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Watch: Trailer For 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone' Features Steve Carell, Jim Carrey & Lots Of Spray Tan

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 21, 2012 8:56 AM
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While Steve Carell has been positioned as the next big comedy star, the projects he's chosen have been disappointments for the most part. For every "Crazy Stupid Love" there has been a "Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World," while an ambitious concept like "Dinner For Schmucks" (a remake of much better and excellent French film "The Dinner Game") may have done decently at the box office (barely) but wasn't exactly all that memorable. Now comes "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," another big idea comedy that unfortunately looks pretty tedious.

Samuel L. Jackson Can't Wait For The 5 Hour Cut Of 'Django Unchained'; Dreams Of Nick Fury Cameo In 'Breaking Bad' Quashed

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 20, 2012 6:48 PM
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Slavery, racism, Mandingo negro warriors that fight each other to the death... did Samuel L. Jackson have any reservations when he read the script to Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained"? "Nope," he said matter a factly in our recent interview with the actor. "I read it straight through, laughed and thought, 'This is going to be fun.' "

Kristen Wiig's 'Imogene' Becomes 'Girl Most Likely'; Set For A July 19, 2013 Release Date

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 20, 2012 5:39 PM
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Remember Kristen Wiig's post-"Bridesmaids" pet-project comedy "Imogene" which she executive-produced and starred-in? Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have announced a July 19, 2013 release date for the film, and also a title change. The picture will now be known as "Girl Most Likely."

'Downton Abbey' Star Dan Stevens Joins That WikiLeaks Movie Starring Benedict Cumberbatch

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 20, 2012 5:24 PM
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With the participation of "Downton Abbey" star Dan Stevens for the fourth season of the hit show currently up in the air, he's busy getting ready to make his Hollywood debut in a film that is bringing together an impressive amount of talent, to tell the tale of one of the world's most intriguing newsmakers.

Watch: Play Christmas Charades In First Clip From Rom-Com 'I Give It A Year' With Rose Byrne & Rafe Spall

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • December 20, 2012 4:32 PM
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We’re really looking forward to “I Give It a Year,” particularly after the first couple of trailers, which showed a lot of promise and included Minnie Driver uttering the immortal line: “I’d ruin Bieber.” The film will star a whole host of people who are hard not to like, including Stephen Merchant, Jason Flemyng, Anna Faris, Olivia Colman, Simon Baker and the aforementioned Driver. The lead roles are filled by up-and-comer Rafe Spall (who we’ve yet to see be anything short of great in anything on the big screen), and Rose Byrne, who announced to the world how hilarious she was last year in “Bridesmaids.”

Get Medicated & Disturbed With New Posters For 'Side Effects' & 'Stoker'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 20, 2012 4:20 PM
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While it might seem like all the quality movies of the year are crammed into the last few weeks of December, let us remind you that the New Year won't be lacking choices for smart cinemagoers. With new films from Steven Soderbergh and Park Chan-Wook coming in the first few months of 2013, it's as good a time as any to start getting excited about what's to come. A couple of new one-sheets are here to get things rolling.

Watch: Red Band Clip For Seth Rogen's Apocalypse Comedy 'This Is The End'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 20, 2012 3:57 PM
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"The End Of The World" is coming, and no, we're not talking about the Mayan nonsense that has tinfoil hat types stocking up on batteries and water. We're talking about Seth Rogen's directorial debut (he shares the chair with longtime writing collaborator Evan Goldberg, and yes, they both penned the script), the apocalypse comedy that's now called "This Is The End." And the first red band spot is here.

David O. Russell's 'Silver Linings Playbook' Hits 700 Screens Starting Christmas Day

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • December 20, 2012 3:37 PM
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If there's one sentiment we keep hearing over and over again regarding David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" (especially by Oscar pundits) it's certainly, "When is it going into wide release?" Having won the coveted Toronto International Film Festival Audience Award  -- often a precursor to the Oscar nominations, with "Slumdog Millionaire" and "The Kings Speech" going on to become Best Picture winners -- and landing on a variety of critics lists, in addition to scooping up plenty of acting nominations for the upcoming SAG and Golden Globes awards, The Weinstein Company have been keeping the film on a very slow, simmering build. It's only ever been on 371 screens so far and it's been in theaters for almost 5 weeks. But that's about to change.

Watch: College Applicants Are Wacky In New Trailer For 'Admission' With Tina Fey & Paul Rudd

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 20, 2012 3:20 PM
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To be sure, applying to college is a frenzy of emotions for high school graduates each year, but we can't remember when it was depicted as being this....wacky....as it is in the trailer for "Admission." The film, directed by Paul Weitz ("Being Flynn," "About A Boy"), is a dramedy promising both laughs and perhaps tears, in a movie we're not quite ready to buy a ticket for just yet.

Watch: The Tsunami Comes In New Clip From 'The Impossible'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 20, 2012 2:58 PM
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You'll have a lot of options over the holidays at a theater near you, but making its way to cinemas in New York City and Los Angeles this weekend will be "The Impossible." Starting out its journey, and hoping to grab some attention alongside the other awards season players, this one starring Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts (who is getting buzz for her performance) centers around the devastating 2004 tsunami that occured on Boxing Day. And a new clip places you right at the beginning.

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