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    Women in Hollywood, from Tough Rodriguez, Studio Chief Pascal, to 'Expendabelles' (VIDEO)

    Sylvester Stallone has put out a call on Twitter, presumably with his latest iteration of "The Expendables" in mind: "A young Sigorney Weaver anywhere out there?" The misspelling of her name aside, Weaver became one of Hollywood's few female action stars because Ridley Scott cast her as androgynous ...

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    Watch: Vikings Slice and Dice Their Way Through Gory Red Band 'Hammer of the Gods' Trailer

    BBC stalwarts director Farren Blackburn ("Doctor Who," "The Fades") and writer Matthew Read (who also penned last year's remake of Nicolas Winding Refn's "Pusher") have teamed up for the Viking epic "Hammer of the Gods," which Magnet will release this summer.

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    Tom Hardy Gets An Action Franchise, Will Star in New Regency & Ubisoft's 'Splinter Cell' Adaptation [UPDATED]

    New Regency has come on board to develop the "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell" with Ubisoft. Tom Hardy is set to star.

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    Berg's SEAL Team 10 Drama 'Lone Survivor' Now Shooting with Wahlberg, Bana, Foster, Kitsch & Hirsch; Herrick Producing

    Norton Herrick has come on board to share producing duties with director Peter Berg and star Mark Wahlberg for "Lone Survivor," which is currently shooting in New Mexico with co-stars Eric Bana, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch and Taylor Kitsch...

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    Now and Then: 'Looper' and the Future of Sci Fi

    Deep into "Looper" we meet Sara (Emily Blunt), a young mother and cane farmer in the year 2044. The moment, for science fiction, is riskily quiet — in the first blush of dusk she mimes lighting a cigarette, taking a slow drag on imagined bliss. It's also, for all the film's nodding at the genre's pa...

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    Trailers from Hell: 'Point Break' is First Up for Kathryn Bigelow Week

    It's Kathryn Bigelow week at Trailers from Hell! First up, it's Karyn Kusama discussing the trailer for 1991's "Point Break."

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    FIRST LOOK: 'The Expendables 2' Stars Stallone and Schwarzenegger Charm the Con, Bring Back Male Pattern Baldness (Video)

    Wily action lions Sly Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger first met as fierce rivals back at the 1976 Golden Globes, when "Rocky" won best director and film, on its way to a best picture Oscar, while Schwarzenegger won Best Newcomer. Stallone threw flowers on a muscleman he expected to exit the scene...

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    Now and Then: Hitchcock's First Classic, and an Underrated Modern Descendant

    Alfred Hitchcock had been working as a director for more than a decade when he made "The 39 Steps" (1935), a film that's half trench coats, street lamps, and foreign agents. The other half is English wit, a marriage plot, and a MacGuffin: the first proof, long before his later masterworks, that he w...

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    Career Watch: Will Smith, Still on His Throne?

    Music-TV-film superstar Will Smith did not mark his return to the box office (after a four year hiatus) with a bang, but it wasn't a crash either. "Men in Black III" knocked "The Avengers" off its top spot, and while it's no disaster, it finished the weekend short of expe...

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    IN THE WORKS: 'Red 2' Reunites Old Gang, Adds Catherine Zeta-Jones to the Mix

    Lionsgate label Summit Entertainment has added Catherine Zeta-Jones and Byung-Hun Lee ("G.I. Joe: Retaliation") to the cast of the inevitable sequel to action-comedy "Red." Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, and Helen Mirren will return for "Red 2."

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