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Review: 'Eames: The Architect And The Painter' Is As Well Made & Streamlined As A Piece Of Eames Furniture

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 16, 2011 12:01 PM
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John Singleton Out Of The Running As Helmer For Tupac Biopic

  • By Simon Dang
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  • November 16, 2011 11:39 AM
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This long-gestating biopic of rapper Tupac Shakur backed by production shingle Morgan Creek just can't catch a break, can it? After seeing Antoine Fuqua come on board only to leave, return and then seemingly step aside for John Singleton, it looks like negotiations for the latter to officially take over have now fallen apart as well.

Michael Jackson Biopic Moonwalking Towards the Big Screen

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 16, 2011 11:20 AM
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Hot on the heels of Dr. Conrad Murray's involuntary manslaughter conviction, Variety is reporting that John Branca, the executor of the Michael Jackson estate, has begun shopping around a biopic of the beloved singer. Apparently discussions have begun with Ivan Reitman and Tom Pollock's Montecito Picture Company about acquiring the rights, because if there's anyone you want to tell the complex, multifaceted story of the greatest pop entertainer of the century, it's certainly the guys who brought us "Road Trip" and "Hotel for Dogs." Talk about Bad.

Listen: Jónsi's “Gathering Stories” (Co-Written By Cameron Crowe) From 'We Bought A Zoo'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 16, 2011 11:01 AM
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Bill Nighy Zeroes In On Villain Role In 'I, Frankenstein'

  • By Ben Shearn
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  • November 16, 2011 10:41 AM
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First Look At Gerard Butler, Judy Greer & Catherine Zeta-Jones In Soccer Mom Comedy 'Playing The Field'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 16, 2011 10:21 AM
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A soccer mom comedy doesn't exactly scream out "Must See" to us, but in this case, we're keeping our minds open. Granted, the Gerard Butler comedy filmography isn't exactly the most compelling argument in this movie's favor, but with a cast featuring a bevy of beautiful women -- Uma Thurman, Jessica Biel, Judy Greer, Catherine Zeta-Jones -- and a draft of the script penned by "The Kids Are All Right" writer Stuart Blumberg, our interest is piqued.

George Miller Says He Approached 'Happy Feet 2' With The Same Respect As Classic Fairy Tales

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • November 16, 2011 10:01 AM
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Looking at the billboards and advertising for “Happy Feet 2,” there’s no mistaking those vivid images of DayGlo, tap-dancing penguins for anything other than entertainment aimed at, well, everyone. But writer-director George Miller is interested in more than making another mainstream blockbuster, even if it does feature animated animals whose voices are provided by movie and pop stars. “The last thing you want is for your film to be like every other film,” Miller told The Playlist in an interview last week. “So I try to find what’s interesting out there in the world. Clearly they’re anthropomorphic fables which are basically metaphors for the way we are in the world, and you try to make them as interesting as you can.”

David O. Russell's 'The Silver Linings Playbook' Gets November 21, 2012 Release Date

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 16, 2011 9:40 AM
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With David O. Russell landing his first Oscar nomination thanks to "The Fighter," it looks like the director is going to take another swing at the awards season as The Weinstein Company have scheduled his next effort, "The Silver Linings Playbook," with a November 21, 2012 release.

Watch: New International Trailer For 'Contraband' Shows Off Lots Of New Footage From The Film

  • By Ben Shearn
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  • November 16, 2011 9:21 AM
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When the first “Contraband” trailer hit in September, its conventional action pacing, strong doses of Mark Wahlberg machismo and virile use of the song "Red Nation" promised two possible outcomes: 1) A passable or even solid genre flick or 2) Yet another inhabitant in the forgettable Mark Wahlberg action-movie ghetto (“Four Brothers,” “Shooter,” “Max Payne”).
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Watch: New Red Band Trailer For David Gordon Green's 'The Sitter' Starring Jonah Hill

  • By Simon Dang
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  • November 16, 2011 9:06 AM
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David Gordon Green's ventures with the Judd Apatow crowd have had him take on the likes of "Pineapple Express" and "Your Highness," but with recent news of a potential return to more serious material with an adaptation of time-bending, romantic drama "Q," (as well as the gestating "Suspiria" remake and the Barefoot Bandit tale) it looks like the upcoming babysitting flick "The Sitter," starring Jonah Hill, could be our last opportunity to see the helmer tackle an R-rated comedy for a while.
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