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James Newton Howard Reteams With M. Night Shyamalan To Score 'After Earth'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • July 12, 2012 10:39 AM
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There’s an argument – and it’s an argument that this writer subscribes to – that ever since “The Sixth Sense” each of M. Night Shyamalan’s films has been worse than the one that preceded it. “The Sixth Sense” > “Unbreakable” > “Signs” > “The Village” > “Lady in the Water” > “The Happening” > “The Last Airbender.” You may have a few minor quibbles with that order, but it’s hard to disagree that, broadly, the quality of Shyamalan’s movies have followed a distinctly downward trajectory. So that being said, hands up if you’re excited for “After Earth”!

Watch: U.S. Trailer For David Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 12, 2012 10:24 AM
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David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis" appears to be a curious film. It's certainly not a summer tentpole, but the picture is nonetheless being released in early August, the week after "The Bourne Legacy" hits theaters. Counter-programming, or does everyone just have faith in the drawing power of its lead, Robert Pattinson?

Alex Proyas To Direct Adaptation Of 'Hellboy' Creators 'Joe Golem And The Drowning City'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • July 12, 2012 9:40 AM
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It looks like “Dark City” helmer Alex Proyas is rebounding quite nicely since seeing his 3D take on “Paradise Lost” fall apart, as he’s added another project to his busy workload.

Channing Tatum Reveals A 'Magic Mike' Sequel Is In The Works

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 12, 2012 9:21 AM
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So, are we about to see the world's first male stripper franchise? If things go Channing Tatum's way -- and these days, it seems everything is (including being a clue on "Jeopardy!" recently) -- "Magic Mike" will be taking another swing around the cinematic stripper pole.

Watch: New 'Total Recall' Clip, Featurette & International Poster

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • July 12, 2012 9:05 AM
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As “Total Recall,” the latest entry in the list of remakes no one asked for, is set for release in a little over three weeks, the marketing campaign is going into overdrive. A batch of new stuff from the movie has arrived for your weary eyeballs.

Watch: 2 New Clips From 'The Dark Knight Rises'; Christopher Nolan Says Catwoman Deserves A Spinoff

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 12, 2012 8:04 AM
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We're just over a week away from "The Dark Knight Rises" swooping into theaters, and Warner Bros. is throwing everything they've got at the movie to ensure it will be one of the year's biggest films. Not that they have to worry. They could've declined to show anything from the movie until today, and there would still be lines around the block next weekend (hope you got your tickets early, folks) but thankfully for Bat-fans they haven't taken that approach. Instead, we get a pretty sweet new Mondo poster above, a new clip (via Total Film) below, and, already, teases of a Catwoman movie.

'Attack The Block' Helmer Joe Cornish To Direct Family Sci-Fi Adventure 'Rust'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 12, 2012 7:30 AM
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After making one of the most impressive debuts of last year with "Attack The Block," British writer-director Joe Cornish has, smartly, been taking his time to pick a follow-up. He's been courted by big, megabudget Hollywood projects, including "A Good Day To Die Hard" and "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," but while taking meetings, has mostly ruled them out

David Slade Exits 'Daredevil,' Fox Facing Fall Deadline To Start Filming Or Else Rights Go Back To Marvel

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 12, 2012 7:00 AM
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Comic-Con officially begins today, but Fox, who've been a frequent presence at the event in past years (including stealing the show in 2011 with the first footage from "Prometheus"), are more or less absent, other than a separate panel for their 2013 summer hope "After Earth." More than anything else, it's simply because they don't have anything relevant to show; the long-delayed "The Wolverine" is only getting underway in the next few weeks, and "X-Men: First Class 2" won't shoot until early next year.

So, Ed Helms Will Star In The 'Vacation' Reboot/Spinoff

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 11, 2012 5:05 PM
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Ed Helms, you duplicitious bastard! “I have no idea where that bubbled up,” Helms told us this spring about rumors he was going to be in New Line's reboot/spinoff/sequel to the "Vacation" franchise. “I don’t know where that came from. It’s nothing I know of.” So either the studios were listening to rumors and ran with them, he was on their wishlist, or the actor was being coy, but either way, it turns out he's going be in it anyway.

Tobey Maguire Joins Kate Winslet & Josh Brolin In Jason Reitman’s ‘Labor Day’; Won't Appear In 'Life Of Pi'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 11, 2012 5:03 PM
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Tobey Maguire's career in recent years resembles a guy who won the lottery. Between 2002 and 2007, the period of the three Sam Raimi-led "Spider-Man" films, the now-37-year-old actor only worked on two films in between the trilogy -- "Seabiscuit" and the supporting role in "The Good German." Post "Spider-Man 3," the actor has all of three credits on screen. The voice work he did for "Beyond All Boundaries," his severely underrated performance in Jim Sheridan's "Brothers" and "The Details," a Weinstein Company indie that was shown at Sundance in 2011 which the studio is apparently releasing this fall via their VOD Radius shingle. 

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