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'Ant-Man' May Get Evangeline Lilly As Female Lead

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The momentum for Edgar Wright's upcoming movie Ant-Man continues to go strong, at least in the casting department. We know who's going to don the superhero suit, but what other characters may enter the mix? We're not entirely sure at the moment, but we know that they're keen on hiring Evangeline Lilly if everything goes right.

News Roundup: 'Walk Of Shame' Trailer, 'Wish I Was Here' Sundance Poster,...

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The first trailer for Walk of Shame, starring Elizabeth Banks, has hit the web, along with the comedy's first official poster. Also, Zach Braff's second directorial debut Wish I Was Here is debuting at Sundance fairly soon, and there's a cool poster circulating around (see it below). We also have an update on the casting for Marvel's...

'American Hustle' Trailer: Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Bradley Cooper Get...

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If first you don't succeed with The Fighter, you try Silver Linings Playbook, and if you don't  succeed with that you try again with American Hustle it seems. Or at least that appears to be David O. Russell's playbook. For the third time in four years, he's going for Oscar glory with his latest starring Amy Adams,...

News Roundup: Scarlett Johansson To Direct Feature, 'Ain't Them Bodies...

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Scarlett Johansson is ready to make a career change. The actress has announced her directorial debut, where she'll be tackling a work by Truman Capote. Also, IFC released a neat illustrated poster for David Lowery's Sundance hit Ain't Them Bodies Saints. We also got our sticky little hands on Tobias Funke's sizzling audition reel, plus Netflix released 12 new photos for the upcoming...

Gangster Squad: Movie Review

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Director Ruben Fleischer goes back in time with his latest film, Gangster Squad. It's an ensemble piece headlined by Josh Brolin, Sean Penn and Ryan Gosling. Based on the book of the same name, the film charts the real-life fall of mobster Mickey Cohen.

End of Watch: Movie Review

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Director and screenwriter David Ayer is doing what he does best -- cop drama. His latest film, End of Watch tackles the mean streets of L.A. through the eyes of two officers, played by Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena. Like Training Day and Dark Blue before it, the film takes a brutally honest look at life on the beat.

'End of Watch' Red Band Trailer: Hyper-Violent L.A.P.D Drama (NSFW)

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Director David Ayer’s (Harsh Times,  Street Kings) newest film, End of Watch, finds Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena as two Los Angeles police officers who make a discovery that puts them in the crosshairs of a drug cartel.  The film was shot with handheld HD cameras, giving it a surreal, hyperkinetic look that meshes...

'Gangster Squad' To Reshoot Finale In LA's Chinatown

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Necessary or not, Gangster Squad will be reshooting its ending later this month in LA’s Chinatown, which has become the new scene for the big final confrontation in the upcoming action drama. The original ending took place as a shootout inside a movie theater, and is now being reshot out of sensitivity in the wake of the The Dark Knight Rises Aurora...

30 Minutes or Less: Movie Review

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This week in theaters, actor Jesse Eisenberg reunites with Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer in one of the most easy-to-watch, entertaining comedies of the summer, 30 Minutes or Less. From its stellar comedic cast to it's fast-paced storyline that never leaves you hanging, I found this to be one of the most straight-forward movies that delivers what we all...

Tower Heist Trailer Looks Like a Con Job

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The Heist movie genre is filled with a number of great films, and usually a solid premise. Enacting a plan and following through - regardless of the unforseen complications - is inherently gripping, whether it's perpetrated by heroes or anti-heroes. But Ben Stiller, Matthew Broderick, Michael Pena, Casey Affleck, Gabourey Sidibe and Eddie Murphy in the Tower Heist...

Will Farrell Lives in a Yard Sale in Everything Must Go Trailer

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The velvet paintings of clowns crying tell us that all funny people have a sad man inside. So does Smokey Robinson, and so does Marc Maron in his bi-weekly podcast. It's then no surprise that Will Ferrell will take a serious role now and again, and Everything Must Go, directed by Dan Rush, promises melancholy and some laughs. The trailer also...

Battle: Los Angeles - Movie Review

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It's time. Time for high body counts, mass hysteria, alien invaders, explosions, tanks, helos (I learned that's what the Marine's call a chopper!), machine guns and a hell of a lot one liners like "we've already had breakfast"! Hell yeah! Battle: Los Angeles hits theaters this weekend with a whole lot of blood-shed! This movie is basically a video game on the big...

Battle: Los Angeles Trailer - The Aliens Are Coming...Again!

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One of the films promoted at this year's San Diego Comic-Con was the action flick, Battle: Los Angeles. Prior to the panel, not much was known about the feature besides who starred in it and who directed it. They showed some footage to the attending audience that confirmed that it was an alien invasion flick that centered on a government cover up (no surprise there)....

Gabourey Sidibe Joins Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy in Tower Heist

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After making her feature film debut in the Oscar nominated drama Precious, Gabourey Sidibe is trying to lighten things up. The actress already has a recurring role on the Showtime dramedy, "The Big C," and according to EW, she's just landed a part in the Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy flick, Tower Heist.

Jesse Eisenberg Reunites with Ruben Fleischer for 30 Minutes or Less

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It's time for a Zombieland reunion but without Woody Harrelson or Emma Stone, you'll have to wait for the sequel to get that. We're talking about director Ruben Fleischer once again teaming up with Jesse Eisenberg for a new comedy called 30 Minutes or Less. The cast of the film already includes Danny McBride and Aziz Ansari so Eisenberg's...