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Aaron Sorkin, Todd Phillips Trash the Writers Guild of America in Front of WGA President
Thursday, November 11 by

It’s nice to see Todd Phillips and Aaron Sorkin talking trash right to someone’s face. Rather than bitch and moan in an interview and then claim their words were “taken out of context,” the pair took the Writers Guild of America to task in front of the WGA West Coast president, John Wells.

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Everyone Wants In Wes Anderson’s ‘Moon Rise Kingdom’
Wednesday, November 10 by

A whole slew of actors want to play in Wes Anderson’s quirky sand box. Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, and Tilda Swinton are all in talks to star in Moon Rise Kingdom, Anderson’s next directorial project that he wrote with Roman Coppola.

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Channing Tatum Steppin’ Up 2 Da ‘Jump Street’
Wednesday, November 10 by

Channing Tatum is steppin’ up 2 da Jump Street. The actor is in talks to don Silly Bandz and return to high school to totally narco on the student body with Jonah Hill.

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Spider-Man Producers Plan for Peter Parker’s Parents
Wednesday, November 10 by

The Spider-Man reboot will go where no other Spider-Man film has gone before, giving the audience a glimpse of Spidey’s life before his parents were killed.

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It’s Time to Get Things Started: A First Look at Jason Segel’s ‘The Muppets’
Wednesday, November 10 by

They could call it “The Cancer Causing Anti-American Puppet Crapstravaganza,” and I’d still go see it twice.

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Links Away: People Going Through Windows Mash-Up
Tuesday, November 9 by

A montage of people meeting glass entitled Defenestration the Movie. If one thing came out of it, it’s that I learned “defenestration” is the act of someone going through a window. Kind of bummed they missed the opening scene from Wanted.

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Emmerich Peace Outties On ‘The Zone’
Tuesday, November 9 by

Faced with the challenge of not being able to decimate any landmarks has given Roland Emmerich cold feet. It came as a surprise when the Independence Day and 2012 director signed on the direct the low-budget, “found footage” alien invasion flick The Zone, given the ginormous budgets with which he’s used to working.

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Javier Bardem and James Franco Wanted For ‘Wrath Of The Titans’
Tuesday, November 9 by

Warner Bros is aiming high for the sequel to Clash Of The Titans. But maybe they’re aiming a little too high.

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9 Movie Trains You Wouldn’t Want to Ride
Tuesday, November 9 by

Hollywood has made its fair share of classic films that center around riding the rails. In honor of Unstoppable, here are nine pain-in-the-ass movie trains you wouldn’t want to ride.

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Abigail Spencer And Katee Sackhoff Join Chad Michael Murray For ‘The Haunting In Georgia’
Tuesday, November 9 by

Dreams really do come true. One minute, you’re appearing in a Twix commercial. The next, you’re on “Mad Men.” And finally, you’re starring opposite Chad Michael Murray (that’s something people dream about, right?).

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Paramount Desperate for ‘Dune’ Director
Monday, November 8 by

With a spring deadline looming on its option for the sci-fi classic, Dune, Paramount is in a mad dash to secure a director and set a start date for production. If the studio is not “absolutely confident” in the project by early 2011, it will lose its right to the film.

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Links Away: How Michael Caine Speaks
Monday, November 8 by

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon argue on their show “The Trip” about who does a better Michael Caine impression. I can’t tell who wins. Brydon points out how slow Caine speaks, and Coogan exemplifies the broken speech pattern when Caine gets upset. I could watch this for hours.

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Tim Allen Might ‘Man Up’ and Grunt On New Show
Monday, November 8 by

Get ready for some stereotypical alpha male behavior because Tim Allen might return to the boob tube.

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Writer-Turned-Director Dan Fogelman Offered $3 Million For Steve Carell’s ‘Imagine’
Monday, November 8 by

Screenwriter Dan Fogelman is getting paid out the wazoo for his directorial debut… even though he wrote Fred Claus.

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Amber Tamblyn Butts Heads With ‘House’
Monday, November 8 by

I got to see the next two episodes of “House” with guest star Amber Tamblyn as new hire Martha M. Masters. She’s a foil to House’s (Hugh Laurie) abrasive antics because she believes in pure honesty and ethics. Tamblyn revealed in a conference call the other day that there really is a Martha M. Masters.

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Robert Downey Jr. To Voice Mr. Peanut
Monday, November 8 by

Mr. Peanut is getting a makeover, and Robert Downey Jr. will be the man behind the shell, in a voicing capacity. $35 million dollars will go into making the Planters mascot tastier.

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Zac Efron And Morgan Freeman Frontrunners To Be Miscast In ‘Akira’
Monday, November 8 by

The news that Zac Efron has been offered the lead in the Hughes Brothers adaptation of Akira is single-handedly responsible for the stock of asthma medicine shooting through the roof. That is to say, chubby basement dwellers are PISSED.

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‘The Walking Dead’ Lives For Season 2
Monday, November 8 by

Thanks to a buttload (Nielson terminology) of people supporting zombie drama by tuning into “The Walking Dead,” AMC has picked up the show for a second season of 13 episodes. Yay, good television and the living dead can survive!

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Bruce Willis Has to Work With 50 Cent and Paul Walker In ‘Set-Up’
Monday, November 8 by

Bruce Willis’s steady transition into Vin Diesel is nearly complete. He’s now signed on to star opposite Paul Walker and a rapper in a heist movie. If he surfs on a missile during the next full-eclipse, the transformation will be complete.

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Hayden Panettiere and Nikki Reed Move To ‘Downers Grove’
Monday, November 8 by

Hayden Panettiere is wasting no time in becoming Hollywood’s next Scream Queen. With Scream 4 under her belt, she’s now joining the thriller Downer’s Grove. Prom Night’s Nelson McCormick is directing the script adapted by Bret Easton Ellis, with Panettiere, Nikki Reed, and Rebecca De Mornay having signed on.

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Weinstein Bros. Find ‘Apollo 18′
Monday, November 8 by

Ground control to Major Harvey . The Weinstein Co. is preparing to launch production of Apollo 18, a film about the Apollo 18 moon mission. The project, which will be produced by Timur Bekmambetov and directed by Trevor Cawood, is based on the screenplay by Brian Miller.

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Monday, November 8 by
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No Mary Jane In ‘Spider-man’ Reboot
Sunday, November 7 by

It looks like Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man isn’t quite the pimp we expected him to be. The Wrap reports that Mary Jane Watson will not appear in the Sony’s franchise reboot.

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First Look at ‘The Muppets’ and New Tech-Savvy Walter
Saturday, November 6 by

This week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly features a snap shot of Muppet chaos with Jason Segel smack dab in the middle. Most the characters in the new Muppet Movie you might recognize, but one precocious little fella stands out.

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Sally Field To Play Spider-Man’s Aunt May
Saturday, November 6 by

Sony and Marc Webb have just reminded Sally Field that she’s not a spring chicken anymore in the nicest way possible. The Oscar-winner is in talks to join the Spider-Man reboot that is ramping up for a December start.

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‘The Toxic Avenger’ Gets One In The Pink
Saturday, November 6 by

Rest easy, Tromaville fans! The Toxic Avenger remake has found its writer/director, and his name is Steve Pink. His previous films include Hot Tub Time Machine and Accepted. He will co-write the film with Daniel C. Mitchell.

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Welcome to Screen Junkies: The Sequel!
Saturday, November 6 by

Welcome boys and girls to the brand new Screen Junkies! If your fear of change hasn’t sent you running by now, I congratulate you on facing your debilitating anxiety head on. You’re in for a real treat.

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David O. Russell and Ice Cube Reteam for Gritty 70′s Cop Movie
Friday, November 5 by

Now that David O. Russell is willing to do just about anything, he’s got another weird sounding project in the works. It’s still too early for big details, but he and his Three Kings star Ice Cube are working together on a potential franchise. No, it won’t involve any kids asking when they’ll arrive at their planned destination.

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Martin Sheen To Play Uncle Ben In ‘Spider-man’ Reboot
Friday, November 5 by

If all goes as planned for the folks behind the upcoming Spider Man reboot, we’ll soon see Martin Sheen shot to death at the hands of an anonymous burglar.

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Johnny Depp Shooting ‘Dark Shadows’ In April With BFF Tim Burton
Friday, November 5 by

Johnny Depp has officially locked himself in for the big screen adaptation of Dark Shadows with his best friend in the whole wide world Tim Burton directing. Filming has been slated for April, which means it’s a big no can do from Depp to Snow White and the Huntsman.