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Tom Cruise Rumored To Be Upset That 'The Master' Suggests L. Ron Hubbard Made Scientology Up

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 9, 2012 9:45 AM
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With the Tom Cruise/Katie Homes divorce reportedly heading towards a settlement, thus denying the world the Scientology versus Holmes/Suri showdown the tabloid world has been dreaming of, it looks like Tom Cruise may have something else to occupy his mind in the coming months. It was back in May that reports first came out that the actor, who has seen Paul Thomas Anderson's it's-not-about-Scientology-but-it-kind-of-totally-is "The Master," had "issues" with it. And it seems the problems he has with his "Magnolia" collaborator's movie aren't going away.

GAAARRYYY! Benedict Cumberbatch's Villain In 'Star Trek 2' Revealed?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 9, 2012 9:23 AM
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While speculation has run rampant about who exactly Benedict Cumberbatch is playing as the villain in "Star Trek 2" -- with some folks utterly convinced he's Khan (or some kind of relation) -- it looks like J.J. Abrams is throwing it back even further, should this report turn out to be on the level.

R.I.P. Ernest Borgnine (1917-2012)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 9, 2012 9:02 AM
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"Hiya! I'm sure you kids know me best as Sergeant Fatso Judson in 'From Here to Eternity,' " Ernest Borgnine once quipped on a memorable guest turn on "The Simpsons." But he was that and so much more. An Oscar-winning actor who delivered a number of memorable film roles, and one of the all too rare living connections to the golden age of Hollywood cinema, Ernest Borgnine sadly passed away on Sunday at the age of 95.

Michael Fassbender To Star In & Produce Film Version Of 'Assassin's Creed' Video Game

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 9, 2012 8:15 AM
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The history of the video game movie has not been a glorious one. With most games being fairly heavily derivative of movies in the first place, potential adaptations have struggled to become distinctive, and low-calibre talent has generally been involved to date, bastardizing games (e.g. "Super Mario Brothers") or simply choosing the wrong ones to adapt (like the string of movies based on beat-em-ups). When the not-very-good "Doom" is pretty much the high watermark of the genre to date, you know you're in serious trouble.

Battlefield Tested: New 'RoboCop' Reboot Reveals Its First Viral Clip

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 8, 2012 12:52 PM
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Not due in theaters until August 9, 2013, Columbia and MGM Pictures is not wasting any time getting the promotional ball rolling, especially with Comic-Con 2012 right around the corner.  The company has already begun a viral campaign for their rebooted version of "RoboCop" starring AMC's "The Killing" actor Joel Kinnaman (also the star of the upcoming foreign-language thriller "Easy Money"). Set in a In a crime-ridden future where a fatally wounded cop (Kinnaman) returns to the force as a powerful cyborg with submerged memories haunting him, this initial "RoboCop" viral clip centers around OmniCorp, the company in the original picture that's building a future-age of law enforcement.  This clip introduces the "battlefield tested" ED-209 design. Here's the company's manifesto.

Ron Perlman Becomes 'Hellboy' Again For The Make-A-Wish Foundation

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 8, 2012 9:39 AM
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How great is this? Ron Perlman, of all people, was trending on Twitter this weekend. Why? The 62-year-old actor recently stopped by the creatures, props and special makeup effects house Spectral Motion and donned the "Hellboy" make-up once again. No, Guillermo del Toro isn't making a third film, Perlman transformed into "Hellboy" once more for two boys in the children's Make-A-Wish foundation. Faith in humanity restored, if only for a fleeting, brief moment.

Teresa Palmer The Latest Beauty To Join Terrence Malick's 'Knight Of Cups'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 7, 2012 5:04 PM
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While plot details about Terrence Malick's "Knight Of Cups" remain unknown, and will likely remain that way until the movie comes out sometime in the next decade, if we were to ascertain the plot based on the set photos so far, we'd guess it's an unofficial sequel to "The Dark Knight Rises," where the retired Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) is now living under a new identity on the beach, and is spending his remaining years chasing young women in the surf, with his wingman played by Wes Bentley.

Middle Earth & Metal Suits: Comic-Con Posters For Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit' & Guillermo Del Toro's 'Pacific Rim'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 7, 2012 12:42 PM
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While the big must see movie of July is "The Dark Knight Rises," one week before Batman returns, geeks will be getting in a froth at Comic-Con, the annual San Diego shindig that offers up a bounty of genre/fantasy/action fare as the studios show off their baubles, with presentations that they hope will help boost box office dollars. And with less a week to go, two of the biggest movies, by two of the biggest Comic-Con faves, will be on the convention floor to start building up the buzz, with posters now landing for both.

Watch: International Trailer For Susanne Bier's 'Love Is All You Need' Starring Pierce Brosnan

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 7, 2012 12:07 PM
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Generally known for her tough, wrenching dramas, it looks like Susanne Bier has taken a page out of the Woody Allen playbook (though without the name brand, ensemble cast) for her upcoming effort "Love Is All You Need." Featuring an exotic location, a potpourri of languages, and a mix of romance and drama, the film looks like it's poised to be a breezy little number.

Watch: 'The Bourne Legacy' Unveils Three New TV Spots

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 7, 2012 11:32 AM
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The buzz right now might all be about "The Amazing Spider-Man" -- poised to earn a possible six-day total of $140 million by Sunday night -- and "The Dark Knight Rises."  But patiently waiting in the wings is "The Bourne Legacy," Universal's latest entry in the Operation Treadstone/Black Briar saga which focuses on CIA-trained assassins such as Jason Bourne. 

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