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    Jessica Biel Will Play The Villainess Viper In 'The Wolverine'

    Back when Darren Aronofsky was working on "The Wolverine" (which now feels like a million years ago), it was reported that he'd be essentially using an entirely Japanese cast for the film, obviously excluding Hugh Jackman as the title character, as the film reflected some of the charac...

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    Who Is Selina Kyle Trying To Kill? More New Photos From 'The Dark Knight Rises'

    In case you missed it, this morning there were even more new pics, a clip and even a parody trailer. It looks like our punishment for wanting this deluge of marketing to end is something even more severe.

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    Casting Watch: Daniel Radcliffe to Grow 'Horns' in Supernatural Thriller

    After the box office success of Gothic ghost story "The Woman in Black," it makes sense that Harry-Potter-no-more Daniel Radcliffe is attached to star in another supernatural thriller, "Horns," from director Alexander Aja...

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    Will Gerardo Naranjo's New Political Thriller "A Man Must Die" Focus on Manuel Noriega?

    Gerado Naranjo is one of the most exciting new filmmakers on the international scene, combining a vibrant mix of heady cinematic influences with pop aesthetics and provocative politics. When I profiled Naranjo for Variety's 10 Directors to Watch issue, in the wake of the success of his last f...

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    GREY MATTERS: Show Stopper: The End of the Theatrical Movie-going Experience

    At some point, no matter how much you love something, you have to admit it’s ruined beyond repair, that it really is time to let it expire with whatever dignity it has left. That thing, currently, is the American theatrical movie-going experience, may it rest in peace, forever, quickly, soon.

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    Forbes Lists Highest Paid Celebs Under 30: Music's Women and 'Twilight' Stars Reign

    Young women dominate Forbes' list of the Highest Paid Celebrities under 30, with six spots on the top ten, four of which are in the top five. It's music divas Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Adele joining top earning actress Kristen Stewart.

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    The Films Of Cameron Crowe: A Retrospective

    It may be hard to believe, but Cameron Crowe is 55 today. The eternally boyish journalist turned writer-director feels, perhaps because of his alter-ego in "Almost Famous," as though he'll always be seventeen. But for a certain generation, he's been a figurehead for his journalism (at Rolling Stone ...

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    Teaser Poster Arrives For Edgar Wright's 'The World's End' As Film Gets Green Light

    Well, we figured it was pretty much a done deal since the last announcement, but good news has arrived on Day 2 of Comic-Con: Universal have officially given the green light to "The World's End," the latest film from director Edgar Wright and co-writer/star Simon Pegg, which will close...

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    Sophie Okonedo Describes Her Role In 'Sinbad' As Cross Between Medusa & Eartha Kitt

    "I'd say my character is a cross between Medusa and Eartha Kitt - or at least, that's who I was channelling! Razia is queen of the water thieves and they all worship her."

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    Watch: 'Dexter' Resolves Its Cliffhanger In Clip Of First Two Minutes Of Season Seven Opener

    As piss-poor as "Dexter" has been for most of the last couple of seasons, the show did at least leave off Season Six with a killer cliffhanger, one the show had been building towards since the opening. Just as our friendly neighborhood forensic scientist/serial killer puts the killing blow into the ...

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