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Russell Crowe Now Officially Negotiating To Board The Ark For Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 28, 2012 5:08 PM
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First rumored at the beginning of the month alongside Liam Neeson as a potential star for the film, and then confirming via Twitter that he was eyeing the gig, Variety reports that Russell Crowe has now formally entered negotiations to topline Darren Aronofsky's "Noah."

Marc Forster Goes From Zombies To 'Cowboy Ninja Viking' For Next Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 28, 2012 4:29 PM
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You would think Hollywood would've learned last summer after audiences rejected the mashup "Cowboys & Aliens" that mixing nuts and gum doesn't work. But try, try again right? So here was have "Cowboy Ninja Viking" (sigh) and with Marc Forster now attached to direct, it's closer to invading your screens.

Bill Murray Gets Presidential In New Pics From 'Hyde Park On Hudson'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 28, 2012 4:01 PM
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While both Daniel Day Lewis and Benjamin Walker will portray Abraham Lincoln this year, Bill Murray as usual is going down his own distinct path playing a different president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt in "Hyde Park On Hudson." And this writer is anticipating it more than either "Lincoln" or "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" and Focus Features has dropped a few new images to tease the film.

Watch: New 'John Carter' Trailer Bleeds Blue

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 28, 2012 3:30 PM
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So, "Waterworld" folly of epic proportions or does everyone just want to see an expensive movie bomb? While "John Carter" is the biggest role of the dice so far in 2012 (at least until "Battleship" shows up), it has been benefitting from new buzz (mostly from the geek set) which the chorus ringing out that it's not horrible. Okay, not exactly the heartiest of endorsements but Disney will take what they can get at this point.

Marilyn Monroe Blows Out The Candle On The Poster For The 65th Cannes Film Festival

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 28, 2012 3:02 PM
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There is no one now or since quite like Marilyn Monroe. Her enduring appeal is understandable, and this year she's going to Cannes.

Watch: New Tease For 'Prometheus' Confirms Guy Pearce Plays Peter Weyland In The Film, Explains Who Prometheus Actually Is For Those That Never Went To High School

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 28, 2012 2:37 PM
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With all the talk of the rumors and news about the "Blade Runner" sequel/prequel/whatever and Ridley Scott's Cormac McCarthy penned "The Counselor" we kind of forgot about "Prometheus." But Fox didn't and just to remind you this film is still coming, a new viral clip of sorts has arrived.

Watch: New Trailer For Terence Davies' 'The Deep Blue Sea' Starring Rachel Weisz & Tom Hiddleston

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 28, 2012 1:33 PM
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This writer is a bit baffled as to why Terence Davies' "The Deep Blue Sea" didn't get more buzz on the festival circuit last year. An auteur behind the camera, with a pretty starry cast in front of it led by Rachel Weisz and Tom Hiddleston it seemed like a no brainer, but it never really gained true momentum. Perhaps it was the deliberate pacing (some would argue "slow" but they'd be missing the point), or the distinctly stylized look that put people off but the film is sumptuous, and it's arriving in theaters soon.

Jonathan Demme To Direct 'My Dinner With Andre' Reunion 'Wally And André Stage Ibsen'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 28, 2012 1:03 PM
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Even his detractors must admit that there's a glorious unpredictability in watching the career of Jonathan Demme. In the last decade alone, he's directed two remakes of 1960s classics, documentaries on Neil Young, Haitian activist Jean Dominique and former President Jimmy Carter, indie drama "Rachel Getting Married," episodes of TV series "A Gifted Man" and "Enlightened," and, on the way, an animated adaptation of Dave Eggers' "Zeitoun" and Stephen King time-travel thriller "11/22/63." But his next film? It's something even more unexpected.

Seth Rogen/Barbra Streisand Comedy Retitled 'The Guilt Trip,' While 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D' & 'Safety Not Guaranteed' Get Release Dates

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 28, 2012 12:43 PM
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Seth Rogen is a fairly unlikely movie star all in all, but a fully flung movie star he is, and one who's gone from being the wacky scene-stealing sidekick to a bona-fide Hollywood insider, as demonstrated by his hosting role at the Spirit Awards over the weekend (and delivering a great monologue as well). He's also made smart choices: producing and co-starring in comedy-drama "50/50," moving into more serious fare with "Take This Waltz" and keeping busy with regular animation voice work alongside his more traditional starring roles.

Chris Evans Is Twenty Feet Tall, For Some Reason, In Poorly-Proportioned New Poster For 'The Avengers'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 28, 2012 12:23 PM
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With February coming to a close, the first superhero mega-blockbuster of the year, Marvel's team-up extravaganza "The Avengers," is getting awfully near; the movie will kick off the summer movie season in early May. As such, the final wave of marketing is getting underway, with a final trailer set to arrive in just under twenty-four hours. And as has become tradition, that trailer's been preceded with a new poster, along with a little international sk[r]ullduggery to go with it.

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