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    Attack the Block's Cornish Keeps VFX Practical for His Super 8 Mile

    I like interviewing up-and-coming talent because there's a curiosity factor. Like, who's this rookie writer-director out of Britain everybody's talking about, whose movie won audience awards at both SXSW and the Los Angeles Film Festival?

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  • The Playlist
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    Reliable Funnyman Will Forte Joins 'Rock Of Ages'

    The cast of "Rock of Ages" just keeps getting more and more interesting. "The Hollywood Reporter" has announced that "Saturday Night Live" star Will Forte has joined the already star-studded adaptation of the Broadway musical directed by Adam Shankman. Forte, whose unique brand of humor can be prett...

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    Bette Midler Bails On David Mamet's Phil Spector Biopic On 'Doctor's Orders'

    It's easy to forget these days what a big star Bette Midler was for a period of time. A Broadway and recording star who made her movie debut with thinly-veiled Janis Joplin biopic "The Rose," Midler had a series of successes in the 80s and 90s, up to 1996's surprise smash "The First Wives Club," but...

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    "History Detectives" Investigates The Origins Of 1950s Comic "Negro Romance"

    "History Detectives" Investigates The Origins Of 1950s Comic "Negro Romance"

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    Review: “Harry Potter” and J.K. Rowling’s Cinematic Genius

    “Words are our most inexhaustible source of magic,” Dumbledore tells Harry in the magnificent final installment of the Harry Potter series, but that sentiment doesn’t denigrate screen magic at all. J.K. Rowling’s writing has a visual, cinematic style to match her compelling narrative gifts, and th...

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    John Cusack To Replace Tobey Maguire In Lee Daniels' 'The Paperboy'

    It's not too long since we last lamented the state of John Cusack's career: long one of our favorite actors, the decade or so since "High Fidelity" has seen at best, enjoyable-but-flawed movies like "Runaway Jury," "The Ice Harvest" or "1408," through to films that were barely released, like "Grace Is Gone" and "The Contract," to, at worst, pictures that were never released, like "Shanghai" and serial killer thriller "The Factory," both shot in 2008, and still sitting on the shelf. But signs are good for a comeback: he's playing Edgar Allan Poe in next year's period thriller "The Raven," he's written another dark comedy the Latin American sat...

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    Edward Norton To Play 'The Bourne Legacy' Villain Opposite Jeremy Renner

    Damn, this is major fine casting. Edward Norton is in negotiations to play the villain in Tony Gilroy's "The Bourne Legacy" which is already set to star "The Hurt Locker" lead Jeremy Renner. Currently there are no further details on Norton's role, how it will play into Gilroy's continuation of the '...

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    Trailer For "Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows" Arrives!

    So, how much has changed from the first one, other than the fact that The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is in this one?

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    Trailer For 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows' Crackles With Same Brand Of Humor & Style

    We'll be the first to admit we pegged "Sherlock Holmes" all wrong. While it looked rather disastrous in its marketing, what with those 7/11 taquitos tie-ins and what not, it seemed like some kind of Disney-fied disaster gone wrong; a tepid version of "Pirates Of The Caribbean 2" set in the world of the famous English detective. But cut to December 2009 and Guy Ritchie's dazzling direction, Hans Zimmer's killer score and Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law's unexpected chemistry proved us totally wrong. We were happy to eat crow and this was exactly what we're hoping from a tentpole: something thrilling, engaging and, okay, maybe smart would be too...

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    Don Cheadle on the Tavis Smiley Show

    Don Cheadle, oscar-nominated actor and activist, talks about, among other things, his upcoming projects, The Guard, an Irish-set film which he exec-produced and in which he stars, and TV show House of Lies, in which he plays a management consultant, and explains why it gets harder every year to make...

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