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Emily Wickersham, Wes Bentley & Jennifer Carpenter Join Amanda Seyfried In Thriller 'Gone'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 9, 2011 8:12 AM
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When we first heard about the thriller "Gone," we thought it sounded a little low-rent, and with new cast members coming on board, that feeling hasn't quite dissipated.

Exclusive: First Look At Wayne Wang's 'Snow Flower And The Secret Fan'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 9, 2011 7:44 AM
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Director Wayne Wang has never been a director that could be easily pigeonholed. He broke through with a trifecta of critical and arthouse faves with “The Joy Luck Club,” “Smoke” and “Blue In the Face,” but he’s also tackled more mainstream fare (”Maid In Manhattan,” “Last Holiday”) while still taking chances on ambitious independent pics (”The Center of the World”). So it's no surprise that his next effort, "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan," is another gear change for the director, a detailed period piece based on the novel by Lisa See that explores the relationship between two girls in 19th-century China who are matched by laotong -- a bonded friendship that is regarded as having ties as strong or stronger than that of marriage.

Bill Hader Drops More Casting On 'The Hand Job' Starring Aubrey Plaza

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • March 9, 2011 6:52 AM
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SNL Funnyman Says Andy Samberg, Alia Shawkat, Mae Whitman, Johnny Simmons, Donald Glover & More Will Star In Film Written By His WifeEXCLUSIVE: We haven't been shy in expressing our infatuation with comedic actress Aubrey Plaza. Though she doesn't have too many notches on her belt, her turns in "Funny People," "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" and "Parks and Recreation" are extremely impressive, displaying a young talent with a knack for comedic timing and wit. Whether it's keeping up with Seth Rogen's deadpan, dry deliveries in Judd Apatow's last picture or actively (and abrasively) berating Michael Cera in Edgar Wright's underrated gem, Plaza did it all effortlessly and showed that she was more than just a one-note actress with a cute face. She's gonna be somebody, she's gonna be a contenda.

Guillermo Del Toro Confirmed To Direct 'Pacific Rim,' Will Hit Theaters In 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 9, 2011 6:18 AM
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It didn't take long for someone to snatch up Guillermo del Toro after Universal left "At the Mountains of Madness" blowing in the wind.

Guillermo Del Toro Says $150 Million 'Mountains' Budget Was Approved By Universal

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 9, 2011 5:21 AM
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Filmmaker Still Seems Unclear Why Universal Walked Away From Project, "I Am As Puzzled As Most People Are" & More Learned From Extensive InterviewJust days after Universal canned Guillermo del Toro's long-gestating dream project "At the Mountains of Madness," the director is now opening up about what happened behind the scenes and the biggest takeaway is he's as surprised and shocked as we are.

Watch: Hilariously Awful Trailer For 'Things Fall Apart' That Movie 50 Cent Lost All That Weight For

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 9, 2011 4:33 AM
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If you want to be taken seriously as an actor, the quickest route to success is to gain/lose a bunch of weight and/or lose your hair. 50 Cent has done both, but don't expect anyone to come calling around awards season time.

Review: 'Kill The Irishman' But Spare The Movie

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 9, 2011 4:17 AM
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The true story of Danny Greene is not without intrigue or plot twists. The Irish dockworker first became a union head before seeking less savory work as a mob hitman. Like many before and after him, Greene earned the ire of those around him by trying to use his reputation as a negotiation tool, seeing the endless benefits of his experience mixed with an entrepreneurial know-how. Unlike others before him, organized crime didn’t know exactly what to do with the self-proclaimed “Celtic Warrior” and efforts to snuff him out were for naught. Judging by historical record, the Irishman seemed very much bulletproof.

Sylvester Stallone Won't Be Writing Or Directing 'The Expendables 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 9, 2011 4:08 AM
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Call it mad genius or a stroke of luck, but Sylvester Stallone seemed to have found a cinematic scratch that wasn't being itched when he got together a bunch of aging action stars, put them in a movie he co-wrote and directed, and smiled to himself as "The Expendables" went on and snatched up $275 million in global box office receipts. Not too bad. And while the actor/director/writer has long talked up his sequel to the film -- even before the first one was released -- it looks like for the next entry in the franchise, Stallone is going to take a step back.

Story Of The Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Explosion Being Turned Into A Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 9, 2011 4:01 AM
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Frankly, we're surprised it took as long as it did for this to happen, but Deadline reports that Summit Entertainment, Participant Media and Imagenation Abu Dhabi have teamed up and optioned "Deepwater Horizon's Final Hour" to turn into a big screen movie.

Juliette Binoche Talks The Emotional Intensity Of 'Certified Copy'

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • March 9, 2011 3:43 AM
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One of our favorite pictures of the 2010 festival season was Abbas Kiarostami's "Certified Copy," a rich and deeply layered film that wasn't only unlike anything the filmmaker had done before, but a completely unique experience that explored the various facets and stages of a romantic relationship in both a welcoming and experimental way. The film follows a couple through the Tuscan countryside as they discuss love, life and art amidst a relationship that has/is crumbling, while the exact nature of their relationship is playfully never quite clear. We recently spoke with lead actress, legendary French actress Juliette Binoche about her work on the film and navigating the enigmatic tone of the movie.

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