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    Morgan Freeman Negotiating To Join Michael Douglas & Robert De Niro In Comedy 'Last Vegas'

    Given that the two films in the franchise are the number one and number two R-rated comedies of all time, it's no surprise that studios are desperately attempting to recapture the formula of "The Hangover." Whether it's in set-up, like Sundance comedy "Bachelorette", or i...

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    'Sin City' And 'Carnivale' Actor Nick Stahl Reported Missing

    After not hearing from him for nearly a week, the wife of "Sin City" and "Carnivale" actor Nick Stahl has filed a missing persons report with the LAPD, mentioning that he was last seen on May 9 in Los Angeles's Skid Row. This discouraging news comes right after other worrisom...

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    Watch: First Trailer For Viola Davis Education Reform Drama "Won't Back Down"

    Here's your first trailer for the Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal education-reform drama, initially titled Still I Rise, was then switched to Learning To Fly, and finally landed on and has, so far, stuck to Won't Back Down.

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    Joel Edgerton To Write And Star In Thriller 'Felony'

    He's firmly on his way to the A-list after the critically acclaimed "Warrior," not to mention his upcoming starring roles in "The Great Gatsby" and Kathryn Bigelow's Bin Laden movie, but Australian actor Joel Edgerton's ambitions don't stop at simply appearing on ...

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    The "Variety And Volume" Problem - Does That Sum It All Up... Or Is There More?

    Slow news day today folks; lots of Cannes Film Festival/Market activity, but very, very little for us to write about. C'est la vie...

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    Listen To Tom Cruise Cover 'Pour Some Sugar On Me' In First Cut From 'Rock Of Ages' Soundtrack

    Confession time: certain members of staff, and by 'certain,' we mean 'one,' and by 'members of staff,' we mean, uh, me, are secretly quite excited about summer musical "Rock of Ages." It's either going to be a knowing guilty pleasure, or a unintentionally funny ...

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    First Look: Mark Ruffalo, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim Robbins In Sex-Addiction Comedy-Drama ‘Thanks For Sharing'

    All it takes is one little film to bust down a taboo, and so it's seemingly been done with Steve McQueen's "Shame." The critically-acclaimed drama was a rare picture to tackle the question of sex addiction, and while it hasn't quite opened the floodgates, it's made it easier for other filmmakers to ...

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    Cannes Watch: Why We Need Films Directed By Women AND Films About Women

    Cannes is kicking off right now.  I've spent the last two days putting together a petition that will be sent to the festival about the lack of female directors in competition.  You can sign the petition here.  (Just so you know every signature generates an email to the Cannes offi...

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    First Look: Shia LaBeouf In 'The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman'

    Now that he's exited the "Transformers" franchise, Shia LaBeouf is trying to carve out a new reputation as a respectable, adult lead. He's had hits outside the toy-based series with films like "Disturbia," but the actor's clearly after a little more respect, and he...

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    Wes Anderson Halfway Done With His Next Screenplay; Will Be Set In Europe

    Wes Anderson's latest picture, "Moonrise Kingdom," is being described by some as a "charming evocation of childhood," a "tender triumph of design, decor and rich emotion" by us (read our review here), and a return to live-action form by some after a few ye...

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