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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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Best of the Week: Oscar Talk, Hitchcock, Bond, Presidents, Hot Projects In the Works, Reviews & More

This week on TOH!, we discuss a number of possible awards contenders in Oscar Talk, we go behind the scenes with an exclusive "Hitchcock" set visit, look at the upcoming weekend's cinematic offerings and much more!
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  • October 26, 2012 5:31 PM
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Immersed in Movies: Disney Gets Subversive with 'Wreck-It Ralph'

Disney's definitely back with "Wreck-It Ralph" (opening November 2). In fact, this unexpectedly witty and inventive videogame comedy/adventure is the surprise of the animation season and the Oscar wild card, although I haven't yet seen DreamWorks' "Rise of the Guardians," which also looks creatively bold and will likely be a major contender.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • October 26, 2012 4:28 PM
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For Love of Benedict: Cumberbitches Fan Club Dedicated to 'Sherlock' Star

Benedict Cumberbatch, star of the BBC's hit series "Sherlock," is his own one-man Beatle, apparently. A fan club called "The Cumberbitches" has formed, comprised of 37,000 members and obsessively dedicated to, in their words, the "high-cheekboned, blue-eyed sex bomb."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 26, 2012 2:11 PM
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Hedren Talks Devious Hitchcock and 'The Birds' at Academy: "fairytale" Discovery by Reville

Three days after the HBO premiere of "The Girl," Tippi Hedren appeared in person at the Academy for a beautiful digital screening of Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds." Though the actress has been outspoken recently about her troubled relationship with the director -- particularly during the production of "The Birds," which "The Girl" chronicles -- her words for the Master of Suspense at the October 23 screening were more tempered.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 25, 2012 7:00 AM
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EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT from 'The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies': David Thomson on Steven Spielberg

San Francisco-based critic David Thomson, the brainy Brit behind the must-own "Biographical Dictionary of Film," has written an authoritative history of film with his distinctive flair: "The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies." Here's an exclusive look at his chapter on Steven Spielberg, "To Own the Summer."
  • By David Thomson
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  • October 23, 2012 1:06 PM
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EXCLUSIVE: 'Hitchcock' Set Visit with Gervasi, Hopkins, Mirren: "we explore the darker recesses of his mind"

When it opens Nov. 23, Fox Searchlight’s “Hitchcock,” starring Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren, will join a ‘frenzy,’ if you will, of new attention focused on the British master of suspense, including the HBO/BBC co-production “The Girl” and a year-long London celebration by the British Film Institute of Hitchcock’s entire oeuvre going back to the silent film era.
  • By Amy Dawes
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  • October 23, 2012 12:14 PM
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'Expendables' Spin-off 'ExpendaBelles' Gets 'Legally Blonde' Scribes, Plus Carano & Sackhoff UPDATED

"ExpendaBelles" -- Millenium's spin-off of "The Expendables" -- has found two scribes; "Legally Blonde"'s Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith. The project wants to "show the feminine side of the mercenary business," but will be going much younger with its female version. The median age of "The Expendables" was 57...
  • By Anne Thompson & Sophia Savage
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  • October 12, 2012 8:32 PM
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Hollywood is in Turnaround

"It's in turnaround" is one of the great Hollywood lines in "Argo" as John Goodman and Alan Arkin throw insider lingo at Ben Affleck's neophyte "associate producer." Truth is, it seems like all of Hollywood is in turnaround right now.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 12, 2012 7:07 AM
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Actor Beware As Fassbender Joins Malick's Music Scene Romance; Cutting Room Victims Speak Out

  • By Sophia Savage
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  • October 9, 2012 4:34 PM
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