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Shirley MacLaine In Talks To Play Foul-Mouthed Grandmother In Melissa McCarthy's Road Trip Comedy 'Tammy'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 19, 2012 3:48 PM
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After being embedded within the fiercely intelligent and funny women of “Bridesmaids” as that film's secret weapon, actress Melissa McCarthy has since found herself confidently branching off its franchise potential while staying focused on her own. Besides deeming a Wiig-less “Bridesmaids” sequel a “terrible idea,” she's stayed busy putting together her own comedy project, “Tammy” and now following a brief hiccup with the departure of veteran “SNL” director Beth McCarthy-Miller, the project remains alive with a new possible addition to the cast.

Jason Segel To Star In Punk Rock Parenting Pic 'The Other F Word'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 19, 2012 2:55 PM
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Jason Segel and music, are like peanut butter and chocolate. The actor rarely heads into a project that doesn't have him contributing at least a bit of musical flavor, whether it's slappin' de bass with Paul Rudd while listening to Rush in "I Love You Man," creating a vampire puppet theater show in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," trying to live his dream as the drummer of Dimension in "Freaks And Geeks" or just going all-out with the Muppets in "The Muppets." But now, he's going to put a safety pin through his ear and spike that hair up.

Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' Gets A Release Date, Will Arrive In Time To Creep You Out Next Halloween

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 19, 2012 2:35 PM
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It's a pretty good time to be a Spike Lee fan. Not only did he drop his latest feature "Red Hook Summer" this year, he's got the critically acclaimed and pretty awesome looking "Bad 25" ready to go, opening in limited release today and hitting TVs across the nation on Thanksgiving. And the busy director isn't stopping, with work getting underway on "Oldboy" and now a release date has been stamped out.

Watch: 'Halo 4' Trailer Executive Produced By David Fincher

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 19, 2012 2:25 PM
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It has been a busy 24 hours for anyone looking to keep up with what's going on with David Fincher. His "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea" at Disney has some new life, possibly with Brad Pitt starring, he's signed an output deal with HBO and if that isn't enough, his trailer for "Halo 4" is now here.

Lady Gaga & Beyonce Music Video Director Sells Sci-Fi Short To WB (& No, Lady Gaga Won't Be In 'Zoolander 2')

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • October 19, 2012 2:05 PM
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Music video directors making features are pretty hit and miss. For every David Fincher, Spike Jonze, or even Michael Bay, there’s a dozen or so video directors who never quite seem to make the leap (we’re still waiting on the masterful Chris Cunningham to make his feature debut, hey Chris!). However, it looks as if a regular Lady Gaga and Beyonce music video director, Stephan Zlotescu, will be trying next, only he’s already caught the attention of a major studio.

Does 5 Days Behind Schedule Warrant A Panic? 'Fury Road' Faces WB Executive Scrutiny

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 19, 2012 12:38 PM
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It hasn't been a good year for blockbuster movies in the press. With both "John Carter" and "Battleship" taking losses, "47 Ronin" and "World War Z" going through some very public production troubles and delays, and even "The Lone Ranger" falling off course (after Disney had already delayed the pic to rein in the spending), studios are more wary then ever with their tentpole projects. Not only are they taking their time -- Disney put David Fincher on a three-month hold as they consider "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea" -- but they're also trying to contain any issues that do crop up. Which brings us to "Fury Road."

Watch: 'Bad 25' TV Spot Looks Into Michael Jackson's Creative Process, More Future Album Docs Planned

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 19, 2012 11:36 AM
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There are few people who love Michael Jackson as much as Spike Lee, and even while his mooted “Brooklyn Loves MJ” was unable to get off the ground, he's found another way to express his admiration for the performer. Following a series of strong festival showings this past summer and fall, ABC has started to spread word about his Jackson doc, “Bad 25,” slating a TV airing this holiday season.

Sony Planning To Kill Off Gwen Stacey In 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Trilogy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 19, 2012 11:13 AM
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What Emma Stone wants, Emma Stone gets? Back in August, the actress revealed that she was hoping her character of Gwen Stacey in "The Amazing Spider-Man" would stay true to the comics and meet an unfortunate end.  “Essentially the argument is that Spider-Man kills her by accident,” Stone explained about the appeal of the storyline, “So the person she loves is the person who kills her, which is the most horrifying thing. Apparently people unsubscribed to the comic book when that happened because they were just so flipped-out over it. But, of course, I want to stay true to that.” Now, it looks like Sony will.

Are You Happier? Trailer & Poster For 'Save The Date' With Alison Brie, Lizzy Caplan & Martin Starr

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 19, 2012 11:00 AM
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A comedy centered on two very different sisters, featuring a solid cast including Lizzy Caplan, Alison Brie, Martin Starr, Mark Webber, Melonie Diaz, Geoffrey Arend and Timothy Busfield, the Sundance rom-com "Save the Date" has been rather quiet since it premiered in Utah earlier this year. But IFC Films, releasing the picture later this fall, is finally bringing their campaign to life. Directed by Michael Mohan ("One Too Many Mornings") the first trailer for the film has arrived and it quotes our review from Sundance where we described it as an "endearing" picture that "other rom-coms should aspire to be." And indeed, it does look charming while still containing some emotional depth and smarts.

Watch: First Clip & Featurette For Ang Lee's 'Life Of Pi' Plus New UK Poster

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • October 19, 2012 10:16 AM
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With a stellar reaction at the New York Film Festival last month, Ang Lee’s 3D opus “Life Of Pi” is turning into a major awards contender and now the studio is amping up its marketing push, hoping to crossover from critical raves to actual box office success. 20th Century Fox has released both a behind-the-scenes featurette and a clip.

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