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Chris Weitz 'Regrets' Directing 'The Golden Compass'

July 26th, 2011 3:26pm EDT
Chris Weitz
Director Chris Weitz has branded fantasy flop The Golden Compass his "greatest professional regret."

The American Pie filmmaker helmed the eagerly awaited 2007 movie, which starred Daniel Craig and Nicole Kidman.

The film, based on the hugely successful but controversial His Dark Materials novel series by Philip Pullman, was expected to be the first of a lucrative franchise, but the movie flopped at the box office and the sequels have never been made.

And Weitz blames its failure on studio boss' insistence on stripping key elements of the novel because they have been perceived as anti-...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Cars 2,' 'Bad Teacher' & More

June 20th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
Cars 2
The long-awaited superhero flick “Green Lantern” was a huge disappointment last week. Normally I love Ryan Reynolds for his smug sarcasm and his lovable slacker type characters, but not even he could save this exercise in superficial storytelling. If you haven’t already read it, check out my review, for my complete thoughts.

Arriving in theaters this week are the Disney Pixar sequel “Cars 2,” the R-rated Cameron Diaz comedy “Bad Teacher,” and the Los Angeles drama “A Better Life.” I will be attending a screening of “Bad Teacher,” so definitely watch out for a review later in the week. ...
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Kristen Stewart Confirms Top Directors Contending For 'Breaking Dawn'

March 17th, 2010 8:40am EDT
Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart has confirmed top moviemakers Gus Van Sant, Sofia Coppola and Bill Condon have all been approached to direct the fourth "Twilight" installment.

Speculation over who would helm the final movie in the hit franchise reached fever pitch after "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" director Chris Weitz revealed he would not return. Actor Robert Pattinson hinted he would love "Milk" filmmaker Van Sant to shoot the movie, as filming would take place in Portland, Oregon - where the director has lived and worked for several years.

Meanwhile, Entertainment Weekly claimed "Lost in Translati...
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Q&A: Kristen Stewart On 'New Moon,' Taylor Lautner, & Robert Pattinson

November 20th, 2009 10:20am EST
Kristen Stewart Interview
At first it seemed like being the leading lady of a number one franchise would be too much for Kristen Stewart to handle. On her first round of press for Twilight, she appeared intensely nervous. She was photographed smoking a bong and later incurred the wrath of Twihards with some poor choice of words.

Two movies and a year of press later, Stewart seems a much mellower, well adjusted lady. Maybe it's her Joan Jett hair that projects a more carefree attitude, but her body language is definitely more comfortable, and she speaks with decisive confidence. At least she did in her press confe...
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Best & Worst Stalker Movies

April 23rd, 2009 10:24am EDT
Obsessed
In 'Obsessed', Derek Charles (Idris Elba) sparks a relationship with his smoking hot new co-worker Lisa Sheridan (Ali Larter). One little problem… Derek already put a ring on Sharon Charles (Beyonce). Crazy Lisa doesn't want to hear that though and continues her pursuit anyways. The unrelenting stalker character is a Hollywood staple, so will 'Obsessed' result in some good scares or unintentional laughs? Here's a look back at some of the best and worst stalker movies ever.

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'Play Misty for Me' (1971) - Long before Jessica Walter made a career of playing boozing, acid tongued gr...
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'Twilight' Fans Get Bonus DVD Footage and New Direction In 'New Moon'

March 11th, 2009 2:51pm EDT
Twilight
Twilight fans who can't wait to see more of their vampire love affairs in movie theaters, can expect more on the film's DVD. Kristen Stewart, who stars as Bella, prepared to have all her humorous gaffes exposed in the outtakes.

"I love outtakes," Stewart said. "I love when the fantasy is broken down and revealed to everyone. I think it's funny. Literally, there wasn't a day that went by that we didn't have camera crews on set so I'm sure that they have hours of footage to cut together for the eager audience."

The sequel, New Moon begins shooting later this month, with Chris Weitz...
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