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    Jack Black To Sow 'Wild Oats' With Shirley MacLaine, Alan Arkin And Jacki Weaver

    Clearly, Jack Black made one too many "Gulliver's Travels" or "A Big Year" -- in the last twelve months or so, the comic star (who just released a new record under his Tenacious D guise) has veered mostly away from big studio comedies to more interesting sounding indie-type ...

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    The DEPENDSables? Al Pacino, Christopher Walken & Alan Arkin To Star In Action-Comedy 'Stand Up Guys'

    Sorry Sly Stallone, you're not the only guy in town with a hold on old people blowing things up. There's a new project on the way and a couple of these guys even have Oscars. OH SNAP.

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    The Muppets—movie review

    On my way to see this movie I kept saying to myself, “I hope they didn’t louse it up!” The Muppets mean too much to me to let Jason Segel, or anybody, for that matter, diminish them. The minute the picture started, I heaved a sigh of relief and broke out in a smile. This is a joyfu...

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    Jacki Weaver To Star Opposite Shirley MacLaine In Indie-Comedy 'Wild Oats'; Alan Arkin In Talks To Join

    After being initially announced early last year with an eclectic ensemble cast, it looks like Shirley MacLaine is the sole survivor for the new iteration of indie-comedy "Wild Oats." Joining her now, however, looks to be the late-blooming Jackie Weaver who'll play MacLaine's best f...

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    Shirley Maclaine, Alan Arkin & Vera Farmiga Are 'The Locals' In Italian/Jewish Romeo & Juliet Riff

    For never was a story of more woe, than this of Juliet and her Romeo. It's not surprising that William Shakespeare's tale of star-crossed lovers has provided the inspiration for dozens of films over the years, but there seems to be something in the water at the moment in particular: Disney had a surprise hit at the start of the year with their (very loose) animated take, "Gnomeo & Juliet," while Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth are gearing up for a more faithful version, while Keira Knightley and Lily Collins are supposedly competing for the lead in "Rosaline," which will focus on the titular girl, who Romeo is in love with before he gets a...

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    The '70s Come Alive In First Set Pics from Ben Affleck's 'Argo'

    For the last few weeks Ben Affleck has been hurriedly assembling an eclectic cast for his next directorial effort, the historical thriller "Argo." We've watched (and reported) as Affleck has brought together a wonderful cast of actors, including Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston (in a role th...

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    Alan Arkin To Play Spy-Turned-Movie-Producer In Ben Affleck's 'Argo'

    Any budding screenwriters could take more than a few hints from the career arc of Ben Affleck. From Oscar-winning wonderboy, Hollywood's next big thing, to much-mocked star of flops like "Paycheck," "Gigli" and "Surviving Christmas," to critically-adored director of terrific Boston crime flicks "Gon...

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    'The Muppets' Add Alan Arkin, Billy Crystal, JCVD To Loaded Cast

    Hollywood casting can be like musical chairs. So when people bemoan how certain actors don't take quality projects, or how others don't work that often, it's usually just a case that they haven't managed to stay in the public eye. Which probably benefits Disney's "The Muppets" since a cavalcade of s...

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