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New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'End of Watch' and More

Michael Pena and Jake Gyllenhaal in "End of Watch" Open Road Films

This week: Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena star as two LAPD partners that unwittingly make themselves targets of a dangerous drug cartel in the gritty, violent police drama "End of Watch."

Also new this week is the controversial Southern-fried drama "The Paperboy" starring Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron and Matthew McConaughey, as well as the raunchy-sweet chick flick "For a Good Time, Call …" featuring a breakout performance by funny lady Ari Graynor. Get More »

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10 Rejected 2013 Oscar Campaign Posters

Now that 2013 is underway, we're officially in the thick of Oscars season. Which means that studios are putting on the full-court publicity press for films they want to snag Oscar nominations (to be announced Jan. 10). Industry magazines like Variety are brimming with "For Your Consideration" ads for probable shoo-ins like Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis in "Lincoln" and Best Supporting Actress for Anne Hathaway in "Les Miserables."

But what about those potential nominees and angles that aren't quite so obvious? With the help of our friend Old Red Jalopy, we've unearthed ten, shall we say, "unorthodox" Oscar campaign posters you might have missed.

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The 20 Best Movie Posters of 2012

Tired of those boring-ass Photoshopped floating head jobs that flaccid studio marketing departments call posters? So are we, which is why we've singled out the most distinguished, eye-catching promotional pieces to come out this year.

Taking the old-fashioned hand-painted approach always stands out, but sometimes all it takes is using photography in an interesting, innovative way to get some really challenging stories across in a single image.

Here are the absolute best general release or alternate posters of 2012.

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Filed Under: Best of 2012 Features

The 9 Best Pee Scenes in Movies

Millennium Entertainment

At this year's Cannes Film Festival, a steady stream of chatter swirled around "The Paperboy" due to a scene in which Nicole Kidman pees on Zac Efron's face.

"Dear Lord, why?" you might ask. Well, aside from the fact that an Oscar winner urinating on your head grants you thespian superpowers and cures migraines, the starlet's saintly spray also cured the searing pain of a jellyfish sting.

We're sure you're all now bursting to witness this degrading spectacle, and, thankfully, "The Paperboy" opens in select theaters this Friday. So while waiting to go — and you gotta go — let's revisit some timeless tinkles from tinseltown. Because while these golden moments might be listed as our Top 9, but they're all  #1 in our book. Get More »

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'The Paperboy' Director: 'I Thought Zac Efron Was Corny'

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It's not often you find a director saying anything off-putting about a cast member, especially just before the opening of a film. But Lee Daniels was in a candid mood when talking to us about Zac Efron, one of the stars of his latest movie "The Paperboy," which opens Friday.

"I didn't want him for the movie," he told NextMovie exclusively from the set of his upcoming movie, "The Butler." "I just thought he was corny."

Daniels, who's coming off his breakout 2009 hit "Precious" — which won two Oscars — says he had more established stars like Bradley Cooper and Tobey Maguire attached to the film but, due to scheduling conflicts, lost them by the time shooting began. This opened the door for Efron, whom Daniels met with reluctantly. Get More »

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20 Films We Can't Wait to See in Toronto

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Paul Dano in "Looper"

As much as we love all that summer has to offer, fall is where it's at for true cinephiles. The movie lover's season officially kicks off (according to us, anyway) the same day the annual Toronto International Festival launches every year in early September.

As has been the case for several years now, Toronto serves as a platform for studios to launch their Oscar hopefuls and for smaller indies to find a home (and maybe some awards down the line). "The King's Speech," "Slumdog Millionaire," "Precious" and "The Artist" all played at the festival before going on to Oscar glory while films like "Beginners," "Killer Joe" and "Your Sister's Sister," all came into the event without a distributor, and left with one. Get More »

Nicole Kidman and Zac Efron Deliver in 'The Paperboy' Trailer

Matthew McConaughey and Zac Efron in "The Paperboy"
Millennium Films

Just like how the 2007 indie film "Hounddog" became synonymously known as "The Dakota Fanning Rape Movie," Lee Daniels' sensationalistic new crime drama "The Paperboy" will most certainly carry the stigma of being the flick where Nicole Kidman pees on Zac Efron.

Now Yahoo! Movies has a trailer for "The Paperboy," which caused quite a stir when it debuted at Cannes earlier this summer, and we can tell already it wasn't because this delivery boy was missing houses. Get More »

Filed Under: New Movie Trailers | Source: Yahoo! Movies

Zac Efron Would Rather Be Pissed On Than Pissed Off

Nicole Kidman and Zac Efron
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So, guess who just peed on Zac Efron?

Okay, so that's probably not a question you ever thought someone would ask. But if reading that was a surprise, imagine how the audience at the Cannes Film Festival felt last night during the premiere of "The Paperboy" when they actually got to see Nicole Kidman relieve herself all over the heartthrob.

C'mon, Nicole, "Charlie St. Cloud" might have been a disappointment, but that seems like an overreaction. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Vulture

R.Pattz and K.Stew Headline 2012 Cannes Lineup

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The prestigious Cannes Film Festival announced its 65th anniversary lineup today — and everything's coming up "Twilight." Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart each have a new film competing for the coveted Palme d'Or award.

Bella vs. Edward? Oh, it's totally on, France.

Founded in 1946, the Festival de Cannes, which is held in Cannes, France, has long been considered the most important international film festival in the world.

But rarely has it showcased so many mainstream Hollywood stars, with Pattinson (who headlines David Cronenberg's adaptation of the Don DeLillo novel "Cosmopolis") and Stewart (who co-stars in the adaptation of Jack Kerouac's classic beat novel "On the Road") being just the tip of the iceberg. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Cannes

Lee Daniels' 'Paperboy' Heats Up With R&B Crooner Maxwell

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News about Lee Daniels' anticipated post-"Precious" film is coming hot and heavy these days as the film rolls towards production. The latest addition to the cast of "The Paperboy" is Grammy-winning musician Maxwell.

Maxwell will be joining freshly cast star John Cusack, Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron and Matthew McConaughey in this drama about a guy on death row and the woman who falls in love with him. (Awwww?) Her letters and love prompt and investigation into his innocence. (Yay!)

Based on the novel by National Book Award winner Peter Dexter and produced by arthouse heavyweight Pedro Almodóvar, "The Paperboy" will definitely pique some critical interest while also appealing to an audience who's hungry for a good old thriller. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Showbiz 411
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