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Allen Hughes To Direct Remake Of Kim Jee-woon's 'A Bittersweet Life'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 21, 2012 8:21 AM
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While his brother Albert is having a hard time getting a movie mounted, with "Motor City" recently being scuttled, Allen Hughes is on a bit of a tear. He's in post-production of "Broken City," the thriller starring Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones, and now he's lining up a remake that will be sure to raise some eyebrows, particularly among fans of Korean cinema.

Watch: Teaser Trailer & Poster For 'Liz & Dick' With Lindsay Lohan As Elizabeth Taylor

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 20, 2012 11:38 PM
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So, hot mess or career comeback? Well, it's a Lifetime movie so, if it's watchable that will be more than enough, but given that Lindsay Lohan seems to be operating a bi-weekly arrest rate, she's hoping that this one turns out be a surprise success because there's only so many "Scary Movie" appearances you can do.

Watch: Trailer For Jackie Robinson Biopic '42' Hits A Home Run

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 20, 2012 10:58 PM
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This weekend, the Clint Eastwood-starring baseball movie "Trouble with the Curve" opens and we'll just tell you right now: it's not very good. Somehow, it misses the the magic of the game that makes it the nation's greatest pasttime, and tosses in not one, but two third-act twists that are there as lazy devices to wring audience sympathy. But before 'Trouble' starts, it looks like WB is going to show off an early look at next year's baseball movie, and it might be a better investment of your movie ticket dollars.

Parker Posey Joins 'Grace Of Monaco'; Frank Grillo Rolls With Jason Statham & James Franco To 'Homefront'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 20, 2012 5:56 PM
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You love Parker Posey, we love Parker Posey -- who doesn't love Parker Posey? If there is somebody out there who isn't down with the actress, then we just don't want to know them, but for the rest of us, she's lining up a role in what is shaping up to be the most fascinating and unlikely of movies about one of the great cinema stars of all time.

1, 2, 3: Another New Clip From 'Taken 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 20, 2012 4:22 PM
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Marketing movies is one part art, one part science and third part sheer luck, as studios forever try to make sure their films both find their intended audience and still have enough appeal for the magical four quadrants. But over at 20th Century Fox, they seem to care less about crafting a campaign, preferring to just show you as much of the movie as possible in advance. Just look at their rollout for "Prometheus" and "X-Men: First Class" in case you need any more proof. And so it goes with "Taken 2" as yet another clip has dropped.

Former 'SNL' Star Jenny Slate to Write Live Action/CGI 'Looney Tunes' Reboot Film

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • September 20, 2012 3:50 PM
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If the runaway success of 1996's Michael Jordan/Looney Tunes collab “Space Jam” mirrored Jason Segel's solid revitalization of the Muppets in 2011, then the franchise's follow-up installment, “Looney Tunes: Back In Action,” found its spiritual partner firmly in “Muppets in Space.” While featuring enjoyable moments and performances from leads Brendan Fraser and Jenna Elfman, the film nonetheless disappointed on both critical and financial fronts. But now it appears the classic characters are getting another shot as a well-known comedy writer/performer has decided to take the reins.

Is The '28 Weeks Later' Sequel Dead? Writer Alex Garland Says There's No Plan For Another Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 20, 2012 3:25 PM
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"I'd love to direct another one of it, actually," Danny Boyle said of the possibility of directing a sequel to "28 Weeks Later" nearly two years ago. But within that same week, he also said, "if it's a new idea and it's pretty good, it'll get made whether I direct it or not." And a lot of things have happened since then. Boyle has been very busy, directing a very well-received stage production of "Frankenstein," overseeing the spectacle of this summer's London Olympics and in case you forgot, he shot (and will soon be editing) the art heist thriller "Trance." It's probably pretty obvious given the fact almost all chatter around another installment of those zombie movies have died down, but frequent Boyle collaborator Alex Garland is here to confirm the undead will be staying dead.

John Travolta Gets In The Huddle For Vince Lombardi Biopic, Eyes 3D Remake of John Woo’s 'The Killer'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 20, 2012 2:37 PM
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Is John Travolta the key to getting two long-brewing projects off the ground? Maybe? At the very least he's taking a good look, and we'll let you guess which one we'd rather not see ever get made. But let's start on the football field first.

Watch: Red Band Trailer For 'Nature Calls' Starring Patton Oswalt & Johnny Knoxville Drops Along With New Pics

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 20, 2012 2:25 PM
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It might be unkind to call "Nature Calls" an unfortunate-looking comedy with a cast of odds and sods actors, but sometimes you just gotta call 'em as you see 'em. And as much as we love Patton Oswalt and comedy ace-in-the-hole Rob Riggle (so good in "Step Brothers"), this picture directed by Todd Rohal (the well-received "The Catechism Cataclysm" and "The Guatemalan Handshake") does not look great.

Fox Searchlight Brings 'Hitchcock' Into The Oscar Mix, Will Hit Theaters On November 23rd; New Poster Unveiled

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 20, 2012 1:33 PM
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In terms of Oscar contenders this year, Fox Searchlight was looking a little light in the loafers. They've had an odd 2012 with excellent films like "Sound Of My Voice" and "Ruby Sparks" failing to find the audiences they deserved, while "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" mostly crushed it overseas. But on the other hand, their Sundance acquisition "Beasts of the Southern Wild" wowed crowds and has a shot at awards season glory, at the very least for Quvenzhané Wallis (though we think the movie will be too odd to catch on any further with stodgier Oscar voters). But they've got one more ace up their sleeve, and sorry, it's not Park Chan-wook's "Stoker."

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