David Ayer's "End of Watch" will be having its world premiere in Toronto before arriving in theaters September 21. Check out our coverage of the "End of Watch" panel at Comic-Con and the new poster below...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 26, 2012 2:09 PM
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Career Watch: Christian Bale - The Dark Superhero We Need

Batman is not like other superheroes, and Christian Bale's iteration of him stands apart from the Thors and Iron Mans of contemporary hero-cinema. Because Bale's Batman, as we know him from Christopher Nolan's trilogy, is human and flawed, the tragedy that accompanied "The Dark Knight Rises" opening leaves us feeling more vulnerable...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 26, 2012 1:34 PM
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Trailers from Hell: 'Mad Max' Week Continues with Dan Ireland on 'Road Warrior'

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  • July 26, 2012 12:48 PM
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Immersed in Movies: Previewing Art and Science at SIGGRAPH, with Muren, Letteri, Trumbull, Landau, Deakins

The prestigious computer graphics conference SIGGRAPH has always been about the convergence of art and science. It's a place to showcase the latest and greatest advancements driving the industry's blockbuster work in VFX and animation. This year, the 39th edition returns to the LA Convention Center (Aug. 5-9).
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • July 26, 2012 12:27 PM
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