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    Red Riding Hood Reviews: "Snoozy Lulluby," "Hokum at Best," "Generic," "Moon-faced and Dumb"

    IndieWIRE's Caryn James says that Red Riding Hood makes Twilight look good. You've been warned. Below, a round-up of reviews on Catherine Hardwicke's reinterpretation of the classic fairy tale, which has been told in various forms since the 14th century. This latest retelling didn't get the Disney P...

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    Interview Watch: Michael Fassbender & Mia Wasikowska Talk Jane Eyre Gender Roles

    Michael Fassbender, 32, is Irish-German, distractingly good looking, and with his role in as Jane Eyre's Mr. Rochester, his star is continuing to rise. We've been saying it for a while now, but he's only going to get bigger. So far Jane Eyre has earned a stellar 93% at Rotten Tomatoes. Rochester cou...

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    5 Ridiculous Lines From "Battle Los Angeles."

    By now it should come as no surprise that the thinly conceived alien invasion movie "Battle Los Angeles" is a serious dud. But even the whiff of awfulness conveyed by the trailer (below) and those nondescript posters can't fully convey the absurdity of this vaguely fascist and blatantly pro-war para...

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  • The Playlist
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    Gary Oldman Hints 'The Dark Knight Rises' Will Feature Old School Villain

    Gary Oldman has been doing the press rounds for "Red Riding Hood" and naturally, he's been grilled about "The Dark Knight Rises," but the veteran actor has been playing it cool and not spilling too many details on Christopher Nolan's highly anticipated and secretive sequel. What we do know is that T...

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    Review: 'Jane Eyre' A Hauntingly Effective Gothic Drama

    When tasked with reimagining Charlotte Brontë's immortal "Jane Eyre," which seems to be adapted somewhere, by someone, every couple of years, some key decisions must be made. The impulse that seems to have seized director Cary Fukunaga was to emphasize the gothic horror elements of the story, while ...

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    Exclusive: Jon Heder & Nick Peterson Talk 'Drained' An Animated Short They're Funding On Kickstarter

    Here's a bit of trivia we bet you didn't know: Jon Heder ("Napolean Dynamite," "Blades Of Glory") recently earned his BFA in Animation. Yep, it's true he recently completed the last credits he needed, and now he's putting that degree to good use, putting his producing powers into play and teaming wi...

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    Review, "Red Riding Hood": How to Make "Twilight" Look Good

    “It appeals to the 14-year-old girl in me,” Gary Oldman told Conan O’Brien about the new Red Riding Hood from Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke. Oldman, who plays a mysterious, menacing wolf-hunter in the film, probably knows that 14-year-olds are the only possible audience for this clunky mess...

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    Julie Taymor Exits Spider-Man Musical

    Reports were confirmed last night that director Julie Taymor has departed the Spider-man musical which she had been working on for years. The visionary directory who rose to the stratosphere of her profession when she directed The Lion King which is still bringing in the bucks on Broadway and all o...

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    Review: 'Red Riding Hood' A Brooding Tweenage Fairy Tale

    Catherine Hardwicke, for better or worse, has largely defined what we have experienced, cinematically, for the past couple of years. Her influence might get lost in the shuffle, since every subsequent film has been helmed by a different director, but with the look and feel of the first "Twilight"' m...

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    Meet the 2011 SXSW Filmmakers | "Last Days Here" Directors Argott and Fenton

    "Last Days Here" tells the story of Bobby Liebling, lead singer of the cult hard rock/heavy metal band Pentagram. Frozen for decades in his parents' basement, Bobby's music is finally discovered by the heavy metal underground. With the help of Sean "Pellet" Pelletier, his friend and manager, Bobby a...

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