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    Halle Berry Considering Starring In Cable TV Drama Series Titled "Higher Learning"

    Per Deadline: "TV industry people are buzzing this afternoon about a hot drama spec that has Halle Berry attached to star. Word is the spec, titled Higher Learning, was sent out today to pay cable networks, with HBO and Showtime among those targeted. I hear that the project, from DreamWorks TV, is e...

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    Jim James Originally Hired To Write Music For 'The Muppets,' Songs On New My Morning Jacket Album

    Thanks to the two recent teaser trailers "The Muppets" looks like a total blast, capturing the vibe that made us giddy for the felt covered co-stars back when we were in short pants. The film features an all star cast (Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Rashida Jones, Chris Cooper with cameos from Emily Blunt, Ricky Gervais, Alan Arkin, Jack Black, Billy Crystal, Zach Galifianakis and more) and will be tuned up by “Flight of the Conchords” star Bret McKenzie. But it wasn't always that way. With My Morning Jacket's new album "Circuital" hitting stores today, frontman Jim James has been doing the press rounds revealing that at one time he was on track wri...

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    Early Reviews: X-Men: First Class Earns Top Grades

    While some of us were gallivanting around the south of France, others caught screenings of Matthew Vaughn's crack at the X-Men franchise, First Class, which boasts an appealing cast led by James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence and --for starters--strong reviews. The movie opens wide...

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    Pooch Hall Joins cast Of Indie Drama "Live At The Foxes Den"

    Pooch Hall, star of BET's hit show The Game, and Our Stories Films' Jumping the Broom, has joined the cast of Michael Kristoff's directorial feature debut titled Live at the Foxes Den.

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    You Asked For It America: Craig Mazin Hired To Write 'The Hangover Part 3'

    Will The Wolfpack Head To Amsterdam Next?Well this was inevitable. After "The Hangover Part II" shattered the R-rated comedy opening weekend numbers this past Memorial Day holiday with a ridiculous $135 million haul, plans are already moving on a sequel. And as befits a sequel that was a lukewarm an...

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    'Source Code' Will Now Be Pirated Faster By Hitting VOD 2 Weeks Before DVD

    The movie studios these days seem to be running around like chickens with their heads cut off. On the one hand, they're worry about the supposed trend of declining 3D ticket sales and on the other hand, they're eager to shrink the theatrical to home video window. So which is it guys? Do you want peo...

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    Jesse Eisenberg & Naomi Watts Circle Noah Baumbach's 'While We're Young'

    It's been a bit of a casting revolving door for Noah Baumbach's next effort "While We're Young." Last year, Ben Stiller, Gerta Gerwig and James Franco were all set to team on the film. Then, shortly after that was announced, Gerwig left and Cate Blanchett joined, only for both the actress and Franco...

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    Tim Burton Won't Use 3D For 'Dark Shadows'; Is The Format Falling Out Of Favor?

    But Confirms 'Frankenweenie' Will Be In 3D As PlannedIf anyone knows how to wring a buck out of 3D it's Disney and Tim Burton. The pair combined and brought in $1 billion fucking dollars with "Alice In Wonderland" last year, a post-converted abomination that even in 2D would have been painful. Regar...

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    Laura Dern, David Warshofsky & Jesse Plemons Join Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master'

    Yes, we can hardly believe it, but Paul Thomas Anderson's untitled religious cult flick aka "The Master" is indeed back on track and moving full steam ahead with two more actors coming aboard joining Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix in the film.

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    Naomi Campbell Sought For "Model" Role In Costa Gavras' Finance Thriller "Capital"

    That's right, the short-tempered super-model (does that title still stand?), is apparently being sort by the acclaimed filmmaker who brought us the 1969 political thriller Z, Costa Gavras.

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