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Liev Schreiber Joins P.J. Hogan's 'Mental' Starring Toni Collette

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 25, 2011 2:16 AM
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Anthony LaPaglia & Rebecca Gibney Also Apart Of CastPJ Hogan, the director behind '90s hits "Muriel's Wedding"and "My Best Friend's Wedding," is once again returning behind the camera again, this time reuniting with his Emmy-winning former lead, Toni Collette for "Mental."

Review: ‘Cowboys & Aliens’ Brings The Bad-Ass, But Falls Short On The Mash-Up

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • July 25, 2011 2:07 AM
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It was only about 15 years ago that Jon Favreau first arrived on the scene as the hipster indie film festival darling of “Swingers” fame. After sharing the screen with Vince Vaughn in one more flick and being quickly relegated to sidekick roles, Favs decided it was time to step behind the camera. But it wasn’t until the actor/director fully came to terms with his closet geek that he came into his own in Hollywood. Five years ago, newly skinny and holding a canister of film (we guess it would be a disc of data these days, but that just doesn’t sound as romantic) he came to Comic-Con to show off “Iron Man.” Fans were eager, though understandably skeptical. Sure, “Elf” was funny and “Zathura” showed promise, but was this former funny man really the right guy to give Tony Stark proper due on screen?

First Look At Gerard Butler In Marc Forster's 'Machine Gun Preacher'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 25, 2011 2:04 AM
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Is that what an Oscar nominated role played by Gerard Butler looks like? For the filmmakers involved, they certainly hope so.

Francis Ford Coppola Says Winemaking Is His "Day Job"; Blames Himself For The Current Sequel Craze

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • July 25, 2011 1:45 AM
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Also Reveals 3D Sequences In "Twixt" Will Come In The Middle & At The End Of The FilmComic-Con '11: If there was one person no one would have predicted to steal the Comic-Con thunder in 2011, it was Francis Ford Coppola. The announcement of his presence at this year’s show, twenty years after a brief appearance for “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” in 1991, drew raised eyebrows and familiar rumblings of whether there should be more stringent qualifications as to what exactly qualifies a film or television project to show at the convention. But those doubts were quickly set aside when Coppola handed out Edgar Allen Poe 3D masks to baffled Hall H attendees upon entrance. In an age of remakes, reboots, rehashes and sequel mania, who would have thought it would take a 72 year-old director best known for work decades ago to bring a dose of fresh air to the rather predictable happenings of geekdom’s centerpiece?

First Look At Alex Proyas' 'Paradise Lost' & (Supposed) New Peek At Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 25, 2011 1:22 AM
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Cosplay outfits are headed to the dry cleaner and weary geeks are heading bleary eyed onto planes back to their homes around the world, and thus wraps another Comic-Con, but with the deluge of news and bits and pieces of info, stories from San Diego will continue over the next day or so. While the financial impact of studios bringing their wares to Comic-Con is still debatable, it's undeniable that these few days in California are quickest way to get at least some (fleeting) attention on new projects. And thus, we have two more peeks at some big projects on the horizon.

Okay, Then: Harrison Ford To Play Wyatt Earp & Square Off Against Al Capone In 'Black Hats'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 24, 2011 4:42 AM
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Harrison Ford must've loved wearing spurs and riding a horse because it looks like the star of the upcoming "Cowboys & Aliens" is ready to saddle up for another twist on the Old West.

First Look At Cast Of 'Snow White And The Huntsman' Promises Dark Take On The Classic Fairy Tale

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 24, 2011 4:09 AM
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Yes, two Snow White movies are on the way in 2012 with Relativity getting out of the gate first with Tarsem Singh's (still) untitled and currently filming project and Universal following with "Snow White and the Huntsman." And while the source material may be the same, it looks like we're in for two very different films. We got our first look at Lily Collins in the former film just a few days ago and it was a spectacularly colorful, yet still prim, proper and pretty look at our titular hero. But it seems 'Huntsman' will be quite the opposite.

Weekend Box Office: 'Captain America' Is Number One, Because That's Just How America Does It

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • July 24, 2011 3:44 AM
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Marvel is doing the right thing with their superhero productions. They wisely didn’t break the bank after “Iron Man” did a little under $100 million in its opening weekend, instead opting for future adventures within their universe for around the same cost every time. Even with “The Avengers,” said to be the big kahuna in Marvel’s strategy, they kept costs down thanks to cheap multi-film contracts and economic micromanaging.

Rewind: The Week In Movies, July 17th-24th

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • July 24, 2011 3:05 AM
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With Comic Con ongoing, most of our news tended to be about the promotion of movies rather than making them. You know what that means: trailers! Plus, casting news regarding the latest from Quentin Tarantino and Charlie Kaufman.

Comic-Con '11: Henry Cavill Calls 'Man Of Steel' One Of The "Best Scripts I've Ever Read"

  • By The Playlist
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  • July 24, 2011 1:26 AM
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While during the "Immortals" panel in Hall H at Comic-Con 2011, lead actor Henry Cavill remained relatively quiet and stayed mostly mum on his upcoming role of a lifetime as Superman in Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel," he did allow that the story is "one of the best scripts I’ve ever read.”

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