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'Our Idiot Brother' Soundtrack Will Rock Out To Fruit Bats, Nathan Larson, Willie Nelson & More

  • By Matthew Newlin
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  • July 6, 2011 3:07 AM
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Paul Rudd's new comedy "Our Idiot Brother" won't hit theaters until the end of the summer, but the trailer for the film, which has been described as "Apatovian," looks funny as hell. Rudd stars as Ned, the loser brother of Elizabeth Banks, Emily Mortimer and Zooey Deschanel. When not getting in trouble with the law, Ned is busy not being busy and making life unbearable for his sisters. The film is packed with hilarious talent which will also include Steve Coogan, Rashida Jones, Adam Scott and T.J. Miller.

Review: Catherine Breillat's 'Sleeping Beauty' Tackles Fairy Tales Through The Prism Of Sex & Class

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • July 6, 2011 2:58 AM
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A little girl who dreams of being a boy. A boy who wishes to be seduced by an Ice Queen. High fantasy and tangled sexuality dovetail in “The Sleeping Beauty,” a fantastical retelling of the popular folklore involving the little girl brought to an eternal slumber. Like the original Brothers Grimm fairytale, this version differs sharply from the public’s greater awareness of the Disney-fied version. But where it takes the familiar-seeming tale differs greatly from the source, as it emerges from the fertile mind of French provacateur Catherine Breillat.
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'Dragon Tattoo' Director Niels Arden Oplev Ready To Delve Into 'Game Theory'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 6, 2011 2:39 AM
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While Noomi Rapace has quickly capitalized on the success of the Swedish language "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" films, with roles in "Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows" and "Prometheus" on the way, director Niels Arden Oplev's steps into Hollywood have been a bit more tentative. Last fall he was attached to direct the thriller "The Keep" for CBS Films though there hasn't been much movement since; he's also potentially got the Afghan war drama "The Last Photograph" with Christian Bale and possibly Sean Penn in the lead roles and he's also stepped over to television, directing the pilot episode of "The Rememberer" (yes, that's the name) a CBS procedural that sounds terrible. Well, one more project has been stacked up as his possible U.S. debut.

Johnny Depp Looking Likely To Walk The Plank Into 'Pirates 5' As 'Stranger Tides' Crosses $1 Billion

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 6, 2011 2:37 AM
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“It boils down to story, script and filmmaker,” Johnny Depp said back in the halcyon days of early May in the run up to the release of "Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides." “It’s not something where I would say, ‘Let’s shoot it next month to get it out by Christmas 2012. We should hold off for a bit. They should be special, just like they are special to me.” But it's amazing what $1 billion dollars can do.

First Look At Abbie Cornish In The Indie Drama 'The Girl'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 6, 2011 2:24 AM
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For Abbie Cornish, stardom seems to be just out of reach but is something that is undeniably on the horizon. She broke out in the Aussie drama "Somersault" opposite Sam Worthington, garnered well deserved acclaim for her turn in Jane Campion's "Bright Star" and used that good word to land roles in the sleeper hit "Limitless," the disaster "Sucker Punch" and perhaps most intriguingly, Madonna's potential awards season bait "W.E." Well, she hasn't forgotten her indie roots and as you might remember, last fall she replaced Emily Blunt in "The Girl" and now we have our first look at her in the film.

Watch: Another Depressing 'Johnny English Reborn' Trailer To Ruin Your Day

  • By Sam Price
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  • July 6, 2011 1:59 AM
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It’s been three months since the first trailer for “Johnny English Reborn” debuted online, and we’ve all managed to continue on with our lives since then, suppressing the memory like a national trauma we wished would go away. Although we’d had eight long years to prepare for the character’s return, the western world had perhaps grown complacent that the buffoonish pratfallery of leading man Rowan Atkinson would ever again threaten to engulf our collective consciousness. No such luck: much in the way unexpectedly chucking a hastily-bandaged assault victim into a hot bath is a bad idea, the second tease of the venerably dumb Johnny English franchise has cropped up online, reopening old wounds we hoped would stay healed forever.

'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Star J.B. Smoove Bags A Role In Sacha Baron Cohen's 'The Dictator'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 6, 2011 1:39 AM
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Star's Brother Erran Baron Cohen To Compose The MusicMore or less everyone involved in long-running HBO comedy "Curb Your Enthusiasm" has done pretty well out of it outside of the day job: creator/star Larry David toplined a Woody Allen film (albeit a terrible one...) and bagged a supporting turn in "The Three Stooges," Jeff Garlin's become a Pixar stalwart second only to John Ratzenberger, while Cheryl Hines got to make her directorial debut on "Serious Moonlight." But perhaps the biggest breakout seems to be the actor who's behind one of the most seminal supporting characters on the show: J.B. Smoove, who's played Leon Black on the last couple of seasons of the sitcom.

New Look At Tintin & Snowy In 'The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 6, 2011 1:35 AM
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Will 2011 be the year Steven Spielberg is no longer given a free pass from fans and critics? It would seem so. The early trailers for "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn" were not widely embraced and we were surprised by the blowback the first spot for "War Horse" got. Well Spielberg still has some time to right the ship on both movies and we're only at the beginning of the campaigns for both, but this new look at 'Tintin' won't quiet the dissenters.

Keri Russell, J.J. Feild & Bret McKenzie Toplining Jane Austen Themed Rom-Com 'Austenland'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 6, 2011 1:23 AM
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'Twilight' Author Stephenie Meyer Producing, 'Napoleon Dynamite' Co-Writer Jerusha Hess Making Directorial DebutIf you've been feeling a strange, nagging void in the part of your soul where you keep your love for costume drama, there's a reason for that: we've somehow gone four years without a major Jane Austen-centered movie. Sure, Bollywood flick "Aisha" borrowed the plot of "Emma," and "From Prada to Nada" was (very) loosely based on "Sense & Sensibility," but given the wealth of adaptations, and even biographical entries like "Becoming Jane" and "Miss Austen Regrets" that appeared in the middle of the last decade, it doesn't quite compare.

Hans Zimmer Says He's Listening To Verdi & Goldfrapp As He Prepares 'The Dark Knight Rises' Score

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 5, 2011 12:59 PM
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Though it's been known for a while now and pretty much expected, back in May it was confirmed that Hans Zimmer would once again reteam with Christopher Nolan for his currently filming "The Dark Knight Rises." The interesting bit was that James Newton Howard -- who worked with Zimmer on "The Dark Knight" -- was not returning to the fold, but that Zimmer was striking out on his own as he did for "Inception." Of course details surrounding the film remain tight and even trying to get a composer to describe his score this early in the game usually leads to ambiguous descriptions -- Zimmer told MTV earlier this year that it will be "epic" and "iconic" -- but it seems he's opening up a tiny bit more.

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