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Watch: 7 Clips From Gerard Butler's 'Playing For Keeps' Plus New Images

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 19, 2012 1:16 PM
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To say that the December film lineup is crowded would be an understatement, but one movie hoping to cut through the fray is the soccer rom-com dramedy thing, "Playing For Keeps," and seven clips are now here to try and get one through the goalposts.

More Images Of Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Hopkins & More In 'Hitchcock,' Writer Now Penning Johnny Carson Biopic

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • November 16, 2012 10:39 AM
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Nostalgia is riding high these days in Hollywood, not just in the blockbuster-tentpole world, but also in the awards race -- the last two Best Picture awards winners were feel-good period pieces that struck gold with Academy voters. Now, with “Hitchcock” getting some Oscar buzz -- more new images from the Sacha Gervasi-helmed film are below -- the team behind the biopic has decided to tackle the life of another pop culture figure, Johnny Carson.

8 New Photos Of Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel, Anthony Hopkins & More In 'Hitchock'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 6, 2012 12:00 PM
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If there is one thing that HBO's "The Girl" and Fox Searchlight's "Hitchcock" seem to underscore, it's that Alfred Hitchcock surely liked his leading ladies. To what degree and how sleazy he may or may not have been, is open to interpretation. And while the Toby Jones vehicle portrays him as a ruthless cad, Sacha Gervasi's picture -- set during the making of "Psycho" -- takes a bit of a lighter air, though the helmer certainly doesn't mind making sure the curves are framed properly. And fresh off the film's AFI Fest debut, some new images have arrived giving a closer look at the rest of the extended cast, including the actresses who take on some classic cinema roles.

New Photos Of Anthony Hopkins & Helen Mirren In 'Hitchcock'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 8, 2012 4:25 PM
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Two films enter, one film leaves! Dueling "Snow White" pictures made way for dueling Alfred Hitchock pictures in 2012 (oh, how Hollywood loves to battle with itself). And the verdict may already be in. The version focusing on the master of suspense's releationship with Tippi Hedren staring Toby Jones and Sienna Miller, "The Girl" screened this weekend at the Hamptons International Film Festival and our reviewer wasn't overly impressed (however some other reviews have been a bit more generous). That leaves "Hitchcock," which centers on the making of the groundbreaking psychological horror film, "Psycho." The synopsis so far is rather vague, but provides enough to keep us interested:

Jessica Biel, Drew Barrymore Are 'Family Guy' Valentines; Terrence Howard & T.I. Book Trips To 'Hawaii Five-O' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • August 27, 2012 10:43 AM
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In today’s TV roundup, we have casting news regarding a spin-off that no one is asking for, a CBS reboot, and one of Fox’s most successful shows.

Watch: Gerard Butler Tries To Score With Jessica Biel In Trailer For 'Playing For Keeps'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 7, 2012 7:18 PM
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On the one hand, this is directed by Gabriele Muccino, who helmed the underrated "The Pursuit of Happyness" which earned Will Smith his second Oscar nomination after "Ali." On the other hand this is directed by Gabriele Muccino who helmed the sort of ridiculous "Seven Pounds," also with Will Smith. And thirdly, this is a soccer dramedy.

Review: 'Total Recall' A Derivative, Dim & Substance-Free Remake

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • August 2, 2012 8:00 AM
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A pastiche of almost too many movies to count as a remake of just one, “Total Recall” is mindless, middling fare that fails to utilize – much less expand – the provocative concepts at the core of its iconic 1990 predecessor. Len Wiseman, whose “Die Hard” sequel effectively betrayed every one of the central tenets of that franchise (save for the casting of Bruce Willis), applies his personality-free technical proficiency to a re-imagining whose focus on what’s cool in the moment consistently undermines what any of it collectively means, not to mention why the hell audiences should care. Passable but uninspiring except for a standout performance from the never-better Jessica Biel, “Total Recall” plays directly into the hands of metaphor-wielding critics eager to highlight how a movie about a man recovering his memory can manage to be quite so forgettable.

Talks Break Down, Jessica Biel No Longer Viper In James Mangold's 'The Wolverine'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 18, 2012 7:57 AM
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That was quick! Less than week after Jessica Biel had apparently signed on to play the villaness Viper in James Mangold's upcoming "The Wolverine" starring Hugh Jackman, the guys over at Collider are now reporting that "talks have broken down between Biel and 20th Century Fox" with the studio now moving on and "talking to other actresses."

Comic-Con '12: 'Total Recall' Remake Footage A Slick, Straight Take On The Original

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • July 14, 2012 10:00 AM
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Last year at Comic-Con Len Wiseman and co. offered a tease of the anticipated remake of Paul Verhoeven’s 1990 sci-fi flick, “Total Recall.” Outside the San Diego Convention Center, sexy futuristic lady officers stood with guns beside a future cop car.

Jessica Biel Will Play The Villainess Viper In 'The Wolverine'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 13, 2012 2:28 PM
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Back when Darren Aronofsky was working on "The Wolverine" (which now feels like a million years ago), it was reported that he'd be essentially using an entirely Japanese cast for the film, obviously excluding Hugh Jackman as the title character, as the film reflected some of the character's most popular Japan-set tales. Nearly two years later, the film is finally gearing up for production, with James Mangold in the director's chair, and all the casting announcements so far -- Hiroyuki Sanada as gang boss Shingen, Tao Okamoto as his daughter Mariko, Rila Fukushima as assassin Yukio, Hal Yamanouchi as gangster Yashida, Will Yun Lee as villain Silver Samurai, and Brian Tee as a corrupt politician -- have reflected that.

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