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Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman, Lizzy Caplan & Chris O'Dowd Team For 'Frankie Goes Boom'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • November 9, 2010 2:45 AM
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Stars of FX motorcycle-gang drama "Sons Of Anarchy," the on-the-rise Charlie Hunnam and the revitalized Ron Perlman are set to unite on the silver screen alongside comedy thespians Lizzy Caplan and Chris O'Dowd for "Frankie Goes Boom," a project written and to be directed by Jordan Roberts.

Pierre Morel Leaves 'Dune'; Paramount To Put Project In Turnaround By Spring 2011 Unless...

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 9, 2010 2:43 AM
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... The Project Is Put Into Production By Then; Studio Is Reaching Out To Directors NowFrom hotly anticipated project to a potentially stalled one in limbo; things are not going too well for Paramount's planned adaptation of Frank Herbert's heady sci-fi novel, "Dune" — you know the one, the picture David Lynch inexplicably made in 1984 (ironically he passed up "Return Of The Jedi" the year before).

Kelly Reichardt's Period Western 'Meek's Cutoff' Scores April 8 Theatrical Release

  • By Simon Dang
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  • November 9, 2010 2:29 AM
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Michelle Williams Taking One Year Hiatus After 'My Week With Marilyn'After premiering at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals, Kelly Reichardt's period western "Meek's Cutoff" has now excitingly been handed an April 8th theatrical release through Oscilloscope Pictures, the distribution shingle founded by Beastie Boy Adam Yauch.

'The Disappearance Of Alice Creed' Helmer To Direct Great Chicago Fire Romance 'Hell and Gone'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 9, 2010 2:08 AM
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Jonathan Nolan Writing The ScriptOne of the most pleasant surprises of the year turned out to be the British thriller "The Disappearance Of Alice Creed," about the twists and turns following the kidnapping of an heiress. While the plot reversals occasionally got a little far-fetched, it was enjoyably nasty, featured three strong performances from Gemma Arterton, Eddie Marsan and Martin Compston, and first-time helmer J Blakeson displayed a sure directorial hand, despite only having one letter as a first name.

Watch: Yet Another Trailer For 'The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 9, 2010 1:59 AM
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A Title So Long, We Couldn't Fit A Joke In The HeadlineWe've quite enjoyed some of the "Harry Potter" films. And yet, we're still fairly apathetic every time one rolls around -- maybe it's the sheer volume of the series. So you can imagine the giant collective shrug that comes from The Playlist team in the run-up to the release of a new film in "The Chronicles of Narnia" franchise.

Robert De Niro, Hilary Swank, Ashton Kutcher & Michelle Pfieffer To Waste Time In 'New Year's Eve'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • November 9, 2010 1:44 AM
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Sometimes, a major actor does a shit film willingly. There are several reasons, but the most popular is that it's a nice paycheck combined with a very limited shooting schedule. This has fueled the massive ensemble casts for a string of dreadful romantic comedies in the last few years, including "He's Just Not That Into You" and "Valentine's Day." Audiences go based on the commercials, having no idea that their favorite actor has only five minutes of screen time, and worse, they are somehow forced to share it with George Lopez.

Cinemania '10 Reviews: Jacques Rivette's 'Around A Small Mountain' & 'Lily Sometimes'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 8, 2010 11:17 AM
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While it may not carry the prestige or the name recognition of some of the other festivals in Montreal such as Fantasia or the Festival Du Nouveau Cinema for this writer, "Cinemania" may be our favorite. Now in its 16th year, this festival focuses solely on francophone cinema, and while it does round up selections from the usual Berlin/Cannes/Venice/TIFF circuit it also offers up many French language films that don't end up on those runs either, allowing for plenty of surprises over the course of the festival's ten day run. The festival kicked off on November 4th and we'll be giving you periodic updates over the next week or so with what we've seen. Some of these will end up at your local arthouse, but a lot of them won't. We'll separate the good from the bad and highlight which ones are worth tracking down.

Oren Peli To Direct Highly Sought After Edgar Allen Poe Project 'Eliza Graves'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 8, 2010 10:35 AM
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At one time linked to Jodie Foster to direct, with Ian McKellan and Natalie Portman in the starring roles, "Eliza Graves" has been a long gestating project in Hollywood that has attracted some top shelf talent but it looks like it's finally moving forward with hot director of the moment.

Paul Schrader's 'The Jesuit' With Michelle Rodriguez, Willem Dafoe & Paz Vega Starts March 2011

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 8, 2010 9:54 AM
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This one has been brewing for a while, and was even packaged and looking for buyers at Cannes, but it took another round at AFM for buyers to come onboard, and now Paul Schrader's next film "The Jesuit" is on the way.

Cinematographer Christopher Doyle To Lens First 3D Film 'The Rabbit Horror'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 8, 2010 8:52 AM
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Perhaps best known for his collaboration with Wong Kar-Wai on a run of the director's films including "Ashes Of Times," "Happy Together," "Fallen Angels," "2046" and "In The Mood For Love" cinematographer Christopher Doyle has always seemed to go wherever his interests lie. He's worked with Gus Van Sant ("Paranoid Park"), M. Night Shyamalan ("The Lady In The Water") and Jim Jarmusch ("The Limits Of Control") among others, but his latest project will make a first for the cinematographer.

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