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Details Emerge On Plot Of Guillermo Del Toro's Giant Monster Movie 'Pacific Rim'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 11, 2011 2:26 AM
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It's not the first time, even within recent memory, that world events have overshadowed the silly little movies that we write about, but given the terrible events in Japan and the Pacific overnight, which are still ongoing, Guillermo Del Toro's new project "Pacific Rim" is looking like a rather less carefree proposition than it did when it was formally announced at the start of the week.

Robert Luketic To Direct The Heist Pic 'Brilliant'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 11, 2011 2:10 AM
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Robert Luketic's film career has been a decidedly downward trajectory. He made a big splash helming the better-than-it-deserved-to-be Reese Witherspoon comedy "Legally Blonde" and ever since has made one bad picture after another, culminating in a double whammy of awful Katherine Heigl romcoms, "The Ugly Truth" and last year's abysmal "Killers." But it looks like Luketic is looking to change things up for his next picture.

First Image From Steven Spielberg's 'War Horse' Shows War, Horses

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 11, 2011 2:03 AM
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Update: EW (print edition; not yet online) has more stills from the film which have been scanned by the folks over at The Film Stage. See below.

Watch: Full Trailer For J.J. Abrams' 'Super 8' Looks Flat-Out Terrific

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 11, 2011 1:25 AM
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Summer movie season, consider yourself saved. While a few of the summer movies are yet to show their wares, most of the big movies have debuted a trailer of some kind, and most have disappointed -- "Green Lantern," "Pirates 4," "Thor," "The Hangover 2," "Cars 2," all underwhelming to one degree or another. But, fresh from easily looking the strongest of the Super Bowl movie ads, J.J. Abrams' secretive "Super 8" has finally debuted a full clip, and it looks just as great.
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Josh Hutcherson To Star In Benicio Del Toro's Short 'Monday' For Omnibus '7 Days In Havana'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 10, 2011 10:04 AM
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Way back in December it was announced that Benicio Del Toro, Laurent Cantet (”The Class”), Gaspar Noé (”Enter the Void”), Pablo Trapero (”Carancho”), Elia Suleiman, Julio Medem (”Sex and Lucia”) and Juan Carlos Tabio were teaming up to direct segments for the forthcoming omnibus film "7 Days In Havana," and it looks like production is moving forward and the first bit of casting has been revealed.

David Strathairn, Parker Posey, Rodrigo Santoro, More Join 'Hemingway & Gellhorn' With Nicole Kidman

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 10, 2011 9:38 AM
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With lensing now underway on "Hemingway & Gellhorn," the HBO film starring Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen, the rest of the cast has been rounded up and it's a pretty intriguing and interesting array of names.

'Passion Play' With Mickey Rourke & Megan Fox Not Surprisingly Going Straight-To-DVD

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 10, 2011 9:02 AM
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To put it quite simply: "Passion Play," starring Mickey Rourke and Megan Fox, was the worst film we saw at TIFF last year (though Dustin Lance Black's "What's Wrong With Virginia" comes a close second). Our man on the ground called it "a cliche-riddled, risible and utterly painful experience that boasts hallmark sentiments and TV movie-of-the-week sensibilities mixed in a disastrous attempt to make a love story about unearned redemption." And most critics agreed with that sentiment. It was the directorial debut of screenwriter Mitch Glazer and it's sure to be his last time behind the camera for a long, long, while.

Bill Hader Working On A Secret Project For Scott Rudin With 'Jackass' Writer Vernon Chatman

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 10, 2011 8:38 AM
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Comedian Also Says Judd Apatow Slasher Comedy Is Probably Not Called 'House Of Joel' AnymoreYes, it's turning out to be Bill Hader month on The Playlist, sue us (could be worse, Michael Bay month could start April 1).

To Honor The Passing Of 'At The Mountains Of Madness': 10 More Great Lost Projects

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 10, 2011 8:33 AM
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The beginning of this week marked one of the more disappointing moments in recent film news with the news that, after leaving "The Hobbit" due to frustrations with the delays, Guillermo del Toro's long-time dream project, an adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's "At the Mountains of Madness," had failed to get the green light from Universal Studios. Despite the triple threat of del Toro, producer James Cameron and star Tom Cruise, the $150 million budget and a likely R-rating put an end to the film's chances.

Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium' Will Hit Theaters On March 8, 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 10, 2011 8:08 AM
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Excited for Neill Blomkamp's follow-up to his smash hit "District 9"? Well, you're going to have to wait.

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