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Watch: New 'Men In Black 3' Footage Featured In The Otherwise Intolerable Video For Pitbull's "Back In Time"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 20, 2012 2:16 PM
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Since "Men In Black 3" is the continuation of a franchise that started in the '90s, it's no surprise that everything about the movie so far has felt ripped right out the decade. But perhaps no aspect has been more dated (or embarrassing) than the theme song by Pitbull. Continuing a trend that should have died a long time ago -- seriously, who does this anymore? -- the vapid rapper takes over for Will Smith, delivering the theme song for the movie or whatever.

Director Xavier Dolan Says He's Disappointed 'Laurence Anyways' Won't Be In Competition, But Still Happy To Be Headed To Cannes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 20, 2012 2:05 PM
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While yesterday brought good news to directors, actors, productions and distributors with the Cannes Film Festival unveiling their slate, there is one filmmaker who was a bit prickled at first. Montreal's Xavier Dolan. The 23-year-old is no stranger to the south of France, winning acclaim for his debut film "J’ai tué ma mère" which premiered at the Director's Fortnight sidebar. Then in 2010 he graduated to the festival proper, screening "Heartbeats" in the Un Certain Regard category. Many expected his latest effort, "Laurence Anyways," to finally land him a slot In Competition, but alas, he's been relegated to Un Certain Regard again, and he admits, it wasn't the news he was hoping for.

Kevin Feige Says Both Marvel & Fox Can Use Quicksilver & The Scarlet Witch In 'Avengers' & 'X-Men' Films

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 20, 2012 1:43 PM
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The film rights to Marvel comic-book characters in the universe of Hollywood is, as Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige put it in an interview with HeyUGuys, "pretty cut and dry." 20th Century Fox owns The X-Men and the X-men mutant universe, Dardevil and his world and The Fantastic Four and that comic book's millieu. Columbia/Sony owns Spider-Man and Ghost-Rider and for the most part Marvel Studios owns everything else ("The Avengers" and all the characters within are obviously their biggest brand).

Disney Chairman Rich Ross Resigns, Is 'John Carter' To Blame?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 20, 2012 1:19 PM
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Well, with Disney formally revealing that they were taking a $200 million bath on "John Carter," it was not a question of "if" but "when" someone in the corporate food chain was going to take a hit. An executive shakeup was widely expected to happen later this year, though nobody really saw this one coming.

Exclusive: Greta Gerwig Isn't Ready To Be Single In Clip From 'Lola Versus'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 20, 2012 1:04 PM
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Getting back out there at the end of a relationship is no easy feat, but what do you do when the breakup comes just as you're about to get married? That question is at the heart of this summer's romantic comedy "Lola Versus" starring Greta Gerwig.

Watch: 2 Clips From The Tribeca Film Festival Pic 'Cheerful Weather For A Wedding' Starring Felicity Jones

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 20, 2012 12:42 PM
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Bigger things are just around the corner for "Like Crazy" star Felicty Jones. With the period-based vibrator comedy "Hysteria" on the way to theaters, and her untitled movie with Drake Doremus sure to arrive at the festival circuit later this year, her star is only going to continue to rise. And later on in 2012, she'll team up with Ralph Fiennes for "The Invisible Woman." But coming first is another festival apperance by the actress, this time at Tribeca with her latest effort, "Cheerful Weather For A Wedding."

'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' Unleashes 8 Character Posters On The World

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 20, 2012 11:43 AM
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Yesterday, the marketing team behind "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" synchronized their watches and unveiled eight character posters for the upcoming sequel on film sites around the world, making sure every territory got a taste of the upcoming Mattel movie. And it seems that "Magic Mike" won't be the only movie this summer offering hunky slabs of man meat.

'Angels In The Outfield' Reunion: Tony Danza Takes Role In Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Directorial Debut

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 20, 2012 11:20 AM
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For his brewing directorial debut Joseph Gordon-Levitt could have called on favors from the array of folks he's worked with over the years, but so far, he's teaming with new faces. Scarlett Johansson was the first to come on board, followed by Julianne Moore (okay, she cameod in "Electra Luxx" but as far as we know they didn't share any scenes) but for JGL's latest bit of casting, he's calling up a name from the very earliest days of his Hollywood career.

Watch: Bob Balaban Gives A Tour Of New Penzance In Clip From Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 20, 2012 10:49 AM
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There is something about being back in the distinct world of a filmmaker that can be both comforting and exciting. And while Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom" marks his first period picture and first live action movie since 2007's "The Darjeeling Limited" everything we've seen thus points to the tone and aesthetic we've always admired from the filmmaker.

Watch: Abbie Cornish Wishes She Had A Swing Set In First Clip From Texan-Set Drama 'The Girl'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • April 20, 2012 10:19 AM
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After a break out turn in Jane Campion's "Bright Star," Abbie Cornish has landed a number of profile projects with "Limitless," "Sucker Punch" and "W.E." all coming out last year to varying degrees of success. The actress also teamed with Martin McDonagh for his latest star-studded effort "Seven Psychopaths" but has returned to her indie roots with David Riker's drama "The Girl."

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