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    Emma Forrest's Memoir 'Your Voice In My Head' (Featuring Colin Farrell) Headed To The Big Screen

    Screenwriter Emma Forrest has been on our radar for a while. She featured on our list of "5 Screenwriters About To Hit The Big Time" largely due to the strength of her excellent script "Liars (A-E)," which focused on a woman on the verge of turning 30 who, after she's dumped by her rock star boyfriend on election night, decides to travel to Obama's inauguration with her younger best friend, stopping along the way to take back gifts she'd given all her ex-boyfriends. At one point, the film was set up with Richard Linklater directing and Kat Dennings and Rebecca Hall set to star but -- blast you movie gods! -- the project fell apart. The script...

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    Sacha Baron Cohen Follows Up Borat and Bruno with Saddam Hussein Adaptation The Dictator

    Sacha Baron Cohen, of Borat and Bruno fame, will next star in Paramount's The Dictator, hitting theaters worldwide on May 11, 2012. Borat (Twentieth Century Fox) and Bruno (Universal) director Larry Charles is re-teaming with Cohen. The Dictator is based on Saddam Hussein best-selling novel, Zabibah...

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    Peter Farrelly Says Benicio Del Toro Still A Frontrunner For Moe In 'The Three Stooges'

    A little more than ten days after the Farrelly Brothers said "there is no leader in the clubhouse” quashing early casting rumors regarding Johnny Knoxville and Andy Samberg for their upcoming and long-gestating "The Three Stooges" outing, an actor long associated with the film is apparently still ve...

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    Review: 'The Company Men' A Bland, Out-Of-Touch Look At Job Loss

    “The Company Men,” aka “The Supposed Problems of Unsympathetic Rich People” or “Good Actors Stuck in a Mediocre Movie,” tries to be timely, but it’s as out of touch as Pat Buchanan. It aims for “Up in the Air”-level relevance and poignancy with its plot centering on layoffs at a New England company,...

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    Trailer Watch: Archipelago directed by Joanna Hogg

    Trailer Watch: Archipelago directed by Joanna Hogg

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    Sacha Baron Cohen's Dual Role, Saddam Hussein Inspired Comedy 'The Dictator' Hits May 11, 2012

    It's been a couple of years since "Bruno" and if you've been feeling an absence of Sacha Baron Cohen on the big screen, that's all about to change. Of course, he has a role in Martin Scorsese's 3D family film "Hugo Cabret" set to hit at the end of the year, and now, his high concept comedy "The Dict...

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    Robert Downey Leaves 'Oz The Great And Powerful,' Johnny Depp To Take Over?

    Like baseball cards, these A-List actors are. Robert Downey Jr. is backing out of Sam Raimi's "Oz: The Great And Powerful" but the production may have secured a killer replacement in Johnny Depp, currently in discussions to fill Tony Stark's shoes. Sets and effects are already being worked on, with ...

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    Teaser Poster For 'X-Men: First Class' Revealed

    Wow, 20th Century Fox are moving quick to swing fanboy opinion after the early leak at the first look of latest batch of superhoes assembled for "X-Men: First Class" were met with negative scrutiny. Earlier in the day some new, period specific, and much better photos arrived from the film and now a ...

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    Matthew Vaughn Hated The Leaked Image Too & More From The Cast Of 'X-Men: First Class'

    Michael Fassbender & Kevin Bacon Talk Shop; Also, Jennifer Lawrence Is All Kinds Of AwesomeTalk about dominating the news cycle: after months of relative inactivity, the 20th Century Fox promotional machine went into full gear yesterday -- perhaps a bit before was originally intended -- in support of the still-filming "X-Men: First Class," with set visits, official stills and a poster all hitting the net, hot on the heels of the underwhelming first look at the cast in full costume/make-up. Now, some of the members of the cast have been talking about the film as well, with Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Kevin Bacon (villain Sebastian Shaw) and ...

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    Chasen Murder: Case Closed

    Songwriter Diane Warren dedicated her Golden Globe award to her long-time publicist Ronni Chasen, who was shot and killed in the wee hours of November 16 by a lone bicycle-riding gunman, Harold Martin Smith, on Sunset and Whittier after the premiere of Warren's film, Burlesque. Smith later killed hi...

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