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    'The Cabin in the Woods' From Joss Whedon to Kick Off 2012 SXSW, Lena Dunham's 'GIRLS' Also to Debut

    The 2012 South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival will open March 9 with the world premiere of the mind-bending horror pic "The Cabin in the Woods," directed by Emmy-nominated writer Drew Goddard ("Lost") and co-written by Joss Whedon. Whedon will also be on hand in Austin...

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    Joss Whedon Says Not To Worry About 'The Avengers' 3D Conversion; 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' Remake Starts Over

    If 2011 was a busy year for the beloved Joss Whedon production-wise, both with the shooting of his major tentpole picture “The Avengers” along with his secretly lensed adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” then 2012 should be a time for Whedon to sit bac...

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    New Trailer, Poster for '21 Jump Street,' Plus German 'Avengers' Trailer

    If there's one potentially awful big screen remake of a classic (maybe the word classic should have been in ironic quotes) that we're looking forward to, it's "21 Jump Street." There's really no reason this thing should work - it's a comedic take on a dramatic series, w...

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    'Young Adult' Star Patton Oswalt Talks Transforming For The Film & How His French Bulldog Helped Get Him The Job

    Going into “Young Adult,” Jason Reitman’s new dark comedy, you kind of already have a sensation that Charlize Theron is going to dazzle you as the boozy, emotionally stunted author of a series of young adult novels who returns to her hometown in an effort to woo a former beau.

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    Trailer Watch: Joss Whedon's "Cabin in the Woods" Finally Hits Screens in April

    The new trailer for Joss Whedon's horror-thriller "The Cabin in the Woods" dropped this week, giving a glimpse into the sci fi scribe's take on the classic friends-trapped-in-the-woods horror plotline.

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    Hero Complex Fest: Captain America, Favreau, Downey, Iron Man, Cowboys & Aliens, Avengers, Comic-Con

    Geoff Boucher has a good gig. His Hero Complex print/blog combo gets first crack--along with EW and MTV Movies--at the best access to the top genre movies, including set visits and early interviews. The guy's a strong reporter--he's been at the LAT for some 20 years--and his enthusiasm for the Comic...

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    The Avengers Line-Up Wows Comic-Con: Downey, Jackson, Johansson, Ruffalo, Renner

    Iron Man star Robert Downey, Jr. took the podium at Hall H-- after the crowd of 6000 fans were duly wowed by Marvel Studios footage from Joe Johnston's Captain America, a 40s period origin myth starring Chris Evans as the mighty hero and Hugo Weaving as Red Skull, and Kenneth Branagh's Thor, starring Australian Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, and Natalie Portman as an earthbound scientist. Downey then brought onto the dais The Avengers crew: Samuel L. Jackson and Nick Fury's two lieutenants, Clark Gregg and Scarlett Johansson, as well as Hemsworth, Evans, Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) and Mark Ruffalo, who is replacing Edward Norton as Br...

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    Comic-Con: Whedon Confirms Avengers, Inception Passes $ 100 Million, Warner Bros. Does Dan Dare

    Joss Whedon has confirmed that he is directing The Avengers. The beloved sci-fi writer-director revealed this nugget of info--which everyone already knew--at a Comic-Con EW interview with colleague J. J. Abrams. The two men joked about their nerd tendencies before Whedon said, "That is not an offici...

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    Whedon to Direct Marvel's The Avengers

    If Marvel closes with Joss Whedon to direct The Avengers, I applaud them for yet again taking a daring direction that most studio chiefs would not be willing to stake their jobs on.

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    Weekend Read: 2012 Clips, FIND Conference, FTC Blog Rules, Polanski Culture Clash

    Filmmaker Magazine reports from this weekend's FIND conference. So does Screen.

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