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'Suburgatory' Star Jane Levy Replaces Lily Collins In 'Evil Dead' Remake

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 3, 2012 3:18 PM
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"Suburgatory" is apparently a show on ABC. We weren't sure because we've never watched it, but apparently quite a few of you have, as the young Jane Levy (who is not Emma Stone) has taken over for Lily Collins (who bailed last month) in the upcoming "Evil Dead" remake.

First Look At Werner Herzog's New 'Death Row' Documentary Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 3, 2012 3:00 PM
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"I respect you but I don't have to like you...," director Werner Herzog says to one of the death row inmates in "Into The Abyss." That powerful documentary, an insightful, moving look at the repercussions of a crime and the harrowing burden of a death sentence, was easily one of the most straighforward, un-Herzogian movies of his career. It's also one of his best in quite some time. Good news arrived in December when it was announced that Herzog was headed to Berlin with even more on the subject with "Death Row: A Documentary Series In Four Parts" and now some images have arrived from the project.

Mark Ruffalo Joins Scarlett Johansson In John Carney's 'Can A Song Save Your Life?' Produced By Judd Apatow

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 3, 2012 2:36 PM
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"Avengers assemble!" Okay, not quite, but it looks Black Widow and The Incredible Hulk are going to get their own spinoff (but not really).

New Images Of Paul Dano, Robert De Niro & Olivia Thirlby In 'Being Flynn'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 3, 2012 1:56 PM
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While it's a drag that the title of the novel it's based off of -- "Another Bullshit Night In Suck City" -- couldn't stick for the big screen adaptation, things are looking good for "Being Flynn." The first trailer that dropped last fall was a pleasant surprise, promising a solid dramatic diversion this spring from the various tentpoles that will be hurled our way at the multiplex.

First Look At James Franco, Heather Graham & Lily Taylor In 'Cherry'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 3, 2012 1:33 PM
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Among the many academic pursuits, art installations and meta-projects James Franco undertakes at any given moment, it might shock you to know that he also makes movies. You may have forgotten he was in last summer's smash hit "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes" or that his latest directorial effort "The Broken Tower" hit VOD last month. Well, "Cherry," the latest movie starring the busy thesp, is headed to Berlin and some first images have arrived.

First Look At Isabelle Huppert In Brillante Mendoza's 'Captured'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 3, 2012 1:04 PM
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It was about a year ago that speculation first cropped up that controversial helmer Brillante Mendoza -- who won a divisive Best Director award at Cannes for his audience-splitting "Kinatay" -- would return to the Croisette with his latest effort, "Captured." The film was apparently in post-production and headed to the finish line...and then word went quiet.

Review: 'The Union' Is A Love Letter To Leon Russell From Cameron Crowe & Elton John

  • By The Playlist
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  • February 3, 2012 1:03 PM
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A documentary portrait by filmmaker and avid music lover Cameron Crowe ("Almost Famous," "Pearl Jam Twenty"), "The Union" has a pretty simple concept: chronicling the making of The Union, the eponymously titled album by Elton John and the ultimate rock & roll session man Leon Russell, a musician also known for a solo career featuring his angelic gravely voice and mix of rock, country, blues, and gospel.

Watch: Brief New 'John Carter' Featurette Continues Us Down The Road Of Cautious Optimism

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 3, 2012 12:17 PM
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"John Carter" is now about a month away from hitting screens and it remains, largely, a mystery. The first live-action feature directed by Pixar wizard Andrew Stanton (who previously helmed "Finding Nemo" and "WALL-E") has been plagued by bad buzz and rumors of massive budgetary overruns. While there's still a lot riding on "John Carter," we do have to remember that the script was co-written by Michael Chabon, that the film was largely developed at Pixar, and that Stanton could very easily make just as seamless a transition from animation to live action as his Pixar cohort Brad Bird did on "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol." While the trailers haven't inspired much awe, a new micro-featurette (via Bleeding Cool) does lift our spirits, showing new footage and an actual sense of the tone and scale of the project.

Rotterdam Review: Takashi Miike's 'Ace Attorney' A Stylish, Bizarre Video Game Adaptation & Legal Satire

  • By Brandon Harris
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  • February 3, 2012 12:03 PM
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Takashi Miike made his first big international splash in Rotterdam, with "Audition" in 2000, and then began a run of productivity that few filmmakers, even famously prolific ones, can match. This is the man who made "Visitor Q," "Ichi the Killer" and "The Happiness of the Katakuris" in the same year. Even crazier, that was less than half of his output in 2001, a year in which he made seven feature films. He made fifteen movies in all between 2001 and 2003, including "Gozu," which savvy critics rightly acknowledge is his best film. Perhaps Miike has mellowed in recent years. He’s only been making two or three films anually for the past half decade.

Great Scott! 'Back to the Future' Headed For Broadway?

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 3, 2012 11:21 AM
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Broadway shows are hugely expensive propositions, and more and more producers are hedging their bets with high profile stage adaptations of beloved films. In the next couple of months alone we're getting Broadway musical versions of "Newsies" and "Ghost," and in the past few years we've seen everything from "Catch Me If You Can" to "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" make it to the great white way. They're even launching an off-Broadway revival of the infamously doomed "Carrie" musical. Now comes word from Deadline that none other than "Back to the Future" might be coming back... but this time, to Broadway. That's right -- Marty, Doc Brown, and all your favorites will be back! And singing!

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