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    The Dark Knight Rises Casting: What The Cast Looks Like So Far

    Here's the rundown. Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises opens in theaters on July 20, 2012. The cast so far, pictured, is listed below, including newly announced Josh Pence, Daniel Sunjata, Burn Gorman, Diego Klattenhoff, and Katie Holmes (says IMDb). ThePlaylist reminds us that this will be a...

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  • The Playlist
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    Mickey Rourke Says 'Passion Play' & '13' Are "Terrible," Takes Back Nice Words About Megan Fox

    Did someone forget to butter Mickey Rourke's popcorn at the "Scream 4" premiere last night? Or was he as disappointed as we were in the lacklustre horror sequel? Who knows, but when chatting with Vulture at the after-party, the actor decided to dispense with Hollywood courtesies and drop some truth ...

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  • The Playlist
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    'X-Men: First Class' Sequel Talk Starts Already, Mutants To Get Down In The '70s & '80s?

    Beast with feathered hair? Emma Frost rocking neon tights? Magneto with a Flock of Seagulls haircut? Charles Xavier with some serious mutton chop sideburns? Thanks to "Mad Men," the '50s and '60s are en vogue, which couldn't be better for "X-Men: First Class" with a setting that studio types are lik...

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    Cannes Wish List 2011: 40 Films We Have Reason To Hope For (UPDATED)

    With the announcement of the Cannes Film Festival lineup coming in tomorrow morning, indieWIRE has updated our Cannes wish list with a few notes regarding films that have been all-but-confirmed for the Croisette. After what many a deemed a relatively lackluster lineup last year due to many woul...

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: 'Scream 4' Takes A Stab At Relevance, Misses All The Major Arteries

    The idea of reviving the "Scream" franchise seems like a good one, at least on paper. When the original film was released in 1996, it was unlike anything that had come before it – a horror movie where the characters were well versed enough in the conventions of the genre to try and escape alive. Years before Comic-Con hijacked the multiplexes, "Scream" was a movie where basement-dwelling geekiness wasn't just a character trait, it was essential to your survival. The subsequent films, the underrated "Scream 2," which had the characters riffing on sequels, and the disappointing "Scream 3," in which the scales were erroneously tipped too much in...

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    Open Road Films Announces Its First Executive Hires

    Open Road Films, the distribution company founded by exhibition giants AMC Entertainment and Regal Entertainment Group, has named Jason Cassidy as its President of Marketing. He previously occupied similar executive roles in Miramax and USA Films.

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  • The Playlist
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    Bruce Campbell Says 'Evil Dead' Remake Script Is "Awesome," He Might Have A Role In It

    A remake or sequel to Sam Raimi's cult favorite "The Evil Dead" has been knocking around for years now, moving in fits and starts but never really getting anywhere. And while we're probably not much closer to it, fans can't help but ask about the film anytime Bruce Campbell or Raimi hit the press ci...

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    Diane Lane "Tremendously Excited" To Be Working With Michael Shannon In 'Man Of Steel'

    EXCLUSIVE: Film nerds and comic geeks came together for a brief shining moment earlier this week when it was announced that celebrated character actor Michael Shannon ("Boardwalk Empire," "Revolutionary Road," "Shotgun Stories") had landed the juicy role of General Zod in Zack Snyder's Superman film...

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    Women Are Just Not Fundamentally Funny: John Belushi

    Since I am traveling I haven't been able to watch the Oprah from yesterday which was a SNL reunion that included Chevy Chase, Jane Curtin, Tracy Morgan, Tina Fey and Dana Carvey.

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    'Battlestar Galactica' Veteran Mark Verheiden To Co-Write & Exec Produce 'Dark Tower' TV Series

    Considering the lack of adventurous spirit shown across his entire directing career to date, it's still kind of staggering to think about the ambition of Ron Howard's next project. An adaptation of the seven books in Stephen King's dense, meta-textual, sometimes-just-plain-weird "The Dark Tower" series, planned to stretch across three films and two separate TV series, mostly using the same cast, it's truly something of a scope that's never really been attempted before. And somehow, despite our gut telling us that Howard would find it tricky to land an A-lister considering the scope of the project, he looks to have signed up the much-in-demand...

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