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    Watch: 'Safe House' Gets A Crackling, Tony Scott-Esque Trailer

    For any for foreign filmmaker crossing over to Hollywood for the first time, it can be a difficult experience. The Hollywood system can be daunting to navigate, especially for filmmakers not used to the oversight and cooks-in-the-kitchen approach taken by many studios. Some struggle to retain the voice and energy of the work they delivered across the pond, while others quietly slide into the position of turning out executive-approved, star-driven fare. But for Daniel Espinosa, it looks like his first foray is arriving with some considerable style and verve.

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    First Trailer For "Safe House" Starring Denzel Washington & Ryan Reynolds Surfaces & It's Bristling!

    Aaaaand... here ya go! Still image from film...first official poster... now first official trailer a day later.

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    Watch the "Skyfall" (James Bond 23) Press Conference in Full

    As already announced earlier this morning, at a press conference in London with cast and crew, the title for James Bond 23 is Skyfall, and Naomie Harris isn't playing Ms Moneypenny after all; or is she? Digital Spy recorded the entire press conference, and has uploaded it to the web; it's embedded below (about 27 minutes long).

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    WEEKEND PREVIEW: Ratner's Tower Heist Set to Topple Indie Docs & Dramas

    Brett Ratner's timely Tower Heist taps into anti-Wall Street sentiment and is just what you'd expect: competent, breezy, escapist entertainment. The well-cast Madoff-inspired comedy--which stars Ben Stiller, Matthew Broderick, Tea Leoni, Alan Alda and Eddie Murphy in a supporting comeback bid-- is expected to take in $29 million this weekend, while A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas 3D could score $15.5 million.

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    Your Questions For Sharon Ewell Foster, Author Of "The Resurrection of Nat Turner"...

    About 3 weeks ago, we alerted you to author Sharon Ewell Foster's new fact-based novel, The Resurrection of Nat Turner, Part One: The Witnesses, and her ongoing book tour; she was heading to Los Angeles at the time of that October post, with plans to hopefully interest some Hollywood folks into adapting the book into a movie - all done in the wake of other slave revolt/revenge projects in the works like Danny Glover's Toussaint Louverture film, and Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained.

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  • REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog
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    See It Big: "Play Time"

    The first clue is in the title. Not in its meaning exactly, but in the fact that when Jacques Tati’s 1967 cri de coeur, three painful years in the making, was finally released in French cinemas, the title was in English. Gasp!

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  • The Playlist
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    Emma Stone In Talks To Star In Will Ferrell/Adam McKay Produced Comedy 'He's Fuckin' Perfect'

    Last month, Fox 2000 (a sibling of 20th Century Fox) purchased the spec script "He's Fucking Perfect" from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay production company shingle Gary Sanchez. Penned by newbie scribe Lauryn Kahn, THR reported the story to be about a pessimistic woman in love who uses the Internet to research her friends’ dates, report back and weed out the losers. However, her role gets turned on its head when she encourages a friend to dump a date only so she can steal him for herself, and then uses her social media savvy to transform herself into his ideal girl.

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    Andy Serkis Takes Big Payday For Multiple Sequels To 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'

    Director Rupert Wyatt Locked In To Return, Fox Launching Oscars Campaign For SerkisFrom sneered-at needless sequel to a dead franchise to the lone summer blockbuster that managed to pick up both good reviews and a storming box office (it's closing in on $500 million worldwide), "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" was probably the most pleasant surprise of the year. And what was perhaps most interesting about how 20th Century Fox turned it around; human stars James Franco and Frieda Pinto took a backseat on the press circuit to a man whose face wasn't seen once on screen in the film -- mo-cap maestro Andy Serkis, who played lead ape Caesar.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    The Times, They Are A-Changin'

    Things look a bit different, no?

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    Eddie Murphy Turned Brett Ratner On To The Classic Heist Films Before Making 'Tower Heist'

    And More From The Director & Cast Of The High Concept ComedyIn Brett Ratner’s “Tower Heist,” Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy lead an ensemble cast in a story of wronged hotel employees who decide to seek revenge against a ruthless financial world maven who has run off with their pensions. A comedy, heist flick and even a triumphant middle finger to the swindlers that put many out of house and home (though the filmmakers say the ties to current events were unintentional), the film is a crowd-pleasing confection about the little guys finally getting one over on those in authority. A solid supporting cast including Alan Alda, Tea Leoni, Casey Affleck, Matthew Broderick and more help bring the story, a distinctly New York City-set tale, to life.

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