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Basement Jaxx Soundtrack For 'Attack The Block' Gets U.K. Release Date

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 3, 2011 4:29 AM
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Scores for films are no longer just the domain for classically driven composers. The past year has seen a crop of electronic-based artists take the reins with Daft Punk and Chemical Brothers powering "Tron: Legacy" and "Hanna," respectively, while Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor surprised everyone by walking away with an Oscar for his work on "The Social Network." And it's not gonna stop there.

Anna Faris Will Provide Organic Food To 'The Dictator' Sacha Baron Cohen

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 3, 2011 4:13 AM
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With three funny ladies in contention for the part, there was no doubt whoever landed it would be good for the role, it was just a matter of who it wound up being.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Talks 'Looper' & Navigating The Crumbling Industry With hitRECord

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 3, 2011 4:05 AM
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And Yes, He's Excited For 'The Dark Knight Rises," But No, He Can't Talk About ItJoseph Gordon-Levitt seems to have tossed the Hollywood playbook right out the window. Where most child actors struggle to define themselves once their programs go off the air, the former "3rd Rock From The Sun" star bucked the trend by taking challenging roles in indie films like "Mysterious Skin," "Brick," "The Lookout" and of course, "(500) Days of Summer." The industry finally sat up and took notice of his mainstream potential, as he snagged the villain role in "G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra" and as Arthur in last year's "Inception." But not only that, the actor has made a name for himself in the media sphere with hitRECord, his collective production company which is truly doing something unique in terms of giving a voice and creative space online for artists around the world.

Kirsten Dunst, Adam Scott & Lizzy Caplan Star In Will Ferrell Produced 'Bachelorette'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 3, 2011 3:52 AM
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With all the buzz building behind Judd Apatow and Paul Feig's "Bridesmaids," it was only a matter of time before similarly themed comedies started cropping up. So it's no surprise that equally comic production powerhouse Gary Sanchez -- the shingle run by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay -- are getting into the game.

Tribeca Reviews: 'Detective Dee', 'Underwater Love' & 'Let The Bullets Fly'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • May 3, 2011 3:43 AM
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"Detective Dee And The Mystery Of The Phantom Flame"With the rise of China's first female ruler there came dissent. Also, there came spontaneous combustion, according to Tsui Hark's colorful, madcap mystery, where a poison has entered the bloodstream of several top advisers. No one knows they've been poisoned, of course, until they are greeted by sunlight, and the chemical compound erupts, flames emerging from their insides. This pseudo-science nightmare means only one thing: ruler Wu Zetian must unleash China's top detective (Andy Lau) who is in prison, and has fairly outspoken against her appointment. Oops.
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Frank Grillo Joins Stephen Frears' Adaptation Of Beth Raymer's 'Lay The Favorite'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 3, 2011 3:23 AM
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Little known actor Frank Grillo has joined the exciting cast of Stephen Frears next directorial effort, an adaptation of Beth Raymer's Vegas-set coming-of-age tale "Lay The Favorite."

Tribeca Review: 'Roadie' And The Sad Aftermath of A Failed Life On The Road

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • May 3, 2011 3:03 AM
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For some, life is a series of indignities. One second too slow, one step too far, and our dreams go unfulfilled. In every bar in the country, there is someone drinking away his regrets, trying to make peace with the records they didn’t break and the hearts they didn’t soothe. Michael Cuesta’s “Roadie” is a film about one of those men.

Emily Mortimer Beats Out Marisa Tomei For Lead In Aaron Sorkin's HBO Pilot

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 3, 2011 2:45 AM
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We bloody love Emily Mortimer. The British star has proved herself over the last decade or so to be an incredibly versatile actress, capable of terrific dramatic work, in projects like "Lars and the Real Girl" or "Lovely & Amazing" (the latter really should have brought her more awards attention) and broad comedy (her turn as Jack Donaghy's bird-boned girlfriend in "30 Rock" is one for the ages), and she even classes up more formulaic fare -- see her turn as a cop opposite Michael Caine in "Harry Brown."

Remake Of Richard Linklater's 'Slacker' In The Works In Celebration Of Film's 20th Anniversary

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 3, 2011 2:26 AM
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Numerous Austin Filmmakers To Contribute; To Premiere On August 31stTwenty years after Richard Linklater's unleashed "Slacker" to the world, a remake of the helmer's breakout film has been commissioned by the Austin Film Society and the city's famous Alamo Drafthouse with numerous local filmmakers attached to stand behind camera.

Pixar Head John Lasseter Confirms That The Studio Killed 'Newt' Because Of Similarities To 'Rio'

  • By Cory Everett
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  • May 3, 2011 2:07 AM
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Regardless of how "Cars 2" turns out, Pixar still has the most consistent track record of any studio today. Not only do their films routinely rake in billions of dollars around the world, but they're 11 films in with nary a dud in the bunch. The studio has come close to creative disaster a few times, perhaps most notably with "Toy Story 2" being completely retooled with less than a year to go before its release. The result? One of the best sequels ever made and one that stands up to the classic original. (Jessie's "When She Loved Me" montage makes us tear up just thinking about it.) In fact, the closest thing you can find to a failure for the company is the original "Cars," and that's because it just seemed like it would have been more at home as a DreamWorks film, full of pop-culture gags, celebrity voices and pop songs.

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