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Dwayne Johnson & Josh Hutcherson Expected To Return For 'Journey 3'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 9, 2012 2:05 PM
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Did you go see "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island"? No? Well, guess what, it doesn't matter because a whole lot of people overseas went to go see it, helping the movie bring in over $270 million worldwide. Only a couple of days ago it was confirmed that a three-quel was in the works, and it looks like the producers want to keep their secret ingredients of Dwayne Johnson and Josh Hutcherson in the mix.

Good Luck With That: Joss Whedon Says The Only Way To Approach An 'Avengers' Sequel Is To Make It Smaller & More Intimate

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 9, 2012 1:38 PM
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Well, "The Avengers" is still a little bit away from hitting theaters, but might as well get the sequel talk started already, right? Because since everyone in the Marvel universe has signed their lives and their children's lives away to star in the series forever, if the movie is a big box office hit (and it should be) and pleases the fans (it likely will) you can bet everyone will be getting out their dayplanners to figure out when they can get Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner and Tom Hiddleston all back together in the same room. But if Joss Whedon has his way (and he won't), his concept for a sequel to "The Avengers" runs directly opposite the current climate in Hollywood.

In Theaters: Take Some 'Friends With Kids' To See 'John Carter' Or Get Out Of The 'Silent House' For Some 'Salmon Fishing In The Yemen'

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • March 9, 2012 1:03 PM
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TGIF betches! I set off for the magical land of queso and breakfast tacos tonight-- yep! Going to Austin for SXSW. But not without a little Friday In Theaters to set you off right. It just wouldn't be right to depart without a mild rant about the "John Carter" marketing campaign! Yes, this weekend the questionable Civil War/Sci-Fi "John Carter" muscles its way into theaters, as well as Elizabeth Olsen spooky movie "Silent House," and funny attractive people with problems rom-com "Friends with Kids."

Review: 'The Ballad Of Genesis & Lady Jaye' Is A Fascinating Love Story Cum Examination Of Fluid Identity & Pandrogeny

  • By The Playlist
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  • March 9, 2012 12:43 PM
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Going beyond mere ideas of pansexuality, gender reassignment and transgenderdom, the documentary "The Ballad of Genesis & Lady Jaye" centers on the relatively unique notion of pandrogeny -- the concept of a man and woman shedding their individuality and appearance and becoming one and the same, in part through plastic surgery. Raising all kinds of fascinating questions about the notions of identity, the Marie Losier-directed documentary is often bizarre, trangressive and ideologically challenging, but always engrossing.

Viacom Chief Confirms Inevitable 'Mission: Impossible 5' Is In The Works

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 9, 2012 12:23 PM
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With the absolutely monster success of "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" proving with its $679 million worldwide gross (the best of the series so far) that there is still plenty of fuel left in the tank, it did not take long for sequel talk to start. In fact, it was only a few days after the opening weekend that word first started being kicked around about a potential new installment, and indeed more official confirmation reveals that is definitely the plan.

Patton Oswalt Disappointed Charlize Theron Wasn't Nominated At The Oscars, But Thrilled For Melissa McCarthy & Demian Bichir

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 9, 2012 12:03 PM
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The Oscars, remember those? It all seems like a distant memory now, and it's hard to believe it was just a couple of weeks ago that we were sitting down in extra stretchy pants with some beer and unhealthy snack food to watch the annual Super Bowl for the movies. And while time will tell what the lasting impression from this year's ceremonies will be, debates will continue about who missed out and who should have won.

Soundtrack Details For 'Casa De Mi Padre' Plus Video For "Yo No Se" Performed By Will Ferrell

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 9, 2012 11:39 AM
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SXSW kicks off today, and the sunny, BBQ roasted city of Austin is probably the perfect place for "Casa De Mi Padre" to making its premiere. The odd ball comedy stars Will Ferrell, Diego Luna, Gael Garcia Bernal, Nick Offerman and Genesis Rodriguez in a riff on Mexican telenovelas, that tells the story of rancher who falls in love with his brother's fiancé and winds up in a war with a drug lord. In other words, it's exactly what you might expect from Will Ferrell except here's the thing -- it's all in Spanish.

SXSW '12 Interview: Drew Goddard Talks His Inspiration For 'Cabin In The Woods,' Working With Joss Whedon & J.J. Abrams & More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 9, 2012 11:01 AM
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Tonight "Cabin in the Woods" will open this year's South by Southwest film festival, and those lucky enough to attend will experience something very special. Ostensibly a gleeful send-up and acidic takedown of modern horror films (and their nearly mythical place in our culture), it's as smart as it is scary, and truly unique. It's not hard to imagine a heavily lubricated SXSW losing their collective shit. We got to talk to co-writer/director Drew Goddard, who created the film with is former "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"/"Angel" boss Joss Whedon, about the inception of the film, what it was like to have your debut feature indefinitely delayed by original studio MGM's crumbling empire, and how much fun it is to be writing a robot movie for Steven Spielberg. (It should be said, right off the bat, that the less you know about "Cabin in the Woods" so you might want to read this after you see the movie, either at SXSW or when it opens theatrically on April 13th.)

Rising Stars Mark Webber & Sarah Snook To Star In 'Jessabelle' From 'Saw 3D' Director Kevin Greutert

  • By Simon Dang
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  • March 9, 2012 10:42 AM
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Typically, a Lionsgate horror flick from "Saw 3D" helmer Kevin Greutert isn't one to grab our attention but their latest collaboration "Jessabelle" has scored two pieces of casting that has forced our hand.

Neal McDonough Joins 'L.A. Noir'; Kurt Sutter Teases 'Son Of Anarchy' Prequel & Denise Richards Heads To 'Blue Lagoon'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • March 9, 2012 10:38 AM
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The story of the L.A.P.D. and Mickey Cohen will be the center of Ruben Flesicher's noir-pic "The Gangster Squad" later this year but there's another major production which is using the events as its story: Frank Darabont's teaming with TNT for "L.A. Noir."

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