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The Playlist's 10 Most Anticipated Blockbusters Of The Summer Season

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 30, 2012 10:58 AM
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It feels like the summer movie season has been underway for some time already, given that last month saw the arrival of huge blockbuster "The Hunger Games," as well as "21 Jump Street," an R-rated comedy that's taken an enormously impressive $130 million. And that's even without mentioning those that hoped to be big box office stuff, but fell at the first: "John Carter," already taking its place among the annals of the great flops, and "Wrath Of The Titans," which has taken less than half what its predecessor made domestically.

New Images From 'The Expendables 2,' 'The Bourne Legacy,' 'Dark Shadows,' 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation,' & More

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 16, 2012 12:56 PM
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The summer movie season is only a few weeks away. Indeed, in some parts of the world, it's already underway. Due to the Euro 2012 football tournament, the rest of the world are getting several films, including "The Avengers" and "Prometheus" early, and many territories were unlucky enough to get "Battleship" in their multiplexes last week. But things kick off in the U.S. on May 4th with "The Avengers," with roughly one massive tentpole following every week after that.

Watch: Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill & Richard Ayoade Are "Still D.R.E." In Teaser For 'Neighborhood Watch'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 29, 2012 1:53 PM
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Comedy team ups are a tricky thing. Bringing together a bunch of funny people doesn't necessarily mean the end product will be the height of hilarity, and for every "Anchorman" there are countless other comedies that fail to deliver on the promise of the cast. And so, while bringing together Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill and Richard Ayoade is pretty amazing on paper, we have yet to see how their various comedic styles will play together, but in this first look at "Neighborhood Watch" at least sets up the tone for what we might expect.
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Cliff Martinez Scoring Robert Redford's 'The Company You Keep'; Details On Clint Mansell's 'Last Night' Soundtrack Release & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 16, 2012 1:19 PM
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A few bits of soundtrack/score news to catch up on, so let's get right to it, shall we? First up, Cliff Martinez -- who knocked everyone's socks off last year with this scores for "Drive" and "Contagion" -- is kicking of 2012 in a big way. He's already tuned up the forthcoming "Arbitrage" starring Richard Gere, and re-teamed with Nicolas Winding Refn for "Only God Forgives." Now he's been nabbed by Robert Redford to bring his upcoming drama "The Company You Keep" to musical life.

First Look At 'Wrath Of The Titans' & 'Neighborhood Watch' With Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill, Vince Vaughn & Richard Ayoade

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 2, 2011 2:38 PM
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We have to admit, we're still excited whenever we get our hands on an issue of Entertainment Weekly and get a first peek at an upcoming movie, even if its something we aren't all that interested in seeing. Since the rise of the internet however, we are pretty glad to not suffer through pages about "The Last Survivor Bachelorette" or whatever mind-numbing reality show is getting a three page spread just to see Ben Stiller in some sweatpants. Shhh. You're welcome. Just take it.

Billy Crudup Joins Ben Stiller & Vince Vaughn In 'Neighborhood Watch'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 5, 2011 2:37 AM
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Billy Crudup's always had a slightly uneasy relationship with celebrity. The stage star grabbed many with his film debut in Barry Levinson's "Sleepers," but ever since, he hasn't shown much desire to really jump on the A-list; every time he takes on a star-making turn like "Almost Famous," he returns to the stage, or makes a tiny little-seen indie, with his blockbuster performances tending towards supporting roles in the likes of "Mission: Impossible III" or "Public Enemies."

'Spartacus' Star Jai Courtney Takes 'One Shot' & Erin Moriarty Goes On A 'Neighborhood Watch'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 29, 2011 8:08 AM
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A couple of casting updates for two films about to roll in front of cameras.

Will Forte Will Go On A 'Neighborhood Watch' With Ben Stiller & Vince Vaughn

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 16, 2011 2:57 AM
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Transitioning out of "Saturday Night Live" and establishing yourself as a stand-alone star isn't easy and for every Will Ferrell or Adam Sandler there is a Chris Kattan or Tim Meadows. For Will Forte, the journey certainly hasn't been a straight line. His attempt to turn "MacGruber" into a feature film found audiences lukewarm to the idea, and his previous attempt big-screen comedy stardom "The Brothers Solomon" was roundly ignored and critically savaged. However, Forte hasn't given up and is wisely going the supporting route to re-build his profile. With roles in "I Hate You Dad," "Rock Of Ages" and "Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie" on the horizon he's adding one more big-league comedy into the mix.

'Submarine' Director Richard Ayoade Beats Chris Tucker To Role In Comedy 'Neighborhood Watch'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 14, 2011 1:16 AM
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Nicholas Braun Also Joins Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill In Impressive Comic EnsembleMany directors start off as actors, and even once they've broken through behind the camera, can find it hard to shake the immediate rush you get from pretending in front of a camera. Look at Rob Reiner, who came up through TV sitcoms, put himself in first film "This is Spinal Tap," and still cameos from time to time in the likes of "30 Rock." Or Ron Howard, who for all the middlebrow dramas he's made, made a greater impact as the narrator of "Arrested Development" than with anything else in the last decade.

Forget Eddie Murphy, Chris Tucker Plots Roles In 'Silver Linings Playbook' & 'Neighborhood Watch'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 6, 2011 8:43 AM
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While everyone getting excited about a possible Eddie Murphy comeback now that he has "Tower Heist" and the Oscar hosting gig coming up (jeez, people, have we already forgotten about “Hong Kong Phooey”?) it looks like another Brett Ratner buddy is making some even bolder steps back into the spotlight.

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