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    'Scooby-Doo' Animated Movie In The Works That Will Feature A Mystery At WrestleMania For Some Reason

    It has been a decade since the live-action "Scooby-Doo" in 2002 that brought together the talents of Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini, Rowan Atkinson and Isla Fisher, and in Hollywood years, that's basically olden times. So an animated feature is in the works, which makes sense. However, the involvement of WWE Entertainment is totally baffling.

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    Preview Somali Pirate Thriller 'A Hijacking' (Takes Tragic Global Economic Disparities Into Consideration)

    The Somali pirate movie bomb-rush I expected to come over the last couple of years never did quite materialize, despite the few related projects that were announced.

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    Marc Webb Attached To Direct 'Only Living Boy In New York'

    Producers Ron Yerxa and Albert Berger have built up a helluva CV over the years, with their names gracing films like "Little Miss Sunshine," "Cold Mountain," "King of the Hill," "Chuck & Buck" and Alexander Payne's upcoming "Nebraska." With their latest effort, "Ruby Sparks," now in theaters, Thompson On Hollywood recently caught up with the pair, and they provided an update on a handful of projects they have in the works, including one which has gained a helmer coming off a summer blockbuster.

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    Oscar Watch: 10 Possible Hosts For The Next Academy Awards

    For a while, it looked like we had the 2013 Oscar host locked down. After a disappointing few years (Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin felt constrained, Anne Hathaway and James Franco were a flat out disaster, and Billy Crystal was kind of creaky last year), it seemed like we'd be getting some fresh blood, and that did seem to have been the case: "Saturday Night Live" mastermind Lorne Michaels was said to have been approached, and was planning on bringing on one of his former stars, "Late Night" host Jimmy Fallon.

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    First Look At Tatyana Ali, Lyriq Bent, Stephan James In Sudz Sutherland's Indie Drama 'Home Again'

    The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) lineup at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival includes premieres of three new feature films by acclaimed Toronto directors, showcasing the NFB’s role in unique and innovative Canadian cinema.

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    '47 Ronin' Moved Again To Christmas Day 2013; 'Kick-Ass 2,' '2 Guns' & More Get Dates

    So, if Universal initially moving "47 Ronin" from November 21st to February 8, 2013 was a sign that they lacked faith in the flick, is this next manuever an indication they now, in fact, have big plans for it? You don't hand out holiday dates to just anything, and the studio has now moved the Keanu Reeves-led film to Christmas Day 2013.

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    Two Jay-Z Docs Reportedly Coming: One From Will & Jada Smith; The Other, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer

    First, the New York Daily News (NYDN) reported that Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith were producing a Watch the Throne documentary, via their Overbrook Entertainment company. A portion of that doc was reportedly leaked onto the web last week, and according the the NYDN, the documentary film will give fans a look at the highly successful album’s recording process, and will make its premiere in full at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, Sept. 9.

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    HBO Remaking Brit Medical Comedy 'Getting On'

    Not terribly well-known even in its native UK, “Getting On” has certainly been a hit with British critics. Airing on niche channel BBC4 (that’s why it's little seen and little known) the sitcom has aired for two seasons and a total of nine episodes since 2009 and follows the medical staff on a women’s geriatric extended care wing at a run-down hospital. Created by and starring Jo Brand (who won a BAFTA for her performance), Joanna Scanlon and Vicki Pepperdine, the Peter Capaldi (“In The Loop”)-directed show has a third season in the works.

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    Morris Chestnut Will Play Halle Berry's Love Interest In 'The Hive" + Joins 'Kick-Ass 2' Cast

    Is it just me, or does it feel like Morris Chestnut has been on the quiet side lately? I know he was last in Think Like A Man, but his role wasn't a significant one (he wasn't in the starring cast, in the kind of film that he'd usually be on the short list of black actors being considered to star in).

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    Review: Christophe Honoré Sings The Same Old Song In Phony, Hollow 'Beloved'

    As the closing night film at Cannes in 2011 -- and, as such, lumped in historically with such bland films as "The Tree," "What Just Happened?," "Chromophobia" and "The Age of Darkness" -- writer-director Christophe Honoré's "Les Bien-Aimés" (aka "The Beloved") was already at a disadvantage. Sidelined out of competition, offered up as a final course to cineastes whose metaphorical bellies are already set to burst from an excess of riches, no one was going to think too much about the movie, regardless of its quality. Honoré's film in fact falls short of even the minimal expectations set by circumstance, to be truly tedious, flat and hollow -- a recycled exploration of themes and techniques the director has used before inside the bloated casing of a movie with a 145-minute running time.

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