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Watch: Sinister & Intriguing Trailer For 'The Imposter'; Indomnia Picks Up Film In The U.S.

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 22, 2012 7:12 PM
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Simple indentity theft or is it something much more sinister? There’s been a lot of talk about the documentary, “The Imposter” since it debuted at Sundance earlier this year. Hell, the intriguing premise had us and others talking about it before it was even screened. Here’s what Sundance had to say in advance.

Sacha Baron Cohen Banned From The Oscars For Proposing To Attend Red Carpet As 'The Dictator' Character

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 22, 2012 6:45 PM
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Well, this is probably not the way he saw this going down. The message is clear: do not fuck with the Academy or you will be left the last one not laughing.

With 'Akira' On Hold, Warner Bros Will Try Adapting The Manga 'Bleach' Instead; Peter Segal To Produce & Possibly Direct

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 22, 2012 5:28 PM
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Guess you can't blame them for trying, and it seems they really want to bring a manga to the big screen in one way or another. So with "Akira" dropping back into development (hell), Warner Bros. are turning their eyes to another manga property in the hopes they can get a tentpole out of it.

'Transformers' Writer Ehren Kruger To Pen Matterhorn-Based Pic For Disney

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 22, 2012 4:26 PM
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Given the monstrous success of the "Pirates Of The Caribbean" franchise, it's no surprise that Disney has been ramping up development on other movies-based-on-rides. You asked for this people. Last summer, they added a movie inspired by the Matternhorn to the pile that also includes a potential Tom Hanks and Tim Allen re-team for "Jungle Cruise," Guillermo del Toro's "The Haunted Mansion," Jon Favreau and Michael Chabon's "Magic Kingdom" and even something about The Enchanted Tiki Room. Anyway, it looks like the studio continues to climb up the mountain. 

Review: David Wain's Easygoing 'Wanderlust' Is A Light, Shaggy, Scruffy & Diverting Comedy

  • By The Playlist
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  • February 22, 2012 3:41 PM
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While it's their first collaboration, one would be completely excused if they believed writer/director David Wain ('Wainy Days," "Stella," "Role Models") and Judd Apatow ("Knocked Up," etc.) had been working together for years. Clearly kin-like comedic souls or brothers from another mother, Wain and Apatow have been drinking from the same sweet and sour pool for some time, "Role Models" especially feels like an Apatow production.

'Spartacus' Star Jai Courtney Lands Role As John McClane's Son In 'A Good Day To Die Hard'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 22, 2012 3:20 PM
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Well, the decision has been made and despite meeting with a handful of young character actor types like Ben Foster, Aaron Paul and Paul Dano, Bruce Willis and Fox have opted to go the hardbody route, selecting "Spartacus: Blood & Sand" star Jai Courtney to play John McClane's son in "A Good Day To Die Hard."

John Cusack, Evan Peters & Shannon Woodward Join Emma Roberts In 'Adult World'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 22, 2012 3:06 PM
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With production now underway, the cast members joining Emma Roberts for "Adult World" have been rounded up and it's not a bad bunch at all, mixing up a solid veteran with a bunch of rising talent.

Dan Aykroyd Was Nominated For An Academy Award? The Oscar Nominations That Time Forgot

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 22, 2012 2:47 PM
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You would think that an Oscar nomination would be a total career-changer once you get it. The top prize from your peers, even just a nomination can see you offered all kinds of new opportunities. But sometimes, that can be a short-term effect: looking over lists of past winners in the major categories, all but the most comprehensive film nerd or awards buffs will find more than a few films and performances that they never knew existed, let alone gone anywhere near the Academy Awards.

PIFF '12 Review: All Is Not What It Seems In Beautifully Shot 'The Loneliest Planet'

  • By Erik McClanahan
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  • February 22, 2012 2:32 PM
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It’s true that the “Loneliest Planet,” directed by Julia Loktev (“Day Night Day Night”), is the kind of film that works best if you know little to absolutely nothing about it going in. But then again, couldn’t that be said for just about every film? So before we write this review in to futility before it’s even started, let’s get the basics out there: a young couple (played wonderfully by Gael Garcia Bernal and Hani Furstenberg), engaged to be married, is backpacking in the Caucasus Mountains in Georgia. They hire a guide to lead them on a hike filled with stunning vistas, and…something happens that changes things, irrevocably.

Edgar Wright To Direct Johnny Depp In Disney's Reboot Of '70s Horror Series 'The Night Stalker'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 22, 2012 2:21 PM
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It's been a year-and-a-half since "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" hit theaters, and director Edgar Wright has continued to remain mum on what might be next. He's been busy, for certain, with Marvel movie "Ant Man," and original scripts for "Baby Driver" and "Shaun of the Dead"/"Hot Fuzz" follow up "The World's End" all percolating, but with little firm news on any as they continued to be developed. Well, it's unlikely to be his next film, but it's just been revealed that Wright's got another project, and it's with the biggest movie star on the planet.

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