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    Superman Man of Steel: The Cast So Far: Cavill, Adams, Crowe, Kostner, Lane, Ormond, Shannon, Traue

    UPDATE: Christopher Meloni is joining the cast of Man of Steel as a general, but further details are hush-hush. "I can't tell you," he tells Vulture, "or I'd have to kill you." The Law & Order: SVU star will begin a five month shoot the end of August. EARLIER: Julia Ormond is in talks to play Lara L...

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    7 Pics Of Sanaa Lathan In Action On "Vera Stark" Stage

    Currently in previews at New York's Second Stage Theater, Sanaa Lathan starring in Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Lynn Nottage's new play, By The Way, Meet Vera Stark, as a black maid in Hollywood pursuing her dream of making it in the movies, while also grappling with racial stereotypes through...

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    U.K. Release For Terrence Malick's 'The Tree Of Life' Is Completely Up In The Air

    While the wait for Terrence Malick's "The Tree Of Life" has literally been years (it was originally planned for a December 2009 release) it looks like our friends in the U.K. may be waiting longer than most to see the film. As you might recall, Icon Film Distribution made major waves last month when they announced -- and confirmed to various outlets -- that they would be releasing "The Tree Of Life" in the U.K. on May 4th, well in advance of it's planned Cannes Film Festival premiere. Despite their assertions, many wondered how long their claim would stick and there was a whole new twist to the tale when a couple of days later, sales agent fo...

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    Josh Schwartz & Jamie Moss Lose Out On Screenwriting Credits For 'X-Men: First Class'

    Sheldon Turner Of 'Up In The Air' Gets A "Story-By" Credit For His 'Magneto' Script Elements That Were UsedHow many screenwriters does it take to write an "X-Men" film? Or alternate lede: Screenplay credits are a tricky matter. Just ask "Up In The Air" screenwriter Sheldon Turner. He wrote the original draft of the Jason Reitman film, but things turned semi-ugly during the 2009 Oscar campaign when Reitman essentially said -- perhaps in not so many words, but close -- that he had never read Turner's draft and had adapted the screenplay on his own from Walter Kirn's novel. Still, Turner received his screen credit. And the duo awkwardly took th...

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    German Actress Antje Traue (Who?) To Play Villainess Faora In 'Man Of Steel'

    Update: Variety confirms that Traue will be playing Faora, a villainess ripped right from the comics in the film.

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    Prom Early Reviews: Formulaic Tween Fantasy Flick or Stereotype Reinforcer?

    Disney's Prom opens April 29. It stars Aimee Teegarden, Thomas McDonell, DeVaugh Nixon, Danielle Campbell, Yin Chang, Nolan Sotillo, and more. Joe Nussbaum directs a script from Katie Wech. Reviews, picture and the trailer are below.

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    Watch Now - Zoe Kravitz in X-Men: First Class

    In a recent interview with MTV, Zoe Kravitz describes her audition for the role of Angel Salvadore in the forthcoming X-Men: First Class. She also discusses how they brought her character's insect-like ability to life, and the scene from the film's trailer that introduced her live-action role to fan...

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    Gary Busey Will Take A Bite Out Of 'Piranha 3DD'

    Though it may make James Cameron weep blue "Avatar" tears, the delightfully dumb "Piranha 3D" was a box office hit, taking in over $80 million worldwide which of course means we're getting a quickie sequel. But God bless the filmmakers as they're not trying to reinvent the wheel the second time arou...

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    MoMA Presents First U.S. Career Retrospective of Filmmaker Euzhan Palcy

    May 18-30, The Museum of Modern Art will present the first comprehensive U.S. retrospective of the works of filmmaker Euzhan Palcy, presenting nine feature films, including four New York premieres, in The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters.

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    Watch: New Full Length Trailer For 'X-Men: First Class' Finds The Mutants Battling Commie Bastards

    Update: Bleeding Cool have an exclusive new international trailer with even more new footage but for whatever reason embedding has been disabled, so watch it here.

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