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Watch: Trailer For 'Everything Must Go' Plays Up The Laughs Of The Will Ferrell Dramedy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 31, 2011 8:40 AM
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Every now and then, Will Ferrell likes to mix up his big screen comedies with lower-key dramatic fare. "Winter Passing," "Stranger Than Fiction" and now "Everything Must Go" has found Ferrell stretching his wings, and while he's solid in these kinds of roles, he's yet to turn in a flick with the kind of Tom Hanks or Robin Williams crossover appeal.

Terry Gilliam's 'Time Bandits' To Get Rebooted Into Family Friendly Franchise

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 31, 2011 8:05 AM
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'The Long Good Friday' To Become A TV Series; 'Transporter' Gets Greenlit By CinemaxAs we mentioned earlier today in our "Pirates of the Caribbean" sequel story, Hollywood loves nothing more than taking a single property and finding new ways to draw money from the same well over and over and over again. The formula keeps working because everyone keeps handing over their money for these movies no matter how diminishing the returns. And from a studio perspective, it costs far less to simply dust off an old piece of material than to get an original project off the ground. That's the game that's being played today, so no shock then that two more films are getting spitshined for new, and probably, blander versions.

Leonard Nimoy Boldly Goes To The 'Dark Of The Moon'; New 'Transformers' Pics Revealed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 31, 2011 7:08 AM
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Frankly, we've kind of been ignoring the plethora of "what-robot-will-appear" reports for "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" mostly because it's so fucking boring and it doesn't really matter when 90% of the people going to watch this thing will be there to see Michael Bay blow up some shit real good, not find out if Bumblebee's story arc will be completed.

Dan Scanlon To Direct 'Monsters University'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 31, 2011 6:52 AM
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With the "Monsters Inc." prequel now bestowed with an official title -- "Monsters University" -- a director has now been revealed for the film.

Merry-Go-Round Of 'Men In Black 3' Writers Now Includes A Mystery Man

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 31, 2011 5:54 AM
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The story behind the saga of getting "Men In Black 3" to the big screen is now likely to be far more entertaining than the actual movie.

Q&A: Adrien Brody Talks 'Wrecked,' Rumored Super Hero Roles & Working With Wes Anderson Again

  • By Kimber Myers
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  • March 31, 2011 4:49 AM
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Actor Says His Body Of Work Is Eclectic Because "Actors Should Be Chameleons"Adrien Brody's career is a puzzling or fascinating one, take your pick. At the age of 29, in 2003, he became the youngest actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (for Roman Polanski's "The Pianist"), but instead of rocketing to the A-list the actor took a circuitous path, taking on smaller, off-the-beaten-path roles, and only working on one film per year until 2008 when he started speeding things up a bit. His post "The Pianist" career -- which includes everything from Peter Jackson's "King Kong," "The Jacket," "The Brothers Bloom," to Wes Anderson's "The Darjeeling Limited" and "Hollywoodland" -- is an eclectic one and to hear it from the actor, this by design. Brody continues to switch things up taking on action roles ("Predators"), lo-fi experiments (Tony Kaye's still unreleased "Detachment") and B-movie detours ("The Experiment," "Giallo"). His latest move is very small indie film you may have only heard a tiny bit about and it hits theaters in limited release this weekend via IFC.

'Avatar' Sequels To Arrive With Long-Awaited Higher Frame Rates; Cameron Eyes Brazil For Inspiration

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 31, 2011 4:29 AM
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George Lucas Says Conversion Of 'Star Wars' Into 3D Will Cost More Than The Film's Original BudgetJames Cameron, Jeffrey Katzenberg and George Lucas sat down together yesterday at CinemaCon to once again talk about the future of moviegoing; in other words they talked about 3D. With more and more films being pushed into the release chain requiring those dumb glasses, the format clearly isn't going away anytime soon but we're also at the tip of the iceberg in terms of how "real" the experience can get.
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Q&A: Duncan Jones Says 'Source Code' Was A Sensible Career Move To Control His Own Creative Destiny

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  • March 31, 2011 4:00 AM
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British Filmmaker Talks His 'Superman' Meetings With Christopher Nolan & Wanting To Stick To His Original ProjectsOnly an elite few group of filmmakers get offered a chance to meet with Christoper Nolan to discuss potentially directing the new "Superman" film he's producing, let alone first time filmmakers, but that's exactly what happened to Duncan Jones. Though he bowed out of the running on his own volition and Zack Snyder got the gig, it's a rather huge testament to Jones' unique filmmaking aesthetic that he was even allowed in the front door. But after Jones' low-key sci-fi debut "Moon" hit at Sundance 2008, the British director (and son of David Bowie), became an instant auteur and a cause celebre for the geek crowd who felt his melancholy and textured lunar-based drama did not receive the mainstream push that it deserved.

Review: 'Rubber' Is The Convention Defying Movie You Would Expect From A Pic About A Killer Tire

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 31, 2011 3:44 AM
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"Rubber" is the story of a tire that gains consciousness and decides to kill. He doesn't talk, dance, or sing, and he doesn't develop any lasting relationships with any humans, animals, or fellow tires. How do you tell a story like this? "Rubber" seems to have already asked that question, which is why the first impression of the film is not of the tire itself, but rather the audience.

Jerry Bruckheimer Says Future 'Pirates Of The Caribbean' Movies Will Be Stand Alone Films

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 31, 2011 3:21 AM
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Producer Says They Were Initially Scared Of Shooting In True 3DFranchises. They are the cornerstone of the modern movie industry's business strategy. They keep the lights on, keep the shareholders happy, keep the motor of a studio engine going.

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