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    Sequel 'Monsters: Dark Continent' Starts Filming, Johnny Harris & Joe Dempsie Starring

    Ever since it was unveiled back in 2010, there's been talk of a possible sequel to "Monsters." And that's hardly a surprise: while Gareth Edwards' film wasn't a giant success, it made a very decent $5 million worldwide (plus much more on home video formats), which is an unqualified success for a fil...

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    J.J. Abrams Talks 'Star Wars: Episode VII' For First Time, Discusses Similarities To 'Star Trek'

    When the famously tight-lipped J.J. Abrams was announced earlier this year as the director of “Star Wars: Episode VII,” it was both a surprise and the obvious choice. And while many argued about what it means to have the same man in charge of both “Star Wars” and “Star Trek,” what will happen with t...

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    New Poster & Images From 'The Wolverine' Introduce The Supporting Cast

    Compared to some of its summer blockbuster superhero competition -- "Iron Man 3" and "Man Of Steel" -- "The Wolverine" has been playing its cards close to its chest. We've seen a smattering of images, and lots of encouraging talk from director James Mangold and star Hugh Jackman, but not a frame of ...

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    Mike Bloomberg's $12-Million Gun-Regulation Ads

    The New York Times is reporting that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg shelled out $12 million on a national advertising campaign that names senators he believes might be persuaded to support federal gun regulations.

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    Watch: Muscles, Ninjas & Car Chases In New Clips From 'Pain & Gain,' 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' & 'The Host'

    It's Sunday afternoon TV clip round-up time. Here we go. Paramount has released a new “Pain & Gain” TV spot. As Michael Bay’s take on the relatively low-budget comedic crime film, the TV spot is chock-full of sunned muscles and imminent chase scenes (hinted at through boats, cop cars, and helicopter...

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    Adaptations: Mike White Gets ‘Good Luck Of Right Now,’ Wentworth Miller Hired For A 'Se7en'-Esque 'Scare Me'

    A little bit of "writers hired to adapt things" news this Sunday afternoon. DreamWorks has hired Mike White (“School of Rock,” the recently-cancelled “Enlightened”) to adapt the latest novel from Matthew Quick, author of “Silver Linings Playbook.” Quick’s “The Good Luck of Right Now” will be publish...

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    Kristen Bell Is On a Roll: Focus World, Screen Media Slate 'The Lifeguard' for Summer

    It's a good year so far for Kristen Bell, as the Kickstarter campaign to reboot "Veronica Mars" reached its goal last week. Focus Features' alternative distribution outlet Focus World has partnered with Screen Media Films in acquire U.S. rights to Sundance entry "The Lifeguard."

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    Michael Jai White Is Double-Barreled In First Look At 'Codename: Falcon'

    Hollywood has never fully realized his potential as an action hero, so it's always good to see Michael Jai White in movies that highlight what he does best - kick arse!

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    Zombie Dark Thirty? Watch Brad Pitt Search For A Cure For The Undead In New Trailer For 'World War Z'

    More so than most summer blockbusters landing this year, "World War Z" has a tough battle in front of it. It might be based on a best-seller and be toplined by megastar Brad Pitt, but it's also a dark, serious PG-13 tentpole that could risk being too terrifying to hit four quadrants, while not havin...

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    Watch: James Franco's Grandma Wants You To See 'Spring Breakers'

    After posting healthy numbers in limited release last weekend and a $3 million opening in France (where it is being heavily pushed), "Spring Breakers" is getting another publicity boost ahead of its expansion this weekend, courtesy of none other than James Franco’s grandma.

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