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    F. Gary Gray No Longer Attached To Adaptation Of "The Last Days Of American Crime" (What Next?)

    He hasn't been behind the camera since 2009's Law Abiding Citizen; since then he's been attached to a Marvin Gaye biopic, and the film adaptation of the video game titled Kane & Lynch, which was/is to star Jamie Foxx and Bruce Willis; though nothing has happened on either front.

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    '21 Jump Street' Directors Phil Lord & Chris Miller Reveal The Tagline They're Pitching For The 'Lego' Movie

    While talking with "21 Jump Street" directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller about their upcoming (and, it should be noted, totally wonderful) adaptation of the beloved 1980s television series (and we'll have their thoughts and insights on that soon), we had to ask them about their future projects, incl...

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    '50/50' Helmer Jonathan Levine In Talks To Direct McG-Produced, Stephen Gaghan-Penned Spy Flick 'Dead Spy Running'

    Given that the Bourne, Bond and 'Mission: Impossible' franchises are about as reliable a way of landing a hit as you could ask for, finding a new spy series to turn into a blockbuster is sort of the Holy Grail these days. But clearly, it's trickier to make it work than studio executives ...

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    SXSW '12 Review: The Duplass Brothers' 'Do-Deca Pentathlon' Is A Minor Effort That Should Have Remained Buried

    It’s always important to keep in mind, while reading reviews, that interpreting art is a deeply personal experience. What might speak to someone on a visceral, emotional level will slide right over another’s head. Or anger them. Or bore them to tears. The third option was the experience of this writ...

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    Warner Bros. Looking To Kick Ron Howard's 'The Dark Tower' Back To Life; Javier Bardem Still In The Mix

    Just when you think studios are gonna zig, they zag. After a weekend in which audiences rejected "John Carter" and a year in which studios were tightening their belts and dropping expensive and potentially risky projects, one of the biggest of those aborted efforts may be kicking back to l...

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    SXSW REVIEW: Sean Baker's 'Starlet' a Provocative Showcase for Newcomer Dree Hemingway

    With his first two features, Sean Baker established his interest in immigrant stories shot in naturalistic fashion. This, from a man also credited with creating the adult puppet show "Greg the Bunny." It's an unlikely second career that may help explain his ability to inject entertainm...

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    SXSW '12 Review: 'Beast' A Lean & Surreal Portrait Of An Extreme Relationship That Doesn't Quite Go Far Enough

    "Beast" is a lean, surreal portrait of a marriage in its extremes from Danish director Christoffer Boe, who's probably still best known for his 2003 feature debut "Reconstruction." The film's focus keeps almost exclusively to Bruno (Nicolas Bro) and Maxine (Marijana Janko...

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    Watch: International Trailer For 'The Three Stooges' Has New Footage, Zero Laughs

    Is this the year that directorial passion projects get kicked in the junk? Andrew Stanton is already feeling the heat after his dream project "John Carter" opened to both dismal reviews and box office, and next month, another long in the works pet project will arrive on screens, and it too...

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    Hulu Now Featuring SXSW Selection "Re:Generation Music Project"

    "Re:Generation Music Prjoect," one of eight films screening in the Special Events category at SXSW, will be exclusively available on Hulu starting today.

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    Eddie Murphy's "A Thousand Words" - First Weekend Tally

    If the critics were any indication, we all knew this was coming. A Thousand Words, the new Eddie Murphy comedy ("new" insofar as the 2008-shot film hadn't yet had a theatrical release), opened this weekend to a disappointing $6.2 million at the box office.

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