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Review: 'The Eagle' Marred By Humorless Melodrama & A Silly Bromance

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 10, 2011 5:27 AM
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Helluva Chase Though...While mildly engaging initially, but soon marred by cliches, all-to-familiar and humorless swords and sandals tropes, a barrage of mixed accents (including puzzling Brooklyn ones), and the unintentional bromance comedy of two warring leads turned bffs by the end of the picture, Kevin Macdonald's "The Eagle" fails to deliver anything we haven't seen from the Roman soldiers/bros. on-the-run genre.

Exclusive: Director Kevin Macdonald Calls 'The Eagle' His Cowboy Movie In The Roman World

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 9, 2011 5:51 AM
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Scottish Director Also Talks Harvey Weinstein, The Similarities To 'Centurion,' & Why Nobody Gave A Shit About 'State Of Play'

Watch: Trailer For 'Son Of No One' Features Cop Movie Clichés & Competing Moustaches

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 21, 2011 1:52 AM
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We guess we'll find out for sure when the reviews start coming for the Sundance Film Festival closing entry "Son Of No One," but from the first trailer for the film it plays pretty much like every second rate cop drama -- "Pride & Glory," "Brooklyn's Finest," etc -- to come along in the last few years.

First Poster For Dito Montiel's Sundance-Closer 'The Son Of No One' With Channing Tatum & Al Pacino

  • By Simon Dang
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  • January 20, 2011 2:11 AM
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Here's the first poster for Dito Montiel's upcoming Sundance closing night film "The Son Of No One," which features one of the most eclectic casts in recent times including Channing Tatum, Tracy Morgan, Katie Holmes, Ray Liotta, Juliette Binoche and Al Pacino.

Jonah Hill's '21 Jump Street' To Shoot This April In New Orleans

  • By Simon Dang
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  • January 17, 2011 3:16 AM
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Looks like the pieces are finally in place for the long-gestating film adaptation of "21 Jump Street" which has been valiantly shepherded throughout by Jonah Hill. Speaking with MTV at the Critics' Choice Awards over the weekend, the actor has provided an update on the production noting that "the ball's very slowly rolling" and adding "We're gonna shoot April 11 in New Orleans. I'm excited. I've never been to New Orleans before."

Review: 'The Dilemma' Chooses Wacky Hijinks Over Intelligent Comedy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 12, 2011 3:07 AM
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Overrated screenwriter Allan Loeb is curiously one of the most in-demand writers in Hollywood right now, and we're beginning to understand why. His screenplays tend to sell high-concept work which makes executives and producers feel good about themselves, but the actual execution undermines whatever originality and vigor the original premise may have had, keeping things safe for mainstream audiences to embrace without thinking too much, which makes studio heads happy. But if you look closer, Allan Loeb seems to be writing the same script over and over with entire plots hanging on one character struggling to tell somebody the secret he's holding. Exhibit 1: "The Switch" spent nearly half its running time with Jason Bateman agonizing over whether or not to tell Jennifer Aniston that it's actually his sperm she used to have a child. Exhibit 2: In "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" Shia LaBeouf could have avoided a world of hurt he had just been honest with his girlfriend, Carey Mulligan, about what he was doing with her Dad. Which brings us to Exhibit 3: "The Dilemma." Once again, a character grapples for the majority of the film's running time with a should I?/shouldn't I? situation, in this case it's whether or not to tell his best friend that his wife is cheating on him. Yes, "The Dilemma" is another one of those movies where you're going to wait for somebody to stop acting like an idiot and do what most normal people would do without hesitation. It's pretty painful.

New Photos: Kevin Macdonald's 'The Eagle' Starring Channing Tatum & Jamie Bell

  • By Simon Dang
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  • January 10, 2011 3:25 AM
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Plus Two Television Spots From The FilmWith its release finally around the corner after being pushed back from a previously scheduled September bow, a batch of new photos and television spots have been unveiled for Kevin Macdonald's Roman epic "The Eagle" including new looks at Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell and Tahar Rahim as well as a first look at Mark Strong.

Oscar Isaac Joins Channing Tatum-Led Ensemble Indie 'Ten Year'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 16, 2010 5:01 AM
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While the rehabilitation of Channing Tatum is not complete and hasn't even started in the eyes of the public, 2011 will in some ways begin the campaign by his PR team and agents to transform the actor from mindless "G.I. Joe" bo-hunk to semi-serious actor.

Johnny Depp Says "I'm In" For '21 Jump Street' Cameo (But No One Has Asked Him Yet)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 7, 2010 8:07 AM
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As "21 Jump Street" keeps moving forward toward its production start next year with Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum in the lead roles, the biggest wishlist hopeful/question surrounding the film is if Johnny Depp would make a cameo appearance in the film version of the television show that helped launch his career. Turns out, he'd be game but no one has asked him. Yet.

Channing Tatum Likely To Pair With Jonah Hill In '21 Jump Street'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 10, 2010 2:20 AM
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A Career Move Now Known As 'Doing A Wahlberg'It feels like only a few weeks since we were expressing bafflement at the success of the career of Keanu-esque golem Channing Tatum, who's already worked with Michael Mann, Steven Soderbergh and Kevin Macdonald, and been praised by the likes of Nicolas Winding Refn. So we won't dwell on it here. Instead, we'd like to praise the guy for a second, because, like fellow heartthrobs Joseph Gordon-Levitt and James Franco, you can certainly say that it's hard to predict the actor's next move.

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