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September 1st, 2010

We’ve teamed up with Warner Bros. to give our Austin readers a chance at winning passes (good for you +1 guest) to an advance screening of Ben Affleck's THE TOWN, starring Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner, Jon Hamm, and Blake Lively. The screening will take place on Tuesday, September 14th at 7:30pm. All you must do for your chance to win is fill out the form after the break! Winners will be selected no later than Tuesday, September 14th.

PLEASE ONLY ENTER IF YOU CAN SURELY ATTEND THE SCREENING. ONE ENTRY PER HOUSEHOLD. MUST BE AT LEAST 17 YEARS OF AGE TO ENTER. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. (more...)

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September 1st, 2010

George Clooney

George Clooney's directorial efforts have been far from disappointing.  He's got GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK and CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND under his belt to name a few.  He's been eyeing the play Farragut North as a possible feature film directorial project for over three years now.

The stage play has starred the likes of starred John Gallagher, Jr., Chris Noth, Olivia Thirlby, Kate Blumberg and Isaiah Whitlock, Jr.  Clooney is hoping to round up an even more impressive cast. So far his sights are set on Chris Pine, Philip Semour Hoffman, and Paul Giamatti.

According to Wikipedia, Farragut North is billed as "a classic tale of hubris set against a contemporary landscape — about the lust for power and the costs one will endure to achieve it."   Written by Beau Willimon who worked on Howard Dean's campaign for the Democratic Presidential nomination, the story is set in Des Moines, Iowa and follows the campaign from the Iowa caucuses through the eyes of campaign mastermind Stephen Myers who will stop at nothing to get his candidate the nomination. (more...)

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September 1st, 2010

Rami Malek

If playing a gay teenager on The War at Home, "Snafu" Shelton in HBO's miniseries THE PACIFIC, or the pharaoh Ahkmenrah in the NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM films didn't make Rami Malek a household name, all that is about to change.  Rami Malek is the first new addition to the cast of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN.

While Malek's character won't be seen until the second of the BREAKING DAWN films, that didn't stop him from sharing his enthusiasm to be working on the project.  He broke the news at ET's exclusive Emmy party saying, "I think its going to be great." (more...)

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September 1st, 2010

Comic book writer Mark Millar likes to make stuff up. Remember that mindblowing revelation that Orson Welles wanted to make a Batman movie with Basil Rathbone as The Joker and Frank Gorshin as The Riddler? Yeah, Mark Millar made that up. All of it. You know, for fun.

Millar has since honed his skill for exaggeration now that he's entered the world of Hollywood, and his new comments regarding a sequel to KICK-ASS and NEMESIS seem a bit far-fetched. Here's what Millar had to say about KICK-ASS:

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September 1st, 2010

James Cameron on set of AVATAR

Yeah you heard it right, so we currently have a second theatrical release of AVATAR that contains nine minutes of added footage.  Now we 're told that the second DVD release will contain four and a half minutes of additional (new, I suppose) footage.  The footage is said to contain an opening Earth scene, showing what the current Earth condition is and is suppoed to  help build a little more foundation to start the film on.

This is what James Cameron had to say about the additional footage: (more...)

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September 1st, 2010


The contest is now over. The winners have been notified via email.

God bless giveaways. Thanks to Focus Features, we  have five (5) prize packs to giveaway for THE AMERICAN, but you have to live in Dallas to enter. Why only Dallas? It's nothing personal, rest of the world, it's a technical thing since along with an AMERICAN T-shirt and hat, the pack also includes a Dallas Run-of-Engagement pass, good for two tickets to see the film.

To enter the contest, all you have to do is fill out the form after the jump. Deadline ends at 11:59 PM on September 8th. On September 9th, we will select 5 winners via a random drawing and notify them by email. No purchase necessary, winners must live in Dallas, TX (no P.O. boxes), and one entry per household. Good luck!

THE AMERICAN opens on September 1st! (more...)

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August 31st, 2010

The year is 2008 and Mark Ruffalo is indie cinema's golden god. Walking around in his tweed jacket and old jeans, Ruffalo has no interest in being more than just an independent sensation. Superhero flicks (like THE HULK) seem like a stupid, trivial, diversion from films with more substance. Until one day when a certain significant film changes Ruffalo's perception on the genre forever. Ruffalo is like, "Whoa, I wants me some of that, yo." Putting down his Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses, Ruffalo contemplates how his manly physic might look in some purple pants. Fast-forward to 2010 and Ruffalo is now in the depths of superhero cinema as he sits down with Australia's Sunday Herald Times to discuss what changed his mind... (more...)

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August 31st, 2010

GHOSTBUSTERS 1 and 2 are  films that a remember with a certain fondness. I absolutely love GHOSTBUSTERS 1, and GHOSTBUSTERS 2 gets a free pass (even though it's not that good) because Bill Murray manages to save the film from being a total disaster. So it is with great hesitation that I look forward to GHOSTBUSTERS 3. Bill Murray has all but decided the project is an utter pile of nonsense, citing YEAR ONE as the turning point in his desire to be involved in the project. This should give anyone cause to worry as Harold Ramis and Dan Akroyd continue to soldier on with or without Murray. Now, we have received another tidbit regarding GHOSTBUSTERS 3. Remember Sigourney Weaver's baby from GHOSTBUSTERS 2? His character is slated to be the central focus of the 3rd film. Read on for details...

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August 31st, 2010

Being an avid fanboy myself, I relate to you Harry Potter people (and please excuse the absence of correct lingo, as I am thus far unaware). The release of new material, whether it be video or otherwise, is seldom less than perfect, and always enough to whet your appetite until your next encounter with another scrap from the publicity office.

Well, whether you're a Muggle, Mudblood, or a straight up Wizard/Witch, you're most likely impatiently awaiting the arrival of the final installment of the Harry Potter series, HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS - PART I. Wait no longer, super fans! Today we have a new image from the film and the official plot synopsis. Given that I have gone un-read and un-spolied (somehow) on most of the big spoilers in the last book, I lack the wherewithal to judge the photo appropriately. I'd be interested in picking a super fans brain to see if this is a particularly important photo. I know when watching the trailer for the previous HARRY POTTER film, gasps flew up around me upon seeing the first glimpse at the dreaded "cave scene". Super fans? Is this a pivotal picture? Or just another random image that will end up in your scrap books?

Check out the photo and the synopsis, courtesy of Warner Brothers, after the break! (more...)

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August 31st, 2010

Final Destination 5

Talk about a lack of commitment to the art of B-movie horror titles. Apparently, 5NAL DESTINATION was just too awesome of a title for New Line, as the studio, according to Bloody Disgusting, will be changing the title of the fifth film in their FINAL DESTINATION franchise.  No official title has been announced yet, but don’t be shocked if it’s FINAL DESTINATION 5, or, as The Playlist put it, FINAL DE5TINATION.Personally, this does absolutely nothing for my interest in the film, as it shouldn’t for anyone.

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