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'Captain America' Star Hayley Atwell Joins Ray Winstone & Plan B In TV Cop Remake 'The Sweeney'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 28, 2011 1:37 AM
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'Homeland' Lead Damian Lewis & Steven Mackintosh Also In Cast"Captain America: The First Avenger" was a funny one, wasn't it? The first half was the best superhero of the year, the second, a plotless, uneven mess. But it had many pleasures, and first among them was Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter. Given an unusually well-drawn female character for a comic book movie to get her teeth into, the British actress, a relative unknown in the U.S. who took the role after it was turned down by the likes of Keira Knightley and Emily Blunt, knocked it out of the park, proving feisty, kick-ass, and vulnerable, often within the same scene, showing wider audiences what many have known since her debut in BBC drama "The Line of Beauty" -- she's going to be a massive star.

Acclaimed Music Video Director Chris Milk To Helm 'Bitterroot' Produced By Gore Verbinski

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 28, 2011 1:17 AM
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Megan Ellison's Annapurna Pictures To FinanceIt seems acclaimed music video director Chris Milk has found a new best bud in everyone's favorite young, billionaire movie producer/financier Megan Ellison. Earlier in the month it was announced the pair were teaming on an ambitious film adaptation of the album Rome, a record that teamed Gnarls Barkley/Beck producer Danger Mouse and Italian composer Daniele Luppi on an album of spaghetti Western homages. But it looks like he's going to get something a bit less high concept for his first crack at a feature film.

Sylvester Stallone Will Get In 'The Tomb' For Summit But Antoine Fuqua Is No Longer Directing

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 28, 2011 1:05 AM
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Originally positioned as a star vehicle for Bruce Willis before Arnold Schwarzenegger took a look at it this spring as one of his possible comeback movies, Summit has now landed another aging action star to take on the lead role in "The Tomb."

Anne Hathaway To Produce & Star In Paranoid-Thriller 'Puzzler'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • October 27, 2011 12:56 PM
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Hollywood darling Anne Hathaway is certainly doing her best to shed the idea of her as a rom-com queen. With lensing almost complete on Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises" where she'll take on the action-packed role of Selina Kyle/Catwoman, the actress is now set to follow that up with a starring role in paranoid-thriller "Puzzler."

Nicole Kidman Pairs Up With 'Rabbit Hole' Producing Team For 'The Family Fang'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 27, 2011 12:45 PM
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And No, It Has Nothing To Do With VampiresLike most A-list talent in Hollywood, Nicole Kidman generally has more than a few movie options cooking at any given time (though we'll never understand why she did "Trespass"). In addition, she's got her own production shingle which is there to develop projects that have special appeal for her. It was Kidman's Blossom Films that developed last year's excellent "Rabbit Hole" in conjunction with Olympus Films, marking the first project out of the gate with the actress as the star (the company was also behind the Leighton Meester thing "Monte Carlo" but we'll politely ignore that).

Watch: Guess Who Dies In The Excellent New Trailer For ‘Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol’

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 27, 2011 11:37 AM
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Yes, it starts off a little hammy with some pretty boilerplate dialogue -- "We're live." "Abort!" "It was a set up.." -- and an unnecessary plug for the iPhone, but it's not long before the new trailer for "Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol" settles right in and delivers the big, badass set pieces you expect when you plunk down your $12 at the multiplex.

Michelle Williams Once Again Looking Fabulous On New Poster For 'My Week With Marilyn'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 27, 2011 10:14 AM
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While we weren't too jazzed with the movie when we saw it at the New York Film Festival, there's no denying that Michelle Williams looks positively radiant in the batch of stills, magazine spreads and promo material for the film and this latest poster debuted at Moviefone is yet another in a string of artwork that finds the actress channeling Marilyn Monroe with ease.

Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe & Catherine Zeta-Jones' 'Broken City' Hits January 18, 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 27, 2011 9:37 AM
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Film Will Square Off Against Arnold Schwarzenegger's 'The Last Stand'While January is generally considered a dumping ground for studio leftovers, don't tell that to Mark Wahlberg. His upcoming thriller "Contraband" is slated for release on January 13, 2012 and it looks like the actor wants to keep starting off your year with a bang, because he's got another film a year later, pretty much right in the same frame.

Dylan McDermott Gets In A 'Dog Fight' With Will Ferrell & Zach Galifianakis

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 27, 2011 9:20 AM
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By Ryan Sartor. After a rough decade on television (“Big Shots,” “Dark Blue”) and an even rougher one in film (“Texas Rangers,” something called “Unbeatable Harold”), things are finally turning around for former “Practice” heartthrob Dylan McDermott. He’s currently starring in the FX series “American Horror Story,” and has now snagged a role in the Will Ferrell/Zach Galifianakis political comedy “Dog Fight” (formerly-titled “Southern Rivals"), playing a political consultant running Galifianakis’ campaign. This will be McDermott’s first chance to flex his onscreen comedic muscles since way back in 1999, when he seduced Neve Campbell—and the world—in the romantic comedy “Three to Tango.” It will be interesting to see if director Jay Roach lets McDermott cut loose with a broad comedic take on the role, or if the actor will be playing it straight, as one would expect.

Review: '13' Remake Proves To Be One Unlucky Number (To Put It Mildly)

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • October 27, 2011 8:21 AM
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It’s unfortunate, but there’s a Movie Content Hierarchy. Great filmmakers don’t pretend this exists -- Darren Aronofsky makes a horror movie and genre-hating critics love it, and former Fangoria mainstay David Cronenberg maintains his integrity and themes of perversion and body modification while becoming a boutique festival filmmaker. But more often than not, directors, screenwriter and producers are beholden to the unimaginative thought of “this is how it is meant to be done.” More specifically, films from other parts of the world, particularly smaller ones, have their own vocabulary, their own rhythms and idiosyncrasies. Gela Babluani’s “13 Tzameti” is one of those films, a slow burn thriller from France shot in stark black and white and featuring minimal accoutrement in terms of score, outsized performances, or onscreen violence. It’s a picture that aims low but with laser-sharp precision, to the point where you felt that Babluani was a major storytelling talent with little affection for sentimentality or empty showmanship.

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