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Zach Braff “Shocked” By "Unfair And Unfounded" Kickstarter Campaign Backlash

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It hasn't been a good year for the celebrity, crowd-funded movie landscape. Despite a lot of press, "Veronica Mars" didn't seem to do much beyond playing to the core audience (though it was popular enough to allow for a web series spinoff). Spike Lee's "Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus" got nearly universally panned (here's our review), and then there was Zach Braff's "Wish I Was Here" which managed $3.5 million in limited release, a far cry from the mega-hit numbers of "Garden State." But for the latter, it was an uphill battle from day one. When it was first announced that the actor was passing the digital hat around to fund his movie, many openly wondered if the millionaire actor was really the right face to be putting on the Kickstarter service, which is really designed for folks who have no other avenues of getting financing. But according to Braff, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' Deleted Scene With Mystique & Behind-The-Scenes Look At Sunspot

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One of the more welcome surprises of this past summer was the time-bending “X-Men: Days Of Future Past,” with its appealing combination of the best elements of both “X-Men: First Class” and the original trilogy featuring Professor X’s School for Gifted Youngsters. With the film’s home video release only a couple of weeks away, the studio has release a small taste of the bonus features in the form of a deleted scene, and a behind-the-scenes look. Running just under a minute long, the short deleted scene would have taken place after Magneto shoots Mystique in Paris and features Jennifer Lawrence, without the trademark blue makeup, catching up with her old pals James McAvoy’s Xavier and Nicholas Hoult’s Beast. It’s a tense scene underscored by the lingering hurt shared between Mystique and Xavier. It’s a quiet moment that would have given the Academy Award-winning Lawrence »

- Cain Rodriguez

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Casting: Elizabeth Banks & Donald Glover Join 'Magic Mike Xxl,' Keegan-Michael Key Goes On 'Vacation' & More

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Production on "Magic Mike Xxl" has kicked off, adding a few new names in the cast. Elizabeth Banks, Donald Glover and Michael Strahan join Channing Tatum and co. in the male stripper comedy sequel. The movie will picks up three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game and finds the remaining Kings of Tampa likewise ready to throw in the towel. But they want to do it their way: burning down the house in one last blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach with legendary headliner Magic Mike sharing the spotlight. On the road to their final show, with whistle stops in Jacksonville and Savannah, Mike and the guys learn some new moves and shake off the past in surprising ways. "Magic Mike Xxl" takes it off on July 1, 2015. [Movieweb] Clemence Poesy, David Morrisey, Stephen Campbell Moore and Laura Birn will star in the psychological thriller "The Ones Below. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Kevin Smith Says He Now Has The Financing For 'Clerks 3'

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So despite a lot of hype, Kevin Smith's "Tusk" opened earlier this month and pretty much died. It earned a paltry $1.4 million theatrically but that said, the VOD numbers might be more encouraging. Either way, the filmmaker knows how to hustle, and he's already at work at the low budget "Yoga Hosers," with "Moose Jaws" in the pipeline (part of what Smith calls the "True North Trilogy"). But perhaps you forgot about a project in his back pocket: "Clerks 3." Earlier this year, Smith revealed that The Weinstein Company had balked on producing the movie, budgeted at $6 million, but offered distribution. This left the status of the sequel unclear at the time, but it looks like things are back on track.  “Because of 'Tusk' I got my financing for 'Clerks III.' And honestly, that wouldn’t have happened [without 'Tusk']. A year and change ago, I was desperately trying to get »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Netflix Turns Toward Original Films, Will Release 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend' In IMAX & Online

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"Young people will decide how they see it, when they want to see it. Don’t try to fight it. Embrace it. That’s a wonderful opportunity," Nicolas Winding Refn recently told Deadline about films released on digital platforms. "We’re at the most exciting time since the invention of the wheel in terms of creativity, because distribution and accessibility have changed everything. A camera is still a camera whether it’s digital or not; there’s still sound; an actor is an actor. Ninety-nine percent of what you do is going to be seen on a smart phone —I know this is the greatest thing ever made because it allows people to choose, watching what you do on this format or go into a theater and see it on a screen. That means more people than ever will see what I do, which is personally satisfying in terms of vanity. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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New Look: Jessica Chastain & Oscar Isaac In ‘A Most Violent Year’; Film Sets January 2015 UK Release Date

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It had been a question mark on the fall landscape, but no longer: J.C. Chandor’s “A Most Violent Year” is arriving in theaters on December 31st in the U.S. and will make  its world premiere at the AFI Film Festival in November. Today, Icon Film Distribution announced that the movie will be released in the U.K. and Ireland on January 23, 2015. The movie stars Oscar Isaac (“Inside Llewyn Davis”) and two-time Academy Award® nominee Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty”), and is one of our most anticipated movies left in the year. Here’s the full press release. The studio has released a new photo which you can see above. A Most Violent Year is a drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city’s history. The film follows the lives of an immigrant and his family »

- Edward Davis

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Watch: Joaquin Phoenix Gets His Stoner Detective Groove On In Trailer For Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Inherent Vice’

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The name of the game seems to be chaos. That’s how Owen Wilson and Josh Brolin have both described the process of “Inherent Vice.” It’s not something you expect to hear from filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson. But his style has radically evolved. Traits  indebted to Martin Scorsese and Robert Altman evident in “Boogie Nights” and “Magnolia” have been replaced by a much looser, experimental approach to filmmaking. Ever since “There Will Be Blood,” the director's work has arrived to a new level eschewing most obvious influences. “The Master” disavowed narrative even more, going for a dreamy mood and a skewed tone, but PTA’s latest, an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s “Inherent Vice,” is a detective stoner comedy with psychedelic overtones. “It has this 'Big Lebowski' element to one side of it, but the emotional undertone, the desperation, the paranoia, and the yearning in the film…" New York »

- Edward Davis

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Review: Doc 'Born To Fly' Captures The Beauty And Bravura Of Elizabeth Streb's Work

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Perhaps you’ve heard of Elizabeth Streb, the MacArthur genius grant-winning choreographer who’s been plying her unique style of “pop action” dance in New York City for decades. Perhaps you’ve not. Either way, the new documentary about her work, “Born to Fly,” is a fine primer for her daring, death-defying style of dance and for the unique artist herself. Directed by Catherine Gund, the film focuses on what drives Streb (as most everyone refers to her) to create in the manner she does. The dancers in the Streb Extreme Action Company hurl their bodies at walls, dodge swinging i-beams and cement blocks, and fall from great distances onto their faces —all gracefully of course. And that’s just when they’re inside. Outside, the dancers walk down the faces of skyscrapers, float, fly and swing suspended from cables and bungees. Streb has a warehouse in Williamsburg, Brooklyn that »

- Katie Walsh

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Watch: The Criterion Collection's 14-Minute Video Essay On Bob Fosse's 'All The Jazz'

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All That Jazz” is perhaps the best feel-good, feel-bad, semi-autobiographical musical about death you will ever see. It’s also probably the only one. Bob Fosse’s gleefully morbid musical takes on his own impending death, inspired by his real-life hospitalization due to the exhaustion he suffered while directing "Chicago" on stage and editing "Lenny" for the big screen. It's honest, brutal, daring, endlessly creative and a bona fide masterpiece from that golden age we call '70s Hollywood. Die-hard fans of "All That Jazz," this writer included, had a lot to be joyful about this year, since The Criterion Collection recently released a gorgeous Blu-ray transfer of the film, along with a treasure trove of documentaries. If that wasn’t enough, Criterion’s YouTube account also posted a visual essay on Fosse’s non-linear editing style from Rogerebert.com editor Matt Zoller Seitz. The essay was supposed to be included on the Blu-ray, »

- Oktay Ege Kozak

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David Fincher Will Direct The Entire First Season Of HBO's 'Utopia' In 2015

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While David Fincher is no stranger to the small screen format (see our ranking of the 55 music videos he's directed to date), when it comes to actually getting behind the camera for TV episodes, he's hasn't quite jumped completely in the pool. Even though he's an executive producer on "House Of Cards," he only helmed the first two episodes. But with the upcoming "Utopia," it looks like Fincher is borrowing a page from his pal Steven Soderbergh, who dropped movies and headed to Cinemax to film the entire first season of "The Knick" (which you absolutely need to be watching if you're not already). Chatting with The Guardian, Fincher revealed that he will be behind the camera for every episode of HBO's remake of the U.K. series "Utopia." The project, which has been brewing for a while, was given a series order by the network earlier this year, with »


- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: New Aussie Promo For 'Interstellar' Teases With New Footage Plus Yet Another Banner Poster

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It's time to play Spot The Influence. With Christopher Nolan citing "2001: A Space Odyssey," "Close Encounters Of The Third Kind," "Jaws" and "The Right Stuff" as reference points for his upcoming "Interstellar," a promo has arrived from Down Under with all kinds of new footage, and perhaps you can see where those movies fit in. Running a minute long, this trailer/TV spot features a batch of intriguing new bits of scenes. Of course, nothing is spoiled about the plot, other than what we know — Matthew McConaughey has to travel really far to save the planet and humanity, and he'll be landing on distant planets. If there is any vibe we're getting off this, at least visually, it's '2001' though of course, once more of the story is revealed, so too will we get a better sense of the texture. "Interstellar" arrives on November 7th. Check out the »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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“Not Just A Demon”: Ben Affleck & Cast Of ‘Gone Girl’ Talk Working With David Fincher At Nyff

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What’s it like to work with David Fincher? Well, he’s reportedly a challenging director that demands a lot of takes, right? We’re talking sometimes 60 or more. During “Zodiac,” Robert Downey Jr. described the set as “a gulag,” and in protest of the grueling number of takes the director put the cast through he left urine-filled mason jars around the set. Jake Gyllenhaal has also discussed the filmmaker’s exhausting approach, venting his frustrations in a 2007 New York Times article. Have times changed? Has Fincher mellowed and found a new approach, or did the “Gone Girl” cast simply know what they were getting into? During the New York Film Festival press conference—"Gone Girl" had its world premiere there this weekend—the cast mostly just raved about their director. Here’s some highlights: Ben Affleck: "I'm at this point in my career where I've decided it's all about the director. »

- Rodrigo Perez

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Watch: Alfred Hitchcock And Tippi Hedren Talk 'The Birds' In Vintage Interviews

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Released after of a string of timeless masterpieces—“Vertigo”, “North by Northwest” and “Psycho”—Alfred Hitchcock’s Bay Area Romance/Fowl Terror mash-up “The Birds” might not be as pitch-perfect as those three titles. However, the seamless romance-to-horror switcheroo during the second act, the decision not to use any non-diagetic music, and the screenplay refusing to explain the reason behind the sudden surge of pissed-off pigeons, were all original and daring touches back in 1963. Now you can learn more about the production of "The Birds" via a couple of vintage interviews with Hitchcock and star Tippi Hedren, conducted shortly after the film’s completion.  During the interview, Hitch, the personification of a Valium with a triple-chin, describes the intense prep work that went into the production, which made it easier to accomplish some of the complex special effects shots. He’s also perhaps the only human being in the history »

- Oktay Ege Kozak

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Watch: Ben Affleck Questioned By Cops In New 'Gone Girl' Clip, Plus 3 TV Spots & 11-Minute Talk With Trent Reznor

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Anticipation is peaking for David Fincher's "Gone Girl." With the reviews now in from major outlets (read ours), and a big splashy world premiere at the New York Film Festival this past weekend, everything is primed for a helluva opening weekend when the movie arrives this Friday. But before you get there, Fox is doing a final promotional push, and first up is a new clip via Ask Men. Don't worry, no spoilers here, as this scene is from early in the movie when Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike) first goes missing and Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) is brought in for questioning by the police. It's great stuff, and highlights the strong supporting turns from Patrick Fugit and Kim Dickens as well. After watching that, check out three TV spots below, along with an eleven-minute talk with composer Trent Reznor about his work on the movie with Thompson On Hollywood. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Best To Worst: David Fincher's Complete Music Videography Ranked

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Hello, and welcome to Fincher Week at the Playlist. With the release of his frantically anticipated "Gone Girl" imminent, and the largely rave reviews (ours perhaps a little more muted, though still very positive) presumably doing little to quell your appetite, we're dedicating our features this week to all things David Andrew Leo Fincher. So you'll either be totally pumped and primed for whatever "Gone Girl" throws at you this weekend, or you'll be so sick of him that you won't go and we'll save you $40. Win-win.  As you probably know, before Fincher was an Oscar-nominated, immensely respected auteur, he was a Grammy-winning, immensely respected music video director. And he's now so recognized for his visual stylizations that we thought it might be fun to take a look back through his enormous back catalogue of music videos to see if we could spot elements of his nascent feature film talent. »

- Jessica Kiang

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Watch: Noomi Rapace Gets Sculpted In Short Film Featuring Score By Flying Lotus

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She was the original screen incarnation of Lisbeth Salander, took us to alien worlds in "Prometheus." She's currently in theaters hanging with Tom Hardy and a puppy in "The Drop," and now Noomi Rapace is flexing her art cinema muscles. Directed by by British artist and designer Aitor Throup, "A Portrait of Noomi Rapace" is pretty much exactly that. The sorta meta-ish nine-minute movie explores the actor's process by literally sculpting her. Metaphors! Meanwhile, a score featuring new music by electronic musician Flying Lotus adds to the atmosphere. Check it all out below. [Nowness] »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Recap: 'Boardwalk Empire' Season 5, Episode 4 ‘Cuanto’

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Directed by Jake Paltrow (“Young Ones”), this episode of "Boardwalk Empire" elegantly unfurls the flashback's of Nucky's youth and there’s a lot of nuance and sweetness throughout the episode. As the young Enoch (Marc Pickering) awakens to his surroundings —the wealth, the privilege, the status— he is summarily laid off. Summer's over, the tourists are leaving the Boardwalk and there's no reason to keep on a boy paid to sweep up their mess. "Don't enter a room like a question mark," the Commodore (John Ellison Conlee) scowls at Enoch's meek bearing. The boy is getting life lessons everyday about how the world works, and through the Commodore’s actions, we bear witness in reverse to Nucky Thompson becoming the man he is and where he got his outlook on life. The Commodore keeps the boy on his toes. When he tells him the job is over, he asks Nucky derisively, »

- Rodrigo Perez

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Listen: Lorde's 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1' Soundtrack Single "Yellow Flicker Beat"

21 hours ago

"The Hunger Games" isn't just about blockbuster movies, it's also about blockbuster soundtracks. With the folks behind the franchise managing to nab contributions from Arcade Fire, Taylor Swift, Coldplay, The National, Neko Case and Imagine Dragons for the the last two movies, they've secured the participation of the hottest recording artist of the last two years for this year's franchise installment. None other than Lorde has recorded the lead single for the movie, and you can hear the tune below. The synth heavy "Yellow Flicker Beat" puts a darker shade to Lorde's more stadium ready hits, but perhaps that's appropriate for a tentpole series set in a dystopian future where kids are forced to kill each other in a cruel game. But either way, you won't be humming this on your home from work or school or wherever you listen to this. Press play below and we'll wait to see »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Julianne Moore Jumps Into Awards Race With Oscar Qualifying Runs For Both 'Maps To The Stars' & 'Still Alice'

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Premiering at the Cannes Film Festival, followed by an appearance at the Toronto International Film Festival and on the slate for the New York Film Festival this week, things seemed to be gearing up for a fall release of David Cronenberg's "Maps To The Stars." And Oscar talk seems to be happening, particularly since Julianne More nabbed a Best Actress prize on the Croisette for her turn as an aging actress trying to remain relevant. But any awards season talk was seemingly scuttled when the U.S. distribution rights to the movie were handed from Entertainment One to Focus World, with the latter prepping for an early 2015 release date. But don't count the movie out yet. Chatting with Vulture at Nyff, Cronenberg revealed that his movie will screen for awards consideration. “They're going to do a qualifying run —I think it's in New York and L.A.— so that »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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William Shatner Says He's Been Contacted By J.J. Abrams For Appearance In 'Star Trek 3'

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The rebooted "Star Trek" franchise has been an interesting one. Having to navigate the occasionally opposing purposes of creating something fresh for a contemporary audience while pleasing the diehard 'Trek' fanbase has been tricky. 2009's "Star Trek" seemed to get the balance right, even if cramming Leonard Nimoy in the story was an unnecessary bit of fan service. However, the 2013 sequel stumbled, with the film turning Zachary Quinto's Spock into a rock 'em sock 'em action hero and thus ending up barely resembling anything like the show Gene Rodenberry created decades ago. But can the return of the Enterprise's original captain create a course correction? J.J. Abrams hope so. Abrams having handed off the reins to director Robert Orci for the reboot's third installment, it would appear that plans are afoot to bring back Captain Kirk one more time. With rumors running pretty high last week, William Shatner has »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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