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Pick Your Cheap Halloween Costume For This Year With Three New Posters For 'Captain America'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 2, 2011 1:17 AM
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Hey, "Captain America" is coming out! We have to confess we'd kind of forgotten about the film: Marvel and Paramount haven't yet been saturation marketing the flick in the same way that other superhero blockbusters have been ("X-Men First Class," you were pretty good, but there was really no need for all those posters, now, was there?). Whether it's a lack of confidence in the movie, or more realistically, that the film still isn't out for another seven weeks, things seem to be gearing up again.

Hugo Weaving Says He'll Play 6 Different Characters In 'Cloud Atlas'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 30, 2011 2:32 AM
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Are the Wachowskis ready to make good on the promise they showed those many, many years ago? After making the lesbian thriller "Bound" and the groundbreaking "The Matrix," the siblings diluted their goodwill with two bloated, disappointing sequels and then flopped with "Speed Racer" (though the film does have its champions in certain quarters). On the producing front, while they scored with "V For Vendetta" they failed to deliver with "The Invasion" and "Ninja Assassin." In the same vein, Tom Tykwer made a big name for himself with "Run Lola Run" and has failed to match that success since, with a series of films of decreasing quality culminating in last year's truly awful "Three." As the saying goes, go big or go home and for their next directing effort all three helmers are teaming up and getting together one helluva cast to adapt one of the most celebrated, and complex, novels in recent memory.

Ben Whishaw & Hugo Weaving Join Tom Hanks & Halle Berry In 'Cloud Atlas'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 11, 2011 7:23 AM
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Actors Will Play Multiple Roles In ProjectTo date, The Wachowskis have never quite lived up to their promise. After a strong debut with lesbian noir "Bound," they reinvented the action movie with "The Matrix," a film as seriously influential as any since "Star Wars" -- hence the slavish copycats that have clogged up sci-fi pictures in the last 10 years. But the sequels were bloated and near-unwatchable, failing to understand what made the first film special, while their only other directorial credit since -- "Speed Racer" -- gave us a giant headache, even if we can sort of understand those who defend it as a piece of pop art.

Ian McKellen Confirms Hugo Weaving's Return To 'The Hobbit'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 10, 2011 6:42 AM
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Considering the production on Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" will be stretching all the way through to early 2012, there will still be more bits and pieces of casting new coming as various actors and actresses fly in and out of New Zealand to film their parts.

Will Hugo Weaving Map Out A 'Cloud Atlas' With The Wachowskis?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 8, 2011 9:54 AM
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News on the Wachowskis' gestating adaptation of "Cloud Atlas" have been coming in fits and starts. Halle Berry, Tom Hanks and Natalie Portman were all attached last summer, but that was a while ago and priorities tend of shift. Add to that, as of January, Portman revealed that it still needed financing. But all that said, it looks like the Wachowskis are still putting their cast together and have potentially enlisted the assistance of a long-time collaborator.

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