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'King Of Kong' Director Seth Gordon Will Play 'WarGames' In Reboot

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 23, 2011 12:56 PM
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Reboot! That seems to be the buzzword over at MGM who have films like "Carrie," "The Idolmaker," "Poltergeist" and "RoboCop" all in various stages of development, and what the hell, might as well add one more.

Bromance Of The Century Continues: Ryan Gosling Joins Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Only God Forgives'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 23, 2011 11:53 AM
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Update: Variety reports film will start production in November for a second half 2012 release. Ryan Gosling is replacing Luke Evans who had scheduling conflicts with Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" in which he plays Bard The Bowman.

Watch: New Trailer For 'Captain America' Promises To Be The Savior Of Summer Comic Movies

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 23, 2011 11:44 AM
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It's been a bit of an uneven summer so far for comic book movies. "Thor" was a near campy, somewhat enjoyable romp that made tolerable popcorn entertainment but didn't exactly have us hankering for a sequel, either. "X-Men: First Class" had the scope and stakes not regularly seen in a comic movie, and buoyed by strong performances by James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, it certainly elevated the genre but was not without some hard to ignore issues. And the less said about the godawful "Green Lantern," the better. So, can "Captain America: The First Avenger" top off the comic book summer with a bang? The newest trailer suggests the answer is: yes.

First Look At Diane Kruger, Lea Seydoux & Virginie Ledoyen In 'Farewell, My Queen'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 23, 2011 9:30 AM
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A film we've been keeping an eye on is Benoit Jacquot‘s "Farewell, My Queen." Admittedly, some of it is for purely superficial reasons -- our hounddog baying and tailwagging for the trio of lead actresses Diane Kruger, Lea Seydoux and Virginie Ledoyen might be a tad uncouth -- but it's also a period flick tackling none other than Marie Antoinette, a subject always good for big screen cinema.

Sofia Vergara Drops Out Of Lee Daniels' 'The Paperboy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 23, 2011 9:04 AM
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It has now been two full years since Lee Daniels premiered "Precious" at Sundance where it quickly became the film sensation of 2009, coming into the Oscars with six nominations and walking away with two wins for Best Supporting Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay. Since then, Daniels has attached himself to a lot of movies -- "Anna In The Tropics," "Nights of Cabiria," "The Scottsboro Boys," and most notably "Selma" (which fell apart) -- without any managing to get in front of cameras. Now, another gestating film, "The Paperboy," has lost one of its lead actresses.

James McAvoy Wants To Get In A 'Trance' For Danny Boyle

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 23, 2011 8:29 AM
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Update: Fox Searchlight has corrected Variety's story telling us James McAvoy is up for a different role than the one Michael Fassbender was circling. There is no word yet on whether or not Fassbender is still involved in the picture, but fingers crossed the duo reteam for Boyle's film.

First Look At Four Characters From Pixar's 'Brave'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 23, 2011 8:11 AM
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With "Cars 2" hitting theaters tomorrow, we expect a teaser trailer for Pixar's "Brave" to arrive any moment now, but until then yesterday's poster and these character pics will have to do.

'Super 8' Star Joel Courtney Lines Up 'Tom Sawyer' & Indie Flick 'The Healer'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 23, 2011 7:37 AM
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For all the whizz-bang wonder of J.J. Abrams' "Super 8," none of it would have worked as well as it did if he didn't have a great core of young actors to work with. And while Elle Fanning was predictably great, newcomer Joel Courtney matched her note for note and emerged as a major young talent to keep an eye on. And it appears lots of folks are sitting up and taking notice.

Julia Ormond Will Get Motherly In 'Man Of Steel'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 23, 2011 7:14 AM
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It looks like Superman has found his Mom.

Elizabeth Banks, Kirsten Dunst, Blake Lively & More Testing For 'The Silver Linings Playbook'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 23, 2011 6:45 AM
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Rooney Mara, Rachel McAdams, Andrea Riseborough, Olivia Wilde & Possibly Jennifer Lawrence All In The MixSo what happens when your last film earns seven Oscar nominations and two wins for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress? You get your pick of the lot when it comes to rounding up the cast for your next film.

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