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Joe Wright Says He'll Wait Until Fairy Tale Fad Is Over Before Tackling 'The Little Mermaid'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 4, 2011 1:59 AM
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In case you haven't noticed, Hollywood has fairy tale fever. "Red Riding Hood" hit theaters last month, and that's just the start of a forthcoming onslaught that will include "Jack The Giant Killer," "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters," "Snow White And The Huntsman," Tarsem Singh's Snow White film and just last week a Sleeping Beauty movie was packaged with Hailee Steinfeld in the lead. As you may have forgotten, "Hanna" director Joe Wright was eyeing his own fairy tale-based movie but he may put it off for now.

Brief New Footage Of 'Super 8' In Latest TV Spot

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 4, 2011 1:41 AM
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While this summer is going to be filled with comic movies and action franchises, nothing is giving us goosebumps of anticipation more than J.J. Abrams' "Super 8." The Amblin-inspired tale is having its details kept under lock and key but with a cast of mostly lesser-known thesps -- Elle Fanning is the biggest name among them -- the '70s Ohio-set film will center on the strange events that occur following a train crash with a pack of kids who investigate and find out more. At least that's what we can surmise from what we know so far. Paramount has been showing off chunks of footage to movie bloggers and industry folks in recent weeks to huge buzz, but a new television spot is here for the rest of us.
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Faye Dunaway Elegantly Covers Cannes Film Festival Poster With Photo By Jerry Schatzberg

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 4, 2011 1:17 AM
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Restored 'Puzzle Of A Downfall Child' To Screen At CannesLast year, it was Juliette Binoche, and this year another acclaimed actress is featured front on center on the beautiful official poster for the Cannes Film Festival.

First Look At Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston & Colin Farrell As The 'Horrible Bosses'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 4, 2011 1:04 AM
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We're heading towards a veritable cluster-fuck of foul-mouthed comedies this summer, with "Bridesmaids" already picking up good buzz from SXSW, and "The Hangover 2" following swiftly behind, with "The Change-Up," "30 Minutes or Less," "Friends With Benefits" and "Bad Teacher" bringing up the rear. We've seen glimpses of most of these now, but there's one more in the pack as well, and it might actually be the most promising of them all.

Luke Evans Says He's Still In The Mix For Tony Gilroy's 'The Bourne Legacy'; Script Under Wraps

  • By The Playlist
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  • April 3, 2011 8:33 AM
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WONDERCON, SAN FRANCISCO: Yesterday at WonderCon in San Francisco Relativity Media brought the core group involved with this coming fall’s “Immortals” for its first big push for the film following the poster reveal on Friday. On hand to discuss the film were director Tarsem Singh ("The Fall," "The Cell"), producer Mark Canton ("300," "Piranha 3D"), Henry Cavill ("Superman: Man of Steel"), Luke Evans ("The Three Musketeers," "Clash of the Titans"), and Isabel Lucas ("Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen").

'Hanna' Director Joe Wright Calls "Bullshit" On 'Sucker Punch's Faux Feminism

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 3, 2011 7:20 AM
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One of the many things that we took particular umbrage with in reviewing Zack Snyder’s unerringly nasty, totally boring “Sucker Punch,” was its horrible gender politics. Keep in mind that this is a movie in which a bunch of young girls, to escape the psychic and physical pain of getting regularly raped by a swarthy orderly, zap themselves into a make-believe fantasy world in which they wear next-to-nothing, engage in adolescent male videogame theatrics and take orders from a gruff older man (played, with some aplomb, by Scott Glenn).

Tarsem Singh Says Lily Collins' Eyebrows Won Her The Part Of Snow White

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 3, 2011 7:17 AM
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At the end of last week, Relativity announced that Lily Collins had landed the plum role in Tarsem Singh's upcoming take on Snow White (formerly known as "Brothers Grimm: Snow White"). The actress broke out in 2009 opposite Sandra Bullock in "The Blind Side" and has lined up a number of high profile upcoming films including the Taylor Lautner thriller "Abduction" as well "Mortal Instruments." But for Tarsem, who we caught up with at WonderCon where he was promoting the forthcoming "Immortals," maybe it was something else entirely that captured his attention.

Henry Cavill Calls 'Superman' A "Mega Opportunity"; 'Immortals' Producer Happy For Extra Attention

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 3, 2011 5:57 AM
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Henry Cavill is going to be facing the media gauntlet in the run-up to "Superman" and it will be unlike anything the actor has experienced before. With the production likely to be kept tightly under wraps -- with Christopher Nolan producing, the film will probably face the same levels of secrecy as his own movies -- Cavill will quickly have to learn the game of answering questions but not giving away the surprises that Zack Snyder has in store. And from his first press rounds for "Immortals" at WonderCon, the actor seems to be a quick study. We caught up with the actor -- along with the rest of cast -- who were meeting with press for Tarsem's upcoming epic and while there were no big reveals his excitement was palpable.

Weekend Box Office: Kids Come Out For 'Hop,' 'Sucker' Thoroughly 'Punch'ed

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • April 3, 2011 5:00 AM
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While Universal’s animated division remains behind Disney and Dreamworks, “Hop” became their second straight surprisingly big opening this weekend, collecting $39 million. Most called the heavily-promoted film in the high 20’s, low 30’s, but like “Despicable Me” before it, the film definitely connected with family audiences in its first frame. While “Despicable Me” eventually collected $544 million globally with a much bigger opening, “Hop” isn’t expected to bust the doors down. But due to the seasonal and family appeal, expect this thing to have legs, and while they initially weren’t counting on $100 domestic, that should be easily surmountable from here, with $150 million being a solid preliminary target. Fanciful returns for the studio, who have kept the budgets for the partly-animated “Hop” and the fully animated “Despicable Me” well under the industry-standard $100 million.

Lily Collins Is Snow White In Tarsem's Upcoming Take On The Famed Fairly Tale

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 2, 2011 6:37 AM
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'Immortals' Posters RevealedThanks to "The Blind Side," Lily Collins is getting punted into stardom. Following the surprise success of that film, Collins has taken roles in a number of high-profile projects including "Mortal Instruments," and the Taylor Lautner thriller "Abduction" and now the actress has added a major tentpole, opposite one of the biggest stars in the world, to her calendar.

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