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    'The Corrections' Headed To HBO With Noah Baumbach

    Anthony Hopkins & Donald Sutherland Eyeing Lead RoleUpdate: THR confirms this report.

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    Watch: John Hurt Wants To Find The Rotten Apple In Clip From ‘Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy’

    The wait may be long -- the film has now moved from November to a December release date for those of us stateside -- but our excitement hasn't diminished for “Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy.” So far we've gotten some ace trailers and a handful of pics, but today, Empire has unveiled the first clip from the film and it's impressive.

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    Review: Derivative & Dumb 'Apollo 18' Never Gets Off The Launchpad

    Generally speaking, the biggest problem for found-footage horror movies is creating sufficient reason or motivation for the characters to keep filming even when everything is going wrong. But “Apollo 18” somehow manages to solve that problem while creating a whole host of other ones, not the least of which happen because because filmmaker Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego decided to set his mash-up of “Paranormal Activity” and “The Fourth Kind” on the moon in 1973. Derivative, dumb, suspenseless and worst of all boring, “Apollo 18” fulfills no expectations except those of the low quality of films released over Labor Day weekend, a notorious dumping ground for studio dreck.

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    3-D Summit: Speakers James Cameron, Vince Pace, Tom Rothman, Gene Simmons, Mick Hocking

    The 4th Annual 3D Entertainment Summit and the 2nd Annual 3D Gaming Summit has lined up a roster of speakers for their event September 20 through 22 at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood.

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    Weapons Specialist Rihanna In "Battleship" Behind-The-Scenes Clip

    Need I say more? :) Battleship opens May 12, 2012 (h/t The Playlist).

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    Watch Now - "Jammin The Blues" (Short Shout)

    I've been meaning to post this short film for a while and finally got around to it. Back during the beginning of the sound era in the late 1920's, through the end of the 1940's, studios (particularly MGM and Warner Bros, who produced the most), made hundreds of short films. Running the gamut from comic to dramatic to musical to dance shorts, they were made to be shown with the studio's feature films and "B" pictures.

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    Venice '11 Review: 'Alps' Another Unique & Remarkable Film From Director Yorgos Lanthimos

    Until a couple of years ago, few outside his native Greece were aware of theater director-turned-filmmaker Giorgos Lanthimos. But when his third film, "Dogtooth," came from seemingly nowhere to win the top prize at Un Certain Regard at Cannes in 2009, it kicked off a process that's deservedly seen the helmer become one of the most closely-watched international filmmakers around. Other than a producing and acting role in the rather-less-good "Attenberg," he's been quietly working away on a follow-up, the pitch-black "Alps," which screened for the press here in Venice tonight. And the good news is, it's just as remarkable as his breakthrough.

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    Watch: New Trailer For 'Melancholia' Shows Off The Film's Gorgeous Cinematography

    While we weren't quite enraptured with Lars Von Trier's psychological disaster film when we saw it in Cannes, there are a few definite highlights to be enjoyed. Firstly, Kirsten Dunst gives the performance of her career in the film -- her Best Actress win at the festival was well deserved -- and the movie itself is utterly gorgeous, thanks in no small part to cinematographer Manuel Alberto Claro. His first effort for Lars Von Trier is simply a knockout and as the opening montage of this latest trailer shows off, there is some tremendous work that will dazzle the eyes.

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    Martin Starr Says He Met With Judd Apatow, But Character Didn't Fit Into ‘Knocked-Up’ Spin-Off

    Actor Says He's Still Plugging Away On Original Script With Comedienne Charlene YiPlaylist contrib Todd Gilchrist recently sat down with "Freaks and Geeks” alum Martin Starr to talk his role in this weekend's indie comedy, “A Good Old Fashioned Orgy.” When Starr wasn't discussing his dick, the film (he called it a "a sweet story about friends"), the joys of working with friends and the travails of the film industry, the comedic actor known for roles in "Freaks & Geeks," "Knocked Up," "Superbad," "Adventureland" and "Party Down" gave us a small taste of what was on the horizon.

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    'Shark Night 3D' Director David R. Ellis To Remake Yasuomi Umetsu's Anime 'Kite'

    Well, by all accounts, including ours, "Shark Night 3D" is awful but honestly, what did you expect from the guy who kickstarted his career directing "Homeward Bound 2: Lost in San Francisco" and went on to make such classics as "Cellular," "Final Destination 2" and "Snakes On A Plane." If "Shark Night 3D" proved anything, the director can deliver a thriller or horror movie with a PG-13 rating on a budget. So we presume those are the reasons he landed this gig which will find him de-fanging a controversial anime film.

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