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'This Is England' Helmer Shane Meadows To Direct Film About The Stone Roses Reunion

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 26, 2011 7:00 AM
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The 1990s nostalgia train continues. While everyone who has snapped up tickets for Pavement, The Pixies, Blur, Soundgarden, The Jesus Lizard and countless others would have scoffed at such a proposition during their college years, there is some decent money to be had in coming back and playing for your fans who are now Dads with bigger wallets and more disposable cash to spend on reliving their late teens/early twenties. As long as it's over by 11 PM. (And don't let us get started on the trend of bands doing concerts of centered around playing albums front to back). Anyway, long story short, The Stone Roses are now back together, eager to make some retirement coin by embarking on a world tour starting next summer and recording a new album that will probably suck balls.

Tobey Maguire & Joel Edgerton Do Some Old Timey Boxing In Set Pics From 'The Great Gatsby'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 26, 2011 6:17 AM
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While there has only been one "official" photo thus far from Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby," the paparazzi are in full effect on the set of the film that is now shooting in Sydney and they've brought back some interesting goods: old timey boxing!

Eddie Murphy Says 'Beverly Hills Cop 4' Is Dead, But TV Series About Axel Foley's Son In The Works

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 26, 2011 5:29 AM
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Also Says His Oscar Night Incident After Losing To Alan Arkin Was Misunderstood"We’re not close, but I’m hoping in the next few years there will be one," Brett Ratner recently told Collider about the forever in development "Beverly Hills Cop 4." "Eddie and I are even setting up some more of his ideas. I’m hoping that we have a long, fruitful relationship. We’re both still very young, believe it or not. Eddie’s only 50 years old, so I think we have a little bit of time to come up with a great 'Beverly Hills Cop.'" But it looks like the sand in the hour glass has run out as Eddie Murphy is hanging up the idea of starring in a fourth movie and is looking for a younger Axel Foley to take the adventures to the small screen.

In Case You Had Any Doubt, 'Shame' Is Officially Rated NC-17

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 26, 2011 4:47 AM
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Ever since the film first unspooled at the Venice Film Festival, the big question surrounding Steve McQueen's "Shame" was who would decide to take on the risky, explicit film about sex addiction that due to its graphic content was headed for an NC-17 rating. As those who have seen it already know, the picture is a finely honed and paced piece of work and it's difficult to know what McQueen could cut to secure a much more box office and marketing friendly R-rating, but he put the ball back in the distributor's court. If anyone decided to take on the movie, they would have to take "Shame" as is. Well, the always adventurous Fox Searchlight stepped up and acquired it at TIFF and as expected, the movie has officially been given an NC-17 grade by the MPAA.

Contest Giveaway: Copies Of The Biography 'Steve McQueen' By Marc Eliot

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 26, 2011 4:24 AM
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No, we're not talking about the latest filmmaking sensation from Britain, but instead about American acting legend Steve McQueen, and while you might be busy devouring another hot biography about a certain recently deceased tech icon, we think you should probably make room for this one.

'Like Crazy' Soundtrack Features Paul Simon, M83, Stars & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 26, 2011 4:02 AM
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Young long-distance love, spanning the Atlantic and the heartache that comes with it, sounds like it has the potential for a twee indie filmmaking nightmare, but for those of us at The Playlist who have taken in the film, "Like Crazy" is an honestly observed chronicle of a relationship strained under some considerable obstacles, powered by two strong performances in Felicity Jones and Anton Yelchin. The film starts rolling into theaters this weekend, but the soundtrack might be a good place to start to get you in the mood.

Kerry Washington Confirmed As Broomhilda In Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 26, 2011 3:53 AM
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After a raft of casting that has seen pretty much every role big and small get filled, the one big question mark remaining for Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" was who would take on the part of Broomhilda, the lead character's slave wife who is sold off and raped, setting Django on his mission to find her. Well, it's been cast and the name is one that has been kicking around for a while.

Billy Bob Thornton Says He Hopes Fans Get A Kick Out Of Seeing Him Return As 'Bad Santa'

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • October 26, 2011 3:40 AM
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In the last decade, Billy Bob Thornton has become associated with a litany of cantankerous, intimidating characters, via “Mr. Woodcock,” “Bad News Bears,” and of course, “Bad Santa.” Almost ten years after making “Bad Santa,” Thornton is planning to return to the role that made him a king of black comedy via a sequel to be penned by one of the two competing sets of writers. Given the positive experience Thornton had on the first film, he recently said that he hopes lightning will strike twice as he enters into the first sequel of his career.

Grace Kelly To Get 'The King's Speech' Treatment In Upcoming Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 26, 2011 3:24 AM
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While we’re still unclear about which war Grace Kelly ended, producer Pierre-Ange Le Pogam is moving ahead with a “The King’s Speech”-esque “not-a-biopic” biopic about the Oscar-winning actress-turned-Princess of Monaco. The movie will focus on the six-month period in 1962 when the city-state of Monaco got into a heated dispute with France, which had grown tired of the small principality being a tax haven. Kelly maneuvered behind the scenes to save Monaco from a coup.

Luc Besson Producing English Language Remake Of 'District 13' Titled 'Brick Mansions'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • October 26, 2011 2:58 AM
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With the American Film Market just around the corner, producers and filmmakers are going to be looking to get financing together and distribution deals in place for their projects, and noted French filmmaker Luc Besson is wasting little time by using his production company EuropaCorp’s AFM mailout to announce that he is producing an English remake of the Parisian-set “Banlieue 13” (aka "District 13").

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