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Russ Fischer’s 10 Most Anticipated Films of 2012

28 December 2011 12:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Enough about 2011; let's look ahead to 2012. This past year was good about offering a diverse set of films that catered to many tastes, especially crowds that wanted something out of the range of standard multiplex fare. But 2012 looks like a much stronger year. We can almost always look ahead to a new year and say that there is a great batch of new films from established favorite filmmakers, movies with wonderful casts,  giant event movies and promising indies. But 2012 looks like it has more of those than usual. It's going to be a good year for movie watchers. After some deliberation (which no doubt has still allowed me to overlook something for which I'll facepalm later) here is a list of ten films that I'm very excited to see in 2012, followed by a full page of discussion about a whole bunch of other movies that didn't make my personal cut »

- Russ Fischer

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Ben Affleck Looks Shaggy In 'Argo' Still

27 December 2011 1:15 PM, PST | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

Ben Affleck's a man of action now, isn't he? A few years ago, his career relegated him to romcom barf fests like "Gigli" and "Surviving Christmas." Not anymore -- he's built up plenty of critical momentum and box office success through gritty dramas like "Gone Baby Gone" and "The Town," enough to allow him to take on more heady roles, like next year's "Argo."

That's the one where he's a CIA operative posing as a member of a film crew in order to rescue diplomats who've been taken hostage, all in 1979 Tehran. The movie they're pretending to work on? Naturally, it's a sci-fi film called "Argo." This first photo shows him looking a little shaggy, a little determined; definitely not the clean-cut wise guy he earned his early career heartthrob status through. He's looking very deliberately at some documents, but we've got no idea what they might be. Maybe it's a Denny's menu. »

- Jeremy Gordon

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Ten movies we can’t wait to see in 2012

27 December 2011 8:52 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Sean O’Connell

Hollywoodnews.com: We’ve spent so much time analyzing the past year, singling out spectacular performances and breaking down key contenders in the 2011 Oscar race. It’s time, with the New Year fast approaching, to look forward. What movies due out in 2012 are you most looking forward to? Which ones will earn the most cash? Which ones will collect the most Oscar nominations and eventual trophies?

I’m going to list my 10 most anticipated movies of 2012. Most are obvious. We’re all film fans, and the same ones that float your boat likely will sit at or near the top of my 2012 list (hello there, “The Dark Knight Rises”).

But I also want to go off the grid in a few spots and highlight a handful of titles that you might not yet be aware of. Let’s discover these gems together. And in the comments section below, »

- Sean O'Connell

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First Official Image Of Ben Affleck And Scoot McNairy In Argo

27 December 2011 1:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Argo, Ben Affleck’s third time directing a feature film, is by far one of the films I’m most looking forward to in 2012. By far. Both of his last films, Gone Baby Gone and The Town, were Oscar-nominated, and both were brilliant. The Town, especially, took the box office a little by storm last year when it went straight to #1 across theAtlantic, in what was one of the best films of 2010.

After directing his brother Casey Affleck in Gone Baby Gone and leading The Town himself, Affleck is once more stepping both behind and in front of the camera in Argo, assembling a fantastic supporting cast that includes Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Kyle Chandler, Alan Arkin, Scoot McNairy, Michael Parks, Taylor Schilling, Clea DuVall, and Tate Donovan.

Warner Bros. have now put out the brilliant first official image from the film, via ComingSoon.net, in which we can see »

- Kenji Lloyd

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First Look: Ben Affleck in Odd Real-Life Hostage Thriller ‘Argo’

26 December 2011 3:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Germain's prepping his '10 most anticipated movies for 2012' list right now and I'll probably put one together as well just as soon as I get back from Texas. One movie I'm pretty sure will be on his list and I know would be on mine is Argo, the third film directed by Ben Affleck. As we've mentioned a few times in the past while covering the casting for the film, this movie is based on a real situation in which a handful of CIA operatives posed as key members of a movie crew in order to extract diplomats who had been taken hostage in 1979 Tehran. They're not posing as just any film crew, but as guys scouting locations for a sci-fi film called, naturally, Argo. Above, that's part of the first official image of Affleck as one of the primary members of that crew; see the whole thing below. »

- Russ Fischer

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First Look: Ben Affleck In Covert Iran Hostage Crisis Picture 'Argo,' & 'Jack The Giant Killer'

26 December 2011 11:46 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Plus Clean, Hi-Res Images of 'The Dark Knight Rises,' 'The Hobbit' & 'Gangster Squad' To quote Matt Damon in a recent episode of Kcrw's The Business, after the Bennifer flap of the early aughts, his "hetero lifemate" Ben Affleck had to work twice as hard to frame his name back into a respectable part of the film industry. "He was very sober about what it meant for his career," Damon said. "He knew he was going to go into the penalty box for an undetermined amount of time. The worst place you can be," he added. "We had to write our way into the game," Damon said about their Oscar-winning screenplay for "Good Will Hunting." "And he had to do it again. He directed 'Gone Baby Gone' and still couldn't get out of jail... and he finally did 'The Town,' and he wrote, directed and »

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Ben Affleck Gets His Beard on in First Image from His Hostage Drama Argo

26 December 2011 10:00 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

 

 

Warner Bros. has released the first official photo from Ben Affleck's Argo online. The story is based on real-life Iran hostage event and also stars Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Zeljko Ivanek, Richard Kind, Scoot McNairy, Chris Messina, Michael Parks, Kerry Bishe, and Kyle Chandler.

Here is the synopsis:

Based on true events, “Argo” chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis–the truth of which was unknown by the public for decades. On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, a CIA “exfiltration »

- Tiberius

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Ben Affleck Goes Back To The 70s In First Official Image From His Hostage Drama ‘Argo’

26 December 2011 7:41 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Coming off his excellent but underseen Gone Baby Gone and the engaging but slightly overpraised The Town, Ben Affleck is getting ready to release his third film next fall. Argo, based on a real-life Iran hostage event, sees Affleck assembling a fantastic cast that includes himself, Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Zeljko Ivanek, Richard Kind, Scoot McNairy, Chris Messina, Michael Parks, Kerry Bishe and Kyle Chandler.

Warner Bros. has provided the first official image from the film today, which features a very 70s-looking Affleck dissecting some government documents, likely before he goes on the mission. The Town‘s heist scenes were the most thrilling of that film, so I’m intrigued to see if Affleck can provide the same tension here. Also starring Rory Cochrane, Christopher Denham, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Victor Garber and Taylor Schilling, one can click the image below for higher resolution.

Synopsis:

Based on true events, »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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Drive, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Amy Ryan: Utah Film Critics Surprise Winners

21 December 2011 5:20 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Ryan Gosling, Nicolas Winding Refn on the set of Drive This awards season, the Utah Film Critics have gone for both the unusual and the expected. As a result, Us critics' fave Michelle Williams, Rango, and A Separation found themselves listed alongside Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive, the Utah Critics' Best Picture pick, in addition to Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Amy Ryan, and Will Reiser. [Utah Film Critics' 2011 Awards.] Michelle Williams was the Utah Critics' Best Actress for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in Simon Curtis' My Week with Marilyn. So far this awards season, Williams has topped more Us-based critics' awards lists than any other female performer. Another critics' favorite is Gore Verbinski's Johnny Depp-voiced Rango, the Best Animated Feature winner. Asghar Farhadi's Berlin Film Festival Golden Bear winner A Separation, Iran's submission for the 2012 Oscars, was the Utah Critics' Best Foreign Language Film. Though well-liked by critics, Drive has been »

- Steve Montgomery

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Frances McDormand Joins John Krasinski In Matt Damon's Directorial Debut

20 December 2011 9:00 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

They are still, as far as we're aware, the best of pals, but it's hard not to see a vague sense of rivalry between Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. After all, they arrived together, the disgustingly young stars and writers of "Good Will Hunting," winning an Oscar for their trouble with the script, and swiftly became Hollywood's hottest properties. Initially it was Affleck who looked to be the bigger star, with "Armageddon" and "Shakespeare in Love" arriving in quick succession, but he soon became stuck in the likes of "Paycheck" and "Gigli," while Damon became a megastar thanks to "The Bourne Identity" and has barely put a foot wrong since. Now, Affleck's redeemed himself thanks to a pair of strong directorial efforts, "Gone Baby Gone" and "The Town," with a third, "Argo," on the way in 2012. But not to be outdone, his former writing partner is getting in on the act, »

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Matt Damon Adds Frances McDormand To Directorial Debut; Talks Influence From Working With Master Filmmakers

19 December 2011 4:44 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Since breaking out with Good Will Hunting, Matt Damon has gone from huge franchises (Bourne, Ocean’s films) to smaller independent projects (Margaret, Gerry) to prestige films (The Departed, Syriana) to bigger gambles like this year’s The Adjustment Bureau, all while having some fun (Stuck On You, Dogma). He will now be taking his career to the next level (as his pal Ben Affleck has done with success in The Town and Gone Baby Gone), by directing his first feature.

This fall we got some new details on the untitled drama developed by author Dave Eggers (Where the Wild Things Are) and co-written with The Office‘s John Krasinski. They will both star in the film that follows “a salesman who arrives in a small town only to have his whole life called into question.” We finally have some more insight into the project, as Damon stopped by Kcrw »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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50 Movies We Can't Wait to See in 2012 - Page 2

16 December 2011 11:00 AM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

'Rock of Ages'

Release Date: June 1

Starring: Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Tom Cruise

The Scoop: One of the most popular and acclaimed Broadway musicals in recent memory, "Rock of Ages" tells the story of a couple of small-town dreamers who get caught up in the big-city spotlight -- and it tells that story using the transformative power of '80s rock. That's enough for us, but if you're somehow not sold, the film version of "Rock of Ages" also features a Who's Who of Hollywood stars, including Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Bryan Cranston and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Rock on!

'Snow White and the Huntsman'

Release Date: June 1

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron

The Scoop: What if the classic fairy tale "Snow White" was actually a dark and moody fantasy epic? That's the premise behind "Snow White and the Hunstman," which features »

- Scott Harris

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David Cronenberg Opts Out Of Adaptation Of Dennis Lehane's 'Animal Rescue'; Alexander Payne & George Clooney Sought To Direct

12 December 2011 11:35 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

As far as book-to-movie adaptations go, Dennis Lehane has had an enviable track record. While he's only had three novels brought to the big screen, they've resulted in both critical acclaim and box office success, with "Mystic River," "Gone Baby Gone" and "Shutter Island" all originating from the pages of his books. You might remember way back at the beginning of 2010, it was reported that Lehane was set to adapt this own short story (until then, he had let other writers to do the job) of his short story "Animal Rescue" featured in the anthology book he edited "Boston Noir." That was the last we heard of it, but over the summer, David Cronenberg quietly became attached to direct but it appears that didn't last very long. Twitch reports that Cronenberg is now off the project, with Fox looking at both Alexander Payne and George Clooney as possible replacements. The »

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Close Up – Ben Affleck’s Irresolute Career

2 December 2011 5:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

We take time for granted and it’s odd how a year can completely change your life.

Ben Affleck was struggling to get his acting career off the ground with only bit parts in relatively ignored films bar, in what would become a recurring role with Kevin Smith, Mallrats and Chasing Amy. It has been said that it all it takes is a good idea and that’s where Ben Affleck and Matt Damon come in with their Oscar-winning film, Good Will Hunting.

It may have been the film that started their careers, that accelerated them to stardom but it doesn’t mean it was all simple and handed to them on a platter. In fact, their script was rejected multiple times especially from one studio who kept suggesting that they change things without reading it. In fact, they knew it wasn’t being read because they unnecessarily added a »

- Ashley Norris

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Top 10 Directors Of The Noughties

20 November 2011 12:47 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

We all know the importance of the director, they are the heart and soul of a film (in layman terms… we don’t want to go into the auteur theory here) and few have careers that flourish decade after decade, yet the Spielberg’s and the Scorsese’s are still going strong.

The future of cinema is folly to guess, but below are a list of ten of the best visionaries in the industry from the past eleven years, filmmakers I hope go on to define the 21st century. I’ve decided to look back on the last decade, and moving forward into the current, to see what filmmakers have made the greatest impressions and gone on to take the world by storm, with the future of cinema in the back of my mind.

Here’s a look at what new talent I think has grown and will flourish from »

- Adam Lock

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How Heathcliff got a 'racelift'

14 November 2011 12:35 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

An Afro-Caribbean Heathcliff, a Caucasian anime hero and an all-black take on Tennessee Williams. How far can such 'race-bending, or 'race-lifting', go towards redrawing racial boundaries on film and stage?

Andrea Arnold's new version of Wuthering Heights has put the stray cat among the period-drama pigeons with its earthy realism and distinct lack of social niceties, but chances are, if you know anything about this movie, it is that it has got a black Heathcliff. "Black" meaning the role is played by two actors of Afro-Caribbean descent, Solomon Glave and James Howson.

This fact above all others as been widely reported in the press, perhaps with the expectation that the nation, like a 19th-century dame, would collectively primp its petticoats at the sight of "a coloured gentleman". Arnold's decision to augment Emily Brontë's text with lines such as, "He's not my brother, he's a nigger!" only exacerbates the racial provocation. »

- Steve Rose

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The Silence: quietly rehabilitating America's crime thriller genre

11 November 2011 7:22 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Can Baran Bo Odar's moody and menacing debut breathe new life into the weary world of Hollywood cop films?

Of all the genres Hollywood has visited and revisited over the years, perhaps it's the police drama that can boast the greatest heritage. For decades, the American film scene has consistently delivered classics – Touch of Evil, Serpico and The Untouchables – and characters with the magnetism of Harry Callahan, Jake Gittes and "Popeye" Doyle. In recent years, though, Hollywood has let us down with its cop films. The same system that not long ago gave us Heat and La Confidential has turned to wheeling out substandard fare such as Street Kings, Brooklyn's Finest and We Own the Night – films that have turned the police procedural into a drowsy rendition of worn conventions as opposed to the weighty, character-driven dramas that mark the genre's finest hours.

Many of Hollywood's cops and criminals »

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The Silence: quietly rehabilitating America's crime thriller genre

10 November 2011 3:21 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Can Baran Bo Odar's moody and menacing debut breathe new life into the weary world of Hollywood cop films?

Of all the genres Hollywood has visited and revisited over the years, perhaps it's the police drama that can boast the greatest heritage. For decades, the American film scene has consistently delivered classics – Touch of Evil, Serpico and The Untouchables – and characters with the magnetism of Harry Callahan, Jake Gittes and "Popeye" Doyle. In recent years, though, Hollywood has let us down with its cop films. The same system that not long ago gave us Heat and La Confidential has turned to wheeling out substandard fare such as Street Kings, Brooklyn's Finest and We Own the Night – films that have turned the police procedural into a drowsy rendition of worn conventions as opposed to the weighty, character-driven dramas that mark the genre's finest hours.

Many of Hollywood's cops and criminals »

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Morgan Freeman to Receive Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement at Golden Globes

9 November 2011 11:44 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Wednesday that actor Morgan Freeman will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 15. Actress Amy Adams (The Muppets) and writer/director Pedro Almodovar (The Skin I Live In) revelaed the news during a press conference.

Photos: Morgan Freeman in ‘Deep Impact’ and 21 Other Movie Presidents

The 74-year-old, whose booming voice has been likened to God’s, made his film debut in 1964. In the years since, he has given memorable performances in dozens of critically and/or commercially successful films. Among the best known: Jerry Schatzberg’s Street Smart (1987), Bruce Beresford’s Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Edward Zwick’s Glory (1989), Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven (1992), Frank Darabont’s The Shawshank Redemption (1994), David Fincher’s Se7en (1995), Steven Spielberg’s Amistad (1997), Eastwood’s Million Dollar Baby (2004), Ben Affleck’s Gone Baby Gone (2007), Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight »

- Scott Feinberg

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Shoe Box Classics #1 – Gone Baby Gone

9 November 2011 4:23 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Retrospective; a word which means looking to the past. I recently dug out a few old film reviews, and then decided to re-watch those specific films. In time, some films grow or change with us, but these films seem to have maintained the same level of awe and appreciation that I got when I first saw them – neither improving or lessening.

So over the coming weeks, I will be re-releasing a series of film reviews entitled, ‘Shoe Box Classics’. These will be films which I loved, and still do, but which seem to be forgotten by most people – the type of films that sit in the DVD wall of a minority, sparingly loaned out and shared with close friends. But films none the less, which deserve true recognition. Some are reasonably current, others slightly older, but each and every one, in my view, a modern classic.

Shoe Box Classics – #1 – Gone Baby Gone »

- Brad Williams

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