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The Best of the Best Movies of the Year!

30 December 2011 12:09 PM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Scott Mendelson

HollywoodNews.com: This time, it’s the best of the best. Of course ‘best’ is a subjective term, so you might want to consider these my ‘favorites’. Despite what everyone likes to whine about at the end of every year, 2011 was in fact one of the better years in a good long time. Maybe it was the effects of the 2007 WGA strike wearing off, maybe it was just dumb luck, but on the whole, movies, especially mainstream movies, were pretty on-spot more often than they weren’t. But just as important, most of the year-end Oscar bait was actually quite good, so this is a year where I don’t have to half-heartedly apologize for having a list filled with movies nobody saw and mainstream pictures that no one admits to liking. Even if it took 1/3 of the year to really get cooking, 2011 was an uncommonly solid »

- Scott Mendelson

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Paramount Wins 'No Country' Trial Over Payout to Tommy Lee Jones

30 December 2011 9:38 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Paramount has tentatively prevailed in a legal dispute with a Morgan Stanley-backed film finance entity that claims it was cheated out of profits from No Country for Old Men due to a hefty payment to actor Tommy Lee Jones. As we've reported, Paramount, which distributed the 2007 best picture Oscar winner via its Paramount Vantage label, was forced to pay Jones a $17.5 million box office bonus when an arbitrator found the studio's lawyers had made an error in drafting Jones' deal to star in the movie (the lawyers ultimately paid a $2.6 settlement to the studio

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- Matthew Belloni

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2012 Movie Preview

30 December 2011 8:09 AM, PST | Extra | See recent Extra news »

From superhero flicks "The Avengers," "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "The Dark Knight Rises" to sequels "Men in Black III" and "Wrath of the Titans" to book adaptations "The Hunger Games" and "The Hobbit," 2012 is shaping up to be an exciting year at the movies.

Here's a preview!

2012 Movie Preview'Chronicle' (Feb. 3)

Who: Michael B. Jordan, Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell; directed by Josh TrankWhat: Three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery. »

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Tmp's Prelude to 2012—Part 3: The Avengers, Battleship, Prometheus, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and More

30 December 2011 6:01 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Summer 2012 is nowhere near as massive as Summer 2011.  But you know, that may be a blessing in disguise.  Summer 2012 still has more than its fair share of films to look forward to, and the big ones are especially noteworthy.  How can a summer with The Avengers, Prometheus, and The Dark Knight Rises Possibly go wrong?  Well, it can't.  So, even though Summer 2012 isn't as over-packed as Summer 2011 one, there's still plenty for film fans to salivate over.  So without further ado, let's get started!  Part Three of Tmp's Prelude to 2012 begins right now!

Summer 2012 is certainly kicking off with a bang.  Releasing everywhere on May 4 is The Avengers, the long awaited superhero film putting all our favorite Marvel characters (minus Spider-Man, Wolverine, Daredevil, and all the ones you Really like) into one team.  The build up for The Avengers has been intense, with over four years and five films of investment, »

- TheCritic28@gmail.com (Matthew Legarreta)

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Men in Black 3 Official IMAX Movie Trailer

29 December 2011 6:35 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Watch the first official IMAX movie trailer for the upcoming film “Men in Black III” aka Men in Black 3D from director Barry Sonnenfeld (Get Shorty, Men in Black II) stars Will Smith (Seven Pounds), Alice Eve (Dolly Dimple, Sex and the City 2), Tommy Lee Jones, Emma Thompson, Rip Torn and Josh Brolin. Click Here for more photos, news and videos from Men in Black III. Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald return to produce and Barry Sonnenfeld, who directed the first two films of the franchise, will direct the film from a screenplay written by Ethan Cohen, based on the comic book by Lowell Cunningham. Steven Spielberg is »

- Brian Corder

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The Guide's guide to the next 12 months

23 December 2011 4:05 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Bond's back in cinemas and so's Bourne. There's Shakespeare, punk and lots of sport on TV. And Azealia Banks leads pop's rude girls

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Prometheus Ridley Scott returns to the Alien "universe" though no one's yet sure how and when. A cast of Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron and Idris Elba makes for a mouth-watering prospect (even if the drool is made of acid) … The Avengers Mark Ruffalo (Hulk) and Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) join the already established franchisees (Downey Jr's Iron Man, Chris Evans's Captain America and Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow) in Marvel's big tentpole …

The Dark Knight Rises Christopher Nolan's trilogy comes to an end and Batman just might too, at the hands of Tom Hardy's hard nut Bane … The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Martin Freeman is Bilbo as Peter Jackson returns to the Shire. Less unexpected, the fact that the story is being »

- Paul MacInnes, Richard Vine, Rebecca Nicholson

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The Guide's guide to the next 12 months

23 December 2011 4:05 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Bond's back in cinemas and so's Bourne. There's Shakespeare, punk and lots of sport on TV. And Azealia Banks leads pop's rude girls

Film

Prometheus Ridley Scott returns to the Alien "universe" though no one's yet sure how and when. A cast of Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron and Idris Elba makes for a mouth-watering prospect (even if the drool is made of acid) … The Avengers Mark Ruffalo (Hulk) and Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) join the already established franchisees (Downey Jr's Iron Man, Chris Evans's Captain America and Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow) in Marvel's big tentpole …

The Dark Knight Rises Christopher Nolan's trilogy comes to an end and Batman just might too, at the hands of Tom Hardy's hard nut Bane … The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Martin Freeman is Bilbo as Peter Jackson returns to the Shire. Less unexpected, the fact that the story is being »

- Paul MacInnes, Richard Vine, Rebecca Nicholson

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The Most Anticipated Movies of 2012: Don't Miss These Flicks!

23 December 2011 12:45 PM, PST | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

2012 will bring with it a slew of new films, several of which we are already super excited to see.Check out toofab's picks of 20 Movies To See in 2012, listed below by release date! "John Carter," March 9, 2012 -- Starring "Friday Night Lights" hottie Taylor Kitsch, this fantasy adventure film looks like a cross between "Gladiator" and "Avatar." In other words, this movie looks awesome. "Mirror Mirror," March 16, 2012 -- In the first of two Snow White films to hit theaters in 2012, Lily Collins stars as the fairest of them all, with Julia Roberts along in a hysterical turn as the Evil Queen. "The Hunger Games," March 23, 2012 -- Easily the most-awaited film based on a book since the "Twilight" flicks, Jennifer Lawrence stars as the cunning Katniss, who valiantly steps in to save her sister from participating in a brutal fight-to-the-death competition. Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson co-star as Gale and Peeta, forming »

- tooFab Staff

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The Truffles 2011 – The HeyUGuys Movie Awards – Part 2

22 December 2011 5:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Welcome to the second part of The Truffles – the HeyUGuys Movie Awards in which our team dole out an alternative set of awards to the great and good of this year’s cascade of movies.

You can read Part 1 by clicking here and read on to see which cinematic heroes are hoisted high above the crowd and which are dragged into a nearby corner and pummelled.

Here are more unique awards as we take on the year that was…

Jon Lyus

The Charles Manson Sing-a-long Award – John Hawkes in Martha Marcy May Marlene

A show stopping moment from one of my highlights of the cinematic year. Elizabeth Olsen was rightly lauded for her magnetic central performance in Sean Durkin’s film, but it was Sarah Paulson and John Hawkes who stood out for me. What stuck with me most was the moment when Hawkes’ latent anger is given an outlet »

- Guest

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The Truffles 2011 – The HeyUGuys Movie Awards – Part 1

21 December 2011 4:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Back for their third year we are proud to present the annual HeyUGuys movie awards – The Truffles.

At the end of each year our wonderful team of writers like to round up the various movieland highs and lows into our own unique categories, to reward the diverse, the challenging and the downright lovely and both tar and feather the cinematic outcasts which offended, disgusted and just plain irritated us.

It has been a tremendous year with some intriguing debuts and some howling missteps from seasonal filmmakers. We had planets colliding, blocks attacked, apes rising and the usual spew of remakes, sequels, prequels and the rest.

Here’s our take on the filmic landscape after a whole year of 2011.

First up on stage…

Adam Lowes

Best use of an old, familiar song on the end credits – Hobo With a Shotgun



Not only were we offered a loving and thoroughly entertaining tribute to those scuzzy, »

- Jon Lyus

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Frances McDormand Joins Cast of Matt Damon’s Untitled Directorial Debut

20 December 2011 12:55 PM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

In a recent interview, Matt Damon revealed that he casts Frances McDormand in his untitled directorial debut. Despite appearing in Tommy Lee JonesThe Good Old Boys together back in 1995, this picture is the first theatrical film Damon and McDormand collaborated on, but they’ve both worked for the same directors such as the Coens [...]

Continue reading Frances McDormand Joins Cast of Matt Damon’s Untitled Directorial Debut on FilmoFilia.

Related posts: Madagascar 3 Villain Animated By Frances McDormand Eastern Promises Writter Making His Directorial Debut on Hummingbird Ralph Fiennes’ Directorial Debut Coriolanus

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- Nick Martin

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First Look at Joseph Gordon-Levitt on the Set of Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln

20 December 2011 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

In the upcoming period piece, Gordon-Levitt plays Robert Todd Lincoln the eldest son of Abraham Lincoln (Daniel Day-Lewis). Lincoln is currently filming in and around Richmond, Virginia, in preparation for theatrical release in 2012. Lincoln is directed by Stephen Spielberg and stars two-time Academy Award winning actor Daniel Day Lewis (Gangs of New York) as Abraham Lincoln. The film will chronicle the 16th President's efforts to abolish slavery and end the civil war. Joseph Gordon Levitt (Inception) will portray Lincoln's eldest son Robert Todd Lincoln, who was the only one of Abe's children to live past their teen years. Tommy Lee Jones (No Country For Old Men) is being tapped to play Thaddeus Stevens, a Republican leader and congressman from Pennsylvania who was vital in helping »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Top 10 films of 2011: Captain America: The First Avenger

20 December 2011 3:12 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

It’s our seventh favourite movie of 2011. Here’s Mark to explain why Captain America: The First Avenger was such a great superhero film…

Over the past few weeks, Den Of Geek writers have been voting for the films of the year. It's a democratic vote, which inevitably means that things end up in a slightly funny order that not one individual writer is likely to fully agree with. But it's still a fine list. Here's entry number seven…

7th place:

Captain America: The First Avenger

In the run-up to next summer's long-touted superhero group-hug extravaganza, The Avengers, Marvel Studios has really learnt its lessons. After the sense of disappointment left by Iron Man 2, the next two pieces of the puzzle put far less emphasis on advertising the team-up, and much more into the establishment of the protagonists, and superhero stories that were interesting in their own right.

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Lincoln Set Photos Featuring Joseph Gordon-Levitt

20 December 2011 12:06 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Lincoln is currently shooting in Petersburg, Virginia, which doesn't have a release date locked in yet, but will likely hit theaters in late 2012. A new batch of photos have arrived from the set, which offers our first look at Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who plays Abraham Lincoln's son. Click on the photos below to access our growing gallery for Lincoln.

Lincoln comes to theaters in 2012 and stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Hal Holbrook, James Spader, John Hawkes, Tim Blake Nelson. The film is directed by Steven Spielberg. »

- MovieWeb

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New Set Photos from Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, Including First Look at Joseph Gordon-Levitt

19 December 2011 10:04 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The first images from the production of Lincoln caused a stir because Daniel Day-Lewis looks amazing in character as Abraham Lincoln.  Among a new round of set photos, we have our first look at a mustachioed Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Robert Todd Lincoln, the eldest son of our 16th president.  Not quite the same impact, but Gordon-Levitt looks sharp in period costue. The shoot is on location in Old Towne Petersburg in Virginia to take advantage of the period architecture.  Along with the Gordon-Levitt photo, there are a couple of pictures that pull back for a broader view of the set that give you a sense of the scope and detail of Steven Spielberg's production. Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, James Spader, John Hawkes, and Jared Harris also star.  Lincoln is expected to hit theaters in late 2012.  Hit the jump for the photos. Production supervisor John West praised the virtues »

- Brendan Bettinger

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Geek Gossip: The Lone Ranger, 300: Battle of Artemisia, Battleship, Men in Black III

19 December 2011 5:38 PM, PST | The Geek Files | See recent The Geek Files news »

This weekend's round-up kicks off with further progress on Disney's $215million film adaptation of The Lone Ranger, which starts shooting in about six weeks.

HeatVision reports that British actor James Frain (right), recently seen on True Blood, has joined the project as a tough foreman who oversees railroad workers and whose boss is the story's chief villain Latham Cole (to be played by Tom Wilkinson).

Gore Verbinski is directing the mega-budget Western, which stars Armie Hammer in the title role and Johnny Depp as Tonto, with support from Ruth Wilson and Helena Bonham Carter among others.

Also adding another cast member is the Warner Bros prequel 300: Battle of Artemisia.

Eva Green, who was Bond girl Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale and played evil Morgan le Fay in the Camelot series (see picture above), is reported to be in talks to play Artemisia, a "ruthless, gold-covered goddess who persuades Xerxes »

- David Bentley

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Matt Damon Adds Frances McDormand To Directorial Debut; Talks Influence From Working With Master Filmmakers

19 December 2011 4:44 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Since breaking out with Good Will Hunting, Matt Damon has gone from huge franchises (Bourne, Ocean’s films) to smaller independent projects (Margaret, Gerry) to prestige films (The Departed, Syriana) to bigger gambles like this year’s The Adjustment Bureau, all while having some fun (Stuck On You, Dogma). He will now be taking his career to the next level (as his pal Ben Affleck has done with success in The Town and Gone Baby Gone), by directing his first feature.

This fall we got some new details on the untitled drama developed by author Dave Eggers (Where the Wild Things Are) and co-written with The Office‘s John Krasinski. They will both star in the film that follows “a salesman who arrives in a small town only to have his whole life called into question.” We finally have some more insight into the project, as Damon stopped by Kcrw »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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Men in Black 3 returns Will Smith to the big screen – but doesn't add up

19 December 2011 5:02 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Gamely fighting the curse of the 'three-quel', Smith is back in black after 4 years out. But the film's maths are skew-whiff

It seems almost disingenuous to start picking plot holes in Men in Black 3, the latest instalment in Barry Sonnenfeld's very silly but occasionally entertaining sci-fi saga, when this is hardly a series built on gritty realism. But I'm going to do it anyway. Last week the debut trailer for the film hit the web, and right from the get-go, something bothered me about it. After much whirring of cogs and several timely infusions of caffeine, it hit me: whoever wrote the screenplay and decided to set most of the film in the 1960s clearly never learned to add up.

MIB3 sees Agent J, played once again by Will Smith in a these-days-rare acting foray, forced to travel back in time to 1969 in order to rescue a young Agent »

- Ben Child

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Burning Questions: Can You Skip the Precursors?

18 December 2011 5:00 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Michael C here to take stock of the performers left in the dust by the recent rush of precursors. 

With the announcement of the Golden Globes and SAG nominations behind us the first round of the elaborate Kabuki dance known as Precursor Season is concluded. A week ago we could let our imaginations run wild with the possibilities of our favorite performances making good. Now if an actor hasn’t heard his or her name called by either group? Well, as George C. Scott once said to Peter Sellers, their chances have been quickly reduced to a very low order of probability.

So how low is low? What are the chances of a performance getting nominated without a Globe or SAG nomination? 

Approximately 1 in 20. That's what my remarkably un-scientific research tells me. For this I took a look at the last 10 years. If you go back too far the stats become less relevant. »

- Michael C.

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Trailer Round-Up & Going Beyond Fright!

17 December 2011 11:27 AM, PST | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

In the last week, a handful of trailers for theatrical releases next year have made their on-line debut, and while I can get away talking about things like Ghost Rider, Cabin In The Woods and maybe even Men In Black 3 on a horror site, we thought now was as good a time as any to start implementing our “Beyond Fright” section. In other words, we’re all here because we love horror, but I’m willing to bet our interests in genres that are just outside of horror are pretty damned similar, so much like we did with our sister site Massive Hysteria, we want the freedom to talk about anything!

That said, let’s take a look a bunch of upcoming movie releases that look pretty darned cool!

Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance

From Mark Neveldine & Brian Taylor, the duo behind the Crank films comes this sequel (or is it a do-over? »

- RobG

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