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'Expendables' Spin-off 'ExpendaBelles' Gets 'Legally Blonde' Scribes, Plus Carano & Sackhoff UPDATED

"ExpendaBelles" -- Millenium's spin-off of "The Expendables" -- has found two scribes; "Legally Blonde"'s Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith. The project wants to "show the feminine side of the mercenary business," but will be going much younger with its female version. The median age of "The Expendables" was 57...
  • By Anne Thompson & Sophia Savage
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  • October 12, 2012 8:32 PM
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Hollywood is in Turnaround

"It's in turnaround" is one of the great Hollywood lines in "Argo" as John Goodman and Alan Arkin throw insider lingo at Ben Affleck's neophyte "associate producer." Truth is, it seems like all of Hollywood is in turnaround right now.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 12, 2012 7:07 AM
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Actor Beware As Fassbender Joins Malick's Music Scene Romance; Cutting Room Victims Speak Out

  • By Sophia Savage
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  • October 9, 2012 4:34 PM
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Joel Silver: End of an Era as Studios Pull Back from Deluxe Producer Deals

How are the mighty fallen. After 25 years on the lot, Warner Bros. has unceremoniously kicked producer Joel Silver, of "Matrix" and "Lethal Weapon" fame, to the curb.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • September 25, 2012 3:56 PM
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Best of the Week: Interviews with De Palma, Gere, Hillcoat & Potter; 'Hitchcock,' 'Frankenweenie' and More

This week on TOH, we consider new Oscar season entry "Hitchcock," interview Brian De Palma, Richard Gere, John Hillcoat and Sally Potter, review Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie" and much more! Check out the best of the week below:
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  • September 21, 2012 5:07 PM
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Immersed in Movies: Back to Basics with 'Hotel Transylvania'

It turns out that Genndy Tartakovsky's hand-drawn vision for "Hotel Transylvania" was just what this troubled movie needed. The monster mash about letting go of your children and learning to live with humans (echoing Pixar's "Monsters, Inc." and "Finding Nemo") might be light on story, but...
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • September 20, 2012 11:53 AM
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Career Watch: Joaquin Phoenix - He's Still Here

  • By Sophia Savage
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  • September 18, 2012 3:24 PM
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Immersed in Movies: The VFX Tipping Point?

With Digital Domain Media sinking like the Titanic and filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, but Searchlight Capital Partners coming to the rescue and buying its Oscar-winning VFX division ("Titanic" and "Benjamin Button") for $15 million...
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • September 11, 2012 3:02 PM
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Immersed in Movies: Revisiting 'The Avengers' and Handicapping the VFX Oscar Race

Unlike the Oscar race for best animated feature, there's already a clear front-runner for VFX: "The Avengers," with its dazzling work from Industrial Light & Magic (especially the Hulk). Of course, there's still quite a heated race ahead when Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" hits theaters December 14...
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • September 6, 2012 3:08 PM
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Encore's Big Miniseries Showcase: Garai in 'The Crimson Petal and the White,' Plus 'Pillars,' 'Dove' & 'Titanic'

In a kind of doubleheader, Encore will kick off its “Big Miniseries Showcase” on September 10 and 11 with the North American debut of “The Crimson Petal and the White,” starring Romola Garai (“Emma”) as a clever prostitute in Victorian London...
  • By Aljean Harmetz
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  • August 30, 2012 9:59 AM
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