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Dan Aykroyd Says He Might Recast Peter Venkman For 'Ghostbusters 3,' Denies Rumor That Bill Murray Trashed His Script

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 13, 2012 3:12 PM
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Dear Dan Aykroyd: For the the love of God, let it go.

Jonathan Demme's Animated 'Zeitoun' Lines Up Financing, Now Aiming To Hit Theaters In 2014

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 13, 2012 2:42 PM
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One project that has always been at simmering on Jonathan Demme's always busy plate of projects has been an adaptation of Dave Eggers' post-Hurricane Katrina book "Zeitoun." First announced nearly three years ago, the project hasn't had much movement since and Demme has been busy knocking out a number of documentaries including two centering on Neil Young ("Neil Young Trunk Show" and "Neil Young Journeys") in addition to his latest, "I'm Carolyn Parker." But it seems like "Zeitoun" is finally going to be moving forward, as financing has kicked things into motion.

Full Tracklist For 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack Revealed, Listen To The Decemberists "One Engine"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 13, 2012 2:37 PM
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"Songs From District 12 And Beyond" reads the subheading of the forthcoming "Hunger Games" soundtrack, when leads us to think that not all of these songs will make the cut into the movie. But, no matter, as the full tracklist for the disc has been revealed and it's certainly eclectic, and if it turns some tweens onto some decent music that isn't Skrillex or Karmin (who we didn't know existed until "Saturday Night Live" this weekend), then we can't complain.

Berlinale 2012 Review: Reverence Outweighs Insight In Kevin Macdonald's 2 1/2 Hour 'Marley' Documentary

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • February 13, 2012 2:03 PM
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A long film detailing a tragically short life, on paper, Kevin MacDonald's Bob Marley documentary "Marley" has more than enough of a pedigree to justify its 2 1/2 hour running time. After all, it's a biopic of one of the most influential and evergreen musical pioneers of all time, being brought to us by the respected documentarian behind the thrilling "Touching the Void" and the Oscar-winning "One Day In September." But the truth is that film's exhaustive approach at some point becomes simply exhausting, with its sporadic moments of true inspiration, almost all directly connected with the music or Bob's early life, serving mostly to remind of how by-the-numbers the rest of the movie is. It purports to bring us the man behind the myth, but 150 minutes later, the flesh-and-blood Marley remains frustratingly out of reach, and the myth is still reverently intact.

'Party Down' & 'Parks & Recreation' Star Adam Scott Joins 'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 13, 2012 1:42 PM
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Adam Scott's career thus far pretty much defines the phrase "paying your dues." He's been working steadily pretty much since the start of his career logging time on both television and the big screen, but the last few years have finally seen his star deservedly rise. Of course, there was his stint on the criminally shortlived "Party Down" (which now is headed toward a feature film), apperances in Judd Apatow joints like "Knocked Up" and more notably "Step Brothers" and showing his range in everything from "Piranha 3D" to the indie "The Vicioius Kind." But 2012 seems to be the start of the next step in Scott's career. He's now fully fledged regular on "Parks & Recreation" (where he's tearing it a new one, see below) and has "Friends With Kids" arriving in the spring with Sundance hit "Bachlorette" arriving later in the year, and he's booked a big studio movie that will keep him busy during his hiatus from running Leslie Knope's political campaign.

'Glee' Star Jane Lynch Joins Adam Scott & Richard Jenkins In Comedy 'A.C.O.D.'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 13, 2012 1:20 PM
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There's something particularly satisfying about watching a hard-working, long-serving character actor finally getting their due. Which is why, for all the cultural monstrosities it has inflicted on us over the last few years, we'll never totally resent "Glee" -- it continues, after all, provide a huge showcase for Jane Lynch, one of the most gifted comic scene-stealers of the last couple of decades.

Paul Bettany In Talks To Star In 3D 'Lost Rooms' From 'How I Ended This Summer' Director Alexei Pobogrebksy

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 13, 2012 1:05 PM
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Paul Bettany's career has been a little frustrating of late, for no one more so than him, we imagine. Once touted as the next big thing, he's been in his fair share of hits, but in the last few years, he's either taken supporting roles in films like "The Young Victoria" or "The Tourist," or leads in Screen Gems action pictures like "Legion" and "Priest," with "Margin Call" proving the only real highlight. But perhaps inspired by the Oscar-winning success of "The King's Speech," which the actor famously passed on, and by missing out to his old pal Russell Crowe on "Les Miserables," he seems to be getting serious about his choices again.

Paddy Considine To Helm Adaptation Of Boxing Drama 'Years Of The Locust'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • February 13, 2012 12:38 PM
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Paddy Considine took the festival circuit by storm last year when his dark, adult-drama "Tyrannosaur" earned worldwide acclaim. The actor/director/writer penned and helmed the story, which followed a down-and-out alcoholic who meets an unhappily married and deeply religious social worker and the picture featured powerhouse performances from Peter Mullan and Olivia Colman.

Beat Generation Thriller 'Kill Your Darlings' Adds Michael C. Hall, Kyra Sedgwick, Ben Foster & Jennifer Jason Leigh

  • By Simon Dang
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  • February 13, 2012 12:15 PM
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With Walter Salles' adaptation of the most iconic Beat generation work, Jack Kerouac's "On The Road," getting closer to an expected 2012 Croisette premiere, there another project in the works set in same era involving the same characters that's quickly gaining momentum. John Krokidas is set to helm a script he's co-written with Austin Bunn titled "Kill Your Darlings" which is set to star Daniel Radcliffe as Allen Ginsberg, Dane DeHaan as Lucien Carr, Elizabeth Olsen playing Edie Parker and Jack Huston as Kerouac.

'Rango' Director Gore Verbinski Reveals The Top Ten Inspirations Of His Oscar-Contending Animated Feature Film

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 13, 2012 11:59 AM
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If everything goes the way it should in a couple of weeks, Gore Verbinski's surreal western "Rango" will walk away with the Best Animated Feature Oscar. And it will definitely deserve it, as the film is unique, wondrous, gorgeous and deeply involving epic about a chameleon (Johnny Depp) with an existential identity crisis. We caught up with Verbinski last week (who was calling from the New Mexico set of his next western, Disney's giant-sized "The Lone Ranger") to talk about the film and his top ten inspirations for "Rango." Some of them are quite surprising, indeed.

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