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    Weekend Box Office: 'Apes' Dominates 'The Help'; One Franchise Reaches Its 'Final Destination'

    All is forgiven between the public and the “Planet Of The Apes” franchise. This relationship seemed on the outs as soon as Tim Burton gave us Apebraham Lincoln a decade ago, but “Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes” has healed all wounds. While not keeping pace with that last Apeventure, 'Rise' has still...

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    Empire Big Screen '11: Gareth Edwards Says Don't Believe Everything You Read About Secret Sci-Fi Pic

    Director Gareth Edwards could not be on a better run right now. With "Monsters" impressing folks on both sides of the ocean, the helmer is executive producing a sequel to the flick and he's landed the director's chair of the mother of all creature features, "Godzilla."

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    Footage Of Catwoman In Action On "The Dark Knight Rises" Set

    It's her stunt double though, not Anne Hathaway. So I'm wondering what exactly Hathaway is being asked to do; so far, the bulk of what we've seen of Catwoman in the upcoming 3rd film in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy has featured her double, and not her. So maybe her double should have been...

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    First Look: Charlize Theron In Jason Reitman's 'Young Adult'

    Plus First Look Photos Of Daniel Radcliffe In 'The Woman In Black' & 'The Big Year' With Owen Wilson & Jack BlackWhile the adult drama is seemingly endangered thanks to the hegemony of brand-based franchises and tentpoles there are still a few directors managing to convince the studio system to work within these limits. Sure, you can probably count them on one hand, but Jason Reitman, the filmmaker behind "Up In The Air," and "Juno" is one of these directors. It probably helps that these budgets aren't extraneous, but we'll take what we can get. So here's a first look at one of The Playlist's most anticipated films of 2011, "Young Adult" star...

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    What Can Hip Hop Teach Filmmakers Of The New Black Film Movement On The Horizon?

    I have to admit, I've been in a time warp when it comes to music lately (I'll take Sade and Public Enemy easily over Lil Wayne). However, when the Watch The Throne album by Jay-Z and Kanye West dropped recently, I had to stop and take notice.

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    Weekend Box Office (Aug 12-14); Strong Opening For "The Help;" Makes $35 Million

    Rise of the Planet of the Apes was No.1 this weekend; but, maybe not surprisingly, The Help came in a strong No.2, doing much better than projected. The film, which opened on Wednesday, has pulled in over $35 million. That's a solid opening for the very modestly-budgeted $25 million film, and it loo...

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    New Photos: Amber Heard In The 'Rum Diary,' Michelle Williams In 'My Week With Marilyn'

    More Photos From 'Dragon Tattoo,' 'MI4,' 'We Bought A Zoo,' 'The Muppets,' 'Breaking Dawn' & More"The Rum Diary" starring Johnny Depp has been in the can for what feels like two years now, but there's a reason for the delay apparently. ''You can't open it next to some blockbuster thing,'' Depp told EW in their Fall Film Preview issue. ''It's a special little film.'' While we've seen photos of Depp as the writer Paul Kemp who works at a Puerto Rico newspaper in the '50s-set adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's early novel, this is our first look at Amber Heard in the picture. The director is Bruce Robinson of "Withnail & I" fame? Wait, who? Exac...

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    Let Us Remember A Legend of Music and Film . . . Abbey Lincoln (August 6, 1930 – August 14, 2010)

    I told myself that I wouldn't let the 1-year anniversary of Abbey Lincoln's death pass without me saying a few words about it. So when I fell ill this past Friday morning and ended up in the ICU of D.C.'s Sibley Memorial Hospital, I was understandably miffed. Well, thank goodness for laptops and f...

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    Hayley Atwell, Alexa Davalos, Rosamund Pike Vying For Female Lead Opposite Tom Cruise In 'One Shot'

    With "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" already in the can and coming out this December, Adam Shankman's "Rock of Ages" musical currently shooting, and "Tron: Legacy" director Joseph Kosinski's "Oblivion" prepping up for a summer 2013 release, Tom Cruise is making plans for his next big tentpole vehicle. This time it's an adaptation of Lee Child's 2005 crime thriller "One Shot" that is being set up over at Paramount. Being scripted by Cruise's go-to screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie, who penned "Valkyrie" and 'Ghost Protocol,' the writer practically tailor makes scripts for the superstar whenever the A-lister is interested or semi-intere...

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    French Poster & More New Images From Roman Polanski's 'Carnage'

    Alexandre Desplat Replaces Alberto Iglesias As Film's ComposerWhile it may seem like heavier fare, "God of Carnage," the Tony-winning play by Yasmina Reza which Roman Polanski's "Carnage" is based on, is actually a comedy first, with some dramatic elements dashed in. In fact, one of the film's stars...

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