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Teaser poster for The Dark Knight Rises

Teaser poster for The Dark Knight Rises

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Enhance the sensation of inverted vertigo, officially super-sized. (Thanks to Marshall & Kevin Klawitter)

Trailer for Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

Trailer for Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

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(Thanks, Jun!) UPDATED: HD 720p

"Cuba's first horror film," Juan of the Dead

"Cuba's first horror film," Juan of the Dead

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I’ll put “Cuba’s first horror film” in quotes because that’s how it’s being sold. I find the claim hard to believe — but when I tried to find another Cuban horror film, I stumbled across this essay: The Cuban horror film does not exist because it has been explicitly prohibited by the government. Genre films, which would include not only horror but also science fiction and fantasy, have been deemed…

Dori, Nori, Ori, Oin & Gloin, dwarves from The Hobbit

Dori, Nori, Ori, Oin & Gloin, dwarves from The Hobbit

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JED BROPHY as Nori, ADAM BROWN as Ori and MARK HADLOW as Dori in New Line Cinema’s and MGM’s fantasy adventure THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo by James Fisher. DORI, NORI & ORI These three brothers, all sons of the same mother, could not be more different from each other. Dori, the oldest, spends much of his time watching out for Ori, the youngest;…

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows sticks the landing

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows sticks the landing

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Reviews from the L.A. trades and London papers come tumbling in tonight, and critics are overwhelming happy with the grand finale of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part 2. Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter: It ends well. After eight films in 10 years and a cumulative global box-office take of more than $6.3 billion, the most successful franchise in the history of movies comes to an obligatory — and…

Daniel Craig prepares us for hardcore Dragon Tattoo

Daniel Craig prepares us for hardcore Dragon Tattoo

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Remember all the fun we had last year finding neat similarities between The Social Network and Citizen Kane? Good times! Get ready for more of that same sort of cordial debate now that Daniel Craig has compared The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo to classic adult thrillers of the ’70s like The Godfather. But hey, no pressure, Mr. Fincher! Craig’s complete interview with Tom Chirella can be found at Esquire.com….

Duplicate shots in Transformers 3 and The Island

Duplicate shots in Transformers 3 and The Island

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I don’t have a problem with Michael Bay borrowing a couple shots from his 2005 film The Island to fill in a gap or two in Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon. He could replace every scene featuring Shia LaBeouf with close-ups of Ewan McGregor for all I care. Not posting this duplicate footage as evidence of anything important. I’m more impressed that anyone would notice. Respect to the guy…

Hugo Cabret now just plain ol' regular Hugo

Hugo Cabret now just plain ol' regular Hugo

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The Invention of Hugo Cabret is now to be called simply Hugo. Because god forbid anyone should be challenged with a vaguely socialist silent T or anything the least bit linguistically frou-frou or suspiciously out-of-the-ordinary in these uncertain times of jingoistic distress.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon exceeds expectations

Transformers: Dark of the Moon exceeds expectations

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Transformers 3 screened today for movie writers and the takeaway message seems to be of you’re inclined to go at all then the 3D ticket is worth the price. Also that it’s better than first two installments, so there’s that.

Familiar Ground, Wish Me Away & Attack the Block win top awards at 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival

Familiar Ground, Wish Me Away & Attack the Block win top awards at 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival

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via filmindependent.org Narrative Award (for Best Narrative Feature) Winner: Familiar Ground written & directed by Stéphane Lafleur Producers: Luc Déry, Kim McCraw Cast: Francis La Haye, Fanny Mallette, Sylvain Marcel, Michel Daigle, Suzanne Lemoine Film Description: (Canada) This droll, deadpan comedy from snowbound Quebec features an unhappy brother and sister whose fates seem to be known by a mysterious Man From the Future. Not too far in the future though….