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New Pics & Featurette For 'The Adjustment Bureau' Need Some Adjustment

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 24, 2011 3:56 AM
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Word on "The Adjustment Bureau" has not been good. The Matt Damon-starrer has had its release date moved now a couple of times, going from a summer slotted July release date to September and then being shifted once again, and finally, to the beginning of March (almost exactly the same slot where Damon and the studio bit the dust with "Green Zone"). Rumors have been rife for a while about a somewhat troubled production, and this doesn't bode well, but having said that, maybe the studio are trying to buy some time to rethink their marketing after the first trailer for the film landed with a thud.

Chinese Actress Xu Qing Joins Rian Johnson's Sci-Fi Actioner 'Looper'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • January 19, 2011 1:59 AM
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Script Rewritten To Cater For Newly-Announced Chinese Co-ProductionChinese actress Xu Qing has joined the cast of Rian Johnson's upcoming sci-fi actioner "Looper" with lensing set to begin next week in New Orleans and an exciting cast boasting Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Paul Dano and Emily Blunt.

Jason Segel Talks 'Five-Year Engagement,' Aiming For Classic Rom-Com Vibe

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 22, 2010 2:30 AM
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"Our Goal Is 'Annie Hall' Or 'When Harry Met Sally'," Film Likely To Shoot In April We've said it before, but the state of the modern romantic comedy is a pretty lamentable one. Contrived, lazy, laugh-free films such as "Leap Year," "Confessions of a Shopaholic" and "Valentine's Day" have tainted to the genre to the extent that when the decent, but flawed, likes of "(500) Days Of Summer" come along, they're treated like the second coming of Preston Sturges.

Emily Blunt & Ricky Gervais Join The Cast Of Jason Segel's 'The Muppets'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 2, 2010 12:18 AM
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Is Emily Blunt “about to be offered” a role opposite Jason Segel in his gestating romantic comedy “Five-Year Engagement” from director Nicholas Stoller? Possibly and all signs point to yes. Especially since Blunt was just added to the cast of Segel's "The Muppets" also co-written by Stoller. Evidently they're fans as they offered her the role of Jackie Q in “Get Him To The Greek,” but the British thespian had to pass due to obligations for Fox's "Gulliver’s Travels" (which Segel not-so-coincidentally co-starred in).

Matt Damon & Emily Blunt Are Apparently Giants In New Poster For 'The Adjustment Bureau'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 30, 2010 2:19 AM
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"The Adjustment Bureau" was a film that always held a lot of promise. Based, like "Blade Runner" and "Total Recall," on a story by legendary sci-fi author Philip K Dick, it marked the directorial debut of "The Bourne Ultimatum" writer George Nolfi, and featured a top-notch cast, led by Matt Damon and Emily Blunt, with John Slattery, Anthony Mackie, Terence Stamp and Shohreh Aghdashloo joining them.

Emily Blunt Will Get An Offer To Possibly Star With Jason Segel In 'Five-Year Engagement'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 17, 2010 7:08 AM
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You Know, Like Shortly And Stuff...Believe us, we know. This is about as bottom of the barrel scraping as it gets in terms of offer stories and we hope it isn't a sign of things to come. The last thing we need are publicists ringing up outlets to let them know when someone at CAA is about to click the "Send" button.

New 'Gulliver's Travels' Trailer Has Mega iPhone Product Placement & Jason Segel With A Bad Accent

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 2, 2010 9:10 AM
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You know, we really tried to be optimistic about this. The cast features a bunch of very funny people we really like such as Jason Segel, T.J. Miller, Romany Malco, Joe Lo Truglio and hell, even Jack Black, who can be great in the right circumstance. And with a script co-written by Nicholas Stoller ("Forgetting Sarah Marshall," "Get Him To The Greek"), we figured this might be the rare mainstream comedy that would have some fun with its premise. But alas, that's not to be.

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