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Casting: Daniel Radcliffe & Marisa Tomei Appearing In Judd Apatow's 'Trainwreck' And More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 1, 2014 9:57 AM
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Kill Your Darlings
While the traditional route for casting is to scan the trades and tracking boards and wait for something to pop, sometimes some well placed photographs can reveal more than the filmmakers had wanted. Welcome to 2014.

Exclusive: U.S. Trailer For Award Winning Animated Film 'Wrinkles' Featuring Martin Sheen & Matthew Modine

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 21, 2014 11:05 AM
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Wrinkles
At least within in the American studio system, animated films are generally made for kids, and if they happen to entertain adults at the same time, that's just a happy byproduct. But indie and foreign filmmakers continue to tell inventive, rich stories using the medium, in pictures crafted for grownups, and one you'll likely want to track down this summer is "Wrinkles."

John Boyega Is Jesse Owens, Ben Kingsley Heads To 'Night At The Museum 3' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 24, 2014 1:26 PM
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While John Boyega broke out in a big way thanks to his magnetic turn in "Attack the Block," we haven't seen much from the actor since. He's taken small roles in some films that never really took ("Inkheart," "Half of a Yellow Sun") and he's at Sundance this week with "Imperial Dreams." But he's about to launch back into some major attention.

Dustin Hoffman & Steve Buscemi Join Adam Sandler's 'The Cobbler' & More Casting Updates

  • By Ben Brock
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  • November 19, 2013 3:31 PM
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All the casting news that's fit to print! We reported last week on Dan Stevens attaching himself to the newest of Adam Sandler's periodic serious, grown-up movies (uh, not to be confused with his “Grown Ups” movies); this one's called "The Cobbler" and follows a cobbler (natch) who steps into his clients' lives as he mends their shoes.

Comic Prologue To 'The Dark Knight Rises' Arrives Via Mobile App; Matthew Modine Says Foley's Fate Was A Surprise

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • August 23, 2012 3:01 PM
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One of the pleasant surprises in Christopher Nolan’s comic book opus “The Dark Knight Rises” was the return to the big screen for actor Matthew Modine, someone who certainly hasn’t been out of the public consciousness, but hasn’t exactly scaled the heights of films like “Short Cuts,” “Full Metal Jacket,” and “Vision Quest” – all movies that secured him a comfortable spot on the A-list in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s.

5 Things You Might Not Know About Stanley Kubrick's 'Full Metal Jacket'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 7, 2012 11:22 AM
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Stanley Kubrick was never the most prolific of filmmakers, but his productivity slowed right down in the last couple of decades of his life; while there were several projects he worked on that never got made, including "Napoleon" and "A.I.," the director only made three films in the last twenty years of his career. And sandwiched between 1980's "The Shining" and 1999's posthumously-released "Eyes Wide Shut" was his Vietnam war epic "Full Metal Jacket."

Last Gasp: 10 New 'Dark Knight Rises' Photos Show Off More Of Anne Hathaway & Joseph Gordon-Levitt

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 18, 2012 1:41 PM
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Well here we are. 48 hours or so to go until "The Dark Knight Rises." In fact, it rolls out in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and elsewhere tomorrow, so it comes even sooner if you're in that part of the world. The reviews are out, and they're mostly good, although as has been discussed at length already, good isn't apparently enough for the army of infants whose mental well-being depends on the film maintaining a Rotten Tomatoes score above 90%, and who treat Marvel and DC like Sunnis and Shi'ites not realizing that normal people don't care, and are capable of enjoying films from both companies, as well as, shock horror, some that aren't even based on comic books at all.

Who Is Selina Kyle Trying To Kill? More New Photos From 'The Dark Knight Rises'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 13, 2012 2:21 PM
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In case you missed it, this morning there were even more new pics, a clip and even a parody trailer. It looks like our punishment for wanting this deluge of marketing to end is something even more severe.

Ashley Greene Plays 'CBGB,' Matthew Modine To Fire Steve Jobs In Ashton Kutcher-Led Biopic 'jOBS' & More

  • By Simon Dang
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  • June 8, 2012 12:20 PM
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Randall Miller's rock 'n' roll tribute "CBGB" has found its female lead with 'Twilight' star Ashley Greene taking on the role of Lisa Kristal, daughter of the Hilly Kristel, the owner of the titular, influential New York club to be played by Alan Rickman. The story follows Kristal as she clashes with her father, ends up as the club's business manager and attends law school all while keeping the club afloat during tough times. The real life Lisa Kristal is, in fact, a producer on the film so authenticity shouldn't be an issue here. Miller is helming from a script he wrote with Jody Savin with several interesting cast members already filled including Taylor Hawkins as Iggy Pop, Mickey Sumner as Patti Smith and Malin Akerman as Debbie Harry. [Variety]

Watch: Trailer For English Language Version Of Oscar-Nominated Animated Feature 'A Cat In Paris,' Opens June 1st

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 15, 2012 11:21 AM
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Independent animation distributor GKIDS has announced that an English language version of the Academy Award-nominated "A Cat in Paris," will be released on American shores (in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego) on June 1st. Among the vocal cast assembled for this new version are Angelica Huston, Marcia Gay Harden, Matthew Modine and Steve Blum. This is being seen as the beginning of a wider platform release.

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