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Watch: 5 Minutes Of Clips From 'The Lucky One' With Zac Efron Plus Full Soundtrack Details

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 4, 2012 11:17 AM
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Oh boy, Zac Efron's "The Lucky One" is coming, and in case you couldn't tell, this was his "serious" movie. Director Scott Hicks ("Shine," "Snow Falling On Cedars," "No Reservations") is going to make sure you feel it in every frame.

Liam Neeson To Punch People, But In The Sky, In Dark Castle Thriller 'Non-Stop'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • April 4, 2012 10:44 AM
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When he’s not punching wolves with shards of glass taped to his hands in “The Grey,” rescuing his daughter with his “particular set of skills” in “Taken,” or locked in a brutal battle in “Wrath of the Titans,” we imagine that actor Liam Neeson is probably a nice guy. Though as you can see from the string of films we mentioned before, lately Hollywood likes to cast him in the sort of ass-kicking antihero roles that were usually reserved for Charles Bronson in the ‘70s. Though with January’s release of “The Grey” faring quite well both critically and financially, we can see why a Liam Neeson actioner is a sure bet. So that’s why there’s another one already in store, only this time, Neeson will have to brave some high altitudes.

Watch: First Trailer Arrives For Ken Loach's Latest, 'The Angels' Share'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • April 4, 2012 10:24 AM
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It seems we’re never far away from seeing a Ken Loach film in theaters, with the director consistently churning out a film every two years for the lion’s share of his career. Perhaps churned is a poor choice of words though, because it’s rare that a Ken Loach film receives anything but praise – the only variable seems to be whether they are good or great. Loach’s last effort, “Route Irish,” was one of the good but not great ones, and from the first look we’ve had at his latest feature we’re tempted to say this looks like it may be of a similar quality.

Producer Jon Landau Says 'Avatar 2' Is Unlikely To Make 2014 Release Target

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 4, 2012 9:55 AM
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How do you follow the biggest movie of all time? Well, you make a sequel, dummy. Unlike his previous mega-hit "Titanic," which was crippled, follow-up wise, by the boat sinking and most of the characters dying (not that it's stopped this week's 3D re-release, of course), James Cameron was only getting started with "Avatar:" most of the lead characters remain alive and well (bar Sigourney Weaver's, but it looks like she'll be back regardless), and the world of Pandora has only just had its surface scratched. And not long after the release of the first film, Cameron confirmed that his next directorial project would be to make "Avatar 2" and "Avatar 3" back to back, with releases tentatively planned for 2014 and 2015.

Maika Monroe To Play Future Mrs. Josh Brolin In Jason Reitman's 'Labor Day'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • April 4, 2012 9:44 AM
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After years in development, things seem to be moving forward on Jason Reitman's adaptation of Joyce Maynard's coming-of-age novel "Labor Day," with professional kiteboarder-turned-actor Maika Monroe the latest addition to its ever-growing cast.

First Look: The Gang In Laurent Cantet's Teen-Feminist Rebellion Tale 'Foxfire'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • April 4, 2012 9:00 AM
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After the success of working with unknown youths in his Palme d'Or-winning "The Class," Laurent Cantet decided to go down the same path for his latest effort behind the camera, the teen-feminist rebellion tale "Foxfire," adapted once before as a 1992 Annette Haywood-Carter film starring a young Angelina Jolie and Jenny Lewis.

Sony Picks Up 'The Mortal Instruments' & Dates It For August 23, 2013 Release

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • April 4, 2012 8:38 AM
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With "The Hunger Games" killing everything in its sights at the box office, Sony has decided to get serious about its adaptation of "The Mortal Instruments," which has the potential to become a "Twilight"/"Hunger Games"-esque franchise, but perhaps even bigger. Or, at least, longer. Like the other aforementioned franchises, "Mortal Instruments" is based on a series of novels targeted at young adults, though, unlike those other franchises, author Cassandra Clare has six volumes planned compared to "Twilight"'s four and "Hunger Games"' three. Like a Stephen King for the YA set, Clare has been cranking out a new "Mortal Instruments" volume once year since 2007, and somehow found time to simultaneously write two books for the prequel trilogy series "The Infernal Devices." And, finally, Sony is set to make them into movies.

'The Hunger Games' Star Wes Bentley Spied Shooting Scenes With Christian Bale For Terrence Malick's Upcoming Film(s)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 4, 2012 8:19 AM
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Terrence Malick is well known for shooting endless amounts of footage, most of which we'll never see, but it seems for this upcoming duo of movies "Knight Of Cups" and the tentatively titled "Lawless," not only can he not turn off the camera, celeb friends are popping up everywhere as he continues to roll. Neon Indian dude Alan Palomo, The Cult and Matthew McConaughey are some of the faces that were snapped shooting scenes at SXSW a couple of weeks back, and now, yet another celeb has been spied shooting scenes with Malick and co.

Watch: Black Widow Kicks Ass While Tied To A Chair In Clip From 'The Avengers'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 4, 2012 7:59 AM
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"The Avengers" are assembling in a matter of weeks, which means the marketing onslaught will be kicked up slightly, which means that today we're getting the first clip from the film...and it's a touch disappointing.

Lonely Island Member & 'MacGruber' Director Jorma Taccone To Helm Comic Adaptation 'The Great Unknown'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 3, 2012 6:16 PM
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It seems the only member of the Lonely Island yet to make a feature directing debut is Andy Samberg. But he may be so busy in front of camera, he may not want to get behind it just yet. Until he does, his two bros are doing just fine on their with Akiva Schaffer behind the crew's "Hot Rod" and this summer's "Neighborhood Watch," and Jorma Taccone lending his skills to the bonkers "MacGruber." And now the latter is putting another movie notch in his belt.

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