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    Opera Tenor Alfie Boe Being Eyed For The Role Of Jean Valjean In Tom Hooper's 'Les Misérables'

    A Plethora Of Names Being Considered For Film Including Robert Downey Jr., Anne Hathaway & Marion CotillardEven though director Tom Hooper isn't yet totally committed to directing the film adaptation of Victor Hugo's iconic musical "Les Misérables," it seems like the producers are already eyeing talent for the potential project.

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    Russell Brand Wants To Go Behind The Camera For Two Developing Comedy Starring Vehicles

    Russell Brand has quickly found himself becoming a comedy stalwart in Hollywood after debuting in 2008's "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" but it sounds like the sometimes controversial figure is already eyeing bigger and better things,as he reveals his ambition to move behind the camera.

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    Chris Gorak's Russian-Set Alien Invasion Thriller 'The Darkest Hour' Pushed To December 23rd Release

    It looks like Chris Gorak's Russian-set alien invasion thriller "The Darkest Hour" won't be dawning on us this summer as previously planned with Summit Entertainment now pushing its release deep into the heart of the festive season on December 23rd.

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    Universal Gets Cold Feet, Bails On Backing Paul Greengrass' MLK 'Memphis' Film

    Director Paul Greengrass cannot catch a break it seems. Ever since the documentarian turned feature-length filmmaker bailed on the 4th 'Bourne' movie, he's had a string of bad luck. His Iraq war thriller, "Green Zone" ballooned around the $150 million mark (even though $100 million is the figure released) and the film pulled in a paltry $35 million domestically even with Jason Bourne-lead Matt Damon as the star. Universal took a beating on the film and the friction on that picture is part of what led Greengrass to leave 'Bourne' (though it should be said that, creatively, Damon and Greengrass were exhausted and would have left the franchise regardless). Waiting in the wings all this time was a Jimi Hendrix biopic that Greengrass had been working on since the early aughts and he had even found a star in "Hurt Locker" actor Anthony Mackie, but the Hendrix estate ultimately balked and the project was deep-sixed.

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    THE BEST DIRECTOR: JEAN RENOIR

    Whenever I want to reassure myself that the movies have the potential to equal the sublime poetic heights of a symphony or concerto by Mozart, or a painting by DaVinci,Turner or Rembrandt, or a play by Shakespeare, I look at a film by Jean Renoir. From the mid-20s to the late-60s, he made a series of profoundly human masterworks, mainly inFrance, but then in America, where he was resident, in Beverly Hills (believe it or not) from 1940 until his death in 1979. Deceptively simple, Renoir’s films were always artless--you never caught him working--they just seemed to flow from some deeply spiritual source.

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    movie review: Source Code

    Source Code is perfectly agreeable entertainment, so long as you don’t ask too much of it. It has an intriguing science-fiction premise that hints at deeper issues but, in truth, the movie doesn’t want to disturb us or make us think too much.

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    Another Twist In 'The Tree Of Life' U.K. Release Saga As Legal Battle Kicks Off

    A brief addendum to our piece yesterday on the story behind the surprise announcement of a U.K. release of Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life" before its mooted Cannes debut -- and it's another twist in what's turned out to be one of the more interesting behind-the-scenes business stories of the year. Icon Film Distribution Ltd, who've been set to distribute the film in the U.K. for some time, announced a May 4th release at the start of the week, something firmly denied by the film's U.S. distributors Fox Searchlight, and others close to the film.

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    Is Jeremy Renner Going To Get A Call From His Agent For 'The Bourne Legacy'?

    There's no doubt that the Universal Bourne series spinoff "The Bourne Legacy" has been one of the biggest casting tickets in town. Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire, Garrett Hedlund, Taylor Kitsch, Kellan Lutz, Joel Edgerton, Josh Hartnett, Paul Dano, Michael Pitt, Oscar Isaac, Michael Fassbender, Luke Evans, Alex Pettyfer and Benjamin Walker have all been tossed around as potential actors to take on the next chapter in the franchise, but it appears one name has risen to the top that hasn't been mentioned yet.

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    Ryan Reynolds Is Going To Play A Superpowered Snail In 'Turbo'

    Ryan Reynolds is no stranger to playing a superhero. As Deadpool he was the best part of the otherwise wretched "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," he's Hal Jordan in the upcoming "Green Lantern" and he was the imaginary Captain Excellent in "Paper Man." And while he's not quite a superhero in "Turbo," a freak accident still gives his character an enormous ability.

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    Don't Wait: Get The SUPER App(s) Now

    Why wait until you see my latest film? You can get the iPhone app now for free. Our official one, produced by PUNY (the geniuses behind our great title sequence) is available for iPhone, Android, and Facebook. Get it here. If you have the gene where you need to be totally complete, there's even more you can get right here.

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