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    First Trailer For Zoe Saldana's "Colombiana" Will Be Attached To "Jumping The Broom" This Weekend!

    Remember the Zoe Saldana-starring/Luc Besson-produced/Olivier Megaton-directed revenge thriller Colombiana? We haven't seen anything more of it since a set of first-look photos were made public last fall, in November.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    The Aftermath

    If any Torontonian can look at this image and still have hope for the future of this city, I applaud you:

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  • The Playlist
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    Tom Hiddleston Confirms That Loki Won't Be Low-Key In 'The Avengers'

    Tom Hiddleston has two 2011 releases where he's working with directing legends, a featured player in both Woody Allen's "Midnight In Paris" and Steven Spielberg's "War Horse." But undoubtedly, most audiences will see him as the villainous Loki in this Friday's "Thor." But could it be that Hiddleston will also be involved in another blockbuster a year from now?

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  • The Playlist
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    Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom' Begins Filming, Gets Picked Up By Focus Features

    Film Finalizes Cast With Newcomers Jared Gilman & Kara HaywardHard to believe, but it's been nearly four years since we've seen a live-action Wes Anderson film (though his stop-motion adaptation of "Fantastic Mr. Fox" did help fill the void). Well, fans of the director shouldn't have to wait too much longer because filming has already begun on his next project, "Moonrise Kingdom," in Rhode Island. Set in the '60s on an island off the coast of New England, the film assembles perhaps his most impressive cast to date (or at least since "The Royal Tenenbaums"), including Anderson first-timers Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand and Tilda Swinton as well as Anderson regulars Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman. Also confirmed are the 12-year-old boy and girl at the center of the film, newcomers Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward. The script is penned by Anderson himself and "The Darjeeling Limited" co-writer Roman Coppola, and will be Anderson's first period piece.

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  • The Playlist
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    Paul W.S. Anderson Will Direct Roman Disaster Epic 'Pompeii'

    Which Is Ironic, Because We'd Rather Fling Ourselves Into A Volcano Than Watch One Of His FilmsIs there a worse mainstream director working today than Paul W.S. Anderson? It's hard to say. Certainly if you can call the "Vampires Suck" duo of Jason Freidberg and Aaron Seltzer directors, they would probably pip him. But there's something about Anderson's work that seems to sink him below most of his action-heavy compatriots, the likes of McG and Brett Ratner -- whether it's the consistently shitty effects work, the continual aping of "The Matrix" or the way his films always look so... cheap, Anderson's pretty close to the bottom of the barrel. Put it this way, if the best film we'd made in a decade was "Death Race," we'd start to think about retraining as something else. Like a plumber.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    James Brown Was Born Today... What's Happening With His Biopic?

    Today in history, May 3rd, 1933, James Brown, aka The Godfather of Soul, was born in South Carolina.

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  • The Playlist
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    Bloom! Shake The Room: 'Lord of the Rings' Star Teaming With Greta Gerwig For Rom-Com 'Lola Versus'

    It seems like the Orlando Bloom comeback is underway in full force. For a little while after he broke through in "Lord of the Rings," the actor was the go-to-guy for period actioners, with leads in "Troy," the "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Kingdom of Heaven." But he never had the same success in contemporary fare, or got to grips with the tricky task of delivering his lines as anything other than a bland, smirking robot, and the actor's been essentially absent from screens since the third 'Pirates' movie.

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  • The Playlist
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    Topical! Joel Edgerton Will Try To 'Kill Bin Laden,' If Kathryn Bigelow Gets Her Way

    But Will The Events Of Last Night Scupper The Project?Update: Variety reports that the Bigelow/Boal team will now include the 40-minute firefight that killed Osama Bin Laden. Boal, a former investigative reporter, continues to research and uses his resources to build the script, but casting is apparently gearing up with a summer shoot being eyed. And with Bin Laden's death now factoring into the story, financing will apparently come together much more easily.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Production On "Skank Robbers" Is Apparently Underway (I Apologize)

    "The Oscar winner was on route to start work on her next project The Skank Robbers, a film written by fellow actors Jamie Foxx and Martin Lawrence."

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch Now – "sisters." A Short Film

    From Team Sizzle Films, "sisters." is a nicely nuanced look at discord between siblings and the sometimes uncomfortable yet comfortably familiar family quirks and qualms that bind them. We're taken on a tense lunch appointment with two sisters (played by Dionne Audain and Tanya Diallo Welsh) who are patently aware of the complexity of their relationship, yet still make the effort to struggle through the funk of familial friction to love each other regardless. It delivers an authentic love-hate dynamic fuelled with a healthy does of drama but without resorting to the antics of high melodrama and/or schmaltzy feel-goodness.

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