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'As Cool As I Am' Trailer: Claire Danes is a Sucky Mom

In real life, Claire Danes is probably a fantasmically excellent mother. However, her character in this new trailer for "As Cool As I Am" needs a 'lil help.

Fellow junkies of the "My So-Called Life" series — which, seriously, how in the world was that show just one season? — will remember a younger Danes as the sullen Angela Chase, dying her hair (much to her mother's chagrin) and desperately trying to find herself a comfy corner in the universe while hoping above all hope that the hot guitar guy at school might one day pay her just an ounce of attention. Ah, hormones.

Cut back to the present, and Danes is on the receiving end of all that angst ... and deservedly so. Get More »

'The Butler' Trailer is Here to Serve You

If there was ever a more ambitious film than "The Butler," we have yet to discover it.

"Precious" director Lee Daniels efforts to recapitulate — through the real-life eyes of a lone, stolid White House butler — pretty much the entire twentieth century as it related to the American Civil Rights Movement. With a cast list that reads like a flat-out roll call for the Walk of Fame, Daniels presents the working life of Cecil Gaines (real name: Eugene Allen), a man who served eight consecutive U.S. presidents during his career and witnessed history being made first-hand.

The first trailer for "The Butler" has now been released, and boy oh boy are we impressed with all the acute caricaturing going down here ... and all the feels we feel. Get More »

New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'Django Unchained' and More

Django Unchained The Weinstein Company

This week: Quentin Tarantino's eighth film, the Oscar-winning "Django Unchained," starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson, finds emancipation on DVD and Blu-ray after a celebrated run at the box office.

Also new this week is the pitch-black comedy "Small Apartments," the Southern ghost story "The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia" and the Criterion Collection Blu-ray debut of "Repo Man." Get More »

Filed Under: DVD & Blu-ray Queue It Up

James Marsden Brings Anchor Rivalry to 'Anchorman 2'

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By the beard of Zeus! Ron Burgundy's got himself a nemesis.

James Marsden will give the legendary anchor a run for his money as he's signed on to bring antagonism to "Anchorman: The Legend Continues," according to Deadline.

The "X-Men" star will be playing a rival anchor who no doubt will inspire Burgundy and his Action News Team posse to come up with all sorts of colorful ways with which to describe and insult him. Marsden joins a cast that includes Kristen Wiig and returning players Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Steve Carell and Christina Applegate. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Deadline

Casting Roundup: Olyphant, Affleck and Damon Get the Gigs

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All of the week's hot casting news in one fell swoop ...

Timothy Olyphant just can't hang up that cowboy hat. The "Justified" star is joining Kurt Russell, Peter Sarsgaard, Richard Jenkins and Jennifer Carpenter for "Bone Tomahawk," a violent horror-western about four men who attempt to rescue a group of captives from a band of cannibalistic troglodytes that live beyond the edge of civilization (awesome). [Deadline]

Casey Affleck is on the case of the "Boston Strangler," a true-crime thriller about the hunt for the notorious serial killer who terrorized Beantown in the 1960s. Affleck will produce and hopes to play one of the detectives. [Deadline] Get More »

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Man Meets Machine in 'Robot and Frank' Trailer

Robot and Frank
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There's nothing like a robot to help make you feel alive again.

"Robot and Frank" stars Frank Langella as a retired jewel thief who seems to be heading toward spending the rest of his golden years in poor health and isolation. His son (James Marsden) and daughter (Liv Tyler) intervene by introducing him to his new roommate: a robot (voiced by Peter Sarsgaard) programmed to help him around the house — and put a spring back in his stride. Get More »

Filed Under: New Movie Trailers | Source: Yahoo! Movies

It's Three Men and a Bear for 'Red Machine'

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Haven't these guys seen "The Edge?" Bears eat people!

Regardless of the danger, James Marsden, Thomas Jane and Billy Bob Thornton are set to prove their mettle as they've signed on to star in the wilderness survival thriller, "Red Machine," according to Variety.

"Red Machine" tells the tale of two estranged brothers (Marsden and Jane) who reconcile while on a camping trip with their respective girlfriends; their great reconciliation in the great outdoors is interrupted when a giant grizzly bear known as 'The Red Machine' begins stalking them. Thornton is set to channel Robert Shaw in "Jaws" as a legendary bear expert and hunter who probably gets killed. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Variety

My Favorite Movie: James Marsden

James Marsden's Favorite Movie
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"I define my favorite movie as something that's on TV and I can't change the channel. If it's on TV and I have to watch it, then I know it's one of the good ones. I think the movie that really tops that list would have to be 'The Godfather.' It's just really amazing cinema. It's almost perfect.

"I also love 'Jaws.' I can never turn away once it's on. I love everything about it, from the score, to the acting, to the stupid fake shark. I love it. It's nostalgic for me because it's the movie I probably watched the most growing up, so it really resonated with me then and it still resonates with me now.

"Wait; does that mean I haven't changed since I was a kid? I'm not sure if that's a bad sign or a good sign."

James Marsden currently stars opposite Kate Bosworth in "Straw Dogs," and will next be seen with Kirsten Dunst in "Bachelorette."

Filed Under: My Favorite Movie

Video Q&A: James Marsden on Filling Hoffman Shoes in 'Straw Dogs'

Remakes are tough stuff, but especially when you're contending with a controversial classic like "Straw Dogs."

In this update of the ultra-violent Sam Peckinpah movie, James Marsden stars as David Sumner, a screenwriter from L.A. who moves to the small Southern town where his wife Amy (Kate Bosworth) grew up. Her old friends from high school are not too cool with this Jaguar-driving Harvard grad, especially Amy's high school flame Charlie (Alexander Skarsgard). Tensions rise between the couple and the townspeople until it's an all-out war. Get More »

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'Straw Dogs' Trailer Gives New Meaning To Crazy Love

Kate Bosworth and James Marsden in "Straw Dogs"
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James Marsden is about to unleash a metaphorical Kraken on Alexander Skarsgard. And it's about time.

The pretty boy actor from such squeeky-clean pics as "Enchanted" and "The Notebook" is finally getting violent in the trailer for his latest film, "Straw Dogs," which premiered on Yahoo! Movies.

The film, an updated version of Sam Peckinpah's 1971 meditation on violence, follows Marsden's David and his wife Amy (Kate Bosworth) as they relocate to her hometown in the deep South. They soon begin to face harassment from the local population, particularly from leader-of-the-pack Charlie ("True Blood"'s Skarsgard). Get More »

Filed Under: New Movie Trailers | Source: Yahoo! Movies
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