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'Step Up 2' & 'G.I. Joe 2' Director Jon M. Chu To Helm 'Masters Of The Universe'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 30, 2012 8:29 PM
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You see that image up there? That's every reason why Sony and Mattel are teaming up to try and bring He-Man, Skeletor and the rest of "Masters Of The Universe" characters to the big screen. It's all about toys and merchandising and you can bet that watching Hasbro milk "Transformers" to over $2.5 billion worldwide over three movies, they want to taste some of that mozzarella (ie. cheese = money).

Watch: Philosopher Slavoj Žižek Explains Why Lars Von Trier's 'Melancholia' Is "Profoundly Optimistic"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 30, 2012 5:59 PM
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If you know someone in a university who is studying for some kind of liberal arts degree, chances are they've mentioned Slavoj Žižek. To call him "popular" wouuld be overstating it, but as far as contemporary philosophers go with name recognition, he's one of the few that actually have it. Entertaining, and yes, thought provoking, Žižek has often viewed/used pop culture and social/political changes to explore deeper meaning, so naturally, he has an opinion about Lars Von Trier's downer "Melancholia"....or is it a downer?

Watch: Tom Hardy's 'Star Trek: Nemesis' Screen Test Vs. Finished Film Footage Comparison Is Awesome

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 30, 2012 5:16 PM
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Before "The Dark Knight Rises," "Inception," "Warrior," "Bronson" and "Rocknrolla," Tom Hardy was at best, a blip on the radar. An actor primarily known in his native U.K., but even then, was hardly the star he is now. And indeed, even before all that, the theater actor scored one of biggest opportunities of his early career, the villain role of Praetor Shinzon in "Star Trek: Nemesis." And now, thanks to the interwebs, we can see the talent that helped land him the gig.
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Déjà Vu Or More Of The Same? Watch The Domestic Trailer For 'Taken 2'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 30, 2012 4:59 PM
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In "Taken," the 2008 French thriller produced by Luc Besson and directed by Pierre Morel, unlikely action-star Liam Neeson played Bryan Mills, a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operative who sets about tracking down his daughter (Maggie Grace) after she is kidnapped by human traffickers while traveling in France. The picture has truly been film a turning point in Neeson's career redefining the actor as a successful action film star.

Watch: John Hillcoat Directed Olympic Ad For GE Works; Pierce Brosnan Stars In Bond Style Ad For Gaming Site

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 30, 2012 4:54 PM
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The Olympics are here, and aside from the expensive, overblown spectacle, there are sports happening and advertising too. Lots of it. And some of it, with some directors you might have heard of.

New Pics Of Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena & Cody Horn In 'End Of Watch'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 30, 2012 4:26 PM
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Hey, did you know that Cody Horn, Channing Tatum's ball-busting love interest in "Magic Mike," was in David Ayer's upcoming cop drama "End Of Watch"? We didn't either, but among the batch of new pics from the film hitting the web in advance of the film's TIFF premiere and fall release, is an image that shows her in a different light than we saw in the stripper flick.

'Grand Seduction' Snares Taylor Kitsch & Brendan Gleeson In Remake Of Canadian Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 30, 2012 4:01 PM
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After three movies in the span of seven months all flopped to various degrees (sort of the reverese Channing Tatum), Taylor Kitsch is licking his wounds and returning back to his native Canada...where he's quietly begun lensing on a new movie.

Nina Arianda Is Giulietta Masina In 'Fellini Black And White'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 30, 2012 3:24 PM
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2012 could not be going better for Nina Arianda. The actress quickly followed up her Tony award win for "Venus In Fur" with two plum movie gigs, landing the lead in the Sean Durkin ("Martha Marcy May Marlene") directed Janis Joplin biopic "Joplin" and a part opposite Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy in "The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby." And now, she's set to take on one of the most beloved international actresses of all time.

'Ant-Man Rumored To Shoot Right After 'Thor 2'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 30, 2012 3:01 PM
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Is Marvel's "Ant-Man" moving full-speed ahead in time for a 2014 release? If you believe the rumors, well, then yes. The latest noise from the interwebs says that "Ant-Man" will shoot soon after "Thor 2," aka "Thor: The Dark World" which is scheduled to start filming on August 6th. The rumored report says "Ant-Man" will shoot in London in late spring/early summer 2013 (here's some semi-nerdy inside-baseball news on "Thor 2" which you might care about too).

Angelina Jolie Being Lined Up For Cameo In Paolo Sorrentino's Next Film 'The Great Beauty'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 30, 2012 2:57 PM
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Well, he made Sean Penn go goth in "This Must Be Place," so who knows how Paolo Sorrentino will tranform Angelina Jolie in his next film, but either way, the director is already angling a role for the actress in his upcoming effort.

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