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Adam Sandler's 'Jack And Jill' Poster Is His Laziest But Most Amazing One-Sheet Ever

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 23, 2011 5:25 AM
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We fully admit, upon seeing the first trailer for Adam Sandler's "Jack And Jill," we were not impressed, however a sea change of opinion may be happening around our offices. It might be due to a carbon monoxide leak we should probably look into, but we're going to put forth a new theory: "Jack And Jill" is the movie Adam Sandler was born to make.

Watch: Get Warm & Fuzzy With The 'Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey' Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 23, 2011 5:01 AM
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Unless you are dead inside, or have lived your life without ever seeing "Sesame Street" (in which case, we feel sorry for you), then you already know that Elmo is one of the most beloved felt covered characters to emerge from the program. It's pretty much impossible to resist his buoyant energy and pure joy and especially for little kids, his googly eyes alone are enough to thrill and delight. Now get ready for story behind the man who brought him to life.

Watch: Jonah Hill Makes His Directorial Debut With New Sara Bareilles Video "Gonna Get Over You"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 23, 2011 4:34 AM
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Breaking out as the foul-mouthed Seth in "Superbad," Jonah Hill has been slowly diversifying his CV. With films like "Cyrus" and this weekend's "Moneyball," Hill has been stretching his wings into dramatic territory, he's got "Allen Gregory," a new animated show he co-created premiering on Fox next month, but as long as he's been making the Hollywood rounds, he's been talking about directing, and he's now gotten his feet wet behind the camera.

Will Blake Lively Dress Up For 'Pride And Prejudice And Zombies’?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 23, 2011 3:45 AM
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Here we go again. Despite names like Natalie Portman, Emma Stone, Anne Hathaway, Scarlett Johansson and Mia Wasikowska all being tossed around as potential leads for the forever-gestating "Pride And Prejudice And Zombies" the film is yet to find an Elizabeth, and today, yet another contender has emerged.

Watch: David Lynch's Bizarre & Awesome Trailer For Viennale Fest '11 'The Three Rs'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 23, 2011 3:16 AM
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Plus The Zany Cover Of The Director's Upcoming Album Crazy Clown TimeNo, it's not a new David Lynch film but we'll take what we can get.

Posters For Harmony Korine's New Short Film 'Snowballs' For Fashion Label Proenza Schouler

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 23, 2011 2:59 AM
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Jan Kwiecinski & Alexei Fedorchenko Join Harmony Korine In Forthcoming OmnibusIt has already been a busy year for Harmony Korine but his calendar keeps filling up further, and that's just fine by us. He's teamed with James Franco on some kind of street gang project, premiered his short film collaboration with Die Antwoord "Umshini Wam," created an ad for Indian megacorp Mahindra, and is working on a short film with Val Kilmer that will form part of a Dogme-esque omnibus film. We'll have more on that in a second, but it appears there is yet another project Korine has been working on.

Mark Millar Finally Admits Window On 'Kick Ass 2' Happening Is Shrinking

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 23, 2011 2:45 AM
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Concedes Matthew Vaughn Would Likely Only Produce, Not DirectMark Millar likes to talk a lot of shit. In fact, for much of 2010 the comic writer could not shut the hell up about a potential "Kick-Ass 2," boldly proclaiming it would be like "A Clockwork Orange" or "A History Of Violence," predicting it would hit theaters in 2012, and that it was green-lit with pre-production set to begin this past April. Well obviously, none of those things happened. And talking recently to Hero Complex, a much more humble and reasonable Millar finally admitted that the likelihood of a sequel was looking pretty slim and not only that, Matthew Vaughn is probably too busy doing his own stuff to direct.

Mexico Selects The Acclaimed 'Miss Bala' As Their Foreign Film Oscar Entry

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 23, 2011 2:21 AM
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If you've had your ear to the ground over the past few months you'd know that one film building a considerable amount of very well-deserved buzz is Gerardo Naranjo's "Miss Bala." Premiering this spring at the Cannes Film Festival in the Un Certain Regard section, the film wowed critics and audiences alike and has been gaining traction ever since. It was a hot ticket at TIFF just a week or so back, and it will certainly be one of the hottest titles at NYFF when it kicks off next week, particularly since Mexico has just selected the film as their Oscar entry for this year.

Review: 'Puncture' With Chris Evans A True Story Weighed Down By Oscar Reel Antics

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • September 23, 2011 2:00 AM
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The following is a reprint of our review from the Tribeca Film Festival.

Paul Bettany, Brian Cox & Stephen Graham Draw 'Blood'

  • By Sam Price
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  • September 23, 2011 1:44 AM
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Screen Daily reports that Paul Bettany, Brian Cox and Stephen Graham will lead a big screen adaptation of an acclaimed 2004 BBC mini-series originally called “Conviction,” now simply retitled “Blood,” set to shoot this January. Screenwriter Bill Gallagher will pen an adaptation of his own material, which centered on two policemen in the Criminal Investigation Department or CID being thrown into chaos by the murder of a twelve year-old girl and exploring, rather loftily, "the notion that everyone has the ability to kill and what it is that can trigger that reaction in any of us." By anyone’s standards the announced cast is a very decent line-up -- it's a hopeful sign in the case of Bettany, who’s slid into ludicrous supernatural fare directed by Scott Stewart with alarming ease of late, whilst Graham and Cox always offer reliable support. Bankrolled by BBC Films, the BFI and Neal Street Productions, its producer Pippa Harris only let slip that the project promises to be a “fast-moving, gripping thriller.” One expects it will also involve the red liquid that circulates in the arteries and veins of vertebrate animals spilling in some capacity.

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