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    What Might Have Been: 'Superman Returns' Co-Writer Talks Loosely Planned Sequel

    Writer Michael Dougherty Discusses The Sequel That *Could* Have Been; Zach Snyder Reiterates Zod Won't Be The Villain In 'Man Of Steel'With all the talk about the new iteration of "Superman: The Man of Steel," some story info was bound to leak on the sequel that never was, the follow up to Bryan Sin...

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    AFI Fest | Firth, Rush & Hooper in LA for "King's Speech"

    Screening for the first time in Los Angeles, The King's Speech screened at Grauman's Chinese Theatre as part of AFI Fest 2010, complete with director Tom Hooper and stars Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush. Screenwriter David Seidler, for whom the project is a true passion piece, the films producers, and...

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    Views from the Amazon: Some Notes from the Midpoint of the Amazonas Film Festival.

    When you tell people you're going to the Amazonas Film Festival, located in the middle of the Amazon rainforest, their eyes go wide and their imaginations go wider: Imagine the possibilities of watching movies with monkeys, crocodiles and sloths! Actually, the truth is a little subtler than that. Amazonas, currently in the midst of its seventh year, takes place in Manaus, Brazil, a lively city with close to two million residents at the heart of the country's largest state. Screenings are held in the magnificent Amazon Theater, most famous to outsiders for inspiring Klaus Kinski's character in "Fitzcarraldo" to build an opera house of his own....

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    Steve Carell Eyeing Role As Rocker's Son In 'Imagine'

    Update: Variety has confirmed Carell has signed on to the film.

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    Judi Dench To Make Out With Johnny Depp In 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides'

    The Playlist's Second Weirdest Sexual Fantasy Fulfilled The fourth film in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise, the Rob Marshall-helmed "On Stranger Tides," is about six months away from release, and has virtually, but not quite, wrapped. But that doesn't mean that it's above adding another hi...

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    Kyra Sedgwick Joins Sam Worthington In 'Man On A Ledge'

    Joins A Strong Cast That Also Stars Elizabeth Banks, Ed Harris, Jamie Bell, Anthony Mackie, Edward BurnsKyra Sedgwick has joined the excellent cast of the already-in-progress thriller, "Man On A Ledge" starring Elizabeth Banks, Ed Harris, Jamie Bell, Anthony Mackie, Edward "I think my films are dogs...

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    Scarlett Johansson Set To Join Matt Damon In Cameron Crowe's 'We Bought A Zoo'

    Just a few days ago it was reported that a bevy of beautiful young women, including Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Rachel McAdams were circling the female lead in Cameron Crowe's upcoming "We Bought A Zoo," but it looks like one has emerged victorious.

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    The Actor-Musician Breed: From Gosling, Deschanel and Johansson to Crowe, Reeves and Bridges

    Some musicians try to crossover into film (some successfully, others not), and some actors try to crossover into music (ditto). To earn commercial success in both arenas you usually need--more than actual talent in either department--to be accessible pop-star material. On the one hand are mainstream...

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    Watch: Red Band Trailer For Yet Another Casual Sex Comedy 'Friends With Benefits'

    Why the fuck not, right? After every other studio dropped trailers for "Hall Pass," "No Strings Attached" and "Just Go With It" in the past 24 hours, why not one more? It seems like studio marketing executives never heard of audience fatigue, but whatever, you're going to be seeing these trailers fo...

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    Michael Shannon, James Franco & Benicio Del Toro Linked To Hitman Film 'Ice Man'

    Faces Competing Film Starring Mickey Rourke In DevelopmentWhat would Hollywood be without competing projects each year? It could be competing volcano movies, competing killer comet movies, competing talking pig movies, but the mimicry continues.

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