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Brad Bird To Direct Mystery Disney Project '1952' Penned By Damon Lindelof

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 3, 2012 2:06 PM
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Well it may not be his San Francisco earthquake epic "1906," but it looks like another numerically titled movie has caught the attention of Brad Bird.

It's Official: Francis Lawrence Will Direct 'The Hunger Games' Sequel 'Catching Fire'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 3, 2012 1:37 PM
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Well, it's officially official. Two weeks after he got the offer, and everyone assumed he was going to do it anyway, Lionsgate has formally announced that Francis Lawrence will be directing "The Hunger Games" sequel, "Catching Fire."

"I Now Pronounce You Man & Knife": The New Trailer For 'The Expendables 2' Explodes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 3, 2012 1:27 PM
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Break out the Ben Gay, because Sylvester Stallone is back with "The Expendables 2" and he's raided the action movie old folks home to dust off Arnold Schwarznegger and Chuck Norris and more to join his pals and young blood Liam Hemsworth in the last brawny flick.

The Weinstein Company Pick Up Dustin Hoffman's Directorial Debut 'Quartet'; Tribeca Lands 'For Ellen' With Paul Dano

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • May 3, 2012 12:28 PM
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It’s about that time, with Sundance and SXSW in the rearview, distributors both big and small are starting to snap up the promising titles that could possibly bring the fall a lot of prestige.

5 May DVD Titles You Should Know About Including '1900,' 'Castle In The Sky' & 'Flareup'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 3, 2012 12:03 PM
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Well we're back again with the bumper crop of must-have DVDs and Blu-rays for the month of May – from historic Italian epics to underground American sensations to a chilly, expressionistic film noir to movies where Raquel Welch plays a Vegas showgirl fleeing a murderer – we’ve got them all hear for you. So look on below to see what's worth your money this month....

Watch: Video For Soundgarden's "Live To Rise" Features More 'Avengers' Footage, Old Dudes Rocking

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 3, 2012 11:56 AM
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"It's such a different environment. In this day and age you don't have the monolithic record company with seemingly limitless resources and multimillion-dollar profits. They don't exist. Which is why a partnership like this exists. The movie company does have that, and they will promote it. It's the only way to get your music in front of people," Chris Cornell recently told THR. Oh how times have changed since Badmotorfinger....

Jon Favreau Reunites With Jason Bateman & Seth Gordon For 'Identity Thief'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • May 3, 2012 11:39 AM
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Seth Gordon’s latest directorial effort, with “Horrible Bosses” cohort Jason Bateman and “Bridesmaids” scene-stealer Melissa McCarthy in the leads, has steadily been coming together in recent months. And now set to hit next summer, it seems as if “Identity Theft” will start rolling any day now.

This Is What David Cronenberg's 'Total Recall' Would Have Looked Like, Concept Art Revealed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 3, 2012 11:21 AM
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It's one of the great "what could have been" movies that will have to live on in our imagination. Before Paul Verhoeven's version that we already know and love, and the upcoming Len Wiseman-directed remake with Colin Farrell, David Cronenberg was once in line to direct "Total Recall." And while it never came to pass as Cronenberg and the producers had different ideas for the movie -- he wanted William Hurt for the lead, they wanted Arnold Schwarzenegger; he was going to go way off the source material, they just wanted a popcorn movie -- we now get a glimpse at what the result might have been.

Discuss: After 'The Hunger Games' & 'The Dark Knight Rises,' Does Less Mean More When It Comes To Movie Marketing?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 3, 2012 10:56 AM
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The creator of "Lost" might have a horse in this fight (he's the co-writer of Ridley Scott's "Prometheus"), but he also has a point. In the last few months, marketing of major blockbusters seems to fall into two separate categories: keeping your cards close to the chest (the J.J. Abrams mystery box approach), or the show-absolutely-everything technique, bombarding fans with character posters, different trailers and enough clips and stills that you could essentially reconstruct the movie, with a basic understanding of narrative structure and a copy of iMovie.

Watch: 5 Clips From 'Men In Black 3' Fail To Convince This Sequel Was Necessary

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 3, 2012 10:20 AM
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Update: HitFix has a couple more you can watch below too.

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