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Anthony Mackie To Play Falcon In 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 16, 2012 4:34 PM
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Back from San Diego and just getting ready to lay down your weary head for a well deserved nap? Not so fast. It looks like there's one piece of news Marvel didn't have time for over the weekend.

Tim Burton & Timur Bekmambetov Talk The "Superhero Origin Story" Of 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' & Why They Went 3D

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • June 20, 2012 3:19 PM
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When Seth Grahame-Smith began to write the “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” he didn’t let the epiphany of a wacky title affect his dead-serious alternate universe story -- our 16th President, leader of the people by day, and slayer of the undead at night. Though he couldn’t have expected that the premise to catch the fancy of A-List filmmaker Tim Burton, who heard the title and experienced a brief flashback.

Watch: 3 New Clips From 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Plus Ear Ruining Linkin Park Scored Music Trailer

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • June 18, 2012 12:59 PM
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After its initial run of promotional material consisted of grandiose proclamations set over slo-mo glimpses of bloody vampire killing, three new clips from “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” have surfaced, and… surprise, surprise, more of the same on display.

5 Actors Who Could Play Marvel's 'Black Panther'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 6, 2012 11:19 AM
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For all their success so far, the Marvel movies have, aside from a few smallish parts, been a pretty lilywhite affair to date: only Samuel L Jackson was a significant minority presence in "The Avengers." But signs are that the studio aren't going to keep that up for too long: yesterday, it was reported that the company are actively moving ahead with a movie about "Black Panther," the African prince-turned-crimefighter, and are targeting a release in 2014 or 2015.

Anthony Mackie Joins 'Runner, Runner,' Freida Pinto & Alfred Molina Topline 'Desert Dancer'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 18, 2012 10:30 AM
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With production set to begin next month, “Runner, Runner” is looking to add another rising star to its ranks. Deadline reports that “The Hurt Locker” star is in talks to join the online gambling thriller written by “Rounders” duo Brian Koppelman and David Levien, and directed by “The Lincoln Lawyer” helmer Brad Furman.

Ben Kingsley, Anthony Mackie, Patricia Clarkson & More To Present At The Spirit Awards; My Morning Jacket & K'Naan To Perform

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 24, 2012 2:14 PM
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EXCLUSIVE: Before the big Oscar show takes place on Sunday, as the tradition goes, the Film Independent Spirit Awards will honor their nominees and winners the night before, with festivities set to get underway on Saturday evening. It is shaping up to another memorable night, with the stars lining up to celebrate the best in independent film over the past year. Seth Rogen will host what is sure to an enjoyable evening, and to help hand out the awards, a lineup of starry names are confirmed to appear.

It's 'Pain And Gain' For Anthony Mackie As He Joins Michael Bay's Crime Caper

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 23, 2012 11:08 AM
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While Anthony Mackie might not be a household name just yet, should his star continue to rise, it won't be long before that happens. The talented actor broke through with "The Hurt Locker," but savvy filmgoers already knew he was something special if they caught him in "8 Mile" or "Half Nelson." Since then, he's become one of those actors who elevates a film by his mere presence (he's pretty much the only thing worth watching in "Real Steel") and it's no suprise he's getting snapped up for films left and right. With "Ten Year," "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" and "Gangster Squad" on the way this year, Mackie has added another gig to his plate.

'Man On A Ledge' Star Anthony Mackie Was "Excited Beyond Belief" To Play Jimi Hendrix In Paul Greengrass' Aborted Biopic

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • January 24, 2012 6:17 PM
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Seeing the name Anthony Mackie in the opening credits is fast becoming a reassuring sign. Not necessarily of the quality of a movie -- we can't say we adored "Real Steel" or "What's Your Number," exactly -- but an indication that at least one good performance will take place over the course of the running time.

Anthony Mackie Hopes To Play Legendary Olympian Jesse Owens In Film He's Developing

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • September 28, 2011 9:20 AM
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Says Ruben Fleischer Is The Right Man For 'Gangster Squad' & 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Will Bring Testosterone Back To The Vampire GenreOne glance at Anthony Mackie’s IMDB page should convince you he’s a hard worker. Since breaking out with smaller parts in “8 Mile” and “Million Dollar Baby” the actor has been working almost constantly ever since. In 2011 alone, he has “The Adjustment Bureau,” the upcoming “What’s Your Number,” the TIFF-approved “Ten Year” and the robot boxing movie opening October 7th that’s riding on some positive buzz, “Real Steel.”

TIFF '11 Review: 'Ten Year' Brings Together A Strong Cast For A Mixed Bag Of Comedy & Drama

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 13, 2011 1:00 AM
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Births, funerals, marriage, anniversaries and even annual vacations have all served as plot devices in the reunion film, a genre that usually finds middle-aged or older characters dealing with a crisis that is exacerbated by seeing old family and friends. And while "Ten Year" certainly isn't breaking new territory, producer and star Channing Tatum, along with writer/director Jamie Linden ("Dear John"), do take an interesting approach. Wisely not going far beyond their own age bracket, this film brings together a pretty solid ensemble cast of some of the best up-and-coming actors working right now for a tale that catches up with a gaggle of friends for a reunion -- you guessed it -- ten years after their graduation from high school. Taking on a bunch of characters as they leave their twenties is definitely a smart concept but instead of offering what could have been an honest look at contemporary soon-to-be thirtysomethings and the challenges, fears and triumphs they have endured, "Ten Year" delivers a mixed bag of CW plots that at worst are cliché and predictable, with a very few that do stand out.

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