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Watch: Gary Oldman Has A Message For Basketball Players Who Want To Be Actors

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 21, 2012 11:56 AM
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Gary Oldman: Oscar nominated actor (who should have won by now), writer, director and all around badass. And, as it turns, out, a pretty hilarious guy too.

Armando Iannucci Says Alan Partridge Will Face Off Against A Media Giant In Upcoming Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 21, 2012 11:36 AM
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The bits and pieces of the upcoming "Alan Partridge" movie -- the first big screen outing by one of Steve Coogan's most well known and beloved character creations -- have been coming in fits and starts for the past year or so. But here's what we know thus far: "Little Britain" and "Cruise Of The Gods" helmer Declan Lowney will get behind the camera for the film, the plot of which has been kept under wraps, with Coogan only teasing thus far that "...there's quite a large event in a small town. And Alan is not the protagonist. He's...an unwilling participant." Well, a more rounded picture of what to expect is beginning to take shape.

Director Mark Andrews Talks Replacing Brenda Chapman On 'Brave,' The Future Of 'John Carter' & More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • June 21, 2012 11:06 AM
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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times – Mark Andrews, who makes his feature directorial debut this weekend on Pixar's heavily hyped, medieval girl-power romp "Brave" (taking duties over for Brenda Chapman, who parted ways with the film – more on that in a minute) was also an assistant director and co-writer on "John Carter," Disney's massively budgeted sci-fi spectacle that crashed and burned like an out-of-control Martian spaceship. Few filmmakers have been in the unenviable position of being involved in huge (and occasionally troubled) productions this close together.

Cobie Smulders, Michael Ian Black & More Join David Wain’s ‘They Came Together’

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • June 21, 2012 10:40 AM
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As if it didn’t have enough comedic talent already, the rom-com spoof/deconstruction “They Came Together” has added “How I Met Your Mother” star Cobie Smulders and ”The State” veteran Michael Ian Black.

Barry Sonnenfeld To Direct DC Comics' 'The Metal Men' For Warner Bros.

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 21, 2012 10:18 AM
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It looks like with Batman ending, Warner Bros. are getting very serious about exploiting the DC Comics catalog they've mostly been sitting on. Earlier this month it was revealed that last year the studio had hired "Gangster Squad" writer Will Beall to pen "Justice League," and it seems they are already intent on rebooting "Green Lantern" after it crashed and burned in 2010 with Ryan Reynolds. And during press rounds for "Men In Black III," director Barry Sonnenfeld also teased that he was working on something for the studio "based on a comic that hasn’t been around since the 60s.” Well, the mystery has been solved.

The Best Films Of 2012...So Far

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • June 21, 2012 9:58 AM
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It feels like only yesterday that we were talking about the best films of 2011, and yet here we are, nearly at the end of June, and we've seen pretty much everything that the first half of the year has to offer. So with the mid-point of 2012 nearly upon us, we thought we'd look over the best films we've seen in theaters over the last six months.

Edgar Ramirez & Danny Huston To Star In Simón Bolívar Biopic 'Libertador'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • June 21, 2012 9:44 AM
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No stranger to biopics, Edgar Ramirez (“Carlos” and “Che”) has signed on to play Simón Bolívar, the Venezuelan military and political leader who was instrumental in Latin America’s successful struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire, in “Libertador.”

Ryan Phillippe To Make Directorial Debut With Thriller 'Shreveport'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • June 21, 2012 9:17 AM
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Due to appealingly hefty tax credits and its wide-ranging choice of locations, Louisiana has served as home to a number of recent high-profile productions, but actor Ryan Phillippe is now set to show the darker side to such regional filmmaking with his directorial debut.

First Images From 'Raging Bull II' Confirm Sequel's Existence; William Forsythe Says It Will Have "More Heart"

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • June 21, 2012 9:03 AM
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In a world where Robert De Niro increasingly shares more screen time with 50 Cent than any other actor throughout his career, the idea that a “Raging Bull” sequel is lensing now in Los Angeles is sadly not too shocking. However, cause for alarm clearly shows when neither de Niro nor Martin Scorsese offers their involvement, and based on the first look at writer/director Martin Guigui's continuation of boxer Jake LaMotta's story, any fears may prove to be more than justified.

Review: 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Is A Surprisingly Solid Mix of History & Horror

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • June 21, 2012 8:30 AM
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One of the biggest question marks of the summer movie season has been "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," Timur Bekmambetov's $70 million R-rated historical mash-up that sees the sixteenth President of the United States fighting undead creatures and the evils of slavery, all at the same time (in 3D, no less). Based on the novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, who also wrote the screenplay (with uncredited help from Simon Kinberg), and produced by top ghoul Tim Burton, the trailers and television spots didn't completely convey whether or not it was supposed to be funny or scary, serious or silly. It turns out that (brilliantly) -- it's both. Somehow the movie manages to be fun and tongue-in-cheek without ever seeming disrespectful. It's a winning combination of history and horror where Honest Abe is able to kick serious ass.

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