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Brad Pitt, Edward Norton Reunion A Bust

Brad Pitt and Edward NortonIt was probably one of the most buzzed about reunions since and were brought back together again.  Now it looks like we might have to wait another 8 years to see it happen.

Back in September, it was announced that and would join forces for the political drama, .  The two, last seen together in 1999’s , were next set to spar in the political arena.  Pitt was cast as former campaign manager-turned-reporter while Edward was scheduled to play a congressman whose research assistant is murdered.  I use the word ‘was’ because Play’s two core stars have since dropped out. 

Unhappy with the final script, Pitt eventually backed out of the film.  Although had agreed to step in, his late arrival pushed the starting date from November to January.  This change unfortunately posed a scheduling conflict for Norton, who was then forced to exit as well.  It is now hoped that will slide in his place.  (I for some reason doubt the Crowe/Affleck chemistry could even come close to the original pairing’s.)

Assuming no other last minute changes are made, the movie - an adaptation of a British mini-series - will also feature , , and .

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The Incredible Hulk Revealed

The Incredible Hulk in silhouetteSuper Hero Hype has posted the very first image of the new Incredible Hulk himself taken from, what appears to be, a promotional banner. The first teaser posters appeared at this year’s Comic-Con and featured a silhouette of the angry green giant (pictured on the right). And now, that silhouette has been filled in. The franchise reboot, , opens June 13, 2008 and stars (as Bruce Banner), (as Betty Ross), (as The Abomination) and (as General Thunderbolt Ross). Click the link below for the new photo.

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FilmCrunch 032: Dreamgirls, Pan’s Labyrinth, Employee of the Month, The Illusionist

Veronica Santiago and Neil Estep are back with another full episode of FilmCrunch. This time they review the theatrical releases of Dreamgirls and Pans Labyrinth, as well as the DVD releases of Employee of the Month, and The Illusionist.

Now we want to hear from you - hit the forums and let us know what you think, what you want us to watch next, and any other recommendations you have for the show.


The Illusionist DVD Review

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The Illusionist takes place in early 20th–century Vienna, where young Eisenheim (Edward Norton), a poor but brilliant magician, falls for a wealthy duchess (Jessica Biel).  Fearing societal ridicule, her family forbids the relationship and the lovers become separated for many years.  When the duchess is engaged to Crown Prince Leopold (Rufus Sewell), Eisenhiem must use his unique skill to regain her heart, distract the nosy Chief Inspector Uhl (Paul Giamatti), and escape the vengeful wrath of the crown prince.  The Illusionist is a focused and introspective story that, unlike its ‘prestigious’ rival, uses mystical effect to flesh out, not upstage, a powerful tale of love.

The Illusionist is directed by Neil Burger and based on a short story by Steven Millhauser.  Rated PG-13.

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