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WATCH: Luhrmann Updates 'Great Gatsby' Trailer (VIDEO)

Warners has released a similar but different trailer for Baz Luhrmann's"The Great Gatsby." About a month ago, Warner Bros. announced a May 10, 2013 release date for Baz Luhrmann's $127 million 3-D drama starring Leonardo Di Caprio in the title role, moving it back from its planned December 25 berth.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • October 18, 2012 12:14 PM
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Paramount Will Release Scorsese's 'The Wolf of Wall Street' In Late 2013

After distributing his most recent run of films, Paramount will continue their relationship with Martin Scorsese by releasing his financial drama, "The Wolf of Wall Street," starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Paramount distributed Scorsese and DiCaprio's "Shutter Island"...
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • October 17, 2012 1:55 PM
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Why Warners Pushed Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby' from Christmas Oscar Bait to 2013 Summer Tentpole UPDATED

Call it the "John Carter Effect." Yet another studio has moved a major title out of the line of fire. Universal pushed back "47 Ronin" and Paramount delayed the summer opening for the latest "G.I. Joe" installment, "Retaliation," because both big-budget tentpoles needed reshoots and more time in the editing room. And Warners has already moved to 2013 super-violent "Gangster Squad," because of an unfortunate scene of a shooting in a movie theater, as well as Alfonso Cuaron's sci-fi extravaganza "Gravity," starring Sandra Bullock. Both were originally set for the awards-friendly fall season.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 6, 2012 2:07 PM
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The TOH! Addendum to E!'s 100 Best Things in Pop Culture

E! has compiled a list of the 100 Best Things in Pop Culture. It's a pretty broad spectrum that includes some things we'd sooner include on a list of the Worst Things About America, Those Responsible for The Degradation of Our Culture, Reasons Why I'm Moving Into a Cave, et cetera. But let's focus on the positive...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 10, 2012 4:02 PM
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Controversial? Hell, Yes! EW's First Look at Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'

Christmas has come early, thanks to EW's first look at Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" (out December 25).
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • April 26, 2012 1:02 PM
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'Django Unchained' Update, Casting, Poster, Release Plans: Is Tarantino's Taboo-Buster a Holiday Movie?

Well, the official stateside poster for Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" is out, and I like it. Why? In a simple, Saul Bass way, it tells you what the movie is about--slavery in the ante-bellum South. And it plays on the title.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 12, 2012 4:11 PM
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Scorsese Talks Sinatra Biopic Possibilities: HBO Miniseries vs. Movie? 'Now's The Time to Execute It On The Page'

After his positive experience with HBO on "Boardwalk Empire" and the prestigious Oscar-winning money-loser "Hugo," Martin Scorsese is reconsidering the way to proceed with his Frank Sinatra biopic.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • April 9, 2012 1:41 PM
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In The Works: Scorsese and DiCaprio Take 5, Penn Eyes Iñárritu's 'Red Flag,' Canet's Impressive Cast & O'Connor's 'Neverland'

Martin Scorsese and his muse, Leonardo DiCaprio, will team for the fifth time with "The Wolf of Wall Street"; Sean Penn eyes Alejandro González Iñárritu's true crime story; French actor-writer-director Guillaume Canet lines up a star-packed cast for his own crime adaptation; and "Warrior" director Gavin O'Connor heads to "Neverland."
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 16, 2012 1:44 PM
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Now and Then: Gay Biopics 'J. Edgar' and 'Milk' Reveal How History Is Made

"We must never forget our history," growls aging anti-Communist lion J. Edgar Hoover (Leonardo DiCaprio) near the end of "J. Edgar." "We must never lower our guard." Here, Janus-like in their fusion and opposition, lay the film's two faces: To narrate the past and hopefully to redeem it.
  • By Matt Brennan
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  • February 27, 2012 7:30 AM
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Golden Globes Party Whirl: Plotting Assaults on "The Punisher," In the Clinch with Mr. Big

After my stint in the backstage press room at the Golden Globes, I headed into the night for a round of Beverly Hilton parties. First I crossed the forlorn red carpet to the tented Fox party in the parking lot.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 16, 2012 6:27 PM
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