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Mel Gibson Says He's Re-Teaming With Randall Wallace For His Next Movie; Is It 'Love And Honor'?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 22, 2011 3:25 AM
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Mel Gibson is back. Sort of. After a very rocky 2010, with his personal life spilling in to an ugly mess all over the tabloids, it pretty much seemed like the actor/director's career had tanked. However, it seems that over time, the public, once astonished at the things that came out of Gibson's mouth, are now ready to forgive him. Or least see what he has to offer. "The Beaver" has been getting pretty good reviews, and when it hits theaters on May 20th it will be interesting to see how audiences react. But Gibson is plowing ahead. In an interview with journalist Allison Hope Weiner, given as an exclusive to Deadline, the actor talks about everything in a fairly no-holds-barred interview, but for us, what's most interesting is what he's plotting next.

Ken Loach Goes With The Strong Stuff For Next Film 'The Angel's Share'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 22, 2011 3:20 AM
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In his mid-70s, with a decades-spanning career behind him, director Ken Loach continues to be a strong cinematic voice. His last few films "The Wind That Shakes the Barley," "Looking for Eric" and "Route Irish" commanded solid critical notices and found the helmer's talents still firing on all fronts. And he continues to work at a prolific pace as he's already lined up his next gig.

"It Happened Again": New TV Spots For 'The Hangover Part II' Bring Back The Wolfpack

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 22, 2011 2:50 AM
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While the terrible first trailer for "The Hangover Part II" underlined in thick black Sharpie how similar the premise was for the sequel to the original -- to the point of making it seem like a half-baked, cash-in knock-off -- how weird is it that the TV spots are beginning to restore our faith a bit?

Review: 'Talking Funny' Isn't Quite The Same As Being Funny

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 22, 2011 2:34 AM
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Here's the thing about comedians -- they take the business of being funny, very very seriously. One of the most competitive and unforgiving avenues in the entertainment biz, it's never about how funny you were, it's always about how funny you're going to be. Once the punchlines vanishes, the audience waits for the next round and in a way, telling jokes is like asking a sculptor to continually create new work that not only builds on the previous one, but adds to it. Almost by nature, comedians are insecure, forever polishing, refining, writing and changing their act in the pursuit of perfection. But it's that unquenchable desire for the ultimate laugh, that makes the great comedians stand out. With so much more than meets the eye to the world of stand-up comedy, the idea of sitting down four of the biggest names right now for a chat about their jobs seems like a no brainer but unfortunately, the all-too-brief "Talking Funny" only skims the surface.
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Watch: New 'Green Lantern' TV Spot Has Brief Bits Of New Stuff

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 22, 2011 2:13 AM
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A new TV spot has landed for "Green Lantern" and it's pretty much a full length trailer all it's own.

Review: 'Bang Bang Club' Never Quite Gets Completely Behind The Camera

  • By Danielle Johnsen
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  • April 22, 2011 1:59 AM
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"The Bang Bang Club" is the real life story of four photojournalists who captured the horrific civil unrest and brutal violence during the end of South Africa’s apartheid in the early 90s. Films about war time violence aren’t new, but with the current events in the Middle East, and specifically the recent tragic death of photojournalist and "Restrepo" director Tim Hetherington, this movie ventures to let us feel what it's like to be on these front lines.

Michael Douglas Says Steven Soderbergh's 'Liberace' Is Still Aiming For A Fall Start This Year

  • By Simon Dang
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  • April 22, 2011 1:45 AM
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Plans to shoot Steven Soderbergh's "Liberace" have been thrown around a bit over the last year mainly due to the medical issues that plagued star Michael Douglas, but the actor has now come out noting the previously planned fall start later this year might still be in the works.

Ralph Fiennes In Talks To Join Mike Newell's Adaptation Of Charles Dickens' 'Great Expectations'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • April 22, 2011 1:25 AM
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Scheduling Conflicts Ended Early Talks With Rooney Mara For Female Lead, EstellaWith 2012 set to initiate celebrations of Charles Dickens' bicentenary, there's sure to be a few film projects being developed to take part in the festivities. One particular production, though, is already jumping out of the blocks as a standout: the adaptation of "Great Expectations" by Mike Newell which already has rising star Jeremy Irvine ("War Horse") as Pip and Helena Bonham Carter in talks for Miss Havisham.

Jeremy Renner Looks Locked In For 'The Bourne Legacy'

  • By The Playlist
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  • April 22, 2011 1:09 AM
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So much for Vulture's report on Joel Edgerton, published earlier today huh? Does Jeremy Renner have the lead role in Tony Gilroy's "The Bourne Legacy" all sown up? All signs point to yes. Last week it was rumored that Universal wanted the breakout "Hurt Locker" star for the lead, despite all the testing they had been doing of up-and-coming actors, and that much has been confirmed. There seems to be two reports that are saying much of the same, but not quite.

New Look: Meryl Streep & Jim Broadbent As Margaret & Denis Thatcher In 'The Iron Lady'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • April 22, 2011 1:01 AM
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Here is the latest look at Meryl Streep and Jim Broadbent in the upcoming Margaret Thatcher biopic, "The Iron Lady," which will see Streep reunite with her "Mamma Mia" director Phyllida Lloyd.

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