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Diego Luna Adds Wes Bentley, Mark Moses & More For 'Chavez'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 3, 2012 9:43 AM
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The Wes Bentley comeback train keeps on rolling! The "American Beauty" star whose life was nearly ruined by his own overnight success/drug addiction is building on the momentum of "The Hunger Games," and has joined Diego Luna's next directorial effort with Mark Moses ("Mad Men"), Michael Cudlitz ("Southland"), Jacob Vargas ("Traffic") and Yancey Arias ("Legion") also on board for the story of labor-activist Cesar E. Chavez.

Jacki Weaver Joins Charlie Kaufman's 'Frank Or Francis'; John Jarratt Part Of Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 3, 2012 9:19 AM
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More than thirty years after Peter Weir's phenomenal, moody drama "Picnic At Hanging Rock" first graced screens, two supporting players from the film are set for major breaks stateside, with veteran duo Jacki Weaver and John Jarratt lining up roles in two of the biggest projects currently going around.

'Observe And Report' Director Jody Hill Helming A '70s Action Pic That Could Become A 'Dukes Of Hazzard' Reboot

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • May 3, 2012 8:56 AM
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We’re not against films that are labeled as reboots per se, but we are fervently against reboots of films that were made within the last decade. It’s not that the new films themselves are guaranteed to be terrible, but there’s something so crass and terribly money-grabbing about them. It seems like the word "reboot" is code for either: “we fucked up the first time, and there’s no guarantee that we won’t again” or “we can’t wait to wring some more cash out of this franchise while we still can” or “we best churn out some shit fast before the rights to the property lapse.”

Robert Pattinson Will Hunt For Saddam Hussein In 'Mission: Blacklist'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 2, 2012 10:19 PM
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Franchise? Check. Working with an auteur? Check. Making a period movie based on classic book? Check. Looks like one of the last things Robert Pattinson has to check off his bucket list, besides making a comedy (though some would argue he's done that already), is making a movie about an Important Subject. Well, consider it done.

Trailer For 'Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview' Arriving May 11th; Todd Solondz's 'Dark Horse' Hits Theaters June 8th Via Brainstorm

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 2, 2012 7:14 PM
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Earlier this week we ran down our non-blockbuster/franchise/comic book movie options for your this summer, and now you can add a couple more to the calendar.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus & James Gandolfini To Star In Nicole Holofcener's Next Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 2, 2012 6:51 PM
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So, what do Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini have in common? Well, they're both graduates of the Armando Iannucci school of comedy with the former currently starring in his HBO series "Veep" and the latter featuring in "In The Loop." Now both will take those comic skills -- and the considerable talents they already have -- and bring them to new project that already sounds quite promising.

A New Look At Emma Watson In Sofia Coppola's 'The Bling Ring' Wearing A Pink Tracksuit & Uggs

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 2, 2012 6:29 PM
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Well filming is wrapped on "The Bling Ring" but it feels like we've already gotten an eyeful already. An almost endless stream of set photos have been appearing over the last few weeks but Emma Watson herself is getting in on the fun, tweeting out a new look at her in costume from the film as the character Nicki.

'What To Expect When You're Expecting' Soundtrack Features Chiddy Bang, Black Lips, A Fine Frenzy, David Gray & More

  • By The Playlist
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  • May 2, 2012 6:18 PM
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Starring Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Brooklyn Decker, Chace Crawford and Chris Rock, among others, Capitol Records will release the original soundtrack to the Lionsgate feature film "What To Expect When You’re Expecting," digitally on May 15th and physically on May 22nd.

Canadians At Cannes: New Looks At Brandon Cronenberg's 'Antiviral' & Xavier Dolan's 'Laurence Anyways'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 2, 2012 6:03 PM
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The Cannes Film Festival is just two weeks away and excitement continues to grow, and as filmmakers, producers, directors, actors and sales agents pack their bags, more peeks of the films hitting the Croisette are landing online. The latest comes from two Canadian filmmakers who will both be competing in the Un Certain Regard section.

Demian Bichir Follows Oscar Nom With Roles In 'Machete Kills' & William Friedkin's 'Trapped'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 2, 2012 5:28 PM
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Sometimes an Oscar nomination (or more importantly a win) bumps you into a higher echelon, with more prestige style scripts crossing your desk and doors opening where they were closed. Or, it doesn't. And though he earned a well deserved Oscar nod for his turn in "A Better Life," Demian Birchir's next couple of projects likely won't find him returning to the Kodak Theater Dolby Theater anytime soon.

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