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Armie Hammer Says 'The Lone Ranger' Is An "Adventure Film" & "Buddy Comedy" But Sorry, No Werewolves

  • By Jen Vineyard
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  • March 7, 2012 6:01 PM
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Armie Hammer has just finished his first week on "The Lone Ranger" -- in which he's playing the title role. After portraying the Winklevoss twins in "The Social Network," Leonardo DiCaprio's lover in "J. Edgar," and now a Prince Charming of sorts in a Snow White film, Hammer said he's now having the time of his life playing the legendary masked man -- a role which he calls "incredible."

R.I.P. Beloved Disney Songwriter Robert Sherman (1925-2012)

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 7, 2012 5:37 PM
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On March 5th, Robert Sherman, one half of the Sherman Brothers songwriting team (with his brother Richard) who did much to shape and define the "Disney sound," died at the age of 86. Chances are, even if you have no idea who Robert Sherman is, you can sing one of his songs with minimal mental strain, or can call a moment from your childhood that was structured exclusively around one of his songs. Sherman was a brilliant and beautiful songwriter, crafting indelible tunes for movies like "Mary Poppins," "The Jungle Book," and "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," but he was also responsible for something deeper and more profound – he helped shape popular culture through songs that were sweet but never saccharine, optimistic but never too sunny, and meant for children but universal enough to make grown adults cry (and sing along). His impact cannot be overstated.

Magical Elves (Not A Typo) To Direct Katy Perry's 3D Movie; 'Footloose' Director Craig Brewer To Executive Produce

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 7, 2012 5:17 PM
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So, this Katy Perry 3D movie thing is now closer to happening, as directors and an executive producer are now on board to make this thing a reality.

Jake Gyllenhaal Replaces Dominic Cooper In 'Motor City'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 7, 2012 4:50 PM
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Well, the writing was on the wall a few weeks ago when Dominic Cooper replaced Clive Owen in the ensemble drama "Cities," but it seems it'll just be a bit of musical chairs as Cooper himself has now been replaced in "Motor City."

David Fincher Rumored To Be Battling Over Budget For The Netflix Series 'House Of Cards'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 7, 2012 4:33 PM
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David Fincher is battling higher ups over a project? No way. All kidding aside, Fincher's reputation for being an exacting perfectionist, who seeks that his movies are realized with the best talent and options available, precedes him. We don't need to run down the list here, but Fincher has run afoul of somebody on most of his projects from "Fight Club" right through to "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo." So that he's now rumored to be running into a bit of heat on the Netflix series "House Of Cards"? Not exactly unexpected.

Studios Banking On Tom Hardy, Sacha Baron Cohen & Bradley Cooper As The Actors Sign First-Look Deals

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 7, 2012 3:51 PM
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You know how we just did that piece about how studios are looking to tighten their budgets and deliver cheapie movies that pay off big? Don't let the currently hot found-footage genre mislead you -- both audiences and moviemakers still want big stars, and a trio of actors have been tapped in the last week or so as talent that studios are hoping will bring them big dividends.

Discuss: After 'Project X,' 'Chronicle' & Universal's $5 Million Retool Of 'Ouija' Is Low-Budget The New Mega-Budget?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 7, 2012 2:58 PM
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After a brutal year at the box office in 2011, with many seemingly sure-fire things underperforming, the studios have been breathing a sigh of relief in 2012 so far. For each of the nine weekends of 2012 so far, takings at U.S. theaters have been significantly higher than the equivalent weekendsin previous years, and two movies, "The Vow" and "Safe House," have already crossed the psychologically vital $100 million barrier, with "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" a dead cert to join them by the end of next weekend.

Takashi Miike Film Lines Up Graphic-Novel Adaptation 'Lesson Of The Evil,' Wants To Have It Ready For Venice

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • March 7, 2012 2:46 PM
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Curiously missing from many top ten lists of last year was Takashi Miike's “13 Assassins,” his sweeping ode to the samurai epic with enough stunning imagery and action to match its thematically rich story. The prolific director is occasionally known for tossing off films with a whiff of exercise and effort (read: “Ninja Kids!!!”), but that film displayed such mastery behind the camera, including a final 45-minute battle of incredible geography and flow, that one couldn't help but be blown away. Now, Punch Drunk Critics has dug up news of his latest project, an adaptation of the best-selling graphic novel “Aku No Kyoten” ("Lesson of the Evil"), and those who are new to Miike's wonderfully diverse filmography are sure to be surprised while his other fans crack a giant grin.

'The Phantom Menace' Ruined Jake Lloyd's Childhood & Topher Grace Edited All 3 'Star Wars' Prequels Into An 85-Minute Movie For Some Reason

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 7, 2012 2:11 PM
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Well, it's a weird week for random news about George Lucas' "Star Wars" prequels, so let's just jump into this.

Exclusive: Poster For Sex In The Cyber Age Tribeca Film Festival Documentary 'Sexy Baby' Plus Trailer For The Movie

  • By The Playlist
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  • March 7, 2012 1:24 PM
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In the past week we've seen the cell phones of Olivia Munn and Christina Hendricks get hacked, with risque photos leaking to the web, and even possible nude images as well (though reps for both deny that the naked ones belong to their clients). But what's most interesting about that story, is that it's not the first time that has happened, and in an age where sexting is a regularly used verb and racy images can be found with a few mouse clicks, the sexual landscape is changing.
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