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    'Arrested Development' Creator Mitchell Hurwitz To Remake Lars Von Trier's 'The Boss Of It All'

    Playlist Favorite Emma Forrest Will Pen ScriptMitch Hurwitz hasn't been able to catch a break in the last few years. The creator of the much-missed sitcom classic "Arrested Development" has had a string of pilots that never made it past the pilot stage (including US-set remakes of "The Thick Of It" and "Absolutely Fabulous"), while his two shows that did make it to air, the animation "Sit Down Shut Up" and the Will Arnett vehicle "Running Wilde," were swiftly cancelled (principally, it should be said, because neither was much good). Meanwhile, the rumor mill on a potential "Arrested Development" movie continues to churn, without much progress, although British actor Peter Serafinowicz recently reported forward movement on the project.

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    Justin Timberlake, Larry David & Woody Harrelson Among Latest Names Linked To 'The Three Stooges'

    Hank Azaria, Will Sasso, Johnny Knoxville Also MentionedIt's now four years since the last film from one-time comedy titans The Farrelly Brothers. The duo dominated the genre in the 1990s, knocking out three bona-fide classics, "Dumb & Dumber," "Kingpin" and "There's Something About Mary," in quick succession, but their efforts in the last decade ranged from the genial ("Stuck On You," "Fever Pitch") to the unwatchable ("Shallow Hal," "The Heartbreak Kid"). Their latest project, the Owen Wilson/Jason Sudeikis marital comedy "Hall Pass," hits theaters on Friday (and by all accounts, isn't anywhere near a comeback), which finally clears the way for their longtime passion project: "The Three Stooges."

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    Watch: Cameron Diaz Don't Need No Education In 'Bad Teacher' Red Band Trailer

    From a distance, it might look like the summer of 2011 is going to be dominated by superheroes, but in fact, it's a smash hit from two years ago that looks to be setting the agenda at the multiplexes. The colossal gross of "The Hangover" in 2009 revived the fading R-rated comedy genre, and between May and August this year, we won't just see the sequel to that film, but a number of equally potty-mouthed comedies that hope to follow in its footsteps. In the space of only a few months, we've got "Bridesmaids," "The Sitter," "Friends With Benefits," "Horrible Bosses," "The Change-Up," and "30 Minutes or Less." all of which will be R-rated and proud, and jostling for a place at the marketplace.

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    Watch: New Trailer For 'Sucker Punch' Pairs Rock 'n Roll & Explosions

    With just over a month to go until Zack Snyder's "Sucker Punch," this writer thinks Warner Bros. still has a lot of work to do. The brainchild of Snyder the film is an ambitious fantasy action pic but the marketing still doesn't look like it's doing anything but appealing to the niche of fans who are already sold on the film. Basically, to anyone who hasn't been following the film, they won't have any clue what this blitzkrieg of images and music actually means. As one of the Playlist better halves asked us recently: "Is that the medieval Spice Girls movie?"

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    Escape from New York: Portland

    Many of Reverse Shot's staff writers and contributors come from and reside in locations all over the U.S. and beyond. Escape from New York is a new column devoted to reminding us Manhattan-and-Brooklyn-centric moviegoers that we are not the world when it comes to cinephila. In the following weeks and months, look for dispatches by a handful of our best writers from such far-flung locations as Taipei, Tel Aviv, London, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and more. First up, Kristi Mitsuda's observations on filmgoing in Portland.

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    Charlie Sheen Wants To Make Another 'Major League,' Calls 'Back To The Minors' An "Abortion"

    Inside of everyone there's a hero and a villain, unless you're Charlie Sheen, where there is a third person, an unapologetic hedonist just living life to the fullest.

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    Introducing Picton Picturefest: A Film Festival and Youth Retreat

    So I waited a good long while to write this post, mostly out of fear that the project would never come to be. But there's no going back now, so I wanted to officially announce Picton Picturefest on my wee blog in hopes of spreading the word. Essentially, a year or so ago my childhood best friend and I started talking about putting together a little film festival and "cinephile camp" for youth near our shared hometown in Southern Ontario (clearly inspired by this little experience)... Somehow, it manifested from that idea to a full-fledged operation, with 20 us - filmmakers, film producers, film festival employees, media artists - now part of the "Picturefest Collective," a non-profit organization with government funding and some serious ambition to make Picton Picturefest a reality.

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    Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes To Make 'Zombies Vs. Robots'

    Because why not right? With cowboys squaring off against aliens, Abraham Lincoln fighting vampires and Hansel and Gretel taking on a coven of witches, these genre mashups aren't going to end anytime soon.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Review: Flamboyant and Uninspired

    Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Review: Flamboyant and Uninspired

    Film and comics critic Simon Abrams (Village Voice, Comics Journal) ventured onto Broadway to see what all the fuss was about on Julie Taymor's endlessly previewed (performances started on November 28; the opening was postponed to March 15) and troubled Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. He finds flamboyance in the service of uninspired storytelling:Nobody needs an introduction to Spider-Man after decades of comics and three blockbuster films (a reboot is under way). But Julie Taymor is determined to rework this eighth-told tale tale into mythic stature. The epic musical Turn Off the Dark’s spectacular failure comes down to its creators’ inability to realize what they could do with a beloved property with built-in mainstream appeal.

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    Steve Carell To Talk To Canines In 'Dogs Of Babel'

    Steve Carell continues to fill up his post-"The Office" slate, and he's lined up a dramedy that will find him talking to dogs. Let us explain.

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