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Jean Dujardin meets Inception in this teaser for Mobius

Oscar winner Jean Dujardin is known primarily for comedic roles in France, but his brilliant turn in THE ARTIST gave him the credibility to do whatever projects he wants. One of those that breaks his funny mold is this thriller from director Eric Rochant. MOBIUS looks like it is at least partially in English with a few recognizable character actors from the States. Tim Roth plays a...

Directors J.J. Abrams and Jon Favreau give their take on Star Wars VII

While at an event this past weekend, directors J.J. Abrams and Jon Favreau were asked about their take on the STAR WARS: EPISDOE VII announcement, with both responding enthusiastically, but neither exactly begging to jump in the director's seat.  Here's what Abrams had to say: "Look, Star Wars is one of my favorite movies of all time,” J.J. gushed. He added, “I...

Marvel's Ant-Man gets an official release date! Plus, 3D updates!

Marvel's much-discussed-but-never-nailed-down ANT-MAN film, slated to be directed by Edgar Wright (HOT FUZZ, SHAUN OF THE DEAD) has finally gotten an official release date; November 6th, 2015.   Theoretically, this would make ANT-MAN the first film of Marvel's Phase 3, as the sequel to THE AVENGERS is set to hit on May 1, 2015 , which is the culmination of phase two.  No...

Looney Tunes is getting a movie reboot courtesy of comedian Jenny Slate

Jason Segel's reboot of THE MUPPETS was a big success, so looks like it is time to try and bring back another crew of zany characters. Comedian Jenny Slate, formerly of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, has been hired to write the screenplay for a new Looney Tunes movie. We haven't seen Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, or any of the other classic characters since LOONEY TUNES: BACK IN ACTION....

Will Sylvester Stallone's next film be the equivalent of Rambo vs Predator?

Sylvester Stallone is experiencing a career renaissance. Since making RAMBO, ROCKY BALBOA, and the pair of EXPENDABLES movies, the world is finally putting some faith in Sly and not forcing him to the purgatory of direct to home video hell. When it comes to future projects, Stallone has BULLET TO THE HEAD and THE TOMB slated for 2013 and he could then potentially begin working on...

James Gandolfini and James Caan are both returning to television in crime series

The iconic actors who portrayed Sonny Corleone and Tony Soprano are coming to television in two very different series about the world of crime. James Gandolfini will return to HBO, home of THE SOPRANOS, for the American adaptation of the BBC series CRIMINAL JUSTICE. Based on the title, you would think it was another crappy LAW & ORDER spin-off, but it is actually a more promising...

Will A&E's Occult be the next X-Files or Fringe? Michael Bay and James Wong hope so

With FRINGE set to leave the airwaves in a few months, fans may find their next supernatural prodecural coming from A&E. The network, which is also set to air the PSYCHO prequel series BATES' MOTEL, will be bringing OCCULT to series from producers Michael Bay and James Wong. The show follows a very familiar storyline. According to Deadline , the plot centers on an FBI agent who...

Tom Hanks wants Michel Hazanavicius to direct the true story In the Garden of Beasts

Oscar winner seeks Oscar winner to direct Oscar winner in potential Oscar winner. That is how I imagined the headline for this article. Tom Hanks wants THE ARTIST director Michel Hazanavicius to direct the adaptation of Erik Larson's non-fiction book IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS. Hanks, who is set to star as well as produce, is also looking for Natalie Portman to take the role of his...

Will Sherlock continue after season 3 or will Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman be too big for television?

We know, based on hints from SHERLOCK creator Mark Gatiss, that the show will have the standard three episode/movie format for the upcoming third season. But, will there be a fourth season? Benedict Cumberbatch is poised to become a big star with his upcoming roles in STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS and THE HOBBIT. Martin Freeman is banking on THE HOBBIT to increase his star power as well....

New posters for Cloud Atlas, Silver Linings Playbook, and Silent Hill: Revelation 3D

To round out this week in movie news, here are some new posters to whet your appetite for the upcoming Fall film releases. First up, courtesy of Fandango is the new poster for SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. The David O. Russell film has a quirky, fun trailer that features Robert De Niro in what could be his first performance of the year that...

Renee Zellweger will make her directorial debut with 4 1/2 minutes, costarring Johnny Knoxville

More often than not, actors do not make very good directors. There are exceptions of course: Clint Eastwood, Ron Howard, Jon Favreau, Ben Affleck, and George Clooney, just to name a few. Renee Zellweger was never someone I even thought would give it a shot behind the camera. Zellweger will make her directorial debut with the movie 4 1/2 MINUTES. Zellweger will star in the film as...
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