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    The Truth Comes Out! Will Smith Reveals The Real Reason Why He Rejected 'Django'

    First, as I said when I reviewed the script for Django Unchained in the spring of 2011, after it was first announced that Will Smith was Quentin Tarantino's first choice to play Django...:

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    Mia Wasikowska Joins Juliette Binoche In Olivier Assayas' 'Sils Maria'

    That Mia Wasikowska is everywhere. The elfin darling of the indie elite (who has been known to slum it for the odd blockbuster, like breakthrough "Alice in Wonderland"), she has sustained the critical momentum of the pajama-clad daughter in “The Kids Are All Right” to dominate the Sundance acting co...

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    Zombies Pile On In New Poster For 'World War Z,' Plus Watch The Trailer If You Missed It Over The Weekend

    With “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” hitting theaters this Friday with more Channing Tatum added, that leaves the Brad Pitt-starring zombie-disaster film “World War Z” as the last of Paramount’s troubled productions that had been pushed back from last year. With "World War Z"'s summer release date lumbering...

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    Taymor vs. Spider-Man Sets Trial Date

    As we previously reported, Julie Taymor's lawsuit against the producers of Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark was revived back in January. However, the expected settlement between the parties didn't work out and a trial date has been set.

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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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