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Review: Jean-Luc Godard's 'Film Socialisme' Is A Pointless Exercise In...We Don't Even Know What

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 2, 2011 1:36 AM
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The following is a reprint of our review from the Cannes Film Festival in 2010.
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Pick Your Cheap Halloween Costume For This Year With Three New Posters For 'Captain America'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 2, 2011 1:17 AM
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Hey, "Captain America" is coming out! We have to confess we'd kind of forgotten about the film: Marvel and Paramount haven't yet been saturation marketing the flick in the same way that other superhero blockbusters have been ("X-Men First Class," you were pretty good, but there was really no need for all those posters, now, was there?). Whether it's a lack of confidence in the movie, or more realistically, that the film still isn't out for another seven weeks, things seem to be gearing up again.

Rumor: Tim Burton, Sam Raimi, Shawn Levy Among Depressing Choices To Helm Inevitable 'Pirates 5'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 2, 2011 1:02 AM
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Chris Weitz, Alfonso Cuaron Also Allegedly In The Running"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" might have made the much-mocked second and third Gore Verbinski-helmed entries in the series look like masterpieces in comparison, but audiences don't seem to care much -- especially internationally, moviegoers love them some Johnny Depp and it's already raked in a staggering $650 million in less than two weeks in release. Inevitably, this means that talk is turning to a fifth installment, a script for which has already been commissioned by Disney from Terry Rossio, who with partner Ted Elliott wrote all four installments to date.

Lasse Hallström To Direct Nicholas Sparks' 'Safe Haven'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 1, 2011 12:33 PM
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No author since perhaps Danielle Steel has served as the foundation for such a run of increasingly wishy washy movies, but at least those were mostly made for TV. "Message In A Bottle," "A Walk To Remember," "The Notebook," "Nights In Rodanthe," "Dear John" and "The Last Song" have all be made from the works of Nicholas Sparks, the Mad Lib author who has a found a good formula that more or less remains unchanged with each book. So who better to deliver his latest batch of pablum than Lasse Hallström who has already tackled the author's material before with "Dear John."

Jennifer Hudson Will Play A Nun In 'The Three Stooges'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 1, 2011 10:06 AM
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Singer, Grammy and Oscar, Weight Watchers spokesperson and actress, Jennifer Hudson's career has certainly moved in many different directions in front of the camera and behind the microphone, and she's added another interesting project to her CV.

Brian Helgeland's Jackie Robinson Biopic Finds A Home At Legendary Pictures

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 1, 2011 9:46 AM
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Baseball films are generally regarded as one of the hardest sells in Hollywood. They traditionally don't do well at the box office but even worse for studios, they don't play well internationally at all. However, Legendary Pictures is banking on one of the most well known stories in sports history in general to be a catalyst for box office success.

Get Your Oscars Ready: 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy' Will Hit Theaters On November 18th

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 1, 2011 8:52 AM
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All star cast? Check. Promising director? Check. Great story? Check. Frankly, it would take one helluva cock up to mess this one up, but "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" is one of our most anticipated films of the fall and with good reason.

Johnny Knoxville & More Round Out Cast Of 'Fun Size'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 1, 2011 8:29 AM
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Are you the parent of some tweenagers who desperately want to see "The Hangover Part II" but aren't yet old enough to see the raunch of the film? Not to worry, something more age appropriate is around the corner.

Susan Sarandon Sexes Up 'I Hate You, Dad'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 1, 2011 7:48 AM
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On the one hand, Adam Sandler comedies have become nothing more than big paycheck gigs for the actor to make funny voices and fart noises while someone films him doing stuff for a month and then cobbles it together later into something resembling a "movie." On the other hand, the cast of his next effort, "I Hate You, Dad," is so willfully bonkers we know we're going to end up watching it anyway.

Amy Adams Joins Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 1, 2011 7:16 AM
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The wheels are now turning very fast on Paul Thomas Anderson's untitled religious flick, aka "The Master." Yesterday saw Jesse Plemons, David Warshofsky and Laura Dern and earlier today we confirmed Swedish actress Lena Endre joined the cast. Now another long-linked name has signed on the dotted line.

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