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When Did Channing Tatum Start To Rock?

 At some point Channing Tatum went from man-candy (what? It's been said) to movie star. His star rose when Step Up stole the hearts of romantic comedy lovers that had waited too long for a new dance film. Seemed like Save The Last Dance had been decades before, despite the fact it actually released only five years prior. But, let's take a look back at Channing's filmography and see exactly where Tatum became something more.

CSI: Miami - Bob Davenport (2004) Never saw it, lets assume he was "okay."Coach Carter - Jason Lyle (2005) Same as CSI: Miami, watching Samuel L. Jackson as a coach just seemed too easy. Yell. Throw Notebook. Win baby, win.War of the Worlds - Boy in Church (uncredited, 2005) Wuh? Did they know he was just in Coach Carter?Havoc - Nick (2005) Is this the Havoc with Anne Hatheway's nude scene? Must go back and pay
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what’s on Netflix UK, Amazon UK Instant Video, blinkbox, BBC iPlayer (from Jun 02)

What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream.

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What Maisie Knew: utterly heartbreaking tale of a little girl used as a pawn in her parents’ battles, told, remarkably, from the child’s perspective [at Netflix] Odd Thomas: it feels smaller and more rushed — and less plausible — than it should, but Anton Yelchin is charming, and the snappy comic tone sometimes works [my review] [at Netflix] Winter of Discontent: enlightening but underpowered drama about life in Cairo during the Arab Spring [at Netflix]

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

The Invisible Woman: the story of Charles Dickens and his secret mistress is no romance, and no modest costume drama, either, but a tale of women being practical because they had to be [my review] [at Amazon UK Instant Video] Lone Survivor: true story of a failed Navy Seal mission acknowledges the powerful fraternity of soldiers without being jingoistic, and depicts
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Why Zal Batmanglij's 'The East' Is Fascinating and Illogical at the Same Time

Why Zal Batmanglij's 'The East' Is Fascinating and Illogical at the Same Time
Editor's note: A version of this review originally ran during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. "The East" opens nationwide on Friday. Suspenseful, ludicrous, fascinating, and utterly unsubtle, Zal Batmanglij's "The East" plays like an unholy mash-up of "Martha Marcy May Marlene" and "Alias." The film builds on the themes of cult and identity that Batmanglij and his star Brit Marling explored artfully in their breakout debut "The Sound of My Voice." But here, that psychology is in service of a fast-paced espionage potboiler. As Sarah, Brit Marling plays a former FBI agent turned private security consultant who is paid to infiltrate a radical environmental group called The East. She more than confirms buzz that she will be one of film's next major leading women, and she's working with a strong set-up for a thriller, in a community that couldn't be more relevant in the age of Occupy Wall Street, and
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Sundance Review: Why Zal Batmanglij's 'The East' Is Fascinating and Illogical at the Same Time

Sundance Review: Why Zal Batmanglij's 'The East' Is Fascinating and Illogical at the Same Time
Suspenseful, ludicrous, fascinating, and utterly unsubtle, Zal Batmanglij's "The East" plays like an unholy mash-up of "Martha Marcy May Marlene" and "Alias." The film builds on the themes of cult and identity that Batmanglij and his star Brit Marling explored artfully in their breakout debut "The Sound of My Voice." But here, that psychology is in service of a fast-paced espionage potboiler. As Sarah, Brit Marling plays a former FBI agent turned private security consultant who is paid to infiltrate a radical environmental group called The East. She more than confirms buzz that she will be one of film's next major leading women, and she's working with a strong set-up for a thriller, in a community that couldn't be more relevant in the age of Occupy Wall Street, and which has lead to very mixed results on American screens (See: "Battle in Seattle"). There's plenty to admire, but ultimately this thriller is as.
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Space, Guns, and Music Pt. 1: Massive Attack's Neil Davidge on Scoring 'Halo 4'

Halo sounds a certain way to longtime fans of the series. If you ask anyone who's played through the campaigns of the main titles in the series, composer Marty O'Donnell's score has been integral to the Master Chief and Cortana's galaxy-spanning adventures (to the degree that even O'Donnell's own jazzier compositions for Odst were met with doubt and confusion by fans).

But with 343 Industries taking over the franchise from Bungie, the Kirkland, Wa-based developer had to think about what was next sonically for the series, vetting several candidates to give the first game in a new trilogy its own sound. And as Neil Davidge, the man who would eventually get the gig tells it, they didn't want to do the usual film composer doing games things.

Davidge is the longtime producer and writer with the British electronic outfit, Massive Attack, and he knows something about wedding music to action,
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Stuart Townsend Finds His Way in the New Reelz Original Series Xiii

Stuart Townsend's career has taken him from playing the undead in Queen of the Damned to being a part of a team of superheroes in League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, to being behind the camera as the director and writer of Battle in Seattle.

In his newest role, Stuart Townsend plays a former secret operative who has been stripped of his memory in Reelz's new original series Xiii. He does not know who he is, what he is trained to be or whom he serves. All he has is a tattoo of the Roman Numeral "Xiii"…and the skills of a highly trained secret agent. Hunted by a dark anti-government organization, Xiii searches for clues that will uncover the secret that makes him so valuable—and so potentially dangerous.

Townsend's co-stars and peers talk about working with the actor on the set of the new Reelz original series.

Xiii premieres tonight,
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The 10 Hottest Moments of Channing Tatum

The suspense is killing us: Friday's release date of Magic Mike can't come soon enough. I want to wail at male celebrity ass in the company of scandalized housewives and hopeful gay dudes right now. Until then, we'll have to settle for revisiting the career of Magic Mike star Channing Tatum and agreeing on his hottest moments. There are some naughty, naughty pictures of him out there, and we've tried to include the most work-palatable items only. So let's do this.

10. Channing establishes his Casanovan comeliness in Dear John

Our preferred Amanda Seyfried vehicles of choice may be Mean Girls and Jennifer's Body, but Dear John provides a fine slice of damp Channing, and that means the AFI should hold commemorative festivals in its honor. Hard to pick a definitive Nicholas Sparks hottie among Ryan Gosling, Zac Efron, and Tatum, but he's a major contender.

9. Channing channels Patrick Swayze, has
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Discuss: Is Charlize Theron Back On The A-List? And Why Did She Ever Fall Off?

There's one person who's pretty much inescapable in movie theaters at the moment, and that's Charlize Theron. Last weekend, she was the evil queen Ravenna in "Snow White and the Huntsman," and this weekend, she's the biggest name (although not the biggest part) among the ensemble cast of "Prometheus" -- a film that she was originally pegged to play the lead in. And in a few weeks, she'll start filming on the long-gestating "Fury Road," George Miller's return to the "Mad Max" world. Between those three, she's become the queen of the blockbuster world, and with a performance in "Young Adult" that might have been her most widely acclaimed ever, Theron's as big a star as she's ever been.

But curiously, it's taken a little time for it to happen. Theron's been a familiar presence on screen for fifteen years now, since breaking through in "2 Days In The Valley" and "The Devil's Advocate,
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André 3000 Will Play Jimi Hendrix in 'All Is by My Side'

Red Tails scribe John Ridley will be making his directorial debut, featuring André '3000' Benjamin from hip hop duo OutKast, as legendary guitar maestro Jimi Hendrix. Benjamin has been a big presence in developing the feature, according to Iftn [via Geek Tyrant], centering on the musician's time in England in the late 1960s, working on his now famous debut album Are You Experienced. It took Hendrix five months to record the album, which finally debuted in 1967. Production on All Is by My Side is expected to get underway in Ireland for six months in late May. This won't be Benjamin's first film as he's made appearances in Be Cool, Four Brothers, Revolver, Idlewild, Battle in Seattle, and Semi-Pro. He seems perfectly suited for the part...

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Scott Derrickson To Direct Charlize Theron In Remake Of Dutch Horror Film 'Zwart Water'

For a brief moment, it seemed as if Charlize Theron was going to be struck hard by the Oscar curse. Following "Monster," she hit a bit of rough patch. Yes, she was nominated for "North Country" but the film didn't exactly make waves with audiences. "Æon Flux" was nothing short of a disaster, and "In The Valley Of Elah" and "Battle In Seattle" weren't quite received as well as the filmmakers might have hoped. However, the actress is set to make a big leap back into public view. Later this year she'll make another run at Oscar with a starring…
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Charlize Theron Wants To Take Cities Of Refuge

Since winning the ultimate golden statue for her remarkably committed performance in 2003′s Monster, South African born beauty Charlize Theron has certainly suffered the post-Oscar winning curse or blip that for whatever reason happens to an incredible number of leading ladies these days. There was the horribly misjudged attempt to make her into a Milla Jovovich or Kate Beckinsale like action hero in Aeon Flux and Hancock that didn’t work out, or appearing in her then partner’s flop Battle in Seattle and another flop in Guillermo Arriaga’s The Burning Plain, and although she has given good performances in The Road and In The Valley of Elah… she has threatened to become somewhat as an afterthought. Her only notable screen presence has been the Dior ads!

Recently she seems to have made a conscience effort to turn that all around beginning later this year with Jason Reitman’s
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Crime Thriller 'Cities Of Refuge' Finds A Citizen In Charlize Theron

Crime Thriller 'Cities Of Refuge' Finds A Citizen In Charlize Theron
It looks like Charlize Theron is on the comeback trail. After a string of films that either underperformed or just weren't worthy of her talents--"Battle In Seattle," "In The Valley Of Elah," "The Burning Plain," "Hancock," "The Road"--the actress has lined up a formidable slate of projects. Next year she'll be starring in two major tentpoles, Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" and "Snow White and the Huntsman" and before the end of the year we may be hearing Oscar talk for her turn in Jason Reitman's "Young Adult." So when we hear the words "crime thriller" associated with Theron, we can't help…
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Andre Rouleau Gets Producer's Award at Toronto Int'l Film Fest

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Andre Rouleau, the Montreal-based producer of "An American Haunting," "Head in the Clouds" and "Battle in Seattle," was awarded the Cmpa's Producer's Award at the Toronto International Film Festival Thursday. "I have long admired the tenacity and passion of producers like Andre Roulea," said Norm Bolen, president and CEO of the Canadian Media Production Association, which gave the award, in a written statement. "These miracle-workers juggle multiple projects and constant production and financial challenges. They thrive on pushing the boundaries." Piers Handling, director and CEO of the festival, said that Rouleau "never
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As Seen On TV: Watch Channing Tatum’s ‘She’s the Man’ on ABC Today!!!

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I Love to see Channing Tatum in comedic roles! He was hilarious in the Ron Howard-directed comedy ‘The Dilemma‘ with Vince Vaughn and Kevin James, and based on what I saw on my recent set visit, fans are going to really get a kick out Chan and Jonah Hill in their comedy ‘21 Jump Street‘ when it hits theaters next March.

Today (Sunday, July 3, 2011), you guys can watch Chan’s first ever comedic role, because ‘She’s the Man‘ will be playing on ABC at 3:00 pm Central /4:00 pm Eastern. Click Here to confirm show times in your area.

For those who don’t know, here’s what the movie is all about…

A simple case of assumed identity snowballs into a romantic mix-up of epic proportions in director Andy Fickman’s contemporary teen take on William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.

Viola Hastings (Amanda Bynes) has good reason
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Kristen Stewart Could End Up Playing 'Snow White'

Kristen Stewart could make a leap from supernatural romance to fairy tale story.

While earlier report suggested that Universal were looking for a fresh face, The Hollywood Reporter claimed the leading lady of the "Twilight Saga" series has emerged as a major contender for the role of Snow White in "Snow White and the Huntsman".

The 20-year-old actress is added to the list of potential actresses to take the role along with Felicity Jones, Alicia Vikander, Emily Browning as well as Riley Keough, her co-star in "The Runaways". Unlike the four actresses, THR reported that she is not required to do screen testing for the part.

Should Kristen is indeed being considered, there is a chance she may join Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron in the cast ensemble. The "Eastern Promises" actor has been reported to be in negotiations to play the role of the Huntsman, while the "Battle in Seattle
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Channing Tatum’s ‘Son of No One’ Picked to Closeout Sundance 2011

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Last time we got a bit of news about Channing Tatum’s New York-based crime drama ‘Son of No One‘ we learned that Netflix had already licensed the right to stream the first-run theatrical film over the internet to their members during the pay TV window.

Way before fans will be able to see the film online via Netflix and before it’s worldwide theatrical release, you guys will get an opportunity to see the movie at what’s considered to be one of the most prestigious films festivals in the industry…

The Sundance Institute just announced the lineup for out-of-competition films selected to screen in the “Premieres” section of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. The festival’s “Premieres” section is known for showcasing the diversity of contemporary independent cinema, for offering the latest work from American and international directors, and for premiering highly anticipated films.

It’s kind of like deja vu…
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Stuart Townsend to star in conspiracy series 'Xiii' (IrishCentral)

Stuart Townsend is set to take the title role in the conspiracy thriller series "Xiii". The series is based on a graphic novel which has sold 13 million copies since it was first published 25 years ago. The thriller will span over 13 episodes and will air in France and Canada in 2011. It has failed to be picked up by a United States network so far. It will begin shooting in Toronto this fall. Townsend will play the role of a former secret agent who cannot remember his past. He sets out to uncover his identity while being hunted by an anti-government organization. The closer he gets to finding his identity the more deadly the mission becomes. He has previously written and directed the indie movie "Battle in Seattle" which starred Woody Harrelson, Michelle Rodriguez and then-girlfriend Charlize Theron. He has voiced characters on the Adult Swim series "Robot Chicken."  ...
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Stuart Townsend to star in conspiracy series

Stuart Townsend to star in conspiracy series
Stuart Townsend will topline a conspiracy thriller series called "Xiii" for Canada's Prodigy Pictures and France's Cipango. The series is set to air in France on Canal Plus in 2011 and on Showcase in Canada in spring 2011.

The hourlong drama is based on Jean Van Hamme's eponymous graphic novel, which has sold 13 million copies worldwide since the first volume was published 25 years ago.

Townsend will play "Xiii," a former secret agent who cannot remember his past and thus sets out to uncover his true identity. Hunted by an anti-government organization, Xiii quickly realizes that the closer he gets to the truth, the more deadly the mission becomes.

Prodigy's Jay Firestone is executive producing along with Cipango's Edouard De Vesinne and Thomas Anargyros. Gil Grant ("NCIS: Los Angeles," "24") wrote the pilot episode and will serve as the series' showrunner and executive producer. Peter Mohan will co-executive produce the project.

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Channing Tatum to Star in The Contortionist’s Handbook

Does Channing Tatum have what it takes to become a serious actor? Up until now his filmography hasn't been particularly impressive, consisting mainly of drivel like Step Up, Fighting, Dear John and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, but he has also been taking on smaller roles in slightly more interesting movies such as A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, Battle in Seattle and Michael Mann's Public Enemies. He's also starring in Steven Soderbergh's Haywire and Kevin Macdonald's The Eagle, and now this week we have news that he will be starring in The Contortionist's Handbook, based on one of Chuck Palahniuk's favourite novels. That's not all either... apparently he'll also be producing the movie too. Written by Craig Clevenger, the book is about a man named John Dolan Vincent who finds himself in and out of prison and hospitals thanks to drug addiction problems and his various criminal activities.
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Rumor Or Reel?: Channing Tatum’s ‘G.I. Joe’ Sequel Secures a Director

As we’ve seen in the ‘Twilight’ franchise, there is no guarantee, for a multitude of reasons, that each film in the series will have the same director (or even the same actors), but the stars seemed to have aligned for ‘G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra‘ director Stephen Sommers

TheWrap is exclusively reporting that Sommers (’The Mummy’, ‘Van Helsing’, ‘Tarzan’) will return to direct Paramount’s sequel to Chan’s $300-plus million grossing action film.

Back in April, MTV News caught up with Lorenzo di Bonaventura, the executive producer for both ‘G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra‘ and ‘G.I. Joe 2‘. Although Bonaventura was tight-lipped on details, he did confirm that they were working on the script with writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (”Zombieland”). An insider told TheWrap that “the studio is happy with the draft they turned in”.

He also mentioned that Paramount is very excited about getting the movie going,
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