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    Weekly Wrap: Venice Reviews, Telluride Trailer Watch, and In the Works

    Weekly Wrap: Venice Reviews, Telluride Trailer Watch, and In the Works

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    Part 2 Of 'The Hobbit' Entitled 'The Desolation of Smaug,' Part 3 Dated For July 18th, 2014

    One problem with turning your two-part fantasy epic into a three-part fantasy epic is that you need to find a new title from somewhere. It's alright when a "Twilight" or a "Hunger Games" decide to split their final installment into two, because they can always go for a "Breaking Dawn Pt. 1 and 2" or...

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    In Theaters: 'Little Birds' Are Saying 'For A Good Time, Call' 'Lawless' And 'The Ambassador'

    Labor Day Weekend: the last hurrah of summer and white clothing. As you bask in the relief of the mini vacation it offers, sipping your final mint julep of the season, look back on a time when that cold cocktail would have been spiked with moonshine or, worse, virgin. While you lie out in the fading...

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    New Images From 'Les Misérables,' 'The Impossible,' 'Paranormal Activity 4' & More

    In case you’re anxiously awaiting the Tom Hooper-helmed feature adaptation of “Les Misérables,” a new photo has dropped showing a rather angry looking Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) getting a little rough with Fantine (Anne Hathaway) – who looks eerily reminicient of a similarly balding Natalie Portman...

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    New Photos Thaw From DreamWorks Animation's Caveman Comedy 'The Croods'

    Of the tidal wave of animated films that are on the horizon (and trust us, there are a bunch), DreamWorks Animation's "The Croods" is one that is worth getting very excited about. Originally a stop-motion movie from "Wallace and Gromit" creators Aardman (when the studio still had a deal with DreamWo...

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    Full Official Synopsis For 'To The Wonder' Revealed, Plus Soundtrack Details Including Songs By St. Vincent, Olga Kurylenko & More

    We guess the mystery is over to a certain degree. With its Venice Film Festival premiere looming this weekend, details about Terrence Malick's "To The Wonder" have been coming in fits and starts, with many wondering about the course the story will take after the director has seemingly axed everyone ...

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    Watch: Jazzy New Trailer For 'On The Road'

    After premiring at the Cannes Film Festival in May, next month, Walter Salles' "On the Road" will go for round two on the festival circuit as it will arrive at TIFF in a new recut and shorter version of the film. Whether this will solve any of the problems of the film, which according to this writer...

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    Watch: Hugh Jackman Confesses In New Clip From 'Butter'

    Around this time last year, "Butter," directed by Jim Field Smith from a Black List-approved screenplay by Jason Micallef, debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival to generally warm reviews. The film, which takes place in the highly specific world of professional butter carving (not that c...

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    You're On Your Own In New 'Killing Them Softly' One Sheet Plus Character Posters For 'Anna Karenina'

    As you might've gleaned by now, Andrew Dominik's "Killing Them Softly" is not your average movie about low lifes and gangsters. When we caught the film at Cannes, we called it "breathtakingly brilliant and admirably ambitious" as as well as "angry" with the filmmaker painting not just a story about ...

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    Joss Whedon Talks ‘The Avengers’ Deleted Scenes, Says He Was Trying To Make A War Movie

    Anyone with even a modicum of interest in putting comic books to film in a true and worthwhile way probably has breathed a few sighs of relief over the past few weeks. First, when “The Avengers” mastermind Joss Whedon was announced as taking the director’s seat on that film’s sequel, then when he wa...

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