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Jason Sudeikis Joins 'Dog Fight' With Will Ferrell & Zach Galifianakis

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 24, 2011 9:02 AM
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Sort of like the comedy world version of Jessica Chastain, the "Saturday Night Live" funnyman seemed to be everywhere this year. In addition to starring in "Hall Pass," "Horrible Bosses" and "A Good Old Fashioned Orgy" he also hosted the MTV Movie Awards this summer and will feature in the final season of "Eastbound & Down." And determined to make sure you see his face on the big screen at least once every few months in 2012, the actor has signed up for yet another project.

Metallica Plotting A 3D Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 24, 2011 8:29 AM
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Former metal giants, and now aging rock 'n roll dudes Metallica, have been on the wrong end of many decisions in the past while. If you're had the misfortune of hearing their forthcoming collaboration with Lou Reed, you'll know exactly what we mean. Or just look above at their ridiculous poses for the "Guitar Hero: Metallica," something these dudes wouldn't have even considered when their hair was longer and their tunes more badass. Or hell, even Lars Ulrich admitted recently he didn't get Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill" and never followed up with the director when he asked to use their music for fight scenes in the movie. Although, that probably worked out for the best.

Jonah Hill Says Working On Animated Series 'Allen Gregory' Is A "Dream"

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • October 24, 2011 7:29 AM
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Creator/Writer/Producer/Voice of Allen Gregory Shows Another Side of His Unique Brand of Humor On The Small Screen"Allen Gregory" is Jonah Hill's new animated series on Fox, about Allen Gregory de Longpre, a precocious, pretentious 7 year old navigating elementary school life for the first time. During a presentation of the pilot and subsequent Q&A at USC on Sunday, Hill, the cast and crew talked about the making of "Allen Gregory" and their creative process with this new venture. In addition to creating, writing and producing the series, Hill voices the miniature Allen Gregory, who talks like a combination of an Upper East Side grandma and Ari from "Entourage." He has two dads, the snarky/urbane Richard, voiced by French Stewart, and the hunky, warm, possibly straight Jeremy, voiced by Nat Faxon, the comedian who also wrote "The Descendants."

'Anonymous' Star Sam Reid Joins The Cast Of Alex Proyas' Big-Budget Adaptation Of 'Paradise Lost'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • October 24, 2011 7:02 AM
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This may be one of those rare occasions when a thespian jumps from Shakespeare to Milton, and it’s not all that big of a deal. That’s because the Shakespeare and Milton work in question are two big budget studio films with CGI-loving directors at the helm, and in the former’s case it’s more of an unraveling of the lore surrounding William Shakespeare than an adaptation.

First Look At Scarlett Johansson As A Sexy Alien In Jonathan Glazer’s ‘Under The Skin’

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 24, 2011 6:33 AM
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When it was first announced this summer that "Sexy Beast" and "Birth" director Jonathan Glazer was finally getting to work on his long-awaited next film this fall, we had our doubts. "Under The Skin" had been brewing for a while -- it was once lined up for 2010 shoot, and Gemma Arterton was mooted for the lead -- so while we were excited, we tempered our enthusiasm a bit because particularly with indie financing the way it is, a lot of things could happen between then and now to put the project on hold yet again. But lo and behold, not only has the October start stuck, the film is now shooting and the first glimpse of Scarlett Johansson in the starring role has made its way online.

HBO Movie With Robert De Niro Playing Bernie Madoff Moves Forward As Writer Comes Aboard

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • October 24, 2011 6:04 AM
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Looks as if fellow legendary actors Robert De Niro and Al Pacino must have had lunch together recently, because De Niro could follow in Pacino’s footsteps by playing a notorious real-life individual for an HBO movie. Perhaps hearing good things from Pacino about his work on “You Don’t Know Jack,” where he walked away with a Best Actor Golden Globe for playing assisted suicide advocate Dr. Jack Kevorkian, it was announced back in May (something we missed due to the crush of Cannes) that De Niro was in negotiations to play Ponzi scheme enthusiast Bernie Madoff in HBO’s adaptation of the bestselling “The Wizard Of Lies: Bernie Madoff And The Death Of Trust.”

Watch: New Trailer For Martin Scorsese's Family Fairytale 'Hugo'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 24, 2011 5:49 AM
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With Emily Mortimer recently telling us the film was a "hymn to the imagination," and the picture creating some very strong buzz thanks to its recent surprise screening at the New York Film Festival where we said it was an "enchanting fairy tale," we have to say that while we definitely encourage people to see Martin Scorsese's "Hugo", the first trailer and now this most recent, aren't doing much to instill excitement.

Matt Damon & Ben Affleck Team For Whitey Bulger Biopic By 'Boardwalk Empire' Writer Terence Winter

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 24, 2011 5:18 AM
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Casey Affleck To Co-StarGranted, they've got some competition for this one, but you can bet Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have taken the lead on getting a biopic on famed Boston mobster Whitey Bulger onto the big screen.

Book Review: 'Pauline Kael: A Life In The Dark' Is A Compelling Look At The Famed Critic

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 24, 2011 4:24 AM
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Pauline Kael famously once said that people keep asking her to write a memoir, but she had to stress to them that she already had – her life was in her work, in her vivid, long-form essays and critiques (most notably for The New Yorker) on her favorite subject: film. As Brian Kellow's new biography, thrillingly written and exhaustively researched shows, there was a whole lot more to Kael that what was in her reviews.
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Review: Steven Spielberg's 'The Adventures Of Tintin' Is A Gloriously Enjoyable Mo-Cap Marvel

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 24, 2011 4:05 AM
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Across his 40 year career as Hollywood's most beloved filmmaker, Steven Spielberg has tried his hand at many different things -- the blockbuster thrill ride, the family film, the comedy, the war film, hardcore science-fiction, serious dramas and whatever it was that "The Terminal" was, a diverse range of pictures united by that certain Spielberg je-ne-sais-quoi. But there's something he's never tackled directly himself; the animated film. Sure, he's produced TV cartoons like "Animaniacs," and even the occasional big-screen one, like "An American Tail" and "We're Back," but for the most part, the Bearded One has always preferred live action to ink and pixels.

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