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Exclusive: Poster For 'California Solo' Starring Robert Carlyle

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 25, 2012 10:57 AM
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For more than two decades, Robert Carlyle has been a familiar face in projects on both sides of the ocean, becoming one of the most reliable players on TV and in the movies. Of course, he's likely best known for playing the deliciously deranged Begbie in "Trainspotting," but roles in "28 Weeks Later," "The Full Monty," "Angela's Ashes" and more have solidified him as a true talent. And while it's not often that we seem him in a lead role, when the opportunity arises it's likely one worth checking out, and you'll get a chance soon with "California Solo."

Thomas Vinterberg To Direct 'Far From The Madding Crowd,' Carey Mulligan Eyed For Lead

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 25, 2012 10:45 AM
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Thomas Vinterberg has certainly been on an interesting journey since breaking out with "Festen" nearly fifteen years ago. While that film put him on the map, he struggled to follow it up, with audience and critical indifference meeting subsequent efforts like "Dear Wendy," "It's All About Love" and "Submarino." But this spring, Vinterberg once again wowed Cannes with "The Hunt," a searing drama starring Mads Mikkelsen (who took home Best Actor) as a man wrongfully accused of sexually abusing a young girl. And it hasn't taken the director long to leverage that success into a potentially exciting new project.

All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 25, 2012 10:24 AM
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The upcoming "Pitch Perfect" is more entertaining than you might think it has any right to be. For all the potential pitfalls that a studio-driven comedy about a capella might bring with it, the Anna Kendrick-starring film is often smarter and funnier than the material might suggest, and at least going by the audience this writer saw it with, it's a big crowd pleaser. It also features a lot of music. And while the official soundtrack does a great job of representing the performances in the movie, there are still lots of songs referenced or mixed that aren't there. But we're here to help.

'Zombieland' Director Ruben Fleischer To Helm Video Game Adaptation 'Spy Hunter'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 25, 2012 9:55 AM
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Well, it can't be said that Ruben Fleischer is being predictable with his movie choices. After breaking out with the horror comedy "Zombieland," he's gone on to direct a zany buddy movie in "30 Minutes Or Less," and is currently finishing up the period gangster flick "Gangster Squad," which recently underwent reshoots following the tragic events in Aurora, Colorado over the summer. And for his next move, Fleischer will take on a video game.

Watch: 2 New 'The Master' TV Spots Offer Glimpses Of New Footage

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • September 25, 2012 9:42 AM
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Currently raking in audiences across the country to the tune of $6 million in 778 theaters, Paul Thomas Anderson's “The Master” shows no clear signs of slowing down in advance of the awards season to come. The Weinstein Company is well aware of this fact too, and so while they undoubtedly ready the film for continued box-office presence in expanded release, they've released two new TV spots to whet appetites all over again.
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Bill Murray Confirms He'll Be Taking A Role In Wes Anderson's 'Grand Budapest Hotel'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • September 25, 2012 8:56 AM
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Following a summer in which “Moonrise Kingdom” garnered incredible notices, while continuing to screen in packed theatres still, it's no surprise that Wes Anderson's next project, “Grand Budapest Hotel,” has attracted a stellar amount of buzz. First announced at Cannes, the director has already expressed wishes to bring on a host of new collaborators, but it seems familiar faces won't be too far away either.

Gina Carano Joins That Female 'Expendables' Movie, Because Obviously

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 24, 2012 10:15 PM
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Let's face it, Gina Carano probably won't win any Oscars, but she has a unique set of skills, charisma and charm to go with it, and some definite screen presence, so why not put that to good use? She already kicked some major ass in Steven Soderbergh's "Haywire," is revving alongside the boys in "Fast & Furious 6" and is also leading the action flick "In The Blood." Her next move? Putting her name to an all female spin on "The Expendables."

Tom Hardy To Climb 'Everest' With Doug Liman

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 24, 2012 10:05 PM
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To say that Doug Liman has a lot on his plate would be an understatement. Currently shooting "All You Need Is Kill" with Tom Cruise, the director has numerous projects cooking on the side including: the documentary "Reckoning With Torture: Memos And Testimonies From The War On Terror"; a movie about Two-Gun Cohen; an adaptation of Jack Finney's "Time And Again"; the spy flick "The Tourist" and the mountain climbing adventure "Everest." And it's the latter that has just gained a bit of momentum.

Anne Hathaway May Face The 'Robopocalypse' With Chris Hemsworth

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 24, 2012 9:55 PM
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Before we get to the casting news, it appears that departing 20th Century Fox chairman Tom Rothman has landed on his feet quite nicely. He has been announced as a producer on Steven Spielberg's brewing "Robopocalypse," which will be jointly produced by DreamWorks and, you guessed it, 20th Century Fox. It will be his first collaboration with Spielberg, but given his long history with big budget pictures, it's a relationship that should develop quite nicely.

Ivan Reitman Says 'Ghostbusters' Should Be Remade & 'Twins' Sequel Is Nothing More Than A Press Release

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 24, 2012 6:23 PM
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“We have a way of doing it,” director Ivan Reitman insisted in January 2011 about a compelling way to make a third "Ghostbusters" film. “I wasn’t going to do it until we found out [what that way was], and it is a generational story, actually – it’s effectively a generational story and it’s very well written. We’ll see if it actually gets made. It’s a scary thing to think about for me, because I’m fucking with my past, but at the same time, I don’t just want to chicken out on the challenge. But it’s a great story and great characters.”

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