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Watch: Meryl Streep & Tommy Lee Jones Get Advice From Steve Carell In Trailer For 'Hope Springs'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • April 26, 2012 10:41 AM
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If we had to make a list of older stars whose work has been consistently interesting and watchable (for the most part) throughout their careers, there’s no question that Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep would certainly be near the top. Both willing to step into more dangerous territory later in their career with more challenging fare like “No Country for Old Men” or “Adaptation,” but also not afraid to go big in Hollywood cash-ins like “Men In Black” or “Mamma Mia,” both stars continue to delight audiences long after the expiration dates of many of their contemporaries.

Watch: New 'Prometheus' Featurette Has Bits Of New Footage, Keeps Excitement Level High

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • April 26, 2012 10:17 AM
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We couldn’t be more excited about the June release of director Ridley Scott’s sci-fi opus “Prometheus.” After a couple years now of speculating how/if it will fit into the “Alien” canon and a series of near spoilers, we don’t have much longer to wait until we discover the answers to all our questions. This kind of anticipation is something the marketing folks over at 20th Century Fox must be well aware of, as they continue to fan the flames with scraps of enticing promotional material all over the place, making cinephiles and film blogs alike scavengers of the web, much akin to the space jockeys that scrounge up trash all over the galaxy in the “Alien” universe.

John C. Reilly Says He Was Originally Supposed To Be Brick Tamland In 'Anchorman' & Talks Unproduced 'Step Brothers' Rap Album

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 26, 2012 9:38 AM
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The original casting choices for films are always neat scenarios to imagine, whether it be O.J. Simpson as The Terminator or Steve McQueen in “Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid,” but a more a recent one envisioned John C. Reilly predating Dr. Steve Brule with one of the most quotable comedy characters of all time.

Simon Pegg Confirms Reteam With Edgar Wright & Nick Frost Is Progressing; Second Draft Of 'The World's End' Complete

  • By Simon Dang
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  • April 26, 2012 9:25 AM
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It's been a while since we've had an update about "The World's End," but serial tweeter Simon Pegg has now unveiled photographic evidence of a second draft of what will become the third collaboration between he, fellow actor Nick Frost and writer-director Edgar Wright.

5 Things We Learned About New James Bond Film 'Skyfall' From The Latest Issue Of Empire Magazine

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 26, 2012 9:02 AM
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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise, the longest-running and arguably most successful (although Harry Potter might have pipped in in total gross in recent years) film series of all time. So it's appropriate that Ian Fleming's character, currently played by Daniel Craig, is returning to the screen for the first time in four years, after being mired in MGM's financial difficulties for some time.

New Images Of Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska & Shia LaBeouf In 'Lawless'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 26, 2012 8:38 AM
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After a very long wait, we finally got the trailer for John Hillcoat's "Lawless" a couple of days ago, and while it was a bit more conventional that we were expecting, it should be remembered that trailers for Hillcoat's films have never done them justice in the slightest, and with the cast he's got lined up here, there's a strong reason why this remains very high on our Must See List for 2012.

Jennifer Connelly & Saoirse Ronan Board Russell Crowe's Ark In Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • April 26, 2012 8:22 AM
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Rumors of their involvement have been circulating for the last week or so, and it looks like things are now set in place with Paramount honcho Adam Goodman confirming the addition of Jennifer Connelly and Saoirse Ronan to Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" for what he describes as a "perfect combination of casting."

First Look At Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz & Jamie Foxx In 'Django Unchained'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 26, 2012 8:01 AM
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We already know that Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" is going to be something special. Centering on slavery and vengeance, but delivering through the conventions of a spaghetti western in a way that only Tarantino knows how, there are few films this year taking as big a risk. And if these first official images from the film indicate anything, it's that the pay off could be something truly memorable.

Lars Von Trier's 'The Nymphomaniac' With Charlotte Gainsbourg Will Be 2 Part Film, Aiming For Cannes Premiere In 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 25, 2012 10:36 PM
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Lars Von Trier has never been short on balls. His career has been filled with films that have found the director walking right into a hornets nest of thorny issues, whether it's slavery ("Manderlay"), the American empire ("Dogville"), feminism (sorta) ("Antichrist"), depression ("Melancholia"), faith ("Breaking The Waves") or just plain ol' "spazzing" ("The Idiots"), and so doing a movie about sex seems like the logical next step. But of course, his appraoch is never as simple as those reductive summaries suggest, and the resulting works are always controversial, exasperating, overreaching, brilliant and fascinating -- often all at once. And once again, Lars Von Trier is stepping beyond expectations.

Andrea Riseborough Will Get Scared With Alexander Skarsgard In Horror Flick 'The Hidden'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 25, 2012 5:23 PM
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Rising Brit actress Andrea Riseborough spent most 2011 out of the multiplex and in the arthouse, with a number of pics unspooling at festivals including Madonna's "W.E.," James Marsh's espionage tale "Shadow Dancer," and the alternate history WWII tale "Resistance." Big things are on the horizon with roles in a handful of promising efforts including the James McAvoy led action flick "Welcome To The Punch" and Tom Cruise's sci-fi number "Oblivion," and now she's knocking "horror movie" off her to-do list.

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