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Watch: Johnny Depp Is Thirsty, Discovers McDonalds In TV Spot For 'Dark Shadows'; Tim Burton Says Original Show Was "Awful"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 26, 2012 5:00 PM
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It took a bit longer than expected, but with Warner Bros. now going full throttle on the marketing campaign for Tim Burton's "Dark Shadows" we're likely going to be seeing a lot over the next six weeks leading up to the film's release date, and bit more footage has landed online today.

Will Ferrell Planning To Attend 'Crazy U'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 26, 2012 4:40 PM
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College life is no stranger to Will Ferrell. The funnyman relived his student life streaking through the quad in "Old School" but in this next picture, he won't be the one doing beer bongs.

We Miss Will Smith: Listen To Pitbull's "Back In Time" From 'Men In Black 3'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 26, 2012 3:54 PM
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Listen, the Will Smith songs for the first two "Men In Black" movies weren't great. In fact, there were pretty cornball terrible. Yet, their earnest wholesomeness and the fact that they were actually about the movie, made them oddly endearing in a strange way and when "Men In Black III" was first announced, we figured it was a no brainer that Big Willie would step back behind the mic. We were mistaken. Last week it was announced that the pretty awful singer/rapper/whatever Pitbull would be penning the song and now the results are here. You've been warned.

Channing Tatum & Mila Kunis Offered Leads In The Wachowskis 'Jupiter Ascending'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 26, 2012 3:26 PM
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With Natalie Portman recently signing on to spend most the year hanging with Terrence Malick on the probably-not-called-"Lawless"-anymore and "Knight Of Cups," it looks like her rumored appearance in The Wachowskis "Jupiter Ascending" won't work out. But her "Black Swan" co-star and another currently red hot star are now being lined up.

Jessica Lange Replaces Glenn Close In 'Therese Raquin' With Elizabeth Olsen & Oscar Isaac

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 26, 2012 3:09 PM
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As a couple readers pointed out, Deadline has this in their report last week when Oscar Isaac joined "Therese Raquin" but we weren't sure if it was an error or official at the time. But it seems it is and while the film is losing one great veteran, it's gaining another actress who has experiencing a recent surge of popularity.

James Gray Teases Thriller 'The Gray Man' With Brad Pitt Might Be Next

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 26, 2012 2:56 PM
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While James Gray has become known for this thoughtful, gripping independent dramas, it was just a couple of years ago that he nearly made a splash with a big studio picture, "The Lost City Of Z" with Brad Pitt set to star. Near the end of 2010, Paramount yanked the cord on the project, and Gray left the movie and Pitt went on to work with Andrew Dominik on "Cogan's Trade." But it seems both Pitt and Gray stayed in touch. Just a couple of months later in early 2011, Gray signed to direct an adaptation of Mark Greaney's thriller "The Gray Man" and by late summer, Pitt had signed on to star. Not much has been heard since, but as Gray tells us, the project is still percolating and may be coming soon.

Russell Crowe Rides A Horse & Hugh Jackman Channels 'The Fountain' In Pics From 'Les Miserables'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 26, 2012 2:05 PM
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Though it will be a while yet before we hear how their pipes fair in the upcoming, big screen musical take on "Les Miserables," some new set photos at least gives us an idea of how stars Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman will look in the upcoming movie.

ND/NF '12 Review: 'Hemel' Takes An Unflinching Look At Broken Sexuality

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 26, 2012 2:05 PM
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Within the very first moments of "Hemel," a couple writhe naked in bed. Their playful banter and back-and-forth focuses on the unsubstantial equipment, which he laughs off with only a slightly bruised ego. It's only when he starts to rag on her pubic hair that she begins to unravel, disappointed that her lover would complain about tasting her hair. Within moments, he's lathering her with shaving cream, lovingly running the blade up and down between her legs. As he walks off to wash, she lies on her back, completely barren. She's fine being nude, but it's clear she hates being vulnerable.

Discuss: Does America Want To See Their Kinks At The Multiplex With 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 26, 2012 1:12 PM
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There is no doubt that films aimed squarely at women is an underserved market. Every year there is a title or two that does solid business (think "Julie & Julia," "Eat Pray Love," "The Help") that makes Hollywood act surprised that if you give that demographic quality product, they'll turn out to see it. And so, it's not really much of shock that one of the hottest books of the year for women started a studio bidding war.

ND/NF '12 Review: 'Gimme The Loot' Paints An Affectionate Portrait Of The Foibles Of Inner City Youth

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 26, 2012 1:04 PM
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The streets of New York City are alive in SXSW hit "Gimme The Loot," the endearing and charmingly unpretentious first feature from director Adam Leon. The film seems to move to the beat of jangling spray paint cans, particularly those in the deep pockets of Malcolm and Sofia. These two high schoolers, first seen stealing a cache of spraypaint bottles from a local marketplace, have a dedicedly old-fashioned plan, one that would make any New Yorker smile and shake their head -- they're going to "bomb" the Mets' apple in Citifield.

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