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Watch: Seth MacFarlane Goes Hard R In First Trailer For 'Ted' With Mark Wahlberg & Mila Kunis

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 1, 2012 10:05 PM
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Here's the thing about Seth MacFarlane...when "Family Guy" first came on the air, it was a breath of fresh air, an irreverant, rude and very hilarious animated show that took "The Simpsons" template and pushed the envelope even further. And then he didn't really know what else to do. As he got more comfortable, MacFarlane and co. got less concered with using their voice for making political or social commentary, and instead just aimed for whatever lowbrow target they could hit. "Family Guy" became less a show than a string of random, barely connected jokes whose punchlines and subject matter got increasingly more obvious.

Happy Trails: Full Length Trailer For 'Total Recall' Arrives To Mess With Your Memory

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 1, 2012 5:49 PM
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We'll just get this out of the way now: sorry, there is no three boobed lady to be seen in the new trailer for the "Total Recall" remake. That said, there is a white haired John Cho, lots of panoramic CGI stuff and enough impressive moments to make this a curiosity we guess.

First Look At Marion Cotillard In Jacques Audiard's 'Rust & Bone' Plus Official Synopsis Revealed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 1, 2012 1:38 PM
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While the official Cannes Film Festival lineup won't be revealed until April 19th, Jacques Audiard's "Rust & Bone" -- slated for a May 17th release in France, one day after the fest opens -- is pretty much considered a lock. Regardless, with the movie now just over a month away from release, we're going to be seeing a lot more, and to kick things off is the first official still from the film.

Review: 'Scenes Of A Crime' Is A Riveting True-Crime Documentary Worthy Of Errol Morris

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • March 31, 2012 6:16 PM
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We often forget that film can help elicit change -- maybe it's our general apathy or maybe we've been conditioned to turn away at whatever new "issues" doc is at our door, that often speak directly to the choir. But let's not forget "Super Size Me" helped kick the fast food chain's extra large size to the curb, "Bowling For Columbine" got KMart to stop selling bullets, and most unforgettably, master filmmaker Errol Morris' "The Thin Blue Line" set a wrongly convicted man free. Grover Babcock and Blue Hadaegh's "Scenes Of A Crime" shares much of the latter film's DNA, focusing on a questionable murder confession by an unemployed upstate New Yorker.

Watch: New 'The Avengers' TV Spot Pulls Aliens Out Of The "Nondescript Monsters" Folder

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 31, 2012 2:32 PM
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Loki and his army are coming for "The Avengers" in the mega superhero smashup movie from Marvel. And so what is he bringing from the universe beyond ours? What strange creatures will face our heroes as they defend Earth?

Amanda Peet Will Commit 'Identity Theft' With Jason Bateman & Melissa McCarthy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 30, 2012 4:25 PM
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For a while there at the tail end of the '90s, it seemed like Amanda Peet was poised to be the next big thing. And then....well, that didn't exactly happen. Not that she stopped working, but it seems she wisely decided to work with respected talent on films like "Melinda & Melinda," "Syriana" and the severely underappreciated "Please Give" while still paying the bills with odd blockbusters like "2012" here and there. But her name is being mentioned a bit more these days. She's got a role in Terrence Malick's untitled romance, a new show on NBC, and now she's headed back to the big screen to deliver some comedy with two of the best in the business.

5 New Pics Of Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks & Michelle Pfeiffer In 'People Like Us'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 30, 2012 3:41 PM
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After delivering emotion-deadening blockbusters like "Transfomers" and "Cowboys & Aliens," can producers and writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci do nuanced dramedy? That's the question at the center of "People Like Us," Kurtzman's directorial debut that he penned and produced with Orci, with Jody Lambert also throwing in a hand on the script.

Ophelia Lovibond, Melissa Leo & More Round Out Cast For 'A Single Shot' Starring Sam Rockwell

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 30, 2012 3:25 PM
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It's been a long, strange trip for "A Single Shot." Seemingly stuck in development hell, the project had an array of names circling over the past couple of years -- Michael Fassbender, Alessandro Nivola, Emily Mortimer, Terrence Howard, Juliette Lewis, James Badge Dale, Juno Temple, Leslie Mann, Thomas Haden Church -- but began finally firming things up this week. Sam Rockwell, Jeffrey Wright, Jason Isaacs and William H. Macy (who has been attached through various incarnations) were confirmed, and now we know the rest of the folks joining them.

Watch: Teaser For The Animated 'Foosball' From ‘Secret In Their Eyes’ Director Juan Jose Campanella

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 30, 2012 2:28 PM
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Back in 2010 it was reported that Juan Jose Campanella, director of the breathless, Academy Award-winning whodunit “Secret In Their Eyes,” would next set his sights on an animated project called “Metegol” (aka “Foosball”). Well, today a brief teaser has appeared (via Animatie) and it seems charming enough. The original logline was that the film “follows an underdog who, with the help of foosball figures that come to life, must take on a star soccer pro to save their village." You don’t really get that from the teaser, but then again, it is only a minute long.

Mia Wasikowska To Star In Adaptation Of 'Madame Bovary'; Paul Giamatti Also Eyeing Role

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 30, 2012 2:02 PM
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Oh boy, another musty dusty literary adaptation? Even with our girl Mia Wasikowska (who is in danger to becoming the young go-to girl for period movies with "Jane Eyre" and "Albert Nobbs" under her belt), we can't say we're overly excited. Though, this film could turn out to be something a bit different.

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