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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.

Elizabeth Olsen & Josh Radnor Go To School For 'Liberal Arts'

  • By Catherine Scott
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  • March 24, 2011 3:20 AM
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'How I Met Your Mother' Star Will Direct & Star Based On His ScriptThe Sundance Film Festival is good to a lot of people, but no one seems to benefit more than rising new stars on the independent film scene.

'Easy A' Director Will Gluck To Helm 'Social Network' Writer's 'Sex On The Moon'

  • By Catherine Scott
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  • March 24, 2011 2:57 AM
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Comedy Filmmaker To Direct Ben Mezrich's NASA-Based Non-Fiction Heist NovelWithout question, one of the comedy filmmakers flying under the radar this past year is Will Gluck, director of last year’s effortlessly charming “Easy A,” starring breakout actress Emma Stone, who nabbed the female lead in "Spider-Man" role not long after that picture did super-strong box-office business.

Lionsgate Schedules Katherine Heigl's 'One For The Money' With A January 27, 2012 Release Date

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 24, 2011 2:55 AM
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It looks like Katherine Heigl just got Nic Caged. Her upcoming murder-mystery comedy "One For The Money" was previously set for a summer debut of July 8th. It was then moved to June 3rd where it would have squared off against "X-Men: First Class," but Lionsgate then wisely decided that trying to go toe-to-toe with the tentpole behemoth was a bad idea and finally pulled the film off the calendar altogether. Well, it now has a new date, and it's in the wasteland of early winter programming.

Ed Harris To Play John McCain To Julianne Moore's Sarah Palin In HBO's 'Game Change'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 24, 2011 2:14 AM
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For politics buffs, or really anyone, the 2008 election campaign provided an enormous amount of drama. The twists and turns, from Barack Obama's surprise victory at the Iowa caucuses and the tanking of Rudolph Guiliani's campaign to the death of Obama's grandmother on the eve of his election, gripped the world across the year like it was the best ever season of "The West Wing," so it's no surprise that it would receive big-screen treatment sooner rather than later.

Interview: Charles Burnett At KAFFNY Talks Racism, TV Work, And The L.A. Riots

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • March 24, 2011 1:48 AM
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Cinephiles received a surprise treat when, in 2007, Charles Burnett's debut film "Killer of Sheep" was showcased in theaters and on DVD thirty years after it was created. Taking cues from Italian neo-realism, the movie examined a community of African Americans in L.A. as they lived their day-to-day lives, scraping by but always remaining optimistic. The release reached many new audiences, which begs the question -- what is this brilliant artist up to now?

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