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The Wachowskis & Tom Tykwer's 'Cloud Atlas' Eyes October 2012 Release Date

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 22, 2011 9:22 AM
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Author David Mitchell Reveals How The "Epic, Glorious" Film Will Differ From The NovelDeclared by German media as "the most expensive German film of all time," boasting an all star cast including Tom Hanks, Hugo Weaving, Ben Whishaw, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon and Jim Broadbent (playing mutiple characters no less) and with both The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer at the helm, it could easily be said that "Cloud Atlas" has a world of expectation riding on its shoulders.

'The Help' Soundtrack Features Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Mary J. Blige & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 22, 2011 8:47 AM
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The surprise hit of the summer? Could be. With a strong cast including Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jessica Chastain, Allison Janney, Sissy Spacek, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, David Oyelowo and Mike Vogel and based on the hugely popular and best selling book by Kathryn Stockett, "The Help" is destined to find an audience and if it delivers what they want, it will definitely be one that will play an underserved audience (particularly during the summer). But if not, at the very least we'll be getting a great soundtrack out of it.
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That Geek From 'Avatar' To Play A Nerd In Oliver Stone's 'Savages'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 22, 2011 8:23 AM
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Some actors strive to create a diverse array of work, dipping toes in multiple genres, disappearing in a vast array of different characters. And then there are others who find their niche and stick with it. Such is the case of Joel David More. The tall, skinny geek from "Avatar," who will play a dweeb in "Shark Night 3D" has lined up another dorky part.

Ray Winstone Is Eddie Marsan's Twin In 'Snow White And The Huntsman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 22, 2011 7:45 AM
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You gotta give it up to Universal. While their Snow White film will come in second to whatever Tarsem is currently cooking up, they've gone ahead with a batch of genius casting that vaults "Snow White And The Huntsman" right ahead of the competition. With Ian McShane, Eddie Izzard, Toby Jones, Bob Hoskins, Eddie Marsan and Stephen Graham all set to board, the Rupert Sanders film has gone ahead and found one more amazing Brit character actor which pretty much puts every one of our favorite Blighty thespians in one movie. Nice move.

'Gossip Girl' Katie Cassidy Replaces Sienna Miller In 'Freaky Deaky'; William H. Macy Is Out

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 22, 2011 7:37 AM
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More movement on "Freaky Deaky," the Elmore Leonard adaptation that seems to have more in and outs than a porn set (eww). So let's see where we're at.

Beefs & Brotherhood: Michael Rappaport Calls A Tribe Called Quest Dynamic "Emotionally Complex"

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  • June 22, 2011 7:17 AM
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Director Says Hip-Hop Group's Relationship Is Complicated Both Off And On The ScreenIf you're one of the lucky few that has seen the hip-hop documentary "Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest," perhaps at either the Sundance or Tribeca film festivals, you know the film is a knock-out: a deeply insightful journey into the history of the seminal '90s rap group, their contextual legacy, that ventures very personally and intimately on the personal fissures and fractures that led to their break-up; lingering emotional issues that still cling to this day.

First Poster For Pixar's 'Brave' Arrives

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 22, 2011 7:04 AM
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For those bemoaning Pixar's unfortunate swing into sequel-dom with last year's "Toy Story 3," this year's "Cars 2" and the upcoming "Monsters University," the good news is they've got some original content in the pipeline. The studio just set a 2013 date for a mysterious new project, but before that, we'll get "Brave."

Watch: Green Band '30 Minutes Or Less' Trailer Still Delivers Big Laughs Without Red Band Raunch

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 22, 2011 6:44 AM
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Yes, this new trailer for "30 Minutes or Less" is pretty much the same deal as the red band version but it has enough new bits to make it worth your while, and certainly it's just as funny as its raunchier counterpart.

Spike Lee Heads To HBO For 'Da Brick,' A Drama Series Based On The Life Of Mike Tyson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 22, 2011 6:29 AM
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It seems HBO is desperate to find something, anything to stand in the place of "Entourage" after the final season airs this year. Last year, they launched "How To Make It In America," a show that copies the same basic format but swaps out Hollywood for the fashion industry (though, to be fair, it's pretty entertaining). And now, they are going to get in the ring with another on-the-rise style series, but instead of movies or clothing, it will center on boxing.

Todd Haynes & 'Meek's Cutoff' Writer Jon Raymond Working On Film About "Conservative Politics"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 22, 2011 5:42 AM
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As far as movie CVs go, writer Jon Raymond has a fairly impeccable record thus far. Having worked with Kelly Reichardt on "Old Joy," "Wendy & Lucy" and "Meek's Cutoff" as well as with Todd Haynes (who produced Reichardt's film) on the first three parts of "Mildred Pierce," he's notched some impressive work under his belt. And he certainly seems to have made an impression on Haynes as the director is set to work with him again an upcoming project.

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