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Andrea Riseborough Will Get Scared With Alexander Skarsgard In Horror Flick 'The Hidden'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 25, 2012 5:23 PM
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Rising Brit actress Andrea Riseborough spent most 2011 out of the multiplex and in the arthouse, with a number of pics unspooling at festivals including Madonna's "W.E.," James Marsh's espionage tale "Shadow Dancer," and the alternate history WWII tale "Resistance." Big things are on the horizon with roles in a handful of promising efforts including the James McAvoy led action flick "Welcome To The Punch" and Tom Cruise's sci-fi number "Oblivion," and now she's knocking "horror movie" off her to-do list.

'Pirates! Band of Misfits' Director Peter Lord Talks DreamWorks Animation, Batman & The Allure Of Pirates

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 25, 2012 5:01 PM
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This Friday, "Pirates! Band of Misfits" opens, the latest whirligig stop motion contraption by the cracked geniuses at Aardman Animation, the studio that, over the years, has brought us such astounding wonders as "Wallace and Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit," "Chicken Run," "Arthur Christmas," and the underrated "Flushed Away." 'Pirates' is their second film in conjunction with Sony Pictures Animation, their new home after leaving a partnership with DreamWorks Animation ("The Croods," Chris Sanders' next movie for DreamWorks, was an idea originally developed by Aardman but retained by DreamWorks Animation after the split). We got a chance to talk with Peter Lord, director of "Pirates! Band of Misfits" and the co-founder of the studio (he's a kind of cuddly British John Lasseter proxy), about what drew him to this pirate world, what's next for stop motion animation, the split from DreamWorks, and his new Batman short films.

Josh Duhamel Joins Lasse Hallstrom's Nicholas Sparks Adapatation 'Safe Haven'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 25, 2012 4:49 PM
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Is there any leading man as non-essential and bland as Josh Duhamel? Say what you will about the Nicholas Sparks adaptations, but so far they've (for the most part) gone with men who at least have some appeal to some spectrum of the female population that drives these things. Ryan Gosling, Channing Tatum, Zac Efron, Liam Hemsworth and even oldies like Kevin Costner and Richard Gere were decent enough choices for their respective films. But who even says, "That Josh Duhamel is soooo cute. Can't wait to see his next movie!"

Spike Lee’s ‘Red Hook Summer’ Set For August 10th Platform Release Via Variance Films

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 25, 2012 4:15 PM
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Just outta Sundance, Spike Lee promised in February that his latest effort, "Red Hook Summer" would be arriving in August, and true to his word, it will be.

Tribeca Review: 'Hysteria' Is The Vibrator Comedy Movie You Can Watch With Your Mom

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 25, 2012 4:01 PM
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It turns out that all Sabina Spielrein needed to get over her hysteria was not Freud or Jung or the talking cure, but just a really good fingering. Indeed, the course of sexuality and/or psychoanalysis might have been irrevocably altered had Sabina taken a trip to London to visit Dr. Robert Dalrymple (Jonathan Pryce), in "Hysteria," a "based on true events" comedy about the invention of the vibrator. But like any bad lover, the film is heavy on foreplay but when it finally takes its pants off, the resulting encounter is less than satisfying.

Scarlett Johansson Says She Won't Be Appearing In 'Iron Man 3'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 25, 2012 3:51 PM
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It seems three redheads in one superhero movie is just too much. With Gwyneth Paltrow on board and Jessica Chastain signing up a couple of days ago, it looks like "Iron Man 3" is unfortuantely going to be less one more beautiful woman.

Contest Giveaway: 5 DVD Copies Of Madonna's 'W.E.'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 25, 2012 3:29 PM
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There was perhaps no film as talked about or divisive in 2011 than Madonna's "W.E." It seems everyone had an opinion about the ambitious movie, which tackled romance, historical drama and more all at once in a tale that spanned two distinctly different time periods. And if you finally want to see what everyone was discussing, we've got some copies for some lucky readers.

Carey Mulligan Out, Rooney Mara In For Spike Jonze's Untitled Film With Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams & Samantha Morton

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 25, 2012 3:03 PM
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As far as switcheroos go, director Spike Jonze can't really complain as his upcoming untitled effort has lost one hot young actress, only to be replaced by another.

Stunt Casting Is Expensive: 'Liz & Dick' Producer Says Lindsay Lohan The Most Insured Actress Ever

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 25, 2012 2:47 PM
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By now you've heard that Lindsay Lohan has somewhat miraculously landed an acting gig, an act previously thought impossible due to her general unreliability and ongoing legal and personal problems. But leave it to producer Larry Thompson who has done the impossible, and lined up the actress to play Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime movie "Liz & Dick." Surely a decision borne out of wanting to get the best person possible for the role, and not some kind of stunt casting done to ensure high ratings for what will otherwise be a probably terrible movie, the chatty Thompson has revealed that landing the talents of Lohan don't come cheap.

'47 Ronin' Bumped To February 8, 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 25, 2012 2:09 PM
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So, was it because of the reshoots that are apparently taking place on "47 Ronin" or to give the film more time to get the 3D looking right? Well, it depends on who you believe but either way, if you wanted to see the Keanu Reeves-led samurai epic, you're going to have to wait just a little bit longer.

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