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'Captain America' Poster Endorses Superhero Sadface Meme

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • February 4, 2011 5:53 AM
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Marvel's promotional engine for "Captain America: The First Avenger" is beginning to kick into high gear with a new poster, and the implication that this film is also serving as an advertisement for 2012's "The Avengers." How else to explain the complete absence of Captain America's name in favor of the "Avenge" tagline? Marvel's been gunshy about using 'America' in conjunction with the marketing, but, c'mon, this is a seventy year old character that remains popular today. Given what we know of the plot - Cap and Bucky teaming to stop the Red Skull from retrieving the magical Cosmic Cube - what exactly is being avenged?

In Theaters: "The Roommate,' 'Sanctum,' 'The Other Woman'

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • February 4, 2011 5:11 AM
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Well, it's February, the groundhog saw his shadow, which means spring is coming soon, but unfortunately, there's no groundhog to show us the light at the end of the crap, horrible films tunnel, so we'll just have to keep humping those Oscar screeners. Not much in theaters to tempt one from the warmth of home, where there's cable, DVDs, Netflix Instant and Hulu (important PSA: this writer just discovered that the short documentary "Heavy Metal Parking Lot" is on Hulu, so RUN don't walk over there right now to watch it, then come back and read the rest of this post. Okay, you're back, wasn't that great?!). If you're going to get out and make your way to the theater, there are a few selections that may entice you. "The Roommate" adds to the list of things young girls should be terrified of, "Sanctum" gives you a nice dose of 3D claustrophobia, the producers of "The Other Woman" grab the Natalie Portman zeitgeist by the hair and shake the life out of it, Halle Berry's failed Oscar bait "Frankie and Alice" opens in limited release, and there are a few other flicks to wile away a winter weekend.

Ralph Fiennes In Talks For 'James Bond 23'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 4, 2011 4:56 AM
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It looks like director Sam Mendes' plans for the next installment of the James Bond franchise is attracting some major interest from heavyweight thesps. Javier Bardem has spoken enthusiastically about the villain role he's being offered (he's just waiting to read a completed script before he makes a decision) and now another major talent is showing interest.

Jodie Foster Says Role In Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium' Isn't A Done Deal Yet

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 4, 2011 4:28 AM
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Last month, everything looked good to go on Neill Blomkamp's upcoming, secretive sci-fi pic "Elysium." He assembled a cast with Matt Damon, Jodie Foster and Sharlto Copley said to be on board and Sony dropped a staggering $120 million to get the rights to the film. But it appears everything isn't quite a done deal just yet.

Now They're Just Messing With Us: Frankie Muniz Joins 'New Year's Eve'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 4, 2011 3:41 AM
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Update: Frankie Muniz won't be pulling a Jordan. He hit Twitter today to say, "If I'm in the upcoming "New Year's Eve" movie, nobody told me! I'm not sure where news outlets got that info... But I know nothing about it!" Bummer. But hey, did you know he's in a band? Huh.

Eva Green Joins Johnny Depp In Tim Burton's 'Dark Shadows'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 4, 2011 3:28 AM
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Things are moving fast on Tim Burton's "Dark Shadows" with filming to set to start soon. Yesterday, Jackie Earle Haley and Bella Heathcote were the latest names to be linked to the project, and now, a beauty that be stills the beating hearts of the male faction of The Playlist team has joined the film.

Sundance '11 Review Roundup: 'Circumstance,' 'Another Happy Day,' 'Corman's World' & 'Another Earth'

  • By Cory Everett
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  • February 4, 2011 3:22 AM
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The Sundance Film Festival is a thrilling, exhausting, surprising experience. Hundreds of films play, many for the first time, from 8:30am until midnight every day. Whether you go for the full 10 days or just a portion of it, you’re bound to come back with at least a handful of films you’ll be talking about for the rest of the year. But with SXSW soon approaching and Sundance ‘11 firmly in the rear view, we thought it best to wrap up our Sundance coverage with some brief thoughts on the other films we saw at the festival this year.

Alice Eve, Diane Kruger & Rosamund Pike In Contention For Female Lead In 'Superman' (Not Lois Lane)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 4, 2011 3:07 AM
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Well, here's a bit of an interesting twist. Following the signing on of Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent in Zack Snyder's "Superman," speculation quickly turned to who will play Lois Lane. But word emerges tonight that the hunt is on for a female lead for a character that is not Lois Lane.

First Look At Elle Fanning In Short 'The Curve Of Forgotten Things'; Will Feature Deerhunter Score

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 4, 2011 3:04 AM
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Say what you will about fashion advertising but designer labels have deep pockets have never been afraid of spending it and employing top tier talent. The past year alone has seen Martin Scorsese, Frank Miller, David Lynch and Gia Coppola all dabbling in the fashion world with interesting results and this spring we can expect spots from Darren Aronofsky for Yves St. Laurent (with Vincent Cassel) and Sofia Coppola for Miss Dior Cherie (with Natalie Portman). And it won't end there as another fashion house has teamed with a rising star and an acclaimed band to promote their latest line.

Peter Serafinowicz Has A Part In The (Never-Happening) 'Arrested Development' Movie

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 4, 2011 2:59 AM
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Will Now Spend The Rest Of His Life Saying 'It's Still Being Written' In InterviewsIf you're not familiar with Peter Serafinowicz, rest assured, he's a very, very funny man. First coming to prominence as the voice of Darth Maul in "The Phantom Menace," the actor spent years cropping up in the best of British comedies like "Spaced," "Black Books" and "Look Around You," as well as a major supporting role in "Shaun of the Dead." In recent years, however, he's gone from strength to strength; with his absurdist sketch show "The Peter Serafinowicz Show" becoming a cult hit (watch a highlight below), he's started to make waves in the US, providing most of the few laughs in the Vince Vaughn/Jon Favreau vehicle "Couples Retreat," and consistently stealing the show in "Running Wilde," the now canceled sitcom from "Arrested Development" creator Mitchell Hurwitz.

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