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Jim Carrey To Star In Former James Franco Project & Black List Approved Comedy 'Ricky Stanicky'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2013 7:23 PM
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Believe it or not, but James Franco doesn't always do everything he winds up committed to, and a couple years back you might recall he signed up star in "Ricky Stanicky." He had just wrapped "127 Hours," but even so, the movie seemed a long way off and it seems it wound up stalling, even though the script placed on the 2010 Black List. But alas, it has come back to life with a slightly surprising new star.

Watch: First Trailer For 'Elysium' Starring Matt Damon Is Explosive & Ambitious

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2013 6:54 PM
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Matt Damon, Elysium
In case you haven't been on the internet in the past 24 hours, Sony has broken open the doors on Neill Blomkamp's until now secretive sci-fi "Elysium." Press got a dose of ten minutes of footage yesterday (read our breakdown right here), along with the trailer you're about to see below. And even more, Blomkamp talked up the movie, his desire for "Aliens"-style slime and eggs in his next movie and his thoughts on "Halo" and taking on pre-existing franchises already.

Oh Dad, You Don't Know Nuthin! Max Landis Says 'Chronicle 2' Not Troubled; Still In Development

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 9, 2013 6:53 PM
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Max Landis
You've got to love the teenager who puts his out-of-touch dad on blast. OK, that's not exactly the deal, but it's what this story comically reminds us of. It starts with Dad, venerable '80s filmmaker John Landis ("The Blues Brothers," "Trading Places," Michael Jackson's iconic "Thriller" video), saying that his son, Max Landis' sequel project, "Chronicle 2," is somewhat troubled. And it started on The Playlist.

One Way Or Another, Will Forte Says 'MacGruber 2' Is Going To Happen

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2013 6:35 PM
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MacGruber
While "MacGruber" didn't exactly light up the box office a few years, it's deranged sense of humor and outright absurdity landed the movie a devoted following, who have been vocal about wanting to see a sequel. And in this era of Kickstarting/rebooting everything, perhaps it's not impossible. But last summer, Will Forte wasn't so optimistic. "We would love... we had so much fun doing that. We're proud of it, and we jokingly talk about the sequel all the time. But I don't think anybody in their right mind would give us any money for it. If somebody gives us money for it...," he said. But perhaps he's feeling a bit more hopeful? Or maybe he's joking again.

Review: Brandon Does David Proud, 'Antiviral' A Classic Cronenberg Freak Fest

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2013 6:21 PM
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There is no doubt that no matter what Brandon Cronenberg decided to make as his first movie, the shadow of his father would loom large. So whether it just runs in the family, or if it was a calculated decision to do something audiences would expect from the Cronenberg mantle, full credit to Brandon for taking body horror to the next level with "Antiviral." While hardly perfect, it delivers the freak fest that fans of David have been missing for the past few years while establishing Brandon as a filmmaker with a bright future.

'Skinny And Cat' Loses Barbra Streisand & Cate Blanchett But Gains Rachel Weisz

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2013 6:09 PM
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Hoo boy, so let's recap this one: Last summer, it was reported that Barbra Streisand was going to direct her first film in sixteen years with "Skinny And Cat," and a pretty solid leading duo in Colin Firth and Cate Blanchett were found. Hooray, right? Well, nothing much was heard about it and earlier this week, Deadline dropped a nugget that the movie was still going forward. So far, so good, but here's where things get hazy...

'Breaking Bad' Saul Goodman Spinoff Becomes A Bit More Real As AMC Starts Kicking The Tires

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2013 5:44 PM
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Shed a tear and light a candle (or whatever it is that you do when you lose something) -- there are only eight episodes of "Breaking Bad" to go. The cherished series draws to an end this summer and Walter White and Jesse Pinkman will find their fates decided. But that world may not be closed entirely. Last summer, "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan said, “I would love to see a Saul Goodman spinoff. I can’t say that it is genuinely in the works at this moment, but certainly Bob Odenkirk and I have talked about it a little bit.” And while he remained cautious about it happening, it's not so farfetched...

Review: Ken Loach's 'The Angels' Share' Is Slight, Sitcom-y & Suspense-Free

  • By Simon Abrams
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  • April 9, 2013 5:24 PM
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The working class are a little funny in “The Angels’ Share,” English director Ken Loach’s new bluecollar comedy. “The Angels’ Share” is Loach’s (“Kes”) premiered at Cannes last year after his “The Wind That Shakes the Barley” won the 2006 Palme d’Or and both "Route Irish" and "Looking for Eric" played in competition in 2010 and 2009, respectively. Tonally, Loach’s latest is more of a piece with “Looking for Eric” than “Sweet Sixteen,” though all three films concern young people looking for a way to find a loophole and rise above their lousy social stations in life.

Anne Hathaway Reteams With Christopher Nolan For Sci-Fi 'Interstellar'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2013 4:59 PM
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At some point in the last few months, everyone decided it was time to pour some haterade on Anne Hathaway for some reason. It's gotten to the point where the New York Times even did an entire article about it for some reason. Frankly, we don't get it -- she's an excellent actress, who has had some great success, which we suppose makes some people jealous or whatever -- but, Christopher Nolan doesn't read internet gossip and trash and realizes talent when it's in front of him.

Watch: 'Iron Man 3' Featurette Shows Off New Footage Of The Film & Supporting Characters

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2013 4:36 PM
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...because there is a marketing budget to spend, that's why. That's the answer to your question as to why Marvel keeps pumping out material for "Iron Man 3," which pretty much everyone on the planet Earth knows by now is coming out in a few short weeks. But there are still some treats to be had inside the blitzkrieg of advertising.

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