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    Immersed in Movies: Tripping Out on the Cartoon Reality of 'Men in Black 3'

    The "Men in Black" franchise has always been a live-action "Looney Tunes" cartoon, a wacky mix of old school and new school. The "Alienbusters" premise is totally unique and practically imitation-proof, as director Barry Sonnenfeld reminds us...

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    Robert Rodriguez Talks 'Sin City 2,' 'Machete 2' At Cannes 2012

    Robert Rodriguez was on the roof of the Cannes JW Marriott the other day talking about the two sequels next on his plate: 'Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For' and 'Machete Kills,' which he’ll shoot first, starting in the next few weeks.

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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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    Immersed in Movies: Aardman's Peter Lord Talks 'Pirates'

    Stop-motion is back again this year with three animated releases: Aardman's "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" (opening tomorrow), Laika's "ParaNorman" (Aug. 17), and Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie" (October 5). And what I've seen of all three, the bar has been significantly raised technologically to keep ...

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    Why Lionsgate Picked 'Water for Elephants' Director Francis Lawrence for 'Hunger Games'

    If Lionsgate goes with Francis Lawrence to replace Gary Ross for 'Hunger Games' sequel "Catching Fire," it's because he was the best they could get. The reason why Ross left "The Hunger Games" is that any director wants to know going into a movie that they will come out ahead. That was impossible, h...

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    Behind the Lionsgate/Ross Breakup on the "The Hunger Games" Sequel

    It's deja vu all over again. The director that established the first installment of a franchise is moving on. On April 6, The Playlist scooped the news that Gary Ross would leave "The Hunger Games" trilogy, and would not direct the "Catching Fire" sequel.

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    'Angels of Death' Next Up for UK's 'The Woman in Black' Series

    Daniel Radcliffe's "The Woman in Black" will continue with "The Woman in Black: Angels of Death," which Hammer Films, Alliance Films and Cross Creek Pictures say is not a sequel but the next installment in a series. The first installment went on to be the highest-grossing Bri...

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    By The Beard of Zeus! Will Ferrell Tells Conan 'Anchorman 2' is Greenlit at Paramount (Video)

    Rejoice, "Anchorman 2" is coming. Paramount is partnering with Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gary Sanchez Productions and Judd Apatow for a sequel to the beloved 2004 original (DreamWorks; $89 million worldwide). The 2004 comedy is arguably the most quoted film of the last decade.

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    'Waiting to Exhale' Moves Ahead Sans Whitney Houston: 'In Her Honor'

    The "Waiting to Exhale" sequel is going forward, despite Whitney Houston's sudden death. "I don’t think she would want it to [perish]," said Fox 2000 president Elizabeth Gabler (who just renewed her deal). Soldiering on with the project is "almost in her honor," she adds.

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    Trailer Watch: Jeremy Renner Takes Over in Tony Gilroy's 'The Bourne Legacy'

    I'm looking forward to "The Bourne Legacy" more than most studio sequels that have lost their signature director and star, as the "Bourne" series has. Why? Because even without Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon, this one still has DNA from screenwriter Tony Gilroy, who wrote the...

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