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Review: 'Happythankyoumoreplease' A New York Oddball Version Of 'The Blind Side'

  • By Danielle Johnsen
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  • March 5, 2011 3:10 AM
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Early on in the flawed Happythankyoumoreplease, Sam Wexler (Josh Radnor), the center around which the film spins, is informed that the novel he is desperate to get published is "just kind of, well kind of" meh and ironically it is also the most on-point review of the film. "Happythankyoumoreplease" was written and directed by the How I Met Your Mother star, which might explain the lack of real plot and the suspiciously enormous New York City apartments owned by artists with part-time jobs in this indie romantic comedy.

Vince Vaughn Vehicle 'Insane Laws' May Find A Home At Universal

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 4, 2011 11:33 AM
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"The Break-Up," "Couples Retreat," "Four Christmases," "The Dilemma" -- these are all part of a very successful, if mediocre cloth that Vince Vaughn has been cutting some big checks from lately, and while we wish he would latch on to something more interesting, it's no surprise that another project is bubbling up in the same arena as those predecessors.

Tracklist & Sample From The Chemical Brothers' Soundtrack For 'Hanna' Revealed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 4, 2011 10:43 AM
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Soundtrack Hits Early; March 15th Via iTunesIt seems we're at the the tipping point of a full-blown trend of beat-makers taking on the soundtracks for films, and not only that, with Trent Reznor taking home an Oscar last weekend it's gained legitimacy. Daft Punk already turned heads with their work on "Tron: Legacy" and Basement Jaxx will have their turn later this summer with "Attack the Block," but just around the corner is "Hanna" and the The Chemical Brothers will be providing the pulsating score.

'Adjustment Bureau' Is Not 'The Matrix' Says Emily Blunt; Matt Damon Calls It Un-Philip K. Dick-Like

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 4, 2011 10:31 AM
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Damon Says He Was Happy To Not Train, Sit In Corner & "Eat Donuts"; Plus Other RevelationsGeorge Nolfi's "The Adjustment Bureau" hits today, a very loose adaptation of a Philip K. Dick short story. In the film, Matt Damon plays a politician who learns that there are forces conspiring to keep him on a political path distinctly severing his relationship with a beautiful dancer played by Emily Blunt; forces that aren't to be reckoned with and can erase his life entirely if he doesn't play ball.

'United States Of Tara' Star Brie Larson Heads To '21 Jump Street'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 4, 2011 10:07 AM
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"21 Jump Street" just a got a little more crowded.

'Sex Drive' Team To Direct Adam Sandler & Andy Samberg In 'I Hate You Dad'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 4, 2011 10:03 AM
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We can see the trailer already: From The Guys Who Brought You "Sex Drive," "She's Out Of My League" and "Hot Tub Time Machine." Gah. We just got sick for a moment.

Interview: Apichatpong Weerasethakul On 'Uncle Boonme,' Steven Spielberg, 'Inception' & More

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • March 4, 2011 9:26 AM
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Exclusive: Despite this writer’s undying love for the man and his films (actually, to be completely melodramatic and corny, “Syndromes and a Century” was a life changer), Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s work is not intended for mass audiences, and some of his pictures even leave the hardest cinephiles scratching their heads at the praise. That’s just how it is, not everyone's down for a 2+ hour experimental-narrative film from Thailand and there shouldn’t be any bitterness about it.

Kenneth Branagh To Direct Film About The 1936 U.S. Olympic Crew Team

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 4, 2011 8:44 AM
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Where there's smoke, there's fire, and The Weinstein Company must have seen the smoke. Deadline reports that bidding for the upcoming book "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown had fierce competition between publishers Viking and Random House with bids going up to $750,000. Well, the Weinsteins know a hot project when they see one as they've snatched up the film rights and it's already attracted a director.

Interview: Kim Ji-woon Talks Emotional Core Of 'I Saw The Devil' And The Influence Of 'Zodiac'

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • March 4, 2011 8:19 AM
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Exclusive: Last week we ran a bit of news concerning Kim Ji-woon’s gestating Hollywood debut “The Last Stand” with new-fangled/old-bodied action star Liam Neeson, also spilling the beans on an early personal project the filmmaker is working on himself. Here’s the rest of our interview, in which the director discusses his chilling thriller “I Saw the Devil.” We reviewed the film during Sundance and it’s an early best of the year, an unforgettable account of human nature at its ugliest. In our conversation, Kim speaks of the emotional core he was interested in, plus the different layers to the title and his affection for David Fincher’s “Zodiac.”

Kristen Stewart Set For 'Snow White And The Huntsman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 4, 2011 7:59 AM
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First, she loomed large as a potential lead” and last month was "in negotations." Now it's pretty much crossing the finish line as Deadline reports that producer Palek Patel has tweeted that Kristen Stewart is now in "final negotiations" to join "Snow White and the Huntsman." So yeah, at this point, she's in the damn film.

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