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    Eminem Getting Ready To Commit 'Random Acts Of Violence'

    Considering the long, troubled history of musicians playing thinly veiled versions of themselves, it's still surprising, almost a decade on, how well Eminem's acting debut, in Curtis Hanson's "8 Mile," turned out. The film has its problems, but it was well above average for the genre, and the rapper known to his ma as Marshall Mathers proved to be a strong screen presence. Many predicted a long career, but he never really capitalized on the film's success, and other than a scene-stealing cameo in Judd Apatow's "Funny People," he was nearly derailed due to a prescription drug habit.

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    Edgar Ramirez & Toby Kebbell Getting Ready To Unleash Their 'Wrath Of The Titans'

    Bill Nighy May Also Join, Hayley Atwell & Clemence Poesy Testing While critics firmly came in against in "Clash Of The Titans," the film did boffo box office taking in nearly $500 million worldwide so it's no surprise that a sequel is on the way. Everyone from new director Jonathan Liebesman ("Battle: Los Angeles") to returning stars Sam Worthington and Liam Neeson have promised that the follow-up will be an improvement and, considering that the original landed firmly on our Worst of 2010 list, the bar hasn't been set unachievably high.

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    Media Moves: Speier Leaves Deadline, Smith Leaves EW for Peace Corps, Borella to USC

    As the trade world has turned upside down over the last two years, Michael Speier has moved from executive editor of Variety (during the downsizing of 2009) to editor at The Wrap to corporate PR at Disney to managing editor at Deadline. In recent weeks, however, Speier has shifted to editing duties at less frenetic Jay Penske properties Movieline and now, Michael Ausiello's new site, TVLine, which successfully launched Wednesday. (EW was sorry to lose all that Ausiello Files traffic, but quickly poached James Hibberd from The Hollywood Reporter.)

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    Johnny Knoxville & Andy Samberg Shortlisted For Farrelly Brothers' 'Three Stooges'

    Considering it's supposed to start shooting in about two months, getting a cast together for the long gestating big screen version of "The Three Stooges" might be good idea. By now, its history has been told and re-told, but in short, at one point the project had a trio of high profile stars attached with Sean Penn as Larry, Jim Carrey as Curly and Benicio del Toro as Moe. Alas, the project was set up at MGM whose financial woes are old news by this point, and was eventually moved over to 20th Century Fox where it was given a clean slate and fast tracked with a March 14, 2011 start date penciled in. Well, it looks like the Farrelly Brothers are narrowing down their stooges.

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    Elijah Wood To Return For 'The Hobbit'?

    Oh Yeah, Warner Bros. Is Going To Pay For & Distribute 'The Hobbit' Everywhere TooIn not so shocking news, MGM has a bit of cash crunch, thus the idea of them distributing or even somehow paying for "The Hobbit" was kind of hilarious.

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    Exclusive: Danny Strong To Rewrite Sam Raimi-Produced 'Earth Defense Force'

    Earlier last fall, heat began building around a new Sam Raimi-produced project, "Earth Defense Force" (aka "EDF"). With a script from from "Air Force One" screenwriter and "Castle" executive producer Andrew Marlowe, the project drew the attention of Warner Bros. who entered negotiations for the rights and later, Pierre Morel, leaving the stalled "Dune" project, circled the director's chair.

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    Aronofsky: “Beware of My Films!”

    Numerous directors, not to mention actors and other movie makers, say that they are against watching their own films. Such is not the case with Darren Aronofsky who, shortly after arriving at the Film Society of Lincoln Center last night, decided to pop into the Walter Reade Theater to catch the end of a packed showing of “The Wrestler.”

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    Where have all the events gone?

    Where have all the events gone?

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    Review: 'Season Of The Witch' Provides Swordplay, Ghouls And Ron Perlman's Forehead

    There's black magic everywhere in "Season of the Witch." Be prepared for winged demons taking to the sky. Gird yourself for the specter of zombie monks. Secure your temperament against the threat of mutant werewolves. And mind the massive forehead of veteran character actor Ron Perlman. No stranger to swords, forests and monsters, Perlman -- all upper body and grunts -- smirks his way through the production, setting the tone in that he's not going to take anything all that seriously. But when a supernatural monster comes at him, you can be sure he will headbutt said demon several times.

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    Trailer: John Carpenter's 'The Ward' Is Filled With Hot Babes (And That Dude From 'Mad Men')

    Today we have our first full look at John Carpenter's "The Ward," the first film from the horror god since "Ghosts of Mars" back in 2001. This is the U.K. trailer, so when they say "Experience Terror From The Master" and then credit him as the man behind only "Halloween," we can only assume our good folks in England haven't yet experienced "The Thing," "Assault on Precinct 13," "Big Trouble in Little China" or "They Live." You poor limey bastards.

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