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Christopher Nolan Says He's Done With Batman, Won't Be Producing Any Reboots Or 'Justice League' Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 9, 2012 11:53 AM
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So just how valuable is the Batman brand to Warner Bros.? As early as last spring, with the studio seeing the the current iteration of the series coming to an end with "The Dark Knight Rises," they were already beginning to talk reboot. “We have the third Batman, but then we’ll have to reinvent Batman,” Warner Bros. chief Jeff Robinov said in March 2011. Asked if he meant a reboot, he said: “I do. Chris Nolan and [producing partner and wife] Emma Thomas will be producing it, so it will be a conversation with them about what the next phase is.” But, not so fast on Nolan's participation...

Anthony Hopkins Is Methuselah In Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 9, 2012 11:26 AM
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Even though he doesn't make it onto the Ark, the oldest person mentioned in the Hebrew Bible is getting one of finest actors around to portray him in a film.

Watch: Trailer & Posters For Brit Crime Flick 'Comes A Bright Day' Starring Imogen Poots & 'Submarine' Star Craig Roberts

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • July 9, 2012 10:18 AM
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British crime thrillers...every so often a classic rolls around, but you’ve got to wade through a whole heap of sub-par dreck before you find one. The first trailer has hit for Simon Aboud’s (romantically tinged) crime thriller “Comes A Bright Day,” and while nothing on show immediately suggests that it’s going to stray into the classic territory, it certainly looks a cut above the usual cockney geezers, gangsters and guns nonsense. And indeed, our reviewer in Berlin enjoyed it, with reservations, as you can read here. Led by 21 year-old “Submarine” star Craig Roberts – although we maintain he doesn’t look a day older than 16 – the cast also includes Imogen Poots (“Fright Night”), Kevin McKidd (“Trainspotting”) and Timothy Spall.

Philip Seymour Hoffman Signs On For 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' As Plutarch Heavensbee

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 9, 2012 10:03 AM
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Well, with Jena Malone landing the role of Johanna Mason in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" just before the July 4th holiday, it looks like another contract was inked, and we have to admit, this casting is a bit surprising.

Tom Cruise Rumored To Be Upset That 'The Master' Suggests L. Ron Hubbard Made Scientology Up

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 9, 2012 9:45 AM
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With the Tom Cruise/Katie Homes divorce reportedly heading towards a settlement, thus denying the world the Scientology versus Holmes/Suri showdown the tabloid world has been dreaming of, it looks like Tom Cruise may have something else to occupy his mind in the coming months. It was back in May that reports first came out that the actor, who has seen Paul Thomas Anderson's it's-not-about-Scientology-but-it-kind-of-totally-is "The Master," had "issues" with it. And it seems the problems he has with his "Magnolia" collaborator's movie aren't going away.

GAAARRYYY! Benedict Cumberbatch's Villain In 'Star Trek 2' Revealed?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 9, 2012 9:23 AM
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While speculation has run rampant about who exactly Benedict Cumberbatch is playing as the villain in "Star Trek 2" -- with some folks utterly convinced he's Khan (or some kind of relation) -- it looks like J.J. Abrams is throwing it back even further, should this report turn out to be on the level.

R.I.P. Ernest Borgnine (1917-2012)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 9, 2012 9:02 AM
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"Hiya! I'm sure you kids know me best as Sergeant Fatso Judson in 'From Here to Eternity,' " Ernest Borgnine once quipped on a memorable guest turn on "The Simpsons." But he was that and so much more. An Oscar-winning actor who delivered a number of memorable film roles, and one of the all too rare living connections to the golden age of Hollywood cinema, Ernest Borgnine sadly passed away on Sunday at the age of 95.

Michael Fassbender To Star In & Produce Film Version Of 'Assassin's Creed' Video Game

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 9, 2012 8:15 AM
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The history of the video game movie has not been a glorious one. With most games being fairly heavily derivative of movies in the first place, potential adaptations have struggled to become distinctive, and low-calibre talent has generally been involved to date, bastardizing games (e.g. "Super Mario Brothers") or simply choosing the wrong ones to adapt (like the string of movies based on beat-em-ups). When the not-very-good "Doom" is pretty much the high watermark of the genre to date, you know you're in serious trouble.

Battlefield Tested: New 'RoboCop' Reboot Reveals Its First Viral Clip

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 8, 2012 12:52 PM
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Not due in theaters until August 9, 2013, Columbia and MGM Pictures is not wasting any time getting the promotional ball rolling, especially with Comic-Con 2012 right around the corner.  The company has already begun a viral campaign for their rebooted version of "RoboCop" starring AMC's "The Killing" actor Joel Kinnaman (also the star of the upcoming foreign-language thriller "Easy Money"). Set in a In a crime-ridden future where a fatally wounded cop (Kinnaman) returns to the force as a powerful cyborg with submerged memories haunting him, this initial "RoboCop" viral clip centers around OmniCorp, the company in the original picture that's building a future-age of law enforcement.  This clip introduces the "battlefield tested" ED-209 design. Here's the company's manifesto.

Ron Perlman Becomes 'Hellboy' Again For The Make-A-Wish Foundation

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 8, 2012 9:39 AM
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How great is this? Ron Perlman, of all people, was trending on Twitter this weekend. Why? The 62-year-old actor recently stopped by the creatures, props and special makeup effects house Spectral Motion and donned the "Hellboy" make-up once again. No, Guillermo del Toro isn't making a third film, Perlman transformed into "Hellboy" once more for two boys in the children's Make-A-Wish foundation. Faith in humanity restored, if only for a fleeting, brief moment.

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