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    Dwayne Johnson & Liam Hemsworth Looking To Star In Dito Montiel's Heist Flick 'Empire State'

    For someone as naturally, winningly charismatic as he is, and considering he's generally been the best thing in the generally terrible movies he's starred in, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson hasn't had the easy road to A-list stardom that you might imagine;

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    Hugh Jackman/Aaron Sorkin 'Houdini' Stage Musical Confirmed For 2013-4, Oscar Winner Stephen Schwartz Replaces Danny Elfman

    Even with a sixth reprise (if you count a brief cameo in "X-Men: First Class") of his best-known role in "The Wolverine" tentatively aiming for a start later in the year, the future seems to feature less ass-kicking and more jazz hands for Australian star Hugh Jackman. The actor ...

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    Emma Stone To Deal Coke In Comedy 'Little White Corvette,' From '30 Minutes Or Less' Scribe

    Emma Stone's career trajectory is starting to look like a textbook template for how to become one of the biggest stars in the world.

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    The Wachowskis Want Natalie Portman To Orbit 'Jupiter Ascending'

    After some downtime following the poorly received (though cult favorite) "Speed Racer," the Wachowskis have come roaring back, and if anything, their ambition has only grown larger with time. As you already know, they are hard at work with Tom Tykwer on the time-spanning, sprawling, "...

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    What Was That About Khan? Benedict Cumberbatch Lands Villain Role In 'Star Trek 2'

    So, remember when the Internet was convinced that KHAAAAAAAAAN would be the villain in "Star Trek 2" because Benicio Del Toro was intially tapped to play the role, and then Edgar Ramirez and Jordi Molla were being tossed around to replace him after he bounced? Well, gue...

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    With Firing of Film Critic J. Hoberman, Indie Film Biz Loses Out

    When the news came out that longtime critic J. Hoberman had been fired from the Village Voice, the Twitter feeds and film blogs immediately went aflutter with praise for Hoberman and fury at the weekly paper. While it's a damn shame that readers won't be able to read Hoberman's critic...

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    J. Hoberman Laid Off as Chief Film Critic at The Village Voice

    The Village Voice has laid off its senior film critic, J. Hoberman, a staple of the American film criticism and a contributor to the publication since 1977. Hoberman served as a staff writer for the publication since 1983 and was appointed its chief film critic in 1988.   New York magazine...

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    Village Voice Lays Off Film Critic Jim Hoberman

    As inured as we are to the ongoing crisis in newspaper publishing that leads to the seemingly inevitable layoffs of our best veteran film critics, I am upset that Village Voice Media, which has been shedding employees steadily for the past few years, has finally let go of Jim Hoberman.

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    Paul Haggis To Direct Political Drama 'Paris'

    It's been a while since we've heard anything from Paul Haggis. He spent most of 2011 under the radar, with his name only popping up in connection with a potential franchise over at Universal based on the spy books by Daniel Silva. But it looks like Haggis' next paying gig is coming from ...

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    Kurt Russell, Matt Dillon & Jay Baruchel Team Up For Heist Comedy 'The Black Marks'

    If you're in Canada right now, particularly in Ontario and Quebec, you already know that right now, it's fucking cold. But that's not going to stop Kurt Russell, Matt Dillon and Jay Baruchel who are going to tough out the Canadian winter to make us laugh. Those brave souls.

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