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Marlin might have already found Nemo, but that doesn't mean that he doesn't have a role to play in the upcoming "Finding Nemo 2." It's being reported that Albert Brooks will return as the father clownfish in the new movie.

Deadline has the news, though it's unclear what role Marlin will have in the movie. He'll rejoin original director Andrew Stanton and fellow voice actor Ellen DeGeneres in the upcoming flick.


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Buckle your seat belts because Nicolas Winding Refn's action-drama "Drive" speeds into theaters this weekend. One of the buzziest films of the year, the moody thriller stars Ryan Gosling as the laconic nameless "Driver," a stunt performer and mechanic by day and getaway wheelman by night, who becomes enamored of his neighbor Irene (Carey Mulligan), a sort-of-single mother who's raising a son while her husband serves time. Driver vows to do anything to protect the little family—including helping the just-released-from-prison husband (Oscar Issac) pull an ill-fated heist.

The film gained almost-instant critical acclaim when it debuted in May at the Cannes International Film Festival—and for good reason. This white-knuckle ride boasts an all-star cast, a gritty L.A. attitude and plenty of blood-drenched action that will leave you either queasy or begging for more. We've kicked the tires on this beauty and are pleased to report five reasons you need to see "Drive." Check them out after the jump!


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Lars von TierLars von Trier has caused quite the stir over controversial comments he made at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. He's been condemned by Cannes officials and now he's getting similar abuse from film industry peers on Twitter, with a heaping amount of tongue-in-cheek jabs coming from Eli Roth.

In more pleasant news, the world got its first look at Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games" yesterday, and one of her co-stars — Elizabeth Banks, who plays Effie Trinket — was especially blown away by Lawrence's new look.

I'm @roundhoward and there's all that and more in today's Twitter-Wood for May 19, 2011.


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Fast FiveTwo days have passed since the world learned that Osama bin Laden has been killed, but the conversation rages on within the Hollywood community -- on Twitter, at least. One star gave some thoughts to the terrorist leader's final regrets, while another comedian wants to deploy the team that killed bin Laden on a different but no less dangerous mission.

Meanwhile, the Tony nominations were announced and "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone's "The Book of Mormon" leads the pack, making one filmmaker a very happy camper. And it turns out that "Fast Five" is capable of more than making money -- it also kills boredom.

I'm @roundhoward and this is Twitter-Wood for May 3, 2011.


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MadeaIt's Good Friday, and not just because Robert Pattinson has a new movie out. The Easter weekend has officially kicked off and the tweets are alive with celebratory glee. You don't want to miss how Hollywood's funniest comedians are celebrating the good-est Friday of them all!

While a ton of big name films are opening today, only one has been trending for the past 24 hours. "Madea's Big Happy Family" has taken over the Internet but not everyone is excited. One TV personality has a complaint to file with the concept of justice.

I'm @TravisHelwig and this is Twitter-Wood for April 22nd, 2011.


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Jackie ChanReports of Jackie Chan's demise have been greatly exaggerated. Despite the fact that "RIP Jackie Chan" has been a trending topic on Twitter all day, the coast is thankfully clear for one of our favorite martial arts action stars of all time.

"He did not suffer a heart attack and die, as was reported on many social networking sites and in online news reports," reports Chan's official Twitter feed. "Jackie is fine and is busy preparing for the filming of his next movie."

With that bit of business out of the way, it's time to see what else is going on in Twitter-Wood. After the jump, Steve Martin's quest against the Bronx Zoo Cobra continues while Jon Favreau offers a tantalizing tease at his WonderCon plans!


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"Seinfeld" is the easy pop culture moment to talk about in relation to George Steinbrenner, New York Yankees owner who died earlier today after suffering a massive heart attack. He only appeared on the show once, but series co-creator Larry David frequently appeared -- the back of his head anyway -- as the baseball mogul while Jason Alexander's George Costanza held a dream job working for the Yanks. It's great stuff and I don't mean to take anything away from it.

As I was browsing around the Internet this morning after the news broke, I stumbled across a cameo he had in a fun little '90s sports comedy starring Brendan Fraser and Albert Brooks.

I'm talking of course about "The Scout."

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The last time we saw Denzel Washington on screen, he was sporting a gut and a sweater vest as a lowly subway dispatcher in "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3." When MTV News caught up with the Oscar-winner last June, though, he happily declared of his paunch, "It's gone now!"

Why? The 55-year-old had to get into serious fighting shape for his starring role in "The Book of Eli," a post-apocalyptic western in which he busts skulls and attempts to save humanity in the midst of an anarchic wasteland.

"I'm knocking dudes around in this one," the actor said proudly when we chatted with him again at last year's Comic-Con. Read More...

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