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Nicolas Winding Refn Was Originally In Talks To Direct 'Magic Mike'; Steven Soderbergh Has No Desire To Make Another "Important Movie"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 26, 2012 10:17 AM
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Well, you gotta admit, Channing Tatum has got some serious taste when it comes to directors. With his CV so far including folks like Michael Mann, Kevin Macdonald, Ron Howard, Kimberley Peirce and now, of course, Steven Soderbergh (x3), there's another helmer that, had things gone differently, Tatum would've already knocked out a couple movies with. His name? Nicolas Winding Refn. After "Bronson" in 2008, Refn was lining up the thriller "The Dying Of The Light," which would've starred Harrison Ford and Tatum in a Paul Schrader-penned film about a CIA agent who becomes afflicted by blindness. The project fell apart, but it seems Tatum and Refn were talking about reuniting on something entirely different.

Saul Bass' Lost Original Ending For 'Phase IV' Discovered In Los Angeles

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • June 26, 2012 9:43 AM
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Since its inception in 2007, Los Angeles' revival house Cinefamily has slowly become one of the city's most diverse and exciting places, hosting screenings of cult classics and current releases alike with special events galore. They've made a habit of digging up gems and developing a themed week around them (such as the stand-up comedy “A Thousand Clowns” with Jason Robards), but recently, during a week devoted to artist/designer Saul Bass' storied career, they managed to change film history.
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Is 'Magic Mike' Broadway Bound?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 26, 2012 9:24 AM
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The movie hasn't even hit theaters yet, but it looks like the folks behind "Magic Mike" want to take another twirl around the stripper pole. As theater owners plan cleanup efforts for the glut of thongs and bras to be thrown at the screen this weekend during viewings of Steven Soderbergh's upcoming movie, it seems folks on the Great White Way might want to get ready as well -- "Magic Mike" could be going to Broadway.

'Avatar' Will Reportedly Have 3 Sequels, All Shooting At The Same Time

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 26, 2012 9:03 AM
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We suppose this isn't a total surprise. It was only back in May when the usually chatty James Cameron made it clear that he was only focusing on "Avatar" movies going forward, teasing at the possibility of a fourth entry in his new money-making, technology-busting franchise. "I’m in the 'Avatar' business. Period. That’s it. I’m making 'Avatar 2,' 'Avatar 3,' maybe 'Avatar 4,' " he said. And if this latest report is to be believed, not only is a fourth movie coming, he's also just gonna make all three of the "Avatar" sequels at once.

Watch: It's Madea Vs. A Freaky Looking Matthew Fox In First Trailer For 'Alex Cross'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 26, 2012 8:02 AM
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He's put away the wigs and oversized floral dresses, and now Tyler Perry wants you to consider him as a Serious Actor. And we'd love to, but unfortunately "Alex Cross" unintentionally looks like a parody of the cat-and-mouse crime thriller.

Jena Malone Also In The Mix For Johanna Mason In 'Catching Fire'; L'il Romeo Has Also Met With Producers About The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 25, 2012 9:36 PM
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Another day, yet another peek at the casting behind "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." Following our exclusive report last week that Mia Wasikowska and Zoe Aggeliki were in the mix to play Johanna Mason in the film, one name has dropped out and other has been added. Meanwhile, a totally random other uh, actor, has also said he's been chatting with the studio about the movie.

Angela Bassett Joins 'Olympus Has Fallen'; Ron Livingston Is 'The Pretty One'; David Tennant & Emily Watson To Star In 'The Politician's Husband' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 25, 2012 9:11 PM
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Angela Bassett is the latest to join "Olympus Has Fallen," Millenium Entertainment's rival to Sony's "White House Down." Set to be directed by Antoine Fuqua, the premise is pretty much the same: White House + terrorists/bad guys = hero saves the day. In this case, it's Gerard Butler with Aaron Eckhart along for the ride as POTUS. Basset will play Secret Service director Lynne Jacobs.

2 New Posters From 'The Campaign' Starring Will Ferrell & Zach Galifianakis

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 25, 2012 6:38 PM
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Well, the Warner Bros. campaign for "The Campaign" is underway. GET IT!? Yes, that was supremely lame, but we can pretty much guarantee that Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis will pair up to deliver more laughs than that in their upcoming effort.

Everyone Gets A Weapon In 10 New Images From 'The Expendables 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 25, 2012 6:24 PM
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"The Expendables" are back and this time it's...bigger, we guess. More names, more budget, more insurance waivers...these old timers are back to aggravate their hernias in an effort to save the world or something.

Watch: Trailer For Sci-Fi/Romance/Heist Flick 'Robot & Frank' Starring Frank Langella, James Marsden & Liv Tyler

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 25, 2012 6:03 PM
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What happens in the near future when an elderly man is given a robot to help him around the house? He plans a heist of course. That's the high concept premise of "Robot & Frank" a sci-fi/romance/heist flick that warmed the hearts of many when it premiered at Sundance earlier this year.

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