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Bill Hader Calls The 'To-Do List' A Raunchy 'Sixteen Candles' & Talks 'Men In Black 3'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • August 19, 2011 3:41 AM
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Comedian Says 'House Of Joel' Might Be Dead; Says Josh Brolin Is "Scary Good" In 'MIB3'Among the sea of comedic actors currently working in Hollywood, one of our favorites is Bill Hader, if not for his uncanny talent and savvy mimicry skills, then for his desire to strike out as a multi-hyphenate comic talent. Logging big time minutes in “Superbad,” “Knocked Up,” "Paul" and even “A Night At The Museum: Battle Of The Smithsonian,” Hader’s developed a solid rep as a guy who can bring the funny in some of the biggest blockbusters around.

Johnny Depp Confirms '21 Jump Street' Cameo, 50 Cent To Play A Blind DJ In ' 'Odd Thomas'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 19, 2011 9:25 AM
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More Random Trade News: Also, Tommy Lee Jones Joins Meryl Streep & Steve Carell In 'Great Hope Springs'Ok, a trunkload of news has come out of Cannes this week. No fooling or messing around, lets do this.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones, John Hawkes & More Go For Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 5, 2011 10:54 AM
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Hal Holbrook, James Spader, Tim Blake Nelson, Bruce McGill & Joseph Cross All CirclingHoly shit. Daniel Day Lewis and Sally Field were announced in tiny little drips of information, but the faucet on Steven Spielberg's dream project "Lincoln" is on full blast with a massive cast angling for parts.

'A Serious Man' Star Michael Stuhlbarg Joins The Still-Filming 'Men in Black 3'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 13, 2011 11:21 AM
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The ugly portrait of Hollywood stupidity and hubris -- "hey, we'll figure out the script on set, no problem!" -- is a slightly antiquated one given the rise of successful improvisation, not only in comedy which was the norm, but big-budget narrative (see "Iron Man" where Jon Favreau and co. literally figured out scenes moments before they were shot), but can still be occasionally framed as a cautionary tale. See the latest example: "Men In Black 3" or "Men In Black 3D" whatever you want to call it. Sony's very expensive tentpole revival 10 years after the fact ("MIB2" was released in 2002) has been shooting on and off since December and is still adding new members to its cast.

Josh Brolin Creeps Us Out As Young Tommy Lee Jones In 'Men In Black 3'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 12, 2011 7:32 AM
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It's good to see that Will Smith can still smile considering "Men In Black 3" has gone through a troubled production period that has seen a rotating number of writers trying to get the script up to par, not to mention a budget that is now soaring north of $200 million. But that's not what we're here to talk about.

Tommy Lee Jones May Join Meryl Streep & Steve Carell In 'Great Hope Springs'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 17, 2011 1:39 AM
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The 1990s saw Tommy Lee Jones suddenly become one of the more unlikely A-listers out there. His Oscar-winning antagonist in "The Fugitive" placed the actor firmly in demand in big budget projects such as "Men in Black," "Volcano" and "Batman Forever," as well as a series of not-particularly good procedural programmers like "Double Jeopardy," "Rules of Engagement" and "The Hunted." But the humiliation of 2005's cheerleader comedy "Man of the House," which would be a nadir of anyone's career, let alone someone with fine work stretching back 40-odd years, seemed to change things.

'Men In Black 3' Starting To Sound Like A $200 Million Train Wreck

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 10, 2011 1:55 AM
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Film Greenlit With Only One Act Of The Script Ready; New Writer David Koepp Refusing To Talk To Producer Walter Parkes Considering how tricky the genre is to pull off, the original "Men in Black" still stands as one of the more successful stabs at the sci-fi comedy. It's no "Galaxy Quest" or anything, and it derails a bit in the third act, but for the most part it was inventive, genuinely funny and starred a central pair with perfect chemistry. 2002's sequel? Not so much; a bloated, unfunny mess that failed to capture pretty much any of what worked in the original. A third film is, belatedly, on the way, but a fascinating look at the behind the scenes shenanigans suggests it's going to land much nearer the second installment than the first.

Script Issues Cause Problems: Production On Second Half Of 'Men In Black 3' Delayed

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 16, 2011 12:03 AM
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Right, we already knew this didn't augur well. In November 2010, just as production on "Men In Black 3," or "Men In Black 3D" whatever you wanna call it, was beginning, Columbia Pictures hired a new writer Jeff Nathanson (“Catch Me If You Can” and “Rush Hour 2”) to give yet another polish to the script.

Review: 'The Sunset Limited' Is A Lot Of Talk, Talk, Talk

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 11, 2011 3:39 AM
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Cormac McCarthy + Tommy Lee Jones + Samuel L. Jackson. Do we have your attention? Well, it certainly caught ours as those three names alone would get us curious about whatever it is they're involved with, but if you're expecting a dusty western or grim gothic tale you're going to be in for a bit of surprise. "The Sunset Limited" is based on McCarthy's play and its conceit is quite simple: two guys in an apartment talking about all the fun stuff like religion, death and whether human nature is defaulted to suffering or happiness. So maybe this isn't too outside of McCarthy's regular wheelhouse.

More 'Captain America' Photos, Plus A First Look At Tommy Lee Jones & Hugo Weaving

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 3, 2011 6:00 AM
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Sam Jackson May Appear In Both ‘Thor’ And ‘Captain America: The First Avenger,' With A Female Sidekick In ‘The Avengers’“Captain America: The First Avenger,” stars Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Hugo Weaving , Dominic Cooper, Toby Jones, Sebastian Stan, Neal McDonagh, Samuel L. Jackson, Stanley Tucci and Tommy Lee Jones. Yesterday, we got a first look at Sebastian Stan as Evans' reconstituted sidekick Bucky. Today, there's more Cap'n photos, plus a little look at Tommy Lee Jones reprising his role from "Firebirds," "Rules of Engagement," etc., etc., every other stodgy military role he's played over the years in his sleep.

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