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    Robert De Niro Is Going To Make Another Movie With 50 Cent For Some Reason

    Forest Whitaker Also Circling RoleFor the love of god Robert De Niro, fire your agent. The once-esteemed actor, who has spent the most part of the last decade or two slogging it out in one mediocre picture after another, apparently doesn't know a good movie anymore even if it walks up and bites him in the ass. The actor hemmed and hawed over the drama "Honeymoon With Harry" to the point where director Jonathan Demme gave up on the project. So what to do next? How about another shitty movie with 50 Cent!

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    Victoria Justice Offered 'Fun Size' Lead

    This project flew right under our noses with all the hubbub over casting the lead female role in "The Hunger Games." Apparently, Josh Schwartz's coming of age comedy "Fun Size" for Paramount also auditioned young, talented actresses for its lead role, landing on Victoria Justice. According to Variety, Justice has been offered the lead, beating out the likes of Chloe Moretz and Jane Levy ("Shameless") to play a teenage girl who takes her younger brother trick-or-treating, loses him and must find him before their mother finds out. Schwartz will direct and produce with his partner Stephanie Savage through their company Fake Empire.

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    Will Sasso Is Curly In 'The Three Stooges'; Hank Azaria & James Marsden Lead Pack For Other Two

    There's been a lot of movement surrounding the Farrelly Brothers' remake of "The Three Stooges," starting last year when the project moved from MGM to Fox, getting a fresh cast (Sean Penn, Jim Carrey and Benicio Del Toro were attached in the long-gestating earlier incarnation). Just last month, Johnny Knoxville was supposed to have Moe nailed down, but that turned out to be just a rumor. But the first cast member has now been locked down. EW reports that Will Sasso has officially been cast as Curly (recent reports pegged him as Moe).

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    Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Lucas Till & More Testing For Peeta & Gale In 'Hunger Games'

    Now that Jennifer Lawrence has officially accepted the lead role of Katniss Everdeen in Lionsgate's adaptation of the hit young adult series "The Hunger Games," that can only mean that other casting announcements are not far behind.

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    Video: Preview the "Shameless" Season Finale

    Shameless, with the flawless William H. Macy as a hugely flawed layabout father of six, wraps up its season on Sunday. When it began, it was overshadowed by Showtime's smart Matt LeBlanc comedy Episodes, but If you haven't kept up with Shameless you've missed how strongly this American version of the British series has come into its own. This droll comedy has created a unique identity for each member of the Gallagher family, whose affection is matched only by their capacity for cheating the government and stealing from the rich (or less poor).

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    "Sucker Punch": The Failed Feminism of Zack Snyder

    Much of the imagery in “Sucker Punch” could be taken directly from a high quality video game, and that not only includes the epic genre-inspired action sequences but also the cast of young, sultry stars. Babydoll (Emily Browning) and her cohort of teenage pin-up types fill the screen with the sort of sexualized violence one could expect from “Tomb Raider” or “Street Fighter” or really any other video game with women fighting. And as is often pointed out, simply giving female characters weapons and fishnets and then sending them on a mission to blow up some bad guys does not exactly create empowered and self-actualized female characters. Rather, this whole method of portraying women as strong, violent and badass superhero types is problematic at its core, and it completely trips up any positive representation “Sucker Punch” might have given us.

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    Michael Sheen Circling A Role In Tim Burton's 'Dark Shadows'

    Breaking: For this next effort, Tim Burton has already assembled a staggeringly top notch cast with Johnny Depp, Jackie Earle Haley, Eva Green, Bella Heathcote, Michelle Pfeiffer and Helena Bonham Carter all set to star in the big screen adaptation of the cult '60s television show "Dark Shadows." And if everything pans out, another very big name will joining Burton's grand tale.

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    Viggo Mortensen Looks To Have Dropped Out Of 'Snow White And The Huntsman'

    We're kind of loving Viggo Mortensen at the moment. Despite coming to career ascension with "The Lord Of The Rings" films, the 52-year-old actor always seemed uncomfortable in tentpoles and super-budgeted films, instead choosing to use his post-'LOTR' fame to carefully attach himself to more interesting and thoughtful work like his trio of David Croneberg films ("A History of Violence," "Eastern Promises" and the upcoming "A Dangerous Method"), John Hillcoat's "The Road" and forthcoming Walter Salles adaptation of "On The Road."

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    Watch: Trailer For 'Adèle Blanc-Sec' & 'The Big Bang' Fantastical For Very Different Reasons

    A couple of trailers to bring you into your weekend and yeah, they couldn't be more different, but they also deal with fantasy in their own unique way so allow us to use that as the thread the keeps these together. Alright, then.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Hollywood Produces More of Same as Box Office Dwindles

    Hollywood Produces More of Same as Box Office Dwindles

    "It's content," says Warner Bros. distribution chief Dan Fellman of the continuing downward trend at the box office in 2011. What that means is that the movies being churned out by the studios during the first quarter are not connecting with audiences. Fellman denies that the young male demo has departed the multiplex: just wait until Hangover 2, he says, along with all the commercial films coming this summer. Warners will present a show reel of their upcoming product to exhibitors at the new NATO-controlled CinemaCon next week, where Paramount is expected to screen 22 minutes of J.J. Abrams' Super 8, among other reels.

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