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4:00 PM on 08.08.2012

Bob Hoskins announces retirement

I watched Michael, the film in which John Travolta plays an endearingly slovenly angel, at my aunt's house one day when I was a child. I'd arrived after it started, walking in during a scene in which, as I recall, tabloid edi...

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7:00 PM on 08.02.2012

Pictures from Whedon's Much Ado remain Branaghless

Having shot the film Dr. Horrible-style, independently and in under two weeks, professional cool-guy-you'd-like-to-hang-with Joss Whedon has put out some new shots of his forthcoming black and white adaptation of Much Ado Abo...

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6:00 PM on 07.31.2012

Russell Brand and Larry Charles on Pierre, Pierre

Black List screenplay Pierre, Pierre was rumored for Jim Carrey earlier this year, but has since reemerged as a vehicle for goth detective Russell Brand to be directed by Larry Charles. If you've watched a...

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7:00 PM on 07.30.2012

Aasif Mandvi joins cast for The Internship

I've always liked Daily Show heartthrob Aasif Mandvi, who has signed onto upcoming Shawn Levy comedy The Internship. While, in my opinion, his talents for comedy are significant, he's also been quite endearing as both a ...

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7:00 PM on 07.11.2012

Kickstart a stop motion Charlie Kaufman film

Here's a collection of words I didn't expect to see assembled in this order today but are nonetheless a pleasant sight: Starburns Industries has launched a Kickstarter for a stop motion animated film titled Anomalisa, written...

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5:00 PM on 07.10.2012

Hear the entire Dark Knight Rises soundtrack now

If you're not yet super excited for The Dark Knight Rises, maybe you should consider pumping some Hans Zimmer into your belligerent little earholes. Empire's posted the film's score, allowing you an auditory journey through t...

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3:00 PM on 07.09.2012

Star Trek 2's villain may be much more promising

The world reacted with slight disappointment and resignation when it was allegedly leaked a couple of months ago that erudite heartthrob Benedict Cumberbatch would play Khan in the upcoming Star Trek sequel. The choice o...

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6:00 PM on 07.06.2012

Production is wrapped on The Hobbit

Announced via chipper Facebook post from Peter Jackson, alongside a charming posterity picture of himself in front of a quintessential Lord of the Rings menagerie of fantastically colorful trees and a green screen, ...

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6:00 PM on 07.05.2012

MGM suing Jake LaMotta over Raging Bull II

In a rare case of corporate litigious brutality coinciding with good taste, MGM has filed a complaint against Jake LaMotta, the subject of Scorsese classic Raging Bull and its upcoming, unaffiliated, certain-to...

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4:00 PM on 06.29.2012

Soderbergh, Tatum to bring Magic Mike to Broadway

Magic Mike sort of crept up on me from behind, as I was completely unaware of its existence until now, on the forefront of its successful opening weekend. The film, loosely based on the actual stripping experiences of it...

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7:00 PM on 06.27.2012

Starship Troopers will lessen violence, thought

Paul Verhoeven's adaptation of Robert Heinlein's Starship Troopers was an oddly satirical action film with just enough bite to make it more profound than its giant bug alien-slaughtering premise. Toby Jaffe, a producer o...

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5:00 PM on 06.27.2012

Alan Partridge gets distributor, release date

Amid the standard Hollywood news which churns out with the dependable regularity of This Morning's Farmer, I am grateful for any morsel from the long-awaited Alan Partridge movie to report with an over-eagerness relative...

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6:00 PM on 06.25.2012

New Expendables 2 images look expendable

Aside from being a bit more, say, "modern warfare" than one might imagine, these screenshots from upcoming sequel The Expendables 2 promise precisely what they must: action heroes of yesteryear and present day's best att...

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7:00 PM on 06.22.2012

Proof of concept for IRIS tech from Man of Tai Chi

By now we've all heard tales of the humility and warmth of the otherwise bitterly attractive Keanu Reeves, so I feel a personal hope that his authorial and directorial debut, Man of Tai Chi, turns out well and finally gives ...

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5:00 PM on 06.22.2012

Alan Moore to work in film of own volition

In the sad way that certain artists come to be known more for succulent ancillary gossip rather than their actual contributions, Alan Moore, like an actor who happens to enjoy rodent-based anal pleasantries, has seen the most...

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6:00 PM on 06.19.2012

Bruce Lee's last script to be produced

Once adapted posthumously into 1978's Circle of Iron, martial arts icon Bruce Lee's final script, The Silent Flute, co-written with James Coburn and Stirling Silliphant, is now due for a more rigid production partially financ...

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3:00 PM on 06.18.2012

Nineteen Eighty-Four finds a screenwriter

"Now I know why you're depressed," my ninth grade math teacher said after he spotted me reading Orwell's 1984 at my desk, making what some would deem an inappropriate joke of my excuse for a recent slate of absences from...

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7:00 PM on 06.14.2012

Bored to Death could get a film, says Danson

HBO's Bored to Death was unceremoniously canceled following its third season last year, leaving fans of the unapologetically yuppieish noire-comedy as unsatisfied as they likely feel after sessions of love-making not immediat...

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5:00 PM on 06.06.2012

Captain America 2 directed by the Russo brothers

Beating out a shortlist containing themselves and George Nofli, Anthony and Joe Russo have been confirmed to direct the post-Avengers sequel to Captain America. The Russo brothers, as they're known, last directed 2006's ...

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3:00 PM on 06.05.2012

Park Chan-Wook's Stoker scored by Clint Mansell

At one point set to be scored by Philip Glass, Park Chan-Wook's Stoker now boasts Clint Mansell as its composer. Mansell, Oscar-nominated and most famous for his work with Darren Aronofsky, has also scored Moon and,...

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7:00 PM on 06.01.2012

Warner Bros. pushed for DiCaprio as Riddler

Spurred on as I was by fan-made posters depicting beguiling actors such as David Tennant, Jude Law, or Johnny Depp in the role, I became quite enamored with the idea of The Dark Knight Rises offering a realistic take on ...

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7:00 PM on 05.31.2012

Possible plot details for Wachowskis' Jupiter Ascending

With Cloud Atlas, their first writer-director outing since 2008's abysmal Speed Racer, in the can and set for an end-of-the-year release, new details have supposedly emerged regarding the Wachowskis' next project: Jupiter Asc...

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