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    Trailer Watch: Judd Apatow's Fear-Mongering 'This Is 40'

    It's hard to determine whether we are meant to be depressed or uplifted watching the trailer for Judd Apatow's "This Is 40." Regardless, the film goes back to the "Knocked Up" characters Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann, the best part of "Knocked Up" by ...

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    'Fast Five' Helmer Justin Lin In Talks With Universal For Former Spike Lee Project 'L.A. Riots'

    A couple of years back, Justin Lin was a director who worked constantly, but was seen as a fairly mid-level guy: his debut "Better Luck Tomorrow" was well regarded critically, but follow-ups like "Annapolis" and his work on the third and fourth "Fast & Furious" movies were much more coolly received....

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    Review: Gilroy's 'The Bourne Legacy' Delivers, Thanks to Renner

    I was looking forward to "The Bourne Legacy" more than most studio sequels that have lost their signature director and star. That's because Universal turned to writer-director Tony Gilroy to reinvent the "Bourne" franchise without Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon, who became a movie star playing the t...

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    'Battleship' Sinks Universal Profits By Over $80 Million

    While studios have been moving toward a model where instead of investing a handful of different movies and a variety of budgets and expectations, they put all their money into a few make-or-break movies per year, the risk of that approach is beginning to be more than apparent. Disney is still wiping...

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    Tarantino Presents RZA's 'The Man with the Iron Fists' on November 2, Starring Crowe, Liu & Grier [Trailer]

    Universal announces the gory kung fu actioner "The Man with the Iron Fists" will be released November 2. The film is a Quentin Tarantino presentation and the directorial debut of longtime Tarantino collaborator, RZA...

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    Edgar Wright's 'World's End' Greenlight at Universal, Third in 'Shaun' & 'Hot Fuzz' Trilogy

    Edgar Wright's "The World's End," the third film in his loose trilogy of comedies including "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz," has been officially greenlit by Universal. The film is currently in pre-production and will begin shooting this October in the UK...

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    Teaser Poster Arrives For Edgar Wright's 'The World's End' As Film Gets Green Light

    Well, we figured it was pretty much a done deal since the last announcement, but good news has arrived on Day 2 of Comic-Con: Universal have officially given the green light to "The World's End," the latest film from director Edgar Wright and co-writer/star Simon Pegg, which will close...

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    Universal's Animation Whiz Chris Meledandri Supplies a Hit Big Enough for It's Own Ride

    You know you've made a successful family film if it gets its own theme park ride. Universal's Chris Meledandri, who headed the animation for hits "Despicable Me" and "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax," today gets to see the opening of Universal Orlando's Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem.

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    'Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection': Universal Continues to Celebrate 100 with 15-Film Box Set

    Well, this is exciting. To continue Universal's year-long 100th anniversary celebration, the studio is releasing "Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection." The box set has a whopping fifteen of the Hitch's films, with thirteen newly and never before on Blu-ray...

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    In the Works: Duplass Bros. to Remake 1978's 'Same Time, Next Year' with Universal, Rudin Set to Produce

    The ever-busy Duplass brothers have signed with Universal to remake the 1978 film "Same Time, Next Year," with Scott Rudin set to produce, along with original producer, nonagenarian Walter Mirisch.

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