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News Roundup: Johnny Depp Goes 'Into The Woods,' 'Dodgeball 2' In The...

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Johnny Depp is going deep Into The Woods with Meryl Streep. The two are currently in talks to star in director Rob Marshall's Disney flick. We have plot details for you below. Also, Fox came out this week and announced that they would be making a sequel to 2004's Dodgeball. Both Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller will be reprising their roles. We've also got a...

DVD and Blu-ray Picks for April 23 - 29

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As we head into the summer season, we’re starting to see some 2013 releases hitting DVD and Blu-ray just as some of the last films from 2012 are hitting the format. It’s an okay week for releases, but it’s hard to get super excited about any of the new films. Check it out…

Promised Land: Movie Review

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For the first time in a decade, Matt Damon has returned to screenwriting, and did so with the help of - not Ben Affleck - John Krasinski, the star of The Office. They unite with Damon's Good Will Hunting director Gus Van Sant to tell the story of a man hired to help sell small towns on having their land fracked by a natural gas company. This...

Trailer: Gus Van Sant's Restless With Mia Wasikowska

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The first trailer has been released for Gus Van Sant's latest film, Restless. The movie is a shared venture between Columbia and Imagine Entertainment and stars Alice in Wonderland's Mia Wasikowska and Henry Hopper. Yes, Hopper as is the son of the late great Dennis, and he looks like a spitting image of his dad. Take a look...

Twilight Breaking Dawn Director's Shortlist

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Summit Entertainment has established themselves as a commercially viable studio thanks to their wildly popular Twilight franchise. The vampire-werewolf series is starting to come to a close with the last few films upon us and Summit has already started reaching out to several name directors to helm the final two installments, Breaking Dawn...

Hopper and Fisk Cast in Van Sant Film

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We previously reported that Alice in Wonderland star Mia Wasikowska had landed the lead role in an untitled coming of age drama from director Gus Van Sant, and now two more young actors are have signed on to the film. According to Reuters, Hollywood's second generation will be front and center as Schuyler Fisk and Henry Hopper join...

Gus Van Sant Pens The Golden Suicides

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Milk director Gus Van Sant has a new project on the horizon, and it's going to be heavy. According to Variety, the director will team up with author Brett Easton Ellis to form a suicide pact, not literally but for the screen. The duo will co-write the screenplay for the film adaptation of The Golden Suicides, which has been...

Mia Wasikowska Cast in Gus Van Sant's Restless

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Alice in Wonderland star Mia Wasikowska is taking the leap from one highly visual director to another. According to THR, the young actress is in talks to star in Gus Van Sant's next film, Restless. It will be a dark coming of age drama, that will once again have Wasikowska front and center as the lead.

Gus Van Sant In Talks to Team Up with The Howards and Jason Lew

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Gus van Sant is in negotiations to develop and direct Restless, an original screenplay by first-time screenwriter Jason Lew that will be produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Bryce Dallas Howard (THR). It does seem like a rather "friendly" film, with the two Howards involved, and is only furthered when you realize that the screenwriter, Lew,...

5 Films that Inspire Equal Rights in Honor on GLBT Month

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With the release of Gus Van Sant's film Milk coinciding with the current issues of Prop 8, gay cinema was finally pushed into the forefront of everyones attention both on screen and off. Although this genre may be a touchy subject, more and more directors and actors are choosing to discuss the issues behind the repression of homosexuality both in politics...

Penn Wants You to Join the Courage Campaign

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As we all know the U.S. government, specifically California has been under fire for their refusal to recognize gay, bi-sexual, and transgender marriages. Once Proposition 8 was passed in the state last November, several organizations immediately went to work to appeal the decision. Since then it's been an uphill battle, but many celebrities and other's of influence have tried to do what they...

DGA Noms: Looks like Dark Knight Made the Cut

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Well it looks like Nolan made the cut. This means he's a hop, skip and a jump away from the Oscars. It seems like if the Dark Knight is nominated, it wins, but when it's not nominated, it's a Boyle world. The DGA definitely has a list of impressive Directors to choose from. Personally (put down your pitchforks) I still don't think The Dark...

Eastwood, Howard, Boyle, Van Sant, Aronofsky and Zwick Talk Film

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Well THR is rather bold. Before the Oscar noms have even been announced they interviewed the 2009 Oscar Directors. Really? THR has decided that Clint Eastwood, Ron Howard, Danny Boyle, Gus Van Sant, Darren Aronofsky and Ed Zwick are going to be our Oscar nominated Directors. Good picks yes, but hardly rock solid. Apparently they're not buying the whole Christopher Nola, Dark Knight...

Review: Gus Van Sant's Milk

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Almost 30+ years after Harvey Milks fight, when the issue has again risen to the forefront of state and national politics, Gus Van Sant offers a stunning portrayal of the history of gay rights. In fact it's timing is almost a little too perfect for Milk. I think Gus Van Sant intentionally threw the vote to make a point. Well maybe not. Detailing the inspiring story...

LIFE AND FILM: MILK Mimicks Reality

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Just one week after one of the most historical elections in American history, rally's and protests have been taking place all over the state of California, and it has nothing to do with the new president. By a close 52%, Proposition 8, a law which forbids same-sex marriage in the state, was passed. The law has been heavily condemned by Hollywood celebrities, and many have lended their...