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Judy Greer Is One Of Jason Reitman's ‘Men, Women, Children’; Sigourney Weaver Joins 'Chappie' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 28, 2013 4:01 PM
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Seeing as "Labor Day" is already done with its cursory festival appearance and headed to theaters in December, Jason Reitman is already gearing up work on his next movie, "Men, Women, Children." Judy Greer has joined the cast of Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Rosemarie DeWitt and Cameron Diaz in the story of junior high age kids and their parents, living in the era of the interwebs.

Watch: New International Trailer For 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit' Serves Up More Bourne-Esque Footage

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 15, 2013 8:44 AM
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So... when did Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan become Jason Bourne? Maybe we missed the meeting or memo, but from what we remember of past movies featuring the character, he wasn't quite doing his job this way. We suppose that's what reboots are for. Bringing new characters into contemporary times, though in this case it seems that process has made things a bit more generic.

Chris Pine & Christoph Waltz Sought For 'Horrible Bosses 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 9, 2013 6:48 PM
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Chris Pine
"Horrible Bosses 2" is a thing that is happening mostly because the first film, surprisingly, took in over $200 million worldwide. It seemed audiences loved bad wigs and famous people playing mean bosses, because the movie itself wasn't so hot. But the concept is an easy sell and if they can recruit more people to gleefully give Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day and Jason Bateman a hard time, this thing will market itself.

Watch: First Trailer For 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit' Starring Chris Pine & Keira Knightley

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 3, 2013 7:46 PM
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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Though Tom Clancy sadly passed way yesterday (check out feature on his best and worst films), marketing campaigns are usually plotted out long in advance, and while some raised an eyebrow at Paramount's supposed insensitivity at dropping the first poster for the movie as the news of the author's death was circulating, it was probably just a bad coincidence. And nevertheless, the campaign must soldier on -- now aided somewhat with Clancy's passing making headlines around the world -- and the first trailer for the terribly titled "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" is here.

Ranked: Tom Clancy Movies, From Worst To Best

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 2, 2013 2:01 PM
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Tom Clancy Movies, From Worst To Best
Tom Clancy, who had written over a dozen best-selling spy novels (and co-written more than a dozen additional novels) and overseen a vast, hugely profitable videogame empire, has died today at the age of 66. For an author who was prolific, and whose works were so inherently cinematic, usually involving large-scale tactical military strikes, a shockingly small amount of his material was actually developed for the screen. This December (unless it gets pushed) sees the release of Paramount's "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit," in which Chris Pine takes over the role of CIA analyst Jack Ryan, a character previously inhabited by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck.

J.J. Abrams Redubbed & Retouched Preview Scenes To Keep The 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Villain Secret

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 20, 2013 7:39 PM
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By now almost everyone who really, really wanted to see "Star Trek Into Darkness" has. And those who haven't probably don't care who the villain in "Star Trek Into Darkness" is. That said, we should still issue a perfunctory spoiler warning to those who get queasy at the sight of plot specifics. Not that this is really about whom the "Star Trek Into Darkness" villain is, but rather the insane lengths to which director J.J. Abrams went to cover up and classify this revelation. Homeboy's crazy.

The Best & Worst Of 'Star Trek Into Darkness'

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • May 20, 2013 3:37 PM
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This past Friday saw the release of one of the more hotly-anticipated blockbusters of a packed summer; J.J Abrams' "Star Trek Into Darkness." The film was already on the radars of many, thanks to its well-liked 2009 predecessor, but sci-fi geeks everywhere became doubly keen to see when it was announced earlier in the year that Abrams would be helming "Star Wars Episode VII."

Amanda Seyfried, Chiwetel Ejiofor & Chris Pine To Star In 'Z For Zachariah' For 'Compliance' Helmer Craig Zobel

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 15, 2013 9:00 PM
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The apocalypse is terrifying at the best of times, but when the concept of oblivion hits you through young adult literature -- as the teens of today are finding out through "The Hunger Games," "Divergent," "The Knife Of Never Letting Go" et al -- it's almost guaranteed to lead to some sleepless nights. For a certain generation, that fear of radiation poisoning came from "Z For Zachariah," the 1974 novel by Robert C. O'Brien (who died before the book was completed).

Chris Pine & Jake Gyllenhaal Cast As The Princes In Rob Marshall's 'Into The Woods' With Johnny Depp & Meryl Streep

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 15, 2013 8:30 AM
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Stephen Sondheim has never been an easy sell on screen. The Broadway composer's work is complex and rich in a way that doesn't easily lend itself to big-screen transitions, and outside of early work like "West Side Story" and "Gypsy," few of his shows have made it to the big screen -- "A Little Night Music" and Tim Burton's "Sweeney Todd" being the major exceptions. Given its fairy tale subject matter, "Into the Woods" always seemed like one of the more obvious contenders to make it to the movies, with Steven Spielberg, Sam Mendes and Penny Marshall among the filmmakers who've flirted with the idea in the past.

Chris Pine Joins Patrick Wilson In Joe Carnahan's 'Stretch'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 14, 2013 5:33 PM
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Chris Pine
A long, long time ago, before Chris Pine was Captain Kirk, he had a very different kind of role; one of the three psychotic Tremor Brothers (alongside Kevin Durand and Maury Sterling), "Mad Max"-like neo-Nazis who stole the show in Joe Carnahan's fun-on-paper, less-so-in-practice "Smokin' Aces." The film didn't make much of an impact, and many forget that Pine was even in, but he clearly made an impression on the director; Carnahan wanted to cast Pine alongside George Clooney in his film version of James Ellroy's "White Jazz" (and in his Escobar movie "Killing Pablo") only to be foiled when Pine was cast in J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" reboot.

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