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Watch: First Trailer For Richard Linklater's Coming-Of-Age Epic 'Boyhood'

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When director Richard Linklater decided to make "Boyhood," shooting a bit of footage each year, to authentically capture a young man growing from first through twelfth grade, he knew he had to keep thing fresh if it was going to be interesting. And when we caught up with him in Berlin in February, he shared some of that process. "You know, every year I had a year to think up the next part, based on everything that had gone before. So by year four, I’ve got three years that I can look at, that are edited, that we’ve been working on, and I can feel where it’s going and where it wants to go. I was stuck with this kind of architecture but yet within that the décor, the details were always being reworked, being found. That’s kind of how I work on any movie, there’s always a strong outline, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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People's Most Beautiful Person Lupita Nyong'o & Scarlett Johansson Swing Over To Jon Favreau's 'The Jungle Book'

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So, you've won an Oscar, you've just been declared by People magazine to be the most beautiful person (celebrity) on the planet, so what do you do for your next move? If you're Lupita Nyong'o you go blockbuster, and that's just what she's done, along with Scarlett Johansson. The actresses have joined Disney's live-action/CGI version of "The Jungle Book," that has Jon Favreau set to direct. Justin Marks ("Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li") has penned the script, about which plot details haven't been revealed. But all the familiar characters will be there with Idris Elba voicing the man-eating tiger Shere Khan, Nyong'o will play Rakcha, the wolf who takes in the orphan Mogwli and ScarJo will portray the sling python Kaa. As for the lead role of the young Mowgli, no one has been set yet, but we'd wager an announcement is coming soon. Why? Because "The Jungle Book »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Review: Steven Knight's 'Locke' Starring Tom Hardy Is An Impressive Achievement

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Of all the genres, the single location film is perhaps one of the hardest to get right. For one, you need a hell of an actor (or actors) to hold the attention for even the briefest of running times. You also need a story that coherently keeps the actors in place, with enough of a hook to keep you involved. And you need to keep things visually interesting enough to stop it being too static without being showy. It’s a big ask, Hitchcock was the master of the style, and there are a select few other examples, but most turn out poorly. Thus we were a touch cautious going into “Locke.” Conceived, written, shot and finished in less than nine months from page to premiere, the film is the second feature from “Eastern Promises” and “Dirty Pretty Things” writer Steven Knight, who made his debut only a few short »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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Watch: Intense, Bloody VFX Reel For Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Only God Forgives'

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Easily one of the most divisive films of last year, Nicolas Winding Refn's decadently minimal "Only God Forgives" didn't hold back when it came to gore. Though it moved at its own deliberate pace and gave Ryan Gosling as little to say as possible, when violence arrived, it was unflinching. And sometimes, it can be easy to forget the amount of work it takes to make something look nauseatingly real, but in case you need a reminder, a pretty bloody and intense VFX reel for the film has made it online. Driven by Cliff Martinez's excellent score, the montage highlights scenes both big and small from the movie (and duh, spoilers) showing how various appendages were removed, wounds were opened and blood spattered, depending on the scene. We kinda forgot how brutal "Only God Forgives" was, but here's a reminder. [Rope Of Silicon] »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Tribeca Review: Bizarre German Thriller 'Der Samurai'

6 hours ago

The fear of otherness drives most horror movies, since what we can't explain (or choose not to) also happens to be very, very scary. For the East Germany villagers in "Der Samurai," a truly bizarre, utterly nightmarish horror thriller, they know what's out there: wolves. Wolves stalk the surrounding forests and occasionally come into the village, overturning trashcans and menacing local pets. But there is something even more menacing that comes out of the woods one night: a transvestite, in a pristine white dress (almost like a wedding gown), wielding a samurai sword. And this samurai wreaks a lot more havoc than any wolf ever could.The movie opens with a young beat cop (Michel Diercks) leaving a bag of bloody innards in the woods. It's a startling image to start the movie with, for sure, and only gradually does it become apparent who this guy is. Still, it's unclear »

- Drew Taylor

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Watch: New TV Spots & Alternate Trailers For ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ & ‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’

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X-Men: Days Of Future Past” is nearly upon us. What goes on in this movie? Well, the future X-Men meet the past X-Men in hopes of changing the future and therefore rewriting history. What does that mean? Well, probably a chance to undo the continuity of the old “X-Men” movies so that anyone who has died in the past films – Jean Grey, etc. – can be made undead (and conveniently recast in newer films). Did Patrick Stewart spoil a big part of ‘Days Of Future Past’ in a recent interview? Maybe (and duh, skip this if you don't want to know anything). "That is one of the blessings about fantasy and science fiction,” he told MTV. “You're never really dead. I would love to come back and do some more. There might be something else. A little bird has whispered that there might be something 'X-Men' related." People are reading that »

- Edward Davis

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Tribeca Review: ‘Electric Slide’ Starring Jim Sturgess, Isabel Lucas & Chloe Sevigny

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Eddie Dodson (Jim Sturgess) is a dandyish incorrigible playboy. He parties, indulges in blow and comes and goes as he pleases with an insouciant urbane air. And while his chic antique store is a hit in L.A., even attracting local celebrities, Dodson is dead broke. Sleeping with bored and disenfranchised rich socialites doesn’t pay the bills either. His drug habit seems manageable, but what is no longer tenable is the deep debt he owes to ruthless, local loan sharks whose patience has run dry. Faced with no other options – these gangsters will rub Dodson out if he doesn’t bring their dough – the desperate but charming swindler decides to rob banks. Charismatic and polite, with an affinity for modish velvet and a cool Stetson, Eddie’s bank-robbing approach isn’t that of adrenaline-filled violence nor is it greedy. Instead, Eddie just pops the collar, turns on the charm, »

- Rodrigo Perez

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Watch: 3-Minute Supercut Of Spike Lee's Dolly Shots

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Moving from features to documentaries, from big budget studio pictures to Kickstarter-fueled indies, Spike Lee is not a filmmaker you want to try and pin down. If you expect him to zig one way, he'll zag in another direction, but one constant through his features has been his use of dolly shots.  Richard Cruz has put together a three-minute supercut of Lee's favorite technique, involving strapping an actor to a rig with a fixed camera while the ground underneath remains in motion, with the effect almost like they're floating on air. Sometimes, it's employed to heighten the atmosphere or emotion of a scene, and in others, it's utilized to help add some visual pizzazz to a monologue or dialogue sequence. Either way, no one does 'em quite like Lee, so take a look below. (Yes, this is a couple years old, so sorry, nothing from "Oldboy" in here). [Reddit] »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Tribeca Review: 'Glass Chin' Starring Corey Stoll, Billy Crudup & Kelly Lynch

8 hours ago

Bud Gordon coulda been a contendah. They called him “The Saint,” and Bud had it all. But as promising as Bud’s boxing career and talents were, he had an Achilles heel, or rather, a glass chin. So when the glove connected with kisser, Bud went down like a stone. Now, fallen on hard times and living in New Jersey instead of Manhattan, the down-on-his-luck Bud and his live-in girlfriend Ellen no longer live the glamorous life. In fact, they now live in a rather begrimed apartment and the realities of everyday life have hit them hard. But despite it all, Bud still dreams of regaining past glories. Maybe not getting his boxing career up and running, as that ship has passed. But the desire for some kind of redemption burns as bright as his competitive spirit once did. No sooner than when Bud is at his lowest, like an »

- Rodrigo Perez

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Thanks Hollywood: Barbie, Marshmallow Peeps & 'It's A Small World' Movies In Development

9 hours ago

So Hollywood has decided to take the last day or so to double down on their efforts to turn every product, food or theme park attraction into a blockbuster tentpole. Out of that abyss comes a trio of projects that paint a pretty depressing portrait of what passes for creativity at the studio level. First up, Deadline reports that Mattel has teamed up with Sony to make a live-action comedy based on Barbie, and things are moving ridiculously fast on this one. Jenny Bick ("Sex & The City," "The Big C," "Rio 2") is writing the script, and if studio chief Amy Pascal has her way, this picture will be shooting before the year is out. There are no exact plot details yet, but apparently a pitch by Bicks that finds Barbie using "her personal and professional skills to step into the lives of others and improve them, almost like a »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Tribeca Review: 'Boulevard' Starring Robin Williams, Kathy Baker And Bob Odenkirk

9 hours ago

In life, things are taken from you. When you experience loss of a spouse or maybe a pet or even an acquaintance, you struggle to grab onto something solid that makes you whole, just as your world is being chipped away. The opening moments of “Boulevard” find Robin Williams' Nolan tending to his bed-ridden father as the image fades in and out. The effect is not over some life-or-death last minute procedure, but of his debates with the doctor over his father's caffeine intake. Often, what is taken from us occurs in the most mundane of ways. Director Dito Montiel scales back for his latest, centered on Nolan, a sixty year old bank employee not at all like previous Montiel protagonists played by Channing Tatum and Liam Hemsworth. Nolan's lifestyle is presented matter-of-factly, his marriage to a loving wife and a comfortable existence in the suburbs distracting from the »

- Gabe Toro

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David Foster Wallace Estate Not Cool With Jason Segel & Jesse Eisenberg's 'The End Of The Tour'

9 hours ago

Literary eyebrows were raised all over the place when we learned, late last year, that Jason Segel was set to play celebrated writer David Foster Wallace in James Ponsoldt's biopic “The End of the Tour," which will adapt journalist David Lipsky's account of accompanying Wallace on a book tour just as “Infinite Jest” was making him a strange kind of superstar (Jesse Eisenberg will play Lipsky). People had trouble imagining arch-slacker and Muppet-lover Segel embodying the depressive Wallace, though the physical resemblance in the first images from the set was pretty impressive.In fact, Segel is probably quite a brilliant choice: Wallace's writing is full of underappreciated humour, and Segel, himself an underappreciated performer, is undoubtedly able to walk the fine line between pot-smoking slacker and awkward neurotic that Wallace seems to have been. Nevertheless, Wallace's estate announced yesterday that it disagrees, and indeed thinks the whole film is a bad idea, »

- Ben Brock

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Tom Hardy Downplays Rumored Beef With Charlize Theron During The Shooting Of ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

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Shooting on George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road” began in the summer of 2012 and the film isn’t coming out until summer 2015. That’s, ahem, a long frickin’ road to a movie (as well as one that opens only two weeks after “Avengers: Age of Ultron”). By all accounts it is an expensive and highly ambitious picture, utilizing a lot of practical effects, cars and stunts and little CGI. But perhaps ‘Fury Road’ took so long for myriad other reasons. You’ll recall as soon as it started shooting, reps from Warner Bros. were sent to oversee the production because it had fallen days behind schedule (sources say the film was actually further behind schedule than reported and the studio was in mini-panic mode trying to circumvent a potential disaster). Around the same time reports surfaced that leads Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron weren’t speaking to each other. »

- Edward Davis

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Video Interview: Rory Culkin And Lou Howe On The Tormented Soul Of Tribeca Drama 'Gabriel'

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From the opening scenes of “Gabriel" (read our review), the debut feature from writer/director Lou Howe, the audience is immediately tossed into the ongoing tumult that is the life of the title character, a troubled young man brilliantly played by Rory Culkin. We’re not given any clues to the drama, other than a years-old love letter from a girl named Alice, to whom Gabriel plans to propose. While this seems odd (if he’s planning to propose, why doesn’t he know where Alice lives?), it’s also instantly compelling. We want to find out who Gabriel is, where he’s coming from, and why he won’t answer his phone. As the story unfolds, we meet his mother (a wearily overprotective Deirdre O’Connell) and brother (an upright David Call), both of whom have clearly been through the emotional wringer due to Gabriel’s frequent mental health ups-and-downs. »

- Kristin McCracken

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'Frozen 2' Not Happening Any Time Soon, 'Pirates 5' Still Needs A Script & 'Jurassic World' Sequels Eyed

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While Disney honcho Alan Horn's comments about "Star Wars 7" dominated the news yesterday, he also touched upon a couple of other big properties in the Mouse House that fans (and investors) are keeping an eye on.  You might think that with the $1.1 billion success of "Frozen," Disney would be hot to trot on a sequel, but surprisingly, that's not the case. According to THR, "Disney’s sole focus at the moment was getting the 'Frozen' musical ready for Broadway and that a sequel hadn’t even been discussed." That initially might seem counterintuitive, but from the standpoint of expanding the brand, it makes perfect sense. And since animated films take years to make anyway, no sense rushing something out until they have the approach they want. And that seems to be the attitude Disney is taking with "Pirates Of The Caribbean 5," which at one point had a release date, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Antonio Banderas Thinks He's Made The Cut Of Terrence Malick's 'Knight Of Cups,' Barely Remembers Shooting It

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Remember back in 2011, when Terrence Malick released the literally indescribably powerful film “The Tree of Life” and let it be known that he had no less than three more films on their way? For a man whose entire, near-40 year career had so far yielded only four movies, it was thrilling to learn that it might take just four years to get as many again...…and then everything got strange. Malick's next release, “To The Wonder,” was poorly reviewed (though not by us), his mysterious documentary “Voyage of Time” met legal roadblocks that have since been resolved, and his next drama, “Knight of Cups,” continued shooting with its extraordinary cast—Cate Blanchett, Isabel Lucas, Antonio Banderas, Wes Bentley, Imogen Poots, Freida Pinto, Teresa Palmer, Ryan O'Neal, Jason Clarke, Joel Kinnaman—but appeared to get no nearer to completion.Increasingly, it has become clear that “Knight of Cups”, as is standard practice for Malick's work, »

- Ben Brock

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Exclusive: Clip From 'Blue Ruin' Takes Aim, Ready To Shoot

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We hope that wherever director Jeremy Saulnier is, he's giving himself a moment to put his feet up. The director spent most of 2013 following his thriller "Blue Ruin" around the world as it made festival stops in Cannes, Toronto, Marrakech, Locarno, Deauville and more. And if that impressive sheet doesn't convince you that this is one you need to track down, perhaps our own Gabe Toro can persuade you, with his review declaring it to be: "the most suspenseful American film of the year, a thriller that feels like lightning across a quiet night sky; sudden, terrifying, and excitingly singular." Well, now you can get a taste for the movie yourself, as we have an exclusive clip from "Blue Ruin." Starring Macon Blair and Devin Ratray, the story follows a man who returns to his childhood home on a mission of vengeance, but when things don't go as planned, he's »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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New Images & Featurette For 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' Marc Webb Teases J. Jonah Jameson For 'Spider-Man 3'

11 hours ago

While "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" is slinging its stuff overseas to some rather big office numbers, stateside we continue to wait for the latest adventure in the rebooted franchise. But that just gives Sony more time to make sure everyone comes out next week to see the movie, with the studio expecting an opening approaching $100 million. So to that end, more pics, featurettes and teasers about what's coming in next chapters of the series. With Webb taking Peter Parker back to a younger, high school age for his series, it has meant that one of the most iconic characters, newspaper editor J. Jonah Jameson, has yet to pop his head into the movies. But it would seem that as Peter gets older, he may find himself at work at the Daily Bugle, with the director teasing that J. Jonah Jameson could indeed be coming. "I like the idea very much »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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William Friedkin Says He Passed On Producing 'Star Wars,' Warns Fans Not To Buy 'Sorcerer' DVD

12 hours ago

"Star Wars" lore goes that when George Lucas was putting his film together, no one could have guessed just how big it would become. Indeed, the space fantasy turned into a pop culture phenomenon, that even decades on, has rarely been matched. When Disney paid $4 billion just for the rights to the franchise, it spoke to the ongoing appeal and longevity of Lucas' creation, which makes it all the sobering to realize that Lucas initially had trouble finding a home for the project. And even his filmmaking friends Francis Ford Coppola and William Friedkin turned him down. Speaking with Vanity Fair, Friedkin reveals that he was approached by Lucas about "Star Wars," and wound up passing on it. "None of us could see the tsunami of 'Star Wars.' It happened rather quickly. You know, virtually every studio passed on 'Star Wars.' I had a company with Coppola »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Tribeca Review: 'Miss Meadows' Starring Katie Homes And James Badge Dale

12 hours ago

Moviegoers who are slaves to genre aren't going to have much love for the legitimately out-of-control “Miss Meadows." This whatsit begins with a prim and proper maiden talking to CGI squirrels and birds before firing a pistol into the throat of an obvious sex offender in the middle of a sunny suburban street. The victim isn't sleazy enough to be funny, the violence is too glib to be serious, and there's, overall, a jarring divide occurring here. Immediately, the knee-jerk reaction is to say this doesn't work. It doesn't help matters that we find out our heroine has already been established offscreen as a bit of an odd duck. Miss Meadows (Katie Holmes) is already comfortably ensconced in this small town as a first grade substitute teacher, having uneasily bumped up against her neighbors and coworkers more than a few times before we've met. Her likes are tap dancing, flowers, »

- Gabe Toro

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