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50 Movies We Can't Wait to See in 2012 - Page 2

16 December 2011 11:00 AM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

'Rock of Ages'

Release Date: June 1

Starring: Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Tom Cruise

The Scoop: One of the most popular and acclaimed Broadway musicals in recent memory, "Rock of Ages" tells the story of a couple of small-town dreamers who get caught up in the big-city spotlight -- and it tells that story using the transformative power of '80s rock. That's enough for us, but if you're somehow not sold, the film version of "Rock of Ages" also features a Who's Who of Hollywood stars, including Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Bryan Cranston and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Rock on!

'Snow White and the Huntsman'

Release Date: June 1

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron

The Scoop: What if the classic fairy tale "Snow White" was actually a dark and moody fantasy epic? That's the premise behind "Snow White and the Hunstman," which features »

- Scott Harris

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The top 25 must-see movies of 2012

8 December 2011 2:25 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Next year’s full to bursting with exciting movies, so to help out a little, here’s our pick of 25 must-see movies out in 2012…

As 2011 draws to a close, one eye is inevitably on the treats that are lying ahead for 2012. With that in mind, we've got our line-up of, as things stands, the 25 films that are brightest on our radar.

Now, a couple of disclaimers.

There are films that haven't made the cut here simply because we don't know a fat lot about them yet, or at least not enough to get us fired up. Jack The Giant Killer, Rise Of The Guardians, Red Tails, Chronicle and Dark Shadows all fit into that category.

Plus there are the films that we suspect will turn out strongly, but what we've seen of them so far hasn't blown us away (Brave, Skyfall). Then there are the potential hidden gems (ParaNorman) we'll »

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'Bourne Legacy' Is 'Even Bigger' Than Previous Films, Promises Producer

7 December 2011 11:54 AM, PST | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

Two weeks ago, "Bourne Legacy" star Jeremy Renner revealed a bit too much when he opened up to Empire about his upcoming role in the action reboot. He told the British movie magazine that his character's name is Aaron Cross and said "It's that same deal, it's just a new set of agents with a different leash."

We spoke with Frank Marshall, one of the producers for the next 'Bourne' movie, at the New York premiere of "War Horse." The producer spoke briefly about what's different this time around and how Renner may have already given too much away.

"Well, Jeremy's going to be in it, and Jeremy's already said too much about it, but I can tell you it really is the exact same world as all the other three 'Bourne's have been," Marshall said. Casting news had more or less confirmed as much, since both Joan Allen and »

- Kevin P. Sullivan

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Michael Mann Retrospective - Manhunter (1986)

23 November 2011 10:33 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Manhunter, 1986.

Directed by Michael Mann.

Starring William Petersen, Brian Cox, Kim Greist, Joan Allen, Dennis Farina, Tom Noonan, Stephen Lang, David Seaman and Benjamin Hendrickson.

Synopsis:

A mentally fragile FBI profiler is drawn out of retirement to catch a serial killer known as The Tooth Fairy.

“It’s interesting that [Michael] Mann trimmed out some of the more excessive parts of the novel, and made a much more simmering film,” stated Brian Cox (Adaptation) who was chosen over Brian Dennehy (Presumed Innocent), John Lithgow (The Pelican Brief), and Mandy Patinkin (The Princess Bride) to portray the incarcerated Dr. Hannibal Lecter (respelled Lecktor for the movie) in the cinematic adaptation of Red Dragon by Thomas Harris. “I knew it was one of those great roles that demanded, above all, a sense of dexterity, a lightness of touch, and speed because he’s quite an intellectual.” Not all the literary moments made it onto the big screen. »

- flickeringmyth

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Jeremy Renner Talks about Aaron Cross in ‘The Bourne Legacy’

22 November 2011 12:14 PM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

We have a name. Or at least one of the names. Actor Jeremy Renner provided some details on the upcoming “The Bourne Legacy,” in which the film does not have Jason Bourne and actor Matt Damon as the main character. The new story has a different CIA operative who is operating in the same universe with Jason Bourne. “My character is called Aaron Cross,” Renner told Empire Magazine. “But he ends up having a bunch of different names. For fans of the franchise, ‘The Bourne Legacy’ has that same ticking clock, but it’s a new program and new characters.” Empire did confirm that Treadstone is still involved in this film. “Yeah, it’s the same deal. It’s just a new set of agents with a different leash,” he said. “It’s the same tempo and pace but more expansive and bigger. The differences are pretty vast but you »

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Jeremy Renner Says ‘The Bourne Legacy’ is “More Expansive and Bigger” Than Previous Bourne Movies

22 November 2011 9:30 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

There's a new Bourne movie planned for release less than a year from now: Tony Gilroy's The Bourne Legacy, which features Jeremy Renner as a new killer agent trained by the same people who put Jason Bourne (Matt Damon, who won't be in this film) into action. We don't know too much about the new film aside from some of the cast (Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Oscar Isaac, Joan Allen, Albert Finney, Stacy Keach and Scott Glenn) and the fact that this is a spin-off that establishes a parallel storyline to the existing Bourne movies, and may explain a few small details from those three films. As he promotes Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, Jeremy Renner is starting to talk a bit about The Bourne Legacy, and you can read his first comments below. Empire [1] talked to the actor, who said, My character is called Aaron Cross, but he »

- Russ Fischer

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Jeremy Renner Teases Details Of His Character And More In The Bourne Legacy

22 November 2011 9:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Jeremy Renner has been a rising star for a good few years now, and he’s finally deservedly getting the attention he deserves, having earned himself two successive Oscar nominations in the past two years.

With several huge upcoming roles in the form of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, The Avengers, and The Bourne Legacy, things are definitely looking on the up for the brilliant actor.

The last of these films, The Bourne Legacy, will see Renner taking up the leading role in the franchise that Matt Damon of course led for three films, with director Tony Gilroy taking the helm in place of Paul Greengrass. Alongside will be a fantastic supporting cast, including the likes of Edward Norton, Rachel Weisz, Oscar Isaac, and the return of Joan Allen and Albert Finney from the previous films.

Renner has been talking with Empire and teasing some excellent things about the project, »

- Kenji Lloyd

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Jeremy Renner Reveals The Bourne Legacy Details

22 November 2011 8:08 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Bourne Legacy is currently in production, and, while we know Jeremy Renner is starring, we don't know much about his character in this spin-off of the Jason Bourne series. Jeremy Renner recently gave the first details about his spy character, including his name.

"My character is called Aaron Cross, but he ends up having a bunch of different names. For fans of the franchise, [The Bourne Legacy] has that same ticking clock, but it's a new program and new characters."

When asked if the Treadstone program is still present in The Bourne Legacy, Jeremy Renner indicated it's the same set-up as before, but with different characters, and a bigger scope.

"Yeah, it's that same deal, it's just a new set of agents with a different leash. It's the same tempo and pace but more expansive and bigger. The differences are pretty vast but you'll know it's a Bourne movie."

The Bourne Legacy comes to theaters August 3rd, »

- MovieWeb

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Jeremy Renner Reveals Some 'Bourne Legacy' Details; Says He Talked To Matt Damon About The Role & Had His Worries About Taking It

22 November 2011 7:39 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

What's "The Bourne Legacy," the newest film in the franchise without Matt Damon, all about? Well, it's directed by Tony Gilroy who steered "Michael Clayton" to seven Oscar nominations for his first feature-length effort, it's lead by heir-apparent star Jeremy Renner ("Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol," "The Hurt Locker") and it also includes Edward Norton, Rachel Weisz, Oscar Isaac, and returning members of the 'Bourne' franchise Joan Allen, Scott Glenn and Albert Finney. »

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Review: Welcome to the Party, Pal!

21 November 2011 12:58 PM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

I was kind of late to the party. Even as The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim swoops into stores, I'd known about The Elder Scrolls series for years, dating back to the PC versions of Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall and The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. I just never played them. When I first got my Xbox 360, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion was one of the games that I had flagged to pick up and play. I just never got around to it until last fall.

From the opening quest to escape from a jail cell, to the first time going through an Oblivion gate, I was hopelessly hooked. I just couldn't believe that somebody had made such an amazing first person role playing game. It was fluid, it was pretty, it was well acted, and it was fun. Yeah, I know, like I said, I was late to the party.

Flash forward to this fall. »

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Elle Fanning and Alessandro Nivola Are the 'Bomb'

18 November 2011 6:08 PM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

Elle Fanning and Alessandro Nivola are about to get radical.

The duo have joined the cast of Sally Potter's new film, a a period coming-of-age-tale called "Bomb," according to The Playlist.

"Bomb" takes place in 1960s London, where "the Cold War meets the Sexual Revolution," and centers on a 16-year-old girl (Fanning) who wants to save the world from nuclear annihilation but finds it's her own family that's about ready to explode. Nivola will play a her father, a charismatic writer who has a falling out with his daughter after he has an affair with her best friend (to be played by Jane Campion's daughter, Alice Englert).

Sally Potter's films are always interesting even if they sometimes end up a little too overly ambitious. The experimental video and performance artist made her feature debut with "The Gold Diggers" in 1983 but rose to international fame with 1992's "Orlando, »

- Bryan Enk

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Elle Fanning, Alessandro Nivola & Jane Campion's Daughter Alice Englert To Star In Sally Potter's 'Bomb'

18 November 2011 6:22 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

There aren't many experimental video and performance artists who can also say they've directed a film starring international megastar Johnny Depp, but Sally Potter is one of them. Well, the only one. Making her feature debut with the 1983 Julie Christie film "The Gold Diggers," she came to international attention with her excellent 1992 adaptation of Virginia Woolf's "Orlando," starring Tilda Swinton, before going on to make "The Tango Lesson," "The Man Who Cried" (which starred Depp and Cate Blanchett), and the underrated, spoken-entirely-in-iambic-pentameter "Yes," with Joan Allen. »

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HBO Schedules Early Debut for New Drama Luck

1 November 2011 6:06 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

HBO is offering an early look at its new series, Luck, following the Season 2 finale of Boardwalk Empire.

The cable giant will now unveil the Dustin Hoffman-starring racetrack drama — which makes its official debut Sunday, Jan. 29 — more than a month ahead of schedule on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 10/9c.

The Futon Critic first reported the news.

Penned by Deadwood‘s David Milch and directed/executive-produced by The Insider‘s Michael Mann, Luck offers a provocative look at the owners, gamblers, jockeys and industry players within the world of horse racing.

Other cast members include Nick Nolte (The Thin Red Line »

- Megan Masters

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Four Casting Directors Help Break You into TV at Actorfest La

1 November 2011 7:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

In the Television Drama Casting panel at Actorfest La, four amazing Casting Directors -- with credits that include "Dirty, Sexy, Money," "Shameless," "Gossip Girl," and "Bones" -- teach you how to break into TV.Want to know how to break in to television dramas? From co-stars to series regulars and from pre-read to network test -- top casting directors discuss all sides of television procedurals casting.Speakers include (bios below): -- Mary Jo Slater, Casting Director-- John Frank Levey, Casting Director-- David Rapaport, Casting Director-- Rick Millikan, Casting DirectorTo register for this dynamic workshop, visit actorfestla2011.eventbrite.com.Proud casting accomplishments for Mary Jo Slater include William Friedkin's "Twelve Angry Men" for Showtime, starring Jack Lemmon, George C. Scott, and James Gandolfini and receiving a C.S.A. nomination; the DreamWorks feature "The Contender," starring Joan Allen, Jeff Bridges, and Gary Oldman and also receiving a C.S. »

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The Best Political Movie Quotes

8 October 2011 6:53 PM, PDT | Extra | See recent Extra news »

With the release of George Clooney's political drama "The Ides of March," "Extra" collected a list of 20 great quotes for some stellar movies about matters of state.

20 Political Movie Quotes'The Candidate' (1972)

Bill McKay (Robert Redford): [after winning the election] "What do we do now?"

'Syriana' (2005)

Danny Dalton (Tim Blake Nelson): "Corruption? Corruption is government intrusion into market efficiencies in the form of regulations. That's Milton Friedman. He got a goddamn Nobel Prize. »

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Top 7 Movie Politicians I’d Vote For

6 October 2011 3:29 PM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

We start the Top 7. You finish the Top 10.

We live in a country where pop culture is king (or queen). More people find themselves tuned into who’s on American Idol than who’s in the Senate. But what happens when pop culture and politics collide?

You’ve got your political dramas, your political thrillers, and everything in between. In honor of this week’s The Ides of March, we’re going to take a look at some of the more memorable political figures that have graced the silver screen. Just remember, any political office is fair game.

Top 7 Movie Politicians I’d Vote For

7. Primary Colors (1998)

Recap: Governor Jack Stanton (John Travolta) is the kind of character who’s got it all. He’s got charm. He’s got sex appeal. But much like the rest of us, he’s got his demons too. Based on real-life president Bill Clinton, »

- Calhoun Kersten

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First Set Photos of Tom Cruise in One Shot and Rachel Weisz in The Bourne Legacy

29 September 2011 9:14 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The first set photos from Christopher McQuarrie's adaptation of Lee Child's One Shot and Tony Gilroy's The Bourne Legacy have leaked online.  Since these aren't superhero movies and we're not trying to glance fancy costumes, there's not much you can glean from these set photos.  Tom Cruise is playing ex-military investigator Jack Reacher in One Shot.  The character will have short hair and drive a sweet ride.  As for Weisz, we knew she would be playing "an operative from a covert government program that is even more dangerous than the Treadstone brainwashing program that hatched Bourne (Jeremy Renner)," and apparently the character will be rocking a sweet, sweet lab coat. Hit the jump to check out the set photos.  One Shot is due out February 8, 2013 and co-stars Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo, Richard Jenkins, and Robert Duvall. The Bourne Legacy opens August 3, 2012 and also stars Oscar Isaac, Scott Glenn, »

- Matt Goldberg

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The Bourne Legacy NYC Set Photos Featuring Rachel Weisz

28 September 2011 9:25 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Director Tony Gilroy has begun shooting The Bourne Legacy in New York City, and the first photos from the set have arrived, offering a look at Rachel Weisz. Star Jeremy Renner, fresh from shooting The Avengers, has yet to be spotted on set. You can check out these first look set images from The Bourne Legacy below.

The Bourne Legacy comes to theaters August 3rd, 2012 and stars Rachel Weisz, Jeremy Renner, Joan Allen, Albert Finney, Oscar Isaac, Edward Norton, Stacy Keach, Scott Glenn. The film is directed by Tony Gilroy. »

- MovieWeb

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Skyrim Voice Actors Announced

27 September 2011 12:47 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Bethesda today announced the voice cast for their up coming game Elder Scrolls Skyrim. Here is the complete list of actors:

Christopher Plummer (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Insider) Max Von Sydow (The Exorcist, Minority Report) Joan Allen (The Contender, The Bourne Ultimatum) Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman) Michael Hogan (Battlestar Galactica) Vladimir Kulich (The 13th Warrior, Smoking Aces) Claudia Christian (Babylon 5) Diane Louise Salinger (Carnivale) Renee Victor (Weeds) George Coe (Transformers: Dark of the Moon)

Here is the quote from Bethesda on the voice acting cast:

“It’s been incredible to have all these actors together, When you start a project, you always make your wish-list of actors, and to actually hear them in the game, it’s amazing. We can’t wait for everyone to experience it.”

In addition, Bethesda also gave some hints to the story of Skyrim by detailing the roles some of the »

- Matt Mann

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Blu-Ray Review – Manhunter – Not A Prequel To Silence Of The Lambs, But Almost An Equal

27 September 2011 10:46 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

In the public mind, Manhunter was all but forgotten by the time Jonathan Demme‘s The Silence of the Lambs came out, four years later. Ironic, that the link is both the reason most people now know of the picture, and the cause of their resistance to it. After all, people now have fixed ideas about who Hannibal Lecter is, and going back to Brian Cox’s portrayal in 1986 is to them presumably like looking at an earlier version of Frankenstein’s monster before it was defined by Boris Karloff. Anthony Hopkins was synonymous with the character, he’d won an Oscar for it, and Dr Lecter had been elevated into the most select group of horror villains, along with Norman Bates, Michael Myers, Karloff’s Creature and Lugosi’s Dracula.

All of which wrong-foots people when they come to Manhunter (they usually see “Silence” first), but the comparison is not a useless one. »

- Adam Whyte

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