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    Brad Pitt Circling The Lead In 'Pontius Pilate'

    Brad Pitt didn't have the greatest 2012. Oh sure, he bagged a role in Ridley Scott's "The Counselor," and a small part in Steve McQueen's "Twelve Years A Slave," but Andrew Dominik's "Killing Them Softly" bombed hard, while his big budget zombie "Wo...

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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt Passes On 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' & Joins 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For,' Will Be In 3D

    Yeah, we know. It was only this afternoon that we were talking about how hot Joseph Gordon-Levitt is at the moment, with franchises being thrown left and right at the actor. He's already passed on "Godzilla," and now he's turned down Marvel's "Guardians Of The Galaxy"...

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    Watch: Every Stan Lee Marvel Cameo Since 1989

    As sure as the sun rises and sets and the taxman comes for your money every year, a movie based on a Marvel property will invariably feature Stan Lee winking at the camera at some point. And some brave soul has compiled all his appearances, starting with a movie no one remembers from 1989.

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    Watch: The Sound Of Hunting Bin Laden Explored In 'Zero Dark Thirty' Featurette Plus 2 International Posters

    With Oscar nominations being announced this Thursday and the film entering wide release this weekend, Kathryn Bigelow’s dense procedural “Zero Dark Thirty” is now set to be discussed by the public at large. As if on cue, two new posters and a featurette on the sound of the film hav...

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    R.I.P. David R. Ellis (1952-2013)

    Hey may not have been nominated for any Oscars, but stuntman turned filmmaker David R. Ellis had more modest goals. His filmography suggests a director that was aiming for mainstream kudos despite what the critical world might have to say, but unfortunately, his career behind the camera was cut shor...

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    EW Launches CapeTown for Comic-Con Culture Enthusiast, All Things Superhero, Sci-Fi and Fantasy

    EW announces Capetown, a new site dedicated to Hollywood and "Comic-Con culture," a place for all things superhero, sci-fi, fantasy and horror on film, TV, gaming, comic and novel platforms. The site launches today and in the first week will showcase interviews with Robert Downey Jr...

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    Connie Nielsen Joins Kevin Costner In McG's Untitled Thriller With Amber Heard & Hailee Steinfeld

    McG is like a classic timex watch. He takes a lickin', but keeps on tickin'. "This Means War" was routinely included in Worst Of 2012 lists (including ours), "Terminator Salvation" took a beating in 2009, and the rest of his career hasn't fared much better outsid...

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    Warner Bros Create Pixar-Style Brain Trust For Animated Films, Includes Phil Lord & Chris Miller, Nicholas Stoller And More

    This was bound to happen, we're mostly just surprised it didn't happen sooner. You would think that with Pixar's long-standing track record of proving that originality, high standards and creative vision can produce results that please both audiences and critics, rival studios would copy...

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    Preview 'American Ubuntu' (FBI Agent, His Estranged Daughter & Her Black Panther Stepfather Clash Post-9/11)

    From Oakland-based filmmaker Lenore Norrgard comes the feature-length film, American Ubuntu (Ubuntu meaning "Because we are, I am" in Zulu; or I'm sure you're familiar with the old sayin, it takes a village...).

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    Ben Mendelsohn Joining Boden/Fleck's 'Mississippi Grind' With Jake Gyllenhaal

    We always like it when actors we like join projects by directors we like, so this kind of news makes us happy. Over the summer, it was revealed that Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, the filmmaking pair behind "Half Nelson" and "Sugar," had lined up their next project. "Mississippi...

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