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Win a double pass to Spike Jonze’s HER starring Joaquin Phoenix

Spike Jonze’s Her will likely be snubbed by the Academy next week, but don’t let that oversight fool you as this is one of the most ingenious and resonant American films in recent years — one which is likely to become a Millennial touchstone. Joaquin Phoenix delivers yet another great performance here as a withdrawn writer …

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[WATCH] Gorgeous first trailer for Spike Jonze’s HER starring Joaquin Phoenix

A gorgeous and intriguing first trailer has finally surfaced for Spike Jonze’s long-awaited sci-fi-romance Her, suggesting that this is one of 2013’s most anticipated films that will likely live up to expectations. The film follows a lonely writer (Joaquin Phoenix) who develops an unlikely relationship with a newly-purchased operating system (voiced by Scarlett Johansson) that is designed …

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[WATCH] Slick first trailer for Joseph Gordon Levitt’s directorial debut DON JON

Joseph Gordon-Levitt took Sundance by storm earlier this year with his directorial debut Don Jon (formerly Don Jon’s Addiction), earning rave reviews and causing quite the bidding war. He stars as “Don Jon” Martello, a buff Jersey guy who only cares about “my body, my pad, my ride, my family, my church, my boys, my girls and… my …

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[WATCH] Trailer #1 for HITCHCOCK starring Anthony Hopkins

For whatever reason, 2012 has become the year to reassess the life and influence of legendary director Alfred Hitchcock. While the high regard he is held in by fans and critics alike has never waned, it certainly seems to be heightened this year, chiefly for three reasons: the 2012 Sight & Sound poll which placed Hitchcock’s masterpiece Vertigo over Citizen …

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[REVIEW] THE AVENGERS sets a new standard for Marvel adaptations

The Avengers is the pinnacle of Marvel’s cinematic master plan – an unprecedented team-up of comic book characters that has been painstakingly constructed over five feature films, making this one of the biggest blockbuster events of recent years. In preparation for this long-anticipated occurrence, Marvel have been ambitiously churning out an entire family of interconnected …

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[WATCH] THE AVENGERS Trailer #2

Marvel’s The Avengers is only just over three months away, and we still don’t know much about it even after having seen a teaser trailer, Super Bowl spot and a bunch of pretty awful stills. That changes today with a new trailer which highlights the key ingredient in any superhero team-up: the conflict within the team. I’m glad to see Joss …

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[Watch] THE AVENGERS Extended TV Spot

Following Marvel’s first trailer for the Joss Whedon-directed superhero team-up The Avengers back in October, a new extended TV spot played during the half-time break of today’s Super Bowl. The new spot – which features stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson and Tom Hiddleston – doesn’t reveal too …

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[Watch] WOODY ALLEN: A DOCUMENTARY Trailer

Legendary writer-director Woody Allen will open up like never before for Woody Allen: A Documentary, as part of PBS’ American Masters series. The two-part, three-and-a-half-hour film follows Allen’s tale from his Brooklyn childhood all the way through his current work. The film, directed by Robert Weide (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and produced by Brett Ratner (!), will feature interviews with friends and colleagues including Larry David, John …

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Scarlett Johansson to direct adaptation of Truman Capote’s SUMMER CROSSING

Scarlett Johannson, recently deemed too sexy for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, is set to make her directorial debut with an adaptation of Truman Capote’s Summer Crossing. Playwright Tristin Skyler is adapting the script with backing from Oscar-winning The Deer Hunter producer Barry Spikings and the Truman Capote Literary Trust. The novel was first drafted in 1943, tinkered with for nearly …

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Scarlett Johannson was too hot for THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO

In a Vogue feature today on Rooney Mara, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo director David Fincher revealed that Scarlett Johannson auditioned for the lead role of Lisbeth Salander but was turned down essentially because she was too good-looking. While discussing casting the role made famous by Noomi Rapace, Fincher said: “We flew in people from …

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