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    'Glee' Creator Ryan Murphy May Direct 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' Remake

    In the latest case of raping fond memories/questionable obsessions, Fox 2000 is gearing up for a remake of "Rocky Horror Picture Show," with Ryan Murphy, creator of the insanely popular show "Glee," to take the directing reins.

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    Magnet Acquire Fantastic Fest Hit 'The Troll Hunter,' Will Release In 2011

    Our current list of things that we would be happy never to see again in cinema is an increasingly long one. Vampires, for instance. Juliette Lewis. Trailers featuring the music of the Black Eyed Peas. Action movies starring the elderly. And creeping closer and closer to that list is the 'found footage' genre. Revitalized with the sleeper smash "The Blair Witch Project" in 1999, it seems that these days, every few months seems to bring a new shakey-cam POV horror title, from "Cloverfield," "[REC]" and "Quarantine" to "Diary of the Dead" and "The Last Exorcism." Indeed, it almost feels refreshing when we see a horror film told in a traditional manner, particularly when so many of the above are... well, a bit rubbish.

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    'The Town' Author Chuck Hogan To Reteam With Producer Graham King On New Boston Crime Drama

    While people were expecting a great deal from Ben Affleck's "The Town" after his strong directorial debut on "Gone Baby Gone," and good buzz had been circulating for most of the year, we're not sure that anyone expected it to connect in the way that it did, critically and commercially. The film picked up mostly excellent reviews on its release a month ago, becoming something of a dark horse Oscar contender and has now topped $80 million at the domestic box office, and should cross $100 million by the end of its run. Not too shabby for the kind of modestly-budgeted adult drama that's supposedly box office poison these days...

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    First Poster For Ralph Fiennes' Modern Reimagining Of Shakespeare's 'Coriolanus'

    Here's the first poster for Ralph Fiennes' directorial debut and modern imagining of William Shakespeare's "Coriolanus" starring Fiennes himself in the lead role alongside Gerard Butler, Vanessa Redgrave, Jessica Chastain, James Nesbitt and Brian Cox.

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    'Jackass 3.5' On The Way To Theaters?

    Where there's a will there's a way, right? And where there's tons of extra footage, there's probably another film that can get scraped together from the extras lying on the cutting room floor.

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    Abbie Cornish Replaces Emily Blunt In Immigration Drama 'The Girl'

    We've been big fans of Australian actress Abbie Cornish ever since her stunning performance in the drama "Somersault" (alongside Sam Worthington, who's also surprisingly good in the film). She's worked solidly ever since, cropping up in the likes of "Candy," "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" and "Stop-Loss," but it was last year's lead role as Fanny Brawne in the excellent "Bright Star," which was shamefully overlooked for awards recognition, that really took her career up a gear.

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    James Gray Rewriting Charlie Hunnam's Dracula Actioner Script 'Vlad'

    Writer-director James Gray should probably be working on his planned adaptation of David Grann's "The Lost City Of Z" with Brad Pitt at the moment and, despite a lack of updates on the project since Cannes, we're still hoping for it to shoot after Pitt wraps on Bennet Miller's baseball-drama "Moneyball" -- and maybe when that nasty beard he grew to portray Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett returns.

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    Watch: Teaser Trailer For Greg Mottola's 'Paul,' With Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Seth Rogen

    Considering it went before cameras over a year ago, we've been disappointed not to have seen more of Greg Mottola's "Paul;" not because we think they're hiding anything -- it's a terrific script, director and cast -- more because we're so keen to see the film. It did make a brief appearance at Comic Con (and we caught up with some of the cast there), where a trailer was shown, but since then, all's been quiet.

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    Art Imitates Life With Jessica Paré On "Mad Men"

    I'm not going to go into detail about last night's very eventful (but somewhat disappointing?) season finale of "Mad Men" because I know there's many among us that haven't got to it yet... But I did just want to note the interesting new background information for Jessica Paré's character Megan. I remember thinking it was cute they made her from Montreal (where Paré's also from... which was also a nice, rare-outside-"30 Rock" dose of Canada mention on U.S. television), but then last night they added on that Megan's francophone, and that her dad was a professor and that she had 3 nieces and 4 nephews. All also true of Paré. I realize 99.9% of you are asking "so what"... But I'm just a sucker for tidbits.

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    Zuckerberg Denies Social Network Frame is Accurate

    In a "Startup School" conference at Sanford University, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg talks about how he dropped out of Harvard and how the The Social Network's framing device is the thing that's most wrong with the movie.

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