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    Josh Brolin Rumored For Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' That Will Draw On Original Manga For Adaptation

    That's funny. We were just chatting around The Playlist water color about who might take the lead role in Spike Lee's adaptation of "Oldboy" and while our immediate thought was that this might go out to some of the hot young thesps around town (i.e. Michael Fassbender) we were quickly reminded that the movie is called "Oldboy" for a reason -- it deals with a man who is suddenly freed after being being held captive in a hotel room for fifteen years (and there are some other elements that we won't spoil for those who haven't seen the film that also skew to an older actor). Well, just as we were pulling together our list of possible candidates T...

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    Google+ Update: 20 Million Users Projected by This Weekend, User Tips, Will It Survive?

    Will Google+ take off? According to this report from Paul Allen, Google+ will reach 10 million users today--thanks to the increasingly popular invitation button--and 20 million by this weekend. Google+ turns two weeks old today (here's Wired's must-read history), and Allen's statistics give evidence...

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    Josh Brolin Reportedly Tops List Of Actors To Star In Spike Lee's "Oldboy" Adaptation

    The folks at Twitch, who broke the initial story about Spike Lee's involvement in the US adaptation of Oldboy, just revealed that Josh Brolin is the production and financing company's (Mandate Pictures') top choice to star as the lead character in Spike Lee's direction of the Japanese manga made pop...

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    First Look: The Dark Knight Rises Teaser Poster

    Warner Bros. has released the teaser poster for Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises. Yes, it's dark, sinister, architectural, graphic, and very Inception.

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    First Preview Of George Lucas' Tuskegee Airmen Film Scheduled For July 29 In Wisconsin; Get Tix Now!

    If you plan on attending the 7-day 2011 EAA AirVenture festival in Oshkosh, Wisconsin later this month (and I'm sure you all are :)), you'll likely be the first group of folks to see any footage from the George Lucas-produced Tuskegee Airmen actioner, Red Tails.

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    Michael Jai White Replaces Craig Robinson As Ex-Black Panther In "Freaky Deaky" Adaptation

    Well damn! Can't say if this is a good sign, or signs of a doomed project, but almost the entire starring cast of Charlie Matthau's adaptation of Elmore Leonard's crime novel "Freaky Deaky", has been replaced!

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    Some Good Ol' Fashioned Gay Bashing Via Facebook

    So in the midst of lovely little morning pumping out some Picturefest-related online reflection, this pops into my Facebook inbox:

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    Kili & Fili Revealed From 'The Hobbit,' Enough With The Dwarves Already

    Listen, we get it, Peter Jackson. You want to make sure the fans are included and involved in the run up to the "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" and that's pretty admirable -- the video blogs have been great -- but this parceling out of dwarves photos is exhausting already and frankly, kind of bo...

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    How Do They Continue To Get Work... And Other Things That Make You Go Hmm (Survey)

    I have my hands in a bunch of things today, so I'm a little tied up, and you know what that usually means... that's right, it's survey time! :)

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    Downgrade: Billy Burke, Christian Slater & Michael Jai White Lead Revamped Cast Of 'Freaky Deaky'

    Wow, talk about a makeover. The long developing adaptation of Elmore Leonard's "Freaky Deaky" at one time had folks like William H. Macy and Sienna Miller in the leads before going through a few casting shifts and settling on the lesser, but still somewhat respectable quartet of Matt Dillon, Brendan...

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