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    New Posters For 'Bad Teacher,' 'Beginners' And 'Henry's Crime' Arrive

    And The Less Said About Them, The BetterWell, they can't all be winners. Sometimes an artist or designer (like Drew Struzan in the '80s or Neil Kellerhouse today) is allowed to execute his creative vision and creates a piece of artwork for a film that becomes as iconic as the film itself. And sometimes an intern who knows Photoshop has to slap some faces on a poster to let people know who's in the movie. Unfortunately the three posters arriving today look to be veering towards the latter. "Bad Teacher," based on a Black List script by "The Office" scribes Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, stars Cameron Diaz as a foul-mouthed child-beating teacher. We're cautiously optimistic about the film based on what we've seen so far and this poster featuring Diaz asleep at her desk with an apple that says "Eat Me" does nothing to sway us either way. It's a decent teaser poster (though the "She doesn't give an "F"." looks like an afterthought) but we'd expect to see something with costar Justin Timberlake's face on it before it's June 17th debut.

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    Hasbro CEO Says Ridley Scott Still Involved With 'Monopoly'; Story About The "Play-Pattern" Of Game

    Oh hey, remember that "Monopoly" movie that was announced a long time ago with Ridley Scott attached? Well, kind of unbelievably, the movie is stil in the works with Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner revealing that Scott is still involved and he vaguely talked up the story details of the movie.

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    Pick Your Palin: Julianne Moore or Kathy Griffin?

    Sarah Palin manages to make news even on the rare occasions when she keeps her mouth shut. Today in the world of Palin media, it was announced that Julianne Moore will play her in the HBO film Game Change, based on Mark Halperin and John Heilbrun’s best seller about the 2008 election. So far Moore is the only actor officially cast in the film by Jay Roach, who also directed the HBO political film Recount (and more famously Meet the Parents).

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    Julianne Moore To Play Sarah Palin In Jay Roach's HBO Drama 'Game Change'

    It looks like Tina Fey doesn't have the sole lock on portraying one of the most embarrassing political figures in recent memory.

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    Wagner Moura, Star Of Brazilian Box Office Sensation 'Elite Squad,' Joins Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium'

    With pre-production starting next month, another name has come aboard Neill Blomkamp's "Elysium" and while he's not yet a household name, his appearance in the film should raise his profile considerably.

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    New Look At Havok In 'X-Men: First Class'

    How do you erase the memory of two shitty, shitty posters? Get another still from the movie out there.

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    Emily Wickersham, Wes Bentley & Jennifer Carpenter Join Amanda Seyfried In Thriller 'Gone'

    When we first heard about the thriller "Gone," we thought it sounded a little low-rent, and with new cast members coming on board, that feeling hasn't quite dissipated.

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    SEPTIEN: A Busy First Month

    I told myself that I would try to publish incremental posts over the course of the Septien journey in order to keep everyone up-to-speed about where things stand, and while I do plan to keep things as upbeat and positive as possible along the way—for everything that is happening is indeed a tasty, special treat—I also want to be honest about how I'm feeling at each given moment. Which leads me into my current less than enthusiastic state-of-mind.

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    Exclusive: First Look At Wayne Wang's 'Snow Flower And The Secret Fan'

    Director Wayne Wang has never been a director that could be easily pigeonholed. He broke through with a trifecta of critical and arthouse faves with “The Joy Luck Club,” “Smoke” and “Blue In the Face,” but he’s also tackled more mainstream fare (”Maid In Manhattan,” “Last Holiday”) while still taking chances on ambitious independent pics (”The Center of the World”). So it's no surprise that his next effort, "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan," is another gear change for the director, a detailed period piece based on the novel by Lisa See that explores the relationship between two girls in 19th-century China who are matched by laotong -- a bonded friendship that is regarded as having ties as strong or stronger than that of marriage.

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    Bill Hader Drops More Casting On 'The Hand Job' Starring Aubrey Plaza

    SNL Funnyman Says Andy Samberg, Alia Shawkat, Mae Whitman, Johnny Simmons, Donald Glover & More Will Star In Film Written By His WifeEXCLUSIVE: We haven't been shy in expressing our infatuation with comedic actress Aubrey Plaza. Though she doesn't have too many notches on her belt, her turns in "Funny People," "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" and "Parks and Recreation" are extremely impressive, displaying a young talent with a knack for comedic timing and wit. Whether it's keeping up with Seth Rogen's deadpan, dry deliveries in Judd Apatow's last picture or actively (and abrasively) berating Michael Cera in Edgar Wright's underrated gem, Plaza did it all effortlessly and showed that she was more than just a one-note actress with a cute face. She's gonna be somebody, she's gonna be a contenda.

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