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    Dark Knight Rises: Christopher Nolan Drops News, Batman a Mess, Bane's Brutal Carnage

    Go nuts, Batman fans, new details on "The Dark Knight Rises" have landed. Director Christopher Nolan confirms to Empire that the "first six, seven minutes of the film" will screen in select IMAX cinemas on December 21, and will give "an introduction to Bane [the villain, pla...

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    Interview Watch: Brutal Honesty from Jeremy Renner, Streep & Coen Talk Film in China, Knightley on Dangerous Method & Anna Karenina

    Here's some brutal honesty from Jeremy Renner, whose "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol" comes out December 21, followed by "The Avengers" in May 2012. Career comes first: "Even now, any woman would take a No. 2 seat to my job.” No thanks, "Transformers&qu...

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    Lorber Films Catches "Sushi" at IDFA

    U.S. rights to Mark S. Hall's doc "Sushi: The Global Catch" has been picked up by Kino Lorber, the distributor's Richard Lorber told Indiewire at the International Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). Lorber said the company will likely begin rolling out the film, which looks at the ris...

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    CASTING WATCH: Game of Thrones' Harington and The Killing's Kinnaman Are Arthur & Lancelot

    Thanks to Steven Soderbergh, who pitched Brit Kit Harington (Jon Snow in "Game of Thrones") and Swede Joel Kinnaman (AMC's "The Killing," "The Darkest Hour," "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo") for his soon-to-be-aborted "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.")...

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    Trailer Watch: Harrelson in Rampart; the Most Corrupt Cop You've Ever Seen

    Woody Harrelson may play the most corrupt cop you've ever seen in "Rampart," the second feature from "The Messenger" director Oren Moverman.  (TOH interview here.) But that's not why you should see the film when it broadens January 27 (after an Oscar-qualifying run)....

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    Weekend Box Office: Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Ignites Moviegoers Worldwide, The Descendants Delivers

    Christmas arrived early this year at the box office as Summit’s “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part One” racked up the fifth biggest opening weekend in boxoffice history with an estimated $139.5 million. On Friday alone the total was some $72 million, marking the third...

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    Claymation T is for Toilet Wins Next Great Horror Filmmaker Contest, Joins The ABCs of Death

    Drafthouse Films, Magnet Pictures and Timpson Films have named Lee Hardcastle's "T IS FOR TOILET" (watch it below) the winner of their “next great horror filmmaker” contest, which now finalizes the lineup of "The ABCs of Death," their film anthology with segments ...

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    Will Roth & Fincher Deliver Jolie's Cleopatra?

    Let us count the ways that Sony's "Cleopatra" could go wrong. But hiring Eric Roth to write the script for the Angelina Jolie epic (possibly with David Fincher at the helm) is a good sign. We can thank Roth for "Forrest Gump," "The Insider," "Munich," &quo...

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    TRAILER WATCH: Pixar's Brave Stars Athletic Feminist Princess

    The exciting trailer for Disney/Pixar's "Brave" -- featuring Kelly Macdonald ("Boardwalk Empire") as the voice of Princess Merida -- has arrived. Merida, complete with Scottish accent, is a free-spirited tomboy with fiery red hair. (Think of her as a young William Wallace in ...

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