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Tommy Lee Jones To Remake 'The Cowboys,' Tom Hanks' 'Hologram' Gets Ready To Shoot & More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 6, 2013 4:30 PM
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With the Toronto International Film Festival in full swing, all sorts of deals are being made and mended, and the news is coming fast and furiously, straight from the great white north. Predictably, we're doing all we can to keep up with the news, with a rundown that includes the start date for Tom Hanks' next feature, a big time cast member joining David Gordon Green's "Manglehorn," information on Tommy Lee Jones' next directorial project, a legendary name lending a hand to Elijah Wood's new horror movie and word that a creepy old dude will be joining a young adult novel adaptation.

Ryan Gosling, Garrett Hedlund & Shailene Woodley Among The Actors Who Passed On 'Fifty Shades'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 5, 2013 10:25 AM
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To an actor, a franchise is an attractive thing: it could mean years (maybe even decades) of solid, dependable work, with each subsequent installment usually incentivized to some degree and with the sense of community and family growing with each outing (many of the "Harry Potter" actors, both young and old, equated the experience to going back to school). In the mad scramble for big studio parts, a franchise is a sturdily proven gig. Which makes actors who pass on potential franchises somewhat baffling (remember when Josh Hartnett was repeatedly courted for Superman?)... Yet pass they do. While Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson ended up scoring the pivotal leads in "Fifty Shades of Grey," a number of Hollywood's elite passed on the project. Franchise schmanchise.

Watch: First Teaser Trailer For 'Divergent' Leaps Online, Is It The Next 'Twilight' Or 'Hunger Games'?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 25, 2013 8:44 PM
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With "Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" joining "The Host" and "Beautiful Creatures" on the YA franchise woodpile, Summit Entertainment are hoping they've figured out the secret recipe for franchise success with "Divergent." Have they got it? Well, they're trying damn hard to get right to the core audience.

Watch: Super Brief Teaser For 'Divergent' Starring Shailene Woodley

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 22, 2013 3:50 PM
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Shailene Woodley, Divergent
With Vine and Instagram clips suddenly becoming a new thing, it seems everyone loves super brief videos. Especially marketing teams. Why bother fussing over cuts of a proper trailer when you can just smash together a few seconds of footage and put it online? And so, here we are...

Watch: 2 New Clips & Photos Of 'The Spectacular Now'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 5, 2013 6:32 PM
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The Spectacular Now
Given their volume, scope and scale, studio blockbusters naturally consume the moviegoing conversation every summer, and a good chunk of the audiences' money. But given the iffy quality of this season's tentpoles ("The Lone Ranger," "The Hangover Part III," "After Earth," "The Wolverine" et al), 2013 is likely going to go down as the summer when the indie alternatives made for much richer options. Just look at August, it's overflowing with good indie choices, and one of them likely to long outlive the lifespan of fare like, "Red 2," "R.I.P.D." and "White House Down" is James Ponsoldt's "The Spectacular Now." A smart, well-observed and sensitive coming-of-age film, the movie also boasts two terrific performances by up and comers Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley (and note it has a fairly rare 90% Rotten Tomatoes score; check out our Sundance review here).

Review: James Ponsoldt's 'The Spectacular Now' Starring Shailene Woodley & Miles Teller

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • August 1, 2013 7:05 PM
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The Spectacular Now
Sutter Keely (Miles Teller) is the charming, good time guy who lives in the moment. Self-assured, he’s the life of the party, popular, and he and his girlfriend Cassidy (Brie Larson) breeze through their high school experience. Sutter and Cassidy are like a teenage power couple that rule parties thanks to their appeal and all the social lubricants at hand. But, writing an admission letter to the Dean of a university, Sutter reveals his life is at a crossroads. Thinking she's caught him with another girl, Cassidy has dumped him, when the truth is that Sutter was using his good-time skills to help get his timid friend Ricky (Masam Holden) laid. But Cassidy isn’t having it and Sutter can’t see why this is the straw that broke the camel’s back with her.

Sarah Gadon Reveals 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Role, Marc Webb Teases Sinister Six But Doesn't Know About Shailene Woodley's Return

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • July 26, 2013 11:43 AM
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It seems that every day since it was announced, Marc Webb's “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” has walked a line between misdirection and simple confusion as to which elements to keep. The excision of Shailene Woodley's Mary Jane Watson character was just the latest example, and while Felicity Jones faced rumors that she's playing the Black Cat, it turns out it might be Lily Hollister/Menace instead. But today, another actress has in fact clarified her role in the film, and Webb has hinted at a notorious group's presence in future installments.

Watch: Miles Teller & Shailene Woodley Share Their First Kiss New Clip From 'The Spectacular Now'

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • July 24, 2013 2:52 PM
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The Spectacular Now
“The Spectacular Now” should be on your list of movies to see next month. Our own Rodrigo Perez enjoyed the film when he caught it at Sundance earlier this year, calling it a “darker, sadder, and pained” version of “(500) Days of Summer.” Recently, a wealth of material’s been released, from the trailer to posters and images in anticipation of its release.

Marc Webb Says Rhino Is Only A "Tease" In 'Spider-Man 2'; Shailene Woodley Reveals Why She Got Cut From The Movie

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 19, 2013 10:38 AM
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Amazing Spider-Man 2
Worried that, like "X-Men: Days Of Too Many Characters," Marc Webb's "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" is overflowing with too many villains and characters? Well, for one, the producers know this too and they cut out the role of Mary Jane Watson (played by Shailene Woodley) from the film, to save the character for the third film (more on that in a sec). And as for the various villains that could build to the Sinister Six (Of Too Many Antagonists In One Movie), fear not, Webb says Electro (Jamie Foxx) is the focus of the sequel while The Rhino's (played by Paul Giamatti) appearance may be smaller than expected

Forget Mary Jane Watson, Shailene Woodley Stands Tall As Tris Prior In New Pics From 'Divergent'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 25, 2013 5:00 PM
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Divergent
Although Shailene Woodley has been cut from "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" leaving the part to get recast, she's got nothing to worry about really. While that blockbuster franchise will have to do without the talents of "The Descendants" and "The Spectacular Now" star, she isn't sweating it because she has her own tentpole all to herself.

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