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'Raging Bull 2,' Starring William Forsythe, Announced; Will Anyone Care?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 5, 2012 11:00 AM
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So far, for all the sequel mania that's swept Hollywood, the films of Martin Scorsese remain untouched. Sure, you could perhaps argue that "Casino" is a follow-up to "Goodfellas," in spirit rather than in content, but we've so far been spared "Cape Fear 2: Max Takes Manhattan," "Kundun 2: The Quickening" or "New York New York: Tokyo Drift," either from the director himself or from lesser helmers, even as we get follow-ups to everything from "Tron" to "Road House."

3 New Images Of Jemaine Clement & Nicole Scherzinger In 'Men In Black 3'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 5, 2012 10:39 AM
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A troubled production, a brutal soundtrack song by Pitbull and a couple of deflated trailers later, "Men In Black III" is headed to theaters with all the excitement of a wet blanket on a cold night. But when you round up a cast that includes Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Emma Thompson, Alice Eve and Bill Hader (among many others) it's easy to be a little curious, even if the time-jumping concept is a bit ridiculous.

Review: 'We The Party' Is An Overly Familiar Teen Romp That Tries To Be Something More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 5, 2012 10:15 AM
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"We the Party" has a poster that makes it look like a more urban entry in the popular "Step Up" franchise, but is hilariously tagged as being "From the Director of 'New Jack City,'" a movie that most of the cast and pretty much anyone they're targeting to watch the movie, have either forgotten about entirely or never seen because it's too fucking old. It is, however, quite evocative of "We the Party," a movie that tries to be edgier, more outrageous, and (oddly) more socially conscious than most teen movies, but ends up being just as tired and cliché (if not more so), combining familiar beats from every high school flick imaginable and shellacking them in the tired aesthetics of 1990s music videos.

Scheduling Conflicts With Directorial Debut Cause Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Bail On Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 5, 2012 9:55 AM
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It's looked for a long while that Joseph Gordon-Levitt was going to have a very good year in 2012. After major roles in hits "(500) Days Of Summer" and "Inception," and an acclaimed turn last year in "50/50," the actor has a number of major parts lined up for the coming months. He's leading actioner "Premium Rush," he's got a key, still-top-secret part in "The Dark Knight Rises," he's reunited with Rian Johnson for sci-fi "Looper," and he'll crop up among the ensemble cast of Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln." All that, and he's got his collaborative wet project hitRECord, and he's looking to get underway on his directorial debut, "Don Jon's Addiction," with Scarlett Johansson and Julianne Moore, very shortly.

Linsane: Jeremy Lin Documentary In The Works

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 5, 2012 9:37 AM
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Even if you don't follow sports at all and can't tell basketball from rugby to save your life, you've still likely heard about Jeremy Lin. Taking over from Tim Tebow as the hot sports topic of the moment, the New York Knicks point guard has become a media sensation. And as befitting any flash in the pan figure whose 15 minutes could run out at any moment, a documentary is in the works.

Fan-made Poster For 'Carrie' Remake Starring Chloe Moretz Gets Thumbs Up From Director Kimberly Peirce

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 5, 2012 9:17 AM
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Well, whether you like it or not, the "Carrie" remake is happening, but it's hard to deny the talent being assembled is pretty compelling. "Boys Don't Cry" helmer Kimberly Peirce is getting behind the camera, with Chloe Moretz playing the bullied high school girl who unleashes her telekinetic powers after she gets pushed too far. And while there is no denying that Brian De Palma's film is a stone cold classic, we're curious to see what direction this iteration will take.

Amy Ryan, Vincent D’Onofrio, 50 Cent & Vinnie Jones Join Stallone & Schwarzenegger In 'The Tomb'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 5, 2012 8:57 AM
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If you removed Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger from the equation, the cast lining up for "The Tomb" seems like something that would fit a straight-to-DVD potboiler, instead of a teamup between two aging action icons. Either way, "The Tomb" is gonna be...weird.

Jaume Collet-Serra & Bradley Cooper May Say 'Here There Be Monsters'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 4, 2012 10:10 PM
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Two guys who recently had big high profile projects fall apart at Warner Bros. may be teaming for another big blockbuster the studio is brewing.

Robert Downey Jr. & David Dobkin Looking To Get In Front Of 'The Judge'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 4, 2012 9:47 PM
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Robert Downey Jr. and David Dobkin are two faves down on the Warner Bros. lot. Of course, the former is the man who has turned "Sherlock Holmes" into a mega franchise and the latter had a huge hit for their New Line arm with "Wedding Crashers," also had a hit with "Fred Claus" and after a rough patch, is still developing "Arthur & Lancelot" under their roof. So why not pair those two together?

Taylor Lautner To Try A Comedy Career Now, Joins 'Grown Ups 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 4, 2012 9:14 PM
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Oh, Taylor Lautner. Poised to be the next big hot new thing, his solo action adventure outing "Abduction" flopped at the box office, his starring role in "Stretch Armstrong" was scuttled and that movie he's supposed to do with Gus Van Sant (no, really) seems to be waiting to happen. So what is Jacob supposed to do now. How about comedy?

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