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Paz Vega Reunites With Pedro Almodovar For 'Standby Lovers'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 4, 2012 3:59 PM
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Pedro Almodovar likes to use talent who have worked with him before, from picture to picture if possible, and his next film, "Standby Lovers," ("Los amantes pasajeros") is proving to be no different. Thus far Lola Duenas ("Volver"), Cecilia Roth ("All About My Mother") and Javier Camara ("Talk To Her") are all part of the cast with Spanish comedians Carlos Areces and Raul Arevalo along with Jose Maria Yazpik rounding things out. But Almodovar isn't done putting together the actors for his movie, and once again he's gone into his contacts.

"What The Fuck Is Going On?" Paul Thomas Anderson & Robert Downey Sr. Talk The Criterion Box Set 'Up All Night With...'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 4, 2012 3:43 PM
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It really doesn't get more irreverent and outlandish than the cult films of Robert Downey Sr. and let's face it, every cinephile worth his salt loves an excuse to talk about the underground filmmaker's outré classic "Putney Swope."

Louis C.K., Andrew Dice Clay & Peter Sarsgaard Join Woody Allen's Next Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 4, 2012 3:18 PM
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Well, casting has wrapped up on Woody Allen's next film and one pleasant surprise, one curveball and one solid actor have all come aboard the picture.

Watch: 'Prometheus' Trailer Made Entirely Out Of Paper

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 4, 2012 2:08 PM
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For everyone who has had enough of the endless "Prometheus" chatter and marketing campaign and/or has been incessantly avoiding reading anything about it until this weekend when they can see it for themselves, here's something a bit different and fun.

Alexander Skarsgard Or Benjamin Walker Will Join Henry Cavill In 'The Great Wall'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 4, 2012 1:47 PM
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So which unproven movie actor will join another untested thesp in a period movie about the the Great Wall Of China? That's right, this has all the ingredients of a SMASH HIT.

'The Raid' Director Gareth Evans Lines Up English Language Debut To Shoot In 2013 After 'Berandal'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 4, 2012 1:23 PM
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Media Rights Capital have emerged as one of the most interesting production companies of the last few years (that is, outside of Annapurna Pictures). Aligning themselves with unique directors and riskier projects, the company has been behind a diverse slate including "Bruno," "The Adjustment Bureau," Seth MacFarlane's "Ted," David Fincher and Kevin Spacey's "House Of Cards" and Neill Blomkamp's mysterious sci-fi effort "Elysium." And now they're pairing up with another helmer whose name has been on the tip of many tongues.

Ridley Scott Reveals He's Working On The Biblical Tale 'Moses'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 4, 2012 12:58 PM
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One only has to look at Ridley Scott's IMDB page to realize of the many, many, many, many projects he has in development, at the age of 74, the sand in hourglass is running out and he's not going to get to them all. But don't tell him that, as the director keeps piling them on. Most recently the "Blade Runner" sequel and a western that's most likely "The Color Of Lightning" have been buzzed about the most, and of course, there's "The Counselor" which he'll shoot this fall. And we presume that after "Prometheus" opens this weekend, provided all goes to plan, sequel chatter will begin to pick up around that film as well (he's already been talking about it). But of course, there's even more he's working on.

Will Forte Says There Won't Be A 'MacGruber' Sequel After All

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 4, 2012 12:21 PM
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Beleive it or not, but "MacGruber" is a favorite among many of The Playlisters. For real. If you think we're just a bunch of art house snobs, you can throw this movie on and we'll happily laugh our asses off. And we were pretty excited when a couple of weeks ago, director Jorma Taccone revealed that he was developing a sequel to the movie with co-writers John Solomon and Will Forte (also the star). But it looks like that news was more just a fantasy than reality.

'21 Jump Street' Helmers Phil Lord & Chris Miller Lining Up Magician Thriller 'Carter Beats The Devil'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 4, 2012 11:45 AM
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Phil Lord and Chris Miller are starting to look like something like miracle workers. Until a few years ago, the duo were known, if they were known at all, for their work on short-lived MTV animation "Clone High," but made their directing debut three years back with 3D CGI animation "Cloudy With Chance Of Meatballs." It wasn't anticipated by many -- a picture-book adaptation about food raining from the skies? Yeah, right -- but those who did see it were delighted by a consistently hilarious, continually surprising film with a lot of heart, and it landed the duo firmly on the map. And then earlier this year, they repeated the trick, taking another piece of unpromising material, in a reboot of 80s TV series "21 Jump Street," and turning it into, yes, a consistently hilarious, continually surprising film with a lot of heart. We've seen them do wonders with premises that don't look like much, so the question is -- what will they do when they have a great piece of material to work with?

First Official Set Photo From 'Iron Man 3' Thrillingly Shows Off The Back Of Robert Downey Jr.'s Head

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 4, 2012 11:21 AM
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Sometimes we don't understand movie marketing. After showing off a pretty exciting batch of new footage at the MTV Movie Awards last night, Warner Bros. lawyers have been spending their Monday sending emails and promptly taking it down all over the internet. Sounds counter-intuitive to us. Meanwhile, Marvel formally announced that "Iron Man 3" is kicking off production today and treated fans with an official set photo featuring.....a bunch of junk in the foreground, some Iron Man suits that nerds will be clicking/zooming/obsessing over and most thrillingly of all, the back of Robert Downey Jr.'s head. Covered by a clapperboard.

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