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The Wachowskis & Tom Tykwer's 'Cloud Atlas' Now Arrives On October 26th; Susan Sarandon Plays An Indian Man

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 19, 2012 7:58 PM
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So just how messed up and bonkers will The Wachowskis' and Tom Tykwer's adaptation of David Mitchell's "Cloud Atlas" be? Well, Hugh Grant will apparently be doing a lot of "killing and raping," and as for Susan Sarandon? She tells Postmedia that her small role finds her playing "an Indian man." Huh? We're getting ahead ourselves a bit, because the good news is you'll be seeing this sooner than expected.

Peter Berg To Direct Mental Disability Drama 'Father's Day'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 19, 2012 6:55 PM
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Lest you think "Battleship" springing a leak at theaters might have tanked the career of Peter Berg, guess again. The director was smart enough to make a one-for-them-one-for-me deal with Universal way back in 2009 when he signed on for the board game movie, so he's already getting set to shoot his Navy SEAL movie "Lone Survivor" for the studio this fall with Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch and Ben Foster. He's also got that "Friday Night Lights" movie kicking around, and now he's adding one more movie to his plate.

Mike Newell Out, 'The Muppets' Helmer James Bobin In To Direct WWII Spy Flick 'Agent Zigzag'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 19, 2012 6:30 PM
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Let's get this out of the way first and let's not be super alarmist about it (aka don't panic Miss Piggy and Kermit fans). There's nothing super concrete that says "The Muppets" sequel has been delayed, scrapped, etc. However, in a new Variety report about "The Muppets" director James Bobin, the trade says it's unclear where the sequel is at in its development and the filmmaker could be taking another gig first.

First Reviews For 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Spin A (Mostly) Positive Web

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 19, 2012 6:17 PM
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Even though the film doesn't begin hitting theaters internationally until next weekend, U.K. critics have put on their monocles and taken out their quill and dropped the first reviews for Sony's "The Amazing Spider-Man" reboot. And, somewhat surprisingly, it's getting some mostly very, very positive early notices.

Sony Pictures Classics Picks Up Pedro Almodóvar's 'I'm So Excited' For Summer 2013 Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 19, 2012 5:54 PM
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Sony Pictures Classics and Pedro Almodóvar are cinematic peanut butter and jelly, a union that is never wrong and has been fruitful for many, many years. So no duh, the arthouse shingle has once again teamed up with the helmer to distribute his next film, "I'm So Excited." No word yet if the Pointer Sisters will be on the soundtrack.

Watch The New 'The Dark Knight Rises' TV Spot, Or Better Yet, Just Make Your Own Damn Trailer

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • June 19, 2012 5:21 PM
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The Marketing Rises. In case you missed it, this morning brought with it a brand new trailer for "The Dark Knight Rises" with more epic looking stuff to stoke the flames of anticipation. But what if you wanted to bring some of the BRAAAHM yourself?

Sam Mendes To Direct 'Charlie & The Chocolate Factory' Stage Musical, Opens In London June 2013

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • June 19, 2012 4:56 PM
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Roald Dahl’s books have all slowly but surely been adapted (in some form or another) over the years. On the big screen, the most recent attempt to adapt Dahl’s work was Wes Anderson’s (in this writer’s opinion) abominable attempt to turn one of the author’s finest children's books into a quirky animated heist for adults – “Fantastic Mr. Fox.” The first, however, and arguably best Dahl cinematic adaptation was Mel Stuart’s “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (an adaptation of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”) back in 1971 featuring an unforgettable performance from Gene Wilder. We’ve seen the book adapted since (and with less success) by Tim Burton, and the story that remains one of Dahl’s most famous and loved will now be making its way to the stage thanks to “American Beauty” and “Skyfall” director Sam Mendes.
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Rob Zombie Goes Sports, Will Direct 'Broad Street Bullies' About Notorious 1970s Philadelphia Flyers

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 19, 2012 4:21 PM
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Hockey movies aren't exactly the easiest sell. While the genre has spawned a hit every now and again -- "Miracle," "Mighty Ducks," "Slap Shot" -- more often than not, movies like this year's "Goon" come and go with nary a peep (though it did well in, you guessed it, Canada). And even Kevin Smith, who at one point was furiously talking up his two-movie finale "Hit Somebody," has quieted down about that one. But Rob Zombie, of all people, looks to be the next guy who will strap on the skates.

Christina Ricci Goes 'Around The Block'; Jimi Hendrix Biopic 'All Is By My Side' Finds Its Keith Richards

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • June 19, 2012 4:10 PM
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In this edition of casting round-up, we have two very different films -- one’s a touching and inspiring story set in the contemporary Australian inner-city and the other is a biopic that’s been disavowed by the subject’s estate.

Posters For 'Taken 2,' 'Expendables 2' & 'The Watch' Arrive

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 19, 2012 3:51 PM
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Poster time. First up, it's "The Expendables 2," wherein Sylvester Stallone brings back his geriatric action team, including Jet Li, Jason Statham and Dolph Lundgren, along with Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jean-Claude Van Damme. We're generally against it, but thank god for Photoshop touchups, as this is a ghastly looking sausage party. The original film started out slow at the box office, but eventually crawled to a very respectable $274 million worldwide. Presumably the sequel can at least duplicate those numbers, otherwise, what’s the point? “The Expendables 2” is set for an August 17th release.

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