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Lars Von Trier Plots 'The Nymphomaniac' For His Next Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 24, 2011 8:18 AM
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While Lars von Trier's harshest critics deride his treatment of women in his films, the director -- or rather his business partners -- know that controversy keeps the lights on, and with that in mind it's no surprise to hear what his next film is.

Review: 'Sucker Punch' An Overstuffed, Deadening & Boring Journey Into A Zack Snyder Wet Dream

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 24, 2011 7:39 AM
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For months now, through a barrage of teasing promotional materials, one question has remained about Zack Snyder's glitzy passion project "Sucker Punch" – what, exactly, is it? Is it a period drama about a young girl in a mental institution? Is it a dream world thriller a la "Inception"? Or is it some kind of experimental action film, in which characters take on dragons in one sequence and silvery robots in the next? Well, it turns out that the final product is all of these, and none of these things. It sure is noisy, though (especially if you watched it in IMAX like we did).

Tim Dowling Takes Pen To 'Uptown Saturday Night' Remake; Will Smith & Denzel Washington May Star

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 24, 2011 7:30 AM
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'Wedding Crashers' Helmer David Dobkin Still Attached To DirectDevelopment hell can be torture for whoever wants to see their pet project brought to the big screen, so good news for the folks behind "Uptown Saturday Night" remake. Movement is happening once again.

"I Would Mop The Floor For Zack Snyder" Emily Browning Says About Intense, Rewarding 'Sucker Punch'

  • By Leah Zak
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  • March 24, 2011 7:05 AM
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Actress Jokes She Would Play 'Superman's Dad If Snyder Asked Her, Also Gives Details On Her Disturbing Next Project 'Sleeping Beauty'EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Zack Snyder's "Sucker Punch" is, if anything, a film like few we've seen before: a female-led fantasy action series where a bunch of girls kick some serious ass in a series of highly stylized fantasy worlds in an effort to escape their reality at an oppressive mental asylum. Baby Doll, the newest patient, leads the pack of young runaways and orphans as they fight off zombie soldiers, dragons and machine-gun wielding robots in an attempt to find the five keys to their freedom. We had the chance to sit down with Baby Doll herself, Emily Browning, and chat about what it took to prepare herself for fighting her way through a fantasy and the intense bonds such an experience can create.

David Gordon Green Brings 'Black Jack' To Comedy Central; Zach Galifianakis Producing For HBO

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 24, 2011 6:22 AM
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These days, to be considered a major player, you gotta have your fingers in a lot of different pies, and television -- especially on premium cable like HBO or AMC -- are providing opportunities for talent to develop a broad array of work. One has to look no further than Mark Wahlberg or Tom Hanks who are heavily involved with the network with a variety of programs. So really, it's no surprise that David Gordon Green and Zach Galifianakis are making bigger strides down those avenues.

Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg Want You To See 'Super'; Soundtrack Details Revealed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 24, 2011 5:49 AM
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"We didn't want to have to recommend ["Super"] to all of our friends individually," joked Evan Goldberg, so he and friend Seth Rogen rented out Los Angeles' gem The New Beverly Theatre and let the work speak for itself at an advanced preview screening last night. "We had nothing to do with this film," Rogen explained of the somewhat mysterious connection -- it turns out they just both really enjoy it.

Will Amy Adams Get Her Song On In 'Rock Of Ages'?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 24, 2011 5:31 AM
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With a big, juicy summer release date now set, "Rock of Ages" is moving full steam ahead and Adam Shankman is circling another big star for the film.

PG-13 Cut Of 'The King's Speech' Arrives On April Fools Day

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 24, 2011 4:04 AM
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Fresh off taking home Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director at the Oscars, The Weinstein Company is ready to take "The King's Speech" for another round in theaters but this time, you'll be able to bring your kids.

Jim Carrey Mails It In Again In Trailer To 'Mr. Popper's Penguins'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 24, 2011 4:00 AM
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When Richard and Florence Atwater wrote "Mr. Popper's Penguins" in 1938, do you think they expected, one day, it would be a vehicle for an over-the-hill comedian where he teaches the titular creatures to dance to a grating late-twentieth-century pop staple that people only like for ironic reasons? Because that is what the trailer for "Mr. Popper's Penguins" represents. The book has been turned into a big summer release from Fox, that can serve equally as a merchandising opportunity, because what kid isn't going to want their own plush penguin after seeing this saccharine clip?

Director's Cut Of 'Sucker Punch' 18 Minutes Longer, Will Feature Full Musical Number

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 24, 2011 3:38 AM
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"Sucker Punch" opens tomorrow, and reviews are beginning to trickle out this morning. While you'll have to wait a bit for our full assessment we'll say this: we agree with the general consensus out there. But for better or worse, the film is a Zack Snyder fantasy writ very, very large but even he has to play by the rules. With the studio requiring a PG-13 rating for the film, it was inevitable that the helmer would have to make cuts to get it there. As Emily Browning recently revealed, a steamy scene between her and Jon Hamm got the axe for being too sensual, but it appears that's just the tip of the iceberg.

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