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'The Lone Ranger': Disney Releases Extended Trailer, New Poster on Super Bowl Sunday (Video)

3 February 2013 3:42 PM, PST

Super Bowl viewers got an extended look at Disney's upcoming actioner The Lone Ranger on Sunday. The 1 1/2-minute trailer for the movie, starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, aired Sunday during the CBS pregame show. Disney on Sunday also released a new poster for the film. (The studio released a 21-second sneak peek of the trailer last week.) Photos: The Lone Ranger and Tonto Through the Years According to Disney, the movie follows Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Depp) and man of the law John Reid (Hammer) as they as opposites brought together by fate who

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- Kimberly Nordyke

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'Star Trek Into Darkness' Super Bowl Spot Pits Kirk Vs. Cumberbatch (Video)

3 February 2013 3:34 PM, PST

Star Trek Into Darkness is beaming down to the Super Bowl. The big game spot for J.J. Abrams Trek sequel features a tense exchange between Kirk (Chris Pine) and the villain John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch), who speaks from a cell of some sort, ala Hannibal Lecter. Photos: ‘Star Trek Into Darkness': 13 Photos to Get You in the Mood “I’m better,” a menacing Harrison says. “At what?” asks a defiant Kirk. “Everything.” We get an extended look at a previously revealed shot of Spock (Zachary Quinto) inside the heart of a volcano, as well as the U.

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- Aaron Couch

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Foreign Box Office: 'Django Unchained' Still Atop Anemic Overseas Circuit, No. 1 For Third Straight Weekend

3 February 2013 12:35 PM, PST

  Oscar-related films continued to dominate an anemic foreign theatrical circuit over the weekend with Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained leading the pack for the third consecutive round, grossing $30.6 million at 6,060 screens in 65 markets and boosting the film’s international cume to $158.2 million.   20th Century Fox’s release of Steven Spielberg’s historical epic Lincoln with its dozen Oscar nominations expanded its foreign run by more than 20 territories, and drew $13 million from 3,510 situations in 43 markets. Top market was France where the opener threw off $2.8 million at 312 sites.

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- Frank Segers

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What Happens to the TV Critic When His Team Is in the Super Bowl?

3 February 2013 12:17 PM, PST

Well, depending on if you're a die-hard sports fan or not, this short confession is either a whole lot embarrassing or completely understood. I'm a die-hard San Francisco 49ers fan. As a kid I sat through a couple of super awful years -- a short amount of suffering compared to the longtime fans who used to wear Forty F---ing Niners t-shirts (and not in a good way). But then the sun came out and we toppled the hated Dallas Cowboys and a dynasty was born. Five Super Bowl appearances, five trophies. Team of the Decade! (And yeah,

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- Tim Goodman

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Justin Timberlake Debuts New Singles at Super Bowl Pre-Show (Video)

3 February 2013 12:00 PM, PST

New Orleans -- Years from now, when event planners begin figuring out what might make their event talk of the town during Super Bowl week, they'll look back and cite what happened in New Orleans on Saturday night. For more than a week, folks buzzed about DirecTV's announcement that Justin Timberlake would perform at their Saturday night affair, hosted by Mark Cuban's Axs TV; the news came on the heels of announcing his new album, "The 20/20 Experience." The idea that Timberlake -- who recently released "Suit and Tie," a new track with Jay-z -- would perform was noteworthy: this

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- Kelley L. Carter, Billboard

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NBC's 'Dracula' Casts Jonathan Rhys Meyers' Second Leading Lady

3 February 2013 9:00 AM, PST

NBC's upcoming Dracula drama has cast a suitor for its titular character. Irish actress Victoria Smurfit has been tapped to play Lady Jayne in the network's 10-episode series, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The series, which bypassed the traditional pilot stage, takes place in the 1890s and finds Dracula (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) living a double life in London as an American businessman interested in bringing modern science to Victorian society. But his true plan -- to exact revenge on those who burdened him centuries ago -- is derailed when he

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Box Office Report: 'Warm Bodies' No. 1 With $20 Mil; Sylvestor Stallone's 'Bullet to the Head' Bombs

3 February 2013 8:41 AM, PST

Summit Entertainment's Warm Bodies -- a new spin on the zombie genre -- topped the Super Bowl weekend box office with a solid $20 million debut, while Sylvestor Stallone's new action pic Bullet to the Head turned in a grim $4.5 million. Billed as a paranormal romantic comedy, Warm Bodies stars Nicholas Hoult as a zombie who rescues a girl (Teresa Palmer) from imminent death at the hands of his fellow undead. An unlikely romance develops, setting off an unforeseen chain of events. Jonathan Levine directed Warm Bodies, based on the popular young-adult book by Isaac Marion (Summit, of course, is

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- Pamela McClintock

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DGA Awards Winner Lena Dunham: I'm Terrified Every Time I Step on Set

3 February 2013 8:40 AM, PST

Lena Dunham continued her marathon of awards season love by winning the DGA Award for directorial achievement in comedy series on Saturday night at the Ray Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The 26-year-old creator of Girls, whose show recently won big at the Golden Globes, was nominated for helming the pilot episode of her HBO hit. Photos: Golden Globes 2013: Best and Worst Moments “We shot the pilot exactly two years ago. I was terrified; I didn’t sleep the night before; I lost my voice,” Dunham told The Hollywood Reporter on the red carpet before the DGA Awards.

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- Rebecca Ford

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Why Ben Affleck's DGA Win Matters Even Though He's Not Oscar-Nominated (Analysis)

2 February 2013 11:30 PM, PST

At the beginning, it looked like we were in for an awards season without an Oscar front-runner. At the end, it looks like we couldn't have a much stronger one. On Saturday, Ben Affleck's Argo won the 65th Directors Guild of America Award for best directed feature film. In so doing, it completed a sweep of the top prizes of all of the season's major precursor awards -- it had already won the Critics' Choice Award for best picture (and best director), the Golden Globe Award for motion best picture drama (and best director), the Producers Guild of America Award

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- Scott Feinberg

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'Anna Karenina,' 'Life of Pi,' 'Skyfall' Win ADG Awards

2 February 2013 8:26 PM, PST

The Art Directors Guild Awards announced the 17th annual Excellence in Production Design Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb. 2. Anna Karenina won for the most highly contested category of best production design in a period film. It competed against Argo, Django Unchained, Les Miserables and Lincoln. Upon accepting the honor, Sarah Greenwood thanked director Joe Wright for his “mad visions he keeps getting me to help him along with” as she has collaborated with the director since 2005’s Pride & Prejudice. Life of Pi won in the fantasy film category against nominees Cloud Atlas, Prometheus, The Dark

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- Brandon Kirby

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Johnny Depp to Star as Gangster Whitey Bulger

2 February 2013 8:00 PM, PST

Johnny Depp is attached to star in Barry Levinson's gangster thriller Black Mass, which recounts the real-life story of South Boston criminal mastermind Whitey Bulger. The project, which is set to shoot in May, puts into question Transcendence, which was to be Depp's next movie. That project, a sci-fi thriller to be directed by Inception cinematographer Wally Pfister, is awaiting a rewrite of its script. Cross Creek and Exclusive Media are co-producing and co-financing Black Mass, which will be shopped to foreign buyers at the upcoming European Film Market in Berlin. Universal will distribute the film

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- Pamela McClintock

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DGA Awards: Ben Affleck Named Best Director for 'Argo'

2 February 2013 7:25 PM, PST

The 65th annual Directors Guild of America Awards ceremony saw Ben Affleck continue his streak of taking home prizes for Argo. The 40-year-old actor turned director won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Films at the awards dinner, which was held Saturday night at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. "I don't think this makes ma a real director, but I think it means I'm on my way," he said as he accepted the honor. In the process, a new awards season statistic was created. The DGA Award usually points the way

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- Aaron Couch, Gregg Kilday

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