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Interview: Aziz Ansari Talks About Getting Some Action In '30 Minutes Or Less'

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • July 27, 2011 10:26 AM
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28-year-old Aziz Ansari has had quite the meteoric rise over the past two years since audiences first got a taste of his unique sense of humor in scene-stealing moments from “I Love You Man,” “Observe and Report” and, most notably, Judd Apatow’s “Funny People.” The Columbia, South Carolina native landed on the NBC series “Parks and Recreation” in 2010 and has, over the course of 46 episodes, created quite the memorable character in dapper, lady chasing Tom Haverford.

Will Gluck Says The Lack Of Skin In 'Friends With Benefits' Was A Conscious Choice

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 27, 2011 9:59 AM
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Nudity, Scientology & More We Learned From The Writer/Director About His Latest Rom-ComThis past weekend, "Friends with Benefits," starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis, opened to perhaps a smaller tally than the studio would have wanted, in part because of its striking similarity to January's infinitely dopier "No Strings Attached." Though bearing a similarity in their premise, writer/director Will Gluck's "Friends with Benefits" is the fizzier, funnier and more enjoyable film and it’s a shame that just because it's opening later means people are leaving it behind. We spoke to Will Gluck over the weekend about the comparisons to "No Strings Attached," his approach to the raunchy comedy in which no naughty bits are shown and one risque joke that may have offended a member of the cast.

'Ghost Protocol' Moves To Dec. 21 & Faces 'Dragon Tattoo'; 'One Shot' Set For February 8, 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 27, 2011 9:36 AM
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Paramount has shuffled the deck on a couple of upcoming Tom Cruise projects and it looks like the actor is ready to test his star power this holiday season.

Mimi Leder To Direct 'All Quiet On The Western Front' Remake; Is Daniel Radcliffe Out?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 27, 2011 9:17 AM
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Yes, classic film fans, prepare to sigh loudly and furrow your brows -- and rightly so -- as a remake of Lewis Milestone's 1930 WWI drama "All Quiet on the Western Front" is getting a remake. And not only that, it's going to be from "Deep Impact" and "The Peacemaker" director Mimi Leder. Ugh. But if this all sounds somewhat familiar, well, it kind of is.

Rosario Dawson Joins Danny Boyle's 'Trance'; Vincent Cassel Confirmed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 27, 2011 8:10 AM
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With James McAvoy already on board Danny Boyle's next film, the thriller "Trance," the two names alone would basically attract any willing and able actor in Hollywood for a part. Indeed, Michael Fassbender was initially attached before dropping out due to scheduling issues, and Colin Firth's name was wishlisted for the co-starring role. And just a couple of weeks ago, it was revealed that Vincent Cassel was in the running for the juicy role. Well, he's nabbed it and one more actress in coming along as well.

The Duplass Brothers' 'Jeff Who Lives At Home' With Jason Segel & Ed Helms Lands March 2, 2012

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 27, 2011 8:01 AM
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Well, finally some good news on the horizon for the long completed, long awaited Duplass Brothers film "Jeff Who Lives At Home" starring Jason Segel and Ed Helms and produced by Jason Reitman. Firstly, the film will arrive at TIFF in September and now, Paramount Vantage, who acquired the film a while ago, have at long last set a date: March 2, 2012.

J.J. Abrams Finally Decides To Direct 'Star Trek 2,' 'G.I. Joe 2' Get Its July 29, 2012 Date

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 27, 2011 7:43 AM
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The long wait for this inevitable piece of news is over. After playing coy forever, and now riding high off the success of "Super 8," Deadline reveals that J.J. Abrams has finally committed to directing the long awaited "Star Trek 2." But as expected, his delay and quest for the right story and script have caused plans at Paramount to move around a bit.

First Look At Josh Hutcherson & Liam Hemsworth As Peeta & Gale In 'Hunger Games'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 27, 2011 7:25 AM
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Hold onto your mockingjay pins "Hunger Games" fans because you now have a look at the two beefy slabs of meat that will hang off the arms of Jennifer Lawrence in the upcoming film.

Watch: Red Band Trailer For 'The Change-Up' Includes A Touching Story About A Vibrator

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 27, 2011 6:38 AM
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Update: Hollywood.com has debuted five clips from the film.

Review: 'The Guard' Is Ireland's Acidic Answer To The Buddy Cop Formula

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • July 27, 2011 6:24 AM
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The following is a reprint of our review from the Tribeca Film Festival.

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