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    Watch: Beverly Hills Retirement Home Holds Paintball Contest In Teaser Trailer For 'The Expendables 2'

    Listen. Carefully. On the wind. Can you hear something? A creak of bone. A distant cough. Someone complaining that they haven't taken their pills, asking if you remembered to record "NCIS," and saying how their grandkids are going to show them how to use the Google. That's right, S...

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    EXCLUSIVE: De Palma’s Passion Heading for March Start in Berlin

    Brian de Palma is wasting no time moving forward on "Passion," his remake of the 2011 French psychodrama, "Crime d'Amour," which is shaping up for a March 5th shoot date in Berlin. Word is that Rachel McAdams is in talks to join Noomi Rapace in the film based on Alain Corneau...

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    Leonardo DiCaprio-Produced Adaptation Of Acclaimed Novel 'Beat The Reaper' Heading To HBO

    Not that we don't love the thing, but we're a little dispirited by the extent to which top-flight filmmakers are ready to jump ship to HBO. Increasingly the home to A-list directors like Martin Scorsese, Michael Mann and Darren Aronofsky, it's becoming one of the few places that smart, p...

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    Nic Cage Revenge Movie 'Seeking Justice' Finally Picked Up By Anchor Bay, Set For March 16th Release

    Nicolas Cage is about this far away from being an exclusively direct-to-video actor.

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    Natalie Portman Apparently Pissed At Marvel For Firing Patty Jenkins From 'Thor 2' Director's Chair

    Signing up to a Marvel movie has to be a heavy undertaking these days. Famed for being financially thrifty, creatively controlling and normally insistent on constrictive multi-film deals, the studio might have proved successful with their times at bat so far, but having already estranged Jon Favreau...

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    CHAPTER ART: MAGIC AND LIGHT: THE FILMS OF STEVEN SPIELBERG debuts tommorow

    It's almost here! Press Play's first video essay series in direct partnership with IndieWire: "Magic and Light: The Films of Steven Spielberg." On Dec. 15, 2011 on this blog, this series will examine facets of Spielberg's movie career, including his stylistic evolution as a director, his depiction ...

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    Mark Neveldine Says 'Crank 3' "Will Happen" & He Wants Idris Elba To Join Jason Statham

    While talking to British movie magazine Empire, Mark Neveldine, one half of the Neveldine/Taylor directorial partnership behind the two "Crank" movies, has let slip some information that will allow us to all sleep a little more peacefully tonight. Yes, by god, they want to make a "Cra...

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    Isaac Julien Film Retrospective In Boston Next Month. Tickets Available Now!

    Hey Bostonians... if you're not at all familiar with the work of black British filmmaker Isaac Julien, (we've highlighted some of his work on S&A, notably his allegorical snapshot of late 1970s London, Young Soul Rebels, which co-starred a young Sophie Okonedo, and the poetic docume...

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    'Prometheus' Poster Promises A Search That Will Take Us To "Our End"

    "The Search For Our Beginning Could Lead To Our End." So goes the ominous tagline for Ridley Scott's "Prometheus," which continues to point towards the plot that Fox has so far been denying.

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    Watch: Guy Pearce Is Armed With One-Liners In Ridiculous/Awesome New Trailer For 'Lock-Out'

    This is either gonna be terrible, or awesomely terrible (and we're really hoping for the latter), but no matter how you slice it, the Luc Besson-produced "Lock-Out" (or as it seems to be called overseas "MS One: Maximum Security") looks plain ridiculous. But luckily, Guy Pear...

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