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    Interview: Brit Marling Takes Us On A Tour Of 'Another Earth'

    In this week's "Another Earth," rising star Brit Marling plays Rhoda, a troubled young woman who is released from prison after serving a sentence for a fatal drunk driving incident. She eventually comes into the life of the grieving father John (William Mapother) whose child she killed all while the rest of the world deals with a mirror version of Earth appearing in the sky, hidden behind the Sun. Marling, who co-wrote the film with director Mike Cahill, has become a major personality in the indie film world with both "Another Earth" and "Sound Of My Voice" (also co-written by, and starring Marling) surprising both the arthouse and genre fans as they've done the festival rounds. "Another Earth" walked away from Sundance this year with a distribution deal with Fox Searchlight and two prizes for director Mike Cahill.

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    Sigourney Weaver Would Like To Make Another 'Alien' Film, But Knows Hollywood Has Aged Her Out

    Actress Says She Feels Ripley's Story Is "Unfinished"Twenty five years ago yesterday, James Cameron's "Aliens" hit screens and turned Ridley Scott's suspenseful sci-fi horror, "Alien," into more of an action sci-fi classic. They're polar opposite films, really, at least in tone and mood, but Cameron's film is arguably on-par and one of the best genre sequels of all time (we really like this take of calling it an "ode to motherhood" which is true given all the connections, though we're not sure Cameron himself saw it quite like that, but maybe we're not giving him enough credit).

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    Dwight Yoakam Will Giddy-Up As The Villain In The 'Lone Ranger'

    Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale & Helena Bonham Carter Also Getting Ready To Saddle UpIf there is one thing that country musician and actor Dwight Yoakam does well, its act like an asshole and sleazebag. Billy Bob Thornton knew this when he cast him as the memorably repulsive Doyle Hargraves in "Sling Blade" and David Fincher realized his presence alone was worth more than pages of dialogue when he tasked Yoakam to play the unpredictable and violent Raoul. He can also be wryly funny as he's displayed in "Crank" and "Wedding Crashers" but he's gearing up for this biggest movie yet.

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    Watch: "People's Champion: The Eli Porter Documentary" (Follow-Up To "Behind The Battle")

    So, the long story short, which some of you may already be familiar with, goes... the 2008 YouTube viral video immediately following, which, so far, has attracted over 3 million views, inspired the 33-minute investigative documentary piece (released earlier today) that follows underneath (Language warning):

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    Robert Redford To Direct Shia LaBeouf In Thriller 'The Company You Keep' Penned By Lem Dobbs

    "...I’ve been running for a team of people for a long time and I don’t take any of it back...I’ve learned a great deal about a certain type of filmmaking. But I have ambitions toward another type of filmmaking that I haven’t been allowed to engage in yet,” Shia LaBeouf recently said in the press run up to "Tranformers: Dark Of The Moon" and it looks like he's firmly leaving tentpole movies behind for now. Earlier this spring, he was one of the boys hanging in John Hillcoat's prohibition-era drama "The Wettest County" and now LaBeouf is ready to star and be directed by one of Hollywood's great legends.

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    Watch Ape Get Very Angry In New Extended Clip From "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"

    The movie hits theaters August 5, 2011.

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    Deadline Hollywood Game Launches on Facebook

    In Nikki Finke's intro to her own press release (below), she declares that she dreamed up Paramount Digital/Liquid Entertainment's Deadline Hollywood Game, which purports to reflect the real, nasty Hollywood, while reminding that she doesn't cover video games. LA Observed tracks responses to this breaking Deadline news. And here's @johnaugust: "Such a great day to announce Nikki Finke's new Facebook game, since everyone's already talking about journalistic integrity."

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    Watch: Steve Carell Advises Ryan Gosling Not To Be Himself In New Look At 'Crazy Stupid Love'

    Yep, this week is pretty much going to be nothing but tentpole movie news and comic book updates as Comic-Con gets into full swing. And meanwhile, at your local multiplex it seems to be nothing but wizards, robots, pirates and foul mouthed comedies, which makes next week's arrival of the layered, PG-13 rom-com "Crazy Stupid Love" all the more interesting.

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    Decoding 'The Dark Knight Rises' Teaser Trailer

    Neeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrd! Ok, we'll admit, we don't normally do this type of thing, but there's been so much bitching about the apparent lack of goods delivered in "The Dark Knight Rises" teaser trailer (at least on our blog) that this writer figured he'd deliver his take on the trailer. And because our two dads said it was ok.

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    The Originals: Could the 1990 "Captain America" Have Been Any Worse?

    This week I'll be seeing "Captain America: The First Avenger," an adaptation of a comic book I always avoided in my youth because the idea of a patriotically costumed superhero seemed so silly to me. At the time he was as hokey as Captain Planet or Ray Cycle, a character starring in a one-off comic published by the State of Connecticut at the start of the late '80s recycling revolution. Suffice to say I haven't been that excited about the new movie even if it is a part of the current Marvel repute (though "Thor" put a damper on that already for me). So to give myself some perspective, I watched the infamously bad 1990 film of "Captain America," assuming it would make the 2011 version seem like "Citizen Kane" no matter how terrible it is.

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