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May 2012

Jeremy Renner in The Bourne Legacy, trailer #2

Jeremy Renner in The Bourne Legacy, trailer #2

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You thought there was only one? So silly. There was never just one.

Ride the Steadicam through the final shot of Hugo

Ride the Steadicam through the final shot of Hugo

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(via Firstshowing)

Sigourney Weaver & Robert De Niro in Red Lights

Sigourney Weaver & Robert De Niro in Red Lights

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Psychologist Margaret Matheson (Sigourney Weaver) and her assistant (Cillian Murphy) study paranormal activity, which leads them to investigate a world-renowned psychic (Robert De Niro who has resurfaced years after his toughest critic mysteriously passed away. Directed by Rodrigo Cortés (Buried). Opens July 13 (let me guess — is that a Friday?) Posters after the cut.

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Les Misérables, official trailer

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The tale of love, redemption and social unrest that unfolds in 19th-century France — whose dialogue, along with such showstopping numbers as On My Own, is completely sung — will feature live performances instead of following the tradition of actors lip-syncing to a pre-recorded track. Tom Hooper, Oscar-winning director of The King’s Speech, wouldn’t have it any other way. “If you are miming to a playback, even if the synchronization…

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Trades break Prometheus embargo

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Embargo blown. Nothing new. Variety and THR typically play with a disregard for rules that comes from decades of cavalier entitlement. I always feel like an enabler when posting things that “leak” but I think we know by now nothing much happens in Hollywood by accident. Todd McCarthy of The Hollywood Reporter enjoyed Prometheus a lot more than Justin Chang at Variety. Both agree that Prometheus is no Alien. Shock!…

Prometheus: “state of the art expedition flagship”

Prometheus: “state of the art expedition flagship”

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New featurette takes us on a tour of the space ship Prometheus.

First look at The Bling Ring from Sofia Coppola

First look at The Bling Ring from Sofia Coppola

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Emma Watson leads a relatively unknown cast in The Bling Ring, Sophia Coppola’s new film based on the real life escapades of the “Hollywood Hills Burglars.” In 2008 and 2009 a group of teenagers raided the home of several celebrities making off with as much as $3 million in cash and booty before they were nabbed, most of it from Paris Hilton, whose house was burglarized several times. The best…

HBO’s Hemingway & Gellhorn polarizes critics

HBO’s Hemingway & Gellhorn polarizes critics

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The handful of reviews for HBO’s Hemingway & Gellhorn (premiering tonight) are all over the map. The Wall Street Journal says it’s “rich and impressively ambitious.” Nothing in this film speaks for its mastery more decisively than its depiction of that war. Given all the time and detail lavished on that depiction, it’s clear that the film’s creators—director Philip Kaufman (“The Right Stuff”) and writers Jerry Stahl and Barbara Turner—were…

Catwoman spikes a pose for The Dark Knight Rises

Catwoman spikes a pose for The Dark Knight Rises

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At last, some brazen imagery. Glamorized eroticized fetishized. The Dark Knight Rises poster we’ve been waiting for — and three widescreen banners — after the cut.

Screen Daily charts the critics in Cannes

Screen Daily charts the critics in Cannes

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A little late to be a useful tipsheet for your office Cannes betting pool, but ScreenDaily.com has compiled a grid of their critics ranking each of the films in competition this year — and they were spot on. Let’s remember to look for this next year before we make predictions. Full chart after the cut.