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Spielberg's next Robopocalypse? Also wants to direct Edgardo Mortara drama

Steven Spielberg has a few different projects he would like to direct, and now you can add another to the list. Variety is reporting Spielberg will re-team with his LINCOLN and MUNICH screenwriter Tony Kushner for a religious drama called THE KIDNAPPING OF EDGARDO MORTARA. The film will be based on David Kertzer's nonfiction novel, which is about an Italian Jew who was...

Lee Daniels in talks for Richard Pryor biopic with Eddie Murphy and Michael B. Jordan among contenders for the lead

Let the onslaught of late comedian biopics continue! THE BUTLER director Lee Daniels is in talks to take on a biopic of late great comedian Richard Pryor with Eddie Murphy , Marlon Wayans , and Michael B. Jordan in contention to take the lead. The film has been in development for years now, with both Murphy and Wayans in the mix from the start. However, with Jordan emerging as...

Paramount and Tom Cruise are developing the sequel to Jack Reacher

Ready to take another ride with Jack Reacher? Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions along with Tom Cruise are ready to go ahead with a sequel to 2012's JACK REACHER. However, it will not come before MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 5 despite rumors. The sequel will follow NEVER GO BACK, Lee Child's eighteenth book in the Jack Reacher series. Here's a synopsis: Reacher...

J.J. Abrams on making Star Wars: Episode VII feel real and more casting rumors

I have some STAR WARS: EPISODE VII news for you, and while it does involve another casting rumor (groan), there are also some comments from director J.J. Abrams about the feel and tone for his upcoming film. J.J. Abrams recently spoke to EW and they wanted to know which previous STAR WARS film would be the best example of the tone and spirit of his movie:...

The Good, The Bad & The Badass: Daniel Day-Lewis

Last week, we took a look at the career of leading man/director/producer extraordinaire George Clooney , certainly one of the most consistent people in the biz. That said there are actors and there are actors and this week’s candidate is most definitely a breed apart. Daniel Day-Lewis I have this buddy (coincidently also named Chris) with whom I...

Review: Lee Daniels' The Butler

PLOT: A butler serves during seven presidential administrations between 1957 and 1986 while his son engages in the Civil Rights movement down south. REVIEW: LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER could have been an awkward disaster; it has all the makings of being an ungainly, foolhardy mess weighed down by pretension and melodrama. It is not this. In fact, some of it is quite good. There...

Harvey Weinstein says the controversy over The Butler's title is because of The Hobbit

Harvey Weinstein and Warner Bros. are currently at odds over the title to Lee Daniels ' latest movie THE BUTLER. At the heart of the case is an obscure 1916 silent short movie of the same name that WB is claiming THE BUTLER is infringing on. Weinstein recently lost his hearing with the MPAA to retain the title for the Forrest Whitaker movie that hits theaters next month and is vowing...

Cool Videos: See Nicolas Cage's lost audition for Steven Spielberg's Lincoln!

All right, all right, so it's not the REAL Nicolas Cage auditioning for LINCOLN, but it's a pretty damn funny rendition of what it might have been like, as performed by Big Bang Theory's Simon Helberg. The actual role was played with a deft touch by Daniel Day Lewis, who took over from Liam Neeson , who was long in the running to portray the influential President. However, one can only...

Steven Spielberg and George Lucas foresee an "implosion" and radical shift in the film industry

When Steven Spielberg and George Lucas talk, Hollywood listens. The two friends also represent some very different things: Spielberg is the ultimate studio director who has been able to get practically any film made while Lucas has become one of the biggest independent filmmakers of all time (Note: I use the term "independent filmmaker" to represent Lucas financing the STAR WARS...

Cool Videos: Watch President Obama play Daniel Day-Lewis for Steven Spielberg

The annual White House Correspondents Dinner was on Saturday night and it was chock full of actors, athletes, celebrities and oh yeah, politicians. In recent years the event has been criticized for being too much about the famous faces ( Lindsay Lohan was at the 2012 dinner...yikes) but I've enjoyed the different quotes and videos that have surfaced from previous dinners....

Blu-ray: Jack Reacher is Killing Them Softly with the Gangster Squad to save his Mama

We've got some new blu-ray's on the horizon, as Tom Cruise 's JACK REACHER, Jessica Chastain 's MAMA, Ruben Fleischer 's GANGSTER SQUAD, and Brad Pitt 's KILLING THEM SOFTLY find their way to your living room.  I've only seen two of the four, those being JACK REACHER and KILLING THEM SOFTLY. Having sat through a number of sub par action pics in the past six months, I can't think...

Think Tom Cruise's Jack Reacher was a flop? Think again.

Tom Cruise 's JACK REACHER, the Christopher McQuarrie directed pic based on the novel "One Shot" by Lee Child, was meant to kick off a new franchise for the actor, who stands as the highest paid of his caliber.  The movie didn't set U.S. audiences on fire, earning just $79 million to date, which isn't terrible, but not the mark of greatness that some of his other works have...