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    Dish Acquiring Blockbuster

    Dish Acquiring Blockbuster

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  • The Playlist
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    Yes, A Remake Of Alfred Hitchcock's 'To Catch A Thief' Is Happening And It Will Be More "Gadgety"

    Remakes of Alfred Hitchcock films are nothing new, really. "Strangers on a Train" and "Suspicion" have been named in the past little while as getting makeovers, while the filmmakers behind "Disturbia" were sued for ripping off "Rear Window" by the estate of the author who wrote the original short story on which it's based (the lawsuit failed). Even more recently, Anthony Hopkins was said to be in talks to play the director himself in “Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho” which is about exactly what the title implies (which of course reminds us of Gus Van Sant's shot-for-shot redo of "Psycho"). A fascinating figure, with an undeniably great body of work, it's not shocking that Hollywood continues to mine the filmmaker for ideas.

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  • Spout
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    Video: "When Harry Met Sally" Sequel Replaces Meg Ryan With Helen Mirren

    Starting out like something out of "The Player," an hilarious new spoof from Funny or Die shows us what a "When Harry Met Sally" sequel pitch (and the eventual film's trailer) might look like today. Rob Reiner and Billy Crystal are back for the pretend follow-up, the title for which I won't spoil because it's part of the "tweak" twist, which makes fun of today's biggest Hollywood narrative trends. I will at least mention that this video features such currently hot comedic personalities as Adam Scott and Mike Tyson.

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  • The Playlist
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    Thandie Newton Is The Other Woman In Tyler Perry's 'Good Deeds'

    Tyler Perry has found his love interest for his next movie that doesn't involve Madea, with Thandie Newton reteaming with the "For Colored Girls" writer/actor/director/producer in his latest effort, "Good Deeds."

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Britney Spears Premieres Video For "'Till The World Ends"

    Wait... No product placement, a sensical concept, AND respectable choreography? Could this actually be a Britney Spears video? Blending three of my favourite things - apocalypse narratives, bisexual dance orgies, and Spears herself - it is indeed:

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Arthur Early Reviews: "Dispiritingly Witless," "Crude instead of Whimsical"

    Arthur Early Reviews: "Dispiritingly Witless," "Crude instead of Whimsical"

    In this remake of the 1981 classic, Arthur, Russell Brand takes on Dudley Moore's comic drunk, joined by Helen Mirren (in John Gielgud's butler role) and rival girlfriends Greta Gerwig and Jennifer Garner. Directed by Jason Winer (TV's Modern Family) from Peter Baynham's revamp of Steve Gordon's original script, this ensemble relationship comedy is failing to find critical validation. Early reviews, photos and the trailer are below.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Immortals' Producer Doesn't Seem To Love 3D For Greek Epic But Can Live With The Business Decision

    Producer Mark Canton Delivers Swipe At James Cameron For 3D In 'Sanctum'All old school (or even semi-old school in this case) Hollywood producers are awesome (see Jerry Weintraub for a recent example). Mostly because they've been around the block often enough that they're simply too old to mince words or bother with a diplomacy filter.

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  • The Playlist
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    Max Winkler Talks Wes Anderson Influence On 'Ceremony' & Losing Jesse Eisenberg To 'Social Network'

    Young Filmmaker Talks About Making His First Feature, And Being Comfortable With His Influences And Own SkinWhile "Ceremony" is likely to be the introduction for most to the work of Max Winkler, many have been tipped off to his talent after seeing him work with Michael Cera and Clark Duke in the appropriate titled (and very funny) webseries, "Clark & Michael," which you can check out here. But that's just the tip of the iceberg. Winkler has been making his name on a number of brewing projects including "The Adventurer's Handbook" which he co-wrote with pal Jonah Hill and frequent collaborator Matt Spicer, not to mention being drafted with the latter to write "Whispers in Bedlam" for Jason Reitman and scoring the selling the pitch for "First Man" that has Johnny Knoxville attached. Suffice it to say the 27-year-old son of Henry Winkler has all the makings of a filmmaker that should be squarely on your radar.

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  • Caryn James
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    Video: Stephen Colbert Introduces James Franco's Twin, Frank Jameso

    The old evil twin plot! Actually, if James Franco did have a twin, that would explain a lot. The guy just works endlessly, so he's everywhere (here's my review of his latest film, Your Highness) , and this is the best interview yet.

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  • The Playlist
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    Meg Ryan To Direct 'Into The Beautiful'; 'When Harry Met Sally 2' Trailer Lands

    It's been a long, long time since Meg Ryan was the rom-com queen. These days, the field is more or less led by Kate Hudson, Katherine Heigl and Drew Barrymore though none quite have the charm she did back in the day. But it's been a while since we've seen much of Meg Ryan at all with her last major role in the ill-advised 2008 remake "The Women." But she's now ready to make her first foray behind the camera.

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