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John Cusack Gets Into Roger Avary's 'Airspace'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2012 9:17 AM
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John Cusack and/or his agent have been working the phones pretty hard this week. The last two days have seen the actor sign up for the financial drama "Due Process" and the Stephen King adaptation "Cell," and now Cusack has busted out the quill again to put his name on another movie, which has a rather intriguing name attached to write and direct.

John Cusack To Star In Stephen King's 'Cell' & Financial World Drama 'Due Process'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 31, 2012 11:20 AM
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We recently put John Cusack on our list of actors who should fire their agent, but in his case, his career stall has been hampered simply by an inability to pick good projects. Maybe he got our memo or had a wake up call, because the actor is headed into two films that are certainly the most promising projects he's had in a while.

Fire Your Agent: 10 Actors Who Need A Change Of Career Direction

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 24, 2012 2:23 PM
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  • 83 Comments
Last week brought the borderline-absurd news that Nicolas Cage was in talks to star in a new take on the god-bothering "Left Behind" franchise (this is a WTF even for Cage). This week brings the first major movie starring another Oscar-winner, Halle Berry, in five years, in the shape of "Cloud Atlas," as well as the barely-noticeable release of Gerard Butler vehicle "Chasing Mavericks." These things mean many things, but perhaps first and foremost among them, it's that certain actors aren't having the best of times.

Review: Lee Daniels' 'The Paperboy' With Matthew McConaughey & Nicole Kidman Is A Disastrous Flop

  • By James Rocchi
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  • October 2, 2012 2:03 PM
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  • 24 Comments
Many people will tell you that "The Paperboy" -- based on Pete Dexter's novel, brought to the screen by "Precious" director Lee Daniels -- is a trash masterpiece, an instant camp classic, so bad it's good. These people, these critics, are simply not to be trusted about any question of judgment for a long time based on that half-hearted ironic "endorsement" of one of the worst films of the year, never mind at Cannes. Like the patina on a bronze roof, there are two ways to acquire trashterpiece/camp/so-bad-it's-good status. One is through time, and patience, as entropy and erosion bring down the bright gleam to a more interesting set of colors and nuanced shades; the other is to spray it on artificially with a hose, with plenty of spillage and waste, toxic and cheap and jumped-up and unconvincing.

You Look Like Your Picture: New Clip From 'The Paperboy' With Nicole Kidman & John Cusack

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • September 14, 2012 1:26 PM
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It’s probably fair to say that when Lee Daniels premiered his followup to “Precious” at Cannes earlier this year, it was one that certainly got critics and audiences talking. "The Paperboy," starring Nicole Kidman, John Cusack, Matthew McConaughey, David Oyelowo and Zac Efron, split critics, with some heralding it as a complete misfire, while others found some merit within the film. So is it a disaster or a masterpiece? Well, we sided with the former and called it “a lurid, florid, humid, flaccid and insipid waste of money for the audience and for everyone who made it” before awarding it an F-grade.

Watch: Vanessa Hudgens Strips While Nic Cage & John Cusack Face Off In Trailer For 'Frozen Ground'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 21, 2012 9:19 AM
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Another day, another trailer for a movie Nicolas Cage made over a weekend. Yesterday brought us "Stolen," Cage's "Taken"-in-a-taxi-cab movie, and today brings "Frozen Ground," with a rough/early spot leaking to the web, promising Vanessa Hudgens stripping and lots of glowering from Cage and his co-star John Cusack.

John Cusack & Matthew Broderick Could've Been Walter White & What 'Breaking Bad' Looks Like As A Kickstarter Campaign

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • July 19, 2012 11:43 AM
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If you’re a fan of “Breaking Bad,” chances are you probably couldn’t imagine anyone other than Bryan Cranston in the role of Walter White. But it should come as no surprise that back in 2008 he wasn’t AMC’s first choice to lead their new series. After all, would the Dad from “Malcolm in the Middle” be the first person you’d have in mind when trying to cast a terminally ill school teacher who turns to producing and selling meth? Casting Cranston was ultimately a very brave and very wise choice…but it almost wasn’t to be.

Crispin Glover Checks Into 'Motel'; Sofie Gråbøl Joins 'Hour Of The Lynx' & Kevin McKidd & Ashley Jensen Have An 'Indian Summer'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 5, 2012 10:36 AM
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Crispin Glover has joined the indie-action thriller "Motel," which already has John Cusack, Robert De Niro and Rebecca Da Costa attached to star. David Grovic will direct the story about a hit man (Cusack) hired by a crime boss (De Niro), who teams up with a mysterious woman to fight off a bunch of baddies in the Delta. Um, okay. Martin Klebba aka the dwarf who punched people in the groin in "Project X" is also on board, and the film is currently shooting.

Cannes Review: Lee Daniels' 'The Paperboy' With Matthew McConaughey & Nicole Kidman Is A Disastrous Flop

  • By James Rocchi
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  • May 24, 2012 8:08 AM
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  • 37 Comments
Many people will tell you that "The Paperboy" -- based on Pete Dexter's novel, brought to the screen by "Precious" director Lee Daniels -- is a trash masterpiece, an instant camp classic, so bad it's good. These people, these critics, are simply not to be trusted about any question of judgment for a long time based on that half-hearted ironic "endorsement" of one of the worst films of the year, never mind at Cannes. Like the patina on a bronze roof, there are two ways to acquire trashterpiece/camp/so-bad-it's-good status. One is through time, and patience, as entropy and erosion bring down the bright gleam to a more interesting set of colors and nuanced shades; the other is to spray it on artificially with a hose, with plenty of spillage and waste, toxic and cheap and jumped-up and unconvincing.

First Look: John Cusack, Nicolas Cage and Vanessa Hudgens In Serial Killer Pic 'Frozen Ground'

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • May 17, 2012 10:19 AM
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Nicolas Cage has appeared in a seemingly endless stream of action-thrillers over the past several years, including treasures like "Bangkok Dangerous," "Seeking Justice" and "Trespass," — all done, we assume, to help pay down that mountain of debt Cage has accrued — but we're particularly intrigued by one of Cage's upcoming thrillers: "Frozen Ground," produced by co-star Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson.

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