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Mark Ruffalo's The Hulk Will Be A Throwback To Bill Bixby's Portrayal

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 5, 2011 7:47 AM
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And More We Learned From The Filmmakers Of 'Thor'"Thor" is swinging its mighty hammer into cinemas this weekend, and it may be a surprise to many moviegoers, proving to be a lighter, jauntier superhero film that the material might suggest. The cast and filmmakers did the press rounds, and as usual, bits and pieces about what might be in store for the future Marvel universe were hinted at, but also just as intriguingly, the process on making "Thor" was brought to the fore as well. Playlist writer Leah Zak spoke with Marvel guru Kevin Feige in an interview as well as participating in group conversations with the rest of the "Thor" team and here's what we learned.

Bradley Cooper Offered Role In 'Place Beyond The Pines' With Ryan Gosling, New Details Revealed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 5, 2011 7:21 AM
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We have to admit, we were a little worried. After talk surfaced during the awards season of Ryan Gosling and his "Blue Valentine" director Derek Cianfrance reteaming on a new project called "The Place Beyond The Pines" that was set to shoot this summer, word went a bit quiet. But not only is the project alive and kicking the seemingly ubiquitous Bradley Cooper has been offered a role.

Watch: 'Colombiana' Trailer Does Its Best To Pretend It's Not The Sequel To 'The Professional'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 5, 2011 6:57 AM
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Last summer it was reported that not only was there a completed script for "The Professional" sequel titled "Mathilda" -- that follows Natalie Portman's character, now grown up -- but that everybody wanted to make it. But unfortunately, superproducer Luc Besson can't control anything and with the rights out of their hands the possibility of that film is pretty much dead. So what to do? How about make it anyway and just call it "Colombiana"?

Poster & Watch: This Time Cillian Murphy Isn't The Crazy One In Trailer For Virus Thriller 'Retreat'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 5, 2011 6:30 AM
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While the inevitable comparisons will be made to Steven Soderbergh's forthcoming "Contagion," first time feature filmmaker Carl Tibbetts seems to have taken a much different angle on the virus thriller than Soderbergh's globe-spanning flick.
More: Films, Retreat

First Look At Lesbian Werewolf Romance 'Jack & Diane'; Brothers Quay Doing Animated Sequences

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 5, 2011 6:12 AM
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"Jack and Diane" has been piquing our interest if only because of it's out-there premise. Directed by Bradley Rust Gray, the film centers on two girls who share a romance and a deadly secret: one of them is a werewolf. The film was originally set set to star Juno Temple and Olivia Thirlby in the leads, but the latter dropped out and was replaced by up-and-comer Riley Keough, and with a cast rounded out by Kylie Minogue (yes, the singer, who is playing a heavily tattooed lesbian), Cara Seymour, Dane DeHaan, Michael Chernus and Lou Taylor Pucci we can't wait to see how it comes together.

Review: Shallow Infidelity Drama ‘Last Night’ With Keira Knightley Lacks Heat Or Chemistry

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  • May 5, 2011 6:00 AM
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This review originally ran during the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival.

Wes Bentley Is Seneca Crane In 'Hunger Games'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 5, 2011 5:40 AM
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More Nobodies Line Up For Various District CastingAnother twenty-four hours has passed, which means more "Hunger Games" casting! Woo!

Roberto Benigni To Make Big Screen Comeback In Woody Allen's 'The Wrong Picture'?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 5, 2011 5:21 AM
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While Woody Allen has gathered up his Hollywood cast for his upcoming Rome-set film "The Wrong Picture," with Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page, Alec Baldwin and Penelope Cruz set to star, he still has his Italian talent to cast and he's going right to the top of list.

Review: 'Thor' Is Overstuffed, But Still A (Mostly) Pleasant, Consistently Entertaining Surprise

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 5, 2011 5:07 AM
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Note: Our U.K. writer saw the film early and this review was first published on April 26, 2011

We Read It: Casting Quentin Tarantino's Slavery/Spaghetti Western Epic 'Django Unchained'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 5, 2011 4:28 AM
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You’ll recall in 2008 we did, what we thought, was a very good job of casting Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” (some of us are still convinced our picks were better than Q.T.’s, but that’s another story). And unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Tarantino has recently finished his latest script, one entitled “Django Unchained.” So yes, we’re at it again.

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