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Hugh Laurie Goes From Playing A Soulless Doctor On 'House' To A Soulless Bad Guy/CEO In 'RoboCop'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 12, 2012 9:55 PM
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Fun facts about Hugh Laurie that you probably already knew: The guy who is the insufferable and kinda dickish Dr. Gregory House—on "House"—is actually British. He's also a pretty accomplished musician who can play piano, guitar, drums, harmonica, and saxophone. What do either of those things have to do with "RoboCop"? Well, not much actually but it's interesting to know, right?

'Batman Begins' Gets IMAX Re-Release Treatment In Anticipation Of Nolan's Trilogy Marathon Finale

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 12, 2012 6:57 PM
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Color yourself not shocked, but be content that the upgrade is not a 3D conversion. Christopher Nolan's "Batman Begins" will receive the IMAX treatment on July 19, leading up to the finale of his Batman trilogy, "The Dark Knight Rises" which opens the next day on July 20. 

Andy Samberg Goes 'Cuckoo' For BBC Plus 6 Clips From 'That's My Boy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 12, 2012 5:31 PM
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Yes, Andy Samberg has left "Saturday Night Live" joining Kristen Wiig in waving goodbye to the iconic sketch comedy show, which should make for a radically different program when it returns in September. And while we'll miss the SNL Digital Shorts (though, we guess he'll team up with this Lonely Island boys to do some special ones from time to time) it looks like Samberg is ready to spread his wings a bit. He already hit Sundance in January with "Celeste And Jesse Forever," a relationship dramedy that's a bit different than we're used to seeing from him and now he's crossing the pond for his next television effort.

'Tahrir: Liberation Square' Director Stefano Savona Talks Egypt, New Projects, Michael Moore & More

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • June 12, 2012 5:05 PM
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Media coverage for the Arab Spring has slowed down in recent months, but that doesn't mean things in the Middle East have settled down. Egypt, for example, is facing election woes, and the President they toppled more than a year ago has just been given a verdict for his various crimes.

Stephen Colbert & More Voice 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman'; Legendary Debbie Reynolds Goes 'Behind The Candelabra' & Ian McShane Has 'Cuban Fury'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • June 12, 2012 4:56 PM
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DreamWorks' animated feature "Mr. Peabody & Sherman," based on the popular cartoon series, has announced more names for its voice cast with Stephen Colbert, Allison Janney, Ellie Kemper, Ariel Winter and Stephen Tobolowsky all joining Ty Burrell and Max Charles, who'll voice the titular characters respectively. Colbert plays Mr. Peabody's nemesis, Paul Peterson; Janney as his wife, Paula; and Winter their daughter. A November 8, 2013 release has also been set for theRob Minkoff ("The Lion King") film.

New Images From 'Total Recall' Starring Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale & Jessica Biel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 12, 2012 4:23 PM
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By this point, there isn't much left to reveal about Len Wiseman's "Total Recall." The trailers have made it clear it's going to be a pretty average sci-fi flick, granted, with some identity twisting traits, but nothing that has had us truly sitting up and taking notice. To recap, Colin Farrell is in the lead as Doug Quaid, a man who goes to get some false memories implanted in his brain but quickly becomes a target when he's mistaken as somebody else. Or is he? Reality and imagination blur as he tries to get to the bottom of what happened with Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, Bill Nighy and more along for the ride.

Watch: It's Peter Parker Vs. Flash Thompson In New Clip From 'The Amazing Spider-Man'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 12, 2012 3:46 PM
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There are few stills from a movie in the past year that captured the imagination quite like the one above for "The Amazing Spider-Man." It was one of the earliest looks at the film that Sony released and it was....curious to say the least. But with the studio currently playing the We're Going To Show You The Whole Damn Thing card in the marketing for the superhero reboot, we now get some explanation for the photo above.

Al Pacino Heads To Broadway For Revival Of 'Glengarry Glen Ross' This Time As Shelley “The Machine” Levene

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 12, 2012 3:22 PM
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Of David Mamet's many accomplishments for the stage, the Pulitizer prize winning "Glengarry Glen Ross" may still be his finest moment. And at least for cinema fans, it's the most memorable. With a script from Mamet, James Foley directed the searing 1992 movie that brought together the unforgettable cast of Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Kevin Spacey, Ed Harris, Alec Baldwin, Alan Arkin and Jonathan Pryce to immortalize the work into one of the most quoted movies in recent memory, and also one that is said to be used by lots of actors for audition purposes. Certainly, there are some choice monologues to choose from. But if you're ever wanted to see it performed on stage, you'll get another shot.

Rewrites Galore: Timur Bekmambetov's 'Moby Dick' & James Watkins' 'Methuselah' Get Tinkered With

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • June 12, 2012 2:43 PM
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With major tentpole films such as “World War Z” and “GI Joe: Retaliation” recently experiencing major structural changes, in both cases executed well after the majority of the film has been shot, the public awareness of just how much behind-the-scenes finagling occurs has gone up ten-fold. Constant revisions and re-edits may appear to be damaging to the final product, but in actuality they're oftentimes just another essential part of the process -- or at least Universal and Warner Bros. are hoping so, as they begin major rewrites to two scripts floating around within their gates.

Duplass Brothers To Write & Direct Remake Of 'Same Time, Next Year'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 12, 2012 2:32 PM
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While making a name with their indie films, Jay and Mark Duplass have slowly been dipping their toes in studio waters. "Cyrus" was produced and released through studio shingle Fox Searchlight, and this spring's (unfairly and unjustly slept on) "Jeff, Who Lives At Home" hit theaters via Paramount Vantage. But now, they're going the whole studio hog, not only signing up with a major, but also being tasked with a remake. The brothers have truly arrived.

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