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    '30 Minutes Or Less' Gets Dramatic Remake With 'Collar Bomb Heist'

    There was a minor uproar surrounding last year's release of "30 Minutes or Less," a frothy action comedy from "Zombieland" director Ruben Fleischer, about a pizza delivery boy (Jesse Eisenberg) who some thugs kidnapped and forced to rob a bank with an explosive charge wrapped around his chest. If he doesn't commit the robbery, the thieves will set off the charge (and reduce his chest cavity to a splattery Jackson Pollock-esque masterwork). The movie was partially based on a real life case, although the filmmakers claimed to have only a passing knowledge of what actually transpired. Well, the actual tragedy is now being made into a feature film, with a decidedly more dramatic bent.

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    Andre Braugher Takes Audiences Inside The Mind Of Captain Marcus Chaplin ('Last Resort')

    Andre Braugher Takes Audiences Inside The Mind Of Captain Marcus Chaplin ('Last Resort')

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    Liam Neeson Is Coming For You In Batch Of New Pics From 'Taken 2'

    On the one hand, Bryan Mills had his daughter kidnapped, so you can understand why he would stop at nothing to get her back. On the other hand, if you were the dad of all those dudes who were wasted -- sometimes rather horrifically -- you could see why vengeance might be on the agenda. These are the moral complexities at play in "Taken 2," with Liam Neeson back to once again talk with menacing authority into a cell phone.

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    Steve Harvey, Trisha Goddard Increase Presence Of Black Hosts On Daytime TV; Who Will You Watch?

    The upcoming new TV season will see 2 new broadcast network daytime talk shows with black hosts - each likely hoping to sit on the throne once belonging to Oprah Winfrey, or at least, enjoy a chunky slice of the success she enjoyed in her prime.

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    'The Artist' Director Michel Hazanavicius Eyes Former Dayton/Faris High-Concept Comedy 'Will'

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    Way back in 2010 we wrote about "Will," a clever script by Demetri Martin that was then looking like the follow-up to "Little Miss Sunshine" for directors Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton. Back then it starred Paul Rudd and Zach Galifianakis as characters living in a world devoid of free-will, with every moment of your life is preordained by "angelic scribes." Of course things change when Will (who would've been played by Rudd), turns 34 and finds out that his life has opened up and that he's actually free to do whatever he wants. Adam McKay and Will Ferrell were set to produce through their Gary Sanchez shingle and then… nothing. Dayton and Faris ended up making this year's terrific "Ruby Sparks" and "Will" was never heard from again.

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    Review: 'For a Good Time, Call...' Doesn't Satisfy

    "For a Good Time, Call..." could be alternately titled "What People Will Do for an Apartment in New York." And the answer is pretty much anything, whether that be running a phone sex business or living with someone you hate for spilling pee on you. Note that in the world of "For a Good Time, Call..." "anything" does not include looking for a place in (gasp!) Brooklyn.

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    Werner Herzog To Direct The Killers Concert Webcast

    With lineups that has included so far Terry Gilliam and Arcade Fire, Todd Haynes and My Morning Jacket, David Lynch and Duran Duran, Anton Corbijn and Coldplay and many more, the American Express’ Unstaged concert series hasn't been lacking in inspired pairings. And this may be the best and oddest one yet.

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    Neil Marshall To Direct Pilot Of Michael Bay's Pirate Show 'Black Sails'

    Thanks to Johnny Depp, pirates successfully staged a comeback on the big screen during the course of the last decade. Not content with that, they now look set to conquer the small screen too. NBC are busy prepping their pirates series “Crossbones,” Fox are working on a couple of projects, and back in May Starz announced that they has issued a straight-to-series order for a new pirate adventure drama called “Black Sails” with Michael Bay exec producing. Who wouldn’t want to see a pirate show from Michael Bay, right?

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    Laika's 'ParaNorman' Presents First Openly Gay Animated Character

    When it debuted on August 17, Laika's stop-motion animated zombie comedy "ParaNorman" might just have made history--in perhaps the quietest way possible.

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    Ben Foster Replaces Mark Ruffalo In 'Red Light Winter' With Kirsten Dunst

    It looks like we'll have to wait for our "Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind" reunion between Kirsten Dunst and Mark Ruffalo. But for writer/director Adam Rapp, he's likely glad that though he's lost one great actor from his film, an equally great replacement has stepped up.

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