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Andrew Dominik's 'Cogan's Trade' Starring Brad Pitt Now Titled 'Killing Them Softly'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 3, 2012 11:01 AM
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The past week or so has seen a handful of new titles assigned to upcoming movies. Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut is now known as "Don Jon's Addiction," David Chase's period-based music movie is now called "Not Fade Away" and Kathryn Bigelow's Osama Bin Laden thriller has a fresh (working) title: "Zero Dark Thirty." And those are all fine changes, nothing too shocking and in keeping with what those films are about. But yet another movie has been given a new moniker, and we're less pleased about this one.

Gael Garcia Bernal & Diego Luna Produce New Film By 'Leap Year' Director Michael Rowe

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • March 3, 2012 10:27 AM
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There's a new wing at the mental hospital, one that few people know about. Netflix subscribers that were looking for a carefree, Jim Ferguson-approved romantic comedy available on Instant Watch instead stumbled upon a title with an uncompromising look at sex. No Amy Adams, just golden showers and sadomasochism. No cure has been discovered for these now-comatose victims, visitation is prohibited, and Netflix has been required to differentiate the two movies in question by forcing Michael Rowe's "Leap Year" to include its Spanish title, Año Bisiesto, nestled in parentheses immediately following its English name.

In Theaters: 'The Lorax' Stands Up To 'Project X,' 'Being Flynn' & 'Tim And Eric's Billion Dollar Movie'

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • March 2, 2012 5:40 PM
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Have we all recovered from the Oscars? I'm still steamed about Billy Crystal's blackface, but really, it's the horrible, groan-inducing jokes that were the most offensive of all. I just like to fantasize about the Tilda/Charlize/Fassbender crazy Oscar party they must have had together. That would be the place to watch! But now it's March, so awards season is over, and we must move on to new and greener pastures. You know what they say about March, in like a "Lorax" out like a lamb. Right? Something like that. This weekend, "The Lorax" ushers in spring with a little ecology lesson, and "Project X" ushers in SPRING BREAK, WOO! We've also got curiosity "Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie," somehow being released in theaters, Jafar Panahi's house arrest doc "This Is Not A Film" and plenty of other selections in our First Weekend of March Cornucopia.

'Drive' Soundtrack Getting Vinyl Reissue Courtesy Of Portishead's Geoff Barrow

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 2, 2012 5:00 PM
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With the awards season over, the Oscars handed out and more importantly, the film now on BluRay and DVD, you would think that would be the last we're likely to hear about one of 2011's best films, Nicolas Winding Refn's "Drive." But alas, there is still more to come.
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Melissa McCarthy & Jason Bateman's 'Identity Thief' Steals May 10, 2013 Release Date

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 2, 2012 4:34 PM
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If it ain't broke, don't fix it. With "Bridesmaids" arriving in theaters on May 13th last year and becoming one of the biggest comedies of 2011, and suprisingly, an awards season player, Universal isn't rocking the boat with the next big Melissa McCarthy comedy.

Owen Wilson Eyes 'Admission' With Tina Fey

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 2, 2012 3:40 PM
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With Paul Weitz's "Being Flynn" beginning its limited rollout in theaters this weekend, the helmer isn't wasting any time getting to this next pic. The project, titled "Admission," has been brewing for over a year now, with Tina Fey attached to star, and it was just over a week ago that the director said he still intends to make it his next film. And it seems the wheels are starting to turn.

Werner Herzog Talks Movie Music, Opera, The Career Of Klaus Kinski & The Humor In His Films At BAM

  • By John Lichman
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  • March 2, 2012 3:18 PM
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Let the record show, Werner Herzog is the best when it comes to choosing music--after all, he said so last night. Talking to a completely full room at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Rose Theater after a screening of "The White Diamond," Herzog mulled over opera and working with musicians, and briefly entertained a Nicholas Cage question over an hour-and-a-half dialogue with moderator Paul Holdengräber, director of LIVE of the New York Public Library.

Jake Gyllenhaal & Michael Peña Will Go On 'End Of Watch' On Sept. 28th; 'On The Road' Hits U.K. Cinemas Sept. 21st

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 2, 2012 1:43 PM
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If there's one thing David Ayer knows, it's cops. As a writer and/or director he's been behind "Training Day," "Dark Blue," "S.W.A.T." and now the upcoming "End Of Watch," which is getting ready for a fall release.

Kathryn Bigelow's 'Kill Bin Laden' Now Titled 'Zero Dark Thirty'; Production Greeted By Protests In India

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 2, 2012 12:59 PM
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Well, the cameras are now rolling on Kathryn Bigelow's upcoming film in India, and the picture is already gaining controversy. Of course, there is still that ongoing (and pointless) Pentagon investigation about whether or not Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal were leaked classified documents, but now a different kind of concern has hit the production.

Remember That Paul Potts Biopic? Harvey Weinstein Wants Katy Perry Or Adele To Play His Wife

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 2, 2012 12:27 PM
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Does anyone still listen to Paul Potts? In case you forgot, he made a brief cultural splash a few years ago when he showed up on "Britain's Got Talent" and wowed audiences Susan Boyle-style, leading to a brief run of concerts and fame, before everyone moved to something else. But a movie about his life was in the works anyway, and the last we heard about it was all the way back in the fall of 2010, when "The Devil Wears Prada" director David Frankel was attached to direct. Well, belive it or not, this thing is still happening.

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