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New 'Terminator' Movie Revealed To Be A Reboot; Beginning Of New Trilogy That Starts Summer 2015

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 27, 2013 7:54 PM
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It's one thing when you reboot, say Batman, Superman, Star Trek, etc., films that have a rich mythology to draw from whether it's comics, TV, previous movies, etc. But it's another when you're rebooting a film whose only antecedent is a pre-existing movie. Does that make the upcoming "Terminator" film more of a remake than a reboot? It's hard to say, but Paramount announced today the basic details of its Skydance/Annapurna Pictures "Terminator" movie. Once known as "Terminator 5" colloquially, Paramount revealed in a press release that the new "Terminator" film will start over in reboot form and relaunch a new trilogy.

James Franco Bails On Directing 'Garden Of Last Days,' Kiboshes Entire Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 27, 2013 6:52 PM
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Well, here's proof that James Franco is capable of walking away from a project. Just yesterday, dude dropped his 15-minute Gucci short film/advertainment thingy, but as for his next feature? Well, it's not going to be "Garden Of Last Days."

Glam Pop Duo Empire Of The Sun To Score 'Dumber & Dumber To'

  • By Jason McDonald
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  • June 27, 2013 6:40 PM
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Though the sequel to “Dumb and Dumber” had often been speculated about, it still came as a nice surprise to fans when it was officially announced, with Universal giving it a home. An even bigger surprise is the speed at which the film is coming. Due to the fact that Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels both have projects in the pipeline, they have to start production on “Dumb and Dumber To” very soon. That means a production that had no traction just a week ago is about to see quite a few news updates. The first of which is that the Farrelly Brothers have found someone to score the soundtrack for the upcoming sequel.

L.A. Film Fest Review: 'Levitated Mass' Tells the Story Of A Rock Star Meeting The Masses

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • June 27, 2013 5:58 PM
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The new documentary from Doug Pray, "Levitated Mass," is a story about an artist, a museum, a city, a piece of art. But what it's really about is a rock. A rock that's a star. Quite possibly one of the most famous rocks in the world, Levitated Mass, the massive monolithic land sculpture by land artist Michael Heizer that currently resides at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It's a story of hope, inspiration, fellowship, and the definition of what art is to the many individuals that make up the public that experienced Levitated Mass in its journey to LACMA. The film is all of those things because of Doug Pray, who is an immensely talented documentarian ("Hype!", "Scratch," "Art & Copy," and more

Django Reteamed! Leonardo DiCaprio & Jamie Foxx Engage In 'Mean Business On North Ganson Street'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 27, 2013 5:38 PM
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The shoot may have been long and at times unpredictable, but it looks like Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx got on just fine making "Django Unchained." So fine in fact, they want to work together again, although this time with characters on the same side.

Mark Wahlberg & Peter Berg Reteaming For 'American Desperado'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 27, 2013 5:12 PM
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So, you might not remember this, but a few years ago, David O. Russell and Mark Wahlberg were looking to make a feature adaptation of the critically acclaimed documentary "Cocaine Cowboys." The 2006 film centered on the notorious '70s drug dealer Jon Roberts who moved from New York, where he was involved in gangland takeovers of the city's nightclubs, to Miami, where he was set up with a powerful drug cartel. And it seemed like the Russell/Wahlberg project was really coming along. "We’ve the rights of those guys, Jon Roberts and Mickey Munday, and set it at Paramount as well. Evan Wright did a pass on the script and will have somebody else doing another," Walhberg said at the time. But the filmmaker and actor fell out, with both moving on to other separate things, but it seems Wahlberg really wants to make the movie about this story.

Down With White Houses? 15 Pairs Of Dueling Movies & Their Respective Battles

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • June 27, 2013 4:31 PM
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White House Down vs. Olympus Has Fallen
Zeitgeist is a funny thing. The fact is, as much as we like to roll our eyes at Hollywood’s lack of originality, and as much fun as it is to delve into conspiracy theories and gossip about who stole what from whom, oftentimes remarkably similar ideas bubble to the surface simultaneously but independently of each other, rooted, we have to presume, in some common unconscious impulse. Of course, sometimes it is just stealing, but that’s a tricky one to prove. Whatever the reason, when it happens in Hollywood and the wind is right, you get a stand-off: similar projects being made at a similar time, like this weekend’s “White House Down” (review here) vs March’s “Olympus Has Fallen” (review here) or "The World's End" vs "This is the End" (you can read more about 2013's apocalypse movie face-off here) that will inevitably be compared to one another when it comes to the box office performance/critical response crunch.

Listen: Exclusive Track From Cliff Martinez's Score To 'Only God Forgives'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 27, 2013 3:07 PM
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Only God Forgives Ryan Gosling
In just a few weeks, you'll finally see the result of Ryan Gosling asking, "Wanna fight?" in "Only God Forgives." As you might guess, it's violent, ugly, brutal and vicious stuff...but it's quite beautiful too. Yes, that's due to Nicolas Winding Refn's almost obscene skill behind the camera -- there is barely a frame out of place -- but also due to the score by Cliff Martinez. Just like in his previously collaboration with the director on "Drive," it's integral to establishing the mood and tone of the film and we have an exclusive treat for your ears today from the official soundtrack.

Review: 'The Heat' Starring Melissa McCarthy & Sandra Bullock

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • June 27, 2013 2:45 PM
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The Heat
It isn’t maybe halfway through “The Heat” when you realize its purpose for existing isn’t for the freshest reasons. Paul Feig’s new cop comedy, a spiritual follow-up to his brassy “Bridesmaids,” seems heavily indebted to pretty much every cop comedy you’ve ever seen, Feig dutifully playing the hits for audiences who have come to understand and expect the regular rhythms of this subgenre, from its exasperated police chiefs to a casual disregard for due process and even the old chestnut of overwhelming tension between bureaus. The hook seems to be that “The Heat” comes from a female screenwriter, Kate Dippold, and stars Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. Fans of the Bechdel Test will be delighted that this film passes it early and frequently.

10 Great Performances That Deserve Emmy Nominations (But Probably Won't Get Them)

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 27, 2013 2:19 PM
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As we said yesterday when we were running down the best TV shows of the last year, the season is officially over, and Emmy voting for the 2013 installment of the awards closes tomorrow. Having run down our favorite series, we wanted to turn our attention to some of the performers who've been appearing in them.

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