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First Look: Russell Crowe Bearded and Burly As 'Noah' in Aronofksy's Biblical Genesis Epic

Check out the first official photo of Russell Crowe as the titular ark captain in Darren Aronofsky's "Noah." (The first glimpse of the legendary ark can be seen here.) While the role had a few other prominent (and younger) names attach and then drop out of the project...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 10, 2012 3:58 PM
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Anderson's 'The Master' Showcased in Alamo Drafthouse Amazing Alamoscope 70mm Series

Alamo Drafthouse announces their new and ongoing programming series "Presented in Amazing Alamoscope: 70mm at the Ritz." Among the titles are Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" (starting September 21)...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • August 10, 2012 2:02 PM
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Movies We 'Like': New Feature Tracks Recent Films' Facebook Page Likes

Movies with Butter has launched a new feature called the "Popcorn Index," tracking and ranking how many "likes" a recent film's official Facebook page receives. The charts are sorted in a variety of ways, including daily likes, total likes, etc. So which films do we like the most?
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 10, 2012 2:01 PM
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In the Works: 'Magnificent Seven' Remake Names a Writer, Penn's 'Crazy for the Storm' & Ronan for 'Mary Queen of Scots'

-Saoirse Ronan is attached to play the ill-fated title role in "Mary Queen of Scots." Working Title is producing, with a script by Michael Hirst. Eighteen-year old Ronan may seem young to play a queen, but Mary was named Queen of Scotland when she was six days old...
  • By Sophia Savage and Beth Hanna
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  • August 10, 2012 12:52 PM
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American Cinematheque vs. American Film Institute: One's Young, the Other Isn't

Bravo to the American Cinematheque for singling out a comedian, Ben Stiller, for its 26th annual achievement award. He is more than worthy. But this choice does serve to highlight the growing gap between the Cinematheque tribute, which tends to veer toward stars in their moneymaking prime, and the American Film Institute achievement award, which often hits stars at the senior end of their career trajectory.
  • By Anne Thompson & Sophia Savage
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  • August 9, 2012 5:02 PM
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Well This is Awkward: 'Twilight' Drama Takes the Lead in EW's Fall Movie Preview; Stewart Out of 'Cali'

No surprise here; EW features a cuddly Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson on their Fall Movie Preview issue. "For better or worse," writes EW, "Stewart and Pattinson and their much speculated-upon romance have always been intertwined with the onscreen relationship of their fictional counterparts, Bella and Edward." Director Bill Condon reminds readers: "The fact is, these are actors playing parts. Maybe it’s not such a bad thing for people to be reminded of that.” Either way, "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" (November 16) and EW will continue to sell plenty of tickets and issues that capitalize on the actors' private lives. 'Twas ever thus. Variety confirms web chatter that Stewart has dropped out of "Cali," in which she was previously set to star alongside "Magic Mike"'s Alex Pettyfer. Talks of a replacement are premature.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • August 9, 2012 2:48 PM
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Robert Zemeckis's 'Flight' Starring Denzel Washington Will Close the New York Film Festival

Robert Zemeckis’s return to live-action filmmaking, the Denzel Washington mystery thriller "Flight," will world premiere as the Closing Night film for the upcoming 50th New York Film Festival (September 28 – October 14). The Paramount Pictures release is due in theaters on November 2. This NYFF berth suggests that Paramount harbors awards hopes for the movie, particularly Washington's performance.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 9, 2012 2:31 PM
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Casting Watch: Shia LaBeouf Might Get Naked Again for Lars Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac'

Shia LaBeouf, nymphomaniac? Danish auteur Lars von Trier wants the "Transformers" star for his upcoming film, "Nymphomaniac." Set to shoot this September, the film already has Trier's muse, Charlotte Gainsbourg ("Antichrist," "Melancholia") on board to star as a woman whose erotic life is tracked from birth to age fifty, as told to her husband, to be played by Trier vet Stellan Skarsgard. Nicole Kidman may also appear in the film. Should LaBeouf's talks to join the film prove fruitful, he may get to strut his naked body on screen for the second time. He recently lent himself to an eight-plus minute Sigur Ros video, which you can watch below. Not a bad audition tape for a Trier film.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • August 9, 2012 2:00 PM
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As Kennedy Moves to Lucasfilm, Marshall Adds Production President

As Kathleen Kennedy transitions to running George Lucas's Lucasfilm empire in San Francisco, her husband and partner Frank Marshall is making changes at their Kennedy/Marshall production company. Marshall, the new sole head of the company, is adding a new production president, development executive Grey Rembert.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 9, 2012 1:47 PM
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Ted Hope Sidelines New York Indie Production for San Francisco Film Society Executive Director Role

The San Francisco Film Society has lucked out. After a long and sad process--having suffered the too-early losses of both directors Graham Leggat and his replacement, Bingham Ray--the SFSS has hired one of the best and brightest producers in the independent community as its new executive director. Ted Hope starts September 1.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 8, 2012 4:15 PM
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