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'True Romance' Reunion: Samuel L. Jackson Joins 'Robocop' Remake With Gary Oldman (And Joel Kinnaman)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2012 5:20 PM
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Well, this is getting interesting. We haven't exactly been overjoyed about the "RoboCop" remake (we're not really against it either) but the talent being put together for the film by MGM is getting pretty impressive. Rising star Joel Kinnaman ("The Killing," "Lola Versus") has landed the lead, with Gary Oldman of all people in a supporting role as well as James Vanderbilt of "Zodiac" and "The Amazing Spider-Man" fame doing a rewrite on the script. Not bad. And now, another distinctive actor is coming on board.

Watch: Trailer For Conspiracy Thriller 'Shadow Dancer' Starring Clive Owen & Andrea Riseborough

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2012 5:01 PM
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The conflict between family, belief and self-preservation collide in "Shadow Dancer" the latest from the chameleonic director James Marsh ("Red Riding: In The Year Of Our Lord 1980," "Man On Wire," "Project Nim") and it looks like a firecracker.

Watch: Clip From Sundance & Cannes Sensation 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2012 4:28 PM
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Can "Beasts Of The Southern Wild" follow in the footsteps of films like "Precious" and "Blue Valentine" by going from Sundance to Cannes to awards season praise? We'll soon find out, but unlike those films, it's pretty difficult to describe exactly what this film is. Which makes it all the more exciting.

Watch: Joel McHale Spoofs David Viral Video From 'Prometheus' On 'The Soup'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2012 3:56 PM
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Opinions are hugely divided on "Prometheus" and even here at the The Playlist, yelling and slammed doors have been the end result of discussions about the movie, which draw a line firmly in the sand of our office. No one is speaking to each other right now.

David Gordon Green, Paul Rudd & Emile Hirsch Shoot Secret 'Prince Avalanche'; A Remake Of Icelandic Film 'Either Way'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2012 2:37 PM
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Surprise! David Gordon Green just shot a new movie on the sly, and it's one that has some unlikely origins.

Michael Bay Says 'Transformers 4' Is His Last Film In The Series & Sets It Up "For The Next Guy" To Take Over

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2012 2:12 PM
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They say death and taxes are the only two things are certain in life, but it seems you can toss "Transformers" movies into the mix. Quality of the movies aside, the series has been a financial juggernaut, bringing in over $2.6 billion worldwide at the box office and that's not even counting the various marketing tie-ins and god knows what else that have boosted the bottom line. And it's not a big shock that Paramount want to keep the good times rolling transforming. They already bagged Michael Bay to return -- again -- to make explosions and it seems they're already planning for a future beyond.

The Russo Brothers To Direct 'Captain America 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2012 1:38 PM
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And then there was one....well, actually two. After a shortlist emerged this spring featuring F. Gary Gary, George Nolfi and the somewhat outside choice of Joe and Anthony Russo as contenders to direct the sequel to "Captain America: The First Avenger," it looks like Marvel has made its selection.

Watch: Andy Samberg Punches James Caan In New Red Band Trailer For 'That's My Boy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2012 1:08 PM
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Yesterday we got Andy Samberg's edit of the "That's My Boy" trailer, but if you're looking for something filthier and with actual footage from the movie, a nice and naughty new red band spot has arrived.

Roman Coppola Talks Collaborating With Wes Anderson On 'Moonrise Kingdom' & How The Process Differed From Working On 'The Darjeeling Limited'

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • June 6, 2012 12:56 PM
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Roman Coppola and Wes Anderson are developing into quite the team. Coppola first served as a second unit director on Anderson’s 2004 film, “The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou.” In Anderson’s next film, “The Darjeeling Limited,” Coppola produced, co-wrote and returned to second unit duties. Along the way, Anderson discussed the idea of a film about a boy on an island who gets in a canoe and runs away. That seedling began to take shape after 'Darjeeling,'starting off from a series of conversations between Coppola and Anderson.

Watch: Go Game Jumping With The Trailer For Disney's 'Wreck-It-Ralph'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2012 12:29 PM
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Just this morning we were talking about how movie-like video games have become with Ellen Page leading the upcoming "Beyond: Two Souls," but it hasn't always been like that, and Disney is bringing back the old quarter pumping arcade memories with "Wreck-It-Ralph."

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