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Woody Allen Says He Once Offered A Part To Tonya Harding, Was Considering Princess Diana For A Role As Well

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 15, 2012 6:30 PM
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While Woody Allen is known for commanding starry, ensemble casts who will work for next to nothing to just to appear in his films, he's generally shied away from stunt casting. But doing the press rounds for his latest European trifle, "To Rome With Love" (read our review here), he reveals he once had a couple of...interesting names in mind for roles in his movies, one of whom he actually even made an offer to.

In Theaters: 'That's My Boy' Is Not 'Your Sister's Sister,' While 'Rock Of Ages' Will Leave You Feeling 'Tortured'

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • June 15, 2012 6:06 PM
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Hey there! The world of the creative takes center stage on the big screen this week, as singers, writers, and performance artists feature heavily in the weekend releases. From ‘80s rock bands to the New York art scene to ex-pat writers in the birthplace of literary circles, The City of Lights itself, a hefty dose of the artistic graces the cinemas and adds some interesting and nontraditional subject matter to the lineup. Though the obligatory summer fare – another adult male with Peter Pan syndrome, a grisly murder flick, and even more aliens – isn’t very far behind. Looks like a blast!

Scalpers Hope You'll Pay $150 For 'The Dark Knight Rises,' Does This New TV Spot Make The Case?

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 15, 2012 5:43 PM
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Ah, vermin like opportunists. They're everywhere, and perhaps Bane, Selina Kyle and The League Of Shadows would appreciate the idea of scalpers feeding off the weak, the desperate, the impetuous, and the hopeless. Tickets for "The Dark Knight Rises" went on sale earlier this week, and of course, the first midnight screenings sold out immediately. But if you must, must, must see the very first public screenings of the film in IMAX on midnight July 19th, leading into July 20th, the date of release, evidently scalpers are selling them on eBay and Craigslist for an 80% mark-up, landing the price on average around $150.

New Pics Of Jennifer Lawrence In 'House At The End Of The Street'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 15, 2012 5:35 PM
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Now a franchise queen, Jennifer Lawrence will undoubtedly be moving on to bigger and better things, and indeed, she already has -- the actress shot the period drama "Serena" with director Susanne Bier earlier this year, and will appear in David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" this fall. But she can't walk away from cheapie fare just yet, as the thriller "The House At The End Of The Street" -- shot before the whole "The Hunger Games" thing -- arrives later this year.

David Fincher's 'The Game' Gets The Criterion Treatment In September Along With 'Eating Raoul' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 15, 2012 5:06 PM
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Long rumored and wished for, "The Game" is finally getting the special edition treatment the rest of David Fincher's films have, joining the director's "The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button" in The Criterion Collection. That's right, this September your wallet is going to get a little bit lighter when the refreshed film becomes available from the boutique label.

Colin Farrell Joins 'Saving Mr. Banks' With Tom Hanks & Emma Thompson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 15, 2012 4:27 PM
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We've long discussed the career of Colin Farrell, one that hasn't particularly been on steady rise so much as moved in fits and starts. The actor has tackled franchises and indies in equal measure, with some more successful than others. This year sees him lead the "Total Recall" remake and star in Martin McDonagh's "Seven Psychopaths," and he's filming the thriller "Dead Man Down" as well. And while we'll have to see how those films play out, his next endeavor is kind of a no brainer for success.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Takes A Drive Down 'Fury Road'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 15, 2012 3:50 PM
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It was just a couple of weeks ago that eagle eyed tabloid types spotted model-turned-actress Rosie Huntington-Whitely flying in to meet director George Miller, and it looks like that conversation went well, as she's set to star in yet another blockbuster after Michael Bay debuted her in "Transformers: Dark Of The Moon."

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Put On Hold To Fix Script & Budget, Release Date Pushed Back To May 16, 2014

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 15, 2012 3:32 PM
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It looks like Paramount has finally learned their lesson the very, very hard way. After scuttling three movies slated for a 2012 release into 2013 -- "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters," "World War Z" and "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" -- it seems studio executives have decided to actually read the script of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," and they don't like what they see. They really don't like it.

New Images Of Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, Taylor Kitsch, Salma Hayek & More In 'Savages'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 15, 2012 2:59 PM
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While Universal's decision to move Oliver Stone's "Savages" from a fall release date to a prime summer slot on the same weekend that "The Amazing Spider-Man" hits theaters may seem like a strange choice, there's a certain logic to it from a counter-programming perspective. And moreover, it seems to be in the oddball spirit of the director himself, who usually doesn't miss an opportunity to provoke and challenge when given half the chance. And while we'll have to wait and see if the gamble will pay off, with just a couple weeks to go the studio has dropped a generous helping of new images of the film, giving us a chance to see what Stone is pulling together for his latest, pulpier effort.

'The Ring' Helmer Hideo Nakata To Direct 'The Suicide Forest'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • June 15, 2012 2:19 PM
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It may all be a little foggy now, but back in 2002 the success of Gore Verbinski’s remake of Hideo Nakata’s “The Ring” kicked off  what would quickly become a Japanese horror film remake frenzy. While limp entries into the subgenre like “Shutter” or “The Eye” would eventually help cannibalize the market for these films later in the decade, the success of the first “The Ring” would bring Nakata’s own talents stateside for a sequel, along with seeing Jennifer Connonly star in a remake of his “Dark Water,” directed by Walter Salles of all people.

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