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    Venice '11 Review: 'The Ides Of March' Is A Gripping Return To Form For Director George Clooney

    Even more so than usual, 2012 should be a particularly fascinating election year. On the one hand, you've got the incumbent, President Barack Obama, a man elected on the promise of hope and conciliation, and a man who's failed to live up to the sky-high expectations placed on him. On the other, you have a band of Republican candidates who have, so far, failed to look anything like contenders, instead seemingly competing in a national crazy-off. We're a long, long way off from finding out the victor, but to get things underway, one of the most politically engaged actor-directors around has opened the Venice Film Festival with a look behind the...

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    John Moore To Direct 'Die Hard 5'; Search For 'Red 2' Helmer Begins

    Well, the long search is over for a director to take on "Die Hard 5" and the result is pretty anti-climatic. While Noam Murro was initially going to direct, he bailed to go do “300: Battle of Artemisia” instead. And while a shortlist developed of interesting but unlikely names like Joe Cornish, Just...

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    MATT ZOLLER SEITZ: Why we should give remakes a chance

    By Matt Zoller SeitzPress Play Contributor

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    'Romancing The Stone' Remake Headed To TV, Shawn Levy To Direct Pilot

    Just last week, the long gestating "Romancing the Stone" remake got new life when rumors kicked around that Gerard Butler and Katherine Heigl were being eyed as the potential leads in the new film. Needless to say, the general reaction from everybody was a resounding thumbs down. But as it turns out...

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    Yes, The World Needs A 'Captain Planet' Movie Starring Don Cheadle & It HAS To Be Just Like This

    Last month it was announced that "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" and "Real Steel" producers Don Murphy and Susan Montford had inked a contract with Cartoon Network to develop a live action movie of the animated cartoon, "Captain Planet." Now, if you ever happened to be babysitting a four- to eight-year-old during its early '90s run, you're aware that "Captain Planet" was irony-free and/or perhaps earnest in a way that no longer exists in children's cartoons. Even in the early '90s before slacker culture had set in, "Captain Planet" was the fey, milquetoast hero of children's cartoons especially in comparison to the reference-heavy and very s...

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    Venice: Ides of March Review Round-Up: "Morality Tale, Ho-hum Insights, Finely Judged"

    So far Venice opener The Ides of March, George Clooney's presidential campaign drama starring Clooney as the candidate and Ryan Gosling as his whippersnapper campaign press secretary, is scoring a favorable 86% on Rotten Tomatoes. Although there's no consensus yet, it seems that Ides is in the runni...

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    Watch: Tom Hardy Goes All Bane On Some Guy In Clip From 'Warrior'

    With summer behind us and Oscar buzz in full swing, there is one film that could potentially get itself into the ring, Gavin O'Connor's "Warrior." As we noted in our review from Empire Big Screen, conceptually, the movie brings nothing new to the table. This writer recently caught the film as well, and it's essentially two "Rocky" movies rolled into one. However, it is an enormously affecting, truly rousing crowd-pleaser, that if given the right push by Lionsgate could sneak in as a much higher quality "The Blind Side" sort of candidate. It's a longshot, but we will say this -- we seriously hope at the very least the studio gets behind Nick N...

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    Jaleel White Makes Guest Appearance On Medical Drama "House"

    Jaleel White, probably best known for his role as "Urkel" on the hit show Family Matters, will make a guest appearance on this year's premiere episode of House.

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    Phase 4 and Submarine Go for James Westby's Dark Comedy "Rid of Me"

    Phase 4 Films has acquired North American rights to James Westby's black comedy "Rid of Me." In partnership with Submarine, the company plans to give the film an initial limited theatrical release this fall, followed by a national rollout.

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    Oscilloscope Pulls A Criterion, Pick Up Rights To Nicholas Ray's Final Film 'We Can't Go Home Again'

    Also Release New Documentary Don't Expect Too Much'We gotta hand it to Oscilloscope Laboratories. Founded by Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch, it could so easily have become a vanity DVD label without much influence or clout, but it has quickly risen to be strong independent player both theatrically a...

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