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Famed Manga 'Lone Wolf And Cub' Getting The Hollywood Treatment From 'Fast Five' Helmer Justin Lin

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 27, 2012 5:44 PM
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Manga is all the rage in Hollywood at the moment. While "Akira" is on hold for the moment, fans were concerned when Warner Bros. announced that they were bringing "Bleach" to the big screen. And opinions are still split on Spike Lee's redo of "Oldboy," which is now aiming to shoot this fall. Well, we're sure this next project won't be scrutinized any less.

Kenneth Branagh Gets Jack Ryan Reboot Moving Again As He Takes The Director's Chair

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 27, 2012 5:07 PM
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Left for dead? Never count out Jack Ryan. A week after the long developing/suffering Jack Ryan reboot AKA "Moscow" lost director Jack Bender, Paramount has re-upped with a helmer who not only knows how to deliver blockbuster action on a dime, he's an Oscar nominee too.

The Films Of Billy Wilder: A Retrospective

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 27, 2012 4:44 PM
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"I want to thank three persons,” said Michel Hazanavicius, accepting the 2012 Best Picture Oscar for “The Artist.” “I want to thank Billy Wilder, I want to thank Billy Wilder and I want to thank Billy Wilder.” He wasn’t the first director to namecheck Wilder in an acceptance speech. A few years prior, Fernando Trueba, accepting the Foreign Language Film Oscar for "Belle Epoque" quipped atheistically "I would like to believe in God in order to thank him. But I just believe in Billy Wilder... so, thank you Mr. Wilder." Wilder reportedly called the next day "Fernando? It's God."

Thumbs & Hairbrushes: Watch The New Red Band Trailer For 'American Reunion'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 27, 2012 3:48 PM
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The class of '99 returns next week in "American Reunion" and advance word we're hearing is...not terrible. People we thought would thoroughly hate the film have come back with more positive feedback than we expected, and it seems the good vibes of the marketing campaign can be found in the product as well.

When Is Everything Going To Get Back To Normal? Taking A Look At The Upcoming Season Of 'Mad Men'

  • By Cory Everett
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  • March 27, 2012 3:42 PM
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After an unendurable 17 month hiatus, “Mad Men” returned Sunday night with an epic 2 hour season premiere and its biggest ratings ever. If you have somehow shielded yourself from the buzz, the 4 time Emmy-winning Best Drama takes a look at the lives of employees of an advertising agency in New York throughout the 60s amidst social and political upheaval. After binging on 10 episodes Sunday afternoon as a refresher, this writer is convinced it’s easily the best show on TV and probably one of the finest dramas ever forged. (If you haven’t, seriously, it’s on Netflix Instant. You’re welcome.) The show is the creation of former “The Sopranos” writer Matthew Weiner, whose uncompromising vision extends to every aspect of the show including the way it’s marketed. In order to preserve the experience for fans of the show, Weiner won’t allow any spoilers prior to the season premiere. This includes incidental details like the year it takes place or which characters will be returning and means that commercials feature only footage from previous seasons and interviewers have to find clever ways to get even the vaguest hints about what might be coming up on the show.

Hugh Jackman Serves Up A Much Better Look At Jean Valjean In 'Les Miserables'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 27, 2012 3:00 PM
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While the paparazzi have been the first to capture snaps of Hugh Jackman playing the convict Jean Valjean in Tom Hooper's Oscar-bait musical "Les Miserables," the actor has decided to best them all by sending out the best look at his character so far.

Watch: Get A Glimpse Of The Future In Teaser For The Trailer For 'Total Recall'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 27, 2012 2:34 PM
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Let's just get this out of the way: this new trend of teasers for trailers is the fucking worst. But if you're gonna do it, then we at least have to tip our hat to Sony for doing it right. Forgoing the laughable ten-second treatment that usually seems to be the route these things follow, this thirty-second look at "Total Recall" at least offers up a decent amount of footage.

What Is Gaspar Noe Up To On The Set Of Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Only God Forgives'? Venice Premiere In The Works?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 27, 2012 2:18 PM
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"Only God Forgives," the latest from the bromantic duo of Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling, is currently rolling in front of cameras, and while tabloids remain obsessed with how it's affecting the actor's relationship with Eva Mendes (rest easy folks, she's babysitting his dog, so they are still together) an eagle eyed reader (thanks Lena!) has given us a heads up to a rather interesting development.

Michael Cera Reveals He's Shot 'Crystal Fairy' A New Movie With Sebastian Silva; 'Magic Magic' Next

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 27, 2012 1:46 PM
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Oh hey, remember just last month when Sony snapped up Sebastian Silva's thriller "Magic Magic" starring Michael Cera, Juno Temple, Emily Browning and Catalina Sandeno Moreno with a spring start in mind? Well, while that one is headed towards cameras later this spring, the "Arrested Development" actor reveals he's already got another movie with "The Maid" director in the can.

Chloe Moretz Offered Lead In 'Carrie' Remake, Film Aiming To Shoot Later This Year

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 27, 2012 12:55 PM
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Over the weekend we suggested that with Haley Bennett and Chloe Moretz both being considered for the lead in developing "Carrie" remake it would come down to going with an unknown versus star power. And it looks like thel latter has won out.

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