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John Goodman Nabs Villain Role In 'The Hangover Part 3'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 16, 2012 2:42 PM
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Okay, so saying "The Hangoover Part 3" has a villain is a bit of stretch -- the series has thus far featured guys who give the Wolf Pack trouble, but aren't necessarily their enemy -- but regardless it does allow for the opportunity to let some good actors have some fun. In "The Hangover Part 2," Paul Giamatti got to the chew the scenery, and now another name we really like will get do to the same.

Watch: Trailer For Indie Dramedy '10 Years' Featuring A Singing Oscar Isaac, Channing Tatum, Chris Pratt & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 16, 2012 2:21 PM
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As Channing Tatum has navigated Hollywood and impressively built his career along the way (three #1 movies in 2012, just sayin'), he's also amassed a helluva Rolodex. And it seems he's called in favors from everyone for "10 Years." The project, produced by Tatum, comes from “Dear John” and "We Are Marshall" writer Jamie Linden (who is also makes his directorial debut) and stars Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Brian Geraghty, Anthony Mackie, Kate Mara, Rosario Dawson, Justin Long, Scott Porter, Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza and Oscar Isaac in a dramedy about a group of friends who, you guessed it, gather for the ten-year reunion.

Watch: Arnold Schwarzenegger Continues To Mine His Age For Action & Laughs In Trailer For 'The Last Stand'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 16, 2012 1:57 PM
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Guys! Did you know that Arnold Schwarzenegger is old? Does "The Expendables" and "The Expendables 2" not meet your quota of Old People Jokes + Things Exploding? Good news: "The Last Stand" is one the way.

'Prometheus' Deleted Scenes Will Include More David, The Engineers & Much More

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • August 16, 2012 1:44 PM
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There’s no hiding the fact that Ridley Scott’s summer sci-fi adventure “Prometheus” was divisive amongst moviegoers and critics alike, and we certainly had some heated discussions of our own here at The Playlist. But now that the dust has settled – and we’re a little over two months away from the film’s theatrical release – it would seem like it’s time to put away all “Prometheus” verbal sparring for now...at least until the DVD/Blu-ray comes out.
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'The Avengers 2' Will Assemble In Theaters On May 1, 2015

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 16, 2012 1:37 PM
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Well, the speculation that has been knocking around for the past few weeks is more or less confirmed, as Marvel has officially stamped a release date for "The Avengers: [Insert Subtitle Here]" -- and you're going to be waiting three years.

Get 'Smashed' With Aaron Paul & Mary Elizabeth Winstead In New Pics From The Sundance Sensation

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 16, 2012 1:24 PM
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Can James Ponsoldt's "Smashed" turn Park City buzz into awards season gold? Sony Pictures Classics certainly hopes so, and as they get set to unveil the film this fall, they've dropped a brand new batch of pics from the film.

Edward Norton Talks Playing The Conflicted Morality & Patriotism Of Eric Byer In 'The Bourne Legacy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 16, 2012 12:58 PM
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"We are the sin eaters. It means that we take the moral excrement we find in this equation and we bury it down deep inside of us, so that the rest of our case can stay pure. That is the job. We are morally indefensible, and absolutely necessary." This is Edward Norton as Col. Eric Byer in his manifesto to Jeremy Renner's Aaron Cross in "The Bourne Legacy." It's their only shared scene in the picture and it's this striking piece of dialogue that truly captures the texture and complexity Tony Gilroy has imbued in the "side-quel" film. Indeed, one would be generally hard pressed to find villains -- for lack of a better word -- as nuanced as Byer in a summer tentpole, but that was exactly what drew Norton to the character and to the film itself.

Shia LaBeouf Done With Studio Films? Actor Regrets Comments About 'Indy 4,' Says He's 'Terrified' About Lars Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 16, 2012 12:00 PM
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While it's been a while since we really warmed to him on screen, kudos are certainly due to Shia LaBeouf for giving his career a new lease of life of late. The 26-year-old actor started off in the Disney Channel world before graduating to blockbuster sidekick in films like "Constantine" and "I Robot," and has spent much of the last half-decade going from blockbuster to blockbuster, most notably in the 'Transformers' series and "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull." But John Hillcoat's "Lawless," which opens in a few weeks, seems to signal a serious sea change in the actor's career.

Willem Dafoe Joins Anton Corbijn's Spy-Thriller 'A Most Wanted Man' & Cop-Drama 'Whiskey Bay' With Matt Dillon

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 16, 2012 11:43 AM
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Anton Corbijn transitioned from music video directing/rock-photography to feature filmmaking fairly late in his career. First up, he combined his love of music and pictures with a biopic of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis that made a star of Sam Riley and followed that up with an adaptation of Martin Booth's novel "A Very Private Gentleman," which he turned into the existential hitman drama "The American" starring George Clooney. Corbijn Is now putting together the pieces for what could be his last hurrah, an adaptation of "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" author John le Carre's spy-thriller "A Most Wanted Man."

Director Brenda Chapman Says Being Removed From 'Brave' Was "Devastating"

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 16, 2012 11:17 AM
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The story of Disney/Pixar's "Brave" is a complicated one, fraught with battle-hardened debates and hurt feelings, and we're just talking about what happened behind the scenes of the Scottish-set fairy tale. Originally conceived as the first feature from a female filmmaker at the notoriously male-oriented studio, it was to be written and directed by Brenda Chapman, an animation vet who shepherded the second Disney Renaissance and directed "Prince of Egypt" at DreamWorks. However, eighteen months before the movie was set to premiere, she was removed from the project and, in subsequent months, the studio. (She recently got a job on a typically secretive project at LucasFilm.) Chapman hasn't said one word about her experience on "Brave." Until now.

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