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Review: 'Hit And Run' Would Be A Fun Action Comedy If It Weren't For All That Comedy

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • August 22, 2012 2:02 PM
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The fact that Charlie Bronson is the name of Dax Shepherd’s protagonist in the Shepherd-co-directed, Shepherd-written and Shepherd-starring “Hit and Run” tells you everything you need to know about the film. Particularly considering the film’s Bronson, a former getaway driver in deep trouble with a colorful gang of criminals, isn’t even using his real name. No, Bronson is the name he chose to gift himself upon entering witness protection, feeling his own name was unsatisfactorily macho. It’s also a reference upon a reference upon a reference -- he’s chosen to name himself after the British criminal who renamed himself Charles Bronson, whom we’ve already seen in the film “Bronson.”

Bradley Cooper Finds 'Bad Blood And Trouble'; Also Eyed For Clint Eastwood's 'A Star Is Born'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 16, 2012 5:33 PM
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While J. Blakeson's underrated feature debut "The Disappearance Of Alice Creed" didn't exactly blow up the box office, it did find its way in front of the right people in Hollywood, and they soon came knocking. Over at Warner Bros., he's already been tapped to direct "The Imitation Game," a hot script that has seen hot directors like David Yates, Ralph Fiennes and Bryan Singer among those being sought for the gig. And now, he's got another big project in the works, and it looks like it will roll first, with a pretty decent name attached.

'The Hangover Part III' Moving Closer To A Summer Shoot, Memorial Day 2013 Release Being Eyed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 25, 2012 1:05 PM
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The Wolfpack is (almost) back. Following the over $580 million worldwide succes of the R-rated comedy sequel, Warner Bros. are very eager to get Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms back for the third and final installment. And they are willnig to pay big bucks to make it happen.

First Looks At Bradley Cooper In 'The Words' & 'The Place Beyond The Pines'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 31, 2011 8:00 AM
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You're gonna have a whole lotta Bradley Cooper coming at you in the near future. The actor, who had two big hits this year with "Limitless" and "The Hangover Part II," has spent the rest of 2011 cashing in on the goodwill those projects created, with no less than three movies going in front of cameras. Well, gird your loins, ladies, pics of him in two of the films have surfaced.

Bradley Cooper, Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard To Star In Comedy 'Outrun'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 28, 2011 9:57 AM
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Also, For Some Reason, Tom ArnoldWhile Bradley Cooper has used his post-"Limitless" and "The Hangover Part II" career to take a step upward with parts in Derek Cianfrance's "The Place Beyond The Pines," David O. Russell's "The Silver Linings Playbook," Alex Proyas' "Paradise Lost" and possibly even Warner Bros.' "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," he's not above doing favors for friends. Even if it means starring in a movie directed by Dax Shepard.

Bradley Cooper Offered Lead In 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 21, 2011 2:59 AM
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With George Clooney forced to bow out due to a bad back from the physically demanding lead role of Napoleon Solo in "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," director Steven Soderbergh began looking at a number of possible actors to take on the part with Michael Fassbender and Ewan McGregor among his favored names. However, Warner Bros. has got the ball rolling, placing a call to somebody on their wishlist.

Jacki Weaver Will Be Bradley Cooper's Mom In David O. Russell's 'The Silver Linings Playbook'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 27, 2011 2:24 AM
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In all honesty, two years ago, few outside of Australia had heard of veteran actress Jacki Weaver. Indeed, while she worked on a number of seminal films at home in the 1970s, winning two Australian Film Institute Awards and turning up in Peter Weir's "Picnic At Hanging Rock," she'd been mostly absent from the screen since, focusing instead on stage work in Oz (most recently appearing alongside Cate Blanchett in "Uncle Vanya").

Who Could Be The Men In Steven Soderbergh’s ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E’?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 20, 2011 4:29 AM
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'The Killing' Star Joel Kinnaman, Michael Fassbender & Ewan McGregor Among Names Being Considered By The DirectorSteven Soderbergh's latest picture "Contagion" is in its second week of release with a healthy tally thus far of over $45 million, and his next feature, the independent male stripper film "Magic Mike," is currently shooting. And now the director is already mapping out -- at least if he sticks to the current plan -- his penultimate film, "The Man from U.N.C.L.E."

Bradley Cooper Flies From 'The Crow,' Mark Wahlberg & Channing Tatum Sought To Go Goth

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 16, 2011 1:40 AM
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The road to "The Crow" remake/reboot hasn't been without its bumps. Things seemed to moving along swimmingly with Relativity pushing the project ahead, with "28 Weeks Later" director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo at the helm and Bradley Cooper set to take the lead role. Things got derailed slightly when The Weinstein Company launched a lawsuit against Relativity regarding the rights to the franchise -- the case is now in arbitration -- it put the project on hold for a couple of months, enough time for Cooper to start booking his plans for the rest of the year, and even though the legal imbroglio is still being resolved, a new writer, Alex Tse ("Watchmen") was brought on to rewrite the project. Well, Cooper is booked up for the rest of the year with "The Place Beyond The Pines," "The Silver Linings Playbook" before heading into "Paradise Lost" and his schedule has forced him to fly the coop, but no worries, as the studio is now beginning to look at potential replacements and the first two choices to rise the top couldn't be more different.

Mark Wahlberg Out, Bradley Cooper & Robert De Niro Looking In For 'The Silver Linings Playbook'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 2, 2011 3:40 AM
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Are BFFs Mark Wahlberg and David O. Russell having trouble? Are there problems in the house that "Three Kings," "I Heart Huckabees" and "The Fighter" built? Nah, it's nothing more than routine scheduling issues but it looks like the two best bros and frequent collaborators won't be reteaming for "The Silver Linings Playbook" -- but one of the earliest names attached the film has returned.

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