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The Weirdly Enjoyable Minions From 'Despicable Me' To Get Their Own Feature

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 24, 2012 10:44 AM
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Pretty soon, the Minions are going to be everywhere. The weird little goggle-wearing, pill-shaped, yellow henchmen of super-villain Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) in 2010's surprise smash "Despicable Me," who speak in a bizarre made-up language and were, largely, the best part of that movie, are about to get their own spin-off. Deadline is reporting that Universal and Chris Meledandri's Illumination will make "The Minions" their fifth collaboration, opening in the summer of 2014.

Soundtrack Details For Jon Brion's Score For Ghoulish Animated Film 'ParaNorman'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 24, 2012 10:17 AM
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If we were allowed to talk about these things (which, of course, we're not), we would say that "ParaNorman," the new stop-motion animated film from Laika opening August 17th in 3D and regular cinemas, isn't just the best animated movie released so far this year (not to mention one of the biggest surprises this summer's dreary movie landscape has to offer) – but that it's one of the best movies of the year, period. And a big part of "ParaNorman" casting its ghoulish spell on you is the perfectly calibrated score by Jon Brion, a witches brew that is equal parts orchestral bombast and '80s slasher movie cheese. Thankfully, we won't have long to wait for the album, as Pitchfork reports that it will be released (via Relativity Music Group) on August 14th, just a few days before the movie comes out.

Watch: Martin Scorsese Whips Out His iPhone For A New Siri Ad

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 24, 2012 9:23 AM
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Well, we've already seen Zooey Deschanel, Samuel L. Jackson and John Malkovich use iPhone's Siri to help with a rainy day, cook a meal and investigate the meaning of life, and now, another famous face will find some help from a disembodied voice.

Christopher Nolan Says Next Batman Director Should Stay True "To What They Believe In" & Not Worry What Others Want

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 24, 2012 9:04 AM
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Such is the times we live in that only four days after "The Dark Knight Rises" opened and broke box office records, we're already wondering about where the franchise goes next. And it's not entirely an absurd notion. This summer, Sony is having a solid success with "The Amazing Spider-Man" (over $600 million worldwide and counting), only five years after Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man 3." And while there is no timeline on when the cowl and cape will be back in action with a new actor and director, Christopher Nolan does have some words of advice for the next director - and it's not to listen to the fans.

Jeremy Renner Eyes Playing Julian Assange For DreamWorks WikiLeaks Film, Bill Condon May Direct

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 23, 2012 8:35 PM
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Remember when Julian Assange was a hot news item? While the media has moved on from the escapades of the WikiLeaks founder (who is now fighting deportation to Sweden to face alleged sexual assault charges), one of the many projects in the works about him has drawn some high profile names.

Edgar Wright To Direct Sci-Fi 'Collider'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 23, 2012 8:11 PM
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It's hard to believe, but it's been two years since Edgar Wright rocked Comic-Con with "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World," and while we've patiently awaited his next effort, it's not long he's been sitting around twiddling his thumbs. Not only did Wright embark on a lengthy, worldwide press tour for 'Scott Pilgrim,' he worked on a script for "Ant-Man" with Joe Cornish and shot a test reel for it earlier this year; he co-wrote the script for "The World's End" which shoots this fall; and he signed on to direct "The Night Stalker" for Disney with Johnny Depp attached to star. And now, another project is now on his plate.

Michael Jackson Apparently Met With Terrence Malick & Offered To Write A Song For 'The Thin Red Line'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 23, 2012 6:23 PM
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Last year prior to the release of "The Tree Of Life," we revisted the films of Terrence Malick, learning everything we could about them. And while we exhaustively delved into "The Thin Red Line," it seems there is even more to learn about the film, including one nugget of totally random, but interesting bit of trivia. The King Of Pop and The King Of Being Reclusive both met one day about the movie. 

Oh Hey, A Nipple: Another Provocative Poster For 'Nurse 3D'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 23, 2012 5:52 PM
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There's more than one way to promote a movie, and the folks behind "Nurse 3D" are going with boobs. Last summer they covered the (always eager to get) naked Paz De La Huerta in blood for for the first one sheet for the movie, and now another teaser has been sent around to various horror sites with a nipple. 
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Anthony Mackie, Jeffrey Wright, Jordin Sparks & Jennifer Husdon To Discover 'The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 23, 2012 5:22 PM
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It's been seven years since Anthony Mackie and Jeffrey Wright rubbed elbows in "The Manchurian Candidate" remake, and any reason to bring these fave actors of ours back together is something we'll pay attention to. And lo and behold, an indie film has started shooting today pairing them up, along with a couple of rising singers-turned-actresses.

Sam Worthington Joins Arnold Schwarzenegger In David Ayer's 'Ten'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 23, 2012 4:56 PM
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One wonders where the career of Sam Worthington would be without the massive "Avatar" franchise hanging both behind him, and ahead of him. Certainly as the central character in James Cameron's film (and upcoming sequels, whenever they happen), it has allowed a lot of doors to remain open, even if his solo ventures in films like "Man On A Ledge" or "Texas Killing Fields" didn't exactly pan out. And even as the lead in the 'Titans' sequel, the selling point is less his name, than the promise of old timey dudes fighting. But we can't argue his desire to keep mixing things up ("Last Night" is a bit underrated) and his latest will at least afford him the opportunity to talk "The Terminator" with the man who started it all.

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