Movie News: News Archive

A glimpse at the upcoming Boston film, The Fighter

First images have surfaced of the upcoming David O Russell film
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2012's box-office looms on the horizon

The mega-budget disaster flick opens this Friday searching for financial success.
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Hugh Jackman turns down offer to host Oscars again

The Hollywood A-lister has decided not to return to host the 2010 Academy Awards.
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Boston welcomes the new Tom Cruise & Cameron Diaz movie

The actor and actress are starring in James Mangold's upcoming spy comedy thriller, Wichita.
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Roman Polanski arrested for 32-year old crime

The Oscar winning filmmaker may be extradited to the United States.
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Surrogates joins the latest trend of box-office flops

The Bruce Willis action thriller is a box-office dud, opening at a very disappointing $15 million.
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Bad Boys 3 On The Way

A third installment of the successful Bad Boys franchise may be coming your way real soon...
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Tickets for Avatar on sale, already?

Tickets for James Cameron's highly anticipated Avatar are now available, almost four months before it even hits theaters!
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Inception Teaser Trailer is Here!

Christopher Nolan's latest film gets a teaser trailer. Check it out right here!
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Inglourious Basterds Is A-Boomin' At Box Office

Quentin Tarantino scores his biggest opening weekend ever with a stellar $37.6 million.
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District 9 opens at #1 with $37 million

District 9 is the clear winner this weekend, both artistically and financially.
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Quentin Tarantino Praises Brad Pitt, The Method Actor

The man behind Inglorious Basterds says Brad Pitt was a wonderful actor, both during and in between takes.
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Extended Avatar Trailer Tickets Available on Monday

Avatar, the most anticipated film of the year, will have an extended 16 minute IMAX trailer. Get your tickets online this Monday!
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The Lovely Bones Trailer Premieres!

Peter Jackson's highly anticipated film adaptation of Alice Sebold's novel is now online.
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No Screenings of G.I Joe for Critics

In an unusual move, one of the biggest movies of the summer won't be screened in advance for critics.
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Michael Moore Wants a Break from Documentaries

The controversial documentary filmmaker is interested in taking a break from non-fiction to work on fiction films.
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The Hangover 2 gets a release date

The pre-planned sequel to 2009's biggest surprise smash is set for a 2011 Memorial Day Weekend release.
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Bruno is #1 at the box office, but for how long?

Sacha Baron Cohen's latest creation "Bruno" opens with $30.4 million, but a big drop after its opening day does bring its staying power into question.
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Ryan Reynolds cast as the The Green Lantern

Reynolds beat out Bradley Cooper, Jared Leto, and Justin Timberlake for the title role in the upcoming DC Comic superhero movie.
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Harry Potter Outselling Transformers in Advance Ticket Sales

The box-office race is heating up between the two biggest films of the summer.
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Michael Jackson dead at age 50

The legendary pop star has died of an apparent heart attack.
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Teaser Trailer for Michael Moore's upcoming film

The controversial Michael Moore is set for his latest documentary. Check out the teaser trailer here!
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Indiana Jones 5 confirmed?

Shia LeBeouf has announced that a fifth installment in the Indiana Jones adventures is most likely going to happen.
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J.J Abrams to Return for Mission Impossible 4

J.J Abrams will be re-teaming with Tom Cruise as a producer for the fourth installment of the hit action franchise.
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Actor David Carradine dead at 72

The legendary "Kung Fu" actor was found dead this morning in Bangkok from an "apparent" suicide attempt.
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Paul Haggis to direct "The Next Three Days"

The Academy Award winning filmmaker teams up with Lionsgate Studios for their first collaboration since the 2005 Best Picture winner Crash.
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MTV Movie Winners Announced

Twilight nearly swept the 2009 MTV Movie Awards Sunday Night, capping it all off with the biggest award of the night, Best Movie. The other big winner was Ben Stiller, who took home the MTV Generation Award.
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Cannes Film Festival Winners Announced

"The White Ribbon" has taken top honors at this years Cannes Film Festival.
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Night at the Museum Takes Box Office Crown

The sequel to the 2006 surprise smash conquers Terminator in a heated Memorial Day Weekend showdown.
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Sam Raimi talks Spiderman 4

The filmmaker behind the most profitable franchise in Hollywood promises to correct his wrongdoings from the disappointing third chapter.
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McG says no more Charlie's Angels films

The director who helmed the first two Charlie's Angels pictures has confirmed that he will not be back for round three.
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Kiefer Sutherland Promises Powerful 24 Conclusion

The star of the hit show promises a riveting season finale.
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Tom Hanks Warns Sensitive People of Angels and Demons

The Angels and Demons star urges sensitive viewers to avoid the film altogether.
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Twilight New Moon Script Found in Trash

"Twilight: New Moon" almost pulled a leak like X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but a selfless woman saves the day.
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New Inglorious Basterds Posters Now Featured Online

Inglorious Basterds dishes out two new posters featuring its two leading stars.
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Last Airbender Teaser Trailer Premiere Announced

M. Night Shyamalan's "The Last Airbender" will premiere its teaser trailer before "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen."
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Wolverine banks $35 million on its opening day.

"X-Men Origins: Wolverine" matches Iron Man's first day haul with a massive $35 million.
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Advance ticket sales has Wolverine outselling Iron Man.

Early figures show Wolverine outselling Iron Man in advance ticket sales.
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Robert Rodriguez helms Predator remake

Robert Rodriguez and 20th Century Fox are remaking the Predator franchise.
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Fox's 24 heads to New York City

Jack Bauer and company are heading to another city for another hectic day.
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Ten Best Films of 2007

2007 is over and it's time to look back and pick the best films of the year. (By Franck Tabouring)
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Utah Film Critics Praise “No Country”

The Utah Film Critics Association has the "No Country for Old Men" fever. (By Franck Tabouring)
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Detroit Critics Name “No Country” Best Film

The Detroit Film Critics Society loves "Juno" and "No Country for Old Men." (By Franck Tabouring)
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Hudson, Latifah and Okonedo have a “Secret”

Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah and Sophie Okonedo join "Secret Life of Bees." (By Franck Tabouring)
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Raimi Returns to Horror With “Hell”

Sam Raimi abandons Spidey to enter hell. (By Franck Tabouring)
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Phoenix Critics Pick “No Country” as Year’s Best

The Phoenix Film Critics Society named "No Country for Old Men" best film of the year. (By Franck Tabouring)
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Affleck to Replace Norton in “State of Play”

Ben Affleck is in final talks to replace Ed Norton in "State of Play." (By Franck Tabouring)
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Peter Jackson to make "The Hobbit"

MGM and New Line will co-finance and co-distribute two films
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McGregor and Carrey to Share On-Screen Romance

Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor get serious in a prison cell. (By Franck Tabouring)
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Dallas Critics applaud "No Country for Old Men"

The Dallas-Forth Worth Film Critics Association picked its winners for 2007. (By Franck Tabouring)
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Go Speed Racer, Go!

No seriously, get out. And take your monkey with you.
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Gabriel Mann and Eliza Dushku join “Thacker Case”

Gabriel Mann, Eliza Dushku and John Savage take on "The Thacker Case".
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Anne Hathaway Goes to “War”

Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson compete for the best wedding.
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Zellweger and Connick in Talks to Work Together

Renee Zellweger and Harry Connick Jr. might be starring together soon.
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Ice Cube making a "Comeback"

Ice Cube has signed on to star in the upcoming "Comeback"
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Jessica Alba joins "Love Guru"

Jessica Alba signs on to the new Mike Myers movie.
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"Watchmen" Makes it to Casting

Warner Brothers has a cast set for their upcoming adaptation of "Watchmen".
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John Leguizamo to team up with Shyamalan

John Leguizamo will team up with M. Night Shyamalan in a new thriller.
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Robert De Niro Making a Movie about Mao Zedong

Robert DeNiro is teaming up to bring the Chinese Revolution to the big screen.
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Christopher Walken Has "Balls of Fury"

Wouldn't you know it but right in my very own building is a full fledged, fully functional, full…of people movie studio.
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Nicole Kidman has a New Project in the Works

Kidman is set to star in the upcoming adaptation "Monte Carlo".
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Jim Carrey to Star in "A Christmas Carol"

Jim Carrey will team up with Robert Zemeckis to bring good old Ebenezer back to the screen.
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Ryan Gosling to Join "The Lovely Bones"

Ryan Gosling is the newest cast member in this book to movie venture.
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Jim Broadbent to join the cast of Indiana Jones 4

Veteran character actor, Jim Broadbent, is set to join the cast of Indiana Jones 4.
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Lucasfilm Going Overboard to Merchandise Indiana Jones

Just can't wait for that Indiana Jones merchandise? Find out what companies will partner with Lucas.
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Rachel Weisz to team up with Peter Jackson

Weisz and Jackson team up for an adaptation of an Alice Sebold novel.
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Bill Murray going to the"City of Eden"

Bill Murray is set to star in "City of Eden" for Playtone.
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Thundercats, Ho!

In the 1980’s, while I got ready for school, I would sit down each day at 7:00 and listen to the familiar refrain, “Thundercats, Ho!” Thus began one of the most popular cartoons of the decade.
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Jack Black Has "Picked" His New Movie

Harold Ramis is teaming up with Jack in the upcoming "Year One".
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Spy Hunter Back on the Road

It would appear that another video game may be on its way to theatres, again.
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Fantastic All-Female Cast Solidifying for Remake of "The Women"

Meg Ryan, Annette Bening and Eva Mendes, just to name a few are seriously interested in this project.
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Craving for some early Craven, anyone?

Horror writer-director Wes Craven is in the process of remaking one of his classics.
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Is Bourne the Next Bond?

Matt Damon is currently at the Cannes Film Festival, promoting Ocean’s 13 with George Clooney. But he took time out to talk with reporters about the Bourne movie series.
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Popular PC Game "The Sims" Heading for the Big Screen

"The Sims" is in the process of becoming yet another movie based on a videogame.
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De Niro and Pacino Set to Film "Righteous" New Movie

Robert De Niro and Al Pacino are set to star in "Righteous Kill."
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Mike Myers Signs on to Remake Danny Kaye Classic

Mike Myers, currently flying high with "Shrek the Third", is attached to a remake of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty".
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New "Transformers" Trailer Available

The latest (and best) trailer for the upcoming Michael Bay film hits the Web.
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Stricter Ratings for Movies with Smoking

The MPAA announces new ratings guidelines for films that contain "pervasive smoking."
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"Hogzilla" Rooting His Way to Silver Screen

Boggy Creek monster, move over...
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Stiles as Plath in "Bell Jar"

Perhaps novelist Amy Koppelman will write the screenplay...
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"Batman" en Fuego in Chicago

Filming on "Dark Knight" temporarily suspended due to fire.
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Sienna Miller replaces Lohan for "Best Time"

Does she ever...
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Coen Brothers Double Up and Get "Serious"

Focus Features & Working Title make a bond with the brothers for their next two films.
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"Hell Ride" Casting News **corrected**

Despite the unexplainable grinding halt of "Grindhouse," Tarantino (thankfully) soldiers on.
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Movie Lawsuits Abound

From the Vatican to the Sahara, everyone's getting served ...
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The Return of "Barbarella"

"Casino Royale" scribes at work on re-imagining the kitchy 60s romp.
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Hanks to Reprise Role as "Code" Breaker?

Reports are out that Tommy Boy will reprise his stint as Robert Langdon.
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"Grindhouse" to Split?

Stunted box office may lead to a rebooted, ill-conceived marketing campaign.
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"Incredible Hulk" CGI Team Hired

SFX house Rhythm & Hues to render up a new Green Guy.
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"Ghost Rider" Creator Brings Copyright Infringement Case

Creator sues over recent film. See you in the funny papers.
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Helen Mirren Forgets She Won Oscar, Takes Role in Dreck Sequel

Can "Catwoman 2" be far behind?
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Clooney Invests in Lemonade

After that previous bit of bad news, here's something much lighter...
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"Christmas Story" Director Killed in Car Crash

Tragic automobile accident claims both Clark and elder son.
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Shrek x 4?

No end in sight for the big green dude and his favorite donkey...
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Goodman & Sarandon talking "Speed Racer"

After all, somebody has to give Speed some tough love....
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"South" to Sing Again?

Could Disney be considering ... no, surely not. I mean, it's only the one movie fans want to see brought out of that silly "vault" we keep hearing about in the marketing campaigns ...
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Swank To Introduce "Strangers"

It worked for Scorsese and "The Departed," so maybe this will make for Swank's third Oscar...
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Lurie Barking for "Straw Dogs"

Screen Gems (who knew they were still around?) is working on the remake with the director of "The Last Castle"
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Dylan Thomas "Lives" Casting News

That's Dylan Thomas--not Dylan, Bob. Scorsese already covered that.
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Gilliam Given Career Achievement Award

Gilliam getting some love, at last. Even if he has to go overseas to do so.
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"Captivity" Held Captive By Marketing Stunt

While the MPAA isn't good for much, it occasionally does the right thing....
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Gervais, Kinnear heading for "Ghost Town"

They see dead people. At the dentist's office.
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"Escape From NY" To Get Prequel Treatment

Get to know Snake Plissken before he started shedding his skin...
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Sony to Distribute New Coppola

A grand master returns, in Classic style.
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Hermione, Weasley Returning to Hogwarts

Following Harry's example, his best chums will be finishing out their magical education.
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Lifetime Achievement for Tim Burton

Quirky director to receive the Golden Lion at the 64th annual ceremony in Venice
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Green Hornet Buzzing at Columbia

Venerable radio-era crime fighter still trying to get props in a decent film project...
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Superman Still Returning

Bryan Singer or no singer, Superman will be Justified....
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"Captivity" Posters Pulled Following Complaints

Another wrongminded ad campaign gets attention -- and maybe that's the point.
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Thatcher Set for Film Treatment

It was good enough for Her Majesty Elizabeth the Second...
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Aja on the Hook with "Piranha"

Is Alexandre the new King of the Horror Remakes?
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Variety Scorns Critics, Loves Popcorn

Wherefore art thou, Pauline Kael?
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Casting News: Star Trek and Indiana Jones

Indiana Jones meets the Queen of the Elves, and Starfleet gets a shrimp boat captain.
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How Do You Say Award in Italian?

"Oscar."
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Coraci To Helm Pirate Comedy

Yo ho, yo ho, hand me the remote, arrrrrrgh!
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UA Makes Deal with Singer

The busy director enters Tom Cruise's stable, puts Superman on hold.
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The Return of 3-D Movies

And, perhaps in 2062, The Revenge of the Return of the 3-D Movies...
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"Sweeney Todd" Delayed for Now

Ailing daughter Lily keeps Depp off the soundstage for now.
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Warner Accelerates "Speed Racer"

... because Paramount is cracking the whip...
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Jon Heder seeks "Monsters"

Better hurry up with that time machine! The skunk apes are beating down the door!
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"Sunshine" Producers Preparing Follow-up

And, no, it won't be called "Big Mister Moonlight."
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Fox Slates Shyamalan Project

The spooky dude finds a new studio to haunt.
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George Lucas and the Fate of the "Star Wars" Saga

Lucas should keep his eye on a future that isn't so far, far away.
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Costar says Hathaway is "Brilliant" as Austen

Anne Hathaway as chick-lit trailblazer Jane Austen?
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Maguire Hanging Up Spidey Tights?

Tobey seems poised to swing off into the sunset...
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Galactus to Make Film Debut

Looks like Galactus is on the prowl. But with Jessica Alba running around in a skintight unitard, who can blame him?
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Continuous Casting for "Harry Potter"

Daniel Radcliffe has signed on to play the title role in the final two "Potter" films.
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Ellen D. on MySpace

Ellen wasn't kidding on Oscar night...
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"Planet One" on the rise for Handmade Films

We have met the aliens, and he is us.
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Alan Arkin joins "Get Smart"

Yossarian escapes the horrors of WWII, goes to work for CONTROL. Maxwell Smart, meet Michael Scott. (Saaayyyyy, the initials even match....)
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"Strange" Searles Novel Moves to Screen

Holy ghost! A woman claims to be carrying the child of a dead man... can Tom Hanks and the Codex be far behind?
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Scorsese and Jagger to Rock in "Long Play"

Will Keef be up (another) tree over Jagger's latest side project?
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Star Trek, Relaunched

Christmas 2008 will be a hot one for Trekkies everywhere.
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Academy Award Winners for 2007

Who took home the Gold from the Red Carpet -- here's your comprehensive list...
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2007 Golden Raspberries Announced

No, Nicholas Cage and "Ghost Rider" won't be eligible until next year...
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Filmfodder 2007 Oscar Picks

Who will bring home the gold? Filmfodder takes a stab at winning the coveted office pool.
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Clooney, Blanchett Voicing Anderson's "Fox"

If Mel Gibson can be a claymation rooster, then there's no reason George Clooney can't be a stop-motion fox.
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Documentarians Insured for Fair Use

When is a copyright not a copyright? When you play by the rules of Fair Use, and have a context of your own. Great news for indie documentarians everywhere.
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Tarantino, from "Grindhouse" to "Hell Ride"

These days, QT is all about homage to those kinds of cheesy exploitation films from the 1970s, you know the ones... the kind that puts "Equinox" to shame...
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Actors Finally Disappearing into King's "Mist"

You thought John Carpenter's "The Fog" was scary? If they do this right, this could be a real classic...
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Bateman Joins Reitman's "Juno"

Jason Bateman sheds the post-cancellation curse by finding decent work... and with a former co-star, no less.
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Indiana Jones: Father Figure

It's all rumors, of course, but by all appearances, Indy got his freak on and had a kid. (Maybe)
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"The Hobbit" Emerging in 2009?

New Line head honcho tells the New York Times that he won't work with "impossible directors," but that that he might work with Sam Raimi...
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Pre-Oscar Awards Roundup

Warming up for this Sunday's Academy Red Carpet Extravaganza, here's a recap of several smaller organizations and how they distributed their prizes...
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Will Arnett: Space Invader

The former "Arrested Development" actor is blasting off into outer space. I hope he isn't making a huge mistake.
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Del Toro Talks Tarzan

Out of the Labyrinth, and into the Jungle...
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King's "Dark Tower" Moving from Page to Film?

J.J. Abrams is apparently a superfan of Roland the Gunslinger, and could make it happen.
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Stiller, Cruise are "Hardy Men"

Ben Stiller and Tom Cruise as boy wonder sleuths, all grown up.
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Lionsgate Roaring With New Developments

Lionsgate reaches into the digital future with its back catalog.
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Clooney Acts, Directs, in "Leatherheads"

Big George is wearing two hats for his next project... or is that, more correctly, two helmets...
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Writers Guild 2007 Award Winners Announced

Yes, Virginia, there IS a Writers Guild of America! And... they give out awards!!
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Macy "Coming Back" to Director's Chair

It's just one more hat to wear for Macy, who's been everything from a shady car salesman to a casino cooler to a pornstar's husband.
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Levinson to Helm "Boone's Lick"

Meanwhile, Ossana and McMurtry can't seem to quit each other.
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Wolfman Howls Again

Get your wolfsbane ready for next time the full moon rises... Fang Face is back on the block.
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Paramount Sets "Indy 4" Release Date

... and all the other studios get the hell out of the way...
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Jeff Bridges Joins "Iron Man"

We don't know yet if he's helping or hindering Iron Man, but I sure hope he finds that rug, 'cause it really tied the room together.
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Frank Turner Hollon on "Barry Munday"

Author Frank Turner Hollon dishes a little dirt about how the book he still calls "Dog Balls" should soon be hitting the Silver Screen.
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Scorsese Wins Big at DGA Awards

Scorsese gets tapped at last--will he finally dance with Oscar, or will he be Dunce #7?
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Joss Whedon Dumps "Wonder Woman"

Whedon, champion of Supergirls everywhere, bows out of the long-anticipated "Wonder Woman" project.
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Polanski to Film Pompeii Extravaganza

The famed director will attempt to tell the story of the last days of Pompeii. Will it be a blast or a slow burn?
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DeLaurentiis to Keep Feeding Hannibal Lecter

Crazy Dino sees no end in sight for the Thomas Harris kingpin serial killer. I guess he still hears them, Clarice...
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Cruz to Star in New Allen Pic

Woody Allen travels to Barcelona with Penelope Cruz. But it's all work related, we promise.
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"Hunger Force" Ad Prank "Suspects" Speak Out

The two men arrested in the wake of the Mooninite bomb scare baffle reporters during a press conference.
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"Hunger Force" Ad Campaign Causes Boston Bomb Scare

An "outdoor marketing campaign" leads to chaos in Boston as the bomb squads are called in. No, this isn't a movie plot. This is for real.
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Crowe Hired as Sheriff of "Nottingham"

Russell Crowe, Lawman in Tights...
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Batman Flies to Chicago

Batman begins again. But how does the Windy City feel about being the locale for all this batty behavior?
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A Sequel for "The Departed"?

Though nobody is attached as of yet, Scorsese's most financially successful film might spawn a second act.
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SCI FI Drive-in Hosts Classic Films Free Online

The SCI FI Channel's website is streaming free classic films and serials, with more on the way.
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Scarlett Johansson Honored at Harvard

Scarlett Johansson, Ben Stiller to get a taste of Harvard's annual Hasty Pudding.
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2007 SAG Award Winners for Film

"Little Miss Sunshine" takes top honors in the SAG Awards film category.
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Focus Features Gets Firm Financing

Focus Films secures another line of credit. Does this mean bigger budgets?
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Chipmunks to Sing Again

David Seville and his gang of singing rodents might soon be coming to a theater near you.
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Eddie Murphy Goes to "NowhereLand"

Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee Eddie Murphy lines up his "Dreamgirls" follow-up project.
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Roger Ebert Checks In With Oscar Report

Film critic Roger Ebert dissects the recent Oscar nominations, and breaks down apparent Academy preferences into their component parts. Welcome back, Rog.
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Former Bad News Bear, now Oscar Nominated

Jackie Earle Haley goes from Bad News Bear to pizza delivery guy to Oscar nominee. Ah, the American Dream.
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Ex-MPAA Chief Defends Ratings Changes

The new head of the MPAA, Dan Glickman, wants to see more NC-17 movies. Well, so do the rest of us.
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79th Annual Academy Awards Nominees Announced

... and here are the Nominees for the 79th Annual Academy Awards. Place yer bets, place yer bets...
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2007 Razzie Nominees Announced

"Basic Instinct 2" and "Little Man" lead the nominations for this year's Golden Raspberry Awards
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Writer Koepp to Spin Story for Spider-Man 4?

Can David Koepp keep the Spider-Man franchise from swinging into self-parody?
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Disney Heads to Mars (Again)

Perhaps seeking to atone for "Mission to Mars," Disney is planning a return trip to the Red Planet. But will it be live or Pixar?
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Aronofsky to Direct Ballet Thriller

Darren Aronofsky follows up "The Fountain" with "Black Swan"
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Depp Cast as Addict-Turned-Doctor

Johnny Depp's latest role has him playing doctor in Bombay.
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Pacino To Play Artist Salvador Dali

Al Pacino has signed on for the biopic about the surrealist painter.
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Giving Credit to Buchwald, RIP

Art Buchwald has gone off to his Final Reward, Paramount bedamned.
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Hopeful Indies Descend on Sundance

The 10-day Sundance Film Festival begins on Thursday night in Park City, Utah. What will be this year's breakout film?
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2007 Golden Globe Winners in Film

The 2007 Golden Globes are history. Here's the rundown on the winners in the motion picture category.
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"Dreamgirls" Hudson wins Golden Globe

Newcomer Jennifer Hudson takes home the coveted gold orb.
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Working Title to Keep Working at Universal International

The Working Title Films production company extends their contract with Universal and pledges more output.
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Depp as Poisoned Russian Spy?

Two films about poisoned KGB-agent Alexander Litvenenko are racing to a box office near you.
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2007 Upcoming Release Roundup; Jolie in New Mother Role

CSM does a roundup of upcoming releases for 2007, then rounds everything off to 3. Meanwhile, Grendel's mom has got it goin' on.
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Cameron, Shyamalan Both Helming "Avatar"

James Cameron and M. Night Shyamalan are both helming projects with the title "Avatar." Who will sink and who will swim at the box office?
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Rickman Joins Depp for "Sweeney Todd"

Alan Rickman has joined the cast as the lecherous judge.
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SAG Noms Set Pace for Awards Season

As the Screen Actors Guild nominations are announced, awards junkies ponder the possibilities for this year's Oscar race.
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"Aqua Teen" Hits the Big Screen in March

A new release date for the feature film version of the popular show has been set.
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Filming Finally Set for "Indiana Jones 4"

With a script approved, the studios are moving ahead with the project.
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Clooney Teams with Grisham for "Innocent Man"

George Clooney and his production company have snagged the rights to John Grisham's latest novel.
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Cast Boards Anderson's "Trans-Siberian"

Harrelson, Morton and Kingsley are just a few of the folks who have signed on to Brad Anderson's new film.
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Murphy Returns for "Beverly Hills Cop IV"

After more than a decade, Eddie Murphy and Paramount attempt to revive the franchise.
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Robert Altman Dead at 81

The acclaimed director/writer/producer has passed away. Ensemble films will never be the same.
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Ready to Root for "Rocky" Again?

How can the upcoming “Rocky Balboa” be considered the sixth film in a franchise with out a number five?
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Nicolas Cage and Virgin Comics Team Up

Cage signs on with Virgin Comics to star in a film written by Deepak Chopra.
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Get to know the “Unknown”

Five men wake up in a locked-down warehouse with no memory of who they are or why or how they’re there...sweet.
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Headey Takes On "Sarah Connor"

Lena Headey lands the plum role in the upcoming TV adaptation of the "Terminator" franchise.
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“A Good Year,” A Bad Movie

Perhaps someday the technology will become available that will allow someone to explain why great actors happen to bad movies.
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Hughes Brothers Prep for "Kung Fu" Adaptation

The Hughes Brothers sign on to helm a bigscreen adaptation of the 1970's TV series.
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Go to the Movies, Leave After the Trailers

Little in this world gives me as much joy as the movies. However my enthusiasm is not all encompassing because I hate going to them.
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Bana and Howard Consider "Factor X"

Eric Bana and Terrence Howard sign on to this thriller about the capture of the BTK killer.
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"The Prestige" Casts a Spell Over the Box Office

Director Chris Nolan pulled off some slight of hand with his mysterious thriller and bested some tough competition this weekend.
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Ferrell Makes a Run at Oscar, and Jim Carrey

Before you start sending me scathing email about how much of a drivel-writing idiot I am, allow me to explain.
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Bonham Carter Stars With Depp in "Sweeney Todd"

Big surprise - Helena Bonham Carter has been cast in Tim Burton's upcoming film with Johnny Depp.
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Robbins Joins Murphy Aboard "Starship Dave"

Eddie Murphy and Brian Robbins reteam in the upcoming Fox comedy.
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Get “Déjà Vu” with Denzel...Again

I’d have to say that I’m cautiously optimistic about this film. I really want it to be good, am fearful that it’ll blow, but either way the trailer is sweet.
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Roberts and Murphy to "Eat, Pray, Love"

Julia Roberts and Ryan Murphy are set to bring the popular memoir to the big screen.
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Brad Pitt and the Tower of "Babel"

After my thirteenth viewing of the trailer for “Babel” I feel exactly the same way I felt the first time I watched it; kinda bitter.
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Spacek, Garity and Dave Matthews Dive in to "Lake City"

Sissy Spacek is joined by Troy Garity and Dave Matthews (yes, THAT Dave Matthews) in this upcoming drama.
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Jackman, McGregor and Williams Take "Tourist" Route

Hugh Jackman, Ewan McGregor and Michelle Williams delve into the world of erotic sex clubs in this thriller.
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Not Your Father’s James Bond

"Casino Royale" will be the best James Bond film, ever!
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"Children of Men" Tops UK Box Office

The Alfonso Cuaron film opens to eager audiences in the United Kingdom.
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Uwe Boll Finally KO's Critics

The director/producer took arms - and fists - against his critics to make a point. It doesn't make us like his films better, though.
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Ladies and Gentlemen, the President of the United States, Robin Williams

Considering we live in a country where a former pink-feather-boa-wearing professional wrestler and an Austrian-born former bodybuilder-turned-actor can become Governors, the possibility of the citizens of this nation electing a comedian to the presidency seems entirely plausible.
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Long and Q Join Cast of 4th "Die Hard"

Justin Long and Maggie Q have signed on to star with Bruce Willis in the latest installment of the franchise.
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Theron and Jones Eye "Crash" Director's New Thriller

Oscar winners Charlize Theron and Tommy Lee Jones are in talks to join Paul Haggis' next big-screen directorial project.
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"The Last King of Scotland", Sort of

On September 27th, Fox Searchlight Pictures will release “The Last King of Scotland”, an “inspired by true events” film about Ugandan President Idi Amin. Based on the trailer, it looks pretty amazing.
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Column: Generation (TH)X

I don’t mind that marketers are noticing my generation, it’s a bit flattering actually. What does bother me is that they are approaching us with a sledgehammer. By Joe Ramirez
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From Writer/Director Bob Saget…

Every once in a great while a film comes along that challenges our assumptions and redefines how we view our world. “Farce of the Penguins” will not be one of these films.
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Sedgwick Teams with "The Rock" for "Game Plan"

Kyra Sedgwick has signed on to star with "The Rock" in Walt Disney's upcoming football film.
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Carrey and Carell Head to Who-ville

Jim Carrey and Steve Carell team up for Fox's film adaptation of "Horton Hears A Who."
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“Transformers” - Blockbuster in Disguise?

Life lessons were learned through our vicarious experiences of our favorite TV characters. Perhaps no single moment greater illustrates this point than the death of Optimus Prime.
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Movie Match-up: "The Prestige" v. "The Illusionist"

As is typical in the “me-too” Hollywood these days, 2006 will present us with two period films about the art of magic. Without having seen either of these films, let’s see how they stack up.
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Beckinsale and Whaley Check In to "Vacancy'"

Kate Beckinsale replaces Sarah Jessica Parker while Frank Whaley signs on to star in this upcoming thriller.
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"Ghost Rider", Starring Nicolas Cage…Again

So I just re-watched the teaser/trailer for Ghost Rider and I can now tell you with absolute certainty that I have no idea how I feel about this movie.
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And the Oscar goes to...Emilio Estevez?

You heard it here first folks (well, maybe). The former Mr. Paula Abdul will come from out of nowhere to capture the statue for Best Director for "Bobby".
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AFI Makes Another List - The 25 Top Movie Musicals

The American Film Institute has made another list of favorites - this time it's musicals. If you're under 35, you probably haven't seen any of the top 10 in theaters.
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Peter Jackson and Universal Team for "Dambusters"

Jackson joins production forces with Universal and StudioCanal for this WWII British tale.
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Gellar To Star in the Thriller "Addicted"

Sarah Michelle Gellar signs on to star in another thriller. She must be hooked.
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Fox Picks Up "Engineer" for Kutcher

Twentieth Century Fox has partnered with Ashton Kutcher and his production company for this upcoming thriller.
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Romero Raises "Diary of the Dead"

George A. Romero is set to write and direct another zombie tale for fans to drool over.
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NFL Teams with Disney for "Invincible"

The NFL makes a rare move and joins Disney in a marketing bonanza for the upcoming football tale.
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Paramount Severs Ties With Tom Cruise

Citing Cruise's recent "conduct," Paramount ends its long running relationship with the star.
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Parker and Stone Prep for Two New Films

Trey Parker and Matt Stone prepare to put the "hurt" on audiences again with two new live-action films.
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Commentary: "Snakes" on the Brain

Critics beware! Comic Fodder editor Shawn DePasquale offers a vigorous defense of "Snakes on a Plane."
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Son of Ace Ventura: Why, God, Why?

A third "Ace Ventura" movie is planned, but it won't have Jim Carrey or Ace Ventura.
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Paul Giamatti in Talks for Philip K. Dick Role

The Oscar-nominated actor is considering playing the famous sci-fi author in an authorized film biography.
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Romero Captains "Dark Water" Follow-up, "Solitary Isle"

Horror master George Romero takes the helm of another film adaptation of a creepy tale from the "Dark Water" collection.
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Time of the Essence - "The Fountain" Faces "Deja Vu"

Warner Bros. moves back the opening of Darren Aronofsky's time-travel film and pits it against Tony Scott's time bending flick.
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Thriller "13 Tzameti" Opens In NYC Tomorrow

The gritty French thriller that took Venice and Sundance by storm is now taking on the Big Apple.
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Amazon Gets Into the Movie Business

Amazon has optioned the film rights to Keith Donohue's novel, "The Stolen Child."
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Nick Cage Gets His Candelabra On for Liberace Bio

Nicolas Cage will produce and star in a film chronicling the double-life of acclaimed entertainer Liberace.
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LiveMansion.com Takes Moviemaking to the People

A production company is letting Web users choose the director and stars of its next film.
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"Borat" Scores Toronto Film Festival Premiere

"Ali G" mainstay Borat Sagdiyev will make his big-screen debut at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival.
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Prinze and Klein Harmonize in "Serenade"

Freddie Prinze Jr. and Chris Klein are troubled best friends in Frank Whaley's new film.
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"Fletch" Resurrected by "Scrubs" Creator

Bill Lawrence signs on to write and direct two "Fletch" sequels, and he might bring Zach Braff with him.
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Julia Roberts Gets the "Girl"

America's sweetheart Julia Roberts is set to produce a string of films based on the American Girl dolls.
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"Static" Gets Ritchie Back to Gangster Roots

Guy Ritchie takes over writing and directing duties on the gangster flick "Static."
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Man Sued Over Movie Download Fights Back

Shawn Hogan will not go quietly into the night. He's mounting a full-fledged legal defense against an MPAA lawsuit.
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Wilson Brothers Diss Steely Dan

Crying foul over plagiarism, the members of Steely Dan reach out to Luke and Owen Wilson.
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Singer Talks "Superman Returns" Sequel

Director Bryan Singer says he's set to direct the follow-up to the latest "Superman" tale. Are we happy about that?
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Joseph Fiennes Takes On "The Red Baron"

The British heartthrob has signed on to take down the WWI ace in a new film.
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Marvel Taps Director For "The Incredible Hulk"

The movie arm of the comic book giant is launching yet another feature film version of the Hulk.
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Pfeiffer Is Being Groomed For "Hairspray"

Michelle Pfeiffer is in line to star in the latest adaptation of the John Waters film. If we're lucky, she might just sing, too.
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Sedaris, Oteri, Idle And More Join "Shrek" Sequel Cast

A fairy tale cast is developing for the next installment of adventures with the smelly green ogre.
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Jessica Alba In Talks For "The Eye" Remake

The "Fantastic Four" star is in negotiations for the U.S. remake of the popular Hong Kong horror film.
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Jeff Goldblum Gets "Resurrected"

The actor has signed on to take the title role in this World War II Holocaust film.
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Jolie Takes On Tigress In DreamWorks' "Kung Fu Panda"

Angelina Jolie has picked her first post-baby film project and it's kid friendly.
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"Pirates" Plunders Box Office Records With $135.6 Million

The latest installment of the adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow and his crew of scallywags makes cannon fodder of previous box office records.
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Duchovny Finds "Things We Lost In The Fire"

David Duchovny joins Halle Berry and Benicio Del Toro in this family drama.
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"Superman" Flexes Not-So-Super Box Office Muscle

The Man of Steel makes a strong showing, but the numbers aren't quite what the studio hoped.
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Keira Knightley Finds "Atonement"

The "Pirates of the Caribbean" star has teamed up with her "Pride & Prejudice" director for this new film.
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Nicholson And Freeman To Kick "The Bucket"

Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman sign on for this traveling buddy flick.
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DiCaprio Tunes In For Timothy Leary Film

Leonardo DiCaprio is experimenting with a big-screen biopic on the psychedelic drug advocate.
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Sony Picks Up Chow Yun-Fat's "Curse of the Golden Flower"

The studio has struck a deal to bring the romantic martial-arts drama with some big names to the Americas.
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"Iron Man" Gets 2008 Release Date

Director Jon Favreau's big-budget comic book adaptation will hit screens in May 2008.
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The Rock Rolls Ankle, Delays Filming

The former pro wresting star turned action hero was injured during training for his upcoming football film.
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Terrence Howard, Topher Grace Circle "Crusaders"

The film chronicles the landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education segregation case.
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Josh Lucas Gets "Smart"

Actor Josh Lucas will star in this feature film about eccentric magazine mogul David Smart.
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"Superman Returns" Inspires Critical Drool

Early reviews place "Superman Returns" among the best comic book adaptations.
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Apple And Netflix In Download Movie Race

Both companies are making big plans to deliver feature films online.
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Weaver To Take "Point" In New Thriller

Sigourney Weaver is in talks to star in "Vantage Point" with several other big stars.
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Rutger Hauer Plans WWII Biopic

The "Blind Fury" star will direct a biopic of Wally van Hall, a Dutch banker who saved thousands of lives during WWII.
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Believe It Or Not, Studio Puts Breaks On Burton Flick

Paramount halts production on a Burton film, but hands him another.
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Acclaimed Director Bails On Johnny Depp Flick

Peter Weir has left the upcoming Depp project "Shantaram."
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Oscar Winners Hurt & Harden Join Penn's 'Wild' Ride

William Hurt and Marcia Gay Harden join the cast of Sean Penn's upcoming drama.
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"24" Feature Film Gaining Steam

Fox and "24" execs have signed a deal, but a firm decision on the "24" movie's fate won't be made until early 2007.
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Uwe Boll Sues Billy Zane Over "BloodRayne"

Uwe Boll isn't happy with the poor returns for the film and has filed suit against Billy Zane over the film's distribution.
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Are You Ready For 6/6/06?

The devil's son returns in the new remake. Will it scare up a new generation of fans?
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Rachel Weisz and Heath Ledger Dig "Dirt"

The Academy Award winner and nominee are in negotiations for this steamy Australian tale.
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Topher Grace Plays With "Kids In America"

The "70's Show" star wears several different hats for this coming of age film.
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"Underworld" Director Circles "Die Hard 4"

Len Wiseman might get a crack at John McClane's fourth adventure.
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"X-Men" Stands On Top Of Historical Weekend Box Office

The latest tale in the mutant saga brings in the crowds and marvels the industry with record numbers.
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Freeman Joins Affleck For "Gone, Baby, Gone"

The Oscar winning actor joins the cast of this crime drama based on the Dennis Lehane book.
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Malkovich Takes On "The Great Buck Howard"

John Malkovich has signed on with the Hanks for this comedy film project.
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Ang Lee Follows "Brokeback" With "Lust"

The Academy Award winning director has picked another gripping project to helm.
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Critics and Controversy Can't Stop "Da Vinci Code"

"Da Vinci Code" overcomes protests and bad reviews to bring in $224 million worldwide.
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Jack Black Battles Mind Melting in "Be Kind, Rewind"

Jack Black and writer-director Michel Gondry take on video stores, power plants and cinema classics in an upcoming comedy.
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Gamers Save the World in Bruckheimer's "Game Boys"

Two gamers put their mad skillz to use when nasty creatures suddenly appear.
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Box Office: "Mission: Impossible" Sinks "Poseidon"

Despite meager receipts, "Mission: Impossible III" still blocks "Poseidon" from the top slot.
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Grant to Join "Ocean's 13"?

Hugh Grant might be in "Ocean's 13".
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Warcraft Movie

Warcraft is coming to the big screen.
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Pixar Consumed by Disney

Disney finally drops Pixar down its gaping maw.
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24 to Shoot in UK

24 feature to film in UK.
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Stars' Paychecks Cut

Top shelf stars are going to have to take a paycut.
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Industry Prices Piracy

The movie industry has fielded a study that puts their losses at over $6 Billion.
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Shake up at Warner Independent

Warner execs 86 the head of Warner Independent Pictures.
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Female Lead in Transformers

Transformers picks up another cast member.
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Superman Vs. Batman?

Wolfgang Petersen would like to screw up two movie franchises at once.
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Vatican: "Boycott Da Vinci Code"

Vatican official calls for Catholics to boycott movie
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Moss to Star in Biopic

Kate Moss to star in life story of the troubled Paula Yates.
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Mandela Coming at You

A true story about Nelson Mandela starts shooting in a few weeks.
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Hulk 2 News

Hulk 2 has a villain.
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Pacino in 'Ocean's 13'

Al Pacino will be in Ocean's 13.
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3D Saves the Movie Theater

James Cameron thinks that 3D will save the movie theater.
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Another Studio Comes to Louisiana

More movie work coming Louisiana's way.
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Why Crap Gets Put To Film

Why are good dollars wasted making bad movies?
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"Mamma Mia" to the Screen

The musical "Mamma Mia" to be made as a movie. Much mayhem made as many unmacho men march maturely to musical movie.
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Jolie will "Tomb Raid" Again

Angelina Jolie will reprise her role in "Tomb Raider 3" if it gets made.
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Who is John Cox?

Mystery Man John Cox gets a writing gig.
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Oz to Direct "Funeral"

Frank Oz picks up a directing job.
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Superhero Spoof Sped

"Scary Movie 4 " did so well, that they're fast tracking a superhero spoof.
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Weird Smithsonian Happenings

The Smithsonian has plans to team up with Showtime in a really piss-poor way.
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Martin Sheen Matriculates

Martin Sheen goes to college.
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Sutherland Confims 24 Feature

Sutherland confirms that there will be a feature film based on "24."
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Movie Theaters Adding Scents

Theaters in Japan are trying out scent technology .
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Incredible Compression

A New England company may have just created the 50 MB feature film.
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Bean Sequel

Production will begin on another Bean film.
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The Return of the Shiavo

A film about the Shiavo debacle will be forthcoming. As will protests.
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Rare Portrait of Zucker

A rare glimpse into the work of David Zucker.
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Studios Fear Critics

Studios fear the wrath of bad reviews.
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Now Providence?

Providence Rhode Island wants to be in pictures.
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101 Best Screenplays

The WGA picks their top screenplays of all time.
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Starbucks to Make Movies

Starbucks makes a movie towards the film industry.
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Stone to Direct?

Sharon Stone is angling to direct "Basic Instinct 3" according to IMDb. She says the script is already written and she is eager to take a run behind the camera in lieu of starring, not in addition. She also...
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Lifeguard Simpson

Rumors abound of Jessica Simpson being cast in another crappy remake.
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Superman 3D

Superman is coming at you, in 3-D. Well, for at least 20 minutes he is.
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Beckinsale Vies for 'Wonder Woman'

Hints of a casting decision for Wonder Woman.
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Movie Shortcuts

What the hell is wrong with the Seattle Times?
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Simpsons Set a Date

Fox sets a date for a long awaited Simpson's feature length picture.
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Brokeback Banned in Bahamas

I grow strong from the alliteration!
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Ocean's 13 is On

Soderbergh and Cooney say "We're going to do it again and you can't stop us."
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LeBeouf in Transformers

Possible casting in Transformers.
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2006 Strong for Box Office?

Theater head thinks it will be a good year for movies, cites absolultely nothing to prove it.
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Regal Head Denies Shrinkage

The window isn't shrkinking, according to the head of Regal. The theater was just cold.
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Alternative Distribution Channels

There are new options for filmmakers who fail to get traditional distribution deals.
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Timberlake in 'Rambo type Movie'

Dude, Timberlake in 'Rambo type Movie.' You have to see what this is all about.
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Kidman in Spy Flick

Nicole Kidman takes on a new genre.
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Universal Enters Online Fight

Universal starts the fight for the downloadable movie market. This just in, they've already lost.
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Sundance Expands

Sundance buys a new location in San Francisco.
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Britain Offering Tax Breaks

British lawmakers creating new tax incentives to produce films in Britain.
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Aniston Cops to It

Jennifer Aniston admits "Rumor Has It" sucked.
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Oldman Locked into Harry Potter 5

Producers finally get around to asking Gary Oldman if he was interested in doing another Potter flick.
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Molly Shannon to Lead

Molly Shannon picks up the lead in an upcoming film from Mike White.
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More Da Vinci Nonsense

The producers of the Da Vinci Code are milking controversy.
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Soros Buys Dreamworks Library

Soros obtains Dreamworks library. Word is that he will place it in his living room entertainment center.
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Netflix Profile

The LA times has an interesting profile on Netflix that highlights some interesting attributes of the internet company.
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Filmmakers Object to Closing Window

Shyamalan has some interesting commentary on the shrinking film release window.
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Holy Mary, Mother of God

New Line Cinema is telling the story of Mary.
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Korea Fails to Charge File Swappers

Korean authorities swing and whiff.
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Lauren Graham Is Almighty

Lauren Graham gots her some work.
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Theaters Mull Cellphone Jamming

Theaters hoping to jam cell phones.
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Itunes Movie Confirmed

ITunes really has the movie this time.
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Cheadle in Davis Biopic?

Don Cheadle as Miles Davis? We'll see.
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Apple Beats Amazon to the Punch?

Apple beats Amazon to the punch on downloadable movies... or did they?
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Downloadable Movies have Arrived

Amazon get's in the digital content game.
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Writer Attacked for 'Crash'

Lay off Paul Haggis. He's paid his dues.
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2005 Sucked

2005 was a bad year at the box office.
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Oscar not Yielding Gold

Oscars not yielding gold?
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Jet Li gets Sued

Jet Li getting sued over "Fearless."
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Critics Wrong About Lopez?

Proof that J.Lo will silence all her critics... or not really.
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Hartnett and Stone?

Josh Hartnett is going to work with Oliver Stone?
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Marketing Push Drives Crash

Crash got help from a marketing department.
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New Mexico Picks up Film Work

Jay Roach, Jim Carrey, and Ben Stiller are coming to New Mexico.
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Spielberg Vacations for A Year

Speilberg puts off Indy 4 for at least another year.
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More Stars Shine over Reno

More well-known names added to the cast of Reno 911.
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Apple Mulling Movies

C'mon don't you want to hear about Apple providing movies through ITunes?
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New Movie Record

Indian filmmaker makes the fastest movie of all time.
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The Return of Carey

Mariah Carey does not go peacefully into the night.
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Tales of Star Trek's Demise

No more Star Trek for awhile.
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Cuaron to Do Another Potter?

Cuaron talks about another Potter flick.
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"Date Movie" Boycott

Extending the 5 minutes of exposure that "Date Movie" will get there's a boycott.
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Vaughn to Crash North Pole

Vince Vaughn takes on a Sata movie.
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Da Vinci Code Legal Trouble

Da Vinci Code movie may be stalled by a lawsuit.
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Brosnan is a Mensch

Brosnan sticks up for Craig.
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Gilliiam on Piracy

Gilliam says it's okay to pirate. Well that's good enough for me.
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China Bans Animated/Live Movies

China hated Roger Rabbit.
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Friday the 13th Part -1 Gets Auteur

The Friday the 13th prequel gets a director.
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Larry the Cable Guy - Feature Film

Larry the Cable Guy gets a feature.
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Indiana Jones IV is Next

Spielberg speaks on Indiana Jones IV.
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New Player in Home Video

A new industry team is trying to push another home video device.
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Former Disney Studio Head on Pixar

Former head of Disney studios discuss the emminent Pixarification of Disney.
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Lost Episode Review: "One of Them"

"Lost" fans: We've got a brand new review of last night's episode, "The Long Con." You might also enjoy our Lost Forums and our Lost Blog.
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Bourne Franchise to Continue

The Bourne films will continue past where the books leave off.
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Stallone and Schwarzenegger to Collaborate

Schwarzenegger... Stallone... Oscar? Not likely.
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Avi Arad talks Captain America

Captain America is coming to the big screen.
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Oldman False Alarm

Despite rumors to the contrary, Oldman is going to reprise his role in the fifth Harry Potter flick.
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Bernie Mac Turns Dramatic

Bernie Mac is looking to make a turn for the dramatic.
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Singer to Take on "Logan's Run"

Bryan Singer is looking to take on a remake of "Logan's Run."
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Review: The Pink Panther

Despite Steve Martin's feverish efforts, this is yet another failed attempt at rebooting the "Panther" franchise. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D+)
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Review: Firewall

A classic "angry everyman" performance from Harrison Ford carries this film through its gaping lapses in logic. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B)
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Review: Curious George

This pleasing film captures the simple pleasures of the beloved "Curious George" books. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B+)
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Bollywood Fight Club

Bollywood is remaking the 1999 Fincher film "Fight Club."
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Gay Fireman Comedy Forthcoming

Kevin James and Adam Sandler will star in Philadelphia gay fireman flick.
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Lost Episode Review: "The Long Con"

"Lost" fans: We've got a brand new review of last night's episode, "The Long Con." You might also enjoy our Lost Forums and our Lost Blog.
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Freeman in Internet Flick

Freeman boldly steps on to the Interweb.
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Disney Restores "Lady"

In preparation for it's re-release Dsieny restorese "Lady and the Tramp."
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Theater Chain Sees Profits Rise

Thanks to no effort on their part, Regal sees a bump in admissions.
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Luhrmann Starts Epic

Baz Luhrmann to strike again.
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Gaye Biopic on the Horizon

Jeese Martin is coming to big screen as Marvin Gaye.
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Luna Lovegood Cast

The role of Luna Lovegood has been cast. Please ladies, be gentle with her.
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Review: When a Stranger Calls

A babysitter gets spooked, she screams, she runs ... rinse, lather repeat for 90 minutes. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D-)
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Narnia Sequel for Christmas 2007

Disney plans next Narnia for Christmas 2007.
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Grind Inching Towards Screen

Tarantino and Rodriguez to collaborate in upcoming horror flick, "Grind."
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Review: Something New

"Something New" has suprising performances and a decent message, but it fails to break away from romantic comedy formulas. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C+)
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Sutherland talks 24 Feature

The star of the tv show "24" wants to bring it to the big screen.
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Fan-Financed Film

British company to finance film based on fan participation.
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Friday the 13th Part -1

Yet another -- YAAAWWWWWWNNNN -- Friday the 13th flick coming.
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More Pirating Convictions

Seven more movie pirates are going to jail.
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Strangers with Candy Movie

A movie based on Stranger with Candy will be out in June. My goal: make this summary longer than the source article... And I have suceeded.
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Review: Big Momma's House 2

This cash-cow sequel fails to capitalize on Martin Lawrence's comedic skills. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Review: D+)
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Review: Nanny McPhee

It's not "Mary Poppins," but "Nanny McPhee" brings some much-needed magic back to the family film genre. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B+)
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I Am Legend Actually Filming?

I Am Legend has a set. Which means it might actually film.
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Austin Powers Director Takes on Deep Throat

Austin Powers director tapped to help Deep Throat picture.
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Chris Penn has Passed Away

Actor Chris Penn died today.
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MPAA's Been Caught Stealing

MPAA makes unauthorized copy of a movie that happens to be critical of it.
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Pixar Finally Bought By Disney

Pixar finally consumed whole by Disney.
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Writer White to Direct

Writer Mike White moving up to director.
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Review: Underworld: Evolution

Tedious exposition causes this sequel to veer wildly off-track. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C-)
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Cell Phone as Ticket

Yet another thing you can do with a cell phone.
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Russell Joins Cast of August Rush

More jobs for Keri Russell... Always a good thing.
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Disney and Pixar... Again?

Disney and Pixar rumors are swirling again.
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Opie Spawn Meets Spiderman

C'mon report that Bryce Howard will be in Spiderman 3. Everyone's doing it.
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The Ever Shrinking Window

More on the ever shrinking release window.
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Zimmer to Score Da Vinci Code

Hans Zimmer to compose the score for "The Da Vinci Code".
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DV Doctrine

Filmmaker introduces the DV Doctrine, a stab at a path to a better digital flick.
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Robbins to Take on 1984

Tim Robbins wants to bring the doubleplusgood hit "1984" to the screen.
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Review: Last Holiday

This comedy is guided by talented people, but the end product is disappointing. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C)
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Review: Glory Road

Stereotypes and caricatures litter this "true" sports flick. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D)
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Studio To Open in Baton Rouge

A new studio is opening in up in Baton Rouge.
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Whedon Dark on Serenity Prospects

Joss Whedon talks about the lack of a Serenity sequel.
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Truth in Trailers

St. Louis today has an interesting article about trailers.
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Why Uwe Works

Uwe Boll gets rewarded for making bad films by getting more work.
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Review: BloodRayne

Director Uwe Boll unleashes another crapfest. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: F)
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Review: Grandma's Boy

On occasion, this stoner comedy works. On more occasions, it doesn't. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C+)
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Reno 911 Movie

The boys and gilrs of TV's Reno 911 are making the move to feature length.
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As Bloom Goes?

Orland Bloom is indicative of the failure of the modern film star? I'm not buying it.
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2005 in Postmortem

2005 saw a major set back for box office sales.
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Indies Endangered

Independent films may be endangered by the number of A-listers delving into their productions.
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2006 Preview

A preview of 2006. Don't worry, it's good and interesting.
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Review: Casanova

This latest telling of the Casanova legend unwisely supplants seduction with broad comedy. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D+)
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Review: Casanova

Gorgeous cinematography anchors this amusing film. Movie review by Connie Wang. (Grade: B)
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Review: The New World

Director Terrence Malick ably blends naturalistic visuals with the John Smith-Pocahontas story. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: A-)
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Review: Match Point

Adultery and the English class system reignite director Woody Allen's creative spark. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B+)
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Filmfodder Metablogging

Answers to unasked questions for the author here at filmfodder. Also a call for comments so you can shape filmfodder in 2006.
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Washington State to Fund Movies

Come to Washington State, filmmakers! They'll give you money,
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Depp tops IMDB list

Johnny Depp tops IMDb's list of top 25 stars for 2005.
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A New Orleans Story

An upcoming film about New Orleans will document Katrina devestation.
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Netflix Kicks Blockbuster's Ass

Netflix outdoes Blockbuster by leaps and bounds in 2005.
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Review: Cheaper by the Dozen 2

It's a Christmas miracle: "Cheaper by the Dozen 2" is kind of good. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B-)
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Review: Rumor Has It

The story has a slick hook, but director Rob Reiner bungles a great comedic opportunity. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C+)
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Review: Munich

Steven Spielberg fires on all cylinders in this politically charged drama. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: F)
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Review: The Producers

Looking for a migraine? This bombastic stage adaptation will do the trick. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: F)
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Review: Memoirs of a Geisha

The craftsmanship and performances in "Geisha" are exceptional, but the film itself feels distant and cold. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B)
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Review: Fun with Dick and Jane

Jim Carrey's manic comedy pushes this remake through its rough spots. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B)
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Review: The Family Stone

A stellar cast captures the humor, sentimenality and quirkiness of tight families. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B)
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Disney Might Buy Pixar?

Disney might buy Pixar. I know that's the title, but you should really read the article.
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Special Olympics Smackdown

The Farrelly brothers take on the "South Park" team over fraudulent Special Olympic plot lines.
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Star Trek Rumors

Shatner returning to Star Trek?
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Scientist Posits Film Formula

A scientist has come up with a formula that will predict movie success... Read for more details, but it won't suprise you that Ben Affleck isn't mentioned in it.
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Productions With Purpose

A profile of two companies that are taking risks to grab niche markets.
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'Suffering Man's Charity' Assembling Cast

New indie picture assembles an interesting cast.
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Review: King Kong

Director Peter Jackson goes overboard -- way overboard -- in this massive remake. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D)
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Weirdest Story Ever

The exerpt won't help. Just read the story... It has Frank Capra Jr, Indians, a movie studio, and more Indians.
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Sprint Begins Cellphone Movies

Sprint starts a video to cellphone service.
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Hellboy 2 Trumps Halo

Del Toro likes Halo, but loves Hellboy 2.
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Flap over Geisha Casting

The Chinese are angry about casting issues in "Memoirs of a Geisha."
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Review: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The fantastic imagery of C.S. Lewis' classic is best suited for imaginations ... not movie screens. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C)
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Farrelly Brothers Take On Special Olympics

The Farrelly Brothers, known for their shock humor, are turning their sights on the Special Olympics.
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Rating's Board Censors Self?

MPAA hits documentary about self with the NC17 kiss of death.
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Wilmer Valderrama to Star in "CHiPs"

In a harbinger of the coming Apocolypse, CHiPs will be brought to the big screen and will star Wilder Vaderrama.
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John Singleton to take on Afghanistan

Director John Singleton to take on "Convoy," set in Afghanistan.
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Commercials to Increase in Theaters

The theater industry is planning on showing more commercials before screenings.
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Theron To Be Next Bond Girl?

Charlize Theron is being courted to be the next Bond Girl.
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Blogger Annoys Universal Studios

Blogger earns studio's ire by sharing email addresses.
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Review: Aeon Flux

Charlize Theron wears a body suit and shoots things. Beyond that, the plot of this action adaptation is incomprehensible. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D)
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Review: First Descent

This snowboarding documentary has its share of impressive visuals, but it veers uncomfortably close to propaganda. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B-)
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Garner and Affleck Successfully Procreate

Garner and Affleck have a baby girl.
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Equalizer Coming to Theaters

The 80's show, the "Equalizer," is coming to film.
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Giselle Bundchen Joins Cast of Prada

The Brazilian supermodel, Giselle Budchen, joins the cast of "The Devil Wears Prada."
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Costner Suing Production Company

Kevin Costner is suing over breach of contract.
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Film Debuts on Internet Demand System

Filmmaker debuts film on video-on-demand system.
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Smith Considers Dogma 2

Kevin Smith toying with the idea of Dogma 2.
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Katrina Continues to Hurt

More bad news for the Louisiana area, the film industry is pulling out of a projected studio that would have brought in $20 million.
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Pat Morita Passes Away at Age 73

The actor who played Mr. Miyagi in Karate Kid, Pat Morita passed away.
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Madonna Aspires to Direct

Madona says she wants to direct.
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Foreshadowing the Death of Hollywood

The LA Times starts writing the obituary of the Hollywood film industry.
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Ventimiglia Cast in Rocky VI

Milo Ventimiglia from "Gilmore Girls" cast as Rocky's son.
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Review: Rent

Director Chris Columbus (?!?) takes this beloved musical to new heights. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: A)
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Review: Rent

"Rent" fans can breathe easy: this is a fitting and faithful adaptation. Movie review by Rachel Bowie. (Grade: B+)
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Review: Just Friends

There's some funny stuff in this comedy, but director Roger Kumble needs to learn the fine art of subtlety. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B-)
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Review: Yours, Mine & Ours

This remake is ridiculous, obnoxious and, worst of all, a rip-off of the equally lame "Cheaper by the Dozen." Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D-)
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Fall Box Office Disappointing

The fall box office season disappoints the industry.
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Fox Joins Movielink

Fox partners with online distributor Movielink, becoming the final of the big 5 studios to do so.
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Rush Hour 3 Is On

The third Rush Hour picture is going to production, with some impressive salaries.
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Potter Pirating Thwarted

According to reports, the latest Potter film is as of yet un-pirated.
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Indian Film Industry to Go Online

An Indian company makes a move to distribute films digitally.
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Review: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

"Goblet of Fire's" ominous tones and adult themes lift the Harry Potter franchise to a new zenith. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: A-)
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Review: Walk the Line

Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon deliver tremendous performances, but this biopic doesn't reveal enough about Johnny Cash. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B-)
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Cruise Polishing Image

Tom Cruise starts the effort to repair his reputation.
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Ferrell and Heder Might Join Blades

Will Ferrell and Jon Header in talks to join "Blades of Glory."
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Lost Episode Review: "The Other 48 Days"

"Lost" fans: We've got a brand new review of last night's episode, "The Other 48 Days." You might also enjoy our Lost Forums and our Lost Blog.
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De Niro Picks Up Mafia Flick

De Niro will make a return to the Mafia genre in the adaptation of a soon to be published book.
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Sandler and Cheadle to Make 9/11 Film

Adam Sandler and Don Cheadle to take on the subject of 9/11 in an upcoming film.
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More Trouble for the Theater Industry

Cell phone sized projectors are coming to further eat at the theater industry.
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Scary Movie 4 Lives

Two more actors decend into the gaping void that is Scary Movie 4.
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Scorsese Eyes Japanese Tale

RTE.ie reports that Martin Scorsese is eyeing the Japanese novel "Silence" for his next project. "Silence" is considered to be masterpiece of Shusaku Endo, a Catholic Japanese author who rose in literary prominence in the aftermath of World War...
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SAG Strike Eminent... Two Years from Now

SAG and the studios are angling for a labor battle two years in the future.
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Technicolor Pushes Digital Projectors

Technicolor inks deal to push digital projectors.
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Top 50 Stars of All Time

Premiere Magazine lists the top 50 movie stars of all time.
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Sarah Silverman Push Begins

Publicty starts in anticipation of Sarah Silverman's upcoming concert movie.
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Pixar/ITunes Marriage Drives Profits

Pixar is seeing positive results from selling shorts on ITunes.
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Bend It Like Beckham - Sequel

Possible sequel to Bend it Like Beckahm in the works.
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Dragon at the Goblet of Fire Premiere

Mike Newell loses it at a dragon.
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Online Pirate Sentenced

Chinese courts hand down a sentence for online movie piracy.
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Chicken Little Squawks By

The short term prognosis on Chicken Little. The sky is holding steady, slightly above Disney's head.
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Hathaway on the Horizon

Anne Hathaway is very well positioned for next year.
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Michael Clark Duncan wants in on Sin City 2

Michael Clark Duncan wants to be in Sin City 2. It isn't quite clear why he isn't, at least according to him.
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Review: Jarhead

The visuals are impressive, but the story elements and characters in this Gulf War memoir are disconnected. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C+)
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Castlevania Movie in the Works

Castlevania video game series to be turned into movie.
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File Sharing Woman Sued By Studios

Yet another person sued for sharing crappy movies.
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Williams to Play Mrs Doubtfire - Again and Again

Rumors abound of a third Mrs Doubtfire. Yeah, if you didn't know, there's a second one in the works too.
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Stone Starts Shooting 9/11 Film

Oliver Stone starts production on a film about 9/11.
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Muppets to Be Computerized?

Muppets to be computerized? Sorta -as aluded to by Frank Oz.
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Disney's Future Pivoting on Chicken Little

Disney's future poised on a small, neurotic, chicken.
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Stallone goes back to Rambo

Rambo IV is now in the works.
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Review: Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

Shane Black, an action writer extraordinaire, makes a memorable directorial debut with "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang." Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B+)
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Review: The Weather Man

Nicolas Cage and director Gore Verbinski showcase some of their best work in this intricate dramedy. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: A-)
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Review: Saw II

This quickie sequel has only one goal: make more money before people catch on to the crap. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D-)
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Review: The Legend of Zorro

Armed with a slap-sticky PG rating, this sequel aims for mass appeal. It misses. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C+)
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Shyamalan Backs Theaters

Shyamalan backs theaters in effort to prevent simultaneous box office, and home video release.
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Dungeon Siege Movie Splits

Upcoming Dungeon Siege movie splits ala Kill Bill.
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Estevez Filling Cast for Bobby

Estevez adds young stars to "Bobby."
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Movie Industry Explores Marketing Cuts

Movie industry mulls cuts to marketing budgets.
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Anna Faris to Headline Independent Film

Anna Faris set to star in new independent comedy.
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Miami Vice Set Sees Real Shooting

There was a real shooting on the set of Miami Vice.
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BitTorrent User Convicted

BitTorrent user convicted of copyright infringement.
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Robert Downey Jr on Another Comeback Run

Robert Downey Jr. launches another comeback.
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Lawsuit May Define Profits

An upcoming lawsuit may more finely define profits in the entertainment industry.
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Coleman to Appear in Postal

Gary Coleman will have a role in the upcoming movie adaptation of the video game "Postal."
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Review: Dear Wendy

This film's mad-genuis imagination counters Lars Von Trier's condescending posturing. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B+)
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Review: Dreamer

Dakota Fanning works her precocious mojo and Kurt Russell adds nuance to this underdog tale. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B+)
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Review: North Country

This Oscar-baiting harassment drama does a disservice to its real-life subject. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C-)
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Review: Stay

This tepid psychological drama never lets the audience in on the fun. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D)
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Review: Doom

Want a great first-person-shooter experience? Stay at home and play the game. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D)
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Harry Potter Role Umbridge Cast

The role of Delores Umbridge in the upcoming fifth Harry Potter movie has been cast.
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Kentucky Wants a Piece of the Film Pie

Kentucky seeks more work with the film industry.
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Jackson's Company to Bring to Life "Black Sheep"

Jackson's WETA Workshop to bring "Black Sheep" to life.
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Review: Elizabethtown

Cynics stay home: Cameron Crowe delivers another excellent feel-good film. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: A)
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Daniel Craig Is James Bond

Daniel Craig has been confirmed to be the next James Bond.
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Review: Domino

Tony Scott's optical overkill reaches a new low in this absurd "biopic" of bounty hunter Domino Harvey. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: F)
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Holmes Drops Role

Katie Holmes has walked away from an upcoming role due to her pregnancy.
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Report: Miramax's Fiscal Numbers Nudged By Weinstein

Report for Disney indicates that Harvey Weinstein moved numbers to maximize his own profits.
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Lost Episode Review: Everybody Hates Hugo

"Lost" fans: We've got a brand new review of last night's Hurley episode, "Everybody Hates Hugo." You might also enjoy our Lost Forums and our Lost Blog.
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Fleming Flick in the Works

Warner Brother agrees to put up money for a film based on Bond creator Ian Fleming.
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Production to Start on "Rocky VI"

Production on the sixth installment of the Rocky frachise to begin in December.
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Keaton to Go Topless as a Cancer Victim

Diane Keaton to go topless as a cancer surivor in an up coming film named, "The Family Stone."
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Myers Angling for Another Austin Powers

Various sources report Mike Myers looking to setup a fourth installment of Austin Powers.
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Rumors Hint Pixar Nearing Distribution Deal

Comments from Jobs indicate that Pixar close to deal with Disney.
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Review: Waiting

How did a cast this good get mixed up in a movie this bad? Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D)
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Review: MirrorMask

The Jim Henson Company's return to its fantasty roots is largely successful, with a few minor exceptions. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B)
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Review: In Her Shoes

Don't be fooled by the horrible marketing: This is a skillful film about dysfunction, family and acceptance. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: A)
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Review: Good Night and Good Luck

Director George Clooney delivers an exceptional look at Edward R. Murrow's televised battle with Sen. Joseph McCarthy. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: A-)
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Hugh Jackman Picks up Disney Role

Hugh Jackman picks up a Disney movie role based on a novel by Cecelia Ahern.
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Review: Two for the Money

The cast performs admirably, but third-act cliches and a tired script bring this sports-betting drama down. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C)
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Review: Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

This is a fitting and funny big-screen debut for the beloved claymation duo. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: A-)
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Lost Episode Review: Orientation

"Lost" fans: We've got a brand new review of last night's hatch-filled episode, "Orientation." You might also enjoy our always-interesting Lost Forums and our indefatigable Lost Blog.
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Tony Scott Says Forget It To "Deja Vu"

Tony Scott leaves Deja Vu film directorless.
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Kevin Smith Flees Fletch

Kevin Smith is no longer associated with Fletch.
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Hopkins to Play Hemingway

Anthony Hopkins to play Ernest Hemingway in an upcoming picture.
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Roland Emmerich to Direct 10,000 BC

German Director Emmerich signs on to direct "10,000 BC."
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Peter Jackson to Produce Halo

Peter Jackson to produce film version of video game, Halo.
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Casting for Indy 4 Begins

Lara Dutta has been cast in the upcoming Indy 4.
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Pixar's Relationship Woes

An exploration of the issues surrounding Pixar's split from Disney.
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Review: A History of Violence

David Cronenberg juxtaposes menace and small-town comfort in this unnerving and unconventional thriller. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B+)
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Review: Into the Blue

Director John Stockwell continues to build an oeuvre of gratuitous crap. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: F)
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Review: Serenity

Fans of the short-lived show "Firefly" will adore this film, but the uninitiated will emerge dazed and confused. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C-)
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Luna Lovegood Casting begins

Casting has begun for the role of Luna Lovegood in the next Harry Potter film.
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Bond Rumors are Swirling

Rumors about the next Bond flick and flitter about.
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SAG Member Faces Piracy Charges

A SAG member accused of aiding and abetting film pirates faces some hefty consequences.
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Lost Episode Review: Adrift

"Lost" fans: We've got a brand new review of last night's episode, "Adrift." You might also enjoy our always-interesting Lost Forums and our indefatigable Lost Blog.
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Fisher Joins Biggs in Michael Ian Black Film

Isla Fisher is teaming up with Jason Biggs and Michael Ian Black for a new comedy named "Pleasure of Your Comedy."
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Straight to DVD losing its Stigma

More and more direct to home market sequels are in the works, and it bodes well for the film industry.
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Fantastic Four Sequel in the Works

The screenwriter of "Fantastic Four" reveals that he's in talks to pen the sequel.
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Norton, Farrell & Emmerich in Talks for Pride and Glory

Norton, Farrell, and Emmerich look like they are lined up to star in the new project "Pride and Glory."
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Coppola to Direct Again

Francis Ford Coppola will once again take the director's chair for an upcoming film titled "Youth Without Youth."
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Fraggle Rock Movie in Development

Fraggle Rock is coming to the big screen.
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Review: Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D

NASA's lunar accomplishments are honored in this earnest IMAX film. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: A-)
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Review: Roll Bounce

"Roll Bounce" shines as an homage to '70s pop culture, but it falters during dramatic moments. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C)
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Review: Flightplan

Jodie Foster's A-list credibility helps this B-level airplane thriller overachieve. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B)
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Soderbergh Pushes Industry Boundaries

Hollywood Reporter has an article about Soderbergh's ability to straddle the indies and the studios.
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More Work For Whedon

Universal Pictures acquires a new project written and to be directed by Joss Whedon.
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106 Year Old Film Found

A historic 106 year old filmed named "Cléopatre" by Georges Méliès has been discovered after being believed lost this entire time.
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Lost Review: Man of Science, Man of Faith

"Lost" fans: Be sure to check out Filmfodder's lauded and well regarded (by us at least), Lost Blog. We have a fresh review of the season two premiere, "Man of Science, Man of Faith" and our popular Lost Forums are churning with conjecture and debate.
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The Film Industry Returns to Louisiana

The Louisiana film industry sees one film move into to production and two more to pre-production.
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Rather praises Clooney's Upcoming Murrow Film

Dan Rather praises Clooney's new picture about Edward R. Murrow, prompting a closer look at the hype around this film.
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Simpsons Movie in the Works?

Delays plague mythical Simpsons' film foray... since 1993.
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Joker Speculation for Batman Begins Sequel

There are already casting rumors for the Joker in the upcoming sequel to Batman Begins.
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Poseidon Hits the Theater May 12, 2006

Petersen's Poseidon to be released May 12, 2006 to lead off the Summer 2006 season.
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Studios Band Together to Combat Piracy

The six major studios are banding together to combat piracy with a new venture called "Movie Labs."
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Review: Just Like Heaven

Reese Witherspoon plays a workaholic professional who finds love (and clarity!) in an unusual way ... wow, how novel. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D-)
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Review: Corpse Bride

This film's stop-animation wizadry is undeniable, but it doesn't make up for the labored plot. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C+)
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Review: Lord of War

Somehow, Andrew Niccol and Nicolas Cage snuck a big-budget semi-satire past Hollywood's generic brigade. Well done! Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B)
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Danica McKellar Coming to the Big Screen

Danica McKellar of Wonder Years fame is getting some acting work again.
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Venom Filmed in Louisiana

Venom filmed in Louisiana, reflects on film industry in the state.
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Steve Carell Rolling in the Work

With at least 4 new projects coming down the pike, Steve Carell is a busy, busy man.
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News Corp leverages IGN

Fox outlines future hopes to leverage IGN to market to gamers.
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I Am Legend - Reality?

Word has it that a new, long-rumored "I am Legend" adaptation will actually be produced.
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Brosnan to Play Bond... Again

Brosnan will play Bond again afterall.
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Keanu Reeves to Play Stompanado

Keanu Reeves is set to start as Johnny Stompanado in the mobster's biopic.
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DiCaprio to play Roosevelt

Leonardo Dicaprio and Martin Scorsese will team up yet again for a biopic on Teddy Roosevelt.
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Joss Whedon talks Wonder Woman

Joss Whedon discusses the upcoming screen translation of Wonder Woman.
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Review: An Unfinished Life

Strong performances from Robert Redford, Morgan Freeman and Jennifer Lopez overcome this film's slow pace. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B)
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Review: The Exorcism of Emily Rose

This horror/legal thriller (yeah, you read that right) lacks direction and explanation. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D+)
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"Police Academy 8" on the Horizon

In a movie that signals on upcoming apocalypse, Warner Bros backs "Police Academy 8."
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Topher Grace plays Venom

Freeze Dried Movies is reporting that Topher Grace will be playing Venom in the third installment of the Sam Raimi helmed Spiderman franchise. They're citing anonymous sources, but they stand by the report. At first glance it seems an...
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"Where the Truth Lies" Lands an NC17

The director of "Where the Truth Lies" will not cut his film despite the NC17 rating.
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Million Dollar Rewrite

Former TV writer, now Oscar nominee, Paul Haggis gets tapped to rewrite latest Bond flick, Casino Royale.
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Industry Navel Gazing '05

Hollywood Report has an in-depth article on Hollywood's take on the negative turn taken by Summer 2005.
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Ferrell Starts Production on NASCAR Film

A New Will Ferrell comedy started production Septemeber 6th. The unnamed comedy, directed by Adam McKay, will be about NASCAR.
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Review: The Transporter 2

Here's a tip: Shut your brain off and let the gleeful set pieces of "Transporter 2" wash over you. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B+)
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Review: The Constant Gardener

This thriller has good intentions and strong performances, but "Constant Gardner" crumbles because it takes on too much. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C-)
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Review: Underclassman

This useless vanity flick is the perfect vehicle for its talent-challenged star, Nick Cannon. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D-)
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Super Ex Lures Anna Faris, Eddie Izzard

The film about a regular guy who breaks up with his superhero girlfriend is filling out its cast with comedy vets.
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Review: The Cave

Horror films usually benefit from the "less is more" technique, but "The Cave" only has "less" to begin with. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D-)
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Review: The Brothers Grimm

"Brothers Grimm" is a madcap experience, but most viewers won't be able to handle Terry Gilliam's berserk style. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C-)
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Goran Visnjic in Bond Sweepstakes

The "ER" star has been confirmed as a James Bond contender.
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Review: The 40 Year-Old Virgin

The chemistry between Steve Carell and "Virgin's" supporting cast carries this comedy. Movie review by Connie Wang. (Grade: B)
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Review: Red Eye

Director Wes Craven shows off his thriller chops in this spellbinding guilty pleasure. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: A)
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Review: The 40 Year-Old Virgin

Steve Carell and director Judd Apatow strike R-rated comedy gold. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: A-)
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Report: Hugh Jackman Snubs Bond

A source-free newspaper report says Hugh Jackman has rejected an offer to play James Bond.
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On the Road Lives

"Motorcycle Diaries" director Walter Salles has been handed the reins to the long-gestating adaptation of "On the Road."
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Review: The Chumscrubber

Angst Alert! Yet another indie film meditates on the evils of suburbia. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D)
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Review: Broken Flowers

Director Jim Jarmusch finds the perfect story and the perfect actor for his quirky style. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: A-)
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Review: The Dukes of Hazzard

"Dukes" swaps the TV show's light comedy for aggression and absurdist humor. It's a dumb move. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D)
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The Rock, Ryan Reynolds Team for Cop Film

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson ("Walking Tall") and Ryan Reynolds ("Blade: Trinity") will star in the action comedy "Blowback."
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X-Files 2 Still Kinda Happening

Former "X-Files" co-executive producer Frank Spotnitz doesn't know why "X-Files 2" hasn't happened.
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Nicole Kidman Battles Sneaky Aliens

Nicole Kidman is negotiating to star in "Invasion," a sci-fi flick about a disease-based alien attack.
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Brittany Murphy Returns for Sin City 2

The "Sin City" star says she'll be back for the 2006 sequel.
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Review: Must Love Dogs

Diane Lane and director Gary David Goldberg deftly skirt romantic comedy cliche in this pleasing adaptation. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B)
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Review: Stealth

"Stealth" is an accomplishment for director Rob Cohen: He's reached a new low. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: F)
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Review: Sky High

This film's cross-generational appeal could make it a sleeper hit. Movie review by Connie Wang. (Grade: A)
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Review: Sky High

"Sky High's" superhero-in-training segments are fun, but reliance on high school cliches stymies the film. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C)
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Crowe and Scott Plan A Good Year

Russell Crowe and his "Gladiator" director Ridley Scott may reunite for "A Good Year."
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Jodie Foster Goes to Court

Jodie Foster will direct and likely star in "Sugar Kings," a legal drama following a pair of attorneys who take on evil sugar barons.
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New DVD Releases: July 26, 2005

Notable DVD releases for July 26, 2005 include "Steamboy," "Remington Steele Season One," and "XXX: State of the Union."
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Review: Hustle & Flow

Terrence Howard delivers a career-best performance, but a formulaic third act brings this gritty film down. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C+)
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Review: Bad News Bears

Richard Linklater and Billy Bob Thornton can't duplicate the joyous irreverence of the original "Bad News Bears." Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D+)
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Review: The Island

Armed with strong actors and a good sci-fi story, Michael Bay has a shot at artistic expansion. But he prefers to blow stuff up. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D)
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Review: Wedding Crashers

The comedic chemistry between Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson is something to behold, even when the film falters. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B+)
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Review: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Tim Burton and Johnny Depp make "Charlie" their own by stripping away Willy Wonka's cuddly facade. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B+)
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Review: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Tim Burton's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" is a new classic. Movie review by Connie Wang. (Grade: A+)
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Fuqua Circles Notorious B.I.G. Film

"Training Day" director Antoine Fuqua is in negotations to direct a biopic of the Notorious B.I.G.
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Transformers Gets a 2007 Release Date

DreamWorks, Hasbro and Paramount have staked out July 4, 2007 as the release date for the "Transformers" movie.
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The Smurfs Ride Again

Paramount is developing a CG Smurfs trilogy. Gargamel is *pissed*.
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Review: Dark Water

Director Walter Salles and star Jennifer Connelly breathe surprising life into this thriller's familiar material. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Review: B+)
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Review: Fantastic Four

"X-Men" and "Spider-Man" launched a comic-book renaissance. "Fantastic Four" slams that renaissance into a brick wall. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: F)
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I Continue To Know About Last Summer

Sony is prepping a third "I Know What You Did Last Summer" film -- and this one has an even longer title: "I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer."
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Tommy Lee Jones At Home on the Prairie

Tommy Lee Jones has joined the cast of Robert Altman's adaptation of "A Prairie Home Companion."
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Maggie Grace Leaves X-Men 3

"Lost" star Maggie Grace has left "X-Men 3." No reason has been given for her departure.
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Review: Rize

This Krumping/Clowning dance documentary doesn't do justice to the dancers or their motivations. Movie review by Brian Orndorf.
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Review: War of the Worlds

"War of the Worlds" is a special-effects spectacle wrapped in a blanket of gloom. Movie review by Brian Orndorf.
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Review: Bewitched

"Bewitched's" TV-show-in-a-movie concept works well enough, but director Nora Ephron misuses Will Ferrell's comedic gifts. Movie review by Brian Orndorf.
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Review: George A. Romero's Land of the Dead

Zombie godfather George A. Romero returns to show the hotshot undead upstarts how it's done. Movie review by Brian Orndorf.
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Review: Herbie: Fully Loaded

Lindsay Lohan's good-natured performance overcomes this family film's rough spots. Movie review by Brian Orndorf.
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Rodney Dangerfield Gets His Day

A film based on the life of comedian Rodney Dangerfield is in the early stages of development.
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Fishburne, Hoffman Round out M:I-3 Cast

Laurence Fishburne and Philip Seymour Hoffman have joined "Mission: Impossible 3."
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Review: The Perfect Man

The latest Hilary Duff confection is as bland and cliched as they come. Movie review by Brian Orndorf.
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Deep Throat Gets a Movie Deal

Universal Pictures and Playtone (Tom Hanks' company) have purchased the rights to W. Mark Felt's story.
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Terminator 3 Director Takes Swiss Family Robinson

Jonathan Mostow ("T3," "U-571") will direct Disney's remake of "Swiss Family Robinson."
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Keri Russell Cast in Mission: Impossible 3

Keri Russell will reunite with "Felicity" creator J.J. Abrams in "Mission: Impossible 3."
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Review: Batman Begins

Now this is a Batman movie. Director Christopher Nolan and star Christian Bale bring the Dark Knight roaring back to life. Movie review by Brian Orndorf.
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New DVD Releases: June 14, 2005

Notable DVD releases for June 14, 2005 include "A Dirty Shame," "Hitch" and a 30th anniversary edition of "Jaws."
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Tobey Maguire Keeps His Mouth Shut

In "Quiet Type," Tobey Maguire will play a mute man pursuing a dream of conducting an orchestra. And here's the kicker: He won't have a single word of dialogue.
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Indy 4 Script Ready by End of Summer

Contradicting earlier reports, Steven Spielberg tells USA Today that the "Indiana Jones 4" script will be ready by the end of the summer.
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Review: Mr. & Mrs. Smith

The star power of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie surmounts this action comedy's few drawbacks. Movie review by Brian Orndorf.
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Review: The Adventures of Shark Boy & Lava Girl in 3-D

Young kids will enjoy the colors, but adults will find little entertainment in this saturated digital flick. Movie review by Brian Orndorf.
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Review: The Honeymooners

Congratulations, Hollywood. You've debased a TV classic's good name. Movie review by Brian Orndorf.
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Production Halted on Watchmen Movie

Paramount has shut down production the "Watchmen" adaptation.
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Nic Cage, Will Smith Stage Time Share Face Off

Nicolas Cage and Will Smith will play battling fathers in the comedy "Time Share."
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Sixteen Candles: The Sequel?

Molly Ringwald says she's in discussions to star in a sequel to "Sixteen Candles."
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Poseidon Adventure Finds a Cast

Kurt Russell, Richard Dreyfuss and Emmy Rossum have joined Wolfgang Petersen's remake of "The Poseidon Adventure."
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Rush Hour Director Takes on X-Men 3

"Rush Hour" helmer Brett Ratner will direct "X-Men 3."
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Review: Rock School

This documentary exposes the torture and triumph of a real-life school for rock musicians. Movie review by Brian Orndorf.
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Review: Lords of Dogtown

Skip this version and go straight to the 2001 documentary, "Dogtown and Z-Boys." It's infinitely better. Movie review by Brian Orndorf.
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Rambo IV Marches In

Sylvester Stallone will return to the Rambo franchise for a fourth installment -- and this time, it's personal. Or something.
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Review: My Summer of Love

Great performances from Nathalie Press and Emily Blunt compensate for this film's shoddy execution. Movie review by Neylan Bagcioglu.
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Review: 5x2

Reverse storytelling gives this film's broken marriage unique texture and depth. Movie review by Neylan Bagcioglu.
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Review: High Tension

For 75 of "High Tension's" 82 minutes, director Alexandre Aja delivers a gritty and effective horror flick. But the ending nearly kills the entire film. Movie review by Brian Orndorf.
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David Twohy Writing Italian Job Sequel

David Twohy is writing "The Brazilian Job," the follow-up to 2003's "Italian Job" remake.
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Matthew Vaughn Leaves X-Men 3

Director Matthew Vaughn has left "X-Men 3" for personal reasons. Marvel Studios says a replacement will be announced soon.
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DreamWorks Picks Up Allen's Match Point

DreamWorks shelled out $4 million for Woody Allen's best-reviewed film in years.
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Review: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Director Ken Kwapis should bow before his four young stars. They alone save this movie. Movie review by Brian Orndorf.
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Review: Cinderella Man

"Cinderella Man's" boxing scenes are flawed, but Ron Howard still crafts a rousing crowd-pleaser. Movie review by Brian Orndorf.
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Paul Bettany Joins Da Vinci Code

The "Wimbledon" star has been cast as Silas, the albino religious fanatic.
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Review: Milwaukee, Minnesota

This modest drama relies on strong acting and unique settings to overcome its limited resources. Movie review by Brian Orndorf.
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Review: The Longest Yard

This aggressive remake is an unabashed crowd pleaser -- and that's not a bad thing at all. Movie review by Brian Orndorf.
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Review: Deep Blue

This BBC documentary covers familiar terrain, but the beauty of the ocean is always worth a second (and third) look. Movie review by Brian Orndorf.
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Review: Madagascar

The celebrity voices mesh brilliantly in this funny and charming animated feature. Movie review by Brian Orndorf.
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Day of the Dead Remake in Development

A remake to the 1985 zombie flick "Day of the Dead" is in the early stages of production.
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Stop or My Gothic Horror Writer Will Shoot

Sylvester Stallone will direct a biopic of Edgar Allan Poe. Better still, Stallone wrote the script!
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Mission: Impossible 3 Cast Being Rebuilt

Michelle Monaghan and Jonathan Rhys-Meyers are in negotiations to join "Mission: Impossible 3."
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Robert Rodriguez Talks Sin City 2

"Sin City" co-director Robert Rodriquez drops a few hints on the sequel.
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New DVD Releases: May 24, 2005

Notable DVD releases for May 24, 2005 include "Chappelle's Show Season 2," "The Aviator," and "Are We There Yet?"
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Topher Grace Joins Spider-Man 3

The star of "That 70s Show" has signed on for "Spider-Man 3," but who will he play?
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Sin City 2 in Development

Frank Miller says "Sin City 2" is in the early stages of development.
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Da Vinci Code Teaser Trailer Released

The first teaser trailer for "The Da Vinci" code is now available for download. Columbia has also launched a teaser Web site for the film. So there's a lot of teasing going on.
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Review: Star Wars Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

The final prequel rises to the occasion - "Sith" is the best "Star Wars" film in 20 years. Movie review by Brian Orndorf.
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The Island Official Site Opens

The intricate official site for "The Island" features all the usual trappings -- trailers, bios, etc. -- as well as some in-depth side projects related to the film.
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Review: Unleashed

Jet Li and writer/producer Luc Besson tweak the action formula to great effect in this unique fighting flick. Movie review by Brian Orndorf.
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Review: Monster-in-Law

Jane Fonda came back to movies for this? Movie review by Brian Orndorf.
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Review: Mindhunters

"Mindhunters" works as pure popcorn entertainment if you toss out logic and accept the film's gruesome thrills. Movie review by Brian Orndorf.
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Horror Flick Finds Evil in Tract Housing

Despite an odd hook -- tract housing? -- a slick Web site entices Warner Bros. to pick up "The Dionaea House."
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Review: Crash

Writer/director Paul Haggis delivers a masterful and unflinching examination of race, stereotypes and fear. Movie review by Brian Orndorf.
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Clooney to Star in Michael Clayton

George Clooney will play a lawyer who has four very bad days.
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Premiere Shows off New Batman Pics

Premiere Magazine whips out a host of new "Batman Begins" pictures.
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Possible Da Vinci Code Poster Released

A teaser poster for "The Da Vinci Code" has surfaced, but it's authenticity is a little dubious. See for yourself.
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All of Me Remake in the Works

New Line Cinema is planning to update Steve Martin's 1984 comedy "All of Me." No one knows why.
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Review: House of Wax

By embracing its R rating (and limiting Paris Hilton's screen time), this horror remake ends up being a lot better than you'd expect. Movie review by Brian Orndorf.
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Review: Kingdom of Heaven

Despite a decent cast and director, "Kingdom of Heaven" is simply the latest in a long line of somber historical epics. Movie review by Brian Orndorf.
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Moss and Johansson Leave Mission: Impossible 3

J.J. Abrams confirms that Carrie-Anne Moss and Scarlett Johansson have departed "Mission: Impossible 3." Replacements have not been announced.
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Spider-Man Series Set for Six Films?

Sam Raimi says Sony wants to produce six "Spider-Man" films, and Raimi is up for directing them all.
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Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett Join Benjamin Button

Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett will star in David Fincher's "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."
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Matt Damon Circling Marco Polo Role

Matt Damon is negotiating to star as explorer Marco Polo in the aptly-titled film "Marco Polo."
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No Denying Episode III Music Video

Lucasfilm brings "Episode III" anticipation to a boil with a new four-minute music video.
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Justin Timberlake Joins Shrek 3

Justin Timberlake will voice a young King Arthur in "Shrek 3."
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Linklater Takes on Fast Food Nation

Director Richard Linklater will helm an adaptation of the non-fiction best-seller "Fast Food Nation."
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Soderbergh Inks Unusual Distribution Deal

Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh signs a deal that will allow for simultaneous distribution of his films via theaters, TV and DVD.
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Review: House of D

Writer/director David Duchovny's coming of age story has good intentions, but the story's poignancy doesn't translate to the screen. Movie review by Brian Orndorf.
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Review: XXX: State of the Union

The "XXX" franchise returns with a new star, a new director and the same mindless concept. Movie review by Brian Orndorf.
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Review: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

"Hitchhiker" virgins and die-hard devotees will be well served by this witty, eye-popping adaptation of Douglas Adams' book series. Movie review by Brian Orndorf.
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Full Batman Begins Trailer Premieres

Anticipation reaches a fever pitch with the release of a full-length "Batman Begins" trailer.
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Judi Dench: Brosnan Will Return as Bond

Dame Judi Dench says Pierce Brosnan will return as James Bond in the next installment.
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Denzel Washington Does the Time Warp

Denzel Washington is circling a starring role in "Deja Vu," a time-travel thriller directed by Tony Scott.
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Will Ferrell Visits Land of the Lost

Will Ferrell will star in a comedic adaptation of the '70s TV show "Land of the Lost."
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Review: King's Ransom

The only good thing about this low-quality comedy is that it flies by. Movie review by Brian Orndorf.
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Review: A Lot Like Love

(Review 1) The on-screen chemistry between Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet gives this romantic comedy an air of authenticity. Movie review by Rachel Bowie.
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Review: A Lot Like Love

(Review 2) Director Nigel Cole delivers a dull, flat and unfunny romantic comedy. Movie review by Brian Orndorf.
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Review: The Interpreter

Director Sydney Pollack returns to form with this expertly-crafted thriller. Movie review by Brian Orndorf.
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Review: The Interpreter

Strong performances from Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn anchor this intelligent and twisty political thriller. Movie review by Rachel Bowie.
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Ian McKellan, Alfred Molina Join Da Vinci Code

Ian McKellan and Alfred Molina join the A-list cast of "The Da Vinci Code."
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Has Da Vinci Code Found its Villain?

London's Sunday Mirror says Christopher Eccleston ("Doctor Who") is the front-runner to play "Da Vinci Code's" misguided monk.
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Equalizer Movie in Development

'80s TV show "The Equalizer" is getting the big-screen treatment.
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Gyllenhaal, Ruffalo, Downey Join Zodiac Picture

Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo and Robert Downey Jr. will star in David Fincher's Zodiac film. The project chronicles the Zodiac murders that terrorized San Francisco in the '60s and '70s.
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New DVD Releases: April 19, 2005

New DVD releases for April 19, 2005. Hightlights include "Meet the Fockers" and "A Love Song for Bobby Long."
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Review: Palindromes

Director Todd Solondz tries to offer a unique take on abortion, but a lack of character development obscures his message.
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Review: Dot the I

What begins as a lofty examination of romance soon turns into a nonsencial mess.
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Review: Dot the I

This film's commentary on voyeurism is interesting, but the love triangle at the center of the story is too formulaic.
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Review: The Amityville Horror

The original "Amityville" was a flawed and ridiculous film ... and so is this remake.
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Blair Underwood Joins Tyler Perry's Next Film

Blair Underwood will co-star in Tyler Perry's "Madea's Family Reunion."
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Grudge 2 Gets the Go Ahead

Sony gives the nod to "The Grudge 2," but Sarah Michelle Gellar is not yet attached to the sequel.
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Beyonce Eyeing Dreamgirls Adaptation

Beyonce Knowles is in talks to star in "Dreamgirls," an adaptation of the Broadway musical.
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Garfield 2 in the Works

No one asked for it, but 20th Century Fox is prepping "Garfield 2."
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Review: Sahara

"Sahara" is a straight-shooting adventure flick that works just fine if you embrace its escapism. Movie review by Brian Orndorf.
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Mystery Surrounds James Bond Casting

The James Bond cavalcade continues. The latest name to surface in connection with the iconic role is Daniel Craig ("Layer Cake," "The Jacket"). According to WENN, Craig has been offered a three-picture deal. So why hasn't Craig's casting been...
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Duff Sisters Join Forces as Material Girls

Hilary and Haylie Duff will co-star in "Material Girls," a film inspired by Madonna's hit song.
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Review: Kung-Fu Hustle

Writer/director/star Stephen Chow packs this martial arts comedy with eye candy and energy, but both eventually become monotonous. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: B- | Read Review...
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Review: Fever Pitch

Diverting from their customary gags, the Farrelly brothers deliver a decent romantic comedy wrapped in Red Sox passion. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: B | Read Review...
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Transformers Rumor: Michael Bay Directing

Ain't It Cool News says two directors have been rumored to oversee Dreamworks' live-action "Transformers" movie: Roland Emmerich ("Independence Day," "The Day After Tomorrow") and Michael "BOOM" Bay ("Bad Boys," "Armageddon"). The same report claims Bay is the front-runner, which...
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Jay and Paris Hilton: Together at Last

Jay, what have you done? The Hollywood Reporter says Jason Mewes -- better known as Jay from Kevin Smith's movies -- will co-star with Paris Hilton in "Bottoms Up." The dramedy (drama? with these two?) follows a bartender (Mewes)...
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Review: Turtles Can Fly

Director Bahman Ghobadi's fictional story of Iraqi orphans offers a startling contrast to the media's sanitized version of the U.S. invasion. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: B+ | Read Review...
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Review: Dust to Glory

This documentary on the Baja 1000 off-road race works best when it focuses on the competition. The film's sermonizing merely weighs it down. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: C+ | Read Review...
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Review: Beauty Shop

This "Barbershop" spin-off ignores the very things that made "Barbershop" successful: good comedy, good cast, and a good message. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: D+ | Read Review...
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Review: Sin City

"Sin City" is the most authentic comic-to-film production in cinema history. But be warned: the film's visceral violence will shock the uninitiated. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: B+ | Read Review...
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Clive Owen the Next James Bond?

You'll notice this item's headline features a very prominent and very legally binding question mark. That's important because this next bit is pure rumor. IESB.net recently spoke with Clive Owen on the red carpet at the "Sin City" premiere in...
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Old School Ninja Movies Poised for Return

Remember those cheesy '80s ninja movies that gobbled up airtime on HBO? They're back, baby! Variety says Sho Kosugi, star of "Enter the Ninja," "Revenge of the Ninja," "Ninja III: The Domination," and a slew of other sorta-classics, will reprise...
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Review: Melinda and Melinda

Woody Allen successfully tells one story from two different perspetives, but Allen's customary edge is sorely missing. Movie review by Neylan Bagcioglu. Grade: C+ | Read Review...
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Review: The Ballad of Jack and Rose

Great performances and a keen look at disturbing behavior overcome the heft of this film's many ideas. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: B | Read Review...
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Review: Guess Who

Bernie Mac and Ashton Kutcher are a likable team, but this comedic update/remake runs aground whenever it veers into serious topics. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: C | Read Review...
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Review: Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Dangerous

Sandra Bullock returns. That's the only praise she deserves for this unfunny and tedious sequel. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: D- | Read Review...
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Thomas Haden Church Cast as Spidey 3 Villain

Columbia Pictures announced earlier this week that Thomas Haden Church ("Sideways") has been cast as the villain in "Spider-Man 3." Question is, which villain? "The identity of the new villain is being kept secret and while speculation is rampant about...
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New DVD Releases: March 22, 2005

24: TV Starter Set (2001) Batman and Robin: Serial Collection (1949) Being Julia (2004) The Best of the New Scooby-Doo Movies (1972) Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)   |   Filmfodder Review Bring Me the Head of Alfredo...
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Review: Steamboy

Anime legend Katshurio Otomo delivers an inventive adventure set during the height of the Industrial Revolution. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: B+ | Read Review...
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It's Official: Joss Whedon to Write/Direct 'Wonder Woman'

Warner Bros. has announced a deal with Joss Whedon to write and direct a "Wonder Woman" film. "Wonder Woman is the most iconic female heroine of our time, but in a way, no one has met her yet," Whedon says...
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Review: Ice Princess

This surprising ice skating film skirts convention and cliche. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: B | Read Review...
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Review: The Ring Two

Fans of the first "Ring" will almost certainly enjoy this second helping because it's basically the same film. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: D | Read Review...
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Review: The Upside of Anger

The chemistry between Joan Allen and Kevin Costner gives this drama-comedy ample charm. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: A- | Read Review...
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Scarlett Johansson in Indy 4?

Keep in mind, the following item appears in the IMDb gossip section. WENN/NW Magazine says Scarlett Johansson could be in the running for "Indiana Jones 4." According to the article, Tom Cruise has put the Johansson bug in the...
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Writing Duo Lands Transformers Movie

The Hollywood Reporter says writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci will write the live-action Transformers movie. Kurtzman and Orci have an action-adventure pedigree, having collaborated on scripts for upcoming films "The Island," "Mission: Impossible 3" and "Legend of Zorro." The...
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New DVD Releases: March 15, 2005

Alfie (2004)    >> Filmfodder Review The Band Wagon (Special Edition, 1953) Being Ron Jeremy (2003) Bells are Ringing (1960) Brigadoon (1954) Call Northside 777 (1948) Dead Birds (2004) Deep Crimson (1996) Easter Parade (Special Edition, 1948) End of the...
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Hilary Swank Opts for Biblical Plagues

The Hollywood Reporter says Oscar champ Hilary Swank is circling the lead role in Dark Castle Entertainment's horror flick, "The Reaping." Unfortunate title aside, the film follows a "myth debunker" (not to be confused with a MythBuster) who visits a...
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Chris Carter Clarifies Status of X-Files 2

For months we've been bombarded by tidbits of erroneous "X-Files 2" information: there's a script, there isn't a script, it's shooting this year, it's not shooting this year, Mulder and Scully are married with three kids, Mulder and Scully are...
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Review: Millions

Director Danny Boyle exposes a big, warm heart in this fantastical story of a young boy's charity. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: B | Read Review...
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Review: Robots

Obsessive attention to detail and reliance on bad puns suck the fun out of this computer-animated film. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: D+ | Read Review...
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Review: Hostage

Bruce Willis stages a welcome return to his action roots, but his performance is overshadowed by a busy and boring finale. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: C+ | Read Review...
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New DVD Releases: March 8, 2005

21 Jump Street: The Complete Second Season (6-DVD Set) 29th Street (1991) Barbary Coast (1935) The Brak Show: Volume 1 Bright Future (2003) Columbo: The Complete Second Season (4-DVD Set) Cover Story (2002) Dead End (1937) Dolls (2002) Dutch (1991)...
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Review: The Pacifier

Anyone thinking this is a "Kindergarten Cop" clone is sorely mistaken. "Kindergarten Cop" was funny. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: D- | Read Review...
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Review: Be Cool

John Travolta, Uma Thurman and a talented cast deliver a solid follow-up to 1995's "Get Shorty." Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: B | Read Review...
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Review: Dear Frankie

Director Shona Auerbach shows impressive restraint in this pleasant and unmanipulative tear jerker. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: A- | Read Review...
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Review: The Jacket

If you can get past a wacky time travel premise and some bad acting, "The Jacket" does exhibit some entertainment merit. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: C | Read Review...
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Pink Goes Underground for 'Catacombs'

The Hollywood Reporter says pop singer Pink (né Alecia Moore) will co-star with Shannyn Sossamon ("40 Days and 40 Nights") in the thriller "Catacombs." The story follows a young woman (presumably Sossamon, but that's not confirmed) who is invited to...
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Will Ferrell Courted for 'Elf 2'

The $173 million success of "Elf" has New Line Cinema salivating for more pointy-hat hijinks from Will Ferrell. According to Variety, the studio is negotiating with Ferrell for "Elf 2." Directing duties have not been assigned. It's not known...
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Full 'Episode III' Trailer Coming March 10

The official "Star Wars" site says a two-minute "Episode III Revenge of the Sith" trailer will debut Thursday, March 10 at 9 p.m. during a broadcast of Fox's "The O.C." If you're not into teen melodrama, you'll be able to...
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Keri Russell Signs on for Cannibal Flick

Felicity wouldn't approve of this one. The Hollywood Reporter says Keri Russell will star in "Butterfly, a Grimm Love Story." So far it sounds pretty normal, right? Well consider this: The movie focuses on the Internet-based cannibal movement. Cannibalism came...
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Stan Lee Plots 'Foreverman' Franchise

The Hollywood Reporter says comic-book legend Stan Lee is developing an original superhero franchise for Paramount Pictures. Dubbed "Foreverman," the main character will be introduced primarily on the big screen with ancillary comic books and merchandise supporting the new venture....
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New DVD Releases: March 1, 2005

Bambi Brady Bunch: Complete First Season Bringing Up Baby: Special Edition DC Cab Exorcist: Beginning | (Filmfodder Review Flight of the Phoenix | (Filmfodder Review) Godzilla 2000 In the Weeds Incident at Loch Ness Libeled Lady Little Lord Fauntleroy...
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Review: Man of the House

Tommy Lee Jones protects a group of bubbly cheerleaders ... comedy does not ensue. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: D | Read Review...
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Review: Cursed

Years of delays and PG-13 recuts have turned Wes Craven's werewolf flick into a dated and horrible film. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: F | Read Review...
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Review: Diary of a Mad Black Woman

Energy and enthusiasm are overflowing in this film, but scattershot themes and plots cut the production off at its knees. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: D+ | Read Review...
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Business Could Delay Clerks Sequel

The planned departure of Miramax co-chairmen Bob and Harvey Weinstein could push back the production start on Kevin Smith's "Clerks" sequel from April to May. Smith, who often teams with Miramax, tells The New York Times (registration required) he intends...
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Miramax Plans Flood of Films

The archives of Miramax are rumbling and a cinematic purge may soon be near. The New York Times (registration required) says the impending departure of Miramax co-chairmen Bob and Harvey Weinstein could precipitate the release of 22 films in seven...
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Alexander the Great Poised for Big Screen Return

Producer Dino De Laurentiis tells Screen Daily that his delayed Alexander the Great biopic (yes, another one) will be reignited. "We will shoot the film in one year's time, and it will be the Alexander that everyone has been waiting...
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Bruce Willis Reveals Die Hard 4 Title

The BBC coerced a few "Die Hard 4" tidbits out of Bruce Willis, including the film's official title. "'Die Hard 4.0' is being written as we speak, and if all goes well we'll be shooting it in Autumn on the...
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Wonder Woman Producer Pursuing Joss Whedon

SCI FI Wire says "Wonder Woman" producer Joel Silver is in hot pursuit of writer/director Joss Whedon. "It's a complicated deal to do, but I would love him to do it," Silver tells SCI FI. "It would be great if...
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New DVD Releases: Feb. 22, 2005

Agony & The Ecstasy Behold a Pale Horse Bettie Page: Bondage Queen Bitter Victory The Cat Returns Class of Nuke Em High Box Set Commish: Season 2 Cube Zero Ellen: Complete Season Two Family Business: Season 2 Gene Autry: Valley...
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TV Stars Prep for Fog Remake

Tom Welling ("Smallville") and Maggie Grace ("Lost") are making the jump to the big screen in a remake of the 1980 horror flick, "The Fog." The Hollywood Reporter says Welling will play a small-town boat owner who has never strayed...
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Tim Robbins Wins Hasty Pudding Man of the Year

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Some may say that Tim Robbins has it all. Last year he won an Academy Award for his role in "Mystic River," his 13-year relationship with Susan Sarandon is still going, and now, he is Harvard's...
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George Lucas to Appear in Episode III

George Lucas is ready for his close-up. WENN says the "Star Wars" ringmaster will make a cameo in "Episode III" playing Baron Papanoida in an opera house scene. There's no word on whether he'll be forced to utter the same...
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Review: Son of the Mask

This sequel gives Jamie Kennedy the unenviable task of stepping into Jim Carrey's shoes ... and those shoes don't fit at all. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: D- | Read Review...
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Review: Constantine

Director Francis Lawrence's endless exposition slows what could have been a fun comic-to-film adaptation. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: C+ | Read Review...
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Episode III Character Images Leaked

MillenniumFalcon.com has posted a batch of high-resolution character art showing key players from "Episode III." According to ComingSoon.net the images appear to be leaked versions of rumored "Episode III" character posters. Given that each image is tagged with visible...
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Review: Because of Winn-Dixie

The book-to-film curse strikes again: Disjointed characters and story threads make this Southern tale too episodic. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: C- | Read Review...
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Review: Inside Deep Throat

This look at the 1972 sleeper hit "Deep Throat" aims high and often misses, but it still offers an entertaining trip down porn's memory lane. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: B | Read Review...
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Being Brad Pitt: Star to Star as Star

Brad Pitt must be feeling kind of meta these days. The Hollywood Reporter says Pitt will star in "Chad Schmidt," an '80s-era film following an up-and coming actor who bears an uncanny resemblance to another young thespian -- some guy...
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Spielberg to Direct '72 Olympics Pic

The Hollywood Reporter says Steven Spielberg is ramping up production on an untitled film based on the tragic events of the 1972 Munich Olympics. Spielberg shelved the project last year so it could be rewritten by "Angels in America" scribe...
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Full-Length Hitchhiker's Trailer Premieres

Amazon.com is now featuring the full-length trailer for the upcoming "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" film. Unlike the preview teaser, this new trailer offers a glimpse into the film's impressive special effects. More importantly, it suggests that the cheeky...
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Christopher Guest Prepping Oscar Parody

The man behind "Waiting for Guffman," "Best in Show" and "A Mighty Wind" is taking aim at the folly of Oscar races. Sources tell New York Magazine that Christopher Guest's next mockumentary will focus on Hollywood's annual battle for Academy...
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Review: Head-On

Two lost souls find an unexpected connection in this delicate and sincere story. Movie review by Neylan Bagcioglu. Grade: B | Read Review...
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Rumor: Clooney Developing Another Rat Pack Flick

According to Moviehole, "Ocean's 11" star George Clooney has acquired the rights to another Rat Pack flick, "Robin and the 7 Hoods." The 1964 original, starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Bing Crosby and Peter Falk, followed...
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Newcomer Linked to Wonder Woman Role

A variety of reports claim that relative unknown Satu Rautaharju is a front-runner for the "Wonder Woman" role (see pictures here). The Canadian actress has appeared on "One Tree Hill," "Dawson's Creek" and in the film "Communication Breakdown." Remember, Rautaharju...
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Review: Hitch

Co-star Kevin James shines, but Will Smith's first romantic comedy is ultimately undermined by a tepid script. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: C | Read Review...
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Review: Pooh's Heffalump Movie

Classic characters, traditional animation and warm storytelling combine in this excellent family film. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: A- | Read Review...
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Review: Imaginary Heroes

Erratic pacing exposes young director Dan Harris, but Harris still shows significant skill in delivering this family drama. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: B+ | Read Review...
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Review: Ong Bak

The film is a cheesy martial arts flick, but star Tony Jaa proves to be an action movie up-and-comer. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: B+ | Read Review...
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Review: Bride & Prejudice

Director Gurinder Chadha aims to create Bollywood-Hollywood fusion, but the resulting mess proves she's in over her head. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: D- | Read Review...
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Catherine Zeta-Jones Named Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- On stage to accept her Woman of the Year award at Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals, Catherine Zeta-Jones, 35, first needed to prove to the presenters that she was worthy of the title. One of her...
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Review: Boogeyman

There's a lot of scare in "Boogeyman" -- scary script, scary acting and a scary degree of absolute incoherence. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: D- | Read Review...
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Review: The Wedding Date

In a mere 90 minutes, this uninspired love romp bludgeons the life out of romance, comedy and the audience. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: D- | Read Review...
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New Bond Film Grabs Old Casino Royale Title

This might get a little confusing, so stick with me. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 21st James Bond film will be titled "Casino Royale." This also happens to be the title of the very first James Bond novel written...
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They Won't Be Back: Terminator 4 Overhauls Cast

Strange things are afoot in the "Terminator" universe. "Terminator 3" star Nick Stahl tells SCIFI Wire that both he and Claire Danes are not involved in the series' fourth installment. "None of the cast is coming back," Stahl reveals....
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Virginia Madsen Joins The Wrong Element

Virginia Madsen is taking full advantage of her Oscar nomination. The "Sideways" star has signed on to play Harrison Ford's wife in the kidnap thriller "The Wrong Element," says The Hollywood Reporter. The film follows a security expert (Ford) who...
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Jimmy Olsen Finds Work on New Superman Movie

The Hollywood Reporter says "Superman" director Bryan Singer has found his Jimmy Olsen. Actor Sam Huntington ("Not Another Teen Movie") will play the novice photographer who uses his gee-whiz charm to befriend Clark Kent/Superman. Interestingly, the Reporter notes that Kate...
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Episode III Title Roll-Up Released

The official Star Wars site has unveiled the opening title roll-up for the final "Star Wars" installment, "Episode III: Revenge of the Sith." So what the hell is a roll-up? It's the technical term for the rolling title sequences seen...
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Warner Picks Up Strangers With Candy Movie

"Strangers with Candy" has found a home at Warner Independent Pictures. The Hollywood Reporter says the TV-show-turned-movie has been picked up by Warner at the ongoing Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The original Comedy Central show followed ex-con...
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Review: Hide and Seek

An interesting concept and good actors put this thriller in a position to succeed, but tepid direction kills it dead. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: D+ | Read Review...
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Review: Alone in the Dark

Director Uwe Boll returns with another garbage horror flick -- and this time he's brought Christian Slater and Tara Reid along for the ride. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: F | Read Review...
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Audrey Tautou Tapped for Da Vinci Code

Audrey Tautou ("Amelie") has landed a starring role opposite Tom Hanks in "The Da Vinci Code," reports AFP. Tautou will play Sophie Neveu, a French cryptographer who teams with "Da Vinci" protagonist Robert Langdon (Hanks) to crack tricky codes while...
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Stellan Skarsgard Joins Pirates of the Caribbean Sequels

Comingsoon.net says Stellan Skarsgard ("King Arthur") has signed on for two "Pirates of the Caribbean" sequels. Skarsgard will play "Bootstraps" Turner, the pirate father of Orlando Bloom's character. Comingsoon also says original "Pirates" star Geoffrey Rush is in negotiations for...
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Review: Are We There Yet?

Consider the evidence: Family comedy; January release; Ice Cube in an Eddie Murphy role. And this was going to work, how? Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: F | Read Review...
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Review: Aliens of the Deep

James Cameron takes another dive into the ocean's depths with this immersive and entertaining 3-D documentary. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: B+ | Read Review...
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Da Vinci Code to Film in the Louvre

TV Guide Online says Ron Howard and his "Da Vinci Code" team have received approval from France to film in the Louvre. It's a nice development because a whole lot of the book's plot twists occur at the renowned art...
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Spaceballs Gets Animated for TV Series

Variety says a "Spaceballs" animated TV series will soon bring the Schwartz to a new generation. Like the film, the series will feast on sci-fi and pop culture targets. "With all the fantasy stuff out there, there's plenty of grist...
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X-Files 2: Not so Fast, Mulder

Buried deep within TV Guide Online's Ask Ausiello column lies disturbing news for "X-Files" fans. It turns out that David Duchovny's recent comments regarding "X-Files 2's" production schedule were a little premature. Well, a lot premature, actually. According to Chris...
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Review: Assault on Precinct 13

This action remake bucks the watered-down trend by embracing the full fury of its R rating. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: A- | Read Review...
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Review: Racing Stripes

Remember "Babe"? "Racing Stripes" is just like it -- minus the acting, direction, skill, joy and wonder. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: D- | Read Review...
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Review: Coach Carter

It's teeming with "lessons" and cliches, but Samuel L. Jackson rises above it all to stand and deliver. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: C | Read Review...
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Review: Elektra

Jennifer Garner's performance guides this superhero spinoff through a murky backstory. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: B | Read Review...
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X-Files 2: Monsters Instead of Mythology

It's not much, but when it comes to "X-Files 2" any news is good news. USA Today spoke with David Duchovny at the People's Choice Awards on Monday night and the man-who-used-to-be-Mulder revealed that "X-Files 2" could go into production...
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Spielberg Preps Abraham Lincoln Biopic

Variety says Steven Spielberg and his "Schindler's List" star Liam Neeson may team for an Abraham Lincoln film. According to Variety, Spielberg has been circling the project since 2001, but delays and script rewrites have pushed it to the back...
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Deuce Bigalow 2 Poster Arrives to Absolutely No Fanfare

Rest easy, fair reader. Rob Schneider has returned. The overachieving C-level actor will anchor the upcoming "Deuce Bigalow" sequel, "Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo." In celebration of this follow-up, Columbia Pictures has revealed a classy new poster (right). As you...
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Review: A Love Song for Bobby Long

Stereotypes and a clunky twist derail this loosely assembled character piece. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: C- | Read Review...
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Review: The Woodsman

This story of a convicted pedophile's post-prison life ably walks a delicate line, but the narrative never fully develops. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: C+ | Read Review...
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Review: Million Dollar Baby

Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman are exceptional, but the real star is Clint Eastwood. "Million Dollar Baby" is the finest film he's ever made. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: A+ | Read Review...
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Kate Bosworth Circles Lois Lane Role

The "Superman Returns" cast is coming together. The Hollywood Reporter says Kevin Spacey will play Lex Luthor and Kate Bosworth (Spacey's co-star in "Beyond the Sea") is negotiating to play Lois Lane. According to the Reporter, Bosworth beat out...
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Review: White Noise

In their quest for cheap thrills, the "White Noise" filmmakers waste an intriguing paranormal hook and a good performance from Michael Keaton. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: D | Read Review...
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Plot and Picture Arrive from The Island

The plot of Michael Bay's upcoming sci-fi flick "The Island" has been murky, but new details are bringing it into focus. According to a write-up at Yahoo Movies, the film follows a man named Lincoln Six-Echo (Ewan McGregor) who lives...
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J.J. Abrams Plans Mission: Impossible Changes

USA Today profiled writer/producer/director J.J. Abrams recently and buried deep within the text is an interesting "Mission: Impossible 3" tidbit. According to Abrams -- who will direct the third "Impossible" film -- the next installment will feature the obligatory stunts...
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Review: In Good Company

Strong performances from Topher Grace and Dennis Quaid are undermined by this film's trite conclusion. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: B- | Read Review...
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Review: The Phantom of the Opera

Andrew Lloyd Webber's play receives loving treatment from the production crew, but the film itself hits a flat note. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: C | Read Review...
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Review: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

With "Life Aquatic," director Wes Anderson once again delivers an engrossing and unique moviegoing experience. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: A+ | Read Review...
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Review: Fat Albert

"Fat Albert" won't win any awards, but this TV adaptation is still a pleasant comedic diversion. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: B- | Read Review...
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Review: Meet the Fockers

Dustin Hoffman and Barbara Streisand thrive amidst this sequel's repetitive gags. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: C | Read Review...
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Review: Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst

Using interviews and extensive footage, documentary filmmaker Robert Stone deftly deconstructs the Patty Hearst kidnapping saga. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: A | Read Review...
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Joss Whedon Courted for Wonder Woman

TV Guide Online says "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" creator Joss Whedon is being wooed by Warner Bros. to write and direct a "Wonder Woman" film. The site says a deal (and, presumably, an announcement) will be forthcoming. Additional information about...
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Writer Drops Hints about Toy Story 3

Recent news surrounding "Toy Story 3" has focused on Disney's decision to develop the sequel without Pixar, but behind all the business drama there is a film to talk about. In an interview with IESB.net, writer James Herzfeld ("Meet the...
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Review: Beyond the Sea

Kevin Spacey's ode to singer Bobby Darin is colorful and energetic, but Spacey's decision to re-record Darin's music is a major blunder. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: C | Read Review...
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Review: Hotel Rwanda

Don Cheadle skillfully anchors this true story of a hotel manager who saved scores of lives during Rwanda's war. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: B+ | Read Review...
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Review: Spanglish

The acting is strong and the story is touching, but an array of subplots keeps greatness at bay. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: B | Read Review...
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Review: Flight of the Phoenix

It should have been easy: Follow the path blazed by the novel and a previous film. Somehow, this latest "Phoenix" adaptation still screws it up. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: D | Read Review...
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Sean Bean Plans to Behave Badly on The Island

The Hollywood Reporter says Sean Bean ("The Lord of the Rings," "Patriot Games") has joined director Michael Bay's "The Island." According to the Reporter, Bean will be the film's "chief antagonist" (i.e. Bad Guy). He'll star opposite Ewan McGregor and...
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Magneto Warms Up for X-Men Spinoff

Variety says Twentieth Century Fox is developing an "X-Men" spinoff focusing on the formative years of mutant evildoer Magneto. Creatively dubbed "Magneto," this project will be developed concurrently with a planned Wolverine movie and the third "X-Men" installment. The original...
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Review: Ocean's Twelve

Steven Soderbergh revisits Danny Ocean and his gang of white collar thugs, but the results fall short of the director's best work. Movie review by Pete Mesling. Grade: D+ | Read Review...
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Review: Blade: Trinity

The writer behind the original "Blade" movies gets his shot at directing the franchise ... and he fails real bad. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: D+ | Read Review...
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Review: I Am David

This low-budget drama relies on a strong emotional core to overcome its production and acting deficiencies. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: B- | Read Review...
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Review: Callas Forever

It's apocryphal and inconsistent, but director Franco Zeffirelli's tribute to opera great Maria Callas does have its charms. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: C+ | Read Review...
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Harrison Ford Expresses Indy 4 Enthusiasm

IESB.net recently spoke with Harrison Ford about "Indiana Jones 4" (yeah, remember that project?). Ford expressed optimism about the film and noted that future Indy installments could feature a younger actor. But that won't be the case for the...
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Review: Closer

Mike Nichols and his pitch-perfect cast expose the underbelly of fixation and adultery. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: A- | Read Review...
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Hanks Signs on for Da Vinci Code

The Hollywood Reporter says Tom Hanks has officially signed on to star in "The Da Vinci Code." The film, to be directed by Ron Howard, will be released May 19, 2006. Production will begin next year. "Da Vinci" marks the...
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Mr. and Mrs. Smith Trailer Premieres

Next summer's blockbuster-in-waiting "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" now has its very own trailer at Yahoo Movies. The film follows a married couple (Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie) who both work as assassins. Each is initially unaware of the other's...
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Kevin Spacey Courted for Lex Luthor Role

Latino Review says Kevin Spacey is the front-runner to play Lex Luthor in Bryan Singer's upcoming "Superman" film. According to the site, Spacey recently joined "Superman" star Brandon Routh for a screen test and the results were really quite...
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Rumors: Usual Suspects Sequel in Development

Dark Horizons has an interesting little rumor that suggests a "Usual Suspects" sequel could be in the works. "Suspects" star Chazz Palminteri tells the UK's "Daily Mail" that the title du jour is "Searching for Keyser Soze" and the production...
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Joss Whedon's Serenity Pushed to September 2005

Joss Whedon, the man behind "Buffy" and "Angel," tells WHEDONesque that the release date for his latest film project, "Serenity," has been pushed back to September 30, 2005. Whedon says the decision gives "Serenity" a better shot at audiences because...
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Review: Christmas with the Kranks

If you hate everything the holidays stand for -- peace, love, goodwill, etc. -- this film is for you (you hateful bastard). Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: F | Read Review...
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Review: A Very Long Engagement

The visuals are vivid and effective, but this film's disparate themes of war and romance are only partially realized. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: B- | Read Review...
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Review: Alexander

Oliver Stone blasts the screen with battles, blood and history, but the onslaught keeps the audience away from the story. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: D+ | Read Review...
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Watchmen Adaptation Lands a Director

The Hollywood Reporter says Paul Greengrass ("The Bourne Supremacy") has been hired to direct Paramount's "The Watchmen." The film is an adaptation of the classic 12-issue comic series written by Alan Moore and drawn by Dave Gibbon. "Requiem for a...
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Review: The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

"SpongeBob" fans will be pleased with this big-screen adaptation, but everyone else will find only mild amusement. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: B- | Read Review...
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Review: National Treasure

Nicolas Cage tempers his performance (why, Nic, why?) in this lackluster "Da Vinci Code" knock-off. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: C | Read Review...
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From the Ashes: Evil Dead Remake in the Works

Variety says Sam Raimi's 1981 horror flick "Evil Dead" will be remade ... by Sami Raimi. Raimi won't direct the update, but he is teaming with Rob Tapert and "Dead" star Bruce Campbell to produce the project. The trio will...
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Hitchhiker's Guide Roundup: Teaser Material Appears

It's been a long time since I last wrote about the "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" movie. In the ensuing years (yes, years; my last post was in 2001), directors have changed, producers have changed, writers have changed. Clearly,...
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Disney Plots Pixar-Less Toy Story 3

The Disney-Pixar relationship has been on shaky ground for a while, but a new development might kill it dead. The Hollywood Reporter says Disney is working on "Toy Story 3" without Pixar. Disney owns the rights to "Toy Story"...
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Tom Hanks Takes Aim at Da Vinci Code

Dan Brown's best-selling novel "The Da Vinci Code" could become a blockbuster film before the first frame is shot. Director Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer are already adapting the book, and now The Hollywood Reporter says Tom Hanks --...
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Review: Seed of Chucky

The "Child's Play" franchise is back on life support. This sequel's messy filmmaking kills the series' forward progress. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: D- | Read Review...
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Review: After the Sunset

Director Brett Ratner uses characters and comedy to offer a different take on the heist film genre. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: B | Read Review...
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Review: Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

This sequel stretches for material, but the series' eccentric characters gloss over the film's flat segments. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: B+ | Read Review...
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Review: Finding Neverland

Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet deliver stellar performances in this biopoic of Peter Pan's creator. Movie review by Eva Weber. Grade: A | Read Review...
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Review: Undertow

David Gordon Green delivers an electric thriller ... for half the movie. The rest is a rambling mess of odd characters and events. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: C | Read Review...
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Review: The Polar Express

Robert Zemeckis and Tom Hanks use technology and talent to bring a beloved children's book roaring to life. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: B+ | Read Review...
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Baywatch Prepares for Feature Film Plunge

Oh ... my. Variety says the rights for a "Baywatch" movie have been gobbled up by DreamWorks. The studio shelled out $1.25 million to bring "Baywatch's" slow-motion jiggle and 10-minute montages to the big screen. Variety says DreamWorks wants to...
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Review: Dig!

Two indie bands follow wildly divergent paths in this riveting rock documentary. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: A- | Read Review...
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Poster Arrives

The Web is teeming with Willy Wonka ephemera today. First up is the new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory poster, which popped up at Dark Horizons (a wee version is posted to the right). And there's also a new...
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George Clooney Stages Cold War Redux with Murrow Pic

The Hollywood Reporter says George Clooney is paying homage to one of history's greatest smackdowns. The actor/writer/director is teaming with his production partners Steven Soderbergh and Grant Heslov to develop "Goodnight, and Good Luck," a film chronicling Edward R. Murrow's...
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Review: Alfie

Jude Law takes on the formidable task of stepping into Michael Caine's shoes. Law succeeds, but this remake struggles. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: B- | Read Review...
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Review: The Incredibles

Pixar steps beyond its cuddly past with an edgy and exciting superhero film. Once it finds its footing, "The Incredibles" soars. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: B+ | Read Review...
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Episode III Trailer Debuts Online

The AccessHollywood.com servers are gonna be hummin' tonight. The site has just posted the very first "Episode III, Revenge of the Sith" teaser trailer and you can download it right here. I'll forgo descriptions and superlatives because I know you're...
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Brosnan on Bond: "There Will be Someone Else"

John Kerry isn't the only one making concession speeches. Reuters says Bond star Pierce Brosnan closed the book on his Bond tenure Tuesday night. "They contracted me for four [films], it was a great time, a great 10 years,...
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Episode III Teaser Poster is Unleashed on the Masses

My apologies for being a little slow with this one -- the World Series had my full attention (such is life for a Red Sox fan). Anyway, Lucasfilm unveiled the first "Episode III" teaser poster last week. It serves...
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Quentin Tarantino Preps Kung-Fu Flick

"Kill Bill" director Quentin Tarantino can't get enough chop-socky. The Associated Press says Tarantino is prepping an old-school kung-fu flick with all dialogue in Mandarin Chinese. To really drive home the homage, the English dubbing will be out of sync....
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Hannibal Lecter Returns in Fourth Novel

Hannibal Lecter is taking on Rocky-esque proportions. Just like the original "Rocky," "Silence of the Lambs" is a fine film with an iconic character, but each passing sequel tarnishes the legend. And now another Lecter sequel is in the works....
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Review: Birth

"Birth's" tricky hook -- a 10-year-old boy claims to be a widow's reincarnated husband -- is handled with care and precision by director Jonathan Glazer. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: A | Read Review...
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Review: Saw

A fantastic horror idea is bludgeoned to death by first-time director James Wan and star Cary Elwes. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: F | Read Review...
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Review: Ray

Jamie Foxx's portrayal of Ray Charles is impressive, but this biopic never really reveals the man behind the music. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: B- | Read Review...
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Indiana Jones 4 Finds Another Writer

Indiana Jones is getting fickle in his old age. E! Online says the long-delayed "Indiana Jones 4" project has been handed off to screenwriter Jeff Nathanson for another rewrite. Nathanson's credits include "The Terminal" and "Catch Me If You Can,"...
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Review: Michael Moore Hates America

Michael Wilson's attempt at discrediting Michael Moore is so hypocritical and inept it borders on comedy. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: D- | Read Review...
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It's Official: Brandon Routh is Superman

Chalk one up for Latino Review. The site posted a scoop earlier this week claiming that little-known actor Brandon Routh (right) had landed the starring role in Bryan Singer's "Superman." Turns out they were right. Warner Bros. confirmed Routh's...
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Review: Surviving Christmas

Ben Affleck shows off his comedy chops in this surprisingly funny holiday flick. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: B+ | Read Review...
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Review: The Grudge

The director of a popular Japanese horror series oversees this American remake. It's a good idea wrapped in a bad movie. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: C- | Read Review...
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Review: Sideways

Director Alexander Payne delivers superb comedy in this road-trip wine-tasting movie. Yup. It's a road-trip wine-tasting movie. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: A- | Read Review...
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Coming Soon: Star Wars Episode III Trailer

There's nothing like "Star Wars" hype -- even the trailers get fans salivating. Case in point, Cinescape has an extensive scoop claiming that the first trailer for "Star Wars, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" will arrive on movie screens...
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New Musical Wants to Raid Beatles Catalog

Revolution Studios has designs on the Beatles. The Hollywood Reporter says the studio has purchased the screenplay for "All You Need Is Love," a musical love story set against the 1960s. Plans are afoot to acquire re-recording rights for Beatles...
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Long Awaited "Twilight Zone" Series to Hit Shelves

The powers that be have finally seen fit to bring the '80s "Twilight Zone" series out of hiding. The first DVD collection, with the unusual street date of December 28, promises to be loaded with talent. Of special interest to...
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Has Superman Finally Been Cast?

Latino Review may have quite a scoop on their hands. The site says "Superman" director Bryan Singer has found his Man of Steel. And that man is ... Brandon Routh? If this story proves true, Singer will have eschewed many...
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Burt Reynolds, Willie Nelson Visit Hazzard County

The Duke family reunion is coming together. The Hollywood Reporter says Burt Reynolds and Willie Nelson are negotiating to join "The Dukes of Hazzard" movie. If they sign, Reynolds would play corrupt sheriff Boss Hogg and Nelson would portray...
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Review: The Final Cut

Robin Williams stars as a man who edits human memory in this promising film from first-time director Omar Naim. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: B- | Read Review...
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Review: Shall We Dance?

Shall we dance? No. Shall we suck? Yes. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: D+ | Read Review...
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Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash Not Happening

Sam Raimi has squashed reports that his "Evil Dead" hero Ash would take on horror icons Freddy and Jason in "Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash." Raimi tells Latino Review he was uncomfortable putting Ash into the Freddy-Jason universe. "I...
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Basic Instinct 2 Ramps Up ... Again

Variety says the sequel everyone has waited for -- the one that eclipses the combined anticipation for the "Star Wars" prequels and the "Matrix" sequels -- is finally coming to fruition. That's right. "Basic Instinct 2" may soon bloom to...
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Gymanstics Comedy Says Bring It On

The Hollywood Reporter says Disney has acquired a gymnastics comedy titled "Stick It." The movie follows a rebel female gymnast who brings her unorthodox style into the strict world of small women flinging themselves to great heights. The film sounds...
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No Pity, Not a Fool: A-Team Movie Gets a Writer

Variety says the long-in-development "A-Team" movie has landed a writer. Bruce Feirstein ("Goldeneye," "Tomorrow Never Dies") has been hired to adapt the TV antics of Hannibal, B.A., Face and Murdock for the big screen. "A-Team" creator Stephen J. Cannell, who...
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Review: Team America: World Police

The creators of "South Park" unleash a maelstrom of comedy, satire, explosions and puppets. It's offensive brilliance at its best. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: A- | Read Review...
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Review: Raise Your Voice

The Hilary Duff Corporation blends the tween star's singing and acting careers in one neat, formulaic package. Nice try, guys. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: D- | Read Review...
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Review: Taxi

A remake of a popular French comedy starring Jimmy Fallon and Queen Latifah -- who, exactly, thought this was a good idea? Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: D | Read Review...
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Review: Friday Night Lights

Director Peter Berg mistakenly assumes that head-bashing football action can overcome dramatic deficiencies. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: D+ | Read Review...
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Review: The Yes Men

This documentary ably follows two political pranksters, but it suffers from ambiguous intentions. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: B- | Read Review...
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MPAA Slaps Team America with R Rating

Paramount's upcoming marionette comedy "Team America: World Police" has finally achieved an R rating from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), says The Hollywood Reporter. The R comes after a long battle between the MPAA censors and "Team...
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Snickety-Snick: Wolverine Gets His Own Movie

Variety says "X-Men" stalwart Wolverine is being spun off in a separate movie. Screenwriter David Benioff ("Troy") has been hired to write "Wolverine" and Hugh Jackman is negotiating to reprise his "X-Men" role. So how does this affect "X-Men...
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James Bond Caught in Clutches of Movie Purgatory

The next Bond movie is being pushed back to 2006, reports MSNBC. The search for a new Bond director (and possibly, a new star) prompted Bond co-owners MGM and EON Productions to bump the film's November 2005 release date to...
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Writer Puts X-Men 3 Back on Track

The departure of director Bryan Singer sent "X-Men 3" into a tailspin, but it looks like Marvel and 20th Century Fox are righting the mutant ship. The Hollywood Reporter says Simon Kinberg has been hired to write the "X3" screenplay,...
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Fat Albert Makes His Poster Debut

ComingSoon.Net has posted the first teaser poster for the upcoming "Fat Albert" movie. The poster isn't much to crow about, unless you're enchanted by former child actor Kenan Thompson wearing a fat suit and a big red sweater. Nonetheless, the...
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Review: I ♥ Huckabees

Director David O. Russell somehow makes existentialism funny and engaging. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: B+ | Read Review...
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Review: Ladder 49

Joaquin Phoenix's gripping performance anchors this respectful look inside firefighters' lives. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: B+ | Read Review...
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Review: Shark Tale

"Shark Tale's" few high points are brought down by tired gags and overdone product placement. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: B- | Read Review...
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Kim Jong Il Sings His Heart out in Team America Clip

Early clips from "Team America: World Police," the upcoming marionette comedy from "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, are popping up online. Latino Review has posted the latest clip -- a contemplative scene featuring Kim Jong Il...
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All the King's Men Attracts All of Hollywood's Talent

An upcoming remake of "All the King's Men" has emerged as an Oscar contender before the first frame is shot. The Hollywood Reporter says Sean Penn and Jude Law have already signed on, and Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet and Mark...
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Mel Brooks: Spaceballs Will Return

It's been 17 years since "Spaceballs" took aim at "Star Wars," but the Schwartz is still strong with writer/director Mel Brooks. Strong enough, in fact, that Brooks is penning a "Spaceballs" sequel. Ain't It Cool News has a rundown on...
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Italian Job Sequel in the Works

The cast of 2003's "Italian Job" remake is being wooed back for a sequel, Variety reports. Stars Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Seth Green, Mos Def and Jason Statham and director F. Gary Gray are negotiating to reunite for the follow-up...
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Review: First Daughter

Following in the wake of the dismal "Chasing Liberty," this Katie Holmes romance proves that being the President's daughter is pretty damn dull. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: D | Read Review...
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Star Wars DVD Cracks $100 Million in First Day

The rebel alliance just got richer. CNN/Money says first-day DVD sales of the "Star Wars" Trilogy cracked the $100 million mark. The DVD set's distributor, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, said the combined sales of the DVDs and the new...
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Alexander Gets Pushed Back

Warner Bros. has decided to push back the debut of Oliver Stone's "Alexander" from Nov. 5 to Nov. 24, Reuters reports. Warners says the move will boost Oscar consideration for "Alexander." It may also boost audience consideration since Nov. 5...
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Review: Bush Family Fortunes

Greg Palast contributes to the Bush-bashing genre with a look at the 2000 election debacle. Movie review by Pete Mesling. Grade: B- | Read Review...
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Fantastic Four Glamour Shots Now Online

SuperHeroHype.com has a series of character shots from the upcoming "Fantastic Four" movie. The shots, which also popped up in USA Today, show stars Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and Ioan Gruffudd in blue jump suits and uncomfortable "action" poses...
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Review: Shaun of the Dead

"Shaun of the Dead" is a deft comedy that tweaks and honors its zombie flick predecessors. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: A- | Read Review...
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Review: A Dirty Shame

John Waters gets his freak on with a torrent of sex, comedy and pure debauchery. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: B | Read Review...
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Controversial Tinkering Continues on Star Wars DVDs

George Lucas must love this stuff. In 1997 he enraged "Star Wars" traditionalists by reworking the original films (the infamous "Greedo Shoots First" tweak really got fur up), and now Lucas is at it again with the long-awaited "Star Wars"...
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George Lucas Talks about Episodes 7, 8, and 9

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, George Lucas puts the smackdown on rumors of "Star Wars" sequels beyond next year's "Revenge of the Sith." Recent reports of Industrial Light and Magic employees being asked to sign non-disclosure agreements for Episodes...
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Review: Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

"Sky Captain's" perfect balance of stylized effects and great performances leads to an exceptional adventure film. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: A | Read Review...
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Review: Wimbledon

The chemistry between Paul Bettany and Kirsten Dunst takes a back seat to "Wimbledon's" excellent tennis action. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: B | Read Review...
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Joss Whedon to Take on X-Men 3?

This is one of those rumors you really hope pans out. According to TV Guide Online, Joss Whedon (creator of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel") may replace director Bryan Singer on "X-Men 3." Singer had to drop out of...
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Review: End of the Century

While it's not a definitive historical document, this Ramones documentary does offer ample insight into the beloved punk band. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: B | Read Review...
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Review: Silver City

John Sayles pontificates on the environment, immigration and the Bush administration. That's a lot to ask of a comedy. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: B | Read Review...
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Review: Mr. 3000

Bernie Mac is one of the finest comedians working today. So what's he doing in this movie? Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: D | Read Review...
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Doggett to Return in X-Files 2

Update: It looks like Robert Patrick's original comments may have been premature. Speaking with Latino Review, Patrick says he doesn't know if Doggett will appear in "X-Files 2." "I would love to do it. I love The X-Files, I love...
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Jessica Simpson is the New Daisy Duke

The rumor has become fact. Pop singer/reality-TV star/professional ditz Jessica Simpson has been cast as Daisy Duke in the movie remake of "The Dukes of Hazzard." Reuters says Simpson will join Seann William Scott (Stifler from the "American Pie" movies)...
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Review: Resident Evil: Apocalypse

Director Alexander Witt blows things up. That's about it. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: D | Read Review...
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Review: Cellular

"Cellular" works best when it revels in its B-grade thriller roots. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: C | Read Review...
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New Details on the Clerks Sequel Surface

Kevin Smith's recent post in his View Askew Message Boards offers a few insights into "Clerks 2" (now known as "The Passion of the Clerks"): The only returning characters are Dante, Randal, Jay and Silent Bob. There will be no...
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Review: Wicker Park

The romantic paranoia this thriller needs never really materializes. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: C | Read Review...
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Review: Paparazzi

"Paparazzi" is a celebrity revenge movie that only appeals to celebrities. As you'd expect, it's God awful. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: F | Read Review...
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Holy Roller: Passion of the Christ Sells 4.1 Million Videos

Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" brought in more than $370 million at the box office and now E! Online says the controversial film has sold 4.1 million copies in its first day of video release. To put this...
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Kevin Smith Preps Clerks Sequel

The Hollywood Reporter says Kevin Smith is returning to his roots with a sequel to his 1994 film "Clerks." The low-budget original was the first entry in Smith's View Askewneverse films. Later entries like "Mallrats," "Chasing Amy," "Dogma," and "Jay...
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Review: Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid

This sequel to 1997's "Anaconda" somehow dodged its direct-to-video fate. Even more surprising: It's not that bad. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: C+ | Read Review...
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Scarlett Johansson Finds Work on The Island

Scarlett Johansson is in negotiations to join Ewan McGregor in the upcoming sci-fi film "The Island," says The Hollywood Reporter. The story follows a "harvested being" (probably McGregor) who seeks to escape the utopian facility where he's being held. The...
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Review: Hero

This ancient martial arts fantasy isn't particularly accessible, but its beautiful filmmaking cannot be denied. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: B | Read Review...
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Review: The Brown Bunny

Vincent Gallo's unique film doesn't deserve the critical lambasting it has received. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: B+ | Read Review...
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Review: Suspect Zero

The script is good, the actors are good, the production is good -- but the plot and character development in this unthrilling thriller are not good at all. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: D | Read Review...
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The Wayans Meet The Munsters

The Hollywood Reporter says Keenen Ivory Wayans and his brothers Marlon and Shawn will bring 1960s TV staple "The Munsters" to the big screen. The "White Chicks" trio dreamed up the "Munsters" update while working on "Chicks," so it's possible...
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Star Wars: Episodes 7, 8 and 9?

We've all been working under the assumption that "Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" will be the final entry in the "Star Wars" saga, but a new rumor may contradict that assumption. (Remember, I said may.) According to a scooper's...
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Review: Without a Paddle

Looking for homophobia, stupid gags and lame comedy? "Without a Paddle" is just for you. Reviewed by Brian Orndorf. Grade: D- | Read Review...
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Review: Exorcist: The Beginning

Heavy-handed direction from Renny Harlin keeps this "Exorcist" prequel from following in the original's classic footsteps. Reviewed by Brian Orndorf. Grade: D+ | Read Review...
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Spider-Man 2 DVD Coming November 30

When a movie grosses more than $360 million over the summer, you just know the DVD will miraculously appear in time for the holiday buying season. Such is the case with "Spider-Man 2," which Columbia TriStar will release on Nov....
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Denzel Washington Not Directing Sammy Davis Bio

In an interview with MTV, Denzel Washington says he will not be directing a biopic of Sammy Davis Jr. It was previously reported that Washington would adapt Wil Haygood's biography "In Black and White: The Life of Sammy Davis Jr."...
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Memoirs of a Geisha Finds Its Cast

Columbia Pictures has officially announced the cast of its long-gestating adaptation of Arthur Golden's novel "Memoirs of a Geisha." The final lineup now includes: Ken Watanabe ("The Last Samurai") as The Chairman; Zhang Ziyi ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon") as Sayuri;...
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Freddy and Jason Meet the Boom Stick

The Hollywood Reporter has interesting news on a percolating project. New Line Cinema is negotiating with Sam Raimi to develop "Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash." Who's Ash? Here's a hint: "Lady, I'm afraid I'm gonna have to ask you to...
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Review: Metallica: Some Kind of Monster

This all-access documentary offers a riveting look at the complicated personalities that make up Metallica. Reviewed by Brian Orndorf. Grade: A | Read Review...
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Sneaky King Kong Poster Surfaces

Peter Jackson's "King Kong" is more than a year from release (December 2005), but in this world of irrational fanboy exuberance it's never too early to rile up the audience with a little tease. And that's exactly why CHUD is...
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Alias Creator Accepts Mission: Impossible 3

"Mission: Impossible 3" has successfully wooed another director. After failed collaborations with David Fincher and Joe Carnahan, Paramount has turned to "Alias" creator J.J. Abrams to direct the third "Impossible" installment. Paramount made it official today with a press release...
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Review: Alien vs. Predator

Director Paul W.S. Anderson successfully tarnishes two classic franchises. Nice work, Paul. Reviewed by Brian Orndorf. Grade: D | Read Review...
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Kirsten Dunst is Sofia Coppola's French Queen

After capturing the world's hearts with a modern Japanese love letter called "Lost in Translation," director Sofia Coppola will soon shift continents and time periods. The Hollywood Reporter says Coppola's next project will be "Marie-Antoinette," a biopic about the consort-turned-queen...
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Spielberg and Cruise Take on War of the Worlds

Serendipity has smiled once more on Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise. The Hollywood Reporter says that the Oscar-winning director and shamefully Oscar-denied actor are greenlit for Spielberg's adaptation of the H.G. Wells science fiction classic "The War of the Worlds."...
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Review: Princess Diaries 2

Sluggish sentimentality and archaic slapstick suck the fun out of the fairy tale. Reviewed by Brian Orndorf. Grade: C | Read Review...
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Fahrenheit 9/11 DVD Coming Oct. 5

The Bush administration isn't going to like this at all. Variety says Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" will arrive on DVD Oct. 5, just in time to stoke the embers of controversy before the Nov. 2 election. It's possible "Fahrenheit" will...
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Ewan McGregor Books Trip to The Island

The Hollywood Reporter says Ewan McGregor is negotiating to join director Michael Bay's sci-fi flick "The Island." Plot details are sketchy, but reports say the film has something to do with a "harvested being" (uh, what?) who tries to escape...
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Review: Open Water

"Open Water" aims for low-budget thrills, but bad digital camera work and a lethargic story arc make for a lifeless film. Reviewed by Brian Orndorf. Grade: D | Read Review...
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Seinfeld is Master of the DVD Domain

It seems that in recent years every television show ever filmed has been put on DVD (seriously, who buys the "Who's the Boss?" box set?), but one ground breaking comedy has always been absent from the list of upcoming releases:...
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Review: Collateral

Michael Mann, Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx all hit their peaks in this expertly crafted noir. Reviewed by Brian Orndorf. Grade: A- | Read Review...
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FLASH! AHHH-AHHH: Mummy Helmer Nabs Flash Gordon

Variety says Flash Gordon is now in the hands of director Stephen Sommers ("The Mummy" movies, "Van Helsing"). Sommers and his producing partner Bob Ducsay have acquired the rights to the comic character with designs on bringing Flash back to...
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Rachel Weisz Jumps into The Fountain

"The Fountain" is flowing again for director Darren Aronofsky ("Requiem for a Dream"). After watching his sci-fi drama fall to pieces in 2002 with the departure of star Brad Pitt, Aronofsky has slowly rebuilt the project. Hugh Jackman jumped into...
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Nip/Tuck Star Circles Fantastic Four

"Fantastic Four" is about to find its villain. The Hollywood Reporter says Julian McMahon ("Nip/Tuck") is in talks to play Dr. Doom in 20th Century Fox's adaptation of the popular comic. If McMahon signs on he'll join cast members Michael...
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Steve Carrell Gets Smart

Steve Carell's consistent scene stealing in "Bruce Almighty" and "Anchorman" has landed him a starring gig in Warner Bros.' adaptation of "Get Smart." Variety says Carrell will step in as inept secret agent Maxwell Smart, a role originally handled by...
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Review: Maria Full of Grace

"Maria," the story of a pregnant girl's journey with 60 heroin capsules in her belly, works because it wisely avoids sympathy and preaching. Reviewed by Brian Orndorf. Grade: A- | Read Review...
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Review: The Village

While maintaining his customary supernatural elements and surprise ending, M. Night Shyamalan also offers a graceful love story. Reviewed by Brian Orndorf. Grade: B+ | Read Review...
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Review: Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle

This stoner comedy's ethnic hook gets old fast, but "Harold and Kumar" still manages a few flashes of goofy fun. Reviewed by Brian Orndorf Grade: C | Read Review...
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Review: Garden State

"Scrubs" star Zach Braff falls prey to the debut director curse -- too much, too fast -- but "Garden State" still hints at great things to come. Reviewed by Brian Orndorf. Grade: B | Read Review...
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Review: Thunderbirds

"Thunderbirds" has promise, but in the end it's nothing more than a poor "Spy Kids" clone. Reviewed by Brian Orndorf. Grade: C+ | Read Review...
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Review: The Manchurian Candidate

Remaking a classic is risky, but Jonathan Demme and his A-list cast deliver suspicion and thrills in this worthy update. Reviewed by Brian Orndorf. Grade: B+ | Read Review...
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Pierce Brosnan Dumps Bond

Let the casting conjecture begin. Pierce Brosnan tells Entertainment Weekly (subscription required) that he's done with the Bond franchise. "Bond is another lifetime," Brosnan says, "behind me." A new Bond will need to be tapped soon since the next installment...
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Die Hard 4 Finds a Writer

Variety says 20th Century Fox has enlisted writer Doug Richardson to rewrite the script for "Die Hard 4." What Richardson will write and when those words might get to the screen are unknown. A director hasn't been hired, but Fox...
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What Is the Greatest Movie Quote?

Entertainment Weekly (subscription required) has compiled a list of the greatest movie quotes. The list is sure to generate plenty of reader mail (ex: "How could you forget 'Mallrats'!? Cancel my subscription immediately!"), but for those of us less inclined...
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Review: Catwoman

For once the buzz was right: "Catwoman" is a horrible film. Reviewed by Brian Orndorf. Grade: F | Read Review...
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Spielberg Loves those Transformers

The Hollywood Reporter says Steven Spielberg will executive produce a live-action "Transformers" movie. The project, which has been circulating for a while, will be a joint production between DreamWorks and Paramount, with DreamWorks claiming domestic distribution and Paramount handling international...
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Mission: Impossible 3 Loses Director

Joe Carnahan won't be getting a Christmas card from Tom Cruise this year. The Hollywood Reporter says Carnahan ("Narc") has ditched the "Mission: Impossible 3" directing gig over "creative differences." Details on what those differences entail are not available, but...
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Superman: Bryan Singer Says Bring that Cape to Me

Bryan Singer hit superhero paydirt with the "X-Men" franchise but now he's got designs on the big dog: "Superman." The Hollywood Reporter says Singer has signed to direct the troubled "Superman" film, stepping in for the latest casualty, "Charlie's Angels"...
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Denzel Washington Directing Sammy Davis Jr. Bio

Denzel Washington is feeling the love for Sammy Davis, Jr. Variety says the two-time Oscar winner will direct an adaptation of Wil Haygood's Davis biography "In Black and White: The Life of Sammy Davis Jr." The Davis flick will be...
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Rumor Time! Superman Logo Appears on Michael Bay Site

The Hollywood Reporter dumped a little grist into the rumor mill today with news that a Superman logo appeared on director Michael Bay's official site. Why is this newsworthy? Because the "official" director of the long-delayed "Superman" movie is supposed...
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Review: Spider-Man 2

The glorious second installment in the "Spider-Man" franchise pulls off a nifty maneuver: It expands the series' action and its drama. Reviewed by Brian Orndorf. Grade: A+ | Read Review...
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Fahrenheit 9/11 Sets Box Office Record

The conservative campaign to squelch "Fahrenheit 9/11" failed. A lot. The Hollywood Reporter says Michael Moore's op-ed piece finished first at the box office last weekend with $23.9 million -- an opening figure never before achieved by a documentary. But...
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Review: Fahrenheit 9/11

Michael Moore's examination of the Bush administration is an impressive expression of anti-government aggression. It's not a documentary. It's a call to arms. Reviewed by Brian Orndorf. Grade: A | Read Review...
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Early Spider-Man 2 Review Gives Aces All Around

The Hollywood Reporter has made a preemptive scoop strike on the "Spider-Man 2" front by posting an early review. The verdict is good. Very good, in fact. Reviewer Kirk Honeycutt says the psychological turmoil of conflicted hero Peter Parker gives...
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Fahrenheit 9/11 Loses Appeal, R Rating Remains

The Hollywood Reporter says the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) on Tuesday denied a ratings appeal by distributors of "Fahrenheit 9/11." In turn, Michael Moore's controversial documentary will be released on 868 screens this Friday with an R...
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Dead Again: 28 Days Later Sequel in the Works

Variety says Fox Searchlight is ramping up for a sequel to 2002's zombie flick "28 Days Later." Director Danny Boyle, who watched his slick little monster pic turn into a sleeper hit, will not return for the follow-up, but he'll...
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Superman Files New Flight Plan

Variety says the long-delayed "Superman" project is ramping up ... again. The latest "Superman" roster includes McG (the three-lettered director behind the "Charlie's Angels" movies) and producers Neal Moritz and Gilbert Adler. Of course, none of these guys have actually...
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Alien vs. Predator vs. New Trailer

It's an idea born from the sci-fi ramblings of fanboys: If an Alien and a Predator engaged in a full-on grudge match, which species would win? This decades-long debate will come to a head this summer when "Alien vs. Predator"...
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Lucas: Fans Already Guessed Episode III Title

USA Today caught George Lucas in a cheeky mood recently. The director/writer/action-figure-mogul said a title for "Episode III" won't be revealed until November when the first trailer appears, but he admitted that some fans have correctly guessed the title on...
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Fahrenheit 9/11 Gets R Rating, Moore Not Happy At All

The controversy continues for "Fahrenheit 9/11." Michael Moore's upcoming documentary survived a recent distribution squabble, but now the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has slapped the film with an R rating. An R isn't a kiss of death, but...
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Review: The Chronicles of Riddick

The sequel to "Pitch Black" relies heavily on the first film, a move that detracts from "Riddick's" indulgent sci-fi adventure. Reviewed by Brian Orndorf. Grade: B- | Read Review...
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Andy Serkis: The Man Who Would be Kong

Andy Serkis has a new precious. The actor who brought Gollum to life in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy will be the motion-capture reference point for King Kong in director Peter Jackson's upcoming remake, says The Hollywood Reporter. This...
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Dave Chappelle Feels the Funk for Rick James Flick

Dave Chappelle's TV impersonation of Rick James may have just landed him a film gig. The Hollywood Reporter says Chappelle is negotiating to play the freaky funk king in an adaptation of James' autobiography "Memoirs of a Super Freak." The...
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DreamWorks Already Planning Shrek 3 and 4

Talk of third and fourth sequels would usually be babbling nonsense, but now that "Shrek 2" has brought in more than $300 million in three weeks, I'll give Jeffrey Katzenberg a mulligan for spilling the beans on "Shrek 3" and...
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Kill Bill Mops Up MTV Movie Awards

The 2004 MTV Movie Awards were distributed on Saturday, and Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill: Volume 1" walked off with bragging rights -- and three of those popcorn award things. The awards show will air Thursday at 9 p.m., but for...
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X-Files Personnel Get Chatty About Sequel

"X-Files 2" continues to gather steam. Coming Soon rounds up the latest morsels of conspiratorial news from the likes of "X-Files" creator Chris Carter and star David Duchovny. "Frank [Spotnitz] and I have worked out a story, and there's a...
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Fahrenheit 9/11 Gets Distributors and a Release Date

Michael Moore's latest documentary, "Fahrenheit 9/11," has found three U.S. distributors and will be released June 25 on nearly 1,000 screens, says The Hollywood Reporter. Controversy erupted a few weeks ago when Disney, parent company of Miramax, put the kibosh...
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New Spoiler Hints at Spider-Man 3

Dark Horizons has an interesting little SPOILER for "Spider-Man 2" and, potentially, "Spider-Man 3," involving the Green Goblin's family tree (scroll to the bottom of the Dark Horizons page). Be warned! This spoiler might be true, which means it might...
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Bosworth, Fraser Linked to Fantastic Four Casting Rumors

Latino Review reveals a couple of "Fantastic Four" casting rumors. First up is Kate Bosworth ("Blue Crush"), who's in the running to play Sue Storm/The Invisible Girl. Christina Millan ("Torque) and Julia Stiles have also been mentioned as Invisible Girl...
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Ancient Tease: New Alexander Trailer Arrives

Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for "Alexander," Oliver Stone's upcoming historical epic. The trailer shows lots of slow-motion hero shots of Colin Farrell, which makes sense since he's playing the film's namesake ancient conqueror. Apple.com has the trailer...
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Harrison Ford Goes Back to Space for Godspeed

It's been 22 years since Harrison Ford darted through space. That streak is about to end. Variety says Ford will star in "Godspeed," a thriller set on a space station. James "King of the World" Cameron will produce. Thankfully, he...
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Damon and Peet Go Prospecting in Syriana

Matt Damon and Amanda Peet will drill for oil, spies and international intrigue in the thriller "Syriana," says The Hollywood Reporter. Peet is in "advanced negotiations" (what is that, anyway?) to play the wife of an oil executive (Damon) who's...
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Review: Shrek 2

Unlike the original, "Shrek 2" keeps its repetitive joke syndrome in check. The result isn't stellar, but it's better than the first film. Reviewed by Brian Orndorf. Grade: B- | Read Review...
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Thank God: Fox Renews Arrested Development

Warning: Blatant editorializing ahead... I realize this is TV news but it's worth a mention since it involves the brilliant comedy "Arrested Development." Fox, the upper-crust network behind "The Swan" and "The Littlest Groom," revealed heretofore unknown class and resolve...
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I, T-Shirt: Marketing Ploy Plays Trailers on Shirts

The constant onslaught of advertising has numbed most of the populace to marketing, but a new campaign for the upcoming Will Smith film "I, Robot" could snap people to attention. For a while at least. The Hollywood Reporter says 20th...
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Ocean's Twelve Teaser Poster Arrives

Cinescape has posted the new teaser poster for "Ocean's Twelve," the sequel to the 2001 hit "Ocean's Eleven." (Click image at right for the full version.) The new film, premiering December 10, brings together the same crime crew for...
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Tilda Swinton Is Narnia's Witchy Woman

The Hollywood Reporter says Tilda Swinton ("Young Adam," "The Deep End") has landed the role of the evil White Witch in Disney's upcoming adaptation of "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe." The story follows four...
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Paramount Hops On Partridge Family Bus

I have a bad feeling about this ... The Hollywood Reporter says Paramount has purchased the rights to "The Partridge Family." The original TV series, which ran on ABC from 1970-1974, followed a family band as it toured the country...
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Spider-Man Slides Into First (and Second, and Third) with Baseball Deal

Update: Facing pressure from fans and the media, Major League Baseball has pulled back plans to put the "Spide-Man 2" logo on bases. Other aspects of the marketing campaign will continue, including movie trailers on scoreboards, give-aways and traditional advertising....
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Michael Moore: Disney Is Blocking Fahrenheit 9/11

Michael Moore, the Oscar-winning filmmaker behind "Bowling for Columbine," says Disney is blocking its subsidiary Miramax from distributing Moore's upcoming film, "Fahrenheit 9/11." Moore writes on his Web site: "Yesterday I was told that Disney, the studio that owns Miramax,...
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Sony Snaps Up Moneyball

Billy Beane is ready for his close-up. Variety says The Oakland A's general manager will be the central character in Sony's adaptation of "Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game," the non-fiction book by Michael Lewis. For those who...
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Troy Gets So-So Marks in Early Review

The London Daily Telegraph has let the cat -- well, horse -- out of the bag with an early review of "Troy" (free registration required). The film gets sorta-positive marks from reviewer John Hiscock, but he's clearly not blown away...
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Bad News for the Bad News Bears

This one hurts. Variety says Paramount is prepping a remake of the single greatest little league movie ever, "The Bad News Bears." Worse still, Billy Bob Thornton will star. A production schedule hasn't been released, so there's no telling when...
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Disney Goes Back to the Trees for Swiss Family Remake

Disney is busy dissing Comcast and roasting Michael Eisner over the corporate coals, but someone at the company has taken a break from the business turmoil to raid the Mouse House vault. The Hollywood Reporter says the latest "ripped from...
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Kenneth Branagh Jumps on "M:I-3" Bandwagon

The Hollywood Reporter says Kenneth Branagh has signed on for "Mission: Impossible 3." His role hasn't been revealed, but the trade pub says he may step in as one of the villains -- a fact driven home by Branagh's natural...
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Cedric the Entertainer Goes Back to School

The Hollywood Reporter says Cedric the Entertainer may star in a remake of the 1986 Rodney Dangerfield comedy "Back to School." The new version will be "loosely" based on the original. Apparently, "loosely" is now defined as "using the exact...
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Star Wars DVD: Darth Vader Makes Early Comeback

USA Today says everyone's favorite asthmatic evildoer will make a return appearance in the "Star Wars" DVD set, set for release Sept. 21. In a DVD extra titled "The Return of Darth Vader" we see, well, the return of Darth...
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Carrie-Anne Moss Joins Mission: Impossible 3

Trinity can't shake the action bug. The Hollywood Reporter says Carrie-Anne Moss has signed to star opposite Tom Cruise in "Mission: Impossible 3." Production is scheduled to begin in August and the film is slotted for a May 5, 2005...
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Alexander Conquers Entertainment Weekly with New Pictures

In Entertainment Weekly's April 23 edition (the one with Prince and his weird earring on the cover) you'll find eight exclusive pictures from Oliver Stone's "Alexander." The pictures don't appear to be available through Entertainment Weekly's site, but Coming Soon...
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Duchovny: X-Files 2 Ramping Up

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly (subscription required), David Duchovny briefly mentions a second "X-Files" movie. "[Executive producers] Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz have an idea that they like for another 'X-Files' film, and they're starting to write it now....
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Matt Damon Is Bourne Again

Latino Review has a copy of the teaser poster for this summer's "Bourne Identity" sequel "The Bourne Supremacy." The poster itself isn't all that impressive (it's a blurry shot of Matt Damon looking concerned), but the "Bourne" franchise certainly is....
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Possible Star Wars DVD Extras Leak to the Masses

A list of special features included in the upcoming "Star Wars" trilogy DVDs has popped up online, and while the list hasn't been confirmed by 20th Century Fox or Lucafilm, it appears to have at least a trace of validity....
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Full-Length Spider-Man 2 Trailer Arrives

Oh my, my, my. If you were even a casual fan of the first "Spider-Man" it is imperative that you check out the new full-length trailer for "Spider-Man 2" (QuickTime required). I know this is just a trailer -- and...
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Krakatoa: National Geographic Eyes Big Bang

Variety says National Geographic Feature Films is developing a historical drama set against the 1883 volcanic eruption of Krakatoa. The trade pub says the film will follow the "Titanic" formula, focusing on love-driven characters as they fight to survive. Variety...
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Warner Bros. Stops 3000 Degrees

Warner Bros. has stopped production on "3000 Degrees," a film based on a 1999 fire in Worcester, Mass. that killed six firefighters. The cancellation comes in the wake of protests from firefighter groups, which sought to block the film...
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Fantastic Four Lands a Director and Maybe a Thing

The Hollywood Reporter says Tim Story ("Barbershop") has signed on to direct "The Fantastic Four." Based on the Marvel Comics series, "The Fantastic Four" follows a family of superheroes: Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic), Sue Richards (The Invisible Woman), Benjamin Grimm...
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James Lipton Prepares J.Lo Fawning Session

Jennifer Lopez must be stopped. First we had "Jenny from the Block" and all that Bennifer nonsense, then came "Gigli," and now comes the most disturbing news of all: IMDb says J.Lo will appear on "Inside the Actor's Studio." "Inside...
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Ain't It Cool Founder Takes Producer Gig

Harry Knowles has broken through Hollywood's defenses. The Hollywood Reporter says Knowles, founder of Ain't It Cool News, will co-produce Paramount's "Princess of Mars." The film, an adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' sci-fi novel, will be directed by Robert Rodriguez...
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X-Files 2 Has a Pulse

Despite an anti-climactic ending to the TV series, "X-Files 2" lives. Moviehole says David Duchovny hinted at the second "X-files" movie during a recent press junket. "It's definitely happening," Duchovny said. "Chris [Carter, 'X-files' creator] has a great idea for...
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New Troy Downloads Arrive Online

Coming Soon points the way to two new "Troy" downloads. First up is a long trailer that expands upon the epic scope hinted at in the "Troy" teaser trailer. If features lots of swooping scenes over crowds, ships and battle-ready...
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Adrien Brody Mulls King Kong

The monkey news is fast and furious these days. Variety reports that Adrien Brody -- sorry, Oscar winner Adrien Brody -- is negotiating to join "King Kong." If he comes on board, Brody would play Jack Driscoll, love interest of...
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Tenacious Kong: Jack Black Joins King Kong Remake

Winning 11 Oscars is impressive, but casting Jack Black in a "King Kong" remake is downright genius. That's right, Jack Black is going to be in Peter Jackson's "Kong" film. The Hollywood Reporter says Black will take on the role...
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New Catwoman Footage: Why Halle, Why?

Looking for a laugh? Check out this gallery of "Catwoman" clips that recently appeared at Halle Berry fan site HalleMariaBerry.com. Based on these shots, "Catwoman" appears to be a horrific amalgam of superhero cliches, S&M fantasies and "Cat Fancy" cover...
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Spider-Man 3: Sony Counts its Spiders Before they Hatch

When dealing with normal movies, it would be insane for a studio to announce the release date for a second sequel before the first sequel has even been released. But when talking about the "Spider-Man" franchise, the insanity seems pretty...
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Documentary Makes Red Sox Nation Feel the Pain ... Again

In yet another affront to Red Sox fans everywhere (including me), The Hollywood Reporter says New York-based distributor ThinkFilm is rolling out an untitled Red Sox documentary that follows the team through the 2003 season. For those of you who...
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Big Willie Gets Marked

Variety says Will Smith is teaming with Nickelodeon Movies for the sci-fi action flick "The Mark." The story follows a regular guy (Smith) who gains super powers after an odd mark transfers onto him from a dead Confederate soldier. As...
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Woody Harrelson, Ed Harris Head into the Fire

Woody Harrelson and Ed Harris have joined the cast of "3000 Degrees," a film based on the events of a 1999 fire in Worcester, Mass. that killed six firefighters. Danny Boyle ("28 Days Later," "Trainspotting") will direct. The fire started...
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The Tagline: Unsung Hero of Movie Posters

Ever wonder how studios come up with those taglines? Yeah, me neither. But oddly enough, the process is actually quite interesting. You can read all about it at Boston.com. Off the top of my head, the best tagline I've ever...
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The Nominations are In

The Academy staged its annual Nominations Bonanza this morning, and unlike the predictability of most years, a couple of surprises were unveiled. Herein are some first impressions: Johnny Depp's impersonation of a fey Keith Richards landed him a nod for...
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Spider-Man 2 Teaser Trailer Teases Successfully

Remember when the original "Spider-Man" trailer first unspooled and you watched, slack-jawed and drooling, as everyone's favorite web-slinger darted through New York City's skyscrapers? It was, to paraphrase Billy Ocean, "simply awesome." Billy would undoubtedly utter the same words in...
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Katie Holmes Circles Batman Role

Katie Holmes wants to dance with the devil by the pale moon light. Well, sorta. The actress formerly known as Joey is close to being cast in the new "Batman" movie, says The Hollywood Reporter. If a screen test with...
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"King of the Ants" creeps to DVD

Although a major theatrical release has yet to be announced, Stuart Gordon's visceral adaptation of "King of the Ants" may soon see the light of day on VHS and DVD, according to Fangoria's website. Those who have been lucky enough...
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On This Day in Matrix History...

The Associated Press took a break from the bleak news of the day, instead turning its high-powered research capabilities to the Gordian Knot known as the "Matrix" trilogy. Drawing upon the films and the "The Animatrix" shorts, the AP has...
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Filmfodder Makes Best Movie Blogs List

Warning: Shockingly blatant self promotion forthcoming. Forbes.com has offered up its list of the "Best Movie Blogs" and I'm proud (and surprised) to see that Filmfodder made the cut. We're in some pretty impressive company. The Forbes list includes a...
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XXX Sequel: Goodbye Vin, Hello Cube

In one fell swoop, the sequel to "XXX" just got interesting. The Hollywood Reporter says "XXX" star Vin Diesel and director Rob Cohen ("The Fast and the Furious") will not return for the sequel. Instead, the story will switch to...
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Clog Your Network with High-Res Matrix Trailer

Put that super-fast broadband connection to good use with a pristine new trailer from "The Matrix Revolutions." Coming Soon has links to low- and mid-res Quicktime verions, but there's really no need to waste your time with the piddly stuff...
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Benjamin Bratt Has Cat Fancy

Former "Law & Order" star Benjamin Bratt will play Halle Berry's love interest in "Catwoman," says The Hollywood Reporter. Bratt will portray Detective Tom Lone, a fella who's lured by the feline charms of Berry's dual-natured protagonist, Patience Price/Catwoman. Sharon...
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G.I. Joe Goes to Hollywood

Variety says producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura and toy-maker Hasbro are shopping a G.I. Joe movie around Hollywood, hoping Joe's renowned kung-fu-grip will translate into a big-screen bonanza. The trade paper says Di Bonaventura was recruited by Hasbro because of his...
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American Psycho Slips Into Batsuit

Actor Christian Bale, best known for his turn as "American Psycho's" homicidal yuppie, has been anointed the new Batman. The Hollywood Reporter says Bale beat out Jake Gyllenhaal, Joshua Jackson and other hotshots for the lead role in director Christopher...
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Johnny and the Chocolate Factory

Johnny Depp may ride his success from "Pirates of the Caribbean" all the way into a chocolate factory. Variety says Depp has been offered the role of Willy Wonka in Tim Burton's remake of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." If...
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Fletch Prepares for Triumphant Return

After years of rumors and false starts, "Fletch" will finally be resurrected early next year. Variety says Kevin Smith has completed a draft of "Fletch One" and filming will commence in January. Smith's involvement signals a significant change for the...
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Spielberg's "Duel" is run off the road...again

As you may know, today was to mark the DVD release of "Duel," Steven Spielberg's first, and often considered his best, film. Dennis Weaver was going to drive right into our living rooms, and scare us to death whenever we...
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Peter Jackson: Lord of the Ape

Director Peter Jackson, the man who turned "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy into a movie empire, will receive an A-list payday to direct a remake of "King Kong." Variety says Jackson will take home $20 million to bring "Kong"...
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Peter Jackson: Lord of the Ape

Director Peter Jackson, the man who turned "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy into a movie empire, will receive an A-list payday to direct a remake of "King Kong." Variety says Jackson will take home $20 million to bring "Kong"...
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Columbia Wants to Get Harry, Again

Instead of remaking a classic, Columbia Pictures is being far more clever. The Hollywood Reporter says Columbia plans to redo the 1986 action flick "Let's Get Harry." If the title sounds vaguely familiar, you probably caught "Harry" on some random...
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Eugene Levy Tracks Diabolical Teen Twins

Eugene Levy must have a killer mortgage. The scene-stealing star of Christopher Guest's mocumentaries and the "American Pie" series has signed on to play opposite...the Olsen twins. Clearly, he needs the paycheck. The Hollywood Reporter says Levy will play a...
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Brad Pitt Leaves Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Mr. Pitt and Ms. Kidman have left "Mr. and Mrs. Smith," leading to rumors that Mr. Smith will now star in "Mr. and Mrs. Smith." Got it? Probably not. Variety says that with the recent departure of Nicole Kidman from...
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The Duke Boys are in Trouble Now!

A dangerous pop culture vortex is brewing in Hazzard County. The Hollywood Reporter says that Ashton Kutcher and Paul Walker have each expressed interest in getting behind the wheel of the General Lee for an in-development "Dukes of Hazzard" movie....
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Spider-Man 2 Art Weaves Way onto Web

Superhero Hype recently posted what appears to be officially sanctioned "Spider-Man 2" artwork that may or may not be the first poster from the upcoming sequel. Regardless of its ultimate purpose, the shot summons the same level of anticipation kicked...
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Success of �Chicago� fuels another Broadway adaptation

Harvey Weinstein, who didn�t produce "Jaws," "Annie," or "Little Otik," is banking on the success that last year�s "Chicago" brought his company, Miramax, by going forward with another film version of a Bob Fosse stage musical. This time around it�s...
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Live-Action "Transformers" Making the Rounds

That whole "More than meets the eye" thing is going a little too far. The Hollywood Reporter says a live-action pitch for "The Transformers" is being shopped around Hollywood, and studios are expressing interest. Producer Don Murphy ("The League of...
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Review: The Italian Job

Mark Wahlberg is upstaged by a fleet of hyperactive Mini Coopers in this enjoyable action remake. Movie review by Brian Orndorf. Grade: B+ | Read Review...
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Move over, K2: Matrix reloads for IMAX

If you were one of the 9 billion people who paid to see the "Matrix: Reloaded" this May, Hollywood hopes you'll be willing to fork over more cash to see it again -- this time at your friendly neighborhood IMAX...
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Three more bloody sequels

Ah, sequels and remakes. Where would we be without them? Most are awful, some are decent, and a few are actually good. A handful of forthcoming horror retreads will give fear fans a chance to cast aspersions or accolades as...
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Ray Harryhausen is back in the saddle

Creating devilish skeletons and terrifying gorgons must have taken a toll on the esteemed special effects maestro, because he's been eerily quiet since working on "Clash of the Titans." But Ray Harryhausen is back with a 12-minute short film called...
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Duel Comes to DVD

Amazon.com says that the Collector's Edition DVD of Steven Spielberg's recipe for road rage will hit the streets on August 12 of this year.�It promises to be a do-not-miss for fans of the cult favorite, with features that include "Steven...
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The Young Hannibal Lecter Chronicles

The saturation of Hannibal Lecter seemed to reach its apex with last year's "Red Dragon," but Hollywood, it appears, isn't done sucking ol' Hanny dry. Reuters says a film following the young Hannibal Lecter is in the early stages of...
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Indiana Jones Comes to DVD

Cue the music, crack the whip and dust off the fedora--Indiana Jones is finally coming to DVD. Variety says everyone's favorite archaeologist will arrive in stores Nov. 4 via a 4-disc set. The collection will feature all three movies and...
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Oscars: And the Winners are...

Best Picture: "Chicago" Best Director: Roman Polanski, "The Pianist" Best Actor: Adrien Brody, "The Pianist" Best Actress: Nicole Kidman, "The Hours" Best Supporting Actor: Chris Cooper, "Adaptation" Best Supporting Actress: Catherine Zeta-Jones, "Chicago" Best Original Screenplay: Pedro Almodovar, "Talk to...
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Ailing Maguire Puts Spidey 2 in Limbo

Variety reports that a bad back may prompt "Spider-Man" star Tobey Maguire to forfeit his toplining role in the blockbuster's sequel. Maguire's spokeswoman says his injuries are a result of the physically challenging demands of his last two films --...
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Halle Berry is Catwoman, or so it Seems

Casting "Catwoman" is proving to be as arduous as finding a "Superman" star. Ashley Judd was initially attached to the project, then reports surfaced in February claiming Nicole Kidman would don the catsuit. Now, Variety says the role is almost...
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Paul Walker Drops Out of Superman Race

"Superman" has claimed another victim. The Hollywood Reporter says Paul Walker, he of the Keanu Reeves school of wooden acting, has removed himself from the "Superman" sweepstakes. The two remaining Man of Steel finalists are Brendan Fraser and "Guiding Light"...
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King Arthur Trades Magic for History

"Realistic" isn't an adjective often associated with producer Jerry Bruckheimer, but The Hollywood Reporter says the man who never met an explosion he didn't like wants to deliver a Knights of the Round Table movie steeped in real, legitimate history....
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Quick Dreams: Unknown Lands Troy Role

Garrett Hedlund's existence is being cursed by every struggling actor in Hollywood. The Hollywood Reporter says the aspiring thespian travelled to Los Angeles last month with dreams of stardom and landed a co-starring role in the big-budget epic "Troy" during...
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One Busy Jackass: Knoxville Joins Indie Comedy

Variety reports that "Jackass" creator Johnny Knoxville will star opposite Selma Blair ("Legally Blonde") and Bridget Moynahan ("The Recruit") in the new Idiom Films comedy "Hating Her." The story follows Knoxville as he ventures home for the holidays with his...
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Indiana Jones Comes to DVD

Cue the music, crack the whip and dust off the fedora--Indiana Jones is finally coming to DVD. Variety says everyone's favorite archaeologist will arrive in stores Nov. 4 via a 4-disc set. The collection will feature all three movies and...
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Paul Walker Drops Out of Superman Race

"Superman" has claimed another victim. The Hollywood Reporter says Paul Walker, he of the Keanu Reeves school of wooden acting, has removed himself from the "Superman" sweepstakes. The two remaining Man of Steel finalists are Brendan Fraser and "Guiding Light"...
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Quick Dreams: Unknown Lands Troy Role

Garrett Hedlund's existence is being cursed by every struggling actor in Hollywood. The Hollywood Reporter says the aspiring thespian traveled to Los Angeles last month with dreams of stardom and landed a co-starring role in the big-budget epic "Troy" during...
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Does Anyone Want to Play Superman?

Josh Hartnett has joined Nicolas Cage in the exclusive Actors Who Were Almost Superman club. The Holywood Reporter says the "Black Hawk Down" star has passed on the project, thus opening the door to a new cadre of tights-wearing recruits....
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Narc Director Lands Mission: Impossible 3

The third installment of "Mission: Impossible" now lies in the hands of "Narc" writer/director Joe Carnahan, reports Variety. Months ago, "Fight Club" helmer David Fincher was the "M:I-3" frontrunner, but Fincher is now overseeing the skater-pic "The Lords of Dogtown."...
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War be Damned: Troy Carries on

Denying reports of impending doom, director Wolfgang Petersen tells Variety that the threat of war won't set "Troy" off course. The big-budget epic, scheduled to begin production on April 22, will film in the UK, Malta and Morocco. If war...
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Spielberg-Hanks Reunion Could Bump Up Indy

Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks have already gone to war and pursued a check forger, so it's only logical that their next collaboration be an airport comedy titled "Terminal," right? Maybe not, but "Saving Private Ryan" and "Catch Me If...
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Nicole Kidman Courted for Catwoman

Nicole Kidman is considering a return to the "Batman" franchise, but this time she'll be slicing her way across the screen. The Hollywood Reporter says Kidman -- a co-star in 1995's "Batman Forever" -- has been offered the title role...
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Superman: Rumors, Drama, Gossip Mongering

An epic battle worthy of Superman and Lex Luthor is raging between Variety and a consortium of popular movie news sites. The confrontation sparked recently when a number of sites -- Ain't It Cool News and Coming Attractions among them...
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Christopher Nolan Takes on Batman

The Bat Signal is flashing, and Christopher Nolan is the latest director to respond. Variety says the "Insomnia" and "Memento" helmer has been hired by Warner Bros. to bring the Dark Knight back to the screen. Details of how or...
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Spider-Man 2 Drops Pulitzer Scribe

Pulitzer-prize-winning author Michael Chabon ("The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay") is no longer writing the sequel to "Spider-Man." Chabon tells movie site Counting Down: "I turned in my draft of the script to Sony. I thought it more or...
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Kelly Brook Recruited for Mission: Impossible 3

Brtish actress Kelly Brook, frequent guest star on the hit shows "Smallville" and "Sex And The City," may star as Tom Cruise's love interest in the third installment of the "Mission: Impossible" franchise. According to Sky News, Brook is reported...
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Indiana Jones Enters Cold War

The last installment of the Indiana Jones franchise will take place in the 1950's according to Harrison Ford. In a recent interview with Total Film Ford said: "With Indiana, there will be different aspects of his character that [George Lucas,...
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James Earl Jones Returns as Darth Vader

To the joy of millions of "Star Wars" fanboys, The Toronto Sun says James Earl Jones will resume his role as Darth Vader in installment III of the "Star Wars" saga. SPOILER Alert: Jones will appear in the last five...
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Pulitzer Winner Snares Spidey 2

Michael Chabon, Pulitzer-Prize winning author of "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay," will write the screenplay for "Spider-Man 2," reports Variety. Previously, Columbia signed "Shanghai Noon" creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar to tackle the sequel. The article doesn't...
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Episode II Gets IMAX Treatment

"Episode II" is returning to theaters in an engorged form. StarWars.com says the film will reappear on select IMAX screens in the United States and Canada beginning Nov. 1 -- a date that corresponds shockingly well with the film's Nov....
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The Hulk Enlists for Trojan War

Eric Bana will cross swords with Brad Pitt in "Troy," says The Hollywood Reporter. Bana, star of next summer's blockbuster-in-waiting "The Hulk," will play Hector, the Trojan prince who holds off the invading Greek army led by Achilles (Pitt). What...
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Brad Pitt Cuts Off Fountain's Water Supply

Variety says Brad Pitt has dropped out of director Darren Aronofsky's troubled sci-fi film "The Fountain." Pitt's concerns about the complexity of "Fountain's" story and his increased interest in Wolfgang Petersen's "Troy" prompted the star to leave -- or so...
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Leonardo DiCaprio: King of the Ancient World?

Leonardo DiCaprio is negotiating to star as ancient Macedonian conqueror Alexander the Great, says The Hollywood Reporter. Production on this costly historical epic is slated to begin next year with "Moulin Rouge!" director Baz Luhrman overseeing the project. A competing...
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Doh! Batman vs. Superman Shelved for Iliad Pic

A blind poet from ancient Greece is Batman and Superman's newest enemy. The Hollywood Reporter says Wolfgang Petersen has put "Batman vs. Superman" on the back burner so he can direct "Troy," an adventure epic based on Homer's "Iliad." The...
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Alien vs. Predator Lures Resident Evil Helmer

Variety reports that Paul Anderson ("Resident Evil") has been hired by Fox to write and direct the long-in-development--wait, check that--the forever-in-development "Alien vs. Predator" project. The story -- a mere formality for this glorified first-person-shooter of a movie -- focuses...
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Mos Def, Franky G. join Italian Crew

Actors Mos Def and Franky G. have taken supporting roles in director F. Gary Gray's remake of "The Italian Job," says The Hollywood Reporter. Mos Def ("Monster's Ball") and Franky G. (the upcoming "Confidence") will play members of Mark Wahlberg's...
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Sean Connery Confirmed for Indy 4

"We named the dog Indiana." In a recent question and answer session "Indiana Jones 4" director Steven Spielberg confirmed that Sean Connery will return as Indy's Dad in the fourth installment. Spielberg expects to begin filming on "Indy 4" in...
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Edward Norton Signs on for Italian Job

Edward Norton will play Mark Wahlberg's traitorous foe in the upcoming remake of "The Italian Job," says The Hollywood Reporter. Wahlberg stars as the leader of a crime crew who stages an elaborate traffic jam so he can reacquire a...
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Indy 4 on July 4

Speaking with Cinescape, Steven Spielberg confirmed the production schedule for "Indiana Jones 4." Filming will begin in April or May 2004, with the film's premiere around July 4, 2005. "We're coordinating this to be a one-two punch with the last...
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Indy Snares Shawshank Writer

He might be in a wheelchair, but Indiana Jones will ride again. Variety says writer/director Frank Darabont ("The Shawshank Redemption") has been offered the job of turning a George Lucas story idea into "Indiana Jones 4." The film is tentatively...
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Charlize Theron Circles Italian Job

Charlize Theron may co-star with Mark Wahlberg in the upcoming remake of "The Italian Job," says The Hollywood Reporter. Theron would play a safecracker/get-away driver whom Wahlberg falls for while planning a heist. Production on "The Italian Job" begins later...
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Review: Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (Grade: A) — George Lucas steers the "Star Wars" saga into darker themes—love, evil, temptation, and destruction—while ratcheting up the immersion and action. Reviewed by Brian Orndorf....
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Yoda: Ass-Kicker Am I

SPOILER WARNING: A number of clips from "Episode II" are surfacing online, including a very special trailer from the "Star Wars Celebration II" expo that shows just how big a badass Yoda can be. The quality is poor--it was filmed...
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Claire Danes Joins Terminator 3

Claire Danes (remember her?) has replaced Sophia Bush ("National Lampoon's Van Wilder") as John Conner's love interest in "Terminator 3," says Variety. Bush, 19, was deemed too young for the role, so the 23-year-old Danes was brought in to mature...
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It's Official: Spider-Man 2 in May 2004

As "Spider-Man" dismantles its box-office competition, Columbia Pictures is preparing its second Spidey assault. The Hollywood Reporter says the studio has staked out May 7, 2004 as the premiere date for "Spider-Man 2." Director Sam Raimi and stars Tobey Maguire...
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$pidey $ense: Spider-Man Snares Box Office Record

"Spider-Man" is the biggest, fastest blockbuster in history. Variety says the Sam Raimi-directed feature brought in an estimated $114 million from Friday through Sunday, breaking the $90.3 million debut of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." Reuters says "Spider-Man" eclipsed...
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Colin the Great: Hart's War Star Grabs Alexander Role

It appears that Colin Farrell ("Hart's War") has wrenched control of Oliver Stone's Alexander the Great biopic from Heath Ledger. Screenwriter Larry Cohen, who penned the upcoming Farrell film "Phone Booth," tells columnists Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith Stone...
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Review: Spider-Man

Spider-Man (Grade: A+) — Sam Raimi, Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, and Willem Dafoe stay true to the beloved comic in a movie that raises the bar for comic-to-film adaptations. "Spider-Man" is a gem. Reviewed by Brian Orndorf....
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Episode II Marketing Gets Simple

As "Episode I" toys biodegrade in toy store Sarlacc pits, paraphernalia from "Episode II" is arriving on shelves—and this time, George Lucas has learned his lesson. FoxNews.com says the number of available "Episode II" products has been limited to less...
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First T3 Photo Appears Online

The first official photo from "Terminator 3" has been posted by TheArnoldFans.com and while the picture doesn't quite deserve the "breathtaking image" moniker bestowed on it by the site, it does show Arnold in all his Terminator glory....
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Time Magazine Gives Episode II High Marks

In its latest issue, "Time Magazine" offers a ringing endorsement of "Episode II: Attack of the Clones." Writers Richard Corliss and Jess Cagle were treated to rough cut of "Episode II" and they liked what they saw. "After seeing a...
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David Fincher Assumes Control of Mission: Impossible III

"Panic Room" helmer David Fincher is expected to direct "Mission: Impossible III," reports Variety. Fincher has yet to sign, but the article says his representatives are in final negotiations to take over the third installment of the "Mission" franchise. If...
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X-files 2: Mythology? What Mythology?

In an interview with Sci Fi Wire "X-files" creator Chris Carter says the May 19 series finale will not tie directly into the next "X-files" film. The movies, Carter says, "are now their own thing: good, scary stories the way...
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Spider-Man vs. Advertising: Spidey Meets His Match

Times Square building owners want a piece of "Spider-Man." ABCNEWS.com says a group of owners is suing "Spider-Man's" makers because a Samsung advertisement in Times Square was replaced with an ad for USA Today in the film. Samsung is a...
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Mark Wahlberg Lands Gainful Italian Employment

Schedule conflicts prevented Mark Wahlberg from starring opposite his buddy George Clooney in "Ocean's Eleven" so now he's making a heist picture of his own. Variety says Wahlberg will star in a remake of the 1969 film "The Italian Job."...
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Catwoman Pawing Director

The long-in-development "Catwoman" project is close to landing a director. The Hollywood Reporter says Pitof--just Pitof--is negotiating to make "Catwoman" his first directorial English-language project. Pitof is best known for his visual effects work on "The Messenger: The Story of...
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Director/Writer Conflict Puts Fat Albert in Production Coma

Preproduction on the live-action "Fat Albert" film ground to a halt on Thursday because of "a conflict of visions" between screenwriter Bill Cosby and director Forest Whitaker, says The Hollywood Reporter. Fox spokesman Jeffrey Godsick called it an "amicable departure,"...
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Spider-Man 2 Confirmed

The Hollywood Reporter says "Spider-Man" director Sam Raimi and stars Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst will reunite in early 2003 for a sequel. Alfred Gough and Miles Millar ("Shanghai Noon," "Smallville") have been tapped to write the screenplay "Spider-Man"--the first...
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Stan Lee Cut from Spider-Man

Comics Continuum says Stan Lee's cameo in "Spider-Man" has been cut. Lee confirmed the news in a Tuesday chat session. "I had this great cameo, and the movie ran long and they had to cut the cameo because they didn't...
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Terminator 3: Nick Stahl Wins John Connor Sweepstakes

The Hollywood Reporter says Nick Stahl ("In the Bedroom") has been cast as the 20-year-old John Conner in "Terminator 3." Edward Furlong, who played the 10-year-old version of Connor in "T2," dropped out of the production in December. Stahl will...
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Spider-Man 2 Brewing

"Spider-Man" doesn't premiere until May 3, but producer Laura Ziskin tells the Calgary Sun that plans for a sequel are already developing. The deal hasn't been finalized, but Ziskin confirms that director Sam Raimi will return to helm the follow-up,...
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New Episode II Trailer Hints at Greatness

Sweeping from the darkness for the first time in more than a month, I've returned to offer galactic tidings with an "Episode II" update. For the 1.5 billion of you who have already seen the new "Attack of the Clones"...
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Spider-Man Trailer Premieres March 27

A new "Spider-Man" trailer will premiere online Wednesday, March 27 at 9 a.m. (Pacific). In a breathless press release, Sony says the trailer "gives audiences a chance to view the film's state-of-the-art visual effects and shows Spider-Man patrolling the city...
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Apocryphal Rumblings: Episode II Script Review Surfaces

Earlier this week, Dark Horizons posted a script review for "Episode II," and while there are questions about its validity, the plot points it describes are reasonable (nothing about Yoda opening a wampa brothel or Anakin joining a Jedi boy...
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Indy 4's Vital Signs Improving

Fox News reporter Roger Friedman caught Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford and Kate Capshaw off-guard at a post-Golden Globes party last night, and today he's the envy of every movie newshound on the planet. Friedman filed a saliva-inducing scoop in which...
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Mulder, Scully Ride Into Alien Sunset

Variety reports that "The X-files" will end with a two-part episode this May after nine seasons on Fox. Declining ratings and mounting production costs (reported to be $4 million per episode) were given as reasons for the decision, but buried...
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*NYSYNC Brings Dirty Pop to Galaxy Far, Far Away

In addition to fame, adoration, unlimited hair care products, and more money than the diety of your choice, boy band membership now includes cameo roles as light-saber-wielding Jedi in "Episode II." Launch.com confirms that the five members of *NYSNC have...
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Real-life Terror Ends Die Hard Franchise

I haven't been able to confirm this with a solid original source, but a wee blurb at Dark Horizons says Bruce Willis told E! News (that Kmetko-tastic bastion of journalistic integrity) there will be no more "Die Hard" films. After...
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Episode II Title Announced, Groaning Commences

It's official. The title of "Episode II"—the official, legally binding, soon to be on posters and marketing material everywhere title—is "Attack of the Clones." Unlike other title suggestions that have bounced around the Web, this one has the stink of...
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Episode II Revelations: More Jedi, Less Jar-Jar

Small but satisfying "Episode II" details were revealed last week at the San Diego Comic-Con. Sci Fi Wire says a teaser video screened at the convention offered peeks at Jango Fett (Boba Fett's father), a battle-ready Mace Windu (Samuel L....
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Spider-Man Tease: New Poster and Trailer

  © 2001 Sony   Update: The first "Spider-Man" trailer is now available for download through the official site. Quicktime, Real, and Windows Media formats are all supported. In recent years the promotional materials for upcoming big-budget releases have...
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Episode II Trailer Attached to Planet of the Apes?

Let the unfounded rumors begin! Wizard magazine, by way of Coming Soon, says the teaser trailer for "Episode II" might be attached to July 27th's premiere of "Planet of the Apes." The report cites no sources, but the idea isn't...
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Is Alexander the Great Big Enough for Two Films?

It's only fitting that antiquity's greatest conqueror should have competing film projects. Variety reports that producer Dino De Laurentiis ("Hannibal") is developing an Alexander the Great biopic, and he's looking to reunite with director Ridley Scott and screenwriter Ted Tally...
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On the Road (Again): Pitt, Crudup Rumored for Kerouac Flick

Popcorn reports that Brad Pitt and Billy Crudup ("Almost Famous") are being courted to star in the long-anticipated movie adaptation of Jack Kerouac's "On the Road." Francis Ford Coppola has held the rights to the book for years, but constant...
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Terminator 3 Getting a Sex Change?

For months it's been assumed that Arnold Schwarzenegger's challenger in "Terminator 3" will be a female Terminator, but a recent article from USA Today suggests that the aggressive fembot might be rewritten as a benevolent buddy instead of a nefarious...
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Review: Shrek

The animation is fantastic, but the tired inside jokes and cheeky attempts at anti-fairy tale cleverness get old. Reviewed by Brian Orndorf. Grade: C | Read Review...
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Indiana Jones 4 in 2004?

Until recently, the long-anticipated Indiana Jones 4 film has remained forever in the future, scheduled to premiere at some distant date years down the road. Well, that distant road may have become slightly better defined now that Coming Attractions reports...
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Box-Office Catnip: Ashley Judd Joins Catwoman

  © 2001 Fox   Ashley Judd will contribute to the Greater Gotham Beautification Project by starring in an upcoming "Catwoman" film, reports Variety. Coupled with two in-development "Batman" projects — "Batman: Year One" and "Batman Beyond" — "Catwoman"...
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Spider-Man Goodies: Pictures, Video, Bruce Campbell

I've been a damn dirty slacker for neglecting the slew of "Spider-Man" news that's surfaced in recent weeks, so I offer the following highlights as penance: First up are three shots of Willem Dafoe dressed as Spidey's nemesis, the Green...
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U-571 Director Gunning for Terminator 3

Variety says Jonathan Mostow, the director of surprisingly-good films like "Breakdown" and "U-571," is in talks to direct the third "Terminator." If a deal is finalized, "Terminator 3" will probably go into production once the looming actor's strike is ironed...
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Finding Faith in the Force

I'm not sure how something so patently weird flew beneath my radar, but earlier this month the BBC ran an article about a New Zealand movement to turn Jedi into a recognized religion. Yes, that Jedi. In an email sent...
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Rumors Be Damned: Jay Roach Remains Hitchhiker Director

Jay Roach, the director behind "Austin Powers" and "Meet the Parents," says reports of his departure from "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" are erroneous. In an exclusive posted last week, IGN FilmForce says Roach left "Hitchhiker" because of budget...
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Is Star Wars Finally Coming to DVD?

Test Pattern at Coming Attractions has information about a two-disc, super-secret DVD development project between LucasFilm and Panasonic Disc Services Corporation (PDSC). While the name of the film hasn't been revealed, the project is code-named "Blue Harvest," which is the...
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Episode II Pictures: Palpatine Hit by Galactic Ass Truck

New "Episode II" pictures posted at TheForce.net suggest that Senator Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid), the evil politician who becomes the really evil Emperor, will have a larger, and uglier, role in the next "Star Wars" installment. One particularly gruesome close-up shows...
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Bloated Cinema: Fat Albert, The Movie

Naaa-naaa-naaa, gonna have a good time With his most recent sitcom cancelled and his standup career stalled, Bill Cosby has had plenty of time to stew on other projects. The end result of all this stewing is a script for...
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Get Smart: Agent 86 Poised for Movie Return

The latest TV show being adapted for the big screen is the '60s spy comedy "Get Smart." The Hollywood Reporter says Warner Bros. will resurrect Agent 86, Agent 99, and Chief of Control in a modern-day retelling set in Manhattan....
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X-Files 2: Trading TV for Film

In an interview with TV Guide "X-files" executive producer Chris Carter is dropping hints that another "X-files" movie is on the horizon. Currently in its eighth year, "The X-files" TV series will end as a cliffhanger this spring and the...
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Episode II: My, What a Nice Bust

  © 2001 Lucasfilm   Important invitees to next week's American International Toy Fair in New York City will be treated to a collection of busts representing "Episode II" characters. According to an official blurb from Starwars.com, the exhibit...
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Usual Suspects Writer Gambles on Dead Macedonian

  © 2000 Paramount   Christopher McQuarrie may be the only person hoping for an actor's strike this summer. The Oscar-winning "Usual Suspects" writer received the go-ahead to direct an $85-million Alexander the Great biopic in December, but sometime...
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Spidey Update: Behold the Costume!

  © 2001Sony   Recognizing the power of fan salivation, Sony has released the first official pictures of "Spider-Man" star Tobey Maguire dressed in the Spidey costume. Originally appearing at Entertainment Weekly and Coming Attractions, the shots reveal the...
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Star Wars Update: Historical Trivia, New Episode II Pictures

  © French Insider   TheForce.net has posted two "Star Wars" items of note. The first, a film blurb from a 1980 issue of Time magazine, is interesting from an historical standpoint because it shows how well-developed George Lucas'...
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La Femme Terminator

Visitors to Filmfodder's La Femme Nikita section will find the latest "Terminator 3" news of particular interest. According to a report at Dark Horizons "Nikita" star Peta Wilson is in the running to play "T3's" female terminator. This news comes...
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Kirsten Dunst is Mary Jane

Coming Attractions reports that Kirsten Dunst ("Bring it On") has landed the coveted role of Mary Jane Watson in Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man." Dunst beat out Alicia Witt ("Urban Legend"), who was long-rumored as the Mary Jane frontrunner. This will be...
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Conquer This: Alexander the Great Bio Gets Go-Ahead

One of Hollywood's Gordian knots has been sliced into wee shreds of innocuous string by writer/director Christopher McQuarrie. The Oscar-winning "Usual Suspects" writer has been keen on directing a biopic of Alexander the Great, but until recently the project was...
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Episode II Madness: Battle Rumors, Lucas Interview, New Stills

ith the "real" filming out of the way on "Episode II," George Lucas and his team of CGI drones are turning their attention to the computer-generated "fake" parts that will constitute the bulk of the film. It's still early in...
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Wanted: Terminator 3 Director, Villain

The Web is teeming with rumors about "Terminator 3" and most of the conjecture is centering on two people: the villain and the director. The Villain: Earlier this month, Arnold Schwarzenegger confirmed that "T3's" villain will be a woman. Since...
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Exclusive! Natalie Portman Walks Across Harvard Campus

In an unexpected but totally anti-climactic meeting, Filmfodder Contributing Editor Eva Weber ran into Natalie Portman as the actress-turned-student was walking across the Harvard University campus today. Portman, probably best known for her role as Queen Amidala in the Star...
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A Kinder, Gentler Die Hard 4?

Odd news about "Die Hard 4" has arrived via Dark Horizons. The site references a recent interview Sky Mag conducted with Bruce Willis, who says he's tired of "trigger happy blockbusters" (his quote) and wants to put his action past...
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Terminator 3 News: Female Terminator Confirmed

The New York Post, known for its screaming headlines and fervent dedication to tabloid journalism, has done the impossible by reporting something of real substance (from a movie perspective at least). An interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger confirms that Arnie's enemy...
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Lucas Invites Rebel Filmmakers into the Fold

  © Lucasfilms   George Lucas, perhaps atoning for that Jar-Jar debacle, has teamed with Atom Films to offer safe harbor for directors of "Star Wars"-inspired shorts. Instead of dispatching a battalion of Storm Troopers armed with cease and...
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Spider-Man Update: Katie Holmes as Gwen Stacy?

  © 1999 Paramount   The latest "Spider-Man" casting rumor from Spider-Man Hype says Katie Holmes may make a cameo appearance in the film, playing Gwen Stacy. For those unaware of Stacy's importance in the Spidey universe, she was...
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Terminator 3's Titillating Tidbits

After a month of inactivity, "Terminator 3" news is finally surfacing. Earlier this week, the L.A. Times reported that "T3" will begin filming in March. Unfortunately, the March start date will pit this project against next summer's looming SAG strike,...
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"Hitchhiker" Stuck in Eternal Holding Pattern

The long-in-development "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" project continues to wander in movie purgatory. IGN Filmforce reports on the latest Hitchhiker setback, saying that the success of "Meet the Parents" may further delay "Hitchhiker" from being made. These seemingly unrelated...
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David Duchovny: Jedi Knight?

An article at Empire Online says that George Lucas has asked David Duchovny to take a role in "Episode III." The article doesn't offer specifics about the role, but Duchovny's smart-assed sense of humor and ample nose would serve him...
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Lame Incarnate: Mariah Carey As "Wonder Woman"

A "Wonder Woman" movie is in the works but when you learn the identity of the possible star, you'll wish this movie was never conceived. IMDb says that Mariah Carey, she of the five-octave musical masturbation, is the lead contender...
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Next Batman Not Married to Jennifer Aniston

The Batman franchise just got a shot in the arm (or wing, if you prefer Bat cliches). Darren Aronofsky, the recently-hired director of "Batman: Year One" has put the kibosh on rumors saying that Brad Pitt will be the next...
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Digital Wizadry Unlocks "Episode II" Fight Scene

Warning: Beware of "Episode II" spoilers. For the last few months George Lucas has been posting ambiguous shots from the "Episode II" production on the official Star Wars site. While most have been mind-numbing teases that leave you wondering "Is...
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Bat Makeover: Two "Batman" Projects in the Works

  © 1997 Warner Bros   Two "Batman" projects are gathering steam at Warner Bros., and both have the potential to resurrect the ailing franchise. First up is Darren Aronofsky's "Batman: Year One". As reported earlier this month Aronofsky...
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Linda Hamilton's "T3" Future Hinges on Cameron's Involvement

This curious item was buried in a "celebrity" blurb at the IMDb today, but it has significant implications for the third "Terminator" film. Linda Hamilton says that she will only involve herself with "T3" if her ex-husband, James "Ego" Cameron,...
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"Spider-Man" Pushed to May 2002

Citing an "ambitious vision for "Spider-Man," Columbia Pictures has pushed "Spidey's" release date from November 2001 to May 3, 2002. Variety says that the start of production has also been pushed back from December to January 2001. Most of the...
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Malkovich Prepares to Go Green in "Spider-Man"

  © 1997 Touchstone Pictures   The ever-eccentric John Malkovich is considering an offer to become the Green Goblin in Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man" movie, says The Hollywood Reporter. Nicholas Cage was originally considered for the villainous role, but Mr....
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Disconcerting News from the "Batman" Front

I thought the addition of nipples and codpieces was as bad as it could get, but a report from Entertainment Weekly is proof that the "Batman" franchise will be further bastardized. Rebecca Ascher-Walsh, an EW writer, says that Brad Pitt...
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Return of the Droid: Kenny Baker Confirmed for "Episode II"

I posted an item earlier this week that said Kenny Baker would not be reprising the role of R2D2 in "Episode II". This report originated at the IMDb and it was confirmed by Theforce.net, a respected Star Wars fan site....
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Nic Cage Bails on "Spider-Man"

  © Touchstone Pictures   It's a sad day. My dream of seeing Tobey Maguire whup Nic Cage's non-Oscar-worthy butt in "Spider-Man" will not come to pass. The NY Daily News says that Cage's role in John Woo's "Windtalkers"...
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R2D2 Sacked by Computer

After stuffing yourself in a tin can for four movies, you'd think you'd get a little appreciation. Such is not the case for the maligned Kenny Baker, the "actor" who brought R2D2 to life. According to an item at the...
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News on A-Team Movie is Hella Good

It's been almost three years since any news surfaced on the long-rumored "A-Team" movie, but today Dark Horizons reports that Top Cow Productions and Fox 2000 have acquired the rights to the film and are aiming for a 2001...
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From Amidala to Indiana: Portman Rumored as Indy's Daughter

Coming Attractions scored a scooping coup a few months back when they were the first to report that Jimy Smits would be in "Episode II." Their latest scoop, if it proves to be true, would eclipse their previous triumph. An...
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More Sneaky Pictures from "Episode II"

As noted here last week, a crafy photographer has been snapping shots of "Episode II" cast members. Last week's photo collection featured pictures of stars Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen and this week a shot of the other major star—Natalie...
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Possible Episode II Title: "The Rise of the Empire"

Update: The diligent guys at theforce.net called LucasFilm to check on this title story and Lucas representatives denied the report. As far as they're concerned, the movie is still known as "Star Wars -- Episode II." Here's a quickie. Popcorn,...
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Sneaky "Episode II" Cast Shots Surface Online

SirSteve's Star Wars Guide has posted seven paparazzi-style "Episode II" cast photos taken on-location in Sydney, Australia. The shots are grainy but focused, suggesting they were shot by a photog blessed with an endowed zoom lens. Despite the picture quality,...
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Lucas Digs Fake "Episode II" Trailer

As noted last week, a fake "Episode II" trailer has swirled through the Web with virus-like expansion, and now it appears that Star Wars Fan #1 has passed judgement on this superb homage. IMDb reports that George Lucas has seen...
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Nic Cage, Julia Stiles Rumored for "Spider-Man"

  © 1999 Touchstone Pictures   With Tobey Maguire officially signed as Spidey, casting rumors are now focused on supporting players. IMDb has an item that says Nicolas Cage is being pursued to play the Green Goblin. I'm no...
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Strong Rumor: Tobey Maguire to be Spider-Man

  © 1999 Miramax Pictures   Coming Attractions, a site I link to so much I should be set up on an affiliate plan, has just landed a scoop that says Tobey Maguire has been cast as Peter Parker...
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Fake "Episode II" Trailer Raises Bar for Forgeries

An impressive "Episode II" trailer has just hit the Web but the slick production and compelling music didn't emanate from LucasFilms—it's the work of an anonymous filmmaker. This isn't like the Superfriends/Whassup! spoof that garnered attention earlier this year, this...
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First Look at The New Spidey Movie

  © 2000 Marvel Comics   Until recently finding solid news on Sam Raimi's upcoming "Spider-Man" movie has been an exercise in teeth-clenching futility. If I read one more unverified blurb about a trendy A-list actor being considered for...
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Ridley Scott Rumored as "T3" Director

Jeffrey Wells, a columnist at Reel.com, writes that Ridley Scott may have already been picked to direct "Terminator 3." With James Cameron removing himself from the project last week, recent director conjecture has often included Scott. However, given the popularity...
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Smits Confirmed for Episodes II and III

The boys at Coming Attractions must be riding high on this news. Back in May, CA broke a story that said Jimmy Smits would have a role in the upcoming "Star Wars" prequels. Despite vehement denials from the Lucas and...
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New Terminator Will Have Two X Chromosomes

Now that Arnold Schwarzenegger has agreed to a third "Terminator" film the news just keeps rollin' in. The Hollywood Reporter says Arnie's nemesis in the upcoming sequel might be a female Terminator. Not a bad idea at all, but wouldn't...
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Indy 4: "Sixth Sense" Scribe Sees Rugged Archeologist in Near Future

A host of sources -- namely Movies.com and Coming Attractions -- are reporting that M. Night Shyamalan is being wooed to write the screenplay for "Indiana Jones 4." Shyamalan rocketed from the briny depths of obscurity when "The Sixth Sense"...
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Schwarzenegger on Terminator 3: "I'll Return Promptly"

Maybe it was the lackluster reception of "End of Days." Maybe it was a guilt complex developed after that poor showing in "Batman & Robin." Maybe it's just a very strong desire to make a heaping pile of money. Whatever...
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Aliens v. Predators? Not Bloody Likely

The guys at IGN Movies have launched a preemptive strike against the reinvigorated Alien versus Predator rumors. For years the thought of Aliens and Predators battling on-screen has brought puddles of saliva into the mouths of sci-fi fans, but now...
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Rumor: Smits to Strap on Light Saber

  © New Line Cinema   Coming Attractions (by way of IGN Movies) has scored a major coup by reporting that former "NYPD Blue" star Jimmy Smits will have roles in both upcoming "Star Wars" prequels. Coming Attractions says...
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Galactic Stupidity: Lucas to Write, Direct and Produce "Episode II"

  © 20th Century Fox   All "Star Wars" fans, please join hands and repeat after me: "Oh heavenly Jawa. Please let George write a decent screenplay. He does not realize his weaknesses and needs your Jawa guidance. Make...
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Ridiculously Lucky Canadian Lands Anakin Role

IGN Movies is reporting that Hayden Christensen has been officially cast as Anakin Skywalker for Episodes 2 and 3. If you're scratching your head thinking "Who the hell is Hayden Christensen?" you're not alone. The 19-year-old had a small role...
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Life, The Universe and "Hitchhiker" on the Screen?

For years, fans of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" have pondered the possibility of the book series reaching the screen, and now it appears that something is brewing. Coming Attractions has scored a major coup by nabbing prototype photos...
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