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2012 Movie Preview

30 December 2011 8:09 AM, PST | Extra | See recent Extra news »

From superhero flicks "The Avengers," "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "The Dark Knight Rises" to sequels "Men in Black III" and "Wrath of the Titans" to book adaptations "The Hunger Games" and "The Hobbit," 2012 is shaping up to be an exciting year at the movies.

Here's a preview!

2012 Movie Preview'Chronicle' (Feb. 3)

Who: Michael B. Jordan, Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell; directed by Josh TrankWhat: Three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery. »

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Tmp's Prelude to 2012—Part 3: The Avengers, Battleship, Prometheus, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and More

30 December 2011 6:01 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Summer 2012 is nowhere near as massive as Summer 2011.  But you know, that may be a blessing in disguise.  Summer 2012 still has more than its fair share of films to look forward to, and the big ones are especially noteworthy.  How can a summer with The Avengers, Prometheus, and The Dark Knight Rises Possibly go wrong?  Well, it can't.  So, even though Summer 2012 isn't as over-packed as Summer 2011 one, there's still plenty for film fans to salivate over.  So without further ado, let's get started!  Part Three of Tmp's Prelude to 2012 begins right now!

Summer 2012 is certainly kicking off with a bang.  Releasing everywhere on May 4 is The Avengers, the long awaited superhero film putting all our favorite Marvel characters (minus Spider-Man, Wolverine, Daredevil, and all the ones you Really like) into one team.  The build up for The Avengers has been intense, with over four years and five films of investment, »

- TheCritic28@gmail.com (Matthew Legarreta)

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'Inside Comedy': David Steinberg spotlights his famous, funny friends

29 December 2011 11:01 AM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

David Steinberg is happy to let his friends bring the funny.

Once a stand-up comic himself, Steinberg became one of the most prolific directors of television comedies including "Seinfeld," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Designing Women" and "Mad About You." He explores the nature of humor by talking with pals who are among the form's top stars -- from Martin Short, Jerry Seinfeld and Billy Crystal to Ellen DeGeneres, Larry David and insult czar Don Rickles -- on the Showtime series "Inside Comedy," premiering Thursday, Jan. 26.

"We were going to do a movie, a documentary film," Steinberg explains to Zap2it, "then everyone we asked to be in it said, 'Yes.' Everyone. Steve Carell (an executive producer, with Steinberg, of the project) said, 'If we do this as a film, Mel Brooks will get only four minutes. Chris Rock will only have three minutes.' And each interview was something like 40 minutes long, »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Notable Passings of 2011

27 December 2011 11:04 PM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Gilbert Cates, 77, was an award-winning director and television and theater producer who oversaw 14 Academy Awards telecasts from 1990 to 2008. The Bronx, N.Y., native won an Emmy Award for the 1991 ceremony, hosted by Billy Crystal. Cates injected new energy into the show by recruiting hosts such as Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Martin, Chris Rock, and Jon Stewart. In addition to working on the Oscars, Cates served two terms as president of the Directors Guild of America, from 1983 to 1987. He was also the producing director of the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, as well as the founder of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television and its dean from 1990 to 1998. Betty Garrett, 91, was best known for her recurring roles on the popular TV sitcoms "All in the Family" and "Laverne & Shirley." But she first achieved fame as a musical comedy star, »

- help@backstage.com ()

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Madagascar 3: Europe’S Most Wanted Trailer and Two Posters

22 December 2011 2:40 PM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

DreamWorks Animation has released the trailer and two posters for Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted. The film once again features the vocal talents of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric The Entertainer and Andy Richter. In the sequel, the gang decided that it was time that they return [...]

Continue reading Madagascar 3: Europe’S Most Wanted Trailer and Two Posters on FilmoFilia.

Related posts: Madagascar 3 Villain Animated By Frances McDormand Two New “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa” International Posters “Madagascar 2: Escape 2 Africa” International Poster

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- Allan Ford

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Lionsgate’s 2012 Film Slate Includes Expendables 2, Tyler Perry’S Good Deeds, The Hunger Games, And The Possession

21 December 2011 8:29 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Lionsgate has released a preview of their upcoming slate for 2012. Some of their upcoming films are The Possession, Safe, The Cabin In The Woods and the highly anticipated The Hunger Games.

One For The Money

Release Date: January 27, 2012

Starring: Katherine Heigl, Jason O’Mara, Daniel Sunjata, John Leguizamo, Sherri Shepherd, and Debbie Reynolds

Directed by: Julie Anne Robinson

Screenplay by: Stacy Sherman & Karen Ray and Liz Brixius

Based on the Novel by: Janet Evanovich

Synopsis:

Katherine Heigl brings Stephanie Plum – the popular heroine of Janet Evanovich’s worldwide best-selling eighteen-book mystery series – to vibrant life in Lionsgate and Lakeshore Entertainment’s One For The Money.

A proud, born-and-bred Jersey girl, Stephanie Plum’s got plenty of attitude, even if she’s been out of work for the last six months and just lost her car to a debt collector. Desperate for some fast cash, Stephanie turns to her last resort: »

- Michelle McCue

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New Game Of Thrones Featurettes Plus More DVD and Blu-ray Details

21 December 2011 4:00 AM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Hey Westeros fans, we know March is a long time to have to wait for your Game of Thrones season 1 Blu-ray and/or DVD box sets, and April is even longer to have to wait for season 2 to begin on HBO, so we have scanned the internet for some behind-the-scenes goodness and more details on the box sets for your previewing pleasure.

First, a new season 2 behind-the-scenes featurette on choreographing the fight scenes:

Click here to view the embedded video.

Next, from WinterIsComing, is a first look at one of the Blu-ray special features which is somewhat overwhelming in its sheer scope. It’s called the “Complete Guide to Westeros,” and is a set of 24 – seriously, 24 – videos that give an animated account of the history of Westeros, narrated by the cast of the show. This one is about the gods of Westeros and is narrated by Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark »

- Erin Willard

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Film News: Sundance Film Festival USA to Play at Chicago’s Music Box Theatre

20 December 2011 12:57 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – A little piece of Sundance is coming to Chicago for the third year in a row. The Sundance Film Festival USA is a one day tour of films in different cities across America that brings one of the biggest film festivals of the year even closer to the rest of us.

For the third straight year, the Music Box Theatre in Chicago will host a movie playing at Sundance for one night only. In the past two years, the films “Jack Goes Boating” and “The Music Never Stopped” made their way from Sundance to Chicago and this year the film “2 Days in New York” will come to the windy city. Starring, written, and directed by Julie Delpy and also starring Chris Rock, “2 Days in New York” will play at the Music Box on Thursday January 26, 2012. Special guests will appear with the film, but none have been officially announced yet. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Ranked: Every Saturday Night Live Cast Member Ever, From Worst to Best

19 December 2011 4:30 AM, PST | Nerve | See recent Nerve news »

Ranked: Every Saturday Night Live Cast Member Ever, From Worst to Best A highly scientific survey that will surely lead to no disagreements.                               By Phil Nugent We are gathered here today to rank the — what is it? Jesus! — ninety-two past and present cast members of Saturday Night Live, in ascending order of their contribution to the show. This is no way to make friends. But while no one will be completely happy with the results, let's at least stress one of the ground rules: for the purpose of this experiment, these performers are being graded solely on the work they did on SNL itself. If we were talking about their entire careers, Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Rock, and Joan Cusack would be clustered at the top. As it is, they're not even serious contenders for the top twenty.   92. Victoria Jackson (1986-1992): Jackson's cute-ditsy-idiot act got pretty [...] »

- Phil Nugent

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That Happened This Year? Jennifer Lopez Joins the Judges Table On 'American Idol,' Reinvigorating Her Career

19 December 2011 4:00 AM, PST | MTV Newsroom | See recent MTV Newsroom news »

Welcome to "That Happened This Year," MTV News' look back at the huge entertainment stories that were absolutely everywhere for a hot minute in 2011 but feel like they happened forever ago or faded so quickly from our collective memories that when we were brainstorming the year that was, we literally couldn't believe they happened this year!

Even the idea that Jennifer Lopez's career comeback began less than a year ago seems to defy physics. Did she somehow interrupt the space-time continuum in an effort to alter the very nature of time, where one year seems like three or four, to fool us into thinking she never really went anywhere?

For all intents and purposes, La Lopez's return to the top began on January 19, 2011 (we can't believe it either), when the tenth season of "American Idol" premiered on Fox. And in one fell swoop, nearly six years of box office »

- John Mitchell

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Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs, Aaron Paul and Frank Vincent Channel the Rat Pack for Ciroc Vodka Ad

17 December 2011 5:40 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Filed under: Movie News

Sean Combs -- better known as either P. Diddy, Diddy, Puff Daddy or Puffy -- has been in love with Rat Pack-style culture for nearly a decade. "I was watching 'Ocean's 11' and I just couldn't relate to it," Diddy told the New York Daily News back in 2005 about the George Clooney-fronted remake. "You have all these black icons, Chris Rock or Chris Tucker in comedy, Denzel Washington and Jamie Foxx in acting, me and Jay-z in music, what about us? It's about time to put the greatest black icons in a film together. We're not running around in 'do-rags and low riders anymore." Six years later, Diddy finally has his own 'Ocean's 11' -- though it's just a 30 second vodka commercial, seems partially inspired by 'The Hangover' and doesn't include any of those big names mentioned by the rapper/actor previously. »

- Christopher Rosen

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2012 Slamdance Line-Up Announced; New Images from True Independent Films

16 December 2011 8:15 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

I love Sundance and it will have more than its fair share of truly indie films.  However, when your movie stars Bruce Willis (Lay the Favorite) or Chris Rock (2 Days in New York) or Kirsten Dunst (Bachelorette), it's not really an "indie".  It's a low-budget drama or comedy.  The Slamdance Film Festival, on the other hand, is comprised of true indies.  It runs concurrently with Sundance and its motto is "By Filmmakers, For Filmmakers" because it’s the only festival fully programmed by filmmakers.  If you're at Sundance and want to take a break from the crush of long lines and want to see a movie you'll probably never see anywhere else, head over to Slamdance. Hit the jump for the list of 18 features and 10 documentaries playing at the 2012 Slamdance Film Festival, which runs from January 20 – 26th in Park City, Utah.  We've also included images from the films. Narrative Feature Competition Program, »

- Matt Goldberg

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Why Can't Movie Stars Like Chris Tucker Hold On to Their Houses?

13 December 2011 6:00 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

I just read that Chris Tucker has to sell two of his houses because of financial problems. Can't he just get another big movie job and pay them off? Why didn't he just pay cash for the houses when he had the money? —Manana V., via the inbox This is the same Chris Tucker who once shared a photo spread with Chris Rock in Vanity Fair's Hollywood issue, but also who, according to IMDb, has not released a film since 2007. So is this a one-percenter problem or a genuinely 99-percenter tragedy? Here's what I can tell you ... Even among onetime A-listers, or B-plus-listers, getting a job isn't all that easy. Most entertainers "are still like the girl on Saturday night »

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New Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Trailer: It's Still a Jungle Out There!

13 December 2011 1:15 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Ah, another movie, another attempt to get back home to New York City. In this trailer for the third installment of the popular Madagascar series, our fearless (Ok, a little fearful) friends Alex the lion (Ben Stiller), Marty the zebra (Chris Rock), Gloria the hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith) and Melman the giraffe (David Schwimmer) once again have their work cut out for them. This time, however, the action takes place in and around Monte Carlo as the foursome try to evade animal control. (Trust us, it'll make more sense after you watch the clip above.) Oh my! What to do? How can they possibly get through Europe without attracting attention? Well, how about joining a traveling circus? Um, yeah, good luck with »

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Sundance 2012: Sundance Film Festival USA to Include Films featuring Frank Langella, Chris Rock, Elizabeth Olsen, Vera Farmiga, and More

13 December 2011 12:52 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

In September, we reported that the Sundance Film Festival would be taking its show on the road by offering a handful of festival selections to theaters across the country.  Sundance has now announced the nine films that might be coming to your city provided your city is Ann Arbor, Boston, Brooklyn, Chicago, Houston, Nashville, Orlando, San Francisco, or Tuscon.  This year's Sundance Film Festival USA slate includes movies featuring Frank Langella, Chris Rock, Elizabeth Olsen, Vera Farmiga, Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg, Isla Fischer, Adam Scott, and many more. Hit the jump for the line-up and theater which each film will be playing.  The 2012 Sundance Film Festival will run from January 19 – 29th.  All Sundance Film Festival USA screenings will take place on January 26th. Filmmakers will be available for a Q&As at their respective locations.  Tickets for the screenings will be available at the theater. Ann Arbor, Mi – The Michigan Theatre www. »

- Matt Goldberg

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The Sundance Film Festival Is Once Again Coming To A Theater Near You

13 December 2011 12:30 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Not going to brave the icy roads and chilling winds of Park City, Utah this January for the Sundance Film Festival 2012? No matter. The festival is once again going to bring the films to you if you live in Ann Arbor, Mi; Boston, Ma; Brooklyn, NY; Chicago, Il; Houston, TX; Nashville, Tn; Orlando, Fl; San Francisco, CA; or Tucson, Az. Those are the cities that will be getting special screenings of some of Sundance 2012's most promising films in a program called Sundance Film Festival USA. Last year [1], films like Cedar Rapids, Like Crazy, Win Win and Our Idiot Brother all played as part of this program, months before their regular release dates, and this year's films feature stars like Susan Sarandon, Elijah Wood, Chris Rock, Kirsten Dunst, Tim Roth, David Duchovny and many more. All the screenings take place on January 26. Read more after the jump. Here's the description »

- Germain Lussier

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Lidell Entertainment Distributing The Collection and More!

12 December 2011 2:57 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Good news coming in for fans who are excited for Marcus Dunstan's sequel to The Collector known as The Collection. The flick has scored distribution through Liddell Entertainment and is now well on its way!

From the Press Release

Liddell Entertainment, the innovative production and distribution financier, is launching a new theatrical distribution entity, Ld Distribution, and named indie veteran David Dinerstein as head of the new company. The company’s initial slate includes: William Friedkin’s critically acclaimed Killer Joe, starring Matthew McConaughey; the recently wrapped production Disconnect, starring Jason Bateman and Alexander Skarsgard, from the Oscar nominated director Henry-Alex Rubin; and horror film The Collection from Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton, the writers of Saw lV, V and Vl, which is currently in post-production. The company plans to release four to six films in its initial year.

Ld Distribution will actively acquire films and provide distribution »

- Uncle Creepy

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Cameron Diaz Pregnant, J.Lo Adopting In "What To Expect When You're Expecting"

12 December 2011 2:50 PM, PST | Momlogic | See recent Momlogic news »

Every woman expecting a child is familiar with the book written by Heidi Murkoff, now get ready for the "What To Expect When You're Expecting" big screen debut!

The film focuses on fives couples whose lives turn upside-down as they prepare to welcome their new little ones.

The huge cast includes Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Brooklyn Decker, Anna Kendrick, Matthew Morrison, Chace Crawford, Dennis Quaid, Rodrigo Santoro, Chris Rock and more.

Check out the full trailer of the film -- which hits theaters May 11, 2012 -- below! (Ps - Be sure to look for shirtless Joe Manganiello. Hello!)

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David Dinerstein Named President of Liddell Entertainment

12 December 2011 12:13 PM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

HollywoodNews.com: Liddell Entertainment, the innovative production and distribution financier is launching a new theatrical distribution entity, Ld Distribution, and named indie veteran David Dinerstein as head of the new company. The company’s initial slate includes: William Friedkin’s critically acclaimed Killer Joe starring Matthew McConaughey; the recently wrapped production, Disconnect, starring Jason Bateman and Alexander Skarsgard from the Oscar nominated director Henry-Alex Rubin; and the horror film, The Collection, from Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton, the writers of Saw lV, V and Vl which is currently in post-production. The company plans to release 4 to 6 films in its initial year.

Ld Distribution will actively acquire films and provide distribution for Liddell Entertainment’s expanding production slate. Liddell Entertainment is aiming to produce four to six movies a year with budgets of up to $25 million.

“We are thrilled to bring David Dinerstein on board to run our new distribution operation. »

- Josh Abraham

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Cameron Diaz Pregnant, J.Lo Adopting In “What To Expect When You’re Expecting”

12 December 2011 12:13 PM, PST | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Every woman expecting a child is familiar with the book written by Heidi Murkoff, now get ready for the “What To Expect When You’re Expecting” big screen debut!The film focuses on fives couples whose lives turn upside-down as they prepare to welcome their new little ones. The huge cast includes Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Brooklyn Decker, Anna Kendrick, Matthew Morrison, Chace Crawford, Dennis Quaid, Rodrigo Santoro, Chris Rock and more. Check out the full trailer of the film -- which hits theaters May 11, 2012 -- below! (Ps – Be sure to look for shirtless Joe Manganiello. Hello!) Read more »

- tooFab Staff

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