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Bridesmaids was one of the funniest films of 2011, and is earning serious Producers Guild, SAG, Golden Globe and even Oscar buzz. It was also immensely profitable.

Earning nearly $300 million on a budget just north of $30 million, Bridesmaids is obviously spawning sequel rumors, a la The Hangover. Seems like a no-brainer, right?

Not necessarily. Universal pictures has indicated its desire for a Bridesmaids sequel, but star and co-writer Kristen Wiig is said to be lukewarm to the idea.

Wiig and writing partner Annie Mumolo say they have little interest. “Annie and I aren’t planning a sequel. We are writing something else,” she told The Hollywood Reporter.

The film clearly wasn't intended to be a franchise, and she's made no secret of wanting to pursue other projects. Could there even be a Bridesmaids 2 without Wiig?

It's certainly possible, but whether the rest of the cast - Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Maya Rudolph, Ellie Kemper - would return is a huge question mark as well.

The cast was reportedly disappointed with the modest bonuses they earned after Bridesmaids' success. Of course, doing a sequel could net them all a huge raise.

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Cover your eyes, Kristen Stewart. You do NOT want to see this.

A couple new photos from Bel Ami have been released, and they depict Robert Pattinson like millions of Twilight Saga fans never wanted him to be: kissing women that are not named Bella Swan. See for yourself:

  • Robert Pattinson in Bel Ami
  • Bel Ami Photo

Bel Ami comes out on March 2 and find Pattinson in the role of Georges Duroy, a man who rises to power in Paris by sleeping his way through rich, beautiful women. But at least he has good taste.

The females in question are played by Christina Ricci, Uma Thurman, Kristen Scott Thomas.

Check out the Bel Ami trailer and decide: Will you go see R. Patt in this role?

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Fans of The Hunger Games have four new reasons to get excited for this big screen adaption.

Lionsgate has released a quartet of new images from the film, which stars Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, a young girl who lives in a futuristic society that selects teenagers from various districts each year to fight to the death.

In the following pics, we see Katniss alongside Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket; along with shots of Josh Hutcherson as Peeta, Lenny Kravitz as Cinna, Woody Harrelson as Haymitch and Liam Hemsworth as Gale. Click around now:

  • Effie and Katniss
  • Cinna, Haymitch and Peeta
  • Gale and Katniss
  • The Hunger Games Scene

We cannot wait for March 23. In the meantime, check out the official Hunger Games trailer now!

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Taylor Swift is about to make a major mark on the movie industry.

The singer has reportedly been offered the role of Eponine in the upcoming big screen adaption of Broadway's Les Miserables. The character belts out one of the show's most beloved numbers, "On My Own," and Swift beat out such heavyweights for the part as Scarlett Johansson, Lea Michele and Evan Rachel Wood.

Taylor Swift in Red

The film will also star Amanda Seyfried, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen. Impressive company, indeed, for Swift.

The singer's only previous acting work involved small roles in Valentine's Day and CSI.

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The final Harry Potter movie marked the end of an era this summer, and Warner Brothers is trying to punctuate the epic saga's conclusion with an Oscar blitz.

A series of "For Your Consideration" ads have been released with the intention of lobbying voters to nominate Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King won Best Picture, so Warner Bros. certainly has a chance to gain some critical recognition for the franchise.

Here's the latest ad the Academy should ignore at its peril:

Considering the impact it has on the film world, awards in some of the many applicable categories seem likely, but only time (and voters) will tell.

Will the marketing push succeed? Should it? You tell us ...

Should Harry Potter be nominated for Best Picture?

 

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For Demi Moore, there is most definitely life after Ashton.

The actress has landed a major role in an upcoming movie, agreeing to play feminist icon Gloria Steinem in Lovelace, a biopic about deceased Deep Throat actress Linda Lovelace.

Life After Ashton

The movie, currently shooting in Los Angeles and scheduled for a release in late 2012, will also star Amanda Seyfried as Lovelace, along with James Franco as Hugh Hefner.

Steinem co-founded Ms. magazine and was a strong opponent of pornography.

Moore recently wrapping filming on LOL, a drama that also features Miley Cyrus and Ashley Greene, but there's no word yet on when it will hit theaters.

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according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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With the lowest box office gross in 16 years, 2011 was a year the movie industry would like to forget, despite a handful of mammoth hits. Will 2012 turn things around?

Time will tell, but there are no shortage of exciting films landing in theaters in the next 12 months. From action thrillers to rom-coms to 'tween fare, 2012 has it all!

That said, here's a look at 12 movies THG is particularly excited for this year:

12. Men in Black 3

Admit it, rolled your eyes when you first heard this was being made, but you're excited. Or you were just fist-pumping from the start. Either way, here they come!

11. The Bourne Legacy

Okay, we don't really care about seeing this. We just want to see if President Obama slams Jeremy Renner's performance at the White House Correspondents' dinner.

10. What to Expect When You're Expecting

Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz and Glee's Matthew Morrison make for easily the most-hyped must-see rom-com of the new year. J. Lo does it all, baby!

Continue Reading...

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Movie fans should prepare to be scared again in 2012.

Paramount announced yesterday that it had green lighted Paranormal Activity 4, an approval that should not come as a shock, considering the wild success of this franchise's third installment. It earned over $200 million worldwide after opening in late October.

The first Paranormal Activity cost a measly $15,000 to produce, opened in September 2009 and went on to garner $193 million. The price on the second rose to $3 million to produce, but was easily justified by its $177.5 box office haul.

No release date has been set for Paranormal Activity 4, but expect it to hit theaters some time in the fall again.

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Tom Cruise has still got it.

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol continues to dominate the holiday box office, raking in an estimated $31.3 million over the three-day (Friday to Sunday) weekend.

That represents a 6 percent jump from Christmas weekend, when it also led the field. Ghost Protocol, the fourth entry in the franchise, has now made $134.1M total.

M:I-4 could top the first Cruise-led installment, which earned $181 million in 1996. It's already surpassed Mission: Impossible 3, which topped out at $134 million.

In second place this weekend was Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, which rose 9 percent to $22.1 million. The sequel has taken in $132.1 million in 17 days.

The original Sherlock Holmes, by comparison, earned $165.2 million by this point. Chipwrecked jumped an impressive 45 percent to finish third at $18.3 million.

The top five for the weekend:

  1. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol - $31.3 mil
  2. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows - $22.1 mil
  3. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked - $18.3 mil
  4. War Horse - $16.9 mil
  5. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo - $16.3 mil
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Zac Efron really is all grown up.

The former High School Musical actor will anchor his most mature movie to date in 2012, starring alongside Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey, John Cusack and others in The Paperboy, an upcoming drama based on a 1995 novel by Pete Dexter.

Check out the first official poster now:

The Paperboy Poster

The film focuses on a Miami Times reporter who comes back to his Florida hometown to investigate a case involving a death row inmate. It's not the only film to star Efron in the new year, either.

Check out The Lucky One trailer now!

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