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The Han Solo Movie Is Titled SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

Heather Graham Returns For Hangover Part III

While she may have sat out last year's trip to Thailand, "The Hangover" thesp Heather Graham is set to return for Todd Phillips' comedy "The Hangover Part III," which distributor Warner Bros. will co-finance with Legendary Pictures.

In the original blockbuster, Graham played Jade, a Las Vegas stripper who marries Ed Helms' character, Stu. "The Hangover Part II" followed Helms and co-stars Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Justin Bartha as they traveled to Thailand for Stu's wedding to Lauren (Jamie Chung), leaving Jade to stay behind stateside.

While plot details remain under wraps for the latest sequel, it's safe to say a reunion between Stu and Jade is on the itinerary. Graham joins fellow franchise veterans Mike Epps and Ken Jeong in the ensemble cast, which is expected to add several well-known actors in cameo roles.

In addition to co-writing the script with Craig Mazin, Phillips will also produce with Daniel Goldberg, while Le…

10 YEARS Poster Starring Channing Tatum

Here is the first poster from the upcoming film 10 YEARS. The film will be released on September 14, 2012.

The film was directed by Jamie Linden and stars Lynn Collins, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Rosario Dawson, Brian Geraghty, Ari Graynor, Oscar Isaac, Ron Livingston, Justin Long, Anthony Mackie, Kate Mara, Max Minghella, Aubrey Plaza, Scott Porter, Chris Pratt, and Channing Tatum.

In this ensemble comedy, 10 Years follows a group of friends on the night of their high school reunion who, a decade later, still haven’t quite grown up. Channing Tatum plays Jake, who is deeply in love with his girlfriend (Jenna Dewan-Tatum) and ready to propose—until he runs into his high school flame (Rosario Dawson) for the first time in ten years. Jake’s friend Cully (played by funnyman Chris Pratt) married his cheerleader girlfriend (Ari Graynor), and has been looking forward to the reunion so he can finally apologize to all the classmates he bullied in high school. However, after a few too many drinks, the …

Celebrate Christmas With The Cullen's In These New Images

EW got their hands on new images from THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2.

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After the birth of Renesmee Cullen, Bella, now a vampire, finds herself enjoying her new life and abilities. However, the vampire Irina misidentifies Renesmee as an "immortal child", a child who has been turned into a vampire, and because immortal children are uncontrollable, creating them has been outlawed by the Volturi. After Irina presents her allegation to the Volturi, they plan to destroy Renesmee and the Cullens. In an attempt to survive, the Cullens gather other vampire clans from around the world to stand as witnesses and prove to the Volturi that Renesmee is not an immortal child.

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New Images From THE APPARITION

We were able to get our hands on new images from the upcoming film THE APPARITION, starring Ashley Greene, Sebastian Stan and Tom Felton.


When frightening events start to occur in their home, young couple Kelly (Ashley Greene) and Ben (Sebastian Stan) discover they are being haunted by a presence that was accidentally conjured during a university parapsychology experiment. The horrifying apparition feeds on their fear and torments them no matter where they try to run. Their last hope is an expert in the supernatural (Tom Felton), but even with his help they may already be too late to save themselves from this terrifying force.


THE APPARITION opens August 24th, 2012


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Sean Penn Is Crazy For The Storm

It's been about five years since he last directed a film, but Sean Penn looks ready to step back into the director's chair. Penn is in talks to helm Warner Bros.' "Crazy for the Storm," based on the memoir by Norman Ollestad.

Will Fetters adapted the story, which revolves around Ollestad's relationship with his father and how the skills his father instilled in him helped him survive after a plane crash stranded him on a mountaintop.

Penn is planning just to direct, not star.

Bill Gerber will produce through his Gerber Pictures banner along with Fonda Snyder and Rob Weisbach.

The studio has been trying for some time to bring Penn aboard the project. Warners looked at other directors, including "Gravity" helmer Alfonso Cuaron, but always had its eye on Penn for the job.

Pic will be the first Penn has directed since he wrote and helmed 2007's "Into the Wild," also a memoir about a man's will to survive.

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Two New EXPENDABLES 2 Clips

Get ready for explosion after explosion! These action packed clips will leave you wanting more! Watch your favorite action heroes of THE EXPENDABLES 2 getting down and dirty!

Don't miss Sylvester Stallone, Liam Hemsworth, Jason Statham, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Chuck Norris, and Jean-Claude Van Damme in THE EXPENDABLES 2 – in theaters everywhere August 17, 2012.

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Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), Yin Yang (Jet Li), Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren), Toll Road (Randy Couture) and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) -- with newest members Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth) and Maggie (Yu Nan) aboard -- are reunited when Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job. The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school mercenaries. But when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, the Expendables are…

Joss Whedon Will Return For Avengers 2

Marvel reveals Whedon signed an exclusive deal with Marvel Studios for film and television through the end of June 2015. Writing and directing Avengers 2 is part of that deal.

Joss Whedon will return to the Marvel Studios fold for a sequel to The Avengers. He also will create a Marvel-related TV series for ABC.

Disney CEO Robert Iger revealed the plans during an earnings call Tuesday, during which he boasted about Avengers being the third-biggest movie of all time and that Disney has initiatives in the works to "leverage the power of the Avengers" across the entire company.

That Marvel was planning a sequel to the $1.46 billion-grossing movie was not a surprise, but having Whedon back behind the camera definitely will make execs breathe easier.

Whedon was one of the key components to the success of the movie, with his deft screenwriting and knowledge of the superhero characters frequently cited for the high marks the movie got from critics and fans alike.

Having him shepherd …

THE BOURNE LEGACY Review. Does It Make The Franchise Proud?

THE BOURNE LEGACY Review By: MattInRC
Does THE BOURNE LEGACY move the franchise into a new and exciting frontier, or does it miss the mark?

 Warning: major spoilers ahead.

As a fan of Intelli-Action (fast-paced AND smartly dialogued action cinema), I have enjoyed the Bourne series because it's essentially moved the action genre into a more intelligent direction, giving old tired franchises like James Bond new life. Watch Casino Royale to witness the renaissance courtesy of Jason Bourne. Thus it seemed like a strange moment when the lights came on after the satisfying The Bourne Ultimatum had concluded. Audiences were left to wonder as to the future of a franchise when its main character was essentially vindicated. The answer from Universal would take five years to arrive, as The Bourne Legacy would not reset the franchise, but rather move it in a different but no less familiar direction. So, does Legacy offer audiences another thrill-ride/political thriller? The answer is...we…

Wolverines! Here Is The RED DAWN Trailer

Here is the first official trailer for the remake of RED DAWN. We were able to get our hands also on the first poster for the film. The film was scheduled to be released on November 24, 2010, but was shelved due to MGM's financial troubles, and is now set for Thanksgiving 2012.

See CHRIS HEMSWORTH (Thor, The Avengers), JOSH PECK (Drake & Josh, The Wackness), JOSH HUTCHERSON (The Hunger Games), ADRIANNE PALICKI (Friday Night Lights, upcoming GI Joe: Retaliation), ISABEL LUCAS (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, upcoming Knight of Cups), CONNOR CRUISE (Seven Pounds), JEFFREY DEAN MORGAN (Watchmen) in RED DAWN!

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In Red Dawn, a city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky – shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves prisoners and their town under enemy occupation. Determined to fight back, a group…

Ryan Reynolds Is The "Queen Of The Night"

Ryan Reynolds has joined Queen of the Night, the kidnap thriller from Canadian director Atom Egoyan to shoot in February.

Based on a screenplay by Egoyan and David Fraser, the feature from Ego Film Arts and The Film Farm will see Reynolds play the father of an abducted child.

Queen of the Night is produced by Egoyan, Simone Urdl, Jennifer Weiss and Stephen Traynor.
The film will be distributed in Canada by Entertainment One, which also will handle international sales.

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THE CAMPAIGN Review. Is It Worth Your Vote?

THE CAMPAIGN Review By: MattInRC
A strong opening leads to a disappointing finish for THE CAMPAIGN.


If there was ever a time that our country should be laughing about the current political system, it should be now. Faced with the lowest approval ratings for our federal elected officials and a growing feeling that recent Supreme Court decisions have allowed powerful interests to control our elections, you would think that a smart, raunchy comedy about politics would be the perfect cure. On the surface, it would seem that The Campaign would serve this interest quite well: however, it fails to plant itself firmly on any comedic ground, existing somewhere between what-could-have been and the little engine that couldn't.


Congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell, Megamind) is the unquestioned leader of North Carolina’s 14th District; he says the right things to his constituents (although none of it ever makes sense), has the perfect looking wife and kids (who listen to ghetto rap about fe…

ALF Film Could Invade Earth Soon

Sony Pictures Animation has closed a deal to acquire rights to the classic 1980s sitcom ALF and will develop the property into a hybrid CG/live action feature.

Jordan Kerner, who produced SPA’s adaptation of 1980s Saturday morning cartoon staple The Smurfs and helped turn it into a hybrid blockbuster franchise, will produce the project with show creators Tom Patchett, a veteran of 1970s comedies, and puppeteer Paul Fusco.

ALF stands for alien life form, and the '80s sitcom centered on a friendly furry alien creature (a puppet) who crash landed on Earth and took up with the Tanners, a suburban family. ALF, whose name was later revealed as Gordon Shumway, is sarcastic and has an appetite for cats. He courts trouble with government forces that are on his tail. The show aired 102 episode from 1986-90.

Fusco voiced the title character on the show and is expected reprise his role for the movie. In an extended interview with The Hollywood Reporter in May, he expressed hope that an ALF mov…

Calm Down There Is No Director For Justice League Film

Today that implies Warner Bros will get Ben Affleck as director of its Justice League film. This is a story I checked out days ago, and didn’t run when Affleck’s reps stated that it was not going to happen with him. Now, it makes sense that Warner Bros would offer Affleck the project. Chris Nolan is top man over there, but after three Batfilms and after producing the Superman reboot Man of Steel, he’s gotten spandex-clad protagonists out of his system.

After Nolan, the studio then offers everything else to Harry Potter director David Yates (who is now keen on Tarzan) and Affleck, who has become a major director with Gone Baby Gone, The Town, and the upcoming Argo. Just because the studio wants Affleck doesn’t mean he will do the movie, and several sources tell me he might take a meeting, but that’s it.

After costing himself momentum as an actor with some questionable choices like Gigli, Affleck admirably scripted a second act for himself with his writing and directing skills, and did …

PLAYING FOR KEEPS Trailer Is Here.

On behalf of Film District, we are pleased to share the official trailer for PLAYING FOR KEEPS, the upcoming romantic comedy starring Gerard Butler and Jessica Biel.

Butler stars as a George Dyer, a former soccer star who gets roped into coaching his son's soccer team. His attempts to finally become an “adult” are met with hilarious challenges from the attractive “soccer moms” who pursue him at every turn.

Also starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Dennis Quaid, Uma Thurman and Judy Greer, PLAYING FOR KEEPS opens in theaters on December 7th, 2012.

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Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Uma Thurman, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Dennis Quaid star in “Playing For Keeps,” a romantic comedy about a charming, down-on-his luck former soccer star (Butler) who returns home to put his life back together. Looking for a way to rebuild his relationship with his son, he gets roped into coaching the boy’s soccer team. But his attempts to finally become an “adult” are met with hi…

Pixar's Partysaurus Rex First Images

Given how short Rex’s arms are, it’s ironic that he’s the Toy Story world’s resident hand-wringer.
But in Pixar’s new animated short Partysaurus Rex (playing before Finding Nemo 3-D on Sept. 14), we discover that bath time is when the nervous-nellie plastic dinosaur finally lets himself get down and dirty.

“He’s sick of being the angel of goodness and sensibleness and caution and fear,” says voice actor Wallace Shawn, who has played the persnickety plaything since 1995. “He wants to stand on the side of pleasure and happiness and joy. … I live this drama every day of my life!”

It’s the third in Pixar’s series of Toy Story Toons shorts, which follow life for Woody, Buzz and the gang in the care of new owner Bonnie (seen at the end of Toy Story 3, and as the face in the center of the bubbles in the pic below.) In this mini-movie, Rex gets drafted for bath time and encounters a sad lot of rub-a-dub-dub cohorts.

“If you’re a bath toy you get really intense playtime. It’s like a party,” say…

ALAN RITCHSON Cast In CATCHING FIRE

ALAN RITCHSON CAST AS GLOSS IN LIONSGATE’S THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE

Lionsgate® and the filmmakers of THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE are pleased to announce that Alan Ritchson has been cast in the role of Gloss in the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ worldwide smash hit novel Catching Fire. A former Career tribute from District , Gloss and his sister Cashmere are both competing in the Quarter Quell.

Ritchson most recently starred in the CBS comedy pilot SUPER FUN NIGHT with Rebel Wilson, and BLUE MOUNTAIN STATE, which aired on Spike TV for three seasons.

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much …

ABOUT CHERRY Available On SundanceNOW

There's no such thing as going too far in ABOUT CHERRY, a shocking new film from IFC that challenges assumptions about sexuality and pornography, while addressing the common struggle of finding one's role in life. The film stars James Franco, Heather Graham and up and comer Ashley Hinshaw as Angelina, a runaway who begins exploring the universe of San Francisco's porn industry using the moniker of Cherry.


Angelina (Ashley Hinshaw) is an 18-year-old on the verge of finishing high school, rushing to escape her broken family life. After reluctantly taking nude photos at her boyfriend's (Jonny Weston) behest, she takes the cash to skip town with her best friend (Dev Patel). Angelina gets a job cocktailing in a San Francisco strip club where she meets Frances (James Franco), an affluent lawyer who introduces her to a high-class world beyond her wildest dreams. At the same time, Angelina begins exploring San Francisco's porn industry, using the moniker Cherry, under the …

THE SIMPSONS Make A Splash At A Water Park Near You

"THE SIMPSONS" MAKE A SPLASH IN 11 CITIES THIS SUMMER

America’s Favorite Family Joins with Palace Entertainment for Water Park Takeovers

Beginning today, TV’s longest-running scripted show, The Simpsons, is hitting the road in collaboration with Palace Entertainment Water Parks to host a themed takeover in 11 cities nationwide from August 8-26, 2012. Dive-in and celebrate the summer along with The Simpsons and be the first to ride a Springfield donut inner tube that would make even Homer jealous! Fans can also join the family for some great photos with the Simpsons, water park style!

Guests can cool down, enjoy The Simpsons Summer Celebration at these exciting Water Parks, and continue the fun at home with The Simpsons on Blu-ray and DVD. Fans can enjoy exclusive footage and special features available only on these releases. The Simpsons Seasons 1-14 are currently available; Season 15 will be released on December 4, 2012.

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BRUNO GUNN Cast In Catching Fire

BRUNO GUNN CAST AS BRUTUS IN LIONSGATE’S THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE

Lionsgate® and the filmmakers of THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE are pleased to announce that Bruno Gunn has been cast in the role of Brutus in the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ worldwide smash hit novel Catching Fire. Brutus is a former Career victor from District 2.

Gunn has co-starred in a variety of films, most recently the comedy hit Bad Teacher, and is recognizable to TV audiences from frequent guest starring roles including on “The Office”, “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Sons Of Anarchy,” “Oz,” and “Prison Break.”

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the…

SACRIFICE On DVD September 4th

The magnificent epic drama from master filmmaker Chen Kaige (Farewell My Concubine) available on DVD September 4, 2012 from Indomina Releasing.

SACRIFICE is a sweeping story rich with suspense, humanity and emotion, featuring outstanding performances by some of China’s great actors including the beloved Ge You (Farewell My Concubine), Wang Xue-Qi (Forever Enthralled), Fan Bing-Bing, Zhang Feng-Yi and Huang Xiaoming. SACRIFICE was the number one film in the China for two weeks and is based on the classic play Orphan of Zhao, written by Ji Jun-Xiang, which was the first Chinese play known to Europe.

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Written and directed by Kaige and set during the opulent Yuan Dynasty in the 5th century B.C., SACRIFICE is the story of a newborn prince whose entire family, the Zhao clan, is wiped out by a rival general who ruthlessly seizes the throne. An ordinary man, the doctor who delivers the baby, gives up everything dearest to him to save the last young survivor…

Is Mickey Rourke In Motor City & Sin City 2

Mickey Rourke is in talks to join Gerard Butler in the Albert Hughes-directed Motor City for Joel Silver’s Dark Castle. The drama, which centers on a man who is double crossed and seeks revenge on the guy who put him behind bars and took his woman, will be distributed domestically by Warner Bros.

Rourke is also now in negotiations to make a return trip to Sin City 2, the Robert Rodriguez/Frank Miller sequel. He’ll reprise his role of Marv, the hulking tough guy with a soft spot for women. Wait, didn’t Rourke’s compelling character get t

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The Dark Knight Rises Keeps Rising

Troubled superheroes dominated their amnesiac sci-fi counterparts at the US box office this weekend, with The Dark Knight Rises continuing to captivate US moviegoers to the tune of $36.4m and Total Recall fizzling with a disappointing $26m.

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Len Wiseman's Philip K. Dick redo, heading this side of the Pond at the end of August, came in at the lower end of its studio's predictions. Strangely, but perhaps fittingly for a movie about a man's struggles to escape the past, it shared an almost identical opening to Schwarzenegger's 1990 blockbuster, albeit a lot less flattering when you considering pesky factors like inflation.

TOTAL RECALL Review-

The Olympics and continuing fall-out from the Aurora massacre made it a disappointing few days at the movies: 25% down on the corresponding weekend in 2011. But despite the rival attractions of other superheroes like Michael Phelps, Batman continued to post big numbers. The Dark Knight Rises cruise…

Zero Dark Thirty Images And Trailer

We have the first teaser trailer and images from Zero Dark Thirty, the film is about the special operations forces mission to capture or kill Osama bin Laden. The film is directed by Kathryn Bigelow with screenplay by Mark Boal, both associated with The Hurt Locker, another military action thriller. It will star Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Edgar Ramirez, and Mark Strong.



Zero Dark Thirty will be an unusual film in that the climax of the story is already widely known and it’s the set-up that remains mysterious. Bin Laden was killed on May 2, 2011 by the U.S. Navy’s elite SEAL Team Six, but what remains largely unknown is the true backstory behind the raid, and how intelligence agencies and the military connected the dots that eventually brought them to that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
“I’m fascinated by people who dedicate themselves to really difficult and dangerous things for the greater good,” Boal said in a phone interview. “I think they’re heroic and I’m intrigued by the…