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Indie Arthouse Film 'Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted' To Premiere At The Cannes Film Festival

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2012 10:23 PM
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They say you can't go home again...yet, what is it in our savage nature that cries out for us to return to our roots and our origins? What are those feelings that flow through veins and reach to our very bowels that compel a longing gaze backward instead of forward? It's an eternal question, one that has puzzled philosophers and wise men for ages, yet the brave filmmakers of "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" have ventured to plumb those thematic depths, in a film that will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

Jeremy Renner The Latest Actor Looking To Take A Drive Out To 'Motor City'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2012 9:44 PM
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Already bouncing from Chris Evans to Dominic Cooper to Jake Gyllenhaal -- who dropped out exactly one day after news of his coming aboard hit the web -- Albert Hughes has had a helluva time finding a leading man for "Motor City." But, in a nice stroke of luck, he might have landed on yet another quality leading man.

Chloe Grace Moretz & Rupert Grint Join Aaron Eckhart In Dennis Wilson Biopic 'The Drummer'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 14, 2012 6:45 PM
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By now you've likely or hopefully heard of not only Dennis Wilson -- the drummer of the Beach Boys and a talented and unique musician in his own right -- but the film biopic based on his life called "The Drummer."

Robert Rodriguez Says 'Sin City 2' May Shoot This Summer; Planning Untitled Animated Family Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2012 5:28 PM
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"Sin City" roared onto screens back in 2005, and ever since then, sequel talk has moved in fits and starts with very little happening. But 2011 saw the most movement in a while, with William Monahan being hired on to finish the script, and Frank Miller teasing that Jessica Alba's character of Nancy Callahan would have a storyline that would thread the two movies together. That start date has remained always shifting or forever elusive, though now, Robert Rodriguez says it might just happen this year.

Concept Art From The Puppet Noir 'The Happytime Murders' That Will Star Katherine Heigl

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2012 5:01 PM
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Puppets? Noir? Katherine Heigl? Yeah, we know, it doesn't compute in our brains either. But if she is what it takes to get this long-gestating and hella ambitious movie off the ground, then fine, we can deal with it.

Draco Malfoy (aka Tom Felton) Joins Tony Kaye's Sexual Thriller 'Attachment' With Sharon Stone

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2012 4:37 PM
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With Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson now firmly moving into their post-'Harry Potter' careers it's now time for the rest of the cast to do the same (we're looking at you, Rupert Grint!). And now, another cast member is making a notable change of pace for his next big screen outing.

Rewind: Watch Lena Dunham's Newly Revived 2007 Web Series ' Tight Shots'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2012 3:42 PM
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Sorry haters, Lena Dunham has arrived and there's not much you can do stop her. The budding writer/director/actress broke out with "Tiny Furniture" and earned the wrath from dorky The Criterion Collection purists who were galled when the label dared to select her film. But credit to Dunham, who has just soldiered on ignoring the backlash. She went on and teamed up with super producer Judd Apatow, and the result is the upcoming HBO series "Girls," the first three episodes of which completely won over SXSW crowds (we called it "beautiful and brilliant"). So while you wait until April 15th for the show to arrive, you can take a quick trip back in time to see the early work that helped Dunham find her voice.

Contest Giveway: 3 Copies Of Jason Reitman's 'Young Adult' DVD Starring Charlize Theron

  • By The Playlist
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  • March 14, 2012 3:25 PM
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If we had to pick one grossly underrated film from 2011, definitely high up on our collective list would be Jason Reitman's "Young Adult." And if we had to pick one criminally undervalued performance from 2011 that deserved to score an Oscar nomination but didn't, Charlize Theron's dark, raw and funny turn in this brilliant and bittersweet picture would be right up there as well. So two pretty strong reasons why you should catch up on this film if you missed it earlier in the year, not to mention we described it in our review as "unflinchingly funny and painful" and gave it an A-grade to boot.

Michael Fassbender To Climb 'The Mountain Between Us' For 'Miss Bala' Director Gerardo Naranjo

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2012 2:54 PM
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The world is an oyster these days for Michael Fassbender, who surely has his pick of projects. Even though the hotly buzzed actor was snubbed for his towering performance in "Shame," that hasn't stopped Hollywood from sending the actor everything they've got. He's lining up a busy year of projects, with Ridley Scott's "The Counselor" to shoot this spring, and he will reteam with Steve McQueen for "Twelve Years A Slave" this summer. And his next effort is yet again another nice, unexpected selection for the actor.

Greg Mottola Has Co-Written A Script With Campbell Scott That May Be His Next Directorial Effort

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2012 2:28 PM
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If you feel like you haven't heard anything in a while from "Superbad," "Adventureland" and "Paul" director Greg Mottola, you have no need to worry. He's been very busy, working on the forthcoming Aaron Sorkin-scripted HBO show "The Newsroom."

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