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Watch: Giddy Up With 'The Lone Ranger' Super Bowl Trailer

3 February 2013 2:56 PM, PST

Don't double dip that chip. The Super Bowl spots continue to come, and now Disney has unleashed their new trailer for "The Lone Ranger" in the hopes that after your nacho cheese hangover later, you'll remember to buy a ticket to the newest Johnny Depp wardrobe blockbuster. Running a healthy ninety seconds long, we get to see the Depp/Hammer chemistry in action, along with a couple of action setpieces and comedy bits, which are about exactly what you would expect from the team that brought us the "Pirates Of The Caribbean" films. It's a big high concept western, which is always a gamble ("Wild Wild West," "Jonah Hex," "Cowboys And Aliens") so we'll see if Gore Verbinski and co have the magic touch. Take off the mask on July 3rd. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: Benedict Cumberbatch Brings It In 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Super Bowl Spot

3 February 2013 2:40 PM, PST

Let it begin! With kickoff on the Super Bowl now just an hour away, the advertising will be coming at a full throttle, and getting out of the gate on game day is "Star Trek Into Darkness." So what do we get? Well, not-Khan Benedict Cumberbatch and his mysterious villain (who may be Robert April) takes center stage as the formidable force that Captain Kirk and the rest of the gang will have to square off against. Lens flares and lots of snaps of new scenes quickly flicker by in thirty seconds, before you'll be back reaching for another chicken wing. Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin, Simon Pegg, John Cho and Alice Eve board the enterprise on May 17th. Watch below. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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New Images From 'Pacific Rim,' Rian Johnson Gives The Movie An Early Endorsement

3 February 2013 1:47 PM, PST

While every other studio seems to be dropping some mad billz for Super Bowl spots, Warner Bros. are politely sitting on the sidelines today. So, sorry, you won't be seeing anything for "Man Of Steel," "The Great Gatsby," "The Hangover Part III" or "Pacific Rim." But as a small concession of sorts, they've dropped some new images for the latter. USA Today got their hands on the goods which gives another peek at a movie that hopefully won't be "Real Steel" but in the ocean. But however it turns out, Guillermo Del Toro had a blast making it, telling the paper it's "the only movie I've done where I don't want it to end, frankly." And it won't be, as development on the sequel has already started.  Are they putting the cart before the horse? Time will tell, but with the movie test screening over the last couple of days in Burbank, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Wong Kar-Wai Considering 'The Grandmaster' Sequel, Film Shortened By 15 Minutes For International Release

3 February 2013 11:11 AM, PST

While Wong Kar-Wai's films have by and large been critically acclaimed, and beloved among cinephiles, they haven't exactly broken down the doors at the box office. But that seems to be changing with "The Grandmaster." The picture, which is now open in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore, is reportedly his most commercially successful effort yet. And it looks like the helmer may continue the saga of Ip Man. The Oriental Daily (via WongKarWai) reports that distributors for "The Grandmaster" want a sequel, and that Wong Kar-Wai "is considering" taking it on. However, he may have a bit of a stumbling block if indeed he wants to push forward. His leading man and longtime collaborator Tony Leung, isn't interested. While there have been rumors the two had a bit of a falling out during the lengthy three-year production on the movie, they have been gamely doing press together, and »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Box Office: 'Warm Bodies' Tops Super Bowl Weekend, While 'Bullet To The Head' Flops

3 February 2013 9:29 AM, PST

Pale young leading man dreamboat? Check. Playing a cannibalistic monster who holds his predatory instincts in check? Check. Falls in love with a girl who looks like Kristen Stewart? Check. Based on a best-selling book, from Lionsgate/Summit? Double check. “Warm Bodies” took dead (har!) aim at the “Twilight” fanbase, with a little spillover from the “The Walking Dead” acolytes, coming together like a demographic stew to score the number one movie on Super Bowl weekend. Even if it drops next weekend, “Warm Bodies” should hold steady for Valentine’s Day, where it will be an ideal date night opportunity for couples who aren’t brave enough to come to the Swingers Mixer we have planned. Despite popular theories stuck in the twentieth century, women make up a huge chunk of the viewership for horror films, so a horror rom-com for the kids who were raised on their “The Nightmare Before Christmas” VHS tapes makes. »

- Gabe Toro

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Disney Dominates At 40th Annual Annie Awards, Winning Big With ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ And ‘Paperman’

3 February 2013 8:39 AM, PST

While it’s certainly far from the sexiest show in awards season, the Annie Awards, which honors the very best in television and feature animation, were held last night in Hollywood, and it could offer a glimpse at who could take home the Best Animated Feature Oscar in a couple of weeks. And if we’re going by what the Annies have to say, it’s going to be Disney’s “Wreck-It Ralph." It positively wrecked the awards last night, winning Best Feature, Directing, Music, Voice Acting, and Writing. What’s more – the animated short that was attached to “Wreck-It Ralph” theatrically, the cutting-edge “Paperman,” won for Best Short. Right now, in some dark part of Hollywood, Jeffrey Katzenberg is fuming. What makes Disney’s double-fisted victory so substantial is their strained relationship with the Annie Awards over the years, which seems to -- with this huge night -- have finally been repaired. »

- Drew Taylor

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Look Out Ben Affleck & Matt Damon, Johnny Depp Joins Rival Whitey Bulger Project ‘Black Mass’

3 February 2013 8:14 AM, PST

While there's another "Pirates Of The Caribbean" movie on the way, it seems that Johnny Depp is swashbuckling Jack Sparrow style off-screen as well. Much to the surprise of Terry Gilliam, the actor has put his own "Don Quixote" project into development at Disney, and now he's joining another project that has a rival movie on the same subject brewing, with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. Depp has joined "Black Mass," about notorious Boston gangster Whitey Bulger, in a project that will reunite him with "Donnie Brasco" producer Barry Levinson, who will take the director's chair this time around. In development for almost two years now, the film has a script from "Inside Man" scribe Russell Gerwitz, based on the bestselling book by Dick Lehr and Gerald O’Neill, "Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob." So, who is this Whitey »


- Kevin Jagernauth

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'Argo' Continues Its Guild Award Sweep As Ben Affleck Wins The DGA Prize, Rian Johnson & Lena Dunham Also Take Awards

3 February 2013 2:49 AM, PST

It's been one of the most exciting and unpredictable award seasons in memory; a rich, diverse field of contenders, almost all of which are very good, and for the longest time it seemed like almost any of them could have taken the Best Picture award at the Oscars. But in the last couple of weeks, the narrative's starting to become a little narrower, with one film dominating the guild awards, which are traditionally the best precursors to the Academy Awards – Ben Affleck's terrific "Argo." The film won the big prizes from both the Producers Guild and the Screen Actors Guild last weekend, and last night made it three on the trot, with Affleck picking up Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film from the Directors Guild of America. The DGA has been an uncannily good predictor of the equivalent category at the Oscars, matching up nine times out of the last nine years, »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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Director Volker Schlöndorff To Return To U.S. With Colm Toibin Co-Written 'Montauk'

2 February 2013 9:01 AM, PST

Legendary German director Volker Schlöndorff, who won an Oscar and a Palme d’Or for “The Tin Drum” back in 1979, has been in and out of critical favor ever since, last releasing a film in 2007 (“Ulzhan”). He’s back, on the European cinema scene at least, with France-set World War II story “Calm at Sea,” which played yesterday at the Göteborg International Film Festival (review to come), and when we spoke with the director here earlier, he told us in a little more detail about his upcoming projects, one of which will mark a return to the U.S. for the first time since 1998’s potboiler noir “Palmetto,” starring Woody Harrelson, Gina Gershon and Chloe Sevigny. “Montauk” is the title of the New York-based project, on which Schlöndorff is working with Irish playwright and novelist Colm Toibin (whose book “Brooklyn” is itself being developed into a movie with Rooney Mara. »

- Jessica Kiang

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Santa Barbara Review: 'Blumenthal' A Funny & Original Work That Heralds The Arrival Of A Unique New Voice In Seth Fisher

2 February 2013 7:54 AM, PST

Blumenthal” is a film about three Blumenthals. There’s Harold (Brian Cox), the famous playwright who died laughing at his own joke. There’s his brother, Saul (Mark Blum), an English professor who feels entitled to a bit of Harold’s success and has had some issues, ahem, not letting things… go. And there’s Saul’s son, Ethan (Seth Fisher), a pharmaceutical rep who’s obsessed with finding the perfect fit. He wears nurse’s shoes and can’t stand his girlfriend Christina’s (Mei Melancon) sloppy eating. At the beginning of this tale of three Blumenthals, Saul is sitting shiva for Harold, and Ethan has just dumped Christina. We also can’t forget Saul’s wife, Cheryl (Laila Robins), an actress assessing her age and her career in the wake of Harold’s death. All of our Blumenthals, in their own analytical/intellectual ways, are reeling out of control, »

- Katie Walsh

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Göteborg Interview: Directors Rønning & Sandberg On 'Kon-Tiki,' Scandinavian Cinema & Their Oscar Nomination

1 February 2013 4:03 PM, PST

There’s a great temptation to draw parallels between directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg’s epic journey in making “Kon-Tiki” (reviewed here) and the expedition it chronicles. And it’s a temptation we’re going to give in to; when we met the co-directors during the Göteborg International Film Festival recently, they had the air of men who had finally come in to port after a long stormy voyage. They too embarked on a hugely ambitious project that had no guarantee of success or even completion, and encountered myriad unforeseen problems along the way – there’s no doubt the film had to be something of a labor of love for them both. “Well, we grew up in a village not far from [the film's subject] Thor Heyerdahl’s home, so for us it was a local story as well as a national one,” explains Rønning. “And we always always wanted to make a film of the Kon-Tiki, »

- Jessica Kiang

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'Revenge' Star Emily VanCamp Lands Female Lead In 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

1 February 2013 2:59 PM, PST

If you remember, way, way back in October a bunch of names were said to be in the mix for the female lead in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." Among them were "Game Of Thrones" stars Emilia Clarke, Jessica Brown-Findlay of "Downton Abbey" fame, Alison Brie, rising thesps Teresa Palmer and Imogen Poots, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Now, nearly three months later, the job has been filled by...none of those people... Instead, "Revenge" star Emily VanCamp has bagged the role. The actress has been steadily on the rise, mostly on TV, where she broke out in "Everwood." And while there has been some big screen work in fare like "The Ring Two," "Carriers" and the criminally underseen indie "Norman," the ABC show has put her back on the radar, and this will certainly boost her profile. As for what the role in the Marvel movie actually is, that's not clear just yet, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: Frank Miller-Directed Gucci Ad Starring Evan Rachel Wood & Chris Evans

1 February 2013 2:43 PM, PST

Frank Miller isn't a complicated man, but his work does seem to suggest that he's fine with sticking to the "Sin City"/"The Spirit" millieu thankyouverymuch. And after teaming with Evan Rachel Wood and Chris Evans a couple of years ago for a stylish Gucci spot, the director has paired up with the actors again to make another ad for the fashion house. Once again going monochrome, and throwing in some rain for good measure, the spot is pretty simple: Evans rolls up on a motorcycle, goes into Wood's fancy car, and they make love on the backseat on top of a fur coat all while zipping through a retro future world or something. Somewhere in here, you will be convinced to buy Gucci Guilty Black, if only so you don't smell like wet fur. Anyway, give it a spin below. And in case you're wondering, the song is "Strangelove »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: Slightly Nsfw Teaser Trailer For Cristian Mungiu's Acclaimed 'Beyond The Hills'

1 February 2013 2:24 PM, PST

The Romanian New Wave might not excite mainstream audiences much, but it's been gathering increasing fans among savvy arthouse audiences since the mid-'00s. Something of a benched player on the cultural circuit pre-2000, Romania has come firrmly onto the scene with festival domination and critical deference, and within this New World of indie sensations, Cristian Mungiu is, well, kind of a big deal. After the eye-watering "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days," which bagged Romania’s first Palme d’Or in 2007, the screenwriter and director was back in Cannes five years later to collect Best Screenplay and Best Actress Awards (shared jointly by Cristina Flutur and Cosmina Stratan) for the follow-up, "Beyond the Hills," for which a teaser trailer has just been aired online. If the promo (and our Cannes review) is anything to go by, "Beyond the Hills," an account of exorcism in a rural Romanian community will track the plight of women. »

- India Ross

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Exclusive Clip: Watch Salma Hayek's Surprising Discovery In Scene From 'As Luck Would Have It'

1 February 2013 2:02 PM, PST

Those with their ear to the ground likely already know the name of director Álex de la Iglesia. He's the helmer behind the somewhat insane "The Last Circus," which made some big waves on the festival circuit in 2010, and his follow-up is no less unique. "As Luck Would Have It" features Salma Hayek in a co-starring role in a tale that uses an extraordinary situation to explore the current state of the news and entertainment media. Spanish comic actor José Mota co-stars as Roberto, a family man struggling to make ends meet for his family. However, a freak accident ironically gives him the chance of a lifetime, with the incident sparking a major media firestorm that's so big he lands an agent to help navigate his way through the hype and attention. But at what cost will this fame bring? In this exclusive clip from the movie, we find out »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Harmony Korine's Novel 'A Crack Up At The Race Riots' Back In Print This Year Plus New 'Spring Breakers' Trailer

1 February 2013 1:29 PM, PST

There are few provocateurs who continue to delight, surprise and shock, yet still remain as unpredictable as Harmony Korine. If anyone would have guessed that after the ugly (and awesome) lo-fi wonder "Trash Humpers" he would have turned around and made a (relatively) mainstream, neon-soaked movie with a bunch of teen starlets, we'd like to meet them. But as always, just when you think it's going to go right, Korine goes left. Fans of the filmmaker already know that his 1998 novel "A Crack Up At The Race Riots" is something many followers of his work have been eager to get their hands on. The book was briefly available upon publication before swiftly going out of print and then off the map for years, though it's been traded around in some circles. However, the fine folks at Drag City – the mostly music label that also handled "Trash Humpers" when no one »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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'Love Actually' Director Richard Curtis' 'About Time' Starring Rachel McAdams Pushed To Fall, New Image Revealed

1 February 2013 1:17 PM, PST

Even before it makes its way into theatres, Richard Curtis’ latest romantic comedy, "About Time," is showing its time-travelling prowess. The Working Title feature starring Rachel McAdams and Domhnall Gleeson follows a 21-year-old who finds out he can time travel, and uses his ability to go back in time and meet the girl he loves for the first time, over and over again. The film was due for release on May 10th, but Universal has sent it back to the future and it will now debut on November 1st. That change means that instead of serving as counter-programming and opening in the middle of a packed early-summer month, the same week as “The Great Gatsby,” a week after “Iron Man 3,” and a week before “Star Trek Into Darkness,” it will now go up against “Ender’s Game” and “Thor” a week later. If this affects the film’s international »

- Joe Cunningham

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What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'Bullet To The Head' & 'Stand Up Guys' Are 'Warm Bodies' In Theaters

1 February 2013 12:58 PM, PST

Docs, docs, docs. That's what we're selling folks, so get 'em while they're still hot. An American mayor, Israeli intelligence agents, professional hockey players, and Dave Grohl lead the way on the documetary front. Alternatively, you could temper all that reality with a heavy dose of cinematic illusion and façade: aging hitmen, gun-toting Lolitas fighting the good fight for gender equality, and the walking undead, oh my! (And yes, by "façade," we do mean "Sly's perfectly and uncannily preserved face.") Which direction will you take this weekend? Or are you watching the Super Bowl with the rest of America? Let us know in the comments below! "Bullet to the Head." Directed by Walter Hill. Starring Sylvester Stallone, Sung Kang, Jason Momoa, and Christian Slater. Our review: "There is absolutely nothing defensible about the movie's leering treatment of women, or the casual racism played frequently for »

- Emma Bernstein

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5 New Photos From 'Welcome To The Punch' Starring James McAvoy, Mark Strong & Andrea Riseborough

1 February 2013 12:43 PM, PST

"Hot Fuzz" aside, the history of the British cop/action film is not a glorious one. Indeed, it's hard to think of a truly successful picture that plays it straight, especially with recent disappointments like "Blitz" and "The Sweeney" fresh in the memory. But there's one sneaking up that we've had high hopes for for some time. "Welcome To The Punch" marks the sophomore feature from director Eran Creevy, whose 2008 flick "Shifty" marked one of the more impressive British debuts of the last few years. And it won him a much bigger canvas to play with the second time around, with Ridley Scott producing his action-thriller, inspired by films like "Heat" and "The Last Boy Scout." And he's assembled an impressive cast, many of whom are featured in five new images from the film recently released, including James McAvoy, Mark Strong, Andrea Riseborough, Peter Mullan, Johnny Harris and Ruth Sheen, »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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Watch: International Trailer For Neil Jordan's Vampire Flick 'Byzantium' Starring Gemma Arterton & Saoirse Ronan

1 February 2013 12:08 PM, PST

Fans of Neil Jordan know that his upcoming "Byzantium" certainly isn't his first time around the bloodsucker block. But the ever curious director was intrigued to try and shake things up, even though it seemed like familiar territory. "It was a chance to return to the territory of 'Interview With the Vampire' and 'The Company of Wolves,' " he told us at Tiff last fall. "I think the whole thing was a great opportunity to really reinvent the vampire legend really. It's become a bit tired of late, you know?" Well, you can see if he succeeded as the first international trailer has made its way online. The picture stars Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan as a mother/daughter vampire duo, who have wound up in a seaside town, struggling to make ends meet. But when the young girl meets a sickly boy (Caleb Landry Jones) and »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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