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Richard Ayoade's 'Submarine' Gets June 3rd Date; Seth Rogen's 'My Mother's Curse' Hits Spring 2012

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 10, 2011 2:55 AM
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Some new release dates have arrived for a couple of promising titles, so you might want to get your calendars out.

Watch: Green Band Trailer For 'Bad Teacher' Is Actually Pretty Good

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 10, 2011 2:32 AM
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Kudos to Sony for playing it smart. A couple of weeks ago they dropped the red-band trailer first for "Bad Teacher," presenting the film as we'll see it in theaters, will all the gleefully foul language in place. But movie marketing can't live on filthy trailers alone, and the standard trailer for the film has now landed, and you know what? It still manages to be pretty funny.

Review: 'Battle: Los Angeles' Is A Cynical, Soulless, Noisy Video Game Of A Movie

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 10, 2011 2:28 AM
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Film is dead.

CBS Films Picks Up Coens-Scripted 'Gambit' Remake With Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 10, 2011 2:13 AM
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It's not the easiest thing, in a business dominated by multi-billion-dollar behemoths that have been running for the best part of a century such as Paramount, Warner Bros and 20th Century Fox, to establish a new film studio and distributor from scratch. Summit has been making a good fist of it in the past few years, with both a Best Picture Oscar winner in "The Hurt Locker" and a highly profitable mega-franchise in the "Twilight" series, but CBS Films, established around the some time, hasn't had the same success.

'Men In Black 3' Starting To Sound Like A $200 Million Train Wreck

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 10, 2011 1:55 AM
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Film Greenlit With Only One Act Of The Script Ready; New Writer David Koepp Refusing To Talk To Producer Walter Parkes Considering how tricky the genre is to pull off, the original "Men in Black" still stands as one of the more successful stabs at the sci-fi comedy. It's no "Galaxy Quest" or anything, and it derails a bit in the third act, but for the most part it was inventive, genuinely funny and starred a central pair with perfect chemistry. 2002's sequel? Not so much; a bloated, unfunny mess that failed to capture pretty much any of what worked in the original. A third film is, belatedly, on the way, but a fascinating look at the behind the scenes shenanigans suggests it's going to land much nearer the second installment than the first.

Review: 'Elektra Luxx' Seems To Exist Only As A Showcase For Carla Gugino

  • By Kimber Myers
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  • March 9, 2011 11:22 AM
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Not That There's Anything Wrong With ThatSebastian Gutierrez’s “Electra Luxx” isn’t so much a sequel to 2009’s “Women in Trouble” as it is a 95-minute love letter to girlfriend and star Carla Gugino. The original film only made $18,000, so it’s difficult to see “Elektra Luxx” as anything other than a labor of love (albeit one with some fun cameos and solid casting) that's pointless to the world outside the couple.

New Posters For 'Bad Teacher,' 'Beginners' And 'Henry's Crime' Arrive

  • By Cory Everett
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  • March 9, 2011 11:03 AM
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And The Less Said About Them, The BetterWell, they can't all be winners. Sometimes an artist or designer (like Drew Struzan in the '80s or Neil Kellerhouse today) is allowed to execute his creative vision and creates a piece of artwork for a film that becomes as iconic as the film itself. And sometimes an intern who knows Photoshop has to slap some faces on a poster to let people know who's in the movie. Unfortunately the three posters arriving today look to be veering towards the latter. "Bad Teacher," based on a Black List script by "The Office" scribes Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, stars Cameron Diaz as a foul-mouthed child-beating teacher. We're cautiously optimistic about the film based on what we've seen so far and this poster featuring Diaz asleep at her desk with an apple that says "Eat Me" does nothing to sway us either way. It's a decent teaser poster (though the "She doesn't give an "F"." looks like an afterthought) but we'd expect to see something with costar Justin Timberlake's face on it before it's June 17th debut.

Hasbro CEO Says Ridley Scott Still Involved With 'Monopoly'; Story About The "Play-Pattern" Of Game

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 9, 2011 10:50 AM
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Oh hey, remember that "Monopoly" movie that was announced a long time ago with Ridley Scott attached? Well, kind of unbelievably, the movie is stil in the works with Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner revealing that Scott is still involved and he vaguely talked up the story details of the movie.
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Julianne Moore To Play Sarah Palin In Jay Roach's HBO Drama 'Game Change'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 9, 2011 9:12 AM
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It looks like Tina Fey doesn't have the sole lock on portraying one of the most embarrassing political figures in recent memory.

Wagner Moura, Star Of Brazilian Box Office Sensation 'Elite Squad,' Joins Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 9, 2011 9:00 AM
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With pre-production starting next month, another name has come aboard Neill Blomkamp's "Elysium" and while he's not yet a household name, his appearance in the film should raise his profile considerably.

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