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R.I.P. Farley Granger (1925-2011)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 29, 2011 1:35 AM
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Barely a week since Elizabeth Taylor has passed, Hollywood has lost another legend from the classic-era of filmmaking. Farley Granger has died at the age of 85.

'Superbad' & 'Paul' Director Greg Mottola To Helm Aaron Sorkin's New HBO Pilot

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 29, 2011 1:25 AM
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We love movies, and (good) television, and stories in general. That's why we do what we do. And sometimes, we get up to see the slate of developing stories, and it depresses the fuck out of us. It can be hard to keep up your enthusiasm when movie versions of "Candyland" and reboots of "Ms. Marple" are the big stories of the day. But fortunately, every few days brings a piece of news that makes us glow a little, that reminds us that there are smart people doing good work, and it's these times that stop us from developing full-blown drinking habits. Well, fuller-blown drinking habits. And today is one of these times.

Teresa Palmer In Talks To Join Nicholas Hoult In Jonathan Levine's Zombie Romance 'Warm Bodies'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 29, 2011 1:01 AM
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It's taken a little while, but it seems like Australian actress Teresa Palmer is starting to hit a groove. The 25-year-old actress broke out in 2005 with "Wolf Creek," and quickly found herself coming to Hollywood's attention, turning up in Adam Sandler's "Bedtime Stories" and "The Grudge 2." But then came a couple of setbacks: George Miller cast her as the villain, Talia al-Ghul, in his "Justice League" movie, but the film collapsed, and while Palmer originally had the female lead in Doug Liman's "Jumper" she was recast when the decision was made to age-up the characters.

Ryan Murphy Not Directing Will Smith-Produced 'Annie' Remake

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 28, 2011 12:54 PM
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Creative Differences Spawned From Not Having Any Hair To Whip Back And ForthIn Hollywood, the saying goes, you fail upwards. Enter Ryan Murphy, who received his big break in movies by helming the star-studded adaptation of "Running With Scissors." The fact that it was borderline-unwatchable dross didn't seem to affect his next job, the high-profile "Eat Pray Love," which somehow endeared itself to $200 million worth of undemanding Julia Roberts fans, despite being nearly as intolerable as its predecessor. So it goes for Murphy, a "mastermind" between two facile television entertainments ("Nip/Tuck," "Glee") that further remind us of a distinct chasm separating the big and small screens.

'Ceremony' Soundtrack Features Ringo Starr, Van Dyke Parks, Pete Townsend & Hits April 12

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 28, 2011 10:31 AM
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Album Features Score By Fruit Bats Founder, Plus a Paul Simon Cover By Vampire Weekend FrontmanIndie film cinephiles haven't seen it yet, but likely on their radar is Max Winkler‘s feature debut “Ceremony.” Starring Michael Angarano and Uma Thurman, the dramedy tells the story of Sam (Angarano), a brazen young man who stalks his penpal and ex-girlfriend Zoe (Thurman) all the way to her wedding in the Hamptons to try and win her back.

Blake Lively, Abbie Cornish & Teresa Palmer Reading For Oliver Stone's 'Savages'; Uni Picks Up Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 28, 2011 9:37 AM
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Update: Deadline also tosses in Abbie Cornish as a possible contender as well.

'The Hangover Part II' Dudes Are Greasy Chic On Film's New Poster

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 28, 2011 9:21 AM
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The boys, err, the Wolfpaack are back in town. The first poster for "The Hangover 2" has hit the films' Facebook page and it shows the boys -- Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms -- in the various states of fucked-up-ness as you'd imagine from this sequel.

'Kung Fu Panda' & 'Alvin & The Chipmunks' Writer To Turn 'Candyland' Into A Narrative Somehow

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 28, 2011 9:05 AM
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At the beginning of 2010, we named "Candyland" as one of the dumbest movies announced in 2009 and even with all the bullshit movies announced last year none of them really compete with this one yet. And now, the project is actually moving forward with a writer who will now be whispered about at parties, "You see that guy? He wrote 'Candyland'.....I know."

Gary Oldman Says Chris Nolan Keeping Ending Of 'Dark Knight Rises' Out Of Production Script

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 28, 2011 8:26 AM
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As you might recall, the plot for "Inception" leaked almost a whole year before it hit theaters. And while most sites keep that on the down low, as much for their own benefit of not spoiling the movie for themselves as anything else, Christopher Nolan is doing his best this time around to make sure that nonsense doesn't happen again.

New Poster & Images For Terrence Malick's 'The Tree Of Life' Offers Snapshots Of Nature And Grace

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 28, 2011 7:49 AM
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At the rate news is building around Terrence Malick's "The Tree Of Life" you would think it starred a masked hero in spandex. But kudos to Fox Searchlight for turning the director's cerebral film about existence, the universe and uh, dinosaurs into an event. A brand spanking new poster, two stills and two brand new sites for the film have been launched and while it hardly offers up anything particularly groundbreaking in terms of the film, it stokes the anticipation for the movie further.

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