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    CinemaCon: Paramount Promos Big, Noisy Movies 'Star Trek Into Darkness,' 'World War Z,' 'Pain and Gain' (VIDEO)

    At CinemaCon, the annual exhibitors' convention in Las Vegas, the studios are clearly chasing huge VFX packed event movies to pull audiences into theaters. At the first studio presentation, hosted by Paramount co-chairman Rob Moore, the movies were big and noisy, amplified by some 495,000 watts of D...

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    Why Studios Continue Banking on Franchises Like 'G.I. Joe'; Which Sequels Can You Do Without?

    "G.I. Joe Retaliation," a sequel to 2009's "G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra," took in more than $130 million at the worldwide box office this weekend--although its three-day $40 million domestic number was half its foreign take. (The studio cleverly beefed up the weekend number with a Thursday preview.)...

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    'World War Z' UPDATE: Paramount Execs Cut Mention of China as Possible Culprit of Zombie Outbreak

    As if "World War Z" hasn't already stomached enough production turmoil. News broke earlier today that Paramount executives have changed a minor plot point in the film that involves China, so that Chinese officials might look more favorably on the film for domestic distribution in the fast-rising Chi...

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    Box Office: 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' Takes The Easter Weekend Top Slot

    “G.I. Joe: Retaliation" had every reason to fail and flop much like its bumped 2012 tentpole predecessor "Jack The Giant Slayer" which audiences turned their noses up to earlier this year. Like 'Jack' the film was pushed off its initial release date and drew bad publicity for its delays and talk of...

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    Brad Pitt Talks Tentpole 'World War Z,' Unused Budapest Scenes and Fast vs. Slow Zombies in New EW

    Much has been reported on "World War Z"'s laborious trek to the big screen (June 21), plagued with re-shoots and re-writes -- all the while taking the title of Most Expensive Zombie Movie Ever Made. Despite rumors of conflict between director Marc Forster ("Quantum of Solace") and his producer-star,...

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    Dystopia Rules! Rudin and Paramount's Unpublished 'Annihilation' Joins Rash of Movies About Our Grim Future

    In Hollywood, the end of the worlds is always at hand. Trust Scott Rudin to sniff out the next literary phenomenon. Yes, yet another dystopian picture is in the works. As John Carpenter and Kurt Russell reunite in advance of an "Escape from New York" reboot, and Roland Emmerich preps a sequel to "In...

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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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    ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Preview Report: Producer Bryan Burk Talks Promo Tour, Franchise Future

    Friday in London, Paramount Pictures screened an extended look at "Star Trek Into Darkness" at the BFI IMAX cinema, introduced by producer Bryan Burk and including the opening 28 minutes of the film plus two other extended sequences. What they showed of J.J. Abrams’ belated sequel, which arrives fou...

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    William Friedkin Says 'Sorcerer' Finally Getting Digital Transfer, But Won't Be On Criterion

    2012 proved by turns an odd and triumphant year for director William Friedkin, who fashioned Matthew McConaughey's performance in the shockingly good “Killer Joe,” but also was forced into dealing with his troubled past, namely the 1977 suspense drama “Sorcerer.” Legal di...

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    Tina Fey Says ‘Mean Girls’ Musical Still In The Works

    She’s spoken about the possibility in interviews before, and it seems this subject has cropped up numerous times over the years. But after Tina Fey announced, “I think Paramount’s on board,” during a red carpet interview at the SAG Awards, the blogosphere took it as a sign th...

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