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Concept Art Featuring The Lizard For Spider-man 2 & Alternate Looks For The Silver Surfer

31 December 2012 3:45 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Some of you may be shocked to learn that director Sam Raimi was initially planning to have Dr. Curt Connors (Dylan Baker) turn into The Lizard for Spider-Man 2. He, along with Dock Ock, Black and Harry (James Franco) as the new Green Goblin, were all to be featured in the sequel, but screenwriter Michael Chabon suggested narrowing the field down to just Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina). So, as I was scouring through Constantine Sekeris' website today I came across concept art of a reptilian figure. I asked the artist if it was for The Amazing Spider-Man. He then emailed me back explaining that it was actually created a long time ago for Spider-Man 2 when the choice of villain(s) was still up in the air. Also below, you can find werewolf designs for Joss Whedon's Cabin In The Woods, Freddy Krueger make-up designs for 2010's A Nightmare on Elm Street, »

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Jordan M. Smith’s Top Ten Unreleased Films of 2012: Baumbach, Cianfrance & Korine Make for a Great Year Ahead (Picks 5 to 1)

31 December 2012 12:15 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

5. Low & Clear

The first of two self produced, crowd funded films on this list, Low & Clear announces Tyler Hughen and Kahlil Hudson as non-fiction filmmakers to keep a close eye on (Hudson also worked on the excellent Kumaré this year). Their gorgeously meditative film of fishing and fleeting friendship in the hands of time and distance is the pinnacle of this year’s affective documentary cinema. With a pair of clashing colloquial characters and nothing but the sublimely photographed reflective air of nature, we are left to ponder our own life decisions and whether or not we made the right ones.

4. The Fifth Season

Tragically unseen by most at Tiff, Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth’s Tarkovsky-esque vision of a fablistic world where crops cease to grow is about as grim as you’d expect, showing the degradation of civilization one face at a time. Maintaining the thematics involved with »

- Jordan M. Smith

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Oz: The Great and Powerful Launches New Year's Resolution Contest

31 December 2012 12:07 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Disney announced today that they are launching a New Year's Sweepstakes and an Instant Win game on December 31st in support of their upcoming, Sam Raimi-helmed film Oz: The Great and Powerful, which opens in U.S. theaters on March 8, 2013. The promotion runs through January 31, 2013, and offers a Grand Prize as well as Instant Win Prizes.

Inspired by the wizard's journey, the Road to the Emerald City Sweepstakes invites fans to Tweet their New Year's resolutions, using #DisneyOz, for a chance to win the Grand Prize - a 4-day/3-night trip to Seattle, Washington, for two.

Visit the official Oz The Great and Powerful Facebook page to watch the Tweets pave the way to the Emerald City and click on select bricks to instantly win prizes, including $100 gift cards for Hsn (Home Shopping Network), $50 Visa cards, $10 Starbucks gift cards, copies of the L. Frank Baum book, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, »

- MovieWeb

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Oz The Great And Powerful Counts Down To New Year's Eve With Interactive Twitter Contest

31 December 2012 11:54 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Do you have a New Year.s wish? Does it have anything to do with Sam Raimi.s Oz The Great and Powerful, which will be making its way toward theaters in March 2013? If so . or even if your wish is disconnected from Raimi.s fantasy adventure . Disney is encouraging you to stop watching the dropping Times Square ball long enough to Tweet your New Year.s wish with the hashtag #DisneyOz. They.ve even made a nifty countdown montage of Great and Powerful footage to help put us all in the New Year.s Eve mood. Check it out: What images stand out? I really like the shot of James Franco.s magician sliding down a pile of gold coins, doing his best Scrooge McDuck impersonation. Whose money is that? I always believe the wizard behind the curtain in Oz was a phony, a man of half-truths. Could this »

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"Countdown" TV Spot For Oz: The Great And Powerful Released

31 December 2012 8:10 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Disney’s fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved character, the Wizard of Oz. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and »

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New TV Spot For Sam Raimi's Oz: The Great And Powerful [Low-Res]

30 December 2012 2:30 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

"Oz The Great and Powerful" imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved character, the Wizard of Oz. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well. »

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Apocalypse Comedy Alert: “This Is The End”

30 December 2012 8:41 AM, PST | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

From the team that brought you Superbad, comes another apocalypse comedy (thank you Mayans), this one featuring all of your favorite man-child comedians. Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen bring you This Is The End, a film that stars Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride, and Jonah Hill all playing themselves in the wake of an apocalypse.

The film comes out June 14th, 2013 and also stars….Michael Cera, Rihanna, Kevin Hart, Emma Watson, Jason Segel, David Krumholtz, Martin Starr, and Mindy Kaling. So, basically everyone. »

- Andy Greene

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Jessica Chastain Won’t Star In Franco’s ‘Good People’ Due To Schedule Conflict

29 December 2012 3:21 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Actress Jessica Chastain has reportedly turned down a starring role in James Franco’s upcoming movie entitled ‘Good People’. According to Just Jared, Chastain couldn’t commit because of her busy schedule. “She wanted to do it but passed as she wasn’t available when production wanted to shoot. Both of their schedules are really crazy and just didn’t line up,” a source shared. The ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ star is currently attached to ‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: His’, per IMDb, and director Andres Muschietti’s ‘Mama’. The Franco lead feature revolves around a couple in financial straits due to expensive fertility treatments. Desperate, the pair rob their dead tenant to pay the bills  [ Read More ]

The post Jessica Chastain Won’t Star In Franco’s ‘Good People’ Due To Schedule Conflict appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Sarah Anne Luoma

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New ‘Oz Great And Powerful’ Movie Pic Shows Wicked Witch Of The West,First Look

28 December 2012 2:34 PM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

New 'Oz Great And Powerful' movie pic shows Wicked Witch Of The West,first look. Recently, this new movie,promo pic for the upcoming fantasy/drama flick "Oz The Great And Powerful," hit the net,and gives us our first look at the legendary Wicked witch of the West, Theodora. She's played by hottie actress Mila Kunis. The photo looks wickedly cool,and I love how they really made Mila look evil as hell. The movie stars: James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff, Joey King,and Bruce Campbell. In the new flick,small time circus magician ,Oscar Diggs, is suddenly hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz. He eventually puts his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity, and even a bit of wizardry. It hits theaters on March 8th,2013. Stay tuned.

New ‘Oz Great And Powerful’ Movie Pic Shows Wicked Witch Of The West, »

- Andre

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Andrew Dice Clay's Surprising Comeback and Why He Won't Clean Up His Act

28 December 2012 8:50 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

About two and a half years ago, Andrew Dice Clay reached rock bottom. "My career was in the fucking toilet," says the veteran comedian. "I wasn't earning enough to make my monthly nut, and I had a bunch of lawsuits against me I can't talk about." Desperate for cash, the notoriously foul-mouthed entertainer decided that his only option was to try his luck in Las Vegas. "I used to be a big gambler," he says. "I could win or lose $500,000 to $700,00 within hours." 

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Lady Gaga Announces Documentary About Her Life and Upcoming Album

26 December 2012 11:09 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

In an apparent Christmas gift for all her "Little Monsters," Lady Gaga took to Twitter on Tuesday to announce that fashion photographer Terry Richardson is making a documentary about her life and the creation of her next album, "Artpop." "Merry Christmas little monsters," she tweeted."Terry Richardson is making a #LadyGagaMOVIE documenting my life, the creation of 'Artpop' + you!" Also read: James Franco Photographed in Drag by Terry Richardson (Slideshow) Thanks to the singer's nearly 32.5 million followers, the hashtag briefly became the top trend on the social media site. She previously worked with Richardson »

- Greg Gilman

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News Nuggets: Could Naomi Watts actually win Best Actress?

26 December 2012 10:59 AM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Despite his extensive resume, including award-winning films like "Chicago," Richard Gere has never been nominated for an Oscar. Can he earn his first for "Arbitrage"? He discusses his Golden Globe nominated performance with CNN. Anne Hathaway was widely criticized for her Oscars co-hosting gig opposite James Franco, but she offers advice to upcoming host Seth MacFarlane: "'This is my advice to Seth – based on my own experience,' Hathaway tells EW. 'You have to try to strike a balance between keeping the people of the room entertained and keeping the people at home from thinking you’re nuts.'" Entertainment Weekly Oscars tend to favor dramatic performances, so "Parental Guidance" stars Billy Crystal and Bette Midler think there should be separate honors for comedy. Says Midler, "What about Eddie Murphy in 'Nutty Professor'? I mean, my God! Who has ever done that? That was amazing!"&nbsp »

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Rachelle Laferve Keeps Busy With On-Screen Action Yet Finds Time To Hit The Slopes

26 December 2012 6:14 AM, PST | twilightersanonymous.com | See recent TwilightersAnonymous news »

It’s been a great long while since we’ve heard from Rachelle Laferve so it’s truly delightful to hear her speak briefly with The Province during the Whistler Film Festival earlier in the month. We find out what she’s been up to and how involved she was in the Whistler Film Festival and how thrilled she was to get some time to hit the slopes, something she’s not been able to do much since moving from her native Canada to California.

Actor Rachelle Lefevre is having a busy weekend, watching eight movies as a juror for the Whistler Film Festival’s Borsos competition for best Canadian film, and doing interviews for her own movie, the Quebecois crime drama Omertà.

So she’s eating and talking at the same time, pausing to offer me a bite of her ham and cheese crepe. The movie is a French-language feature sequel to a 1990s crime series that starred Michel Côté as a tough cop. Côté reprises his role for the feature, with Lefevre along as an undercover cop and Patrick Huard as a mysterious newcomer to the story.

Playing a mob boss in the feature is René Angelil — yes the husband-manager of mega-singer Celine Dion.

“You know, it’s interesting, because it sounds like stunt casting but there was such beautiful logic behind it,” says Lefevre, adding she asked director Luc Dionne about that choice before shooting started. “I said he’s not an actor. He said ‘I know he can do it, because he just has to play himself . . . there’s a presence.’ And the other thing Luc said is, ‘I have Patrick Huard and Michel Côté who are the biggest stars in Quebec. They’re both real men and they’ve had experience in the industry for so long, and they need to be intimidated by this character. If I hire just some actor, they aren’t going to be intimidated. I actually need to hire somebody who in real life is more powerful than them.’ And it worked.”

The movie is already the year’s box-office winner in its home province, before it’s even played a screen in English Canada.

It’s been busy times this year for Lefevre, who is just on a break from the final weeks of filming White House Down for director Roland Emmerich (2012, Independence Day). The Montreal-filmed thriller imagines a terrorist take-over of the White House, with Jamie Foxx as the president, Channing Tatum as an FBI agent and Lefevre as Tatum’s ex-wife “and his baby mama, we have a child together.”

Typical of director Emmerich, everyone gets in on the action, even Lefevre’s baby mama.

“It’s a little contained, but the White House is a large place with a lot of rooms to play in, a lot of underground and a lot of lawn. There’s no shortage of action.”

Channing wrapped his role before People magazine named him its sexiest man alive.

“Channing is so normal, anyone who knows him, probably wouldn’t reference it a whole lot,” she says. “He is gorgeous, but the sexiest man alive is the antithesis to who he is as a person.”

Montreal-born but now L.A.-based, Lefevre was shuttling this fall between Montreal and New Orleans, juggling roles in White House Down and the New Orleans-filmed thriller Homefront, which just wrapped before the festival.

It’s an indie film but the cast is extraordinary. Gary Fleder directing, Sly Stallone wrote the script, and it’s Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder, Kate Bosworth. It’s gritty — I call it a modernd-day western, super action-y. But it’s beautifully shot, it gets kind of noir.”

She’s get some time Saturday to do some skiing at Whistler. It’s her first time up to the resort but she skied back home as a kid. “I’m an intermediate — blue square but I used to be a black diamond. Haven’t done it as much living in California.”

Skiing in Quebec, meanwhil, sounds scary the way Lefevre tells it.

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- LexiconAficionado

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James Franco and the Tight-Fisted Porn Star

26 December 2012 1:00 AM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

James Franco is working on a top secret project with an up-and-coming female porn director, TMZ has learned ... and it turns out she has quite the reputation for being handy with her fist. The woman in the photo is Princess Donna Dolore, who's featured in Franco's soon-to-be released film "Kink." Fyi -- Kink is a documentary about Kink.com ... a bondage website for the S&M community (like Rihanna) and also for people who enjoy »

- TMZ Staff

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Anne Hathaway offers Oscars hosting advice to Seth MacFarlane

24 December 2012 11:21 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Anne Hathaway has offered tips on hosting the Oscars to next year's first-time helmer Seth MacFarlane. Hathaway co-hosted the 2011 Academy Awards with James Franco, but their presentation of the ceremony was roundly criticized in the press. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, the actress urged MacFarlane to gear his performance towards the television audience rather than those stars in attendance at the Oscars. "This is my advice to Seth – based on my own experience. You have to try to strike a balance between keeping the people of the room entertained and keeping the people at home from thinking you're nuts," the Les Misérables actress explained. Hathaway went on to say: "The instinct is to play to the room, because otherwise the audience there gets really bored and restless. Me with my theater background, (more) »

- By Justin Harp

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Anne Hathaway offers Oscars hosting advice to Seth MacFarlane

24 December 2012 11:21 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Anne Hathaway has offered tips on hosting the Oscars to next year's first-time helmer Seth MacFarlane. Hathaway co-hosted the 2011 Academy Awards with James Franco, but their presentation of the ceremony was roundly criticized in the press. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, the actress urged MacFarlane to gear his performance towards the television audience rather than those stars in attendance at the Oscars. "This is my advice to Seth – based on my own experience. You have to try to strike a balance between keeping the people of the room entertained and keeping the people at home from thinking you're nuts," the Les Misérables actress explained. Hathaway went on to say: "The instinct is to play to the room, because otherwise the audience there gets really bored and restless. Me with my theater background, (more) »

- By Justin Harp

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Jessica Chastain Offered Role In Big-Screen Adaptation Of Good People

24 December 2012 3:05 AM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

The lovely Juilliard-trained actress, Jessica Chastain has been offered a lead role in the big-screen adaptation of Marcus Sakey’s novel ‘Good People’.

Chastain would star as Anna Reed opposite James Franco, who will star as her husband Tom in  Henrik Genz’s feature adaptation of the best selling novel by Marcus Sakey.

Danish director Genz (The Killing TV series) will helm the film based on Kelly Masterson‘s script. Ben Forkner is producing along with Tobey Maguire, Eric Kanzler, Thomas Gammeltoft, Mark Gill and Ed Cathell.

The story follows a couple (Chastain and Franco) in their 30s in severe debt,

who finds the tenant in their downstairs apartment has died and left a stack of cash.’ The obligatory moral-crisis element to the plot synopsis reads as follows: ‘If they take the money, all of their problems will be solved. But that’s when bad things start happening to good people. »

- Nick Martin

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Disney’s 2013 Movie Releases Include Marvel’s Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World, Pixar’s Monsters University and The Little Mermaid 3D

23 December 2012 4:31 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

As we approach the end of 2012, it can be a little daunting to look ahead at all the great films coming up in 2013. So today we'll break down the 2013 releases for Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios, Disney/Pixar and Marvel Studios. As usual, the Mouse House has a line-up full of live-action movies like Oz the Great and Powerful and The Lone Ranger, superhero features Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World and animated films such as Monsters University and Frozen. There's even a 3D re-release of the classic The Little Mermaid next year. Hit the jump to see the release date schedule for Disney's 2013 films. Oz the Great and Powerful Release Date: March 8, 2013 Synopsis: Disney’s fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved character, the Wizard of Oz. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a »

- Dave Trumbore

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Anne Hathaway's Oscar tips for Seth MacFarlane

23 December 2012 1:12 PM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Anne Hathaway has warned Seth MacFarlane not to trust people if they tell him his Oscar hosting rehearsals are going well. The 'Les Miserables' star's stint as presenter of the Academy Awards with James Franco two years ago was widely panned and Anne admitted she trusted those around her who said the couple were great when if she had watched tapes of the rehearsals she would have seen their mistakes. She told Entertainment Weekly: 'I've never seen [the whole thing]. But I felt like I made a rookie mistake. 'Everybody was just being very positive around me, so nobody was giving me any notes. I watched a clip [afterward] and as soon as I saw it, I saw my mistake. »

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Watch: New Trailer For 'Girls' Season 2, Time Magazine Names Lena Dunham Coolest Person Of 2012

23 December 2012 6:29 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

It's hard to argue that in 2012, there were few people on television (Charlie Sheen aside perhaps, but for different reasons) who were as talked about as "Girls" writer/actor/producer Lena Dunham. The brains behind HBO's breakout hit show, Dunham has had a tremendous year all around and Time Magazine has taken notice. They've named her The Coolest Person Of The Year. Dunham is the first woman to take the honor with Joel Stein picking Ryan Gosling last year, and James Franco in 2010. And indeed, the Time piece recaps just how much Dunham has accomplished this year in addition to launching "Girls," including making a multi-million dollar book deal, making an ad for the Obama campaign and earning 4 Emmy nominations as well. Of course, this will be further fuel for those who despise Dunham, but fans will be pleased to see the young, rising talent ending 2012 on a high note. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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