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First Look: Steve Coogan, Adam Scott & More In 'Our Idiot Brother'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 22, 2011 7:04 AM
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With an ensemble cast featuring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Rashida Jones and Emily Mortimer, the Sundance indie hit comedy, "Your Idiot Brother" (formerly known as "My Idiot Brother"), has a wide array of talent in it. But that's only the first layer and the bench is deep. There's also Adam Scott ("Party Down," "Parks & Recreation," Will Ferrell's nasty/awesome brother in "Step Brothers"), British funnyman Steve Coogan ("24 Hour Party People," "Hamlet 2," beloved U.K. sitcom, "I'm Alan Partridge"), T.J. Miller ("She's Out of My League," the excellent short film, "Successful Alcoholics"), Kathryn Hahn (a Judd Apatow character-actor favorite who threatened to steal every "Step Brothers" scene she was in), Hugh Dancy ("Adam," "Savage Grace") and comely newcomer Janet Montgomery. Phew.

Watch: Trailer For Yves Saint Laurent Documentary 'L'Amour Fou'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 22, 2011 6:49 AM
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The fashion world hasn't been lacking in documentaries, but reason directors keep returning to the well is that the subjects continue to be fascinating. While we may not always get some of the abominations that walk down the runway, there is often a lot of thought and care that goes behind the clothing of some of the world's most influential designers, and perhaps none have been more internationally recognized than Yves Saint Laurent.

Taylor Kitsch Talks 'Bang Bang Club,' Trusting Directors & 'The Bourne Legacy' Role

  • By Danielle Johnsen
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  • April 22, 2011 6:29 AM
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Did The Actor Think He Had 'The Bourne Legacy' Role Sewn Up? Or Is He Hinting At Something Else?Taylor Kitsch doesn’t seem to be having any problems shaking his "Friday Night Lights" character Tim Riggins despite playing the high school footballer for five seasons. In fact, with looming tentpole films like "Battleship" and "John Carter of Mars" on the distant horizon, he's practically left that character and show in the dust. His latest film, "The Bang Bang Club," which premiered last night at the Tribeca Film Festival, finds Kitsch starring alongside Ryan Phillippe and Malin Akerman as a photojournalist dedicated to covering the atrocities that occurred during the end of apartheid in South Africa. Playing the affected and drug-addicted real-life Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer certainly seemed like a huge departure from lovable bad boy Tim Riggins, but to Kitsch, the role just seems to be another journey of character discovery.

Watch: David Lynch & Interpol Collaboration 'I Touch A Red Button'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 22, 2011 5:49 AM
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So it appears David Lynch is paying more attention to music these days than movies. He recently made a pretty tepid foray into electronic music and also directed a Duran Duran concert webcast last month (did anyone watch it?). And it looks like he's been working with New York City rockers Interpol lately too.

Review: 'African Cats' Is A Purrrrrrrrfectly Good Nature Documentary

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 22, 2011 5:14 AM
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It’s fitting that Disney should be getting back into the nature documentary business with its Disneynature imprint, since Walt Disney himself single-handedly invented the genre with his “True Life Adventures” series way back in 1948. Since then, of course, nature documentaries have been replicated endlessly, mostly on the small screen (with stuff like the gorgeously photographed “Planet Earth” BBC series) or the very big screen (before IMAX started showing really big versions of Hollywood blockbusters, its bread-and-butter was nature documentaries). So it’s sort of nice to have these modest, once-a-year features on multiplexes nationwide (always around Earth Day), as a testament to the vision Uncle Walt had oh-so-long ago.
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Probably Terrible Eddie Murphy Comedy 'A Thousand Words' Gets Dumped On January 13, 2012

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 22, 2011 4:48 AM
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It's been so long since Eddie Murphy made a good movie, we've kind of forgotten that he used to be funny. Making his bank account bigger over the past decade in a string of increasingly shitty family movies, the days when Murphy was edgy comic with a unique and hilarious voice are now a far distant memory. And the actor now has yet another high concept, and probably poorly executed comedy and it looks like even the studio are throwing up their hands on this movie which has been sitting around for a while.

In Theaters: 'Madea' Takes On 'Water For Elephants' & African Cats' At Your Multiplex This Weekend

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • April 22, 2011 4:12 AM
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Do you hear that? Do you? That's the sound of millions of Google Alerts pinging into the inboxes of the members of Team Edward everywhere. The tenacious and ornery breed of fan that draws their life force from the chiseled cheekbones and tousled locks of Robert Pattinson ironically seem to have the famous vampire in a compromising position: sucking him dry so that they may live to type another heated comment defending their loved one on a snarky blog post reporting a bit of casting news. Did y'all read that Vanity Fair profile? Kinda depressing, no? Think about what you are doing to him, tweens and middle-aged women! This weekend, we'll see if R-patz is able to translate that into dinero in "Water for Elephants." OH, BUT here comes the box office spoiler: Madea. Say what you will about granny drag, Tyler Perry's one-sided feud with Spike Lee, or his directorial capabilities, audiences eat up that Madea. Can't argue with those greenbacks!

'Crazy Stupid Love' Writer Earns Big Payday With Pitch Sold To Warner Bros. With Tom Cruise Attached

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 22, 2011 4:04 AM
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Dan Fogelman and Warner Bros. seem to be cozy lovers. The writer behind "Cars," "Bolt" and "Tangled" but perhaps most importantly, this summer's highly anticipated "Crazy, Stupid, Love." has ridden the early buzz on that film all the way to a seven-figure payday for his next script which just happens to have a guy named Tom Cruise attached.

John Travolta & Uma Thurman Join Oliver Stone's 'Savages'; Blake Lively Confirmed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 22, 2011 3:40 AM
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While Oliver Stone has been fumbling with last few films, treading water with stuff like "World Trade Center," "W," and "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" he's putting together what is sounding like his most exciting project in years and he's assembling a killer cast to tell the tale.

Susan Sarandon, David Arquette & Adam Brody Set To Join Rosanna Arquette's 'Hemlock Drive'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 22, 2011 3:36 AM
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After Two Documentaries Under Her Belt, The Actress-Turned-Director Helms Her First FeatureHere's an interesting cast for what sounds like a small indie passion project. Adam Brody, Susan Sarandon and David Arquette are all in negotiations to join Rosanna Arquette's feature-length narrative debut, "Hemlock Drive."

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