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First Look At Meryl Streep & Tommy Lee Jones In 'Hope Springs'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2012 10:33 AM
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With the beloved Meryl Streep proving with "Mammia Mia!" and "Julie & Julia" that she can dominate summer just as well as she can the awards season, this August Columbia Pictures is hoping that the actress can once again get women out to theaters with "Hope Springs" (formerly known as "Great Hope Springs").

TV Dial: 'Blues Brothers' To Become Animated; 'That '70s Show Cast' Reunites & Two Clips From 'The Ricky Gervais Show'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2012 10:27 AM
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Jake and Elwood may have been on a mission from God, but Dan Aykroyd is on a mission to milk anything he's ever been associated with death for cash. Last summer it was reported that Aykroyd and co. were developing a "Glee"-style TV series based on the "The Blues Brothers" but it appears that's just the tip of the iceberg. At MIPTV it has been announced that Blues Brothers Approved Ventures LLC has teamed with Panacea Entertainment in an effort to whore out the fedora wearing duo in a variety of avenues that will include: an animated series, a Broadway show, a Vegas show, a radio network, social networking (?) and more. Comparing the brand to Coca-Cola and Nike (LOL), Panacea hopes to bring the characters to an audience "around the globe." Remember "Blues Brothers 2000"? That's all we're going to say about this....

5 Things You Might Not Know About 'The Conversation'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2012 10:09 AM
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Two milestones hit for Francis Ford Coppola this weekend. The legendary filmmaker celebrated his 73rd birthday on Saturday, April 7th (happy belated, Francis) and, on the same day, observed the 38th anniversary of the opening of one of his most artistic efforts, 1974’s “The Conversation.”

Greta Gerwig Says Her Secret Project Is "A Love Story About Girls"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2012 9:38 AM
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After flirting with mainstream in 2011 in movies like "No Strings Attached" and "Arthur," in 2012 Greta Gerwig is reaffirming her indie darling status. With Whit Stillman's "Damsels In Distress" now in theaters, Woody Allen's "To Rome With Love," and rom-com "Lola Versus" on the way, Gerwig is back in the arthouse for the remainder of the year. And this fall, she'll once again be festival circuit bound as well.

Morgan Spurlock To Shoot First Non-Documentary, Narrative Feature This Summer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2012 9:20 AM
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Making his name on concept heavy, quasi-reality show style documentaries, Morgan Spurlock has been eyeing making a narrative feature for a few years now. It's something he's brought up in numerous interviews as something he'd like to do, and it looks like the puzzle pieces are falling into place.

New Pics From 'Total Recall,' 'Premium Rush' & 'Men In Black 3'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2012 8:57 AM
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As you come down from your chocolate bunny high from Easter this weekend, here are some images from some upcoming films to distract your sugar fueled eyeballs.

The Mix: 'The Dark Knight Rises' Gets Fully Expected PG-13 Rating; Katy Perry Was Eyeing A Role In 'The Help' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 8, 2012 3:29 PM
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Better batten down the hatches! "The Dark Knight Rises" has now landed an official rating and it's not that shocking, fully expected PG-13. The MPAA warns viewers the movie contains "intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language." In other news, the sky is blue and grass in green.

Weekend Box Office: 'The Hunger Games' Hurtles Towards $300 Million, Leaving 'Titanic' & 'American Reunion' In The Dust

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • April 8, 2012 12:23 PM
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Consider this a matchup of brands moreso than movies. "The Hunger Games" ruled the roost for the third straight weekend, the new millennial hit beating back two 90's sensations with ease, almost suggesting a passing of the torch. Young people will always like sweeping romance and bawdy sex, but for this weekend, it was all about that popular pastime of child-on-child murder.

Universal Hopes For 'Snow White And The Huntsman' Sequel & New Animated Version Of 'The Cat In The Hat'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 8, 2012 10:30 AM
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Remember last fall when Ron Meyer, the president & COO of Universal Pictures, said, "We make a lot of shitty movies. Every one of them breaks my heart"? Well, in the timeliest of fashion, six months later, Meyer has attempted to clarify what he actually meant, which is that yes, sometimes Universal sometimes makes shitty movies (he last cited "The Wolfman," "Cowboys & Aliens" and "Land of the Lost"), however, adding, "we make some good movies and some shitty movies. Nobody ever sets out to make a shitty movie.”

Terrence Howard Lands Villain Role In 'Dead Man Down' With Noomi Rapace, Colin Farrell & Dominic Cooper

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 6, 2012 5:33 PM
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Terrence Howard has been around for a while, and done a lot of different things, but has be ever really played a bad guy? Listen, it's Friday afternoon, it's Easter and we may be forgetting something, but we can't remember when last the Academy Award nominated actor made life hard for a couple of protagonists. But either way, his next role will see him doing just that.

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