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Watch: Sizzle Reel For Chilean Action Star Marko Zaror As He Lands Role In 'Machete Kills'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 20, 2012 10:19 AM
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Yes, Robert Rodriguez's "Machete Kills" has wrapped, but that doesn't mean there aren't more surprises in store. This morning brings news that yet another name has joined the cast, and it will be one that will be bringing some serious punching and kicking power to the pic.

'Mad Max: Fury Road' Adds Supermodel Megan Gale; Official Synopsis Reveals A Host Of Ridiculous Character Names

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 20, 2012 9:44 AM
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After being pushed back months on end, production seems well and truly underway on George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road," which is shooting in Namibia after abnormal weather conditions pushed Miller and co. away from Australia. While it's been confirmed for quite some time that Tom Hardy would be taking over the iconic, titular role from Mel Gibson, with Charlize Theron co-starring as the mysterious Furiosa, a press release (via Collider) has unveiled the first synopsis for the film while confirming the entire cast (which includes a few more names), as well their kinda bonkers character names. Read on:

Ken Watanabe To Star In Japanese Language Remake Of Clint Eastwood's 'Unforgiven'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • August 20, 2012 9:24 AM
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For years Hollywood has remade foreign films to varying degrees, with some of the most successful examples being genre-swaps: for example, John Sturges’ classic western “The Magnificent Seven” was based on Akira Kurosawa’s landmark “Seven Samurai.” And now a western film will have its setting swapped out for the East as Clint Eastwood’s “Unforgiven” is being remade under the tutelage of “Villain” helmer Lee Sang-il with Ken Watanabe set to star.

Anna Kendrick, Felicity Jones & Imogen Poots Reportedly In Running For Female Lead In 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • August 20, 2012 9:00 AM
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Despite the massive success of “The Avengers,” Marvel isn’t resting on its laurels and is hard at work on the next phase of films that will lead into the sequel of the superhero team-up film, which already has a release date set of May 1, 2015. Last month saw the addition of Anthony Mackie to the cast of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” as Falcon and now we have a list of frontrunners for the female lead in the sequel.

R.I.P. Tony Scott (1944-2012)

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 20, 2012 4:30 AM
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Some wrenchingly sad news coming in this morning, as it's emerged in the last few hours that filmmaker Tony Scott has taken his own life at the age of 68. Scott was the director of a string of action classics, including "Top Gun," "The Last Boy Scout," "True Romance," "Crimson Tide" "Enemy of the State" and "Unstoppable," and also was responsible for producing a wealth of other film and TV through his production company, Scott Free, which he set up with elder brother Ridley Scott, the director of "Blade Runner" and "Alien."
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'Super' Filmmaker James Gunn In Talks To Direct Marvel's 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • August 18, 2012 3:21 PM
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Marvel is wasting no time getting their next big film property, an adaptation of the comic book series, "Guardians Of The Galaxy," off the ground. After a lengthy search, James Gunn has apparently taken the pole position slot as the primary contender to take the director's chair for this tale of interstellar heroes who proactively protect the galaxy.

New Photos Of Ang Lee's 'Life Of Pi' Center On The Film's Star Suraj Sharma & The Tiger

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • August 18, 2012 2:32 PM
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"All we have is difficulty," director Ang Lee told Entertainment Weekly in last week's Fall Movie Preview issue describing the challenges of "Life of Pi," his adaptation of Yann Martel’s best-selling novel. "Water, kids, animals and 3D. Everything you should avoid in the movie business. I thought it was unmakeable, even though it's very inspiring."
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Samuel L. Jackson Joins Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' In Small Role, Bruce Hornsby Will Score

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • August 18, 2012 12:33 PM
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While they recently shared the stage at the 2012 BET Awards, it's hard to believe that Samuel L. Jackson hasn't been in a Spike Lee movie in twenty one years; 1991's "Jungle Fever." But that's all about to change. With four feature-length collaborations under their belts (including "School Daze," "Do The Right Thing" and "Mo Better Blues"), the duo are finally going to make a fifth: Jackson has landed a small, but pivotal role in Lee's upcoming adaptation of the second installment of Park Chan-wook's celebrated vengeance trilogy, "Oldboy." 

Rafe Spall & More Join 'The F Word' With Daniel Radcliffe & Zoe Kazan

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 17, 2012 5:15 PM
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Earlier this year we tipped Rafe Spall on our list of actors who are stars in the making. This summer he memorably appeared in Ridley Scott's divisive "Prometheus," and later this year you'll see him in Ang Lee's "Life Of Pi." But before the massive campaign begins for the latter, Spall will be taking time to deliver some laughs.

In Theaters: Find Yourself 'Beloved' Of 'Cosmopolis' & 'ParaNorman' Or Get An 'Awakening' With 'The Expendables 2'

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • August 17, 2012 4:37 PM
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Hi there! It’s a regular Halloween in August as this weekend’s new releases do much to call back the spirits of the past. These films continue franchises, hearken familiar genre themes, adapt previously published material, or just feature ghosts in plain sight. Less spooky than mirthful, these movies are more about paying due (or getting paid) than paying off a debt with blood and gore. Still, a scare or two may not be far away. Get ready…

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