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Watch: First Trailer For Jason Reitman’s ‘Men, Women & Children’ Starring Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 19, 2014 9:10 AM
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Director Jason Reitman was said to have taken his loss of an Oscar for Best Screenplay for “Up In The Air” pretty hard in 2010. Along with co-writer Sheldon Turner, he had won the WGA award, which is usually a good sign that the Oscar machine seemed would deliver similarly, but Geoffrey Fletcher won for “Precious." Reitman's “Young Adult” arrived the following year but proved too pitch-black for Oscar voters. And when Reitman stumbled a little bit with the tonally difficult “Labor Day” last year, the filmmaker shrugged it off and mounted a new film right away.

Production Starts On 'Ant-Man,' John Slattery, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer & Rapper T.I. Join Cast

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 18, 2014 1:53 PM
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“LET'S. GET. small.” director Peyton Reed tweeted today. And so Marvel’s “Ant-Man” has finally kicked off production. Despite the bumps in the road —director Edgar Wright leaving the project after creative differences with Marvel— the “Ant-Man”-gate of May 2014 seems to have been all but forgotten once Comic-Con rolled around and fans were wowed with teaser footage.

Watch: First Trailer For FX Drama 'Tyrant' From 'Harry Potter' Director David Yates

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 11, 2014 5:40 PM
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Traditionally, TV slows down in the summer months, but that was in the days before pay-cable came to prominence. "Game Of Thrones" et al might be winding down for the season, but HBO will debut "The Leftovers" and the final season of "True Blood" in just a few weeks, while Showtime still has some "Penny Dreadful" to unspool. And while FX is still technically a basic cable station, they have as impressive a line-up as anyone: right now, with "Fargo" and 'Louie," they have two of the best shows on TV.

Watch: New Full Length Trailer For 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes' Unleashed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 8, 2014 8:56 AM
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Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
Next weekend sees the biggest lizard of them all, "Godzilla," stomping into theatres, but he won't be the only creature providing a sizzling summer. Primates will be everywhere in July with "Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes," and the latest trailer is here for the anticipated sequel to the surprise franchise starting hit, "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes."

Watch: Act Like A Primate In 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes' Featurette Plus Teaser For The Full Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 2, 2014 4:57 PM
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Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
Apes will rule the Earth ... at least at the multiplex this summer when "Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes" arrives, picking up years after "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes," with humanity now at the mercy of the super smart simians. A lot of work went into creating the realistic looking simians, that goes far beyond the tremendous amount of CGI.

Tom Hardy Joins Musical 'London Road,' Ryan Reynolds Visits 'Woman In Gold' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • April 4, 2014 9:00 AM
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He may have starred in two of the worst blockbusters of recent years -- “Green Lantern” and “R.I.P.D.” -- but don’t hold that against him, given the right film and role (like in this year’s “The Voices”) Ryan Reynolds can shine. Deadline reports Reynolds will stay in the arthouse world with a role in the Helen Mirren-starring “Woman In Gold” alongside Daniel Bruhl, who’s in negotiations with The Weinstein Company.

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.

Pixar Filmmaker Bob Peterson Reportedly Off 'The Good Dinosaur,' Studio Seeking Replacement

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 26, 2013 7:09 PM
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A couple of weeks ago at the D23 Expo, during the lengthy presentation on Walt Disney Animation, there was a noticeable absentee: Pixar alum Bob Peterson, whose debut feature as a director, "The Good Dinosaur" (he co-directed "Up" with Pete Docter), was featured heavily. Co-director Pete Sohn was there, as was producer Denise Ream, plus a few members of the movie's starry voice cast (including Lucas Neff, Judy Greer and Bill Hader). Peterson's absence was conspicuously odd and according to Disney personnel on the scene, Peterson wasn't available due to "scheduling difficulties." But of course it looks like now that isn't the case: Blue Sky Disney is reporting that Peterson is officially off the project and that the movie is frantically looking for a replacement so it can make its May 30th, 2014 release date.

Casting: Judy Greer Goes To 'Tomorrowland,' Anthony Mackie Takes 'Shelter,' Milla Jovovich Joins 'Cymbeline' & More

  • By Diana Drumm
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  • August 8, 2013 3:21 PM
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The more we hear about Disney's sci-fi "Tomorrowland," the more we’re intrigued. Related in some way to the Disney theme park attraction, the plot is still officially "unknown," though we’ve heard some fantastic things. The Brad Bird-directed film has already lined up an array of actors, including George Clooney and Hugh Laurie, or for doctor drama fans, Dr. Doug Ross ("E.R.") and Dr. Gregory House ("House, M.D."). And now, Judy Greer has joined the line-up, presumably as a bit of comic relief, but at this point, any speculation as to her specific role is being pulled out of thin air. This will mark Greer’s third film with Clooney; the others being "Three Kings" and "The Descendants."

First Look At Isla Fisher In 'Arrested Development' Plus New Pics & Poster

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 3, 2013 12:58 PM
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It's hard to believe that in just a few weeks, after years of hopes, rumors, speculation and wishful thinking, a brand new season of "Arrested Development" will be here. And it won't be parceled out with an episode each week -- instead, Netflix is going to drop all 15 in one go, prompting marathon viewing across the nation, and challenging servers from coast to coast.

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