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Fox Reshuffles Lineup, Bumps 'Rise Of The Apes' To Thanksgiving, 'Mr. Popper's Penguins' To June

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • January 15, 2011 4:12 AM
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Andrew Niccol's 'Now,' David Gordon Green's 'The Sitter' Also Shift DatesWith the news of the March 2012 launch of Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" comes a wave of rescheduling on the part of Fox, restructuring their 2011 and 2012 lineups for maximum strategic effect. The biggest changes emerge from the release date shuffling of prospective blockbusters "Mr. Popper's Penguins" and "Rise of the Apes," the former being bumped upwards, the other moving from a summer to a winter slot.

The Playlist's 100 Most Anticipated Films Of 2011 - Part 1

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • January 3, 2011 8:51 AM
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That’s right, 2010 is already in our rear view and we’re looking far, far ahead into 2011. If 2010 was the year of audiences rewarding original, smart blockbusters (“Inception”) and punishing glossy, but empty big-budget tentpoles (“The Tourist,” “Tron: Legacy”) the new year will find studios hoping once again that comic franchises and sequels can bring in the big bucks. No less than five comic-book movies are on the way with “Thor,” “Captain America,” “Green Lantern,” “Green Hornet” and “X-Men: First Class” all swinging into theaters, while tried-and-true franchises get sequels with “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” “Transformers 3,” “The Hangover 2” and “Sherlock Holmes 2” among the films looking to bank on previous successes.

Method Man To Appear In David Gordon Green's 'The Sitter'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 31, 2010 2:17 AM
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The next comedy from David Gordon Green, the bonkers-looking fantasy spoof "Your Highness," isn't out until April, but the prolific, chameleonic director has already wrapped his next picture, the Jonah Hill-toplining comedy "The Sitter." Following a college dropout who has to take his three babysitting charges across town to buy drugs for his girlfriend, it's a script we really enjoyed when we read it, and features a very promising cast, including Ari Graynor as the girl, "Where The Wild Things Are" star Max Records as one of the kids, and Sam Rockwell and "Curb Your Enthusiasm"'s J.B. Smoove as Hill's drug dealer nemeses.

First Look: Jonah Hill In David Gordon Green's 'The Sitter'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 21, 2010 4:18 AM
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David Gordon Green is a machine (best rhyme ever). The director spent the last year putting the finishing touches on his upcoming medieval stoner comedy "Your Highness," acting as a producer on the cult hit comedy show "Eastbound & Down" (sorry, we actually don't understand the appeal here) and this fall, he's been shooting yet another comedy, the very fun sounding "The Sitter."

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