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You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet: New Trailer For 'The Watch' With Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn & Jonah Hill

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 20, 2012 10:21 AM
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It was just yesterday that we were wondering when 20th Century Fox was going to get the marketing ball rolling on "The Watch," the comedy starring Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Richard Ayoade. The tragic killing of Trayvon Martin made selling a movie about a rogue neighborhood watch crew a bit difficult for the studio, but this healthy, lengthy international trailer for the movie shows they could have a comic hit on their hands.

Director Lorene Scafaria Reveals How 'Life Is Beautiful' Influenced 'Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World' & More About The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 20, 2012 9:58 AM
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There won't be any comedy arriving in theaters this summer boasting a higher concept than "Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World." The story begins with a few weeks left to go before life on planet Earth is wiped out by an asteroid, and follows an unlikely pair -- Dodge and Penny -- as they head out on a road trip, so he can reunite with his high school sweetheart. And while comedies generally don't come in this kind of packaging, writer and director Lorene Scafaria rounded up one helluva cast to help her tell the tale.

'Sesame Street' Movie In The Works Courtesy Of Producer Shawn Levy & Fox

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • June 20, 2012 9:37 AM
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"Sesame Street" celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2009, so, in many ways, the fact that a movie version of the popular kids program is in the works probably shouldn't be much of a surprise. Of course, there've been individual character movies like 1985’s "Follow That Bird" and 1999’s "The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland," but director Shawn Levy ("Real Steel") and his 21 Laps banner, along with fellow producers Michael Aguilar, Mark Gordon and Film 360's Guymon Casady, want to produce an adaptation of the entire show.

Keep Dreaming: Paramount Wants Justin Timberlake For 'Baywatch'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 20, 2012 9:16 AM
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File this under Nice Try and Obvious Wishlist, because we predict this is never, ever gonna happen. But whatever....

Longer Cut Of Rian Johnson's 'Looper' Will Be Released In China

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 20, 2012 8:57 AM
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With studios and financiers more cautious than ever these days to put their money behind ambitious projects that don't sell toys and enhance brands, producers have been looking East for partners to help raise funds for movies. For example, The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer's "Cloud Atlas" had an injection of money from Eastern backers, and Edward Zwick's developing "The Great Wall" is being moved along by Legendary East, a whole new shingle from Legendary Pictures based in that quickly growing market for Hollywood fare. Another film with coin from overseas? Rian Johnson's "Looper," and it looks like that relationship has made for an interesting quirk regarding the film's release.

Watch: Bella & Edward Are The Same Temperature Now In Teaser Trailer For 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 20, 2012 7:30 AM
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Well, the honeymoon's out of the way, the baby's been born, and now the marriage of Bella & Edward (Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson), the lead characters of the "Twilight" franchise, is going the same way as many other marriages -- into a series of fights. However, it's not the newlyweds who are arguing; it's the new Mr. & Mrs Cullen, along with Edward's family, and Jacob's pack of werewolves, against vampire authority the Volturi, who believe that their child Renesmee is an abomination, and needs to be destroyed. Which is all a long-winded way of saying that the first full teaser trailer for "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part Two" has arrived (to coincide with Edward's 111th birthday: you people do know he's a fictional character, right?), and it looks like it has the biggest scope of the series so far.

Watch: Four Very Slightly Different Teaser Trailers For Pixar's 'Monsters University'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 20, 2012 7:21 AM
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We'd hoped that last year's "Cars 2" was something of a blip on the Pixar track record. A disappointing film, to be sure, made to keep the merchandising behemoth alive (and it doesn't hurt that John Lasseter is an auto-nut), but we figured the studio's near-impeccable run of greatness would swiftly return. But the word on "Brave," which opens this week, has not been encouraging. Most of the reviews, including our own, have suggested that, while it's not as cynical as last year's Pixar entry, it's failed to meet the high standards we've come to expect from the animation giants.

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.

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