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    Idris Elba Wanted For Guillermo del Toro's "Pacific Rim"

    Maybe my suggestion that Idris Elba's meeting with "a very controversial director for a very controversial part" had nothing to do with Django Unchained, may not have been so inconceivable.

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    Idris Elba Sought For Guillermo Del Toro's 'Pacific Rim'

    Every now and then there is a story of an actor who has worked hard for years, slowly building acclaim on the back of strong performances matched by a just as tenacious work ethic. One of those people right now is Idris Elba. He had almost a decade of experience under his belt when he took on the role of Stringer Bell in the acclaimed HBO series "The Wire" and from there, things began to snowball until suddenly he seems to be everywhere. He's already got another hot television series on the other side of the ocean in "Luther," he played Heimdall in the box office hit "Thor" and he's currently working with Ridley Scott again (he was in "Americ...

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    More "Django Unchained" Casting News... Uh... Rumors + Fan-Made Poster

    Hmmm... I woke up this morning to find a post on MTV's movie site stating that Michael Fassbender revealed on Twitter last night that he had joined the cast of Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, stating: "Great news everyone. Quentin Tarantino has asked me to be his latest film Django Unchained. ...

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    Trailer Watch: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

    The trailer for Rupert Wyatt's prequel Rise of the Planet of the Apes, starring James Franco as a scientist run amuck and Andy Serkis (Gollum, King Kong) as a smart primate, looks pretty creepy. Here's more on WETA's VFX. Fox releases the pic on August 5. Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom F...

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    "X-Men: First Class" is a Fantastical Trip Through History and Interchangeable Subtexts

    The following is a lengthy discussion of elements of "X-Men: First Class" which contains some minor spoilers.

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    Steve Jablonsky, Christophe Beck & John Debney Score 'Battleship,' 'Tower Heist' & 'Dream House'

    A little bit of movie score news to close out the week, courtesy of the good folks over at Film Music Reporter.

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    Too Much Timberlake: New Clips From 'Bad Teacher' & 'Friends With Benefits'

    Actually, we've got no beef with the dude, but it seems like Justin Timberlake is going to be everywhere this summer, or more accurately, in two movies within two months.

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    Bradley Cooper Parle Tres Bien le Francais

    For every Jane Fonda or Jodie Foster who speaks French well, serving as American good-will ambassadors in France, there are a host of others who mangle the language the way the French expect us to--just as Robert DeNiro did this year, calling his fellow Cannes jury members champignons (mushrooms) in...

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    iPOP | This Week on the Scene: Scorsese Speaks, Lincoln Center Unveils New Space & More

    This week, iPOP included the likes of Miranda July, Martin Scorsese, Christy Turlington and Norman Jewison.

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    Can You Name Sitcoms With Your Favorite Theme Music? (Survey)

    Everyone usually has more than a few favorite television sitcoms from the past but what about the music for sitcoms? Do you have a list of musical sitcom tunes that, whenever you hear them, seem to bring a smile to your face?

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