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DVD and Blu-ray Picks for April 9 - 15

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We’re in a slow season for DVD and Blu-ray as many of the big Christmas films have hit disc, or are about to (waiting on you Django Unchained), and as such of late it’s more a steady trickle of slightly interesting titles than any big wallet busting weeks. There are some great titles to chose from, and you can check them out below.

Oscar Scuttlebutt: The Faded Oscar Hopefuls

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The start of Oscar season is usually packed with a lot of hopefuls based on casts and prestige possibilities, but the reality is that at some point, someone's going to see your movie, and eventually consensus will build. One day you may be the talk of the town, and then the next day your movie will come out in limited theaters and find no audience. Or just as bad, it's forgotten about it...

'Videodrome' Is Getting Remade By A Commercial Director And A...

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Film fans, get ready for the news that will ruin your week: Videodrome—David Cronenberg’s classic 1980s film about media and its effect on the mind, subjective vs. objective reality, and consumption—is, of course, getting remade.  But the really bad news?  It’s being scripted by the guy who wrote the last two Transformers films, and directed by a...

'Cosmopolis' Trailer: Robert Pattinson Dodges Riots And Assassination While...

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Last month, we gave you a peek at the red-band teaser for David Cronenberg’s adaptation of the Don DeLillo novel, Cosmopolis.  Featuring as it did a delirious amount of sex, gunplay, Tyrannosaur-sized rats, and shocking violence, it was a dizzying tease into the cinematic version of DeLillo’s cold and darkly humorous world.  Now we have a full trailer to expand...

Robert Pattinson Gets Gritty In Red-Band Teaser For David Cronenberg's...

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Fair warning:  This is probably not a teaser trailer to watch at work, unless your boss is totally cool with a wildly postmodern fantasia in which Robert Pattinson plays a billionaire banker who shots a hole in his own hand, gets an in-limo proctologic exam, hallucinates a Tyrannosaurus Rex-sized rat in Times Square, and has sex with lots and lots of women, as directed by David Cronenberg...

Dangerous Method: Movie Review

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Keria Knightley and Michael Fassbender in A Dangerous Method
The sex lives and interactions of Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) and Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen) seems a ripe topic for David Cronenberg. It sets expectations that A Dangerous Method cannot meet. His film - adapted from the play by Christopher Hampton - rarely goes for some of the beautiful discomfort that one would expect from the old genre master. Instead you...

Viggo Mortensen and Michael Fassbender Want to Know About Your Kinks in A...

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One of the great modern working relationships is Viggo Mortensen and David Cronenberg. A Dangerous Method is their third film together, and while Eastern Promises was solid but minor Cronenberg, this looks like the master in full-on kink mode. Mortensen plays Freud, while Michael Fassbender plays Carl Jung, who obviously gets in over his head...

Robert Pattinson Cast in David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis

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In "we didn't see that coming" news, Robert Pattinson has landed a lead role in David Cronenberg's upcoming film Cosmopolis. According to Deadline, this will mark the British actor's first post-Twilight gig following the completion of Breaking Dawn. The last time we heard anything about the film was back in May when Colin Farrell and...

Photos From A Dangerous Method with Viggo Mortensen, Keira Knightley,...

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A trio of photos have appeared online from David Cronenberg's latest film, A Dangerous Method. They feature its talented cast which includes Viggo Mortensen, Keira Knightley, and Michael Fassbender. As you can tell it's a period piece due to the wardrobe and the fact that Knightley is in it. Aren't 90 percent of her movies period pieces? Check out the photos...

Colin Farrell, Marion Cotillard Join Cronenberg's Cosmopolis

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Colin Farrell is tackling major roles left and right today. Earlier this morning we reported that he landed the coveted gig of the sexy vampire in DreamWorks' Fright Night remake and now he's signed on to star in director David Cronenberg's upcoming film, Cosmopolis. Farrell won't be alone because according to Variety, Oscar winner Marion...

Viggo Mortenson Replaces Christoph Waltz as Sigmund Freud

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This past Sunday, Christoph Waltz walked away with a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role as a Jew-hating Nazi in Inglourious Basterds. According to Deadline Hollywood he's decided to leave a promising role in an upcoming film that would have had him playing one of the most influential Jewish men in history, Sigmund Freud.

David Cronenberg to Remake The Fly

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This story goes into what I'd like to call the WTF category. According to THR, director David Cronenberg will reteam with 20th Century Fox to remake the 1986 sci-fi classic, The Fly. Cronenberg directed the earlier version of the film that starred Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis. Fox already had plans to remake The Fly without...

Tom Cruise Moves in on MGM's Matarese

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The king of conspiracy rumors himself, Tom Cruise, is confirmed to partner with Denzel Washington in MGM's The Matarese Circle, a thriller in which the two stars play spies teaming up against a global conspiracy (Sorry folks, not referring to Scientology here, although that would be some truly ironic...

LA CLASSIC FILMS: Joan Crawford and Bug Powder Dust

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The Academy at the Linwood Dunn Theatre: Thu 20 at 7.30: The More The Merrier (1943) Housing is in high demand in wartime Washington so cute Jean Arthur rents out half of her apartment to jovial old cove Charles Coburn. Through the sort of deft plot mechanics that Hollywood used to be able to pull off standing on its head, he in turn rents out half of his half...