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Disney Hires Screenwriter David DiGilio To Pen 'Tron: Legacy' Sequel

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  • June 7, 2011 11:59 AM
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"Tron: Legacy" was a bust at the box-office you say? Maybe in December when it opened softly to a $44 million debut weekend, but slow and steady wins the race. Yes, it cost a shit-ton -- $170 million was the figure released, but some estimates had it bloated to up to $320 million. Still the the film eventually accumulated to a $400 million total worldwide and you can bet those DVDs and Blu-rays probably pulled in a major haul as well.

Review: Michael Winterbottom's 'The Trip' A Wickedly Funny Road Trip

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  • June 7, 2011 10:03 AM
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This review originally ran during the Tribeca Film Festival.

Universal Reteams With 'Bridesmaids' Director Paul Feig & Producer Judd Apatow For New Comedy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 7, 2011 9:27 AM
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Well, that didn't take too long. With "Bridesmaids" proving to be a critical smash and a huge box office surprise, crossing $100 million this past weekend in domestic ticket sales, Universal has re-upped their relationship with the film's director Paul Feig and producer Judd Apatow.

‘The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)’ Helmer Tom Six Pissed BBFC Spoiled His Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 7, 2011 9:01 AM
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Yes, we're gonna talk spoilers so if you don't want to know move on.

'The Tree Of Life' Hits U.K. Cinemas On July 8th

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 7, 2011 8:24 AM
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As "The Tree of Life" continues to roll out across North America and the rest of the world, Terrence Malick fans in the U.K. have been frustrated by the lack of any news regarding a release. Earlier in the year, a bit of a brouhaha erupted when original distributors Icon tried to schedule a release prior to the film's planned Cannes Film Festival premiere, before it was revealed that they actually didn't have the rights to the film due to a breach in their contract with Summit International. But thankfully all of that has been sorted and the film is headed to merry ol' England.

Ruben Fleischer Says Michael Peña Has Also Joined 'Gangster Squad'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 7, 2011 7:50 AM
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Also Confirms Josh Brolin As Part Of The CastMichael Peña is a great actor who we've been waiting to fall into the right project after breaking out with a strong turn in "Crash." To be fair, he's chosen roles that seemed good on paper but just didn't deliver for a variety of reasons -- "Lions For Lambs," "World Trade Center," "Shooter," "Battle: Los Angeles," "My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done" -- but 2011 seems to find the actor on the uptick. He recently co-starred in the strong indie flick "Everything Must Go," this spring he was part of the sleeper hit "The Lincoln Lawyer" and he's got the comedy "30 Minutes Or Less" on the horizon. But now it looks like he's joining an incredibly top-shelf cast for one of the hottest projects on the Warner Bros. lot.

Chloë Sevigny To Play An Irish Transsexual Assassin In New Miniseries

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 7, 2011 7:22 AM
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Not many actresses would be able to recover from doing "that scene" in Vincent Gallo's "The Brown Bunny," but then again, Chloë Sevigny has hardly played by anyone's rules. She broke out in the controversial "Kids" and from there has amassed an impressive CV working with directors like Lars von Trier ("Dogville," "Manderlay"), David Fincher ("Zodiac"), Woody Allen ("Melinda & Melinda"), Whit Stillman ("The Last Days Of Disco"), Jim Jarmusch ("Broken Flowers") and Harmony Korine ("Gummo," "Julien Donkey-Boy"). And oh yeah, there was that Oscar nomination for "Boys Don't Cry" as well. She's also come on the radar of mainstream America with her role in the HBO series "Big Love." However, her next role might be her most memorable one to date.

J.J. Abrams Says 'Super 8' Is Not Just A Monster Movie Or A Spielberg Homage

  • By Leah Zak
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  • June 7, 2011 6:47 AM
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It wouldn't be a summer blockbuster year without a super-secretive J.J. Abrams project and thanks to the director, and in part, producer Steven Spielberg, summer 2011 delivers just that with his latest back-to-basics inspired sci-fi thriller, "Super 8."
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Kevin Smith Developing Reality Show For AMC About "The Comic Book Lifestyle"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 7, 2011 6:27 AM
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AMC, home to such acclaimed programs as "Mad Men," "Breaking Bad," "The Killing"....and a Kevin Smith-produced show about comic nerds? That appears to be case.

Josh Duhamel Pulls A Franco, Will Reprise 'All My Children' Role For Finale

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 7, 2011 5:45 AM
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Like oversized glasses with no lenses or ironic moustaches, celebs seem to be flocking to daytime soaps as some sort of winky performance piece. Of course, you already know about James Franco and his turn as an evil version of himself on "General Hospital," and back in 2010 Julianne Moore reprised her role as Frannie Hughes on "As the World Turns" as that show came to a close. Now another actor is returning to his roots to say goodbye to an old friend.

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