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Stephen Dorff Writing And Developing Comedy Script As Starring Vehicle Alongside Jack Nicholson

  • By Simon Dang
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  • November 28, 2010 5:51 AM
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Sounds like Hollywood's latest comeback kid Stephen Dorff is planning to stick around long after his starring role in Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere" hits theaters later this year.

First Look: Kirsten Dunst & Brian Geraghty In Carlos Cuaron's 'The Second Bakery Attack'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • November 28, 2010 4:55 AM
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A Short Film Adaptation Of Haruki Murakami's Short Story Of The Same NameWith Tran Anh Hung's adaptation of Haruki Murakami's "Norwegian Wood" debuting at the Venice Film Festival and a global release on the horizon, popular Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami might just find his catalogue the target of further adaptations in the filmmaking community future. Other than a few notable attempts by Kazuki Ōmori in 1981, Jun Ichikawa in 2005 and Robert Logevall in 2007, Murakami's enigmatic and beguiling work has -- for the most part -- evaded the Hollywood treatment. Though there is one upcoming project that has flown under the radar: an adaptation of his 1985 quirky short story "The Second Bakery Attack" by Mexican writer-director Carlos Cuarón, brother of course to "Children Of Men" and "Y Tu Mamá También" helmer Alfonso.

Miguel Arteta's 'Cedar Rapids' Starring Ed Helms Set For February 11th Release

  • By Simon Dang
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  • November 28, 2010 3:41 AM
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James Gunn's "Super" Starring Rainn Wilson & Ellen Page Slotted For April 1, 2011After the underwhelming Michael Cera-led adaptation of "Youth In Revolt" early last year, director Miguel Arteta's next directorial effort, the road-trip comedy "Cedar Rapids" starring Ed Helms of "The Office" and "The Hangover" fame, has somewhat fallen off the radar. However, the film has now been handed a February 11th release date which may mean a premiere in January at the Sundance Film Festival. It also appears the film will start out in limited release.

Jonny Greenwood's Score For 'Norwegian Wood' Gets A Japanese Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 26, 2010 5:38 AM
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Also Features Three Songs By CanFans of Radiohead and guitarist Jonny Greenwood take note. Your next purchase to fill out your completist catalog is likely going to be coming from overseas as Greenwood's score for Anh Hung Tran's "Norwegian Wood" has received a Japanese release.

In Theaters: 'Faster,' 'Love And Other Drugs,' 'The King's Speech'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 26, 2010 4:28 AM
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A lot of dessert options this week if you can make it out to the theater after shoving down all that turkey and fixings. The most satisfying option is probably Disney's "Tangled," which considering it has a pretty white princess as the center of the story, should do great business this weekend, but most likely not enough to knock the boy wizard from the top spot in his second week. Christina Aguilera and Cher team up in the musical fable "Burlesque," which should attract a broad age range of women and gay men. "Faster" marks the return of The Rock from the kiddie-flick ghetto, but "Unstoppable" has better reviews and should provide decent competition a few weeks into its release. Your best bet for date night is the Jake Gyllenhaal/Anne Hathaway dramedy "Love and Other Drugs," which could find itself ignored at the crowded holiday box office. In limited release, the Oscar-bait "The King's Speech" features great performances and a crowd-pleasing story that should play well into the holidays, but best avoid "The Nutcracker in 3D" if you'd like your season to remain cheery and bright.

French Actor Gilles Lellouche Joins 'Sherlock Holmes 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 26, 2010 3:02 AM
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Yes, "Sherlock Holmes 2" is still shooting and apparently, still casting too. Speaking recently on the Canal+ program "Le Grand Journal" (via Cinema Teaser) French actor Gilles Lellouche revealed he had been cast in the Guy Ritchie film which is gearing up to shoot in Paris and Strasbourg.

New Look At Michelle Williams As Marilyn Monroe In 'My Week With Marilyn'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 26, 2010 2:05 AM
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Actress Talks Taking On Iconic Role For whatever reason (perhaps a sudden influx of late-night cable repeats of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"...), Marilyn Monroe is somewhat in vogue. For instance, Andrew Dominik is working on an adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates' Monroe-centric novel "Blonde," with Naomi Watts. That's a few years off yet, as the director's first heading for crime thriller "Cogan's Trade," but another take on the legendary star has just wrapped in the UK -- "My Week With Marilyn."

Documentary On Riot Grrl Kathleen Hanna In The Works

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 25, 2010 4:12 AM
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If you were a fan of punk rock during the early 1990s, there's no way you could have missed the noise coming out of the Pacific Northwest. An underground feminist movement known as riot grrl gripped the scene, calling for great accessibility for women and it spawned a creative outpouring with zines, art and activism all aimed at giving women a voice. And of course, there was the music. Bands like Bratmobile, Excuse 17, Heavens to Betsy, Huggy Bear, Sleater-Kinney and Team Dresch contributed to the outpouring of female-led acts -- some more notable and memorable than others -- but none would have the widespread impact and acclaim of Bikini Kill. Fronted by Kathleen Hanna, the band was one of the loudest voices to emerge from the scene and the unofficial spokespeople for the movement (at least to the media). Now, nearly two decades after the movement caused a rupture in punk rock, a documentary will try and tell the story of one its key figures.

Watch: Eerie Clip From Darren Aronofsky's 'Black Swan'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 25, 2010 3:50 AM
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Darren Aronofsky's psycho-sexual ballet world drama "Black Swan" is just over a week away from hitting theaters and the lead up to the film's release continues to intensify with a couple of clips hitting the web this week.

'Made In Dagenham' Soundtrack Features James Brown, Dusty Springfield, The Kinks & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 25, 2010 3:16 AM
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"Made In Dagenham" is the story about the fight for women's rights set against the backdrop of 1960s England, and as we noted in our review, the film features "a solid soundtrack that is interesting, largely because it doesn’t feature songs that are overused for the period." And as the official release reveals, this is definitely true.

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