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    "I Would Mop The Floor For Zack Snyder" Emily Browning Says About Intense, Rewarding 'Sucker Punch'

    Actress Jokes She Would Play 'Superman's Dad If Snyder Asked Her, Also Gives Details On Her Disturbing Next Project 'Sleeping Beauty'EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Zack Snyder's "Sucker Punch" is, if anything, a film like few we've seen before: a female-led fantasy action series where a bunch of girls kick some serious ass in a series of highly stylized fantasy worlds in an effort to escape their reality at an oppressive mental asylum. Baby Doll, the newest patient, leads the pack of young runaways and orphans as they fight off zombie soldiers, dragons and machine-gun wielding robots in an attempt to find the five keys to their freedom. We had the chance to sit down with Baby Doll herself, Emily Browning, and chat about what it took to prepare herself for fighting her way through a fantasy and the intense bonds such an experience can create.

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    David Gordon Green Brings 'Black Jack' To Comedy Central; Zach Galifianakis Producing For HBO

    These days, to be considered a major player, you gotta have your fingers in a lot of different pies, and television -- especially on premium cable like HBO or AMC -- are providing opportunities for talent to develop a broad array of work. One has to look no further than Mark Wahlberg or Tom Hanks who are heavily involved with the network with a variety of programs. So really, it's no surprise that David Gordon Green and Zach Galifianakis are making bigger strides down those avenues.

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    Tribeca 2011: Family Drive-In, Festival Street Fair, Sports Day Soccer with Pele and Pros

    This year's Tribeca Film Festival free events include the return of their drive-in, a family festival street fair and sports day with ESPN. The Tribeca drive-in will feature The Muppets Take Manhattan, Fame and Haitain documentary When the Drum Stops Beating (including a live performance of Haitian-Caribbean-Jazz fusion band Septentrional) between April 21-23. For the first time, NYFest, on April 23, will have NYC's first film and entertainment soccer tournament (organized by Sony Pictures Classics' Dylan Leiner), a partnership between Tribeca and Umbro, featuring a five-on-five game with film, music, entertainment and sports pros -- all kicking off with a coin toss by soccer legend Pele (pictured).

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    Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg Want You To See 'Super'; Soundtrack Details Revealed

    "We didn't want to have to recommend ["Super"] to all of our friends individually," joked Evan Goldberg, so he and friend Seth Rogen rented out Los Angeles' gem The New Beverly Theatre and let the work speak for itself at an advanced preview screening last night. "We had nothing to do with this film," Rogen explained of the somewhat mysterious connection -- it turns out they just both really enjoy it.

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    Will Amy Adams Get Her Song On In 'Rock Of Ages'?

    With a big, juicy summer release date now set, "Rock of Ages" is moving full steam ahead and Adam Shankman is circling another big star for the film.

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    When Should We See the Movie? Taking Issue Again with Works in Progress and Director's Cuts

    I guess technically I never actually saw "Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer." And though I reviewed the doc from Sundance, I haven't technically seen Morgan Spurlock's "The Greatest Movie Ever Sold," which has added new footage since its world premiere. Was it worth it for critics to write about "Bridesmaids" last week from SXSW since, like the version of "Client 9" I saw (as "Untitled Eliot Spitzer Movie") at Tribeca last year, it was billed as a "work in progress"? Should you bother seeing "Sucker Punch" this weekend if you know Zach Snyder's true, intended version (his director's cut) will be made available later? Did you feel screwed after seeing the Justin Bieber doc before its director's cut was announced for immediate theatrical release? Are you happy that the Weinstein Company is quickly giving you the censored version of "The King's Speech" that you thought you'd have to wait for network TV airings to see?

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Sucker Punch Early Reviews: Feminists, Choose Your Weapons

    Sucker Punch Early Reviews: Feminists, Choose Your Weapons

    Judging from early reviews (below), if Warner Bros. has any hopes of luring a female audience to Sucker Punch, they may be in trouble. It looks like plenty of red-blooded American males will soak up the latest hyper-stylized entry from writer-director Zack Snyder (300, The Watchmen) which critics are variously describing as "spastic," "humorless" and "psychosexual." TOH will weigh in tomorrow. (Check out the trailer below.) The film stars Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Jenna Malone, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, and Carla Gugino.

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    PG-13 Cut Of 'The King's Speech' Arrives On April Fools Day

    Fresh off taking home Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director at the Oscars, The Weinstein Company is ready to take "The King's Speech" for another round in theaters but this time, you'll be able to bring your kids.

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    Jim Carrey Mails It In Again In Trailer To 'Mr. Popper's Penguins'

    When Richard and Florence Atwater wrote "Mr. Popper's Penguins" in 1938, do you think they expected, one day, it would be a vehicle for an over-the-hill comedian where he teaches the titular creatures to dance to a grating late-twentieth-century pop staple that people only like for ironic reasons? Because that is what the trailer for "Mr. Popper's Penguins" represents. The book has been turned into a big summer release from Fox, that can serve equally as a merchandising opportunity, because what kid isn't going to want their own plush penguin after seeing this saccharine clip?

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    Actor Watch: LaBeouf in Wettest County, Ramirez for Superman, Damon in Zoo, Gyllenhaal as Director?

    Check out Shia LaBeouf on the set of prohibition gangster thriller The Wettest County in the World (hat tip: /Film). The film, based on Matt Bondurant's novel and directed by John Hillcoat (The Road), is currently filming in Georgia. Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Mia Wasikowska, Guy Pearce and Jessica Chastain co-star.

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