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The Notable Films of 2011: Part Five

31 December 2010 5:23 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Factory

Opens: 2011

Cast: John Cusack, Jennifer Carpenter, Ksenia Solo, Mae Whitman, Sonya Walger

Director: Morgan O'Neill

Summary: An obsessed cop is on the trail of a serial killer prowling the streets of Buffalo, New York. When his teenage daughter disappears, he drops any pretension and professional restraint he might have to get the killer.

Analysis: Shot almost three years ago now, Dark Castle had originally planned to release this thriller back in late 2009. However for reasons unspecified, it has been sitting on a shelf for some time and keeps getting delayed. In cases like these, the most obvious reason is usually the correct one - it stinks (eg. "Case 39"). The company certainly has had its fair share of box-office duds lately including "Whiteout," "Ninja Assassin," "The Losers," "Orphan" and "Splice".

Yet Cusack generally has good taste in projects, his last venture into horror was the surprisingly effective Stephen King »

- Garth Franklin

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The Notable Films of 2011: Part Five

31 December 2010 5:23 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Factory

Opens: 2011

Cast: John Cusack, Jennifer Carpenter, Ksenia Solo, Mae Whitman, Sonya Walger

Director: Morgan O'Neill

Summary: An obsessed cop is on the trail of a serial killer prowling the streets of Buffalo, New York. When his teenage daughter disappears, he drops any pretension and professional restraint he might have to get the killer.

Analysis: Shot almost three years ago now, Dark Castle had originally planned to release this thriller back in late 2009. However for reasons unspecified, it has been sitting on a shelf for some time and keeps getting delayed. In cases like these, the most obvious reason is usually the correct one - it stinks (eg. "Case 39"). The company certainly has had its fair share of box-office duds lately including "Whiteout," "Ninja Assassin," "The Losers," "Orphan" and "Splice".

Yet Cusack generally has good taste in projects, his last venture into horror was the surprisingly effective Stephen King »

- Garth Franklin

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“Harry Potter,” “Twilight” sequels lead list of anticipated 2011 releases

29 December 2010 7:15 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Sean O’Connell

Hollywoodnews.com: As soon as “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One” ended, I wanted to see the finale … so it’s no surprise that “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two” leads a list of the Most Anticipated Movies for 2011 in a poll conducted by Fandango.com.

More than 1,000 people surveyed over the Christmas holiday chose the last “Harry Potter” as the film they can’t wait to see next year. Fans of the boy wizard will have to wait until July 15, which is when Warner Bros.’ series finally concludes.

Coming in second place in the poll was yet another sequel: “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1,” which is due in theaters on Nov. 18. Guys, meanwhile, said they are most looking forward to the second “Hangover,” which will be in theaters on May 26.

So 2011 looks sequel-heavy, and Marvel has to be a little »

- Sean O'Connell

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Top 10 Breakout Stars Of 2010

28 December 2010 3:04 PM, PST | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

Every year Hollywood shows off plenty of fresh talent on the big screen, and 2010 was no exception. Young breakout stars took the movie world by storm in films such as "The Social Network," "Alice in Wonderland" and "The Karate Kid." And, even if their film wasn't the biggest box office it, the young leads of "Let Me In," "Kick-Ass" and "Winter's Bone" left fond memories in everyone's minds that seems to bode well for their careers.

With the New Year right around the corner, we decided to celebrate the 10 biggest breakout stars of 2010, reflecting on the films that tossed them into the spotlight and looking forward to what they have coming up next.

Andrew Garfield

Breakout Role: Jesse Eisenberg might be in the running for Best Actor Oscar at this year's Academy Awards, but Andrew Garfield stole the show in "The Social Network."

Why He'll Stick Around: Garfield is tapped »

- Terri Schwartz

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Owf’s 52 Must See Films of 2011

24 December 2010 11:00 PM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Usually around this time of the year we list maybe 10 or 20 films that we think are as absolute ‘Must See’s’ for what the next 12 months of cinema has to offer us but as the clock is ticking ever closer to midnight on 2010, we thought we would challenge ourselves a little further this time around. The question I posed to the Owf staff recently was… can Cinema in 2011 produce enough ‘Must See’ films to hit 52, which would ratio out to be just one film per week? That’s all we are hopeful for here… just one film every Friday that justifies us parting with our ever increasingly important cash in these tough economic times.

Did we manage to find 52? Kind of.

There’s certainly 52 films listed here but once we got to around 30, the whole thing became a struggle and we had to fill it out disappointingly with the usual array of over-budgeted summer spectacles, »

- Matt Holmes

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Holy Moly, New Stills from X-Men: First Class Crash Land

23 December 2010 9:50 PM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Here’s some brand new set photos from the upcoming film “X-Men: First Class” by director Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall, Kick-Ass) and starring Jennifer Lawrence (The Beaver, Winter’s Bone), James McAvoy (Wanted 2, Gnomeo and Juliet), Michael Fassbender, January Jones, Rose Byrne and Kevin Bacon. Click Here for more photos, news and videos from X-Men First Class. Synopsis: Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has [...] »

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The Notable Films of 2011: Part Three

22 December 2010 9:59 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Catch .44

Opens: 2011

Cast: Forest Whitaker, Bruce Willis, Malin Akerman, Nikki Reed, Deborah Ann Woll

Director: Aaron Harvey

Summary: The story focuses on three women being thrust into an extraordinary situation involving a psychopathic hitman, a grizzled trucker and a delusional line cook.

Analysis: Oddly little is known about this indie crime comedy aside from the three lead female roles have gone through more than a couple of rounds of casting musical chairs. The likes of Maggie Grace, Kate Mara, Laura Ramsey, Sarah Roemer, Lizzy Caplan and Lauren German were all attached at one point or another before the final trio of Malin Akerman ("Watchmen"), Nikki Reed ("Twilight") and Deborah Ann Woll ("True Blood") were settled on.

Bruce Willis, Forest Whitaker, Michael Rosenbaum and Brad Dourif also star with Willis as a crime boss behind everything that happens and Whitaker as a dangerously unstable assassin. Aaron Harvey, who last directed »

- Garth Franklin

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The Notable Films of 2011: Part Three

22 December 2010 9:59 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Catch .44

Opens: 2011

Cast: Forest Whitaker, Bruce Willis, Malin Akerman, Nikki Reed, Deborah Ann Woll

Director: Aaron Harvey

Summary: The story focuses on three women being thrust into an extraordinary situation involving a psychopathic hitman, a grizzled trucker and a delusional line cook.

Analysis: Oddly little is known about this indie crime comedy aside from the three lead female roles have gone through more than a couple of rounds of casting musical chairs. The likes of Maggie Grace, Kate Mara, Laura Ramsey, Sarah Roemer, Lizzy Caplan and Lauren German were all attached at one point or another before the final trio of Malin Akerman ("Watchmen"), Nikki Reed ("Twilight") and Deborah Ann Woll ("True Blood") were settled on.

Bruce Willis, Forest Whitaker, Michael Rosenbaum and Brad Dourif also star with Willis as a crime boss behind everything that happens and Whitaker as a dangerously unstable assassin. Aaron Harvey, who last directed »

- Garth Franklin

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The Notable Films of 2011: Part Two

19 December 2010 2:05 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Beaver

Opens: March 23rd 2011

Cast: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence

Director: Jodie Foster

Summary: A depressed toy company CEO with a failed marriage starts to wear a beaver puppet on his hand as a form of therapy, much to the initial bemusement of his family. He soon begins talking only through the character.

Analysis: This time last year, excitement was quietly brewing for "The Beaver". Gibson's drunken tirade a few years before hand wasn't forgotten, but enough time had passed that this looked to be the year of a potential comeback for the actor.

The thriller remake "Edge of Darkness" and this were his first on screen roles in ten years, 'Beaver' is also his "Maverick" co-star Foster's return to the director's chair fifteen years after her last feature. The script topped the 2008 Black List and scored rave reviews for its blend of sophisticated humor and sad pathos, »

- Garth Franklin

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The Notable Films of 2011: Part Two

19 December 2010 2:05 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Beaver

Opens: March 23rd 2011

Cast: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence

Director: Jodie Foster

Summary: A depressed toy company CEO with a failed marriage starts to wear a beaver puppet on his hand as a form of therapy, much to the initial bemusement of his family. He soon begins talking only through the character.

Analysis: This time last year, excitement was quietly brewing for "The Beaver". Gibson's drunken tirade a few years before hand wasn't forgotten, but enough time had passed that this looked to be the year of a potential comeback for the actor.

The thriller remake "Edge of Darkness" and this were his first on screen roles in ten years, 'Beaver' is also his "Maverick" co-star Foster's return to the director's chair fifteen years after her last feature. The script topped the 2008 Black List and scored rave reviews for its blend of sophisticated humor and sad pathos, »

- Garth Franklin

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Viewfinder: The Black List for Aspiring Filmmakers

17 December 2010 6:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Though it started as a very insider thing, The Black List has recently become more popular and mainstream. For those who may not know, it's an annual list of the year's best unproduced screenplays as voted on by about 300 Hollywood development executives and high-level assistants. We recently posted the 2010 list [1] and looking back at some previous years (2007 [2], 2008 [3], 2009 [4]), films such as Recount, The Beaver and The Social Network all sat near the top of the list. Skim over any of them and you'll see names of films that are out, are coming out and more. It's a big deal. This year, a new Black List of sorts has come out. Dubbed Viewfinder, it's supposed to do for directors what The Black List did for screenwriters. Viewfinder is a compilation of "the top commercials, shorts and/or music videos of 2010." Several of the directors on the list already have deals or are in production on films. »

- Germain Lussier

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Winona Ryder: Mel Gibson called me an 'oven dodger'

17 December 2010 2:28 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Actor claims Gibson made antisemitic and homophobic remarks to her at a party more than 15 years ago

The actor Winona Ryder has claimed that Mel Gibson called her an "oven-dodger" in an apparent reference to her Jewish heritage at a party more than 15 years ago.

Ryder, 39, makes the accusation in an interview with GQ magazine. Gibson, who allegedly also made homophobic remarks about one of her friends on the same evening, was referencing the gas chambers used by Nazis to kill millions of Jews during the Holocaust, she believes.

"I was at one of those big Hollywood parties. And he was really drunk," Ryder said.

"I was with my friend, who's gay. [Gibson] made a really horrible gay joke. And somehow it came up that I was Jewish. He said something about 'oven dodgers', but I didn't get it. I'd never heard that before."

Ryder, born Winona Horowitz, is half Jewish. »

- Ben Child

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Mel Gibson: the year of living disastrously

16 December 2010 4:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

From a charismatic star to a pariah infamous for his racist outbursts, Mel Gibson's fall from grace has been spectacular. But can Hollywood live without him?

Mel Gibson has been a repellent human being for so long it is getting hard to remember when he was not. But once upon a time, Gibson was positively adored, the hottest thing since sliced bread. As the historian Ajp Taylor once put it, when something is now very much in the past, it is hard to remember that it was once still in the future. Thus it will shock many to learn that Gibson, like Paul McCartney and Sting and even Madonna, was once a breath of fresh air.

When Mad Max first started making the circuit in 1979, hipsters were all over it. Gibson also won over critics' hearts with his top-notch performances in Gallipoli and The Year of Living Dangerously, both directed by the very young, »

- Joe Queenan

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Mel Gibson's movie 'The Beaver' will be released after all

16 December 2010 12:13 PM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

How's late March sound as the official start date for Mel Gibson's career/image rehab?

Summit Entertainment is hoping that will be enough time for you to put aside the stomach-churning nastiness unpleasantness surrounding Gibson's personal life and be ready to laugh again with the star of "What Women Want." Summit has set a March 23 release date for "The Beaver," Gibson's oddball dramedy about a guy who communicates via a hand puppet.

The movie, directed by Jodie Foster and written by Kyle Killen ("Lone Star"), will open in limited release then and expand to more markets on April 8.

"The Beaver" stars Gibson as a man whose depression has cost him his family and his professional standing; he has a bit of a breakthrough when he starts communicating through a hand puppet that looks like a beaver (and sounds kind of like Michael Caine).

The movie has been in limbo for several months, »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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The Beaver Gets Official March 23 Release Date Next Year

16 December 2010 10:12 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Whether or not you're ready for Mel Gibson to be back on the screen, The Beaver is coming to American theaters next spring, now with an official release date and everything. According to Deadline the film directed by Jodie Foster and starring Gibson is now set for a March 23rd limited release, with a wider expansion settled for April 8. Believe it or not, that release will just be a little over a year after The Edge of Darkness premiered at the beginning of this year, starring Gibson and netting about $81 million worldwide. It's amazing what a series of leaked racist, sexist, abusive phone calls will do for a man's career. As much as it seemed over the summer, when the news was still fresh, that Gibson would never have a career again, his smart willingness to lay low and let this all blow over seems to have worked. By the »

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Summit Sets The Beaver Release Date

16 December 2010 8:19 AM, PST | x17online.com | See recent x17online news »

Courtesy: Summit EntertainmentLOS Angeles, California (X17online) - After announcing The Beaver will hit theaters next spring, Summit Entertainment has finally given the Jodi Foster-directed film a release date: April 8. The dark comedy starring Mel Gibson, who plays a depressed man finding comfort in a beaver hand puppet, was delayed due to the controversy surrounding the actor most of 2010. The Beaver will finally hit theaters next year with limited release staring Wednesday, March 23. Summit acquired rights to the film in August 2009. »

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David Arquette Continues Using Howard Stern as Therapist; Winona Ryder on Mel Gibson; Lindsay Lohan Shilling on Twitter

16 December 2010 8:07 AM, PST | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

ReelzChannel Celebrity Rundown

David Arquette continues to use Howard Stern as his therapist, telling the Sirius/Xm shock jock he's "been drinking a lot." In October, immediately after the news of his separation from Courtney Cox, Arquette told Stern, along with his millions of listeners, that he cheated on Cox (with 28-year-old bartender Jasmine Waltz). But yesterday's interview marked a new low, with Arquette's behavior prompting Stern to sincerely ask, "Are you having a nervous breakdown?"

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Winona Ryder knew Mel Gibson was a drunk, homophobic anti-Semite years before the rest of us. In an interview with GQ, Ryder says that 15 years ago she was at a Hollywood party with a gay friend, and bumped into a "very drunk" Gibson, who told a "really horrible" gay joke, and when Ryder's Judaism came up he "said something about 'oven dodgers.'"

Gibson's hand-puppet comedy The Beaver got a release date late yesterday. »

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‘The Beaver’ Will Open Limited on March 23 and Go Wide on April 8

16 December 2010 8:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The headline gags just seem to write themselves, but calm down -- this is purely a release date post. Summit has announced a date for Jodie Foster's film The Beaver, in which Mel Gibson plays a family man who goes down a dark, angry road before being led back into the family fold by a plush beaver puppet. The film will hit some markets on March 23 2011, and then expand on April 8, with the number of theaters for April 8 likely to be determined based in part on the film's critical and box office performance in the first limited weekend. So can Mel Gibson sell the story of a guy who cracks up and then finds redemption? Is it completely crazy that the plot for his first post-rant film seems to reflect his own life so closely? Or can you look at The Beaver as just another movie, totally divorced from any real life goings-on? »

- Russ Fischer

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‘The Beaver’ Will Reach Theaters In March 2011

16 December 2010 7:58 AM, PST | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

The Beaver – a story about a woebegone man who begins to reassemble the shambles of his once-thriving life with the assistance of a toy puppet – sounds… interesting and quirky enough in its own right, but the fact that it stars Mel Gibson very much prevented the film from reaching theaters this year.

Now Summit Entertainment has at last set an official release date for actress/director Jodie Foster’s Beaver movie, which will begin a limited theatrical run on March 23rd, 2011 and then expand wider on April 8th.

While The Beaver is very much an unconventional dramedy in its own right, Gibson’s public meltdown over the past couple of years has discouraged studios from signing on to distribute the film. Things started to turn around for the project a few months back, when Gibson’s performance

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- Sandy Schaefer

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Want to See Mel Gibson in Jodie Foster's Beaver? Now You Can

16 December 2010 7:30 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Get ready for the maybe-comeback of Mel Gibson. After much thinking and plotting, Summit Entertainment has finally announced a release date for is movie-in-a-holding-pattern The Beaver… The Jodie Foster-directed flick about a man (Gibson) who befriends a hand puppet will have a limited opening on March 23 with an expanded release on April 8. The movie, which also costars Foster and Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone), has been in limbo because of, well, you know—Gibson's very messy and trouble-filled personal life. Foster told me back in October the movie was finished, but she was "waiting" for a release date. There has been talk of debuting the film at a »

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