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Ryan Gosling Joins (and then leaves…) Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones

By at June 28, 2007 | 7:25 am | 0 Comment

Ryan Gosling Joins (and then leaves…) Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones

UPDATE: As many of you know, Ryan Gosling is no longer in the role of the father in The Lovely Bones. In late October, just before the start of production, Gosling left the film due to "creative differences." Mark Wahlberg was the literal late replacement, having just finished up M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening. Cinema Blend's Josh Tyler mentioned another more...

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Ratatouille Preview: Cast Info, Trailer and More From Pixar’s Next Hit

By at June 26, 2007 | 11:29 pm | 8 Comments

Ratatouille Preview: Cast Info, Trailer and More From Pixar’s Next Hit

Pixar has produced seven feature films. With one exception, each has been an astounding achievement, improving upon the previous release. And with one exception, they've all been on my personal year-end Top Ten lists. (The exception: Cars. The writing was too derivative, the characters distant.) The revolutionary animation studio's eighth film, Ratatouille, opens more...

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Live Free or Die Hard: Some Titles That Didn’t Make It …

By at June 25, 2007 | 9:28 am | 23 Comments

Live Free or Die Hard: Some Titles That Didn’t Make It …

Even if you're not a big fan of action movies -- or the Die Hard series -- you have to appreciate the humor in the title Live Free or Die Hard, which opens this week. The name's a perfect mix of the overdone action entries of the late 80s (like Die Hard) and a wink at the current US political vibe. So we couldn't resist offering alternate titles for your amusement, more...

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New Hong Kong Martial Arts Movies — Will They Redefine The Genre?

By at June 22, 2007 | 3:53 pm | 2 Comments

Forget elegant high-wire martial arts films. A new team is ready to deliver some old-style bone crunching -- with an updated twist. A newly formed collaboration has announced the development of three new martial arts action movies. The players: 1) The Weinstein Company, owners of a reported $275 million Asian film fund and 2) Qi (pronounced "chee"), a partnership more...

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