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To Get Ready for 'Cabin in the Woods,' Here Are The Top 5 Cabin Movies

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 10, 2012 10:05 AM
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Everything from “The Truman Show” to John Carpenter’s “Halloween” is chopped up and blended in the pop culture Cuisinart that is Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon’s irrepressible “Cabin in the Woods.” But it quite clearly owes a certain debt to a very specific type of horror sub-genre set primarily in a rickety homestead in the forest, one just desolate or decrepit enough to be rife with the possibility of evil spirits, demented madmen, psychic trauma… or all of the above. When Whedon originally came to Goddard with the concept, he gleefully suggested making a “cabin movie.” While “Cabin in the Woods” ended up being much more than that (it's an acidic takedown and euphoric celebration of all things horror), we wanted to briefly cite five of the films that contributed, either directly or through the pop culture ether, to “Cabin in the Woods.”

In Over Their Heads Or Investigative Journalism? New Clip From 'Sound Of My Voice'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 10, 2012 9:44 AM
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What would happen if you discovered that a young woman, claiming to be from the future, was recruiting followers in your neighborhood? Would you go check it out? And if you did, would you want to return to your everyday routine afterward? That's the question at the heart of this new clip from Zal Batmanglij's "Sound Of My Voice."

Michael Bay Adds European Actress/Model Yolanthe Cabau To 'Pain And Gain'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • April 10, 2012 9:22 AM
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Michael Bay is all about T&A up and coming talent, isn't he? The helmer is continuing the trend, plucking little known Spanish-Dutch actress/model Yolanthe Cabau out of obscurity for his upcoming dark comedy-thriller "Pain And Gain."

'Pretty Little Liars' Star Ryan Merriman To Play Fellow Dodger Dixie Walker In Jackie Robinson Biopic '42'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • April 10, 2012 9:00 AM
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If anything, the success of "Moneyball" last year has certainly brought about the revitalization of baseball-centered dramas. There's been no shortage of great ones in the past, from"Bang The Drum Slowly" to "Field Of Dreams" to The Natural," and now with the Clint Eastwood-led "Trouble With The Curve" and the Jackie Robinson biopic "42," we're definitely in for a fair slice of the genre in the near future.

Anthony LaPaglia Reunites With Robert Connolly For Julian Assange Pic 'Underground'; Rachel Griffiths & Newcomer Alex Williams Also On Board

  • By Simon Dang
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  • April 10, 2012 8:39 AM
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With their promising adaptation of Arthur Miller's "A View From The Bridge," with names like Vera Farmiga and Mia Wasikowska who were attached to star failing to materialize, Robert Connolly and Anthony LaPaglia (who previously teamed on "Balibo") have now set their sights on a film about one of the biggest international political figures in recent times, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

Seth Gordon Will Hang Out With 'The Has-Beens'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • April 10, 2012 8:22 AM
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While “The King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters” documentarian Seth Gordon got off to a rough start in his narrative filmmaking career with the Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn-starring “Four Christmases” in 2008, he’s had a nice rebound with this past summer’s serviceable comedy “Horrible Bosses,” and a slate of projects that include the Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman vehicle “Identity Theft” (shooting this summer), an ill-advised remake of “WarGames,” and the long-gestating faux documentary redo of “The King of Kong.”

Bryan Cranston Confirms That The Final Season Of 'Breaking Bad' Will Be Cooked Up Into Two Separate Batches

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • April 10, 2012 8:03 AM
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While many fans will probably just exclaim “Why can’t we just watch it already, Yo!,” patience is certainly a virtue when it comes to the highly anticipated return of the Vince Gilligan-created AMC series “Breaking Bad.” A show that actually needs no introduction at this point, it’s long been rumored that the fifth and final season would be split into two separate halves, much like all young adult adaptations do nowadays in an effort to milk fans' anticipation. And well, looks like that will be the case.

'Argo' Takes 'Gangster Squad' Release Date, Leaving Crime Pic Without A Slot; Still Planned For 2012 Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2012 10:47 PM
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Well, here's an interesting change up to Warner Bros. fall calendar, and one that is sure to get people talking...The studio has moved Ben Affleck's "Argo" to October 12th, taking the date previously assigned to "Gangster Squad," leaving the ensemble crime flick without a date at the moment. Both films boast massive, marquee-worthy casts but it seems WB is making a solid awards season move with Affleck's pic. 

'Out Of The Furnace' Gets More Awesome, Adds Woody Harrelson To The Cast

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2012 9:31 PM
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With the wheels now firmly turning on "Crazy Heart" director Scott Cooper's long awaited next effort, the cast for "Out Of The Furance" -- which was already pretty damn strong -- just added another dose of awesome.

Tom Hanks & Emma Thompson Are 'Saving Mr. Banks'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2012 7:51 PM
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When Disney snatched up the Black List script "Saving Mr. Banks" back in February, not only was it one of the hottest buys of the year so far, there was added oomph by the fact the studio was already looking to cast Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep for the lead roles. And hell, landing one out of two ain't bad...

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