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Nicolas Cage Wants To Make A Japan-Set 'Wicker Man' Sequel Where He's A Ghost

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 27, 2012 1:21 PM
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What is it about Nicolas Cage that with each increasingly shitacular movie, we still want to see the next one? Could it be his growing collection of wigs that fascinates us? Or perhaps our ongoing curiosity to see just how far back his hairline receded now? Or maybe it's the pure, unfiltered crazy that still makes him so watchable in even the most worthless of thrown-together movies? No matter how you slice it, even when Cage is at his worst he's at his best, and he's got an idea for what could be the greatest terrible movie ever.

Bradley Cooper Says 'Paradise Lost' Is On Track To Start Shooting In June

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 27, 2012 1:00 PM
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Bradley Cooper seems to making all the right moves of late. He wasn't an instant A-lister; his career saw him working away on TV shows like "Alias" and "Kitchen Confidential" before a supporting performance in "Wedding Crashers" put him on track to bigger things, with the smash comedy hit "The Hangover" finally providing him with the right stuff. Since that film, other than a blip with "The A-Team" (which can't really be blamed on him), he's been making sound choices; a giant sequel to "The Hangover," and a surprise hit, "Limitless," sold entirely on his name.

Ray Winstone Says John Hillcoat & Nick Cave's 'The Death Of Bunny Munro' "Will Make 'Shame' Look Like Teletubbies"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 27, 2012 12:50 PM
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It has been a long time since we heard anything about Nick Cave's "The Death Of Bunny Munro," so we'll bring you back up to speed. First conceived as a script, when Cave couldn't get it produced he turned the story into a novel that is on bookshelves now. But in a little bit of an ironic twist, in 2009 it was reported that Cave's regular collaborator John Hillcoat ("The Road," "The Proposition," "The Wettest County") was going to adapt it for British televison. Then in the summer of 2010 Cave revealed that Ray Winstone was interested in the lead role, and then...nothing since. But the hope is still alive.

'The Vow' Soundtrack Features The National, Lykke Li, OK Go, The Cure & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 27, 2012 11:15 AM
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Don't let the indie-centric headline fool you. While "The Vow" soundtrack will make iPod toting hipsters happy with its tracklist, it reaches all the way for one of the biggest love songs of all time to kick things off. That's right, we're talking about Meat Loaf's "I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)."

'Wish You Were Here,' 'The Pact,' 'Simon Killer' & 'Chasing Ice' Latest Movies To Find Distribution At Sundance

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • January 27, 2012 10:44 AM
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Sundance ends this weekend and before everyone hops on a plane back home there are some last-minute deals to be done with distributions acquiring those titles that have made people sit up and take notice over the past week or so.

First Look At Blake Lively & Benicio Del Toro In Oliver Stone's 'Savages'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 27, 2012 10:32 AM
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Benicio Del Toro, oh where have you been? After his impressive performance in Steven Soderbergh's "Che," Del Toro appeared in the botched monster movie revival "The Wolfman" and has kind of disappeared for a while. He popped in a brief cameo in Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere," directed a segment of the forthcoming omnibus "7 Days In Havana" and this year he's set to return in what looks like a helluva role in Oliver Stone's "Savages."

Russell Brand Will Try To Scare Up Laughs In 'The Hauntrepreneur'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • January 27, 2012 10:24 AM
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2011 was supposed to be the year that Russell Brand conquered Hollywood, but instead it was the year he conquered the tabloids. “Arthur” hardly set the box-office on fire and saw Brand receive some pretty brutal reviews, while all “Hop” served to highlight was that he could also be pretty annoying as a CGI bunny. And while it may not look like he has a future as a leading man, the studios are still gonna give him a shot.

Watch: Emma Stone, Andrew Samberg & The 1995 Quebec Nordiques In The Trailer For Garry Marshall's 'Martin Luther King Day'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 27, 2012 10:04 AM
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Yeah, it's like shooting ducks in a barrel to make fun of Garry Marshall's preposterous and star-studded holiday themed romcoms "Valentine's Day" and "New Year's Eve," but we have to admit, this is pretty fun and funny.

Monty Python Members Reunite To Voice Aliens In Terry Jones' Comedy 'Absolutely Anything'; Robin Williams Also Involved

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 27, 2012 9:43 AM
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It's been nearly thirty years since the members of Monty Python appeared on screen together in "The Meaning of Life." Thanks to most of the group feeling it was the weakest of their film outings, long-standing fissures in the group, and resistance by John Cleese in particular to a possible sequel to "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," Monty Python have never since worked on the same project since. That said, members have teamed on various projects over the years -- all the surviving members (Graham Chapman having passed in 1989) except Terry Gilliam appeared in Terry Jones' "The Wind In The Willows" in 1996, while there have been a few on-stage reunions, generally with one or more members absent.

Julie Delpy Says She's "Done With Acting"; Still Just Thinking About Third 'Before Sunset' Film

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 27, 2012 9:18 AM
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Over the last decade or so, French star Julie Delpy has been a relatively rare presence on screen. Sure, there have been a few appearances -- Lasse Hallstrom's "The Hoax" and Jim Jarmusch's "Broken Flowers" among them -- but for the most part, when she's starred in a film, it's been in pictures that she's written and directed, like "The Countess," "Le Skylab," "2 Days In Paris" and "2 Days In New York," the sequel which just premiered at Sundance.

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