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Interview: Imogen Poots Talks Jeff Buckley Biopic & What She's Got Coming To A Theater Near You

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • August 8, 2011 10:07 AM
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British actress Imogen Poots’ career has been picking up steam for a few years now overseas with critically acclaimed roles in Jordan Scott’s (Ridley’s daughter) boarding school drama “Cracked” and the David Levien-helmed “Solitary Man.” Stateside, Poots’ exposure has been brief, with smaller roles in “V for Vendetta” and “Me and Orson Welles” along with her breakout in 2007’s “28 Weeks Later.” Poots’ will have her biggest exposure later this month in the remake of “Fright Night” where she’ll play the girlfriend to Anton Yelchin’s Charley Brewster and the potential plaything for Colin Farrell’s nasty vampire, Jerry.

All The Money Was Spent On Hats & Wigs: New Images From 'The Three Musketeers'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 8, 2011 9:15 AM
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Film Will Open The Tokyo International Film FestivalWe didn't think Paul W.S. Anderson's very loose adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' famed novel could look any more ridiculous -- this thing has fucking flying boats -- until we saw the picture above. And then we realized "The Three Musketeers" will be greatest/worst thing ever.

Bong Joon-Ho Directs Short Film As Part Of Japanese Earthquake Omnibus

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 8, 2011 8:28 AM
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While we're still waiting to see what Bong Joon-ho's next feature film will be after his excellent, Hitchock-ian effort "Mother," the director certainly hasn't been idle. Earlier this year, he made a trip up to Park City where he presided on the Sundance Film Festival jury and it seems he's knocked out work on a smaller project since then.

Tom Cruise Releases A Hip Hop Mix Tape For 'Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 8, 2011 7:22 AM
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Nah, It's Just A Crummy New PhotoSo what happens when the Paramount marketing department decides to go after the "young, urban demographic." This. A new still has arrived from the upcoming "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol" and it appears that Tom Cruise has signed with No Limit Records and put out a mixtape. Or maybe he's just become wise to who Lady Sovereign is/was and what her Save The Hoodie campaign was all about.

Poster & Pics For 'Tanner Hall' Featuring 'Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' Star Rooney Mara

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 8, 2011 6:59 AM
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It's amazing what can happen in the course of a year or two. When "Tanner Hill" hit the Toronto International Film Festival in 2009 the film's stars Rooney Mara and Brie Larson were virtual nobodies. And now? They are each on their way to the top. Mara, of course, has become the muse of David Fincher, so impressing him with her work in "The Social Network" that she became a top candidate and eventually won the lead role in the forthcoming "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo." As for Larson, she appeared in "Greenberg" and "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" last year, is a regular on "The United States Of Tara" and has "Rampart" and "21 Jump Street" on the way. So, when Anchor Bay picked up the rights to the film earlier this year at Sundance, they knew they had something with two fast rising stars on their hands.

Russell Crowe Becomes A Citizen Of 'Broken City' With Mark Wahlberg

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 8, 2011 6:31 AM
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Earlier this summer, word arrived that Allen Hughes and Mark Wahlberg's long-gestating thriller "Broken City" -- which the actor had been talking up during press rounds for "The Fighter" last fall -- had received $60 million in financing and then...there wasn't much news in a while. But once you got cash to make the movie, the rest of is just putting pieces and players into place, and "Broken City" is now building.

First Look: Megan Fox In 'Friends With Kids'; New Photos Of 'Rampart' & 'Take This Waltz'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 8, 2011 6:02 AM
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Plus New Photos Of 'The Descendants' & Luc Besson's 'The Lady'Michael Bay's loss is the indie world's gain. Megan Fox may no longer be part of the "Transformers" franchise, but her next big screen role will be in Jennifer Westfeldt's "Friends With Kids," an ensemble indie that stars Adam Scott, Jennifer Westfeldt, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Chris O'Dowd and Edward Burns. Not too shabby and it pays to have famous friends.

'Hunger Games' Sequel 'Catching Fire' Will Hit Theaters On November 22, 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 8, 2011 5:46 AM
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With filming still underway on "Hunger Games," Lionsgate believe they have a winner and they aren't wasting any time in getting a sequel dated and on the calendar. The studio has announced today that "Catching Fire" will hit theaters on November 22, 2013.

Marvel & Disney/Pixar Date Mystery Movies For 2013 & 2014

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 8, 2011 5:28 AM
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Untitled Henry Selick Project Hits In 2013 & Jason Statham's 'Parker' Arrives On October 12, 2012In a move today that is sure to light up speculation among comic and animation fans, Marvel and Disney/Pixar have planted their flags on dates on the 2013 and 2014 calendar for some mystery films that they aren't revealing just yet (though we're likely to find out at D23 which arrives very, very soon).

Kanye West & Jay-Z Apparently Fans Of 'Blades Of Glory,' Film Sampled For "Watch The Throne"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 8, 2011 4:27 AM
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If you glanced at Twitter or any of your RSS feeds today, you may noticed that the internet is currently buzzing as Kanye West and Jay-Z's collaborative album Watch The Throne hit iTunes at midnight today and everyone was rocking it on their way to work this morning. Early word is strong on the album, which isn't surprising, and the album boasts a number of excellent samples which again, isn't that shocking. But one element that has been turning heads? The use of a bit of dialogue from Will Ferrell and Jon Heder's figure skating comedy "Blades Of Glory."

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