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    Robert Downey Jr. Planning Film About Sinking Of USS Indianapolis

    "Japanese submarine slammed two torpedoes into our side, Chief. We was comin' back from the island of Tinian to Leyte... just delivered the bomb. The Hiroshima bomb. Eleven hundred men went into the water. Vessel went down in 12 minutes. Didn't see the first shark for about a half an hour. Tiger. 13-footer. You know how you know that when you're in the water, Chief? You tell by looking from the dorsal to the tail fin. What we didn't know, was our bomb mission had been so secret, no distress signal had been sent. They didn't even list us overdue for a week. Very first light, Chief, sharks come cruisin', so we formed ourselves into tight groups...

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    Trailer For 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows' Crackles With Same Brand Of Humor & Style

    We'll be the first to admit we pegged "Sherlock Holmes" all wrong. While it looked rather disastrous in its marketing, what with those 7/11 taquitos tie-ins and what not, it seemed like some kind of Disney-fied disaster gone wrong; a tepid version of "Pirates Of The Caribbean 2" set in the world of the famous English detective. But cut to December 2009 and Guy Ritchie's dazzling direction, Hans Zimmer's killer score and Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law's unexpected chemistry proved us totally wrong. We were happy to eat crow and this was exactly what we're hoping from a tentpole: something thrilling, engaging and, okay, maybe smart would be too...

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    Promotional Poster For 'The Avengers' Offers First Look At Superhero All-Stars Together

    The Licensing International Expo, where movie studios court promotional partners to produce toys, Happy Meals and other unnecessary accessories to wring every cent out of potential franchises, is currently underway in Las Vegas, and a selection of early posters for big properties are starting to lea...

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    Robert Downey Jr. Says Jon Favreau May Consult With Shane Black On 'Iron Man 3'

    You may or may not have heard, but this weekend in Los Angeles, the L.A. Times geek blog, Hero Complex held its own little festival. Jon Favreau and HC webmaster Geoff Boucher were scheduled to talk about Favreau's career-making turn as the director behind 2008's wildly successful, "Iron Man" on Su...

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    Shane Black Talks 'Iron Man 3'; Confirmed To Be Writing Script, Film Will Be A 'Tom Clancy Thriller'

    It's hasn't been all that long since Jon Favreau confirmed that he wouldn't be returning to the franchise that made his name: after reportedly feuding with Marvel on "Iron Man 2," the former-Pete-from-"Friends" opted to helm the Disney blockbuster-in-waiting "Magic Kingdom" over the third installmen...

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    Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice' May Shoot This Fall With Robert Downey Jr.

    Paul Thomas Anderson is nothing if not deliberate. With Kubrickian spans of time between each of his films, the man simply will not be rushed. Which is why it was surprising that a few short months after his religious drama (commonly referred to as) “The Master” seemed to go quiet, it was revealed late last year that Anderson was already hard at work on his next project, an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s "Inherent Vice." At that time, CAA, (who also rep Anderson), wanted to attach Robert Downey Jr. to the lead role of private eye Doc Sportello, but because of Downey’s busy schedule it was unclear when he would be available to film. Just over ...

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    Holmes & Watson Will Let Loose In The Officially Titled 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows'

    'Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol' Now Has Serious Competition For Worst Sequel Title Of The YearWell, Guy Ritchie's "Sherlock Holmes" sequel now has a title and it's pretty terrible. E! reports and IGN confirms that the anticipated sequel shall henceforth be known as: "Sherlock Holmes: A Game ...

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    Paul Thomas Anderson May Have Found Financing For 'Inherent Vice' & Untitled Scientology Project

    Jeremy Renner Not Attached To 'The Master' Any LongerWho would have thought a billionairess would come to the rescue of Paul Thomas Anderson? That seems to be the case and perhaps, Megan Ellison, the 25-year-old daughter of American business magnate and Oracle boss Larry Ellison, simply just has a l...

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    Who's The Cameo In 'Sherlock Holmes 2'?

    Warning: If you don't want to know who the cameo is "Sherlock Holmes 2," stop reading right here and don't read the tags to this post either. You've been warned.

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    Robert Downey Leaves 'Oz The Great And Powerful,' Johnny Depp To Take Over?

    Like baseball cards, these A-List actors are. Robert Downey Jr. is backing out of Sam Raimi's "Oz: The Great And Powerful" but the production may have secured a killer replacement in Johnny Depp, currently in discussions to fill Tony Stark's shoes. Sets and effects are already being worked on, with ...

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