<p>Paul Walker, Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson tower over their co-stars in this oddly proportioned one-sheet</p>

Paul Walker, Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson tower over their co-stars in this oddly proportioned one-sheet

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Check out: New 'Fast Five' one-sheet features nothing but sky

Bottom-heavy poster tries some new things with design

Believe it or not, the thing that I've always enjoyed the most about the "Fast and the Furious" movies is the sound. I was a student post production sound mixer back in school, and I've always had an appreciation for a good sound design and a good mix. There's something about sitting in a dark theater watching a movie with a soundtrack that mostly consists of rumbling engines and tires squealing in Dolby all around my head for an hour and a half that just brings a smile to my face.

The part of a movie that has the least to do with sound is its poster, (How's that for a clumsy segue?) and "Fast Five" just put out a new one that focuses more on the actors than the cars.

The One-sheet consists mostly of Rio's sky-blue skies with the cast posed in various states of action across the bottom, this poster invokes more of a collage feeling than anything, as the actors do not appear to be inhabiting the same space.

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<p>Jake&nbsp;Gyllenhaal, looking confused in &quot;Souce Code&quot;</p>

Jake Gyllenhaal, looking confused in "Souce Code"

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Watch: First five minutes of 'Source Code' with Jake Gyllenhaal

Duncan Jones' follow up to 'Moon' may hook you

While Drew's away at SXSW, rubbing elbows with the hip elite and eating amazing BBQ (sob!) I'm back here editing his video interviews and subsequently, in the case of "Source Code" having my movie experience pre-ruined by all the spoilers I'm hearing from the likes of Vera Farmiga and Michelle Monaghan in their respective interviews. Ok, we'll they're not spoilers per-se, but I think I know much more than I would like to about the film.

And now the studio has released the first five minutes of the film to get you hooked.

I haven't watched this. I don't plan to either. I'm a huge fan of Duncan Jones' 'Moon' and my enthusiasm has been building to see this one. So I apologize in advance if there's any problems with the video, I haven't checked it for glitches. I'm just putting it up here for those of you who don't care, or are just too curious to wait for it the theater. We'll have some great interviews coming up next week, which you may or may not wish to watch as well. The one with Jake Gyllenhaal and Duncan Jones will be definitely spoiler-free and I highly recommend it. Watch the film embedded after the jump.

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<p>Every one of those bodies is a guy who auditioned to replace Aronofsky on 'The Wolverine.'&nbsp; Looks like Hugh is being very particular about what he wants this time, eh?</p>

Every one of those bodies is a guy who auditioned to replace Aronofsky on 'The Wolverine.'  Looks like Hugh is being very particular about what he wants this time, eh?

Credit: 20th Century Fox

Darren Aronofsky leaves 'The Wolverine' to focus on family

What does this mean for the Hugh Jackman movie?

And just like that, Aronofsky is off of "The Wolverine" and on to whatever is next.

My guess is he won't be franchise hunting like he was before the release of "Black Swan."  I get it.  When he signed on to do "The Wolverine," Aronofsky was still a filmmaker in need of a hit.  No matter how good his films have been, and I've been a fan of all of them, he was not a money-maker for any of the studios yet, and that can be problematic when you have big-canvass films you want to make.

Him signing on to do "The Wolverine" looked to me like a guy following up several personal choices with a movie that looked like as safe a commercial choice as possible.  I believe he would make a very good "Wolverine" film, particularly with Hugh Jackman aboard, and that he has a real affinity for the material that would result in something honestly exciting.

But since he signed on, "Black Swan" became a legitimate box-office hit.  A huge one.  And for the first time ever, Aronofsky finds himself in a position of strength as he starts trying to develop his next film.  It's like he got all the benefits of making a "Wolverine" movie without having to actually make the film.

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<p>Jodie Foster, Mel Gibson, and a strange little brown puppet star in the new movie 'The Beaver,' which played as part of the SXSW&nbsp;Film&nbsp;Festival last night in Austin, TX</p>

Jodie Foster, Mel Gibson, and a strange little brown puppet star in the new movie 'The Beaver,' which played as part of the SXSW Film Festival last night in Austin, TX

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Review: Jodie Foster directs a powerful Mel Gibson in 'The Beaver'

Great performances and a clever script make this a SXSW stand-out

Jodie Foster has been part of film as long as I've been paying attention.  She's eight years older than I am, so by the time I was paying attention to movies at all, she was already working and familiar and established, a regular guest star on every show on TV, it seemed.  I saw her in movies like "Tom Sawyer" and "Bugsy Malone" and "Freaky Friday," and once I got a little bit older, I started seeing her in other films like "Taxi Driver" and "The Little Girl Who Lived Down The Lane" and "Foxes" and "Carny," and she was constantly working with interesting people and on interesting films, and she seemed like an adult from the moment she stepped in front of a camera, no matter how old she was.  Once she started directing, it seemed like a natural step, and "Little Man Tate" is a lovely debut movie, sweet but not sentimental, shot through with deep feeling and a love of performance.  Then four years later, she returned to it with "Home For The Holidays."  And then…

Sixteen years.  That's a huge layoff between movies.  Not by choice, either.  She's had false starts and dead ends.   She's produced movies for other people.  She's acted.  She's stayed involved.  But until now, she's been silent as a director, and her return to the job made its premiere tonight at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas.  It was one of the last two films I saw at the fest, and I did my best to walk into it cold, without any sense of what I was going to see.  I've never watched the trailer for the film, and I saw one poster for it at the Summit offices last year, before Comic-Con.  At that point, Summit seemed very happy with the movie, confident that they had something special on their hands.

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<p>Johnny Depp/Captain Jack Sparrow ignores the naval disaster behind him</p>

Johnny Depp/Captain Jack Sparrow ignores the naval disaster behind him

Credit: Disney

Johnny Depp steps up as Captain Jack Sparrow in new One-Sheets

Spoiler alert: in the movie a boat catches on fire

Disney loves to tease out their press materials and have done so yet again with two new posters for "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides." The first, a "teaser payoff" shows Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, standing heroically in front of a montage of elements from the film:  on his left, some mermaids on a rock, behind him on his right, a ship on fire (ooh! and another mermaid in the water.)

In the second one, meant for bus stops, we have Johnny Depp as Sparrow again, although this is a "big head" medium shot, and he's looking straight at us. I would hazard to say it's the same boat on fire in the background, although much farther away. (I would say he's being smart to get away from it, it's gun powder stores could go off!)

Interesting to note how sober and heroic the poster version's of Captain Sparrow are compared to the Ozzy-like character that Depp brings to the screen. Check out the two posters embedded after the fold.

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<p>There is no truth to the rumor that Greg Mottola originally just considered playing Paul himself without make-up, or that he starred in the movie 'Powder.'&nbsp; No truth at all.</p>

There is no truth to the rumor that Greg Mottola originally just considered playing Paul himself without make-up, or that he starred in the movie 'Powder.'  No truth at all.

Credit: HitFix

Watch: Greg Mottola discusses directing the alien in 'Paul'

How does an indie-minded comedy director end up creating a CG alien?

I first met Greg Mottola sitting behind the monitor in video village on the side of a small suburban street in Northridge, California, where he was hard at work on his new film "Superbad," and we hit it off immediately.  He's an incredibly easy guy to talk to, warm and smart and funny, and the same qualities that I see in him as a person are the qualities that I see in his films.

Something like "Superbad" or "Adventureland" or "Paul" could easily be plastic comedy noise machines that the studios specialize in, but Mottola imbues his films with a deeply-felt humanity.  Even when they trade in high concepts, his films still deliver a very fundamental human punch, and it makes them stick in a way that many films can't.

I spoke to him again during Sundance the year "Adventureland" came out, and at that point, he was already gearing up to work on "Paul," and we talked a little bit about the challenges ahead, and not only for him, but also for whoever he was going to hire to bring the character of Paul to life.

Now that he's on the other side of the experience, I was excited to sit down with him to discuss that process, and while I had some other things planned, that's basically the whole conversation we had.  That's the way it works sometimes.  You can sit down with an agenda, but if a conversation unfolds naturally, you're not really going to control it, and that's the case with this one.

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<p>Rose Byrne and Patrick Wilson listen to bad news</p>

Rose Byrne and Patrick Wilson listen to bad news

Watch: Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne in 4 haunting clips from 'Insidious'

'Saw' Director James Wan pulls tension out of parental fear

Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne play young couple stuck in the worst possible nightmare for parents: their young boy is unconscious from a household accident, but his doctors do not know how to wake him up. Add to this strange and supernatural events happening around him when he's home and you have the material for a parental mental breakdown. The two have to come to terms with the reality of their situation in their own way, and either accept it or fight it

Of course this familiar territory explored in such classic films as 'The Exorcist" and "Poltergeist," but the emotions of the situation are so primal, that they rarely fail to enthrall us.  In these four clips from the film you can see how thick director James Wan (Saw) builds the tension even though nothing exceptionally supernatural going on in any of them. Each clip draws its power from pure parental protectiveness.

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<p>After some of the things that happen to them in Joseph Kahn's wacked-out teen comedy 'Detention,' I'm sure these kids would be fine with spending a little time after school.</p>

After some of the things that happen to them in Joseph Kahn's wacked-out teen comedy 'Detention,' I'm sure these kids would be fine with spending a little time after school.

Credit: Detention Films

SXSW Review: Joseph Kahn's 'Detention' is manic throwback horror comedy for Twitter generation

Crazy mash-up mayhem could make some distributor very happy

AUSTIN - I wanted to get the quote exactly right, so I went back tonight to look up my review of the 2004 film "Torque."  I never reviewed the movie when it came out, probably because it stunned me silent.  But at the end of the year, it topped my list of the worst films released that year, and my entire published work regarding the first film by music video wunderkind Joseph Kahn consisted of two sentences:  "Joseph Kahn should be tried for war crimes against my eyes and the laws of physics.  On the positive side, this may well be the highest-budget film ever directed by a retarded person."

I know it bothered him at the time because I heard from him, and he was very clear and very angry.  But after he called me, I never really thought about "Torque" again.  It's not a film I've revisited, or that occupies any real space in pop culture at this point.  At the time, it was supposed to make Joseph Kahn into a major big-budget guy.  There was a fair amount of talk at the time that they were going to hand him "Superman" after he wrapped up on "Torque."  That's how confident Warner Bros. was while they were watching dailies roll in.  Instead, he dropped back off the feature film world map completely until this week, when his new indie film "Detention" made its premiere as part of the SXSW Film Festival.

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<p>Nick Frost and Simon Pegg sat down with HitFix near the Little Ale'inn in Rachel, Nevada, to discuss their new movie 'Paul'</p>

Nick Frost and Simon Pegg sat down with HitFix near the Little Ale'inn in Rachel, Nevada, to discuss their new movie 'Paul'

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Watch: Nick Frost and Simon Pegg talk about bringing 'Paul' to life

We talk about influences, performance, and little green men

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are one of those film teams who I think will eventually be studied because of the body of work they leave behind.

"Spaced," "Shaun Of The Dead," and "Hot Fuzz" alone would be worth a discussion, but I have a feeling we're going to see them onscreen together over and over as their careers progress.  This coming Christmas, we're going to see them play Thomson and Thompson, the beloved characters from the TinTin series, and they're still planning to make another film with Edgar Wright.  But this weekend, they're both writers and stars of the new science-fiction road comedy "Paul," and to celebrate the film's release, I took a trip last week out to Rachel, Nevada.

Where the hell is Rachel, Nevada?

Well, we actually had to fly in to Vegas.  There were 25 of us total, and they loaded us into various RVs, then drove us about three hours out of the city to where the Little Ale'Inn is located.  It's a setting for a major sequence in "Paul," and it's a major spot for UFO enthusiasts because of how close it is to Area 51, the fabled location of the base where all of the alien bodies and spacecrafts are kept.

It's always a treat to talk to Nick and Simon, and this conversation with them was nearly ten minutes, with a few interruptions.  This sort of longer-form conversation on video works well at feeling like something natural instead of a mad scramble for a sound bite.  And when you factor in the fact that we're sitting in the middle of the desert for real, hundreds of miles from anything, it's a really crazy way to conduct press for something.

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<p>I'm guessing we'll have a whole lot less Jennifer Garner if Fox returns to the 'Daredevil franchise</p>

I'm guessing we'll have a whole lot less Jennifer Garner if Fox returns to the 'Daredevil franchise

Credit: 20th Century Fox

Is David Slade really going to reboot 'Daredevil,' and if so, why?

It's all about the benjamins, folks

If you're asking yourself why 20th Century Fox is moving ahead with a new "Daredevil" movie, it's simple.  If they don't make another movie, the rights will eventually revert to Marvel Studios, and they'll be able to reclaim their character and do whatever they want with it.  They could happily drop Daredevil into an "Avengers" movie, whether it makes sense or not, if they owned the character outright.

Instead, Fox is going to do whatever they can to hold onto the character, and that means they have to make a new movie about Matt Murdock and Daredevil and the Kingpin and whatever other characters they hope to keep control of in the future.  It's the same reason there's a "Spider-Man" reboot being made at Sony, and it's the reason we'll see another "Fantastic Four" film even if no one asks for it.  It's the reason there's a "Ghost Rider 2" coming.  The studios who own the various Marvel characters that were in production before Marvel started doing things for themselves are never ever going to willingly give up their hold on those characters, just in case.

"Daredevil" may not have been a hit, critically or commercially, but the character has existed long enough that Fox recognizes that there's at least a chance.  Maybe they didn't get it right the first time.  Maybe they won't get it right this time.  Does't matter.  As long as they have the rights, they can keep trying to get it right, as many times as they want.

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