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Blake Lively Says She's Joining Chloe Moretz In 'Hick'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 17, 2011 9:12 AM
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Actress Also Quashes 'Sex And The City' Prequel RumorsOn the red carpet at the recent Elle Style Awards, a candid Blake Lively answered questions about a few projects she's been rumored to be attached to, as well as what's next on her plate.

'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters' Will Hit Theaters On March 2, 2012

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 17, 2011 8:38 AM
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We just wrapped up a story about a vampire hunter, so on to some witch hunters instead.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead Is Mary Todd In 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 17, 2011 8:25 AM
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Forget those earlier reports that Robin McLeavy joined the film in the same role. They were wrong.

Is Hollywood Afraid Of 'Inception' & Original Ideas? 2011 Breaks Record For Sequels With 27 Films

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 17, 2011 6:54 AM
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Previous Record In 2003 Was 24 Sequels In One Year, 15-Plus Sequels Already Planned For 2012Call it 2011: The year the sequel strikes back.
More: Films

Cast As The Lead Next To Brad Pitt. Not Bad: Who Is Scoot McNairy & Why Is He Suddenly Everywhere?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 17, 2011 6:32 AM
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Momentum. In terms of building a career, there's nothing quite like it, and it's something we've commented on before -- with the rise of names like Tom Hardy, Michael Fassbender and Taylor Kitsch, actors who are, as yet, unproven as box office draws, and yet find themselves linked to every high-profile role in town. The more times they crop up on these wishlists, the hotter they become -- the snowball effect, essentially.

Guillermo Del Toro-Penned 3D 'Pinocchio' Starts Production This Year; Nick Cave To Consult On Music

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 17, 2011 6:02 AM
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At last year's San Diego Comic-Con, among the many projects announced by Guillermo del Toro was a stop-motion animated "Pinocchio" with Gris Grimley animating and -- awesomely -- Nick Cave doing the music. Considering the director generally has about a zillion films -- writing, producing or directing -- on his plate, we figured it would be a while before we heard anything further. Guess we were wrong.

Watch: Red Band Trailer For The Stylish Horror Pic 'I Saw The Devil'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 17, 2011 5:48 AM
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The latest from "The Good, the Bad, the Weird" director Kim Ji-Woon, "I Saw the Devil," has been doing the festival rounds for the past little while picking up strong notices at each stop. We saw the film at Sundance, calling it “ugly, gratuitous, sad, brutal, complex, and terrific,” and now a fresh, bloody red band trailer has arrived so if you haven't been swayed yet for the film, this should do the trick.

Brian Geraghty, Logan Huffman & Madeleine Martin Join Indie Drama 'Refuge'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 17, 2011 5:11 AM
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While "The Hurt Locker" seemed to be a career boost for everyone involved, it's been disappointing that Brian Geraghty has been overlooked (how come his name hasn't been popping up for tentpole shortlist casting?). Just as solid as his co-stars Jeremy Renner and Anthony Mackie, Geraghty hasn't quite had the same post-'Locker' push as his castmates. No matter, we're keeping an eye on the actor and what he does next, and now he's lined up an indie drama to star in.

Review: 'I Am Number Four' Is A Sci-Fi 'Twilight' With a Sense of Humor

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 17, 2011 4:41 AM
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Based on a novel co-authored by shamed memoirist James Frey, "I Am Number Four" is a sci-fi take on the same sort of material that has made 'Twilight' an international sensation. Instead of sparkly vampires, though, it's a handsome, hounded alien played by Alex Pettyfer that takes center stage. And while it succeeds in some respects, particularly in the fact that it has a sense of humor and some jaunty action set pieces, it all too often falls into the same draggy aimlessness that largely defines the 'Twilight' franchise.

Henry Cavill Got The 'Superman' Gig Because No One Laughed When He Put On The Iconic Suit

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 17, 2011 4:26 AM
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Like any casting run-up for any comic/franchise/tentpole film, a number of actors were rumored and wishlisted, but the names that were in the final running for Zack Snyder's "Superman" included Matthew Goode, Matthew Bomer, Armie Hammer, Joe Manganiello and Colin O’Donaghue. However, what eventually landed Henry Cavill the gig was something as simple as those in the audition room not giggling when he came out dressed in the iconic suit.

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