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Comedian Kevin Hart To Try His Hand At Occupation-Based Slapstick With Kevin James In 'Valet Guys'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • May 25, 2012 11:21 AM
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After working the grind of the comedy club circuit while picking up the occasional supporting film role, it seems actor/comedian Kevin Hart has finally reached, and even surpassed, the mainstream success that has recently graced Louis C.K. and Marc Maron among others. His comedy special “Laugh At My Pain” grossed more than $7 million on just 284 screens, while his starring role in the Tim Story-directed “Think Like a Man” helped that film reach $86 million on a $12 budget. Of course, now that Hart has proven himself a viable talent, studios are clamoring to place him front and center in their latest projects, and the first one finds him co-starring with another comedy star who previously struck box-office gold.

Watch: Trailer for River Phoenix's Final, Unfinished Film 'Dark Blood,' Plus Interview With Director George Sluizer

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • May 25, 2012 10:37 AM
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It's a well-documented slice of Hollywood history where River Phoenix went the night of his untimely death, but what's lesser known about is the halted production that the young actor was shooting at the time. Dutch director George Sluizer was ten days from wrapping on his film with Phoenix, “Dark Blood,” when he received news of his lead actor's death, and from then on the film was never released or spoken of again. However, since we last received news that Sluizer was forging on ahead, re-assembling the film as a tribute for completion and release, now there's an update and trailer to further hint at what remains of Phoenix's final role.

First Look At Hailee Steinfeld In 'Romeo & Juliet'; Actress Joins Rom-Com 'Why We Broke Up'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 25, 2012 9:44 AM
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It’s been two years since Hailee Steinfeld impressed audiences as Mattie Ross in the Coen Brothers’ adaptation of Charles Portis' novel, “True Grit.” Her breakout turn earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress and a flurry of offers, including a role in next year’s blockbuster-to-be “Ender’s Game,” but her next big-screen appearance will be as Juliet in the newest, millennial-targeted, adaptation of the classic Shakespeare play, “Romeo & Juliet.”

Watch: Steve Carell & Keira Knightley Search For Laughs In 2 Clips From 'Seeking A Friend For The End of the World'

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • May 25, 2012 9:17 AM
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In February, the first trailer for Lorene Scafaria's "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" debuted, and it's a "world will end in three weeks" story mixed with a darkly comedic tone that quickly pushed the film into our 10 most anticipated indie films of the summer list. Even the soundtrack avoids a heavy dose of melancholy, preferring a bounty of uptempo nostalgia, featuring the hits of yesteryear from the likes of INXS and The Beach Boys. So, you can imagine how curious we might be, now that Focus Features has released two new preview clips from 'Seeking a Friend,' to see if it matches with our enthusiasm. Sadly, they don't.

Warner Bros. Lines Up Top Secret Sci-Fi Movie 'The Wind' From Screenwriter David Koepp & Director Nic Mathieu

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • May 25, 2012 8:59 AM
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Warner Bros. has a healthy amount of sci-fi projects brewing, with the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer's "Cloud Atlas" opening December 6th and Guillermo del Toro's "Pacific Rim" and Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" opening in 2013. Not much has been revealed about any of the films so far -- "Cloud Atlas" will somehow condense David Mitchell's multi-storyline, epic novel into three hours, "Pacific Rim" will see humans fight monsters and "Gravity" will see Sandra Bullock trapped in space (literally) -- but there's even less known about Warners' latest sci-fi endeavor.

Watch: Michael Fassbender & Charlize Theron Square Off In Sinister New Clip From 'Prometheus'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 25, 2012 8:42 AM
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That's right, another day, another piece of "Prometheus" and while our instinct is to turn off the internet until we see the damn thing, we can't help but continue to look at what is one of the summer's most anticipated films. And this latest glimpse isn't just a brief snippet of new footage -- it's a whole new scene.

Gemma Arterton, Olivia Thirlby & Harry Treadaway To Cross Paths In Jeff Buckley Biopic 'Mystery White Boy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 24, 2012 10:17 PM
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Even though the rival project "Greetings From Tim Buckley" is in the can and if not finished, then pretty much nearly there, the filmmakers behind the Jeff Buckley biopic "Mystery White Boy" are choosing to make it right intead of fast. With the rights locked up to use Buckley's music, the blessing of his estate who are also involved with the film, and with rehearsals with already under way with lead Reeve Carney, this one is aiming to be the only Buckley movie you'll need to see, and they're adding a trio of strong talent.

Owen Wilson, Olivia Wilde & Brie Larson To Star In Peter Bogdanovich's 'Squirrel To The Nuts' Produced By Wes Anderson & Noah Baumbach

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 24, 2012 9:25 PM
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Nothing ever truly dies in Hollywood, and even though intel about "Squirrel To The Nuts" dropped way back in the fall of 2010 without much heard of it since, it seems lots has been happening behind the scenes, with the pic now making some giant strides, with three of our favorite filmmakers helping it happen.

'Iron Man 3' Gets Villain Firepower Courtesy Of Ashley Hamilton While Jon Favreau Returns; Mads Mikkelsen Is 'Thor 2' Baddie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 24, 2012 7:49 PM
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The son of George Hamilton, stepson of Rod Stewart, former competitor on "Dancing With The Stars" and a correspondent on "Extra"....listen, we know Marvel is thrifty, but this is pretty ridiclous...

Watch: See Even More Of 'Prometheus' In 2 New Featurettes For Ridley Scott's Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 24, 2012 7:23 PM
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On Monday, press screenings for Ridley Scott's long-awaited, highly anticipated "Prometheus" will begin, and the word will slowly come out as to whether it's a masterpiece, a misfire, or something in between. But if 20th Century Fox's marketing campaign continues to go the way it has so far, you'll probably have seen the whole movie by Sunday night, thanks to the large amount of clips and featurettes that have been barfed out onto the web. And now there are two more.

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