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Yes, The World Needs A 'Captain Planet' Movie Starring Don Cheadle & It HAS To Be Just Like This

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 31, 2011 8:47 AM
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Last month it was announced that "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" and "Real Steel" producers Don Murphy and Susan Montford had inked a contract with Cartoon Network to develop a live action movie of the animated cartoon, "Captain Planet." Now, if you ever happened to be babysitting a four- to eight-year-old during its early '90s run, you're aware that "Captain Planet" was irony-free and/or perhaps earnest in a way that no longer exists in children's cartoons. Even in the early '90s before slacker culture had set in, "Captain Planet" was the fey, milquetoast hero of children's cartoons especially in comparison to the reference-heavy and very self-aware "Tiny Toons" and "Animaniacs" (the former would begin in 1990, the same year as 'Planet').

'The Guard' Star Don Cheadle Says Funding Announcement For Miles Davis Biopic Could Come Very Soon

  • By Kimber Myers
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  • July 29, 2011 6:45 AM
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Director John Michael McDonagh Says The Film Is A Reaction Against The Works Of Mike Leigh & Ken Loach & More From The FilmmakersUsually, when a film's biggest stars decide to do press interviews together, there's a collective groan among the writers since time its sometimes even more of a challenge to interview two actors at once then individually. But pairing the two actors in "The Guard" together reveals that Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle's killer chemistry isn't just limited to what we see in the movie. Gleeson stars as Sergeant Gerry Boyle, a crusty, crass cop bored by life in County Galway. When murder and drugs infiltrate the small town, he has to work with visiting FBI agent Wendell Everett (Cheadle) to solve the case. Luckily, working together seemed far easier for Gleeson and Cheadle than it was for their at-odds on-screen counterparts. We've already covered our exclusive interview with Gleeson, but we wanted to share what we learned from this writer's entertaining afternoon chat with Gleeson, Cheadle, and their director John Michael McDonagh.

Watch: First Trailer For John Michael McDonagh's Crime-Comedy 'The Guard'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 24, 2011 3:32 AM
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For a film by the brother of "In Bruges" director Martin McDonagh starring Brendon Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Mark Strong and Liam Cunningham, there's surprisingly been pretty much no talk about crime-comedy "The Guard," which debuted to mixed-to-positive reviews at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

Tribeca Review: 'The Guard' Is Ireland's Acidic Answer To The Buddy Cop Formula

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • April 28, 2011 4:15 AM
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Sgt. Gerry Boyle is a man of simple pleasures. The unassuming, burly inspector works the unspectacular beat in his quiet, rainy hamlet of Galway, Ireland, wasting the days away alone with his Chet Baker record collection and his afternoons of illicit sex with the prostitutes of Dublin. His identification with police television shows is one of the very few ways he connects with the outside world of what he does, as his menial tasks seem far away from the pavement-slapping action of his colleagues. He's the rarest of movie cops: the one who seems almost offended at the possibility of interrupting his lifestyle for high speed chases or sexy gunfights.

Don Cheadle's Biopic Of Miles Davis Has A Completed Script But Is Now Waiting On Financing

  • By Simon Dang
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  • December 16, 2010 3:27 AM
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Don Cheadle has been planning a biopic on the life of legendary jazz musician Miles Davis for quite some time now, and it looks like they've finally made some significant progress with a script by writer Steven Vegelman now completed and the project simply waiting on financing.

Marvel Considering An 'Iron Man,' 'War Machine' Spinoff For Don Cheadle?

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • November 6, 2010 8:30 AM
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And so the onscreen Marvel universe continues. According to a Tweet by the folks at Pajiba, a pitch for a "War Machine" movie has been sent out to writers.

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