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    Box-Office: Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Lucy’ Beauty Outperforms Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Hercules’ Brawn

    Call it a battle of the beauty and the beast if you like. Though audiences didn’t seem to love Luc Besson’s “Lucy” or Brett Ratner’s “Hercules”—at least considering those dismal Cinemascore ratings (C+ for the former). But they were unsure about either and curious, as reviews for both hit rather lat...

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    Review: 'Hercules' Starring Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane And John Hurt

    There are cheap costumes, cartoonish special effects and endless nonsense monologues in Brett Ratner's “Hercules." Ergo, there's also Ian McShane. HBO's "Deadwood" blew up the journeyman actor's career, making him a must-have accessory in the eyes of all casting agents. But since the end of that sho...

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    Watch: Dwayne Johnson Gets Mythological In New Full Length Trailer For 'Hercules'

    We gotta be honest, we nearly forgot that "Hercules" was still coming this summer. Maybe you did too. There's a veritable onslaught of blockbusters set to descend on multiplexes, and this season won't be complete without Dwayne Johnson flexing his impressive muscles. And he'll do that and much more ...

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    Paramount Sets 'Beverly Hills Cop' Reboot For Spring 2016 Release

    For years, they've been trying to make a "Beverly Hills Cop" reboot and/or sequel happen without much developing, but at the end of 2013 there was a ray of light. Eddie Murphy officially came back, Brett Ratner got attached to direct the project (again), and it was all systems go at Paramount. And n...

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    Watch: Dwayne Johnson Is Unleashed In First Trailer For Brett Ratner's 'Hercules'

    "I'm just excited that our movies are different and that there are multiple stories of Hercules being told. The Rock's is quite different. It's The Thracian Wars, which are the older stories of Hercules. This is the origin, so it sets it up," Kellan Lutz proclaimed earlier this year, promoting his H...

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    Razzies 2014: 'Movie 43' Takes Worst Picture, Will & Jaden Smith Heavily Thrown Under Bus For 'After Earth'

    It's game day. The Academy Awards ceremony obvious takes place this evening and so like clockwork, the ignominious folks that run the Razzies Awards have unveiled their list for the worst movies of the year. The biggest story this year is that the Razzie committee failed to award Adam Sandler anythi...

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    Edward Norton's 'Motherless Brooklyn' Finally Happening Thanks To Brett Ratner

    Way back in 1999, Edward Norton had big plans following David Fincher's "Fight Club" — he was going write, direct and star in an adaptation of Jonathan Lethem's acclaimed novel "Motherless Brooklyn." Obviously, that didn't quite happen. Instead, the project become Norton's great white whale, with no...

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    'Beverly Hills Cop' Reboot With Brett Ratner And Eddie Murphy & 'Top Gun 2' Back On At Paramount

    In 1984, the movie gods gave audiences (among lots of other things): "Beverly Hills Cop" and "Terminator." Both became massive franchises, and both sorta fizzled out. But since no property in Hollywood is ever truly buried, both are being revived. Earlier today word arrived that "Terminator"—in addi...

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    Brett Ratner Talks Roman Polanksi's 'Weekend Of A Champion,' 'Rush Hour 4,' His Version Of Superman & More

    Brett Ratner, the director of the "Rush Hour" films and, most recently, "Tower Heist," isn't someone who you would imagine as being BFFs with Roman Polanski, the arty filmmaker behind such classics as "Chinatown" and "Rosemary's Baby." But this is exactly the case. The two have been great friends fo...

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    Roman Polanski on Rescuing 'Weekend of a Champion' From Obscurity and His Advice to Filmmakers

    In light of the upcoming November 22 theatrical release of Roman Polanski's restored and re-cut 1972 documentary "Weekend of a Champion," last week's New York City screening paid tribute to the film's decades-long journey by following with a rare press conference that included Polanski himself via S...

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