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Patton Oswalt Joins 'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • February 10, 2012 11:53 AM
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Known by many network television junkies as Kevin James’ loud mouth cousin on “King of Queens,” and to comedy fans as a self deprecating standup comic whose jokes often favored obscure or nerdy topics, Patton Oswalt has recently emerged as a fine actor following the praise garnered for his supporting role in Jason Reitman’s “Young Adult.”

Russell Crowe May Take The Lead In Jaume Collet-Serra's Dracula Reimagining 'Harker'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 10, 2012 11:34 AM
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It's good to have options. Last year, when director Jaume Collet-Serra was riding high off the heat of "Unknown," he took a look at a few projects including the long developing remake of "Le Cercle Rouge," he got shortlisted to directed blockbuster sequels "300: Battle Of Artemisia" and "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," he took on the vampire flick "Harker" and he wound up in the seat for "Akira." Well, with Warner Bros. recently putting that project on hold, they're turning their eye back to "Harker" and have a big star in talks to the lead.

'Return' Star & Director Linda Cardellini & Liza Johnson Discuss Telling The Story Of A Soldier's Transition To Civillian Life

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • February 10, 2012 11:01 AM
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"Return," the feature film debut by visual artist Liza Johnson, shakes up the traditional soldier's story by centering on a female protagonist, as she adjusts to her home life following a Middle East deployment. The film stars Linda Cardellini ("Freaks and Geeks," "ER") as Kelli, a woman who has trouble adjusting to the typical civilian life she left behind. Instead of finding comfort, she's more at odds with her environment, unable to enjoy the quiet moments with her husband Mike (Michael Shannon) or fall back into the easy routine of the job she left behind. Unable and unwilling to convey the despair within, Kelli soon finds her relationships and sanity crumbling without any idea of how to return to normalcy.

Lionsgate Honcho Says There Will Be Another 'Twilight' Movie If Stephenie Meyer Writes The Book

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 10, 2012 10:55 AM
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Keep hope alive Bella and RPatz fans and start getting that petition together for Stephenie Meyer! Ever since Lionsgate swooped in a bought Summit, the biggest question has been what their plans are for the latter's biggest franchise and most valuable asset -- the "Twilight" films. Last month Lionsgate chief Jon Feltheimer said "Boy I hope so," when asked if the lucrative series would continue past the final film, 'Breaking Dawn Part 2' when it arrives this fall. And it might.

Uma Thurman, Viola Davis, Lindsay Lohan, Paul Giamatti, Evan Rachel Wood, Zoe Saldana & More Join Marilyn Monroe Doc 'Fragments'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 10, 2012 10:34 AM
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So, did you think the brief love affair with Marilyn Monroe was going to end once the awards season was over, and "My Week With Marilyn" faded from view? Guess again. The famed actress is one of the few Hollywood icons who continues to fascinate, influence and be commemorated and a star studded documentary is on the way that will once again peel back the layers and try and get to the heart of the mystery behind Marilyn Monroe.

Weinsteins VOD Label Lands 'Pusher' Remake; IFC Films Goes Into 'Room 237' & Tribeca Gears Up 'The Giant Mechanical Man'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • February 10, 2012 9:45 AM
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Have a think about these two important questions: 1) Will a remake of Nicolas Winding Refn's "Pusher" be any good? 2) What is the real meaning of Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining"? Well, here's some news that should bring the answers to both of those questions a little closer.

Jessica Brown-Findlay, James Frecheville & More To Star In Smiths Comedy 'Shoplifters Of The World'; Russell Brand Also Eyed For Role

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 10, 2012 9:02 AM
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Ah, The Smiths. Who among us, at least those born after 1965 or so, can say they didn't have moments of adolescent angst, confusion and heartbreak soundtracked by the acerbic lyrics of Morrissey and the chiming guitar lines of Johnny Marr? And yet, their influence on film has never quite matched up to their cult appeal. Oh, sure, they've been recurring soundtrack favorites as far back as "Pretty In Pink," and were a key plot point in recent rom-com hit "(500) Days Of Summer," but have so far managed to avoid biopics or films revolving around them (like the upcoming Stone Roses-themed "Spike Island," which we reported on yesterday). 

Vincent Cassel & Lea Seydoux To Star In 'Beauty & The Beast' From Director Christophe Gans

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 10, 2012 12:01 AM
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As you already know, fairy tale films are the new hot thing. We've already had "Red Riding Hood" test the waters, and this year we'll see "Mirror Mirror" and "Snow White and the Huntsman," followed by "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters" and "Jack The Giant Killer" in 2013. While those are all interesting for various reasons, this latest announcement has shot a new fairy tale movie right to the top of our list.

Remake Of Alfred Hitchcock's 'Rebecca' In The Works, 'Eastern Promises' Scribe Steven Knight To Pen The Screenplay

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 9, 2012 10:01 PM
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Hollywood just can't get enough of Alfred Hitchock. With two movies about the man in the works -- "Alfred Hitchcock And The Making of Psycho" with Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren and "The Girl" with Toby Jones and Sienna Miller -- along with brewing "Psycho" prequel and a remake of "To Catch A Thief," everyone is trying to bring the master of suspense into the modern age. And now DreamWorks and Working Title are going to give it a try.

Watch: Steve Carell Is 'Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World' With Keira Knightley In New Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 9, 2012 9:34 PM
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What would you do if you had three weeks before the world ends? Would you coldly accept it like Kirsten Dunst in "Melancholia" or freak the fuck out like her sister in the film, Charlotte Gainsbourg? The answer is likely somewhere in the middle, and in Lorene Scafaria's "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World," everyone is handling their imminent demise differently.

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