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Elle Fanning In Talks To Play Princess Aurora In 'Maleficent' Opposite Angelina Jolie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 8, 2012 6:06 PM
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While Dakota Fanning's most recent big screen effort looks like this, her sister Elle Fanning has been the one with the lucky horseshoe lately. Counting David Fincher, Cameron Crowe, Sofia Coppola, J.J. Abrams and Francis Ford Coppola among the directors she's recently worked with, the actress is now looking to bank time with Angelina Jolie on the set of her next film.

Review: 'Salmon Fishing In The Yemen' Is All Heart and No Brain

  • By Kimber Myers
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  • March 8, 2012 5:59 PM
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Picking on "Salmon Fishing In The Yemen" makes us feel like a bit of a bully, as though we're mercilessly teasing that super nice but incredibly dumb girl in class. It's an affable, inoffensive British comedy that just wants you to like it so much that you can't help but snicker behind its back. Or are we the only ones who are that cruel?

'Les Miserables' Moves To Dec. 14th; 'Ten Year' Arrives Sept. 21st & 'Halloween 3D' Gets Taken Off The Calendar

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 8, 2012 5:41 PM
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A few changes on the calendar, so get out those dry-erase markers. First up, while every studio has been tiptoeing around "The Hobbit" and its mid-December release date, Universal has finally grabbed their nutsack and said "Fuck that," moving their star-powered musical "Les Miserables" back a week to December 14th. Put that in your pipe and smoke it Gandalf! Starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen, Amanda Seyfried, Helena Bonham Carter and more, not only does this have the red carpet appeal of an awards season player, it also has the Broadway history to make mad box office bling. That pic of Crowe up there isn't an official still, but holy shit we wish it was.

Sylvester Stallone Says He'll Kill Off Rambo In 'Rambo 5' & Will Star In Remake Of Spanish Thriller 'No Rest For The Wicked'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 8, 2012 5:18 PM
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The "Rambo 5" rumors have been flying around for a while now. Last we heard, writer Sean Hood had said, "[Sylvester Stallone] hasn’t decided if R5 will be an 'Unforgiven' or a 'passing of the torch.' " Well, it looks like he's made a decision.

Lasse Hallstrom Talks 'Salmon Fishing In The Yemen' & Says He Won't Return For Planned Sequel To 'The Hypnotist'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 8, 2012 4:54 PM
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It's possible you may have not noticed it, but three-time Academy Award nominee Lasse Hallstrom has become an immensely prolific director. Though he was Miramax's go-to guy in the late nineties and early aughts, that company's significantly lower profile led to him moving in another direction. But he rebounded with a flourish, scoring his second biggest hit with the Nicolas Sparks' adaptation "Dear John", and now he's back with the romantic comedy "Salmon Fishing In The Yemen".

So Has 'The Wettest County' Changed Its Title To 'Lawless'?

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 8, 2012 4:38 PM
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How to make god laugh? Make a plan, goes the old adage. Often times a plan is put in place, but then one piece falls out of the puzzle and you have chaos. To wit: yesterday, a user on our site posted a comment that said The Weinstein Company’s prohibition drama the “Wettest County” -- directed by John Hillcoat and starring a stellar cast that includes Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Gary Oldman and Mia Wasikowska -- had changed its title to “Lawless.” And as we know, the author of the book recently revealed on Twitter that the title was indeed changing.

Amy Poehler To Reteam With 'Parks & Recreation' Co-Star Adam Scott In 'A.C.O.D.'; Jessica Alba & Catherine O'Hara Also Join

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 8, 2012 4:21 PM
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If you were to make a movie specifically designed to make The Playlist happy, it would look a lot like "A.C.O.D." Already set to star Adam Scott, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Richard Jenkins and Jane Lynch, the film has now added yet another awesome cast member.

Contest Giveaway: 3 BluRay Copies Of Ensemble Comedy 'High Road' Featuring Lizzy Caplan, Ed Helms, Joe Lo Truglio & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 8, 2012 3:58 PM
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It's not often that you get the likes of Rob Riggle, James Pumphrey, Lizzy Caplan, Abby Elliot, Joe LoTruglio, Rich Fulcher, Horatio Sanz, Dylan Obrien, Zach Woods, Matt Jones, Ed Helms and Kyle Gass in the same room, but when you're veteran comic Matt Walsh, you can pull a few strings. Making his directorial debut with "High Road," Walsh called in favors to some of the people he's crossed paths with over the years for a stoner comedy that is unlike any other you're likely to see.

Watch: Guy Pearce & Maggie Grace Bicker While Armie Hammer & Lily Collins Fight In Clips From 'Lockout' & 'Mirror Mirror'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 8, 2012 3:37 PM
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Guy Pearce is one of our favorites -- let's get this guy an Oscar already -- and while his next flick "Lockout" won't get him any awards season play, we're still dying to see it. Why? Because in the Luc Besson-produced movie, Pearce is going full throttle into action hero mode, complete with more one liners than the Cannon Video catalog, and packing rippin' biceps to boot. In this clip from the movie, Maggie Grace once again plays "annoying," which she does pretty well, while Pearce patiently tries to shut her up and get her back home. Feels like we time warped back to a movie from 1987....in a good way. Oh, and a bit of positive news: this just got moved up a week to April 13th. 

Watch: Trailer For Davis Guggenheim's Barack Obama Doc 'The Road We've Traveled' Narrated by Tom Hanks

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 8, 2012 3:21 PM
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While the Republican leadership race (to the bottom) continues, with all the candidates trying to prove who hates women, gays and minorities the most, President Barack Obama hasn't really fired up his campaign in full. Yet. But with the elections looming just eight months away, he's going to start hitting the road and getting the word out, hoping that America says "Yes We Can" again.

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