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Elijah Wood To Star In Remake Of 1980 Splatter Flick 'Maniac'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 4, 2011 1:50 PM
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It looks like Elijah Wood is ready to get back in touch with his evil side. After surprising many with his turn as the silent Kevin in "Sin City," the actor will followup his time in the shire by killing some people. Cinematically speaking, of course.

'The Smurfs' Writers Jay Scherick & David Ronn Will Ruin 'Popeye' This Time

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • November 4, 2011 1:38 PM
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Back in 2003, people were surprised when Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, writers of “Cats & Dogs,” followed up that piece of fluff with the smart and filthy “Bad Santa.” Ficarra and Requa have gone to direct “I Love You Philip Morris” and “Crazy, Stupid, Love” and nobody talks about "Cats & Dogs" anymore. Then are there are people like Jay Scherick and David Ronn, a couple of writers who have willfully doled out garbage for more than a decade. From “Serving Sara” to “I, Spy” and “Guess Who,” the only team that can touch these trash men is Friedberg & Seltzer (“Date Movie,” “Meet the Spartans”). We always hold out hope that such Hollywood hacks have a secret remorse for their cinematic sins, but what’s much more likely is that they just shrug it off and say, “We do it for the fans.” And by "fans" they mean unsuspecting patrons who don’t read reviews.

Commercials Director Randy Krallman To Make His Feature Debut On 'Bullies' Starring Danny McBride

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • November 4, 2011 1:20 PM
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Danny McBride’s had a tough 2011 at the box office. “Your Highness” and “30 Minutes or Less” were basically flops, but money isn’t everything, and McBride is a talented guy who seems to be well-liked by people who greenlight movies. He’d have to be after getting studios to shell out $50 million so he can wear a minotaur’s penis around his neck.

When Subject Becomes Plaintiff: Joyce McKinney Sues Errol Morris Over ‘Tabloid’

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 4, 2011 1:06 PM
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Well, she’s been threatening it for months now (but with her, how do you know what she’ll actually do?), but it’s actually come to pass: Joyce McKinney, the subject of Errol Morris’ outstandingly odd “Tabloid,” is suing the director for, among many other things, “likeness, defamation, misrepresentation, fraud, intentional infliction of emotional distress and breach of contract.” “Tabloid” is the story of McKinney’s life, specifically an incident in 1977 when she flew to England to retrieve her boyfriend, who was on missionary work for the Mormon church and who claimed, later, that he had been kidnapped and raped by McKinney. The story became a sensation in England, where it was dubbed the “Manacle Mormon” story or, more luridly, the “Sex in Chains” scandal (McKinney reportedly restrained her boyfriend).

Classy: Brett Ratner Says He "Banged" Olivia Munn A Few Times Then Forgot Who She Was

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 4, 2011 1:04 PM
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Brett Ratner has never been shy of making his appreciation of the female form known, and when it comes to his own junk, the director is his own biggest fan. So who can blame him when can't remember the name of somebody he slept with?

Leonardo DiCaprio Says 'Sinatra' Is In Scorsese's Hands, But He's Still Up For The Challenge

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 4, 2011 12:43 PM
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The Australian Poster For 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' Comes Out Of The Thaw

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 4, 2011 12:29 PM
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Well, this is pretty much all that's left. Every Oscar hopeful has screened in some capacity already -- even Steven Spielberg's "War Horse" has begun randomly screening in a few scattered locations -- leaving David Fincher's grim, ambitious, black eyeliner'd "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" the remaining mystery. Simply a slick little thriller or something that could change the awards season game late in the season? It's anybody's guess right now. If Fincher can turn a movie about the founding of Facebook into a critically acclaimed, gripping drama, anything is possible.

Universal Head Ron Meyer Says He Makes 'Shitty Movies,' Bashes 'The Wolfman,' 'Land of the Lost'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 4, 2011 12:21 PM
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Also Calls 'Cowboys & Aliens' 'Mediocre,' But He Likes 'Scott Pilgrim'

Ray Liotta Says Tim Burton Wanted To Meet With Him For 'Batman'

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • November 4, 2011 12:03 PM
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And More From The Actor About His Career Following His Savannah Film Festival Tribute

Alice Eve Joins Breast Cancer Drama 'Decoding Annie Parker'

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • November 4, 2011 11:37 AM
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After playing the role of “Hard 10” in “She’s Out of My League,” and having her entire “Sex and the City 2” subplot revolve around whether or not her character wore a bra, it’s nice to see Alice Eve take on a role that requires some acting. The British thespian has just signed on to “Decoding Annie Parker,” based on a true story in which Samantha Morton plays the titular role of Parker, a woman who gets cancer and tries to fight it alongside geneticist Mary Claire King (Helen Hunt), who ends up discovering a gene linked to breast cancer. Eve will play a former friend of Parker, who has an affair with her husband, causing them to divorce.

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