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David Chase's Period-Based Music Movie Now Titled 'Not Fade Away'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 1, 2012 4:58 PM
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Formerly called "The Twylight Zones," then going without a title for a while, it looks like the upcoming period-based music movie from "The Sopranos" creator David Chase has a fresh moniker, and it's one keeping very much in line with the backbeat of the film.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead Joins Increasingly Awesome Cast Of 'A.C.O.D.'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 1, 2012 3:48 PM
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Coming off rave reviews at Sundance for her performance in the alcoholism drama "Smashed," we had hoped that Mary Elizabeth Winstead's career would begin to broaden beyond the genre parts she always seems to get. And while her first booking post-Park City was in the psychological thriller "The Darkness" from "The Last Exorcism" director Daniel Stamm, this latest gig is exactly the change of pace we were hoping for.

Watch: Return To New Zealand In New Video Blog From Peter Jackson For 'The Hobbit'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 1, 2012 3:29 PM
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Getting tired of winter blahs? Well, Peter Jackson has the remedy, and while it's not exactly the same as being there, his latest videoblog from New Zealand on the set of "The Hobbit" films is a nice mini-vacation.

Exclusive: Watch Kevin Pollak Do A Christopher Walken Impression To Describe His Character In 'Columbus Circle'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 1, 2012 3:02 PM
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It seems almost everyone has a Christopher Walken impression they can bust out, and given that actor's distinct tone and cadence, it's a fun one to do. Folks as wide ranging as Bradley Cooper, Kevin Spacey and Jay Mohr have done them, but ranking right up there is Kevin Pollak. And with his latest film "Columbus Circle" hitting stores next week, he's here to tell you about this character, as only Walken himself would say it.

'American Horror Story' Star Taissa Farmiga Joins Sofia Coppola's 'The Bling Ring'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 1, 2012 2:54 PM
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Sofia Coppola continues to align herself with burgeoning talent, and just a day after she nabbed Emma Watson for her next film "The Bling Ring" she's picked up a fresh face to join the cast.

Sony Pictures Classics Pick Up 'West Of Memphis' Documentary

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • March 1, 2012 2:21 PM
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Now one of the most infamous tales of wrongful convictions and the complete failure of the American judicial system, the case of the West Memphis Three has been chronicled in the “Paradise Lost” film series, which revealed the struggles of Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley Jr. as they deal with being falsely accused and convicted in the murder of three children. Oscar-nominated filmmaker Amy Berg had her own film “West of Memphis” debut at Sundance in January, which we called an exhausting and exhaustive chronicle of justice, which has finally been acquired for release.

'The Town' Writer Peter Craig To Pen 'Top Gun 2'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • March 1, 2012 1:52 PM
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Perhaps it’s due to the financial success of the pro-military film “Act of Valor” or that after “Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol” megastar Tom Cruise has shed his years-long negative public image to become a top box office draw all over again, but something has gotten the wheels turning over at Paramount for “Top Gun 2." News on the sequel to the 1986 hit has been few and far apart, with original helmer Tony Scott confirmed to return back in October of 2010, followed by a flurry of news about a 3D revamp of the original and word of Cruise's desire for the sequel to stay true to the tone of the first movie. Then this past October word came that “X-Men: First Class” writing duo Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz were going to pen the script, but what interested us about that news was that it had no mention of previous writing work done by Cruise’s go-to screenwriter for hire Christopher McQuarie. And now another writer looks to be riding into the danger zone.

Watch: The Minions Return To Announce 'Despicable Me 2' By Singing The Beach Boys

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 1, 2012 1:28 PM
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Universal had a surprise smash hit in the summer of 2010 with "Despicable Me." Surely, the studio thought the film would do well, but it bowled over critics, won the hearts of audiences and climbed its way to over $540 million, thus making a sequel an inevitability.

Watch: Trailer For Razzie Record-Breaker Adam Sandler's 'That's My Boy' Co-Starring Andy Samberg

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 1, 2012 1:05 PM
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Coming off of 2011 with the dubious distinction of earning a record-breaking 11 Razzie nominations, Adam Sandler just keeps motoring along, and this summer he'll try again to make you laugh by dropping some F-bombs and wearing a mullet in "That's My Boy."

James Bobin & Nicholas Stoller Sign On For 'Muppets' Sequel, Jason Segel Too Busy To Co-Write This Time

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 1, 2012 12:48 PM
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While the $153 million worldwide take for "The Muppets" probably was a bit below the numbers Disney were looking for with their franchise reboot, there are some things to note. Of all the Muppet movies so far, that film was the most financially successful at the box office, and on a purely creative/enjoyment level, we're not so sure any of the other films matched the wit and warmth that Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller brought to their take on the iconic characters. But either way, Disney is happy and the good news is that we're going to be seeing more of our felt-covered friends soon.

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