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Watch: New 'Tintin' Trailer Looks Like The Indiana Jones Sequel We Should Have Had

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 11, 2011 12:21 PM
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It's been three years since Steven Spielberg's last full-length feature, the awful "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," a sequel rightly regarded as a stain on the franchise. What should have been another breezy adventure with our favorite grizzled professor of archaeology was a silly Area 51-influenced quest that missed the pulse of the original films. Well, it looks like Spielberg is ready to redeem himself.

New International 'The Muppets' Poster Continues The Fun

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 11, 2011 9:14 AM
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"Fun" is a pretty vague descriptor, an adjective that's easy to use but doesn't do much when trying to accurately capture the vibe of a film. But every now and then, there is the exception that proves the rules. For "The Muppets" the only word that can be used to describe what has been seen of the film thus far is "fun."

'Justified' Star Walton Goggins Joins Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 11, 2011 8:45 AM
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It's been a pretty good day for stars of "The Shield." Michael Chiklis just nabbed the villain role in "Parker" and now his co-star Walton Goggins is joining the biggest Oscar bait picture of 2012.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Signs Up For 'The Last Stand' With Kim Ji-woon, Filming Starts In September

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 11, 2011 8:21 AM
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'Cry Macho' On Hold Or Possibly DeadIt has been a pretty ugly year for Arnold Schwarzenegger thus far. While it started off promisingly with the former Governor heading back into films with his choice of plum projects, things quickly took a downward spiral. His proposed cartoon "The Governator" was a complete embarrassment and then the scandal and subsequent divorce proceedings by his ex-wife Maria Shriver caused all Arnie projects to be put on hold. Well, there's no better way back into the hearts of America than by blowing some shit up and while he was initially tipped to do the far more sensitive horse trainer drama thingy "Cry Macho" that has now been put on the back-burner.

Michael Chiklis Will Square Off Against Jason Statham In 'Parker'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 11, 2011 7:52 AM
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Clifton Collins Jr. & Wendell Pierce Also JoinFor Michael Chiklis, a leap to the big screen has been been curiously out of the reach. The star of "The Commish" and more recently "The Shield" memorably played The Thing in the "Fantastic Four" films but otherwise, has not made much of an impression in feature films, but it looks like he's going to get his shot.

Review: 'Tabloid' Is Documentarian Errol Morris At His Wildly Absurdist Best

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 11, 2011 7:19 AM
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Lately, documentarian Errol Morris has focused his films on terribly serious subject matter. 2003's "Fog of War" centered on Robert S. McNamara, one of the chief architects of the bloody, morally nebulous Vietnam War, and 2008's underappreciated "Standard Operating Procedure" told the story of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal through the photos themselves. The films were great, but they lacked the playfulness and oddball charm of earlier Morris films like his debut "Gates of Heaven" (about a pet cemetery) and 1997's "Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control," about a bunch of weirdos with amazing professions (lion tamer, topiary artist, robotics expert, and a man devoted to blind, mutant-looking mole rats). So it's something of a relief that Morris has largely left the dark stuff behind for his latest film, "Tabloid," a gripping, thought-provoking, laugh-out-loud love story that turns out to be one of the documentarian's very best films.
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Guillermo Del Toro's 'Mimic' Getting A Director's Cut BluRay Release With 7 More Minutes Of Footage

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 11, 2011 6:59 AM
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While Guillermo Del Toro is still no stranger to facing hurdles in getting his films made -- his participation in "The Hobbit" was stalled out by the endless financial woes of MGM and more recently, his R-rated take of "At The Mountains Of Madness" was killed by a nervous Universal -- those are probably cakewalks between dealing with Bob Weinstein on his sophomore feature film "Mimic."

It's Official: 'Oldboy' Is Now A Spike Lee Joint

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 11, 2011 6:52 AM
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It's been one helluva day for Spike Lee news. In case you missed it this morning, word hit that the writer/director was reprising his role as Mookie from "Do The Right Thing" in a new, totally under the radar project called "Red Hook Summer." But it looks like the big, blockbuster project Lee was linked to last week is now official.

Peter Mullan Finds Himself Alongside British Rapper Bashy In The Thriller 'The Man Inside'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 11, 2011 6:03 AM
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While the name Peter Mullan may not be instantly recognizable, you've undoubtedly seen him onscreen before. With supporting roles in everything from "Braveheart" to "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1," as well as the upcoming Steven Spielberg epic "War Horse," Mullan has spread himself across the cinematic landscape. On the other hand, Ashley Thomas, better known by his fans as Bashy, is a name you've probably never heard unless you enjoy British hip-hop that steals pretty liberally from the far more enjoyable work of artists like Dizzee Rascal.

Exclusive: Julian Schnabel Planning ‘In The Hand Of Dante’ With Johnny Depp As Next Project

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 11, 2011 5:37 AM
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We just got off the phone with director/artist Julian Schnabel ("Basquiat," "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"), who is currently doing press for the Blu-ray/DVD release of his controversial 2010 release, “Miral,” based on the novel by Rula Jebreal about a Palestinian girl growing up in the wake of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

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