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Chris Pine, Daniel Craig, Robert Downey Jr.: 13 Stars Who Juggle Multiple Franchises (GALLERY)

Gary Susman | September 21, 2012 - 6:30 am

When Superman Returns was auditioning for the role of Clark Kent, the filmmakers has a tough time locking down a rising young actor as none of them wanted to be tied down to a multi-picture commitment that could last a decade or more — not to mention be typecast as fanboy-bait. No wonder actors were leery of franchise films in general. More »

‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ Trailer Offers Recognizable, Epic Thrills (VIDEO)

Todd Gilchrist | September 19, 2012 - 8:46 pm

If you were worried that director Peter Jackson had abandoned the moviemaking magic that elevated his Lord of the Rings adaptations to epic art in favor of oversized apes and afterlife odysseys, fret not. His forthcoming trilogy, The Hobbit – or at least the first installment, An Unexpected Journey – appears to have all of… More »

‘Cloud Atlas’: Tom Hanks and Halle Berry Help the Wachowskis Beautifully Explore Who We Are (MOVIE REVIEW)

Todd Gilchrist | September 9, 2012 - 12:01 am

Cloud Atlas feels like the movie that Lana and Andy Wachowski were born (or perhaps reborn) to make. Few commercial filmmakers ask questions as big as they repeatedly do, but their intellectual tenacity (much less ability to communicate them with such visceral intensity) is virtually unparalleled, even if the end result is sometimes as imperfect… More »