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Jon Favreau confirmed that Harrison Ford has joined the cast of Cowboys and Aliens, which would have been great news twenty years ago. My first reaction was that this was a good thing, but then I realized that the universe is too malicious a place for that to really be the case. Have you flipped through Ford's list of films lately? He hasn't made a decent movie since The Fugitive in 1993. Other than the campy entertainment of Air Force One in 1997, his resume is like a highlight reel of the worst movies made every year. No one under the age of twenty has seen a good Harrison Ford movie in theaters unless they caught the Star Wars re-releases back when they were seven or so.

(source: Film School Rejects)

David Cross (Tobias) says that the Arrested Development movie is completely dead, which is as unsurprising as it is nevertheless disappointing.
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'Bodyguards and Assassins' sells at Afm

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Hong Kong -- Big-budget Chinese period thriller "Bodyguards and Assassins" has been sold by We Distribution to four territories at the beginning of the American Film Market.

E1 Entertainment picked up the film for the U.K. and Canada, while Cj Entertainment bought it for South Korea and Gulf Films took it for the Middle East.

The $23 million film directed by Teddy Chan is set in early 20th century Hong Kong with all the action taking place on the day of a failed assassination attempt on Sun Yat-sen. Its all-star cast includes Donnie Yen, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Leon Lai and Simon Yam.

" 'Bodyguards and Assassins' caters to the intelligence and appetites of China's increasingly sophisticated and fast-expanding audiences. I am also thrilled that we have phenomenal response from territories outside mainland China," producer Peter Chan Ho-sun said.

The film is already destined for a wide Asian release Dec.
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