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We Read It: Michael Mann & John Logan's Unmade 1930s Noir A Nasty Look At Old Hollywood That Doesn't Quite Work

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 21, 2012 1:56 PM
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Of all the unmade, potentially great projects of the last few years, one of the most talked-about is the untitled 1930s noir thriller penned by Oscar nominee John Logan ("The Aviator," "Hugo") with the intention that Michael Mann would direct, and Leonardo DiCaprio would star. The project started doing the rounds back in 2007, but despite interest from New Line, the film, with an estimated budget of $120 million, proved too expensive and too risky to get made.

Sundance Selects Says 'Gimme The Loot' For SXSW Winner; Wrekin Hill Finds 'The End Of Love' & Oscilloscope Reaches Enlightenment with 'Samsara'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • March 21, 2012 1:36 PM
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The SXSW Film Festival has shuttered its doors for another year, and now news reaches us that the winner of this year's Best Narrative Feature award has found a distributor, as did two other festival favorites from Park City and TIFF.

Rob Corddry & Leslie Bibb To Star In 'Hell Baby,' The Co-Directorial Debut Of Thomas Lennon & Robert Ben Garant

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • March 21, 2012 1:15 PM
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Screenwriting duo and comedy mainstays Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon have increasingly become Hollywood's box office saviors, supplying the scripts for both “Night at the Museum” films as well as “The Pacifier,” and their success has allowed them a “one-for-them, one-for-us” status among the studios. Their more personal work has seen less fanfare however, ranging from the executive-mangled (“Let's Go To Prison”) to holistically mangled (“Reno 911: Miami”), but news arrives today that both men have decided to use their clout on their first co-directorial effort.

'Downton Abbey' Star Jessica Brown-Findlay Bags Female Lead In 'Winter's Tale,' Aaron Johnson & Garrett Hedlund Frontrunners To Join Her

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 21, 2012 12:51 PM
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There's a little show you might have been hearing about called "Downton Abbey." Well, with the show now a runaway critical hit and audience sensation, it's time for some of the stars to leapfrog into feature film roles.

Watch: Russian Teaser Trailer For Genndy Tartakovsky's 'Hotel Transylvania' Shows Off Some Impressive Design

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 21, 2012 12:13 PM
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Maybe the secret to making Adam Sandler tolerable these days is to dub his voice into Russian. And while it's still too early to tell if "Hotel Transylvania" will just be an animated version of the usual low-grade Sandler schtick, this new Russian teaser trailer for the film at least promises it will be a helluva thing to look at.

Listen To The New Beck Song "Looking For A Sign" From 'Jeff Who Lives At Home' Plus More Music Film News

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • March 21, 2012 11:41 AM
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Where would we be without music in our favorite films? While some may rely mostly on score, the needle drop of a pop tune can be quite satisfying when paired with a memorable scene. There could be a few opportunities for this type of moment on the way thanks to some exciting music news that also concerns the film world.

Olivia Wilde Heads Back To 'House'; Famke Janssen Lives On Eli Roth's 'Hemlock Grove'; Adam Levine Is 'An American Horror Story' & More

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • March 21, 2012 11:18 AM
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There are many happenings in the world of television as of late, with familiar faces returning to some of your favorite shows, while new talents are cast in hopes that they’ll be memorable additions.

'American Reunion' Soundtrack Details Plus All The Songs In The Film Including Al Green, 2 Live Crew, R. Kelly, Boyz II Men & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 21, 2012 10:49 AM
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It may be over ten years since the class of '99 walked the hallways of their high school, but it seems for Stifler, Jim, Michelle and the rest of the gang, the playlist hasn't really changed.

Review: 'The Trouble With Bliss' A Low-Key, No-Stakes Dramedy With Little Pull

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 21, 2012 9:59 AM
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When we first meet Morris Bliss (Michael C. Hall), he's in his bed enjoying some post-coital time with Stephanie (Brie Larson), a much younger high-school student. It's late in the afternoon and Morris is eager to usher Stephanie out of the house before his father Danny (Peter Fonda) comes home, but the attractive Stephanie knows that she wields the upper hand in the sexual dynamic and drags things out, peppering her middle aged lover with questions. We learn that he dreams of traveling to the places he's read about in books, with his destinations already pinned on a map. And through their banter, Morris is shocked to learn that Stephanie is actually the daughter of a former classmate. Now while ordinarily that might seem like a big deal, as we soon learn in "The Trouble With Bliss," Morris' "troubles" just really aren't all that serious.
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Noah Emmerich In Talks To Join Guillaume Canet's 'Blood Ties'; On Board FX's '80's-Set Drama Pilot 'The Americans'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • March 21, 2012 9:45 AM
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Its been smooth sailing recently for character actor Noah Emmerich, featuring in a number of high-profile projects including "Fair Game," "The Walking Dead," "Super 8" as well as "Warrior." The actor now looks to be continuing that trend having booked two new roles including a part in a star-studded crime-drama and a small screen re-teaming with regular collaborator, Gavin O'Connor.

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