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    Watch: Zod Takes Center Stage In Final, Action-Packed 'Man Of Steel' Trailer

    This summer, an awful lot is riding on Warner Bros' "Man Of Steel," with the studio pinning their hopes for a Marvel-style cinematic universe on Zack Snyder’s “Man Of Steel” reboot. Following the same blueprint they used for Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” films, the studio is ramped up their vira...

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    Jeff Nichols Goes Sci-Fi To Direct His First Studio Movie, Once Again Reteams With Michael Shannon

    It was only a matter of time before the major studios came sniffing around "Shotgun Stories," "Take Shelter" and "Mud" director Jeff Nichols. In fact, they already have, with the helmer shortlisted last year for "Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes," but now he's finally inked his first studio deal and h...

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    Watch: Superman Flies With Lois Lane, Alien Ships, Zod & More In New 'Man Of Steel' TV Spot

    While we're still a way off from anything on the verdict for the actual movie, the marketing for "Man Of Steel" continues to be the best of the summer so far. Everyone on the Warner Bros. team is leaning on selling an epic experience and this latest TV spot is now different.

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    Review: 'The Iceman' Starring Michael Shannon Is A Tired Take On The Mob Flick

    Are we living in a post-gangster movie age? From the early talkies to the Oscar-winning success of “The Departed,” the genre has been ever-popular and responsible for seminal films from “White Heat” and “The Godfather” to “Goodfellas” and “Pulp Fiction.” But one struggles to think of a standout film...

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    You Can Go Ahead And Add Michael Shannon To The List Of Actors Cut Out Of 'To The Wonder'

    By now, Terrence Malick's tendency to enlist lots of big name stars to come hang out his sets, only to subsequently cut them out of the movie, is as legendary as his press shyness. In fact, we devoted a whole feature to that very topic. And his latest film, the divisive "To The Wonder" -- listen to ...

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    A River of Dreams: Mud

    Writer-director Jeff Nichols fulfills the promise he showed in his previous film "Take Shelter" with a beguiling fable called "Mud."

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    Review: Deeply Felt, Thrilling 'Mud' Shows Director Jeff Nichols & Matthew McConaughey At The Top Of Their Games

    It all starts with a beautifully surreal image: a decrepit boat resting comfortably in the branches of a tree. The young boys who find it want to use it, make it their own. But on this particular river island in Arkansas, they are not alone. It's not long before they encounter Mud (Matthew McConaugh...

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    Watch: New Trailer For Zack Snyder & Christopher Nolan's Superman Epic 'Man Of Steel'

    Over the weekend when the "Man Of Steel" viral hit -- "revealing" Michael Shannon's General Zod threatening the Earth -- some uber nerds complained that he was speaking perfect English and didn't have a Kryptonian accent or anything, proving that people will complain about anything. But for the rest...

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    Watch: Michael Shannon's General Zod Wants Superman Back in 'Man of Steel' Viral Video

    A clever "Man of Steel" (June 14) viral campaign this weekend (which included the use of L.A. billboards) has culminated on the movie’s site with a static video message from General Zod (Michael Shannon) that begins: “You Are Not Alone.”

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    Watch: General Zod Has Some Demands In New 'Man Of Steel' Teaser

    Want to get a first look at General Zod in Zack Snyder's "Man Of Steel"? Well, leave it to Christopher Nolan to keep the cockteasing going just a bit longer as you'll hear him, and that's about it....

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