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Moving on from 'House of Cards,' Will Fincher Return to Salander and Play 'with Fire'?

David Fincher's upcoming film slate has been shifting over the last week, and some are speculating that it may be moving in the direction of Lisbeth Salander. Not so fast, guys. With news that the director broke up with Egyptian beauty "Cleopatra," starring Angelina Jolie, and with Sony's confirmation that "The Girl Who Played with Fire" would not be a 2013 release (the kernel is that the sequel is in the works at all), eyes are on Fincher to return for the sequel.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • August 27, 2012 4:28 PM
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Fantastic Fest to Open with World Premiere of Tim Burton's 'Frankenweenie'

Austin's Fantastic Fest will host the world premiere of Tim Burton's playfully Goth return to stop-motion animation, "Frankenweenie." The film will open the week long festival on September 20, prior to its theatrical release on October 5...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 29, 2012 12:11 PM
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Marvel's Kevin Feige Talks to Bloomberg About 'Avengers' and Marvel Future (Video)

In case you weren't aware, Hollywood's man of the hour is Marvel President and "The Avengers" producer Kevin Feige, who speaks to Bloomberg about what is now the summer's first $1 billion blockbuster and what's next. "I have a good job, I can't complain."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 14, 2012 1:32 PM
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Trailer Watch: Pixar's 'Brave' Will Be One of the Summer's Top Performers

Why isn't "Brave" showing at Cannes? Because it's set to open the Edinburgh Film Festival instead just after its June 22 stateside release. Pixar's 13th film and first fairy tale, "Brave," is sure to be yet another top box office performer by summer's end,
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 12, 2012 2:03 PM
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'The Avengers': Who Comes Out Ahead? Everyone. Almost.

When I finally saw "Marvel's The Avengers" Sunday in murky 3-D at Loew's 83rd Street Cinema in Manhattan, like everyone else in the theater, I had a roaring good time.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 9, 2012 4:29 PM
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Weekend Box Office: "Avengers' Shatters North American Box Office Records with $200-Million Haul UPDATED

Disney’s “The Avengers” shattered North American box office records by a wide margin this weekend as estimates have the Marvel Studios production racking up a heart pounding $200.3 million in its first three days – marking the biggest opening in box office history.
  • By Brian Fuson
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  • May 6, 2012 12:26 PM
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Why Rich Ross Had to Step Down at Disney

It felt wrong back in October 2009 when Walt Disney Co. CEO Robert Iger first announced Rich Ross as his movie studio chief. And it never felt right. In the wake of the biggest write-off in Hollywood history, "John Carter" (March 9), film industry outsider Ross is stepping down, citing a lack of passion for the job:
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 20, 2012 1:40 PM
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Disney to Bring 'Pocahontas,' 'Evita,' 'The Color of Money' and 30 Other Films to Blu-Ray

Throughout 2012, the Walt Disney Studios plans to add more than 30 popular and iconic films to its ever-expanding Blu-ray library. Each released edition will be digitally remastered, giving viewers high definition picture and sound quality.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • March 16, 2012 3:11 PM
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Oscar Watch: Casarosa Talks 'La Luna,' Pixar's Longest Short

Pixar, of course, cut its teeth on shorts, winning its first Oscar for "Tin Toy" (1989), which paved the way for "Toy Story." Since then, Pixar has continued to regularly leverage its shorts program as a training ground for directors and incubator for technology.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • February 12, 2012 11:51 PM
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