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‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Starts Shooting In May
Friday, November 19 by

We can either call this a confirmation or the inane ramblings of a British madman, but Michael Caine has told Empire that The Dark Knight Rises will beginning shooting in May 2011.

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The Torture! Little Kids Forced To Watch ‘Saw 3D’
Friday, November 19 by

Even though he died several years ago, Jigsaw is still claiming victims. The most recent of which was a group of very young schoolchildren who accidentally took in a viewing of Saw 3D.

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New ‘True Grit’ Posters Are Ready To Punish
Friday, November 19 by

Releasing one bad-ass poster for True Grit just isn’t enough to appease those Coen Brothers. As the film’s December release draws near, the marketing team is beginning their full press.

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‘Community’ Plans Stop-Motion Holiday Episode
Friday, November 19 by

Remember the classic “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” Christmas special with the herky-jerky animation? If you don’t, you’re a communist. Even so, you might appreciate that “Community” is planning a similar stop-motion animation holiday spoof.

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Search for Next ‘Superman’ Begins
Thursday, November 18 by

Warner Bros., director Zack Snyder, and producer Chris Nolan are on the prowl for a Man of Steel. In their search, they’re open to creating a star for the Superman reboot. Hey Kid, ya wanna be a star?

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This Is Not a Dream: CBS Kills ‘Medium’ Mid-Season
Thursday, November 18 by

Bad news for people who like bad television. CBS has canceled Patricia Arquette’s supernatural thriller, “Medium.”

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Deciphering ‘The Muppet Movie’ Cameos
Thursday, November 18 by

Using the awesome power of the Screen Junkies super computer (The SJ 3000), I was able to determine the most probable roles for those rumored to be appearing in the film, and you can’t argue with science. So sit back and see for yourself who will be playing what in the upcoming Muppet Movie.

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Sam Kinison Biopic To Scream At You Soon
Thursday, November 18 by

Tom Shadyac is stepping out of the trailer park and back behind the camera. The Ace Ventura director will next take on a Sam Kinison biopic for HBO Films. The film is based on the memoir Brother Sam: The Short, Spectacular Life of Sam Kinison.

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Robert Downey Jr. Wants to Learn ‘How to Talk to Girls’
Thursday, November 18 by

Robert Downey Jr. is a happily married man, but that’s not stopping him from brushing up on How to Talk to Girls. The project is an adaptation of Alec Greven’s book that revolves around advice on how to deal with the opposite sex. Sounds pretty normal, right? Well what if I told you the advice dispenser was nine-years old at the time the book was published? BOOM!

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Emily Blunt In Talks To Agree To ‘The Five-Year Engagement’
Thursday, November 18 by

Please take a moment, open your journals, and write this information down. Trust me, you’ll want to always remember where you were when you first heard this news. Emily Blunt might appear in a good movie.

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Robert Zemeckis Won’t Mess With ‘The Wizard Of Oz’
Thursday, November 18 by

The space-time continuum is safe for now. Robert Zemeckis has wisely passed on the opportunity to remake the beloved classic The Wizard Of Oz.

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Denis Leary Joins ‘Spider-Man’ Reboot
Wednesday, November 17 by

This marks Leary’s first onscreen performance in a theatrical film since 2002′s The Secret Lives of Dentists. But no matter what happens, I’ll always remember him as renegade Edgar Friendly from the 1993 classic, Demolition Man.

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Fox Developing Ghost Cops and Ghost Lawyers Show
Wednesday, November 17 by

Director Gore Verbinski and writer Terry Rossio are turning the crime procedurial on its ass. They’re putting a supernatural twist on the cop/legal drama, setting up “Magical Law” at Fox. The title makes me think more of wizards than ghosts, not that that would be any less ridiculous.

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George Clooney Might Be Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Man From U.N.C.L.E.’
Wednesday, November 17 by

Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney (a.k.a Gorgeous George) is considering the lead in Steven Soderbergh’s adaptation of “The Man from Uncle.” If the project goes through, it will mark the seventh time that Clooney and Soderbergh have collaborated on a film.

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‘The Expendables’ Caption Contest Winner!
Wednesday, November 17 by

And the winner is…

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Remake of ‘The Swarm’ Closes In
Wednesday, November 17 by

Patrons flocked to theaters for killer piranhas, so who’s to say they wouldn’t do the same for killer bees? Producers Roy Lee and Steven Schneider sure as hell aren’t going to say such a thing. The two are currently developing a remake of the 1978 disaster movie The Swarm, a bee B-movie, if you will, and even if you won’t.

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Amazon.com Wants to Make Movies, Not Just Sell Them
Wednesday, November 17 by

Amazon.com isn’t content to sell you movies. They also want to make the movies they sell you. That’s why they’ve launched Amazon Studios, a website that allows aspiring screenwriters to submit their work, collaborate with other screenwriters, and win over a million dollars in monthly prizes. But the real prize seems to be a deal with Warner Bros.

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Interview: Dolph Lundgren
Wednesday, November 17 by

The last time I interviewed Dolph Lundgren I got him to say “I must break you.” I was so excited I told my then girlfriend about it, but I got into trouble because she thought it was a sexual remark. Any one of my friends can attest that I’m way too about Ivan Drago to think about sex.

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Playboy TV to Mock Lonely Men with Shows Aimed at Couples
Wednesday, November 17 by

In order to avoid waking mother, most viewers will be watching with the audio off. This makes it difficult to say whether they will notice the ‘couple friendly’ intent of the programs. After all, these are the same people who haven’t yet noticed that boobies are free on the Internet.

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And Satan Laughed: Warner Bros. Trying for ‘Wizard of Oz’ Remake with Robert Zemeckis
Wednesday, November 17 by

If you ask me, going back to the original script is a great idea. Hopefully it’s chalk-full of references to William Jennings Bryan and the gold standard, which is sure to bring the Ron Paul demographic out to the theaters.

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Larry Charles, Sacha Baron Cohen Re-Team for ‘The Dictator’
Tuesday, November 16 by

Hopefully the third time’s a charm for director Larry Charles and Sacha Baron Cohen. Actually, the first two times have already proven to be quite charming, as they consisted of Borat and Bruno. Even so, here’s hoping for a three-peat.

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Kirsten Dunst Kisses Up to New ‘Spider-man’
Tuesday, November 16 by

Kirsten Dunst was really close to getting a fourth gig as Mary Jane in Spider-Man 4. Sam Raimi had Tobey Maguire and company attached, but then bowed out to let Columbia reboot the series. Dunst is cool with that.

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‘Evan Almighty’ Director Tom Shadyac Gave Away His Fortune
Tuesday, November 16 by

Tom Shadyac, director of Ace Ventura, Liar, Liar, Bruce Almighty, and the catastrophe that was Evan Almighty, is done with money. Turns out he sold his mansion, moved into a trailer park, and gave away all of his Benjamins to unknown sources (hole in the woods).

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Guillermo Del Toro Smash TV Norms With ‘Hulk’ Series
Tuesday, November 16 by

Guillermo del Toro is attaching himself to another project instead of actually shooting another project. This time the director is teaming up with “Battlestar Galactica” executive producer David Eick to create a new TV series version of “The Hulk” for ABC and Marvel.

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Carey Mulligan Offered ‘The Great Gatsby’
Tuesday, November 16 by

Carey Mulligan consistently looks like she just woke up from a nap. A nap where she dreamed about crying. Despite this, she’s a hot property in Hollywood these days.

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‘Walking Dead’ Season 2 Won’t Arrive Until October 2011
Tuesday, November 16 by

Fans of “The Walking Dead” are about to get hit by a double whammy. Not only are there only three episodes left in the ridiculously short first season, but viewers will have to wait until next October to witness season two.

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Mike White Signs On For ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ Because Why Wouldn’t He
Monday, November 15 by

Lionsgate offered Mike White the opportunity to direct Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and he has accepted. This doesn’t come as a huge surprise considering the feature film adaptation of the Jane Austen/living dead mash-up novel by Seth Grahame-Smith was one of the most sought after projects by some of Hollywood’s biggest helmers.

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Contest: Win ‘The Expendables’ Blu-Ray + DVD Combo Pack!
Monday, November 15 by

The Expendables explodes in the home on November 23rd, and in honor of its release we’re giving away an Expendables Blu-Ray + DVD Combo pack! That means you can watch the Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Download version simultaneously on three different set-ups. There are worse ways to make your head explode, am I right?!

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Brad Pitt Looking To Break New Ground With Chilean Miners
Monday, November 15 by

Looks like being trapped underground for two months is finally starting to pay off. Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment is negotiating to buy the film rights for the story of the Chilean miners. It’s not hard to believe that a Hollywood big shot would want to bring such a dramatic true life event to the big screen, but The Wrap also reports that the miners are negotiating roles for themselves.

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‘Footloose’ Remake: At Least It Isn’t a Full Blown Musical
Monday, November 15 by

Good news and bad news about the Footloose remake. The good news is it’s no longer a Zac Efron vehicle, and it’s no longer based on the Broadway musical. The bad news: it’s still a remake.