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First Look: Still From 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Confirms Tom Hardy Is Handsome Even After Nuclear War

First Look: Still From 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Confirms Tom Hardy Is Handsome Even After Nuclear War

After several hours during which it was assumed to be a very competent fake, Warner Bros. has confirmed that the autographed photo originally posted this morning on Ain't It Cool News is indeed our first glimpse of Tom Hardy as Max Rockatansky in Mad Max: Fury Road. more »

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Charlize Theron's 'Sympathy For Lady Vengeance' Remake Nabs Writer Of 'The Departed'

Charlize Theron's 'Sympathy For Lady Vengeance' Remake Nabs Writer Of 'The Departed'

Spike Lee's Oldboy is getting some bad ass company in the Park Chan-Wook remake business, as the Korean director's ultraviolent femme-fronted Sympathy For Lady Vengeance, the third pic in Park's Vengeance trilogy, will be remade into a Charlize Theron-fronted Americanized adaptation by Departed writer William Monahan.
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The Avengers Seeks More Cash On Labor Day; Republicans Mixed About Clint Eastwood: Biz Break

The Avengers Seeks More Cash On Labor Day; Republicans Mixed About Clint Eastwood: Biz Break

Also in Thursday's round-up of news briefs, the Academy approves some new rules for the next Oscars. A crime thriller gets a North American home and is headed to theaters. And, Charlize Theron is teaming on a story about a recently slain war journalist.
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REVIEW: Prometheus, Big Yet Inelegant, Groans Under Its Own Weight

REVIEW: Prometheus, Big Yet Inelegant, Groans Under Its Own Weight

People with a strong sartorial sense know the difference between what’s elegant and what’s merely elaborate. It’s not the same in the movie world, where big and overcomplicated is so often mistaken for better, when really it’s only...big and overcomplicated. Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, designed as a sort-of prequel to the director’s 1979 terror-in-space aria Alien, is elaborate all right. But it’s imaginative only in a stiff, expensive way. Scott vests the movie with an admirable degree of integrity – it doesn’t feel like a cheap grab for our moviegoing dollars – but it doesn’t inspire anything so vital as wonder or fear, either. Prometheus has been one of the most anticipated pictures of the summer, but its lackluster payoff is summed up perfectly by one of its chief characters, a scientist who travels a long way from Earth in the hope of meeting the allegedly superior beings who created us humans: “This place isn’t what we thought it was.”
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On the Scene || ||

Kristen Stewart or Chris Hemsworth... or Neither: Who's the Fairest Box Office Draw for Snow White and the Huntsman?

Snow White and the Huntsman (Getty Images)

You might guess most folks flocking to theaters this weekend for Snow White and the Huntsman are the legions of diehard fans of Twilight's Kristen Stewart, who stars in the fantasy adventure as the sword-swinging Snow White. Maybe, even, they'll come for co-star Chris Hemsworth — he of Thor and Avengers fame. But surprise, surprise — who'd have thought the big draw, at least for folks who hit opening day today, would be neither of SWATH's up-and-coming talent?
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REVIEW: Kristen Stewart Makes a Feisty But Boring Princess in Snow White and the Huntsman

Snow White and the Huntsman

Why can’t heroines just be heroines anymore, instead of micromanaged personalities who may as well have the words “Role Model” tattooed across their foreheads? That’s the fate suffered by poor Kristen Stewart as the warrior princess athlete orphan Christ figure Snow White in Snow White and the Huntsman. She’s not just Joan of Arc — she’s Joan of Archetypes.
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New Prometheus Clips: Get a Head Start on June 8

New Prometheus Clips: Get a Head Start on June 8

I'm not watching these four new clips (and a bonus featurette) from Prometheus, which I can watch in its entirety when it opens in nine days. You are on your own. But while I presume we can probably piece together roughly 64 percent of the film from these and other previously released clips, commercials, teasers and trailers, can anyone really blame Fox for emulating Marvel's Avengers strategy of keeping the glimpses coming all the way to opening day — especially as positive but not gushing reviews trickle out for their R-rated tentpole? If the buzz fits, wear it.
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Watch Kristen Stewart Read Naughty Bits From 50 Shades of Grey

Kristen Stewart (Getty Images)

The best tidbit about E.L. James' 50 Shades of Grey S&M erotica series, besides the fact that your mother may be reading the salacious bestselling tomes right this very second, is that the book trilogy began, as great cultural touchstones do, as Twilight fan fiction. So it's all sorts of strange to watch Kristen Stewart and her Snow White and the Huntsman castmates Chris Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, and Charlize Theron reading steamy passages from the naughty, naughty 50 Shades of Grey aloud. Awesome or creepy (or both)? You decide!
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Snow White & the Huntsman Premiere: Watch the Livestream From London

Snow White and the Huntsman

The long wait is over for fans of Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, revisionist fairy tales, dwarf clans, and summer blockbusters in general: The world premiere of Snow White and the Huntsman is getting underway shortly in London. For those of you in America, Movieline will even save you the travel expense by bringing the red carpet to you live.
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Space Suit Party! Is This the Most Adorable Prometheus Cast Photo Or What?

Prometheus space suit - Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace

via EW.com

Here's just what you need to keep that Prometheus mania going: A batch of fantastic Prometheus photos and stills featuring Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, and others from the cast in their spiffy (and skin-tight) Prometheus space suits. It's a space suit party! Oh, the laughs Charlize and Fassy and Noomi share when they're not on set staring ominously into the distant at unknown horrors, or resting those space helmets on those sassy hips.
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The 2-Minute Verdict || ||

Prometheus International Trailer: This is How You Sell a Movie

Prometheus International Trailer: This is How You Sell a Movie

On the one hand, the difference between the domestic and international trailers for Prometheus is staggering: The former sells atmosphere and legacy while the latter sells both of those and story (and Charlize Theron, I guess). On the other hand, they have the most important component in common: They sell the hell out of Ridley Scott's Alien throwback.
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New Snow White and the Huntsman Trailer: Yep, Pretty Dark

New Snow White and the Huntsman Trailer: Yep, Pretty Dark

We'd already caught a glimpse of Snow White and the Huntsman's Crayola-dappled Middle Earth before director Rupert Sanders let on about his darker vision for the fairy tale. But now, with a latest trailer making the rounds, it can be confirmed: SWATH! Pretty dark!
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Interviews || ||

Rupert Sanders On Dark Snow White and the Huntsman, 'Twilight Girl' Kristen Stewart, and Tarsem’s Mirror, Mirror

Snow White and the Huntsman

It may be indicative of Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders’ fearlessness – or his newness, this being his feature debut – that, after presenting much-anticipated footage to fans yesterday at WonderCon, he nonchalantly dropped the vivid phrase “dwarf gangbangs” into a discussion about his dark (and yes, likely PG-13) allegorical fairytale actioner. (Now that’s how you get the attention of a certain demographic.) For the record, there are no such scenarios in June's action-packed SWATH, but there were many more revelations and key insights to be had into Sanders’ take on the age-old tale, which stars Twilight’s Kristen Stewart and debuts two months after that other Snow White movie dances into theaters.
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The 9 Most Intriguing, Still Perplexing New Clues as to What the Hell’s Going on in Prometheus

Prometheus WonderCon 2012

Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel Prometheus made the biggest impression on the geek faithful Saturday at WonderCon, where glimpses into the film’s set-up and ensuing space shenanigans were revealed in a new two-and-a-half minute trailer for the sci-fi action film. The trailer (not to be confused with the more truncated one-minute teaser that leaked yesterday) offered more hints at spoilers and narrative threads for fans to try to piece together, not to mention some very interesting new imagery – but how much do Prometheus-watchers really want to know? [Spoiler alert, obviously.]
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New One-Minute Prometheus IMAX Trailer Lands, Is Spectacular, ZOMG

Prometheus

A new minute-or-so-long trailer for Prometheus has landed, and while it's unclear how much of this footage will be included in Saturday's planned 2:33 minute trailer debut (which will follow 20th Century Fox's WonderCon presentation), Ridley Scott's June 8 sci-fi pic just keeps the hits coming. Sparse on dialogue, big on images, the trailer teases Prometheus's IMAX release and impresses on the startling strength of its visuals alone.
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