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Jamie Foxx Up For 'White House Down' With Channing Tatum

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2012 7:09 PM
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There's probably a really clever joke to be made about going from a freed slave in "Django Unchained" to becoming President in "White House Down" but we're tired and we'll let you figure out that one for yourselves. But yes, Jamie Foxx is going to become the leader of the free world, if everything goes according to plan.

New Pics Of Bane, Catwoman, Miranda Tate & More From 'The Dark Knight Rises' Plus Latest TV Spot

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2012 6:43 PM
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It's only been 24 hours since our last bit of info on "The Dark Knight Rises" so don't worry, the movie hasn't been canceled or push back. Phew. Kidding aside, the clock is winding down on the film with just over a month to go before we see Christopher Nolan's epic conclusion to the series -- and at 2 hours and 45 minutes long, he's not kidding.

Discuss: Do Lindsay Lohan & Grant Bowler Look Like Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton In These New Pics From 'Liz & Dick'?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2012 5:51 PM
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With the paparazzi busily snapping away during nearly every on-location moment for Lifetime's "Liz & Dick," the studio has wasted no time supplying official images of Lindsay Lohan and Grant Bowler, this time in color, following a black-white still earlier in the week. This is where we usually talk about the shoddy nature of most Lifetime movies, and how this is a bad idea blah blah blah, but let's get right to the heart of it: do these two even look like Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton?

'True Romance' Reunion: Samuel L. Jackson Joins 'Robocop' Remake With Gary Oldman (And Joel Kinnaman)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2012 5:20 PM
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Well, this is getting interesting. We haven't exactly been overjoyed about the "RoboCop" remake (we're not really against it either) but the talent being put together for the film by MGM is getting pretty impressive. Rising star Joel Kinnaman ("The Killing," "Lola Versus") has landed the lead, with Gary Oldman of all people in a supporting role as well as James Vanderbilt of "Zodiac" and "The Amazing Spider-Man" fame doing a rewrite on the script. Not bad. And now, another distinctive actor is coming on board.

Watch: Trailer For Conspiracy Thriller 'Shadow Dancer' Starring Clive Owen & Andrea Riseborough

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2012 5:01 PM
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The conflict between family, belief and self-preservation collide in "Shadow Dancer" the latest from the chameleonic director James Marsh ("Red Riding: In The Year Of Our Lord 1980," "Man On Wire," "Project Nim") and it looks like a firecracker.

Watch: Clip From Sundance & Cannes Sensation 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2012 4:28 PM
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Can "Beasts Of The Southern Wild" follow in the footsteps of films like "Precious" and "Blue Valentine" by going from Sundance to Cannes to awards season praise? We'll soon find out, but unlike those films, it's pretty difficult to describe exactly what this film is. Which makes it all the more exciting.

Watch: Joel McHale Spoofs David Viral Video From 'Prometheus' On 'The Soup'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2012 3:56 PM
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Opinions are hugely divided on "Prometheus" and even here at the The Playlist, yelling and slammed doors have been the end result of discussions about the movie, which draw a line firmly in the sand of our office. No one is speaking to each other right now.

David Gordon Green, Paul Rudd & Emile Hirsch Shoot Secret 'Prince Avalanche'; A Remake Of Icelandic Film 'Either Way'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2012 2:37 PM
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Surprise! David Gordon Green just shot a new movie on the sly, and it's one that has some unlikely origins.

Michael Bay Says 'Transformers 4' Is His Last Film In The Series & Sets It Up "For The Next Guy" To Take Over

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2012 2:12 PM
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They say death and taxes are the only two things are certain in life, but it seems you can toss "Transformers" movies into the mix. Quality of the movies aside, the series has been a financial juggernaut, bringing in over $2.6 billion worldwide at the box office and that's not even counting the various marketing tie-ins and god knows what else that have boosted the bottom line. And it's not a big shock that Paramount want to keep the good times rolling transforming. They already bagged Michael Bay to return -- again -- to make explosions and it seems they're already planning for a future beyond.

The Russo Brothers To Direct 'Captain America 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2012 1:38 PM
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And then there was one....well, actually two. After a shortlist emerged this spring featuring F. Gary Gary, George Nolfi and the somewhat outside choice of Joe and Anthony Russo as contenders to direct the sequel to "Captain America: The First Avenger," it looks like Marvel has made its selection.

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