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The Wachowskis' 'Jupiter Ascending' Will Orbit Theaters Summer 2014, 'Grudge Match' Pushed To Dodgy January 2014 Date

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2013 10:38 PM
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After flopping pretty hard last fall with the ambitious, new age-y, sci-fi, one-actor-multiple-roles experiment "Cloud Atlas," Warner Bros. are feeling a lot more confident about The Wachowskis next genre project. In fact, they're banking summer 2014 on it.

Former WWE Wrestler Dave Bautista Is Drax In Marvel's 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 14, 2013 7:12 PM
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Marvel Signs WWE's Dave Bautista for 'Guardians of the Galaxy'
You need a big man to play a big superhuman character. And while Marvel Studios reportedly flirted with "Conan The Barbarian"/"Game Of Thrones" star Jason Momoa, the role has gone to someone else. THR reports that WWE wrestler Dave Bautista has closed his deal to play Drax The Destroyer in their upcoming adaptation of "Guardians Of The Galaxy." Other actors up for the role apparently included Isaiah Mustafa and Patrick Wade.

Contest Giveaway: Win Movie Tickets & Signed Poster For Matteo Garrone's 'Reality'

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  • March 14, 2013 6:08 PM
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"Reality" filmmaker Matteo Garrone's follow-up to the 2008 critically acclaimed crime drama "Gomorrah," hits the Angelika theater in New York City tomorrow, March 15th. Centering on a man who becomes obsessed with starring on "Big Brother," to the point of driving himself into isolation and detaching himself from, well, reality, the film stars Claudia Gerini, Aniello Arena and Loredana Simioli. "Reality" premiered at last year's Cannes International Film Festival before finding distribution with Oscilloscope Laboratories.

Joel Kinnaman Joins Tom Hardy & Noomi Rapace In 'Child 44'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2013 5:52 PM
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Child 44 Tom Hardy Noomi Rapace Joel Kinnaman
With "The Killing" back on AMC, "RoboCop" around the corner, along with a role in another Liam Neeson face puncher, "All Nighter," Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman is on his way to becoming a household name. And this next gig will certainly help that along.

Jay-Z Didn't Score 'The Great Gatsby'; But Will Contribute To & Executive Produce The Soundtrack

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 14, 2013 5:27 PM
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When rapper/entrepreneur Jay-Z was reported to be "scoring" Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" the first thing we were asked was, why didn't we report this? Well, for one, we're sticklers for language. You wouldn't say Diablo Cody wrote "Evil Dead" if she just did a dialogue pass on it, right? Well, there's that and there's the fact that longtime Luhrmann composer Craig Armstrong was listed as the composer for the movie from the very first (and all subsequent) trailers. So while it sounded nice, it likely wasn't quite right, but of course WB wouldn't comment, so we had to wait. (But yes, Jay-Z and Kanye West's "No Church In The Wild" features in the trailers).

'Safety Not Guaranteed' Helmer Colin Trevorrow To Direct 'Jurassic Park 4'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2013 5:10 PM
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Colin Trevorrow, Jurassic Park 4
It seems pretty cute to think about the time when "Safety Not Guaranteed" helmer Colin Trevorrow was rumored to direct "Star Wars: Episode 7," but another mammoth sequel is now in his lap, with fanboy expectations that will certainly be very high.

Watch: 3 Clips From 'Twilight' Creator Stephenie Meyer's 'The Host' Starring Saoirse Ronan

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2013 4:28 PM
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Can lightning strike twice for "Twilight" creator Stephenie Meyer? Already behind of the of the biggest franchises in recent memory, she's now bringing "The Host" to theaters, with "Gattaca" helmer Andrew Niccol directing. It's another triangular tale with a young girl in the middle of two non-descript dudes, and these three clips give a taste of what's in store.

Watch: U.S. Trailer For Olivier Assayas' 'Something In The Air'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2013 3:13 PM
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While it may seem like we've talked about Olivier Assayas' movie to death by this point -- after its premiere at the Venice Film Festival last year followed by our two interviews with the director over the next few months -- it's actually now coming to theaters stateside. And it looks like the perfect drama to shake up your spring.

'Horrible Bosses' Team Seth Gordon, Charlie Day & Jason Sudeikis Will Spend 'One Night On The Hudson'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2013 2:54 PM
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Bromance alert! Having already palled around on "Horrible Bosses," and getting set to hang together on "Horrible Bosses 2," it seems director Seth Gordon and stars Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day just can't get enough of each other. (Someone give Jason Bateman a hug).

Watch: New Trailer For 'Scary Movie 5' Is Exactly As Funny As You Think It'll Be

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2013 2:38 PM
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It has not been a great year for comedy thus. We won't even get into "A Haunted House" or "Movie 43," and while "Identity Thief" is a massive box office smash, it's also unbearably awful. As for this weekend's "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone"? It has flashes of humor but it's a missed opportunity over all, although we will say that Jay Mohr is surprisingly hilarious in it. All of which brings us to "Scary Movie 5," which continues the unfunny train of 2013.

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