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Do Adults Want a Sequel to 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'?

Old people are so hot right now. After the success of "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," Fox Searchlight is awaiting a treatment for a sequel from original screenwriter Ol Parker.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • October 29, 2012 6:15 PM
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Immersed in Movies: Talking 'Cloud Atlas' VFX

"Cloud Atlas" might not approach the VFX intensity or complexity of "The Matrix" trilogy or "Speed Racer," but it still required the same level of sophistication and flexibility that the Wachowskis demand. After all, you've got six stories about reincarnation spanning 500 years with the same actors in multiple roles...
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • October 29, 2012 5:07 PM
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IMDb Users List Top 10 Horror Movies of All Time, From 'The Shining' to 'Sweeney Todd'

IMDb has released its user-rated Top 10 Horror Movies of All Time just in time for Halloween, and at the height of Hitchcock and Kubrick renaissances -- "The Shining" is in the top spot and "Psycho" is not far behind in fourth...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 29, 2012 4:15 PM
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Watch: Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper Go Head-to-Head with Meds Cred in 'Silver Linings Playbook'

Check out this clip from David O. Russell's expected Oscar contender and holiday season favorite, "Silver Linings Playbook," in which Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper's characters, Pat and Tiffany, spend a short and awkward sit-down dinner bonding over depression meds...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 29, 2012 2:21 PM
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Dujardin and Murray Join Blanchett in Clooney's World War II Eurothriller 'Monuments Men' for Sony & Fox

At the "Argo" premiere party, George Clooney was not only delighted about producing one of the year's hits, but was in the thick of preproduction on "Monuments Men," a project he plans to direct and star in. (Of course that was once true of "Argo.") He and frequent writing partner Grant Heslov are adapting the true story, as documented in Robert M. Edsel's book "The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History," which follows a special force of art lovers who help countries to steal the world's best art back from the Nazis. Such paintings as the Mona Lisa and Nightwatch were at stake. Heslov will produce.
  • By Anne Thompson and Sophia Savage
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  • October 29, 2012 1:42 PM
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Trailer Watch: Maggie Smith is a Retired Singing Diva in Dustin Hoffman's 'Quartet'

The trailer for Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut, "Quartet," has arrived. Maggie Smith stars as a former prima donna (in the literal and figurative sense) ruffling a few feathers at a home for retired opera singers...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 29, 2012 1:11 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Joe Dante on Christopher Lee Bloodsucker 'Taste the Blood of Dracula'

Christopher Lee Halloween! week begins at Trailers from Hell with director and TFH creator Joe Dante introducing the R-rated "Taste the Blood of Dracula"...
  • By Trailers From Hell
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  • October 29, 2012 12:06 PM
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Weekend Recap: Zemeckis and Brad Grey Talk 'Flight,' John C. Reilly on 'Wreck-It Ralph,' and Murdoch Courts Penguin (Updated)

The New York Times interviews Robert Zemeckis about his return to live-action movies with "Flight," his first since "Cast Away" in 2000. “Everyone keeps thinking I haven’t made a movie in 12 years,” the director behind "Back to the Future," "Forrest Gump," and "The Polar Express" said.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • October 29, 2012 6:34 AM
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Joss Whedon Embraces Mitt Romney's Dystopian Vision

If Lena Dunham can do it, so can Joss Whedon. A viral video is easy to make, easy to post...and can be damn effective.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 29, 2012 2:46 AM
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'Treme' Season 3, Ep. 6: Davis' Good Women and Magnum Opus

Davis (Steve Zahn) is a fool, more profane than holy, not without talent, but a fool nonetheless. He loses good women the way others misplace good umbrellas – thoughtlessly if with the best of intentions of not doing so this time again...
  • By Terry Curtis Fox
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  • October 29, 2012 2:00 AM
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