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    George Clooney's "Ides of March" reviews (updated)

    George Clooney's "Ides of March" reviews (updated)

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Forest Whitaker, Antoine Fuqua Developing Individual Series Projects For TNT

    2 new projects announced to be in development for cable TV network TNT.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Slow Dance With Rachel Weisz & Tom Hiddleston In First Clip From ‘The Deep Blue Sea’

    Rachel Weisz seems to be making a run at Jessica Chastain for most movies to be unveiled all at the same time. "360," "The Deep Blue Sea," "Page Eight" and "Dream House" will all play festivals or hit a theater near you in the next month or so (and that's not counting "The Whistleblower" which recently made its way to the multiplex) so we're gonna be getting a whole lotta Weisz. We can hardly complain about being bombarded by movies featuring one of the best actresses working today, but it does mean we're going to be seeing her pop up quite a bit in the next short while.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Coen Brother's Folk Music Project Lands Financing

    The Coen brothers' next project, a film about the New York City folk scene in the 1960s, has just received funding from StudioCancal, who promised to co-finance this project.

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  • The Playlist
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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 scenes of a presidential primary race; namely, George Clooney's "The Ides of March." Good timing indeed, but has the star's fourth directorial effort turned out like "Good Night and Good Luck," or like "Leatherheads"?

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  • The Playlist
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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, Justin Lin and Nicolas Winding Refn, Bruce Willis has settled on "Max Payne" director John Moore to guide the fifth installment of the tired franchise.

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  • Press Play
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    MATT ZOLLER SEITZ: Why we should give remakes a chance

    By Matt Zoller SeitzPress Play Contributor

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  • The Playlist
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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, while the remake/reboot is indeed still happening there have been some significant changes to the game plan.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Walk The Line' Producer James Keach Developing Glen Campbell Biopic

    Update: Variety reveal today that James Keach is also working a documentary about Glen Campbell chronicling his career and battle with Alzheimer's. He is currently on the road with the musician on his final tour, conducting interviews and capturing the star's final travels around the world.

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    More: Films, Biopic
  • The Playlist
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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 self-aware "Tiny Toons" and "Animaniacs" (the former would begin in 1990, the same year as 'Planet').

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