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    White House Down

    I can’t imagine how anyone pitched this concept to a movie studio. It’s a big summer movie from the director of "Independence Day", full of huge, explosive action scenes—and completely unexpected comedy.

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    Roland Emmerich Says 'Independence Day' Sequels 'ID Forever' Will Have "The Sons Take Over"

    Oh, I guess we're still talking about this. It seems that every six months to year, talk of the forever developing "Independence Day" sequels -- yes, there are two, and at one point they were rumored to shoot back-to-back. Well, they're apparently called "ID Forever," and talking to press today abou...

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    '30 Minutes Or Less' Gets Dramatic Remake With 'Collar Bomb Heist'

    There was a minor uproar surrounding last year's release of "30 Minutes or Less," a frothy action comedy from "Zombieland" director Ruben Fleischer, about a pizza delivery boy (Jesse Eisenberg) who some thugs kidnapped and forced to rob a bank with an explosive charge wrapped around his chest. If he...

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    The Amazing Spider-Man—movie review

    There’s nothing inherently wrong with 'The Amazing Spider-Man', but in the immortal words of Yogi Berra, it’s déjà vu all over again. By retelling the origin story of Peter Parker so soon after Sam Raimi’s 2002 smash hit, starring Tobey Maguire, the new filmmaking team, led by director Marc Webb, no...

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    Charlize Theron Gets Caught In A 'Murder Mystery' For John Madden Penned By 'Zodiac' Scribe James Vanderbilt

    It's interesting to watch how fortunes change. For a while, it looked like John Madden would never be able to match the critical and commercial acclaim of "Shakespeare In Love," with a string of ill-received and underperforming films like "Proof," "Killshot" and &qu...

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    'Zodiac' & 'Amazing Spider-Man' Scribe James Vanderbilt To Rewrite 'Robocop'; Sells Action Spec 'White House Down' To Sony

    The first films of screenwriter James Vanderbilt's career were not exactly indicators of great work to come. Killer tooth fairy horror "Darkness Calls?" Botched "Rashomon" riff "Basic"? Dwayne Johnson actioner "The Rundown"? (Which is actually good fun, bu...

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    'Dragon Tattoo' Writer Steve Zaillian Was Considering Directing American 'Red Riding' Remake

    Film Will Likely Condense Trilogy, Could Be Set In PennsylvaniaSomewhere near the very top rung of recent crime movies, along with "Zodiac" and "A Prophet," is the "Red Riding" trilogy. Three films, from three different directors, based on David Peace's quartet of crime novels, and starring a who's ...

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    'Zodiac' & 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Writer Jamie Vanderbilt To Pen 'Red Riding' Remake

    You might not have seen "Red Riding," the trilogy of British crime films that hit theaters at the start of last year. The films only received the briefest of releases, with a simultaneous video-on-demand release, although they attracted millions of viewers when they aired in the U.K. in January 2009. If you didn't, you should: the three films -- "In the Year of Our Lord 1974," "In the Year of Our Lord 1980" and "In the Year of Our Lord 1983," directed by Julian Jarrold, James Marsh and Anand Tucker, respectively -- were among the best crime movies of recent years, with an outstanding cast including Andrew Garfield, Rebecca Hall, Sean Bean, Pa...

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    James Vanderbilt Hired Back To Write Sequel To 'The Amazing Spider-Man'

    With shooting still underway on "The Amazing Spider-Man," Columbia is wasting no time in getting their ducks in a row for the inevitable sequel.

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