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'Inglourious Basterds' Star Daniel Brühl Circling Niki Lauda Role In Ron Howard's 'Rush'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 15, 2011 7:57 AM
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Before he came known to film fans on this side of the ocean for his turn as Fredrick Zoller in Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds," savvy cinema lovers already knew that Brühl was an actor of incredible talent. He broke out with the one-two punch of "Goodbye Lenin!" and "The Edukators." He followed that up with a solid turn in the WWII drama "Joyeux Noel" and in the indie "2 Days In Paris," but Hollywood finally came calling, as he landed a role in "The Bourne Ultimatum." But the actor doesn't seem to be in any rush, nor particularly interested, in bagging roles in U.S. just for the sake of it, but when Ron Howard comes calling with a project as tantalizing as "Rush," you take the call and check your calendar.

Get To Know Your Rabbit: Animator Eric Goldberg On Creating 'Winnie the Pooh's Sidekick

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 15, 2011 7:14 AM
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Of the myriad of pleasures to be hand from this weekend's outstanding "Winnie the Pooh" is to see the classic characters that you've grown to know and love, living and breathing once more – in traditional, hand-drawn animation, no less! Since computer animated films have taken over the multiplexes (keep in mind that Walt Disney Animation shuttered its hand-drawn animation division for five whole years in the mid-aughts), the crews making these films are smaller but completely star-studded – every character in "Winnie the Pooh" is brought to life by a certifiable legend.

In Theaters: Bid Adieu To Harry & Pals In 'Deathly Hallows Part 2' Or Take A 'Pooh'

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • July 15, 2011 6:27 AM
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Break out your wands and Gryffindor scarves, people! It's time to bid adieu to Harry Potter and pals in the conclusion of this eight film series this weekend. I don't care that it's the dead heat of July, put your damn wizarding cloaks on and get thee to a theatre right quick. Beat back those feisty little tweens and crack a butter beer for your fallen homies. Also opening this weekend: a few docs, some indie fare and a childhood revisited with "Winnie the Pooh."

Lars Von Trier's 'Melancholia' Will End The World With Sadness On November 11th

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 15, 2011 6:17 AM
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With Lars Von Trier going all Mel Gibson (kind of but not really, but his big mouth is his own worst enemy) at Cannes in May, you'll be forgiven for forgetting that he was there to present his latest effort, the epic tale of sadness and apocalypse "Melancholia." The film was picked up by Magnolia long before Cannes but a release date has now been set: it will hit theaters starting November 11th.

Take That Flash Thompson! More 'Amazing Spider-Man' Photos, Plus The Low-Rent Crime Spidey Too

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 15, 2011 6:07 AM
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Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a spider can. Spins a web, any size, catches thieves just like flies, look out! here comes the Spider-Man". Ok, now that that's out of the way (they just don't make them themes the way they used to) Comic-Con 2011 is right around the corner which means promo for “The Amazing Spider-Man" is in, ahem, full swing.

Watch: Jason Statham Makes A Weird 'Diff'rent Strokes' Joke In The Trailer For 'Blitz'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 15, 2011 5:40 AM
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In case you missed the memo, or if you just can't keep up with the onslaught of Jason Statham movies, he's got one more coming but it's going straight-to-DVD and it's called "Blitz." And yeah, it looks pretty low-rent even for a Statham flick.
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Watch: Trailer For David Mackenzie's T In The Park Festival Rom-Com 'You Instead'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 15, 2011 5:17 AM
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Brit director David Mackenzie has kind of been all over the place in his career, but through all of his films he's been consistently unremarkable. "Young Adam," "Hallam Foe" and "Spread" have all been serviceable enough and his forthcoming apocalyptic romance “Perfect Sense,” with Ewan McGregor and Eva Green has been getting exactly the kind of mixed reviews he's always received. But none of this films have been as light on their feet as "You Instead," his shot-on-the-fly music festival rom-com.

Walter Salles & Garrett Hedlund Did 2 More Weeks Of Secret Filming In April For 'On The Road'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 15, 2011 4:36 AM
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With filming taking place last year Montreal, New Orleans, Mexico and San Francisco, and with stills and a teaser poster for the already surfacing earlier this year, there has been a lot of guesswork about when we might see Walter Salles' highly anticipated adaptation of Jack Kerouac's "On The Road." But as it turns out, he wants to get it right, and while the principal cast and crew may have wrapped things up a while ago, the director grabbed the film's star Garrett Hedlund and two took their own journey across American to snag more footage.

Original Leatherface Gunnar Hansen Will Appear In 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 15, 2011 4:01 AM
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So, how do you get fanboys on board you horror remake that is otherwise totally unnecessary and probably terrible? Dig up the star of the original and get him to pop in and say hello in your new film.

Justin Timberlake Gets 'Fully Automatic' For Warner Bros.

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 15, 2011 3:49 AM
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Who would have thought when Justin Timberlake was little more than that curly haired dude in *NSync that he would graduate to a hugely successful solo career that would help launch an acting career that would see him show considerable acting and dramatic chops. And while he's proven his mettle in "The Social Network" and showed that his charm translates easily in "Bad Teacher," Timberlake is ready to shake things up a bit. Later this year, he'll be starring in his first bonafide genre flick, Andrew Niccol's thriller "In Time" and it looks like Timberlake is still looking to dirty up his good looks.

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