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Matt Damon Says Steven Soderbergh's 'Liberace' Will Now Shoot In 2012

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 18, 2011 7:38 AM
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Unsurprisingly Thinks Ben Affleck Deserved An Oscar Nomination For 'The Town'Last we heard, Steven Soderbergh was clearing his final batch of products, preparing his exit from the world of movie directing to take up painting, a pastime he has quietly but studiously pursued for quite some time. Well, retirement is still in the cards but it might just have to wait as his film projects may keep him busier a little longer than expected.

Watch: Red Band Trailer For 'Hall Pass' Slightly Better, Proves Richard Jenkins Is Amazing

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 18, 2011 7:05 AM
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We've always got a lot of hope for the Farrelly Brothers but we're unsure why. The duo haven't made a decent comedy in over a decade, and their recent output has paled greatly to the new school raunch comedy directors led by Judd Apatow and his merry band of filthy mouthed thesps. So here we have "Hall Pass," a film that has a good concept, but that failed to impress us with its first trailer. However, a new red band trailer for the film has arrived courtesy of Digital Spy and it's a slight improvement, with a couple of well-earned big laughs and Richard Jenkins showing up and pretty much stealing the whole thing.

Eddie Redmayne Joins Blake Lively & Chloe Moretz In 'Hick'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 18, 2011 6:14 AM
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More casting is coming together for the indie drama "Hick," following yesterday's news of Blake Lively joining the cast that also includes Chloe Moretz.

Steve Carell To Join Meryl Streep In 'Great Hope Springs'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 18, 2011 5:50 AM
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With his run on "The Office" set to end soon, Steve Carell will be looking to fill up his calendar with movie roles. He's been linked to numerous projects over the past year -- too many to recount here -- but it looks like he's lining up one that will pair him with one of the great screen actresses of all time.

In Theaters: 'I Am Number Four,' 'Unknown,' 'Big Mommas,' 'Putty Hill'

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • February 18, 2011 5:39 AM
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Another Friday brings us another blockbuster, this one aimed squarely at the fluttering innards of tweenish types everywhere. And for the dads that drop them off at the theater, Mr. Neeson kicking ass, and for the true masochists, a new entry in the Granny Drag cannon. Of course, if you so choose, there are some interesting offerings in the mix, if pretty aliens and badass Neeson and Martin Lawrence don't entice you. Opening in wide release, Alex Pettyfer hopes to earn his diva behavior with "I Am Number Four," Liam Neeson stars in the reverse-amnesia vehicle "Unknown," and there's an unasked for sequel in the "Big Momma's House" franchise. In limited release, we've got some interesting stuff, including narrative/doc hybrid "Putty Hill," Gael Garcia Bernal in "Even the Rain," and Mexican cannibal flick "We Are What We Are." Let's begin, shall we?

'True Grit' Oscar Nominated Breakout Star Hailee Steinfeld To Star In 'Forgotten'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 18, 2011 4:53 AM
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The Coen Brothers were blessed with a staggering array of talent for their excellent "True Grit" but none of it would've worked were it not for the astounding turn by Hailee Steinfeld. In her first feature film role, Steinfeld shone as the determined Mattie, by turns stubborn and naive, unstoppable and vulnerable. The actress ably performed against some of the most truly talented thesps including Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Josh Brolin, so no surprise that Paramount are eager to keep the on-the-rise actress under their roof.

Jude Law Joins The Cast Of Fernando Meirelles' Relationship Drama '360'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • February 18, 2011 4:40 AM
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Film To Be Shot In Seven Different Languages"City Of God" director Fernando Meirelles has gradually been building the cast for his Peter Morgan-scripted relationship drama "360" over the last couple of months but it looks like things are set to finally kick into gear very soon.

Review: 'Vanishing On 7th Street' Disappears From Memory Quite Easily

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • February 18, 2011 4:33 AM
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Rules. We sign a contract when we enter the theater, a contract usually based on an awareness of plot, genre, or even title. We expect certain elements to be present in a movie, certain laws the universe we witness abides, understands, and even subtly subverts. The horror genre differs in that it tries to reach out to universal uncertainty, to the sensations of the unknown.

EXCLUSIVE: Louis Leterrier To Direct High Concept Heist Pic 'Now You See Me'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 18, 2011 4:21 AM
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While he didn't land the gig directing the James Cameron produced 3D remake of "Fantastic Voyage" -- the job has gone to Shawn Levy -- Louis Leterrier hasn't wasted any time in finding another project, and it's a pretty intriguing high concept heist movie.

'Unknown' Director Jaume Collet-Serra Eyes Remake Of Jean-Pierre Melville's 'Le Cercle Rouge'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 18, 2011 3:52 AM
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Director Jaume-Collet Serra is hot hot hot. The "Orphan" helmer has the relatively warmly received thriller "Unknown" hitting theaters this weekend -- a film that seems to be getting a "it's good for what it is" pass from a decent number of critics -- and he recently signed on to direct "Harker," a reimagining of the Dracula for Warner Bros. Additionally, Paramount has also shortlisted the helmer for "G.I. Joe 2" and now one more project is crossing his desk.

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