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Commercials Director Randy Krallman To Make His Feature Debut On 'Bullies' Starring Danny McBride

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • November 4, 2011 1:20 PM
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Danny McBride’s had a tough 2011 at the box office. “Your Highness” and “30 Minutes or Less” were basically flops, but money isn’t everything, and McBride is a talented guy who seems to be well-liked by people who greenlight movies. He’d have to be after getting studios to shell out $50 million so he can wear a minotaur’s penis around his neck.

When Subject Becomes Plaintiff: Joyce McKinney Sues Errol Morris Over ‘Tabloid’

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 4, 2011 1:06 PM
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Well, she’s been threatening it for months now (but with her, how do you know what she’ll actually do?), but it’s actually come to pass: Joyce McKinney, the subject of Errol Morris’ outstandingly odd “Tabloid,” is suing the director for, among many other things, “likeness, defamation, misrepresentation, fraud, intentional infliction of emotional distress and breach of contract.” “Tabloid” is the story of McKinney’s life, specifically an incident in 1977 when she flew to England to retrieve her boyfriend, who was on missionary work for the Mormon church and who claimed, later, that he had been kidnapped and raped by McKinney. The story became a sensation in England, where it was dubbed the “Manacle Mormon” story or, more luridly, the “Sex in Chains” scandal (McKinney reportedly restrained her boyfriend).

Classy: Brett Ratner Says He "Banged" Olivia Munn A Few Times Then Forgot Who She Was

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 4, 2011 1:04 PM
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Brett Ratner has never been shy of making his appreciation of the female form known, and when it comes to his own junk, the director is his own biggest fan. So who can blame him when can't remember the name of somebody he slept with?

Leonardo DiCaprio Says 'Sinatra' Is In Scorsese's Hands, But He's Still Up For The Challenge

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 4, 2011 12:43 PM
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Leonardo DiCaprio Says 'Sinatra' Is In Scorsese's Hands, But He's Still Up For The Challenge

The Australian Poster For 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' Comes Out Of The Thaw

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 4, 2011 12:29 PM
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Well, this is pretty much all that's left. Every Oscar hopeful has screened in some capacity already -- even Steven Spielberg's "War Horse" has begun randomly screening in a few scattered locations -- leaving David Fincher's grim, ambitious, black eyeliner'd "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" the remaining mystery. Simply a slick little thriller or something that could change the awards season game late in the season? It's anybody's guess right now. If Fincher can turn a movie about the founding of Facebook into a critically acclaimed, gripping drama, anything is possible.

Universal Head Ron Meyer Says He Makes 'Shitty Movies,' Bashes 'The Wolfman,' 'Land of the Lost'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 4, 2011 12:21 PM
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Also Calls 'Cowboys & Aliens' 'Mediocre,' But He Likes 'Scott Pilgrim'

Ray Liotta Says Tim Burton Wanted To Meet With Him For 'Batman'

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • November 4, 2011 12:03 PM
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And More From The Actor About His Career Following His Savannah Film Festival Tribute

Alice Eve Joins Breast Cancer Drama 'Decoding Annie Parker'

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • November 4, 2011 11:37 AM
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After playing the role of “Hard 10” in “She’s Out of My League,” and having her entire “Sex and the City 2” subplot revolve around whether or not her character wore a bra, it’s nice to see Alice Eve take on a role that requires some acting. The British thespian has just signed on to “Decoding Annie Parker,” based on a true story in which Samantha Morton plays the titular role of Parker, a woman who gets cancer and tries to fight it alongside geneticist Mary Claire King (Helen Hunt), who ends up discovering a gene linked to breast cancer. Eve will play a former friend of Parker, who has an affair with her husband, causing them to divorce.

The Weinstein Company Line Up Oscar Hopeful For Next Year, Close In On 'Song For Marion'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 4, 2011 11:22 AM
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Back in July, after taking a look at the script for Britflick "Song for Marion" which, at the time, was just about to start shooting with stars Terence Stamp, Vanessa Redgrave and Gemma Arterton, we wrote "If we were Harvey Weinstein we’d be snapping up the rights immediately; undoubtedly reminiscent of films like 'Brassed Off,' 'The Full Monty' and 'Calendar Girls,' with a little Mike Leigh thrown in, it’s rather lovely, and in places very funny, but Williams also brings emotion that’s perhaps more raw than similar films to the table. Mark our words, given the giant success of the choir-based 'Glee,' it’s got all the makings of a major sleeper hit, and Stamp has the kind of role that stinks of Oscar."

Christoph Waltz Won't Talk About His Role In 'Django Unchained,' Not Even After The Film Is Made

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • November 4, 2011 11:05 AM
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Christoph Waltz can be an intimidating presence, both on screen and off. Best known for his unforgettable, steely-eyed Oscar-winning performance as Col. Hans Landa in “Inglourious Basterds,” in person, Waltz conveys the same intensity and sharp focus. Sporting a thick salt and pepper beard and offering a firm handshake, The Playlist spoke to Waltz this week as he spoke with press for Roman Polanski’s “Carnage,” which opens December 16th. As you already know, Waltz will soon head to New Orleans for Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained,” in which he will play a German bounty hunter named Dr. King Schultz, who teams with the titular slave on a mission of vengeance.

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