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Lincoln Leads Oscar Nominations

LincolnLincoln leads the Oscar nominations after being named in 12 categories.

Emma Stone and Seth MacFarlane unveiled the shortlist for this year's Academy Awards earlier today, and the Steven Spielberg-directed biopic - which stars Daniel Day-Lewis as pioneering President Abraham Lincoln - leads the way, followed closely by Life of Pi, which is up for 11 honors.

Both movies are up for the prestigious Best Picture Oscar, but will face competition from Amour, Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Silver Livings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty to take home the statuette.

Lincoln stars Daniel, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones are all up for awards, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor respectively, while Spielberg is in the running for Best Director.

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Josh Brolin Was Worried About MIB3

Will Smith and Josh BrolinJosh Brolin worried he might "ruin" the whole Men In Black series by appearing in the third movie.

The 44-year-old actor plays Young Agent K in the film alongside Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones - who reprised their roles in the sci-fi movie as Agent J and Agent K respectively - but he was concerned about how his co-stars might react to him joining the film franchise.

"I thought, 'Oh, yeah, this could be a career-killer. I could ruin an entire series, because I'm severing this great iconic duo, this great chemistry that people really enjoy.' If someone came to my franchise and said, 'Listen, you're still going to bookend it, but we're going to bring in this younger guy instead,' I can't imagine I wouldn't be like, 'Huh? What are you talking about?' I don't know if he felt like that. And if he did he'd never tell me."

Despite starring in a number of big blockbusters, Josh - who has been married to actress Diane Lane since 2004 - admits he no longer feels he has to "push" himself in life and doesn't mind taking the "boring" approach.

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Men In Black 3 is the ‘Most Action-Packed Movie Yet’

Men in Black 3Men In Black 3 will have "more action, aliens and magic" than the previous two films in the franchise.

The movie's director Barry Sonnenfeld believes the latest addition to the sci-fi comedy series has "something new and inventive" in the shape of a time travel element that sees Agent J (Will Smith) go back in time to the 1960s to stop an alien from assassinating Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones).

"The relationships are incredibly strong. From Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, between Will Smith and Josh Brolin. And I think we also have more action than in Men In Black 3 than in Men In Black and Men In Black 2' Also, more aliens and more magic. The audiences will be amused, amazed and also moved. I think if we can do all of those three things then we'll have a really successful movie. With Men In Black 3, it's not only a Men In Black movie, it's also a time travel movie. We wanted the movie to be both familiar and different. We wanted to bring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones back together again. But we also wanted something new and inventive, and that came in the time travel element," he said when asked what the chemistry was like between Will and Josh Brolin - who plays a younger version of Agent K.

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Will Smith Originated Men In Black 3

Men in Black 3Will Smith came up with the concept for Men In Black 3.

The actor reprises his role as alien fighting Agent J in the third installment of the popular movie franchise and director Barry Sonnenfeld revealed Will came up with the idea himself, which sees him travel back in time to rescue his partner (played by Tommy Lee Jones).

"Will calls me Baz. When we were shooting Men In Black II [in 2002], one night he said, 'Hey Baz, I think I have an idea for number three.' The basic idea was that Will's character, Agent J, would have to go back into the past to save his partner. It allowed the movie to take place in another era, and us to learn more about Tommy Lee Jones' character. But it turned out to be a very long process of development, mainly because of the knotting issues of time travel, the time travel thing was really hard," Sonnenfeld said.

He also revealed he started shooting the movie without a finished script which made the whole process more difficult: "We knew starting the movie that we didn't have a finished second or third act. Was it responsible? The answer is, if the movie does as well as I think it will, it was genius. If it's a total failure, then it was a really stupid idea."

Nicole Scherzinger, Betty White Join the Men in Black

Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones in Men in Black

UPDATE: White says she is not a part of the movie.

What do a Pussycat Doll and a Golden Girl have in common? They both have roles in the new Men in Black film.

The third MIB installment will not only bring back Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, it’ll include appearances from and singer/dancer .

Earlier this week, the former Dancing with the Stars contestant not only confirmed her participation in the upcoming sequel – she gave away a big secret about her part.

"My name is Lilly. She's like a small villain role. I'm so excited because I get to die,” Nicole revealed. “I make an appearance. I say a couple of lines and then I die."

It’s not known what role White will play in the film.

Shooting on will begin in December for a May 25, 2012 release.

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In Theaters This Weekend: October 22, 2010

Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • Hereafter** (PG-13): starring Matt Damon, Cécile De France, Jay Mohr (directed by Clint Eastwood)
  • Paranormal Activity 2 (R): starring TBA (directed by Tod Williams)
  • Boxing Gym* (NR): (directed by Frederick Wiseman)
  • The Company Men* (R): starring Kevin Costner, Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones (directed by John Wells)

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Sequel News: Romy and Michele, Planet of the Apes and More

Planet of the Apes: The apes will rise again in 2011 when Fox delivers a Planet of the Apes prequel. The movie - currently titled Rise of the Apes - will have photo-realistic apes incorporated into the cautionary tale. The story, written by The Relic‘s Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa, will explain how genetic engineering experimentation lead to the apes’ development. The Rupert Wyatt-directed film will be set in present-day San Francisco.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: April 20, 2010

AvatarHere are some of the options today:

  • 44 Inch Chest: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Avatar: DVD, Blu-ray  **releases on April 22/Earth Day**
  • The Basketball Diaries: Blu-ray
  • Batman: Blu-ray
  • Batman Forever: Blu-ray
  • Batman Returns: Blu-ray
  • Cheech & Chong’s Hey Watch This!: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Crazy Heart: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Fist of Legend: Blu-ray
  • Homecoming: DVD
  • The Horse Boy: DVD
  • The Lovely Bones: DVD, Blu-ray

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Sequel News: Men in Black, Saw and More

Here’s the latest scoop on the sequel buzz spreading across Hollywood:

Independence Day: If I didn’t know any better, I’d say Roland Emmerich flat out hates this planet. The director of The Day After Tomorrow and and 2012 is now talking about a follow-up to his 1996 hit, Independence Day. Emmerich says his proposed idea would see vets Will Smith (another lover of sequels) and Bill Pullman years after the first disaster. “One day we will do it,” Roland claimed.

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Tommy Lee Jones Sues Paramount For $10 Million

Tommy Lee Jones goes after Paramount

While Fox and Warner Bros. are dealing with their battles, Paramount now has to deal with one of their own, thanks to a $10 million dollar lawsuit compliments of Tommy Lee Jones.

The veteran actor is seeking payment that he claims is rightfully owed to him for the services he provided for the 2007 Coen Brothers’ hit, No Country For Old Men.

Although both Paramount and Jones declined to comment, the actor’s publicist simply pointed to the lawsuit, which notes a contract N.M. Classics (a subsidiary of Paramount’s) that promises Jones “significant box-office bonuses and ‘back-end’ compensation.”

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