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Matt Damon Is Casting Frances McDormand

20 December 2011 7:37 AM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

Okay, so it doesn't have quite the same ring to it as "I'm f**king Matt Damon!" but, really, what does?

That Matt Damon has had a heckuva year. He lost a wife to a horrible virus that caused victims to seize up and foam at the mouth ("Contagion"), he bought a zoo (uh, "We Bought a Zoo"), he talked a lot of trash about the Bourne franchise in GQ, and his long-awaited film "Margaret" caused a stir among fans and critics who fought the studio for a wider release.

Now Damon has revealed his first casting pick for his directorial debut, and it's a goodie. Frances McDormand, who won an Oscar for performance as a pregnant crime-solving cop in "Fargo," is the first official cast member in the currently unnamed project.

McDormand's pedigree is as impressive and interesting as Damon's; she's a regular in the Coen brothers' movies (she »

- Jenni Miller

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Official (HD) Trailer for Guy Pearce's "Lock Out" Sci-Fi Film

15 December 2011 2:20 PM, PST | Horrorbid | See recent Horrorbid news »

Today we finally get a full-length official trailer for the upcoming "Lock Out" sci-fi film, which may end up being called "Ms One: Maximum Security" according to various sources and the trailer itself. The new film stars Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace (Taken) and Peter Stormare (Fargo). Plot Synopsis: A man (Pearce) wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the Us is offered freedom if he can rescue the president's daughter (Grace)… »

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Full Trailer for Guy Pearce's Lock Out Sci-Fi Film

14 December 2011 5:40 PM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Today we have a full-length trailer for the upcoming "Lock Out" sci-fi film, which may end up being called "Ms One: Maximum Security." The new film stars Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace (Taken) and Peter Stormare (Fargo). Plot: A man (Pearce) wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the Us is offered freedom if he can rescue the president's daughter (Grace) from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates. The new movie is written by Besson (director of "The Fifth Element" and "The Professional") and directed by James Mather. It is set to hit theaters on April 20th, 2012. Trailer: If you cannot see the player, click here. »

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Happy 54th Birthday, Steve Buscemi! What's His Most Underrated Screen Moment?

13 December 2011 7:20 AM, PST | Movieline | See recent Movieline news »

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think it's safe to say that Steve Buscemi is one of the most universally liked actors of this generation. He vivified Fargo, gave Ghost World a soul, lent Big Fish some quirky sincerity, ruled on 30 Rock (and Boardwalk Empire, I suppose), and even proved himself a viable proxy for Paul Lynde as the voice of Templeton in the Charlotte's Web remake. That's not an easy sneer to fill. But today we're talking about Buscemi's underrated work, the stuff that doesn't percolate with the grim vigor of a Coen Brothers classic. What's your pick? »

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Gemma Arterton Ready To Kick Witch Ass In Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters Still

6 December 2011 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

Stunning Brit actress Gemma Arterton ('St Trinian's, 'The Disappearance of Alice Creed') has been chatting with Entertainment Weekly about her role on the Tommy Wirkola helmed horror-action flick 'Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters'. And not only that but the EW guys also revealed the first official image from the fairy-tale based adaption. The still gives us a look at ass-kicking sibling team Hansel and Gretel. Arterton (below) is joined by Jeremy Renner ('28 Weeks Later', 'The Hurt Locker'), Famke Janssen ('X-Men'), Ingrid Bolso Berdal ('Cold Prey') and Peter Stormare ('Armageddon', 'Fargo'). Norwegian director Wirkola is best known by the horror community for his excellent Nazi zombie movie 'Dead Snow'. Check out the new still below. »

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Trailer: Guy Pearce Enters Space Prison in Lockout Sci-Fi Film

5 December 2011 5:15 PM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

EuropaCorp has unveiled the trailer for Luc Besson's (The Fifth Element, The Professional) upcoming "Lockout" sci-fi film, starring Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace (Taken) and Peter Stormare (Fargo). Check it out below. Plot: A man (Pearce) wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the Us is offered freedom if he can rescue the president's daughter (Grace) from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates. The new movie is written by Besson and directed by James Mather. It is set to hit theaters on April 20th, 2012. Trailer: If you cannot see the player, click here. »

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'Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters' Revenge is a B*Tch!

2 December 2011 2:21 PM, PST | Best-Horror-Movies.com | See recent Best-Horror-Movies.com news »

The film is directed by Tommy Wirkola (Dead Snow) written by Dante Harper and stars Jeremy Renner (The Town, Gemma Arterton (Clash of the Titans) and Peter Stormare (Fargo). We all know the story of Hansel and Gretel but what ever happened to the kids after they were kidnapped. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters uses the German folktale to tale a darker story of revenge and explores the bond between two abused siblings that become blood thirsty. "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters" takes place 15 years after the siblings' incident at the gingerbread house. The two are now specialized bounty hunters looking to put down the cackling black-hat set. »

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'Saturday Night Live': Steve Buscemi's uncomfortably funny promos

30 November 2011 3:58 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

 In a new set of promos released by NBC, Steve Buscemi and Bill Hader ham it up to promote Saturday's (Dec. 3) upcoming "Saturday Night Live." Buscemi hosts and, as he repeats several times in the clip above, the Black Keys will be the musical guest.

Buscemi, the star of HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" and pretty much indie film royalty brings his own offbeat vibe to the promo process. In one, Hader asks him how he got his role in "Fargo."

"The Coen brothers saw me kill a man once and grind him up in a wood chipper and said, 'We have a part that's similar," says Buscemi.

In another he chases an animated turkey, mumbling about still having Thanksgiving scores to settle. In another, he and Hader get into a pretend fight about global warming. Finally, and we hate to mention it, Buscemi and Hader add a third person (of sorts »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Films To Watch Before You Die #4 - Fargo (1996)

16 November 2011 11:36 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

D.J. Haza presents the next entry in his series of films to watch before you die...

Fargo, 1996.

Directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen.

Starring William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare.

Fargo is the product of the Coen Brothers and is apparently the telling of a true story. Macy plays Jerry, a financially crippled car salesman married to a woman with a rich and tight fisted father. In order to try and resolve his financial difficulties and find investment money for a new business venture he plans to have his wife kidnapped and her father to pay the ransom.

Jerry meets two criminals Carl (Buscemi) and Gaear (Stormare) who agree to kidnap his wife in return for a new car and a cut of the ransom money, but Jerry plans to raise a lot more than the original ransom fee. The two kidnap his wife »

- flickeringmyth

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Win: Transformers: Dark Of The Moon On DVD

11 November 2011 12:49 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Spectacular action, stunning visual effects, non-stop thrills and fan-favourite characters including Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Sam Witwicky rocketed Transformers: Dark of the Moon into the stratosphere, with the latest installment of the wildly popular Transformers franchise surpassing its predecessors to earn over $1.1 billion at the worldwide box office.

From Paramount Pictures in association with Hasbro, the breathtaking film redefines the scale, scope and emotional impact of what a blockbuster can be with the ongoing epic story of the mighty Autobots in a thrill-packed adventure that the whole family can enjoy. Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, the film will debut on Blu-ray Triple Play (Blu-ray, DVD + Digital Copy) and DVD on Monday, November 28, 2011.

We have 5 copies of the DVD to give away.

From director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg, in association with Hasbro, Transformers: Dark of the Moon explodes with high-octane action when a mysterious event from Earth’s »

- Matt Holmes

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Win Transformers: Dark of the Moon on Blu-ray + A Graphic Novel

10 November 2011 2:50 PM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To celebrate the release of Transformers: Dark Of The Moon coming to DVD and Blu-Ray on 28th November, HeyUGuys has has hooked up with Paramount Home Entertainment to offer four readers the chance of winning Transformers: Dark Of The Moon on Blu-ray along with a Transformers graphic novel.

From director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg, in association with Hasbro, Transformers: Dark of the Moon explodes with high-octane action when a mysterious event from Earth’s past erupts into the present day threatening to bring a war to Earth so big that the Transformers alone will not be able to save us. Introducing British newcomer Rosie Huntington-Whiteley alongside stars Shia Labeouf (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull), Josh Duhamel (Life As We Know It), Tyrese Gibson (Four Brothers) and John Turturro (The Good Shepherd) have returned along with a host of new stars including Patrick Dempsey »

- Competitons

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Av Room: Blood Simple Blu-ray

10 November 2011 8:01 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Blood Simple Blu-ray MGM Home Entertainment 1984/Rated R/Running Time 99 mins List Price: $19.99 – Now Available   Filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen have spent the last 27 years flaunting traditional movie storytelling with such quirky fare as Raising Arizona, the Oscar-winning Fargo and No Country For Old Men and O Brother, Where Art Thou? 1984's Blood Simple is not only the film that put the writer/director siblings on Hollywood’s radar, but remains one of their best nearly thirty years after its release. The film concerns Texas bar owner Julian Marty (Dan Hedaya), stewing over the recently discovered infidelity of his wife Abby (Frances McDormand) with bartender Ray (John Getz). Stung by the explicit photographic proof supplied by sleazy private investigator Loren Visser (M. Emmet Walsh), Marty retains Loren for yet another task, one that will end the affair permanently. Any further discussion of the plot would be futile. From that point, »

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Will Madonna's first Oscar nomination come for 'W.E.'?

9 November 2011 11:32 AM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Billboard reports Madonna has written a ballad for her upcoming film "W.E." Though it's unknown whether or not she'll sing the song, it could bring the material girl her first Academy Award nomination in the Best Original Song category. Madonna has a checkered history with the Oscars. She won a Golden Globe for her starring role in the musical "Evita" (1996) -- besting eventual Oscar champ Frances McDormand ("Fargo"). She also has five Globe nods for penning original songs for "Die Another Day" (2002), "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" (1999), "With Honors" (1994), "A League of Their Own" (1992), and "Who's That Girl" (1987). She even won a Grammy for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture for the "Austin Powers" hit "Beautiful Stranger." The Academy, however, has totally overlooked her. They clearly saw "Evita," nominating i »

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Will Madonna's first Oscar nomination come for 'W.E.'?

9 November 2011 11:32 AM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Billboard reports Madonna has written a ballad for her upcoming film "W.E." Though it's unknown whether or not she'll sing the song, it could bring the material girl her first Academy Award nomination in the Best Original Song category. Madonna has a checkered history with the Oscars. She won a Golden Globe for her starring role in the musical "Evita" (1996) -- besting eventual Oscar champ Frances McDormand ("Fargo"). She also has five Globe nods for penning original songs for "Die Another Day" (2002), "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" (1999), "With Honors" (1994), "A League of Their Own" (1992), and "Who's That Girl" (1987). She even won a Grammy for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture for the "Austin Powers" hit "Beautiful Stranger." The Academy, however, has totally overlooked her. They clearly saw "Evita," nominating i »

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Clip joint: Watching TV

2 November 2011 9:41 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Clip joint goes square-eyed over the best TV watching clips in film

"It's got so bad that I've started to notice, the people on TV? ... Half the time they're watching TV."

A charming young man by the name of Kevin says these words in the trailer for Lynne Ramsay's brilliant new film. I'm not saying I agree with all of Kevin's opinions, but on this subject he does have a point.

TV-watching has become so common an activity that people can do it almost subconsciously. Everyone watches TV, even the characters we're watching. Yet their viewing is always a bit more exciting than ours. We watch TV to relax, but film characters always have a lot more at stake; often it's a breaking news report of some impending disaster. With them it's never just the Strictly results. This makes the following question all the more pertinent – to borrow from »

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Steve Buscemi Offered Role In Burt Wonderstone

1 November 2011 11:55 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

A sizable departure from his current role as Prohibition-era gangster Nucky Thompson in HBO’s award-winning Boardwalk Empire, Steve Buscemi has been offered a major supporting role in upcoming comedy Burt Wonderstone. Buscemi’s has been offered the role of Anton, a Las Vegas magician partnered with the title character, to be played by Steve Carell. The characters have a falling out, resulting in their partnership ending and Anton taking off to teach magic in the far east. The film will also feature Jim Carrey as an up and coming street magician who threatens Burt’s dominance of the Vegas magic circuit, forcing him to try and reconcile with his former partner.

James Gandolfini (famed as HBO’s other eminent gangster, Tony Soprano) also stars as the billionaire owner of the casino where all the magic happens, whilst Olivia Wilde and Sarah Silverman are both being considered for the female lead in the film. »

- Nash Sibanda

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Xavier Gens The Divide Will Arrive Next January Uncut And Unrated!

1 November 2011 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

French filmmaker Xavier Gens' ('Frontiere(s)') new post-apocalyptic thriller 'The Divide' is set to hit Us theatres on 13 January 2012. This isn't fresh news but just exactly what version of the film that'll be entering theatres most definitely is. Anchor Bay have announced that Gens' full, unrated directors cut will be the edition that'll arrive in theatres early next year which is very encouraging. The footage omitted from various festival screenings over the Summer has been described by many as extreme. The movie itself set inside a high-rise apartment in New York city deals with 9 strangers thrown together in this post-apocalyptic nightmare and having to deal with ever-growing tensions and trying to come to terms with what horrors are occurring outside. Lauren German -below ('Hostel: Part II'), Milo Ventimiglia ('Heroes'), Michael Biehn ('Aliens'), Michael Eklund, Rosanna Arquette, Courtney B. Vance, Ivan Gonzalez, Ashton Holmes, »

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The Sexy Genesis Rodriguez Takes The Last Stand Alongside Arnie Schwarzenegger

1 November 2011 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

Not strictly horror but with a proper return to the silver screen by action and 80's sci-fi legend and ex-Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger, a thrilling plot and now the inclusion of Genesis Rodriguez ('Man on a Ledge', 'Entourage') in the cast list certainly deserves a mention here at the Horror Asylum. The movie 'The Last Stand' comes from 'I Saw the Devil' director Kim Jee-woon and the sexy Rodriguez (below) is on board to play an FBI agent. Jaimie Alexander ('Thor'), Forest Whitaker ('The Experiment'), Peter Stormare ('Fargo'), Rodrigo Santoro ('Lost') and 'Jackass' star Johnny Knoxville will all co-star in the movie expected some time in 2013. Check out the plot deets below. »

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‘Captain America’ Writers Talk Michael Bay’s ‘Pain and Gain’; Further Details on ‘Captain’ Sequel Emerge

25 October 2011 1:53 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Last week’s rumors indicated that Michael Bay is, despite previous comments, making a return to the Transformers franchise for a fourth and fifth movie, which would be shot back-to-back. If you ask Bay, however, those aren’t true; instead, the director — primarily known for his massive action spectacles — will be going small-scale next with Pain and Gain, something he describes as both “a very quick shoot and quite funny.”

A script has already been written by Captain America scribes Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus, and they managed to spill some information on the project to ThePlaylist. Saying that they’re “cautiously optimistic,” there seems to be an agreement between them that this will probably be his next project.

But, what caught my eye was their comparison to Fargo; the story, based on an actual event chronicled in The Miami New Times, follows two bodybuilders who get caught up in extortion and kidnapping, »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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Ethan Coen, Elaine May and Woody Allen's "Relatively Speaking"

21 October 2011 5:44 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

"Mothers come in for some serious savaging in Relatively Speaking, a reasonably savory tasting platter of comedies by Ethan Coen, Elaine May and Woody Allen that opened on Thursday night at the Brooks Atkinson Theater," writes Charles Isherwood in the New York Times, which ran May's interview with Coen and Allen last week. "Old-fashioned boulevard comedy — bright, easygoing fare that doesn't require the deciphering of plummy or crummy British accents — has more or less evaporated from the Broadway marketplace since the heyday of Neil Simon. Relatively Speaking brings back this once-popular genre in manageable bite-size portions, provided by starry showbiz names who sometimes seem to be channeling Mr Simon's gag-driven style. These plays are not going to do anything much in the way of reputation burnishing for their three celebrated authors — and certainly none is required — but they are packed with nifty zingers and have been directed by John Turturro »

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