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Gerard Butler In Advanced Talks To Join Manhunt


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Gerard Butler is in advanced talks to star in action thriller 'Manhunt'.

The 42-year-old actor - who received treatment for prescription drug problems in February - is negotiating a role for the film that sees a team of FBI agents going after their most wanted man, domestic terrorist and survivalist James Tollan, in the North Carolina wilderness.

The FBI enlist a reluctant bear hunter - the role Gerard is rumoured to be in talks for - to help them try to catch the elusive killer, who has managed to avoid arrest with the support of the local population.

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Kristen Stewart For Akira Role?


Kristen Stewart Albert Hughes Andrew Garfield Hawk Ostby James McAvoy Leonardo Dicaprio Mark Fergus Robert Pattinson Steve Kloves The Script

Kristen Stewart has been approached to take on the main female role in the reimagining of 'Akira'.

The live action adaptation of the iconic magna comic is set to start shooting in March following a script rewrite by Steve Kloves and bosses have offered the 'Twilight: Saga' beauty the part of Kei, a young medium who becomes the love interest for the main character, teen biker gang member Kaneda, TwitchFilm reports.

The original story - focusing on Kaneda and his friend Tetsuo (who has yet to be cast) - was set in post-nuclear war Tokyo in 2019 while the new movie is expected to take place in New York.

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Cowboys & Aliens Review


Good
With such a blatant B-movie title, this well-made film really should be more fun to watch. Actually, this is an entertaining Western that sticks very close to the genre and only incidentally features bad guys from another planet.

Jake (Craig) wakes up in the desert with no memory of who he is or why he has a strange metal bracelet clamped onto his arm. He staggers into a dusty town, where the sheriff (Carradine) helps him until he clashes with local bully Percy (Dano), the son of power-mad landowner Dolarhyde (Ford), who has a history with Jake. But when strange airborne "demons" attack the town, Jake discovers that his bracelet is a weapon that can fight them. So Dolarhyde drafts him into a posse to hunt them down.

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Andrew Garfield For Manga Comic Movie Akira?


Andrew Garfield Albert Hughes Chris Pine Garrett Hedlund Hawk Ostby James McAvoy Joaquin Phoenix Justin Timberlake Leonardo Dicaprio Mark Fergus Michael Fassbender Robert Pattinson Steve Kloves The Script

Andrew Garfield has been approached to take on one of the lead roles in the re-imagining of 'Akira'.

The live action adaptation of the iconic magna comic is set to start shooting in August following a script rewrite by Steve Kloves and bosses have now sent the latest version to a short list of actors from which they hope to pick the two main roles.

The original story - focusing on teen biker gang member Kaneda and his friend Tetsuo - was set in post-nuclear war Tokyo in 2019 while the new movie is expected to take place in New York.

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Zac Efron Set For Akira Remake


Zac Efron Albert Hughes Hawk Ostby Joseph Gordon-Levitt Mark Fergus Morgan Freeman The Script

Zac Efron is wanted for the re-imagining of 'Akira'.

The 'Charlie St. Cloud' actor is reportedly wanted by film bosses to play gang leader Shotaro Kaneda in the adaptation of the iconic manga comic.

The original story - focusing on teen biker gang member Kaneda - was set in post-nuclear war Tokyo in 2019 while the new movie is expected to be set in New York.

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Iron Man Review


Very Good
The summer movie season arrives with a clang as Iron Man, a second-tier superhero from the mighty Marvel Comics universe, receives a first-rate film adaptation courtesy of director Jon Favreau (Elf, Zathura) and his perfectly-cast leading man, Robert Downey Jr.

A standard origin story, Iron Man stays faithful to its comic-book roots while making necessary upgrades that enhance the characters rich history. Favreau and his screenwriters follow shortcuts instituted by the superior Batman Begins and the inferior Spider-Man. The first half establishes our hero outside of his costume. The second half ramps up the action as it confronts a central villain and lays groundwork for potential sequels.

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First Snow Review


OK
What is it about Guy Pearce that makes him so attractively insular, even when he's playing an obnoxious halfwit who sells bargain basement linoleum? Last year, he started strong with his brooding performance in John Hillcoat's brutal The Proposition and ended as the only graceful note as Andy Warhol in the otherwise abysmal Factory Girl. Though it premiered at last year's Tribeca Film Festival, it's taken close to a year for someone to pick up First Snow, along with both Lonely Hearts and Comedy of Power, which also premiered at Tribeca last year. With the 2007 edition of the festival a paltry month away, a look at one of its more well-attended and well-received pieces is apt.

Pearce plays Jimmy Starks, a walking grease bucket of a salesman who is waiting for his car to get fixed when we first meet him (as if the name left any room for ethical clarity). Jimmy is trying to sell everyone: He attempts to sell a jukebox to a bar owner (he already has one), tries to sell his intellectual cynicism to a fortune teller (J.K. Simmons, playing it surprisingly low key), and tries to sell his respect to his colleagues and coworkers (William Fichtner and Rick Gonzalez, respectively). When the fortune teller tells him that he will go tits-up when the first snow hits, Starks responds with impervious flaunting and jittery paranoia. Self-aware and gaunt with confusion and doubt, Starks begins to take action to ensure he won't die. Not an easy charge with a vexed ex-partner (Shea Whigham), sneering and prodding through late night phone calls.

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Consequence Review


Terrible
First the bad news: Armand Assante.

Good news: Lesbian shower scene.

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