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Watch: Romain Gavras Directed Ad For Adidas With New Track By Justice

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 17, 2011 3:03 AM
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Romain Gavras -- son of celebrated filmmaker Costa-Gavras -- has followed in his father's footsteps and has quickly made an impressive stamp. Last year, he helmed the controversial video for M.I.A.'s "Born Free" and made his directorial debut with his equally disturbing "Our Day Will Come." He's returned, this time with something a lot more mainstream, but still displaying his signature style.

Albert Brooks To Play Paul Rudd's Dad In Judd Apatow's 'Knocked Up' Spinoff

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 17, 2011 2:37 AM
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Well, casting is beginning to shape up for Judd Apatow's next directorial gig and it's taking some directions we never would have guessed. Earlier today, it was reported that Megan Fox was in talks for a role in the film, and now a comedy veteran is negotiating for a spot in the movie.

Kevin Smith's 'Six Million Dollar Man' Script Set To Become A Comic Book

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 17, 2011 2:35 AM
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Trend alert? Guess we'll have to see, but filmmakers are now turning to comics to get their ambitious scripts made into something, even if ever-wary studios and financiers won't flip the switch on them. Darren Aronofsky's "Noah's Ark" and Duncan Jones' "Mute" are both going the graphic route and now, Kevin Smith is dusting off an old script and getting it inked.

Pixar's 'Brave', 'A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas' & More Get Release Dates

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 17, 2011 2:29 AM
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'Another Earth' Arrives This Summer, 'The Apparition' Scared Into 2012With opening weekends for a film now proving more and more important in the do-or-die atmosphere of Hollywood blockbusters, it's no surprise that jockeying for release dates now starts far in advance, as studios and distributors hope to make the right gamble for their movies. So with that in mind, a handful of films got pushed around over the past day or so.

Zack Snyder Says His 'Superman' Won't Look Back At The Previous Films

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 17, 2011 2:06 AM
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You gotta kind of be feeling for Zack Snyder right about now. His brainchild, fantasy action pic "Sucker Punch" is just over a week away from hitting theaters and the advance buzz is muted at best and of course, he's got the huge responsibility and weight of fanboy expectation on his back for the upcoming "Superman" relaunch. There's a lot of pressure on the helmer, but he's bravely pushing forward and he's gonna do it his way whether anyone likes it or not.

Harry Treadaway, Michelle Ryan & Rasmus Hardiker Lead British Horror-Com 'Cockneys Vs. Zombies'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 17, 2011 1:52 AM
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Only a few weeks back, we were commenting on how the vampire genre, which has dominated the spookier side of cinema for the last several years, what with the likes of "Twilight" and "Let The Right One In," was seemingly giving up the ghost, as it were, with zombie movies suddenly dominating the news. On the back of the immense success of AMC's "The Walking Dead" and the recent horror-comedy "Zombieland," six projects were announced in the course of three weeks, adding to a whopping twenty already in development. Could there possibly be room for one more?

Tommy Lee Jones May Join Meryl Streep & Steve Carell In 'Great Hope Springs'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 17, 2011 1:39 AM
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The 1990s saw Tommy Lee Jones suddenly become one of the more unlikely A-listers out there. His Oscar-winning antagonist in "The Fugitive" placed the actor firmly in demand in big budget projects such as "Men in Black," "Volcano" and "Batman Forever," as well as a series of not-particularly good procedural programmers like "Double Jeopardy," "Rules of Engagement" and "The Hunted." But the humiliation of 2005's cheerleader comedy "Man of the House," which would be a nadir of anyone's career, let alone someone with fine work stretching back 40-odd years, seemed to change things.

Jennifer Lawrence Finally Locked In For 'The Hunger Games'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 17, 2011 1:20 AM
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The process of casting a high-profile, much sought-after role in a major would-be franchise is a complex one, with the advent of movie blogs such as ourselves. Every stage of the process is now as public as it could be, save some kind of weekly reality show documenting it, and it has the side effect of making the casting process seem endless. It's only six weeks or so since rumors of any kind started flying around regarding Gary Ross' adaptation of immensely popular young adult novel trilogy "The Hunger Games," but it's dominated the news to the extent that we're nothing but delighted that a decision's finally been made on the casting of Katniss, the central role.

Netflix Enters Original Content World By Backing David Fincher/Kevin Spacey Series 'House of Cards'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 16, 2011 12:58 PM
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The term 'game-changer' gets bandied around a lot, but rarely accurately. "The Matrix Revolutions," for instance, was billed as such. So was "Tron: Legacy," and neither seem to have changed any games, as such. "Avatar" has the most claim to the title, seeing as how it immediately encouraged every other film in town to go 3D, but it was also pretty much a once-in-a-generation phenomenon: "Mars Needs Moms" proved only this weekend that 3D and motion capture in no way ensures any kind of box office success.

Update: Liam Neeson Confirmed For 'Taken 2'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 16, 2011 12:12 PM
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Update: Well that was fast. Deadline reports Liam Neeson and Luc Besson have made nice and the actor is closing a deal to reprise his role.

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