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SCREEN TALK EPISODE 3: 'Transformers' vs. 'Snowpiercer,' the State of Hollywood & More Finke

Indiewire's New York critic Eric Kohn and I hit Skype again to debate movies and the state of Hollywood. Does "Transformers" represent what's wrong with the movie industry today?
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 27, 2014 1:57 PM
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WATCH: Blood and Pain Abound in New, NSFW Red Band Trailer for Bong Joon-ho's 'Snowpiercer'

A new Red Band trailer has dropped for Korean director Bong Joon-ho's dystopian sci-fi entry "Snowpiercer," which finally hits theaters on June 27 via RADiUS-TWC.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 9, 2014 1:42 PM
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'Captain America' Tops Box Office Top Ten for Third Week as Depp's 'Transcendence' Flops

This Easter weekend three religious-themed films made the Top 10, led by new opener "Heaven Is for Real" (Sony) which barely missed taking the #2 spot despite playing in more than 1,000 fewer screens than the box office leaders. This unheralded low-budget effort reinforces the most significant trend of 2014 so far: faith-based films nabbing substantial audiences.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • April 20, 2014 1:03 PM
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Weekend Top Ten Box Office: Marvel's 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Smashes the Field

Marvel/Disney's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" vacuumed up nearly 60% of the Top 10 gross of $157 million. Recent openers "Noah" (Paramount) and "Divergent" (Lionsgate) took powerful body blows and fell quickly from their modest starts. "Captain America"'s strong number distorts the overall box office performance, which is otherwise showing signs of weakness.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • April 6, 2014 1:07 PM
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This Weekend, Watch Johansson and Gainsbourg Suck Men's Souls in 'Under the Skin' and 'Nymphomaniac: Volume II'

This weekend, catch sexy Scarlett Johansson in not one, but two films, and in two wildly different roles. While reviews are solid-gold for the Marvel sequel "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," in which she stars opposite the reassuringly bland charms of Chris Evans, you're unlikely to see a weirder, or better, movie than Jonathan Glazer's freaky-good succubus-from-space odyssey "Under the Skin."
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 3, 2014 3:30 PM
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WATCH: First Trailer for 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

The first trailer has landed for Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," starring Chris Evans as the Captain, along with Robert Redford, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Anthony Mackie and Dominic Cooper. Watch below; plus check out the full official poster.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 24, 2013 12:00 PM
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Is Harvey Taking His Scissors to Korean Hit 'Snowpiercer'?

So far, the reviews for dystopian thriller "Snowpiercer" are raves. But that doesn't mean that Harvey Weinstein won't tinker with the Bong Joon-ho film before releasing it to the territories he controls, which are most of the English-speaking world. Australia trade reporter Don Groves reports that Weinstein is tangling with Bong over the final cut of his post-apocalyptic thriller, which is now 126 minutes long, "demanding Bong slash the running time by 20 minutes for the version to be released in TWC’s territories."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 6, 2013 12:59 PM
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Comic-Con's Marvel Panel Stars 'Thor''s Loki, 'Captain America''s Evans & Johansson (VIDEOS)

Nobody understands the Comic-Con demo better than Marvel production chief Kevin Feige, who knows how to create material that will please these fans. In Hall H you can see that he gets it. He's giving them what they want. He's not shoving something down their throat with scads of advertising dollars, not wowing them with a great VFX trailer. He's bringing to life beloved characters who exist inside a well-considered consistent universe. So when Tom Hiddleston turns up in full Loki regalia and exhorts "the arena that is known as Hall H" to become his army--"where are your Avengers now?"--the crowd ate it up (see that video and all the panel videos below).
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 24, 2013 2:35 PM
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'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Goes Into Production, Starring Evans, Johansson, Jackson and Robert Redford

As expected, Marvel has wasted no time ramping up production on "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," which is now underway in Los Angeles. Chris Evans is back as the beefy, star-spangled Captain, with Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson on board as ubiquitous Avengers Black Widow and Nick Fury. Additionally, film icon Robert Redford is playing Agent Alexander Pierce.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 8, 2013 1:46 PM
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'Avengers' Cast to Present at the Oscars

Marvel isn't missing a promo trick, nor is the ever-youth-audience-chasing Oscar telecast. "The Avengers" cast members Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo will present on-stage at the Oscars on February 24.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • February 6, 2013 12:31 PM
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