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Anatomy Of A Tweet Gone Awry AKA Josh Hartnett Won't Be In 'Daredevil' Despite Massive Wishful Thinking

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 19, 2012 3:29 PM
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Le sigh...George Orwell once wrote, "journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations," which means 99% of what we do is the latter (we're not fooling ourselves). But lord, this 2+2=7, "Daredevil" story is a bit sad even for our crazy world of would-be, very wishful thinking.

Watch: 10-Year-Old Ryan Gosling Sings Michael Bolton & C+C Music Factory

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 19, 2012 2:37 PM
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As if Ryan Gosling couldn't melt vaginas and man-boners are more than he already does, here's a video proving at 10 years old, he was still a stud.

Watch: Jason Schwartzman's Cousin Ben Hosts A Screening Of 'Moonrise Kingdom' In Wes Anderson-Directed Video

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 19, 2012 2:17 PM
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After being nominated for screenplay back in 2001 for "The Royal Tenenbaums" and then for Best Animated Feature in 2010 for "Fantastic Mr. Fox," could Wes Anderson be headed back to the Kodak Dolby Theater (it will always be Kodak to us, *single tear*) with "Moonrise Kindom"? Given the strong box office and nearly universal critical acclaim, we'd wager it could come out of nowhere and surprise many (think Woody Allen's "Midnight In Paris" last year). But we'll leave that speculation for another day.

How Personal Rivalries Shelved Martin Scorsese's Cut Of Kenneth Lonergan's 'Margaret' & More From NY Times Profile

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 19, 2012 1:36 PM
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One of the stories of last year's award season was the small, but vocal campaign to give Kenneth Lonergan's "Margaret" more recognition that its studio Fox Searchlight was willing to give it. Already delayed thanks to a protracted and ugly legal and creative battle, that the movie hit theaters at all was something of a minor miracle. But as most who had followed tortured production knew, the cut released in theaters was a compromised version of what Lonergan set out to achieve. Nonetheless, whether you thought the film was a masterpiece or not, there was no doubt he had created something that was special: a post 9/11 drama that used one teenage girl's coming-of-age as a metaphor for a city dealing with the emotional fallout of a national tragedy.

Pixar Head John Lasseter Says Pixar/Marvel Movie A Possibility

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • June 19, 2012 1:20 PM
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If there’s one person who should be able to instill some hope in fans wishing that Disney’s stake in Marvel and Pixar studios could lead to a collaboration someday, it would probably be animation stalwart and Pixar founding father John Lasseter. While Pixar has been generating quality films from “Toy Story” to this week’s release of “Brave” (our review here) for some time, the acquisition of Marvel Studios still feels fairly recent, and the overwhelmingly creative folks at Pixar don’t seem the type to pick up a franchise for a quick buck.

'Breaking Dawn 2' Teaser Snippet Arrives: Proves Not One Extra Cent Has Been Put Into Franchise's Effects

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 19, 2012 12:54 PM
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It's almost impossible to discuss the "The Twilight Saga" franchise. Riddled with preposterous concepts, terrible dialogue, stilted acting, bargain-bin basement effects and unitentionally funny plotting,  you're still considered a hater if you're anything less than glowing about these pictures despite the fact that critics savage into them on a regular basis. Proof? The average score from the always generous and populist Rotten Tomatoes on all four films thus far is 37.7%.

'Ted' Soundtrack Features Hootie & The Blowfish, Tiffany, Norah Jones, Queen & More; Full List Of All The Songs In The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 19, 2012 12:38 PM
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If you thought last weekend's double dose of '80s movies "Rock Of Ages" and "That's My Boy" were going to be the last gasps of the decade this summer at the multiplex, guess again. Seth MacFarlane's "Ted" is around the corner, and believe it or not, it's bringing a healthy does of the '80s -- along with a bit of '70s and '90s -- along for the ride.
More: Ted, Soundtrack

Contest: Win 'Jeff, Who Lives At Home' Prize Pack Including Blu-Ray, T-Shirt, Backpack, Candy & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 19, 2012 12:21 PM
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Arriving in theaters this spring, and not quite getting the attention it deserved, the Duplass Brothers' "Jeff, Who Lives At Home" is a touching and low-key charmer. An indie flick with a big heart in the center, the film is a winner, and if you missed it, now's your chance to catch up.

Watch: Filmmaker Interview Series From BamCinemaFest Which Kicks Off This Week

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 19, 2012 11:48 AM
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The fourth annual BAMcinemaFest kicks-off tomorrow and runs June 20 - July 1. This exciting festival showcases emerging voices in American independent cinema with NY and North American premieres of films from Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, SXSW, Berlin, and beyond. The fest from BAMCinematek in Brooklyn starts things off with its opening night screening of "Sleepwalk With Me" by director Mike Birbiglia. Starring Birbiglia himself and Lauren Ambrose, the film was co-written by "This American Life" host Ira Glass and centers on a burgeoning stand-up comedian who struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore (read our SXSW review here).

Another Wife For DiCaprio In 'Wolf Of Wall Street'; James Corden Sings 'Can A Song Save Your Life?' & 'Devil's Knot' Ties Up West Memphis Three

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • June 19, 2012 11:38 AM
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Casting updates for Atom Egoyan’s West Memphis Three film “The Devil’s Knot,” the next DiCaprio-Scorsese collaboration and the follow-up to John Carney’s “Once” below, so read on...

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