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Paul Rudd Looking To Step In For Owen Wilson In Paul Weitz's 'Admission' With Tina Fey

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 14, 2012 9:38 AM
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As yet, Tina Fey hasn't quite found the same rock-solid success in the cinema world as she has on television with her Emmy-laden work on "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock." She wrote and co-starred in a minor teen classic "Mean Girls," and made small waves with "Baby Mama" and "Date Night," but that indelible role that makes her a fully fledged movie star -- her "Elf," her "40 Year Old Virgin" -- is yet to appear, presumably because she's busy nine months of the year running and starring in one of the funniest shows on television.

New Images & A Poster For 'Mad Men' Season 5

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • March 14, 2012 9:23 AM
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There's nothing worse than that feeling just after the season finale of your favorite television show. Your anticipation for that final episode has been building for weeks, but when it's over, in comes that crushing feeling that you'll be without the show and the characters you love for many months ahead. For those whose favorite show is "Mad Men," that sentiment must have soon turned into agony when contract negotiations stretched out the series' absence from the usual 9 months to an almost unbearable 18 months.
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SXSW '12 Review: 'Intruders' A Mish-Mash Of Horror Tropes In An Undercooked Procedural

  • By John Lichman
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  • March 14, 2012 8:58 AM
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How do you make the most of a ghost story in the age of post-meta horror films? If you're Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, you run with the idea of a fairy tale until you've copied and pasted so many tropes that "Intruders" emerges as a messy puddle.

Paramount Delay 'World War Z' Until June 21, 2013 & Move Tom Cruise Vehicle 'One Shot' Up To Christmas 2012

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 13, 2012 9:55 PM
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Release dates are pretty crucial to a film's success. Put your prize tentpole up against another film aiming for the same audience, and you'll cannibalize each other. Place your movie on exactly the right place in the calendar, and you'll find yourselves with a licence to print money. And that's why studios will claim release slots, and continue to tinker with them, both years in advance, and with only months to spare.

SXSW '12 Review: 'Bad Brains: A Band In DC' A Kinetic, Frenetic & Long Overdue Tribute To The Legendary Hardcore Band

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • March 13, 2012 6:37 PM
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As Henry Rollins states early on in "Bad Brains: A Band in DC," a definitive documentary on the legendary hardcore band is long overdue. "Legendary" is even understating it a bit, as Bad Brains helped to invent what we know as American hardcore, taking inspiration from the Sex Pistols and The Damned, melding it with their own funk and soul inspired musicality and "positive attitude message” and electric performance style to birth a beast all their own. Bad Brains influenced everyone from Rollins to Minor Threat to the Beastie Boys to the Cro-Mags and more. The new documentary directed by Mandy Stein and Ben Logan attempts to capture and commemorate the history of this band while also dealing with the serious issues they have faced, mostly thanks to wonderfully (and destructively) unhinged lead singer H.R.

Olivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis, Brie Larson & Fred Armisen Are 'Relanxious'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 13, 2012 6:12 PM
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Danger! Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis are going to test their off screen relationship, by working together. Will their relationship survive? These are the tough questions gossip sites will be asking as the new movie "Relanxious" (terrible title) gears up.

Tom Six Says 'Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)' Will Feature 500 Person Long Chain

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 13, 2012 5:53 PM
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Well, say what you will about Tom Six and his 'Human Centipede' franchise, but the man has a vision. A twisted, nauseauting vision, but one that is singular, no matter how disturbing it is. And he's seeing it through to the end. The director has been talking up "The Human Centipede 3 (Full Sequence)" since last fall, and with his leading man Dieter Laser now officially confirmed, he hit Twitter to let you know how fucking gross the last movie will be. 

SXSW '12 Review: 'Somebody Up There Likes Me' A Surprisingly Ambitious Deadpan Charmer

  • By William Goss
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  • March 13, 2012 5:36 PM
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Bob Byington’s "Somebody Up There Likes Me" is about a guy who doesn’t grow up. In fact, he doesn’t even age over the film’s span of about three decades in his life. It may have something to do with a mysterious briefcase, the origins of which are only ever suggested by animated cloud interludes and the ethereal implications of the title itself. But that hardly matters, so long as Max (Keith Poulson) keeps bumbling through marriage, money and mortality.

Watch: Clips From Richard Linklater's 'Bernie' & Kevin Macdonald's 'Marley'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 13, 2012 5:04 PM
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First up is an oddball look at Richard Linklater's slightly twisted, based on a true story tale "Bernie." Starring Matthew McConaguhy, Jack Black and Shirley Maclaine, the film tells the story of a beloved mortician (Black) in a small Texas town who befriends a mean old widow (Shirley MacLaine) and commits a horrific crime. This slow burn thriller has been quietly making the festival rounds since last summer, and will screen at SXSW tomorrow. The scene is an intriguing one, centering on Kay McCabe who portrays the mother of the D.A. (McConaughey), and it highlights the quasi-documentary style interludes featured in the film. Looks delightfully surreal. "Bernie" arrives on April 27th.
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Warner Bros. Bringing Mandrake The Magician To The Big Screen In Contemporary Flavored Makeover

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 13, 2012 4:26 PM
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Well, this marks the second big move in two days from Warner Bros., which seems to be deviating from the gameplan of safe plays and taking on riskier fare. Just yesterday, they came aboard the massive "The Dark Tower" franchise from Ron Howard and Brian Grazer that Universal dropped last year, and now they are continuing with bold maneuvers, taking on the vintage comic "Mandrake The Magician" and bringing it to the big screen.

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