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Will Warner Bros. 'Justice League' Movie Tie Into 'Man Of Steel'?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 1, 2012 6:04 PM
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"Like what Chris Nolan is doing and what I’m doing with Superman, what they’ll do with Justice League will be its own thing with its own Batman and own Superman. We’ll be over here with our movie and they’ll kinda get to do it twice which is kinda cool," Zack Snyder said in March 2011 about the status of "Man Of Steel" and whether or not it would tie into a proposed "Justice League" movie. But a few things happened since then. Firstly, Warner Bros. would release "Green Lantern" a few months later and it would flop horribly, killing any chances of launching a new franchise. And this year, Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises" puts an end to the latest version of Batman on the big screen, putting the character away for a few years until the inevitable reboot. What's a studio to do?

Second Seasons Of 'Girls' & 'Enlightened' Slated For January 2013 Premiere On HBO

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 1, 2012 5:35 PM
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When you're hot, you're hot and there has been no other new show on television so far this year that has earned quite the same amount of attention as Lena Dunham's "Girls." With the first three episodes premiering at SXSW to a huge response, "Girls" hit HBO in full force in April, averaging 3.8 million viewers over that first batch of shows, leading to a quick renewal by the network. And Dunham didn't waste a single moment, going in front of cameras this summer to shoot the second season, and in less than a year, we'll have ten new episodes to enjoy.

Watch: Fascinating Featurette On Sound Design & Music For 'The Dark Knight Rises' Plus Behind The Scenes Pics

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 1, 2012 5:07 PM
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Much of the lead up to "The Dark Knight Rises" saw everyone involved keep their mouths shut regarding any details at all about the movie. Christopher Nolan's desire for secrecy kept pretty much every aspect of the production on lockdown, but now that the movie is in theaters, the curtain can be opened up a lot more.

Review: Director Jay Chandrasekhar's Tentative Sincerity Steps Undermined In Uneven, Sophomoric 'The Babymakers'

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • August 1, 2012 5:00 PM
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If you thought that “Knocked Up” was too mature a take on impending fatherhood, then “Babymakers” just might be the movie for you. Directed by Jay Chandrasekhar, it follows the comical misadventures of a husband who is reluctant to discover whether or not his sperm is “confused” – and if so, how he’ll handle getting his wife pregnant. Marginally more sophisticated than Chandrasekhar’s efforts with the comedy troupe Broken Lizard, “Babymakers” starts off solidly before getting sidetracked by set pieces that take over the entire narrative – and ultimately reveal how little of one there was in the first place.

'The Brady Bunch' Is Coming Back To TV Thanks To Vince Vaughn

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • August 1, 2012 4:24 PM
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Judging from this past weekend's box office take for “The Watch,” it seems audiences have finally grown cool on Vince Vaughn's plateaued role choices, and perhaps so has the actor as well. Though he's currently shooting another comedy with Owen Wilson this summer with “The Internship,” Vaughn has been eager to flex his action-adventure muscles, attaching himself to movies like “The Risk Agent” for Universal and "Gunslingers" penned by Randall Wallace. In his spare time though, he's also turned to producing for TV, and in a unexpected move has set his eyes on rebooting one of the '70s most popular sitcoms in the process.

Paramount Wants Christopher McQuarrie For Tom Clancy's 'Without Remorse'; David Yates Swings Closer To 'Tarzan'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 1, 2012 4:03 PM
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A thriller based on a book by a best-selling author and a reboot of a franchise. Yep, it's another day in Hollywood, so strap in....

Review: 'Celeste And Jesse Forever' A Charming Tale Of Romance & Heartbreak In The Vein Of 'When Harry Met Sally'

  • By William Goss
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  • August 1, 2012 3:33 PM
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If "(500) Days of Summer" is bound to be considered this generation’s "Annie Hall" (not its equal, mind you, but its closest equivalent), then it’s fair to claim that "Celeste and Jesse Forever" follows in the footsteps of "When Harry Met Sally," picking up where that film ended and proceeding to chronicle similar ups and downs in a close friendship verging on – or, rather, retreating from – full-blown romance.

Watch: Nicole Kidman Goes White Trash In Swampy, Sweaty Trailer For 'The Paperboy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 1, 2012 3:27 PM
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Well, if anything, Lee Daniels' much-talked-about "The Paperboy" will at least be interesting. Boasting more accents than the cafeteria at the United Nations, a scenery chewing performance by a thoroughly de-glammed Nicole Kidman and enough sweat to fill a sauna, the first trailer for the film is here and it's...like we said, interesting.

Watch: 'Citizen Kane,' 'Tokyo Story,' 'Pierrot Le Fou', 'Sunrise' & More From Sight & Sound's Top 50 Of All Time

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 1, 2012 3:07 PM
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Well, Sight & Sound drop their once-a-decade list of the Top 50 Greatest Movies Of All Time, and taking Orson Welles' long-standing position at the top of the heap with "Citizen Kane" was Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo." Beyond the top ten are a lot movies that don't get into the conversation with the rest of the greats at the top the list, but that doesn't mean they are less deserving of attention. However, they may be less seen, which could be a contributing factor, but we here at The Playlist have got you covered.
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'Prometheus' Sequel Expected In 2014 Or 2015; 'Ted 2' & Another 'American Pie' Film Could Be In The Works

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 1, 2012 2:13 PM
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Franchises. Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em. And if you're Hollywood, you just can't live without them, period. The Hollywood Reporter has done a quick rundown of would-be series likely to spawn sequels in their latest issue, and if you've been following the box-office numbers, none of the choices should be much of a surprise.

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