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    Seth Rogen Goes Undercover For 'The B Team' A Spy Comedy At Disney

    What is this, a leftover SNL sketch? The family-friendly comedy genre is a lean one and with good reason -- they usually don't work. "I Spy"? "Leonard Part 6"? "Get Smart"? "Spies Like Us"? You see where we're going with this? But Seth Rogen thinks he can figure it out and has set up a new movie over at wholesome Disney studios.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Tristan Wilds & Michael B Jordan Take You Behind The Scenes Of "Red Tails" + New Footage

    I'm sure this film doesn't need much of an intro, so I won't bother with one. Here are 2 of its co-stars, Tristan Wilds and Michael B. Jordan giving us a pair of behind-the-scenes video looks at Red Tails, producer George Lucas' Tuskegee Airmen WWII action/drama, directed by Anthony Hemingway. 

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  • The Playlist
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    Screenwriter Eric Roth Says '8 1/2'-Style Spin-Off From Scorsese & De Niro's 'The Irishman' Never Came To Pass

    Like an arrow straight to the pleasure center of the brain of Scorsese fetishists was the announcement a couple of years back of "The Irishman" a film that would potentially reunite Martin Scorsese with Robert DeNiro, for the first time since 1995's "Casino," for a film about real-life hitman Frank 'The Irishman' Sheeran.

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  • The Playlist
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    As You Assumed 'The Avengers' Is Confirmed For 3D & Mystery Disney Movie Now Titled 'Frozen 3D'

    You may have forgotten, but Marvel was always planning on taking a couple more dollars out of your Iron Man wallet by converting "The Avengers" to 3D. Today that plan seems even more official, as "The Avengers" shall forth be known as "The Avengers 3D." The movie is already looking busy with Thor, Tony Stark, Hawkeye, Captain America, Loki, Pepper Potts, Bruce Banner, Phil Coulson and Nick Fury all running around doing stuff, so we're not we need this thing in some hastily coverted 3D to further fry our eyeballs, but to quote David Fincher, to each his own.

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  • The Playlist
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    The Playlist's Man Of The Year 2011: Michael Fassbender

    A couple of days ago, as part of our year-end coverage, we named Jessica Chastain as our Woman of the Year, and it was an easy decision to make; no one's been as omnipresent, or given as many different, and excellent, turns, as Chastain did. But our man of the year was slightly more difficult. Should it be Matt Damon, who cropped up in five major releases, including Steven Soderbergh's "Contagion?" Hmm... no. Damon's "Happy Feet Two" shrimp partner Brad Pitt, who fought to get both "The Tree of Life" and "Moneyball" made, to tremendous results? No. Ryan Gosling, who embraced stardom at long last with a trio of performances in "Crazy Stupid Love," "Drive" and "The Ides of March?" George Clooney, who directed the latter and starred in Alexander Payne's "The Descendants?" No.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    First Look: Ari Folman's 'Bashir' Follow-Up 'The Congress,' Starring Robin Wright, Due in 2013

    Ari Folman has given Israeli film blog Cinemascope an update on his "Waltz With Bashir" follow-up, "The Congress," his liberal reworking of the 1971 Stanislaw Lem sci-fi novel, "The Futurological Congress." In the animated film Robin Wright plays herself as an aging actress who has sold Hollywood digital rights to her younger likeness. (Trailer below.) The film mixes present-day live action with an animated future, and take the character forward 20 years. Folman wanted to cast an actress who was willing to play herself in the role; he considered Nicole Kidman, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Jason Leigh and others. Folman is doing most of the work on this Israeli/Polish/French coproduction from his Jaffa studio, where he made "Bashir." Writes Folman:

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Reporter Gets Fried In Viral Clip For Alien Invasion Flick 'The Darkest Hour'

    Oh hey, remember "The Darkest Hour"? It's the other movie that's opening this weekend, but Summit seem to have a stinker on their hands as it's not screening for critics and the cast don't seem to be doing any interviews for it at all. Sounds great! But the marketing department has to earn their paycheck, so here's a viral clip for the movie that's fairly intriguing, but can't help shake the stink off the movie.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    How Robin Tunney Became Angela Bassett For "Supernova" Zero-G Sex Scene (Did You Know?)

    File this one under things that make you go hmmm... just thought I'd share on a slow news day :)

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    Paramount Logo Revisited

    When I posted a story about the new Paramount 100th logo the other day, movie memorabilia dealer and collector Bruce Hershenson questioned my citation of 1916 as the date of its first use, in print and onscreen. He thought he’d seen instances of it in 1915. I told him that I had, perhaps foolishly, trusted the studio’s official press release. (I have a feeling that they’re referring to the photographed trademark on film, and not the print version.)

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Anglophile Alert: Brit DVD Retailer Acorn Media Streams Shakespeare, Rereleases Tinker Tailor

    Acorn Media, well known for its DVDs of classic British television programs, has carved out a new presence for itself as the first streaming service that specializes in British television.

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