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MTV's After Hours has made a name for itself creating the highest quality late night entertainment around. But now, with the help of Ice T, the series could be making its big break into prime time programming.

Enter "Snowy River," which absolutely was definitely not shot on location at the Sundance Film Festival or anything like that (hint: okay maybe it was). Snowy River is a mysterious town with many terrifying murderers on the loose (you could get killed for playing peek-a-boo) and even more interesting inhabitants (just wait until you see the Inarticulate Twins). As the trailer teases, it will be a lot better than "NCIS"... we hope.


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Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks isn't scared to tackle some of history's biggest and most tragic events. His next film, "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," takes place during the aftermath of September 11, and now he has plans to tackle a movie about the Holocaust.

The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Hanks and his producing partner are planning to bring Erik Larson's non-fiction novel "In the Garden of the Beasts" to the big screen for Universal. It follows an American professor and his daughter who travel to Berlin in Hitler's first year of power, 1933, and try to temper the Fuhrer-to-be's government. Apparently the book offers a good understanding of why it took the world so long to understand the threat posed by Hitler. Hanks could potentially star in the film, as well as produce it.

Check out the rest of today's casting news after the jump!


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LeBron JamesAs sports fans and pretty much anyone who watches television in Miami, New York, LA, Chicago and Cleveland know, superstar basketball player LeBron James has been mulling over which team he plans on joining for the 2010-11 season — and he's settled on the Miami Heat!

Ever since he became a free agent, team after team have been courting the young athlete, many making crazy expensive offers in order to bring James over to their side, but the choice was ultimately LeBron's — and he settled on the Heat. But the entire process has drawn so much media attention beyond the usual sports outlets that it got us thinking about the inevitable: when Hollywood does in fact decide to make a movie about LeBron James, who will they cast to play him?

Well, Hollywood, worry not. We've done the work for you. Hit the jump and dunk hard for our picks on who has the skill to match LeBron! Read More...

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"Training Day" is a fun flick. Ethan Hawke's young whipper-snapper of a cop gets a crash course in Dirty Cop 101 from his corrupt new partner Alonzo (Denzel Washington). There's drug use, police brutality, kickbacks, a whole galaxy of underhanded plots and officials high up in the food chain who willingly turn a blind eye to it all.

Cinemash's send-up of "Training Day" flips the clean cop/corrupt cop roles, with Christopher Mintz-Plasse (McLovin'!) playing a hardened dirty cop and Common as his older, peace-abiding partner. These send-ups are getting better and better, though next week might be pretty hard to top: "Carrie," with Will Arnett in the role of the disgruntled, telekinetic high school girl. Sign. Me. Up.

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McG talks 'Terminator Salvation'Did “Terminator Salvation” thrill you, bore you or simply tick you off? No matter how you feel, you’ll definitely want to take a look at a feature we just took live over on the MTV Movies page, in which director McG answers some burning plot questions from you guys.

And thanks to the power of the Movies Blog, here are four more questions McG was eager to sink his teeth into. Think of them as bonus features, minus the DVD:

Q: In the earlier movies, Skynet is not aware of Kyle Reese. So, why are they aware of him now? Read More...

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CommonI pity the fool who doesn’t think that Common would bring the badass back to B.A. Baracus in Joe Carnahan’s upcoming big-screen adaptation of “The A-Team.” The guy is big and intimidating, a startlingly effective screen presence, and he harnesses the sort of inner teddy bear quality that made Mr. T such a fan favorite for kids all those years ago.

Over the weekend, the “Terminator Salvation” star confirmed to us that the buzz is indeed building, and that he may someday slip behind the driver’s wheel of that famous black-and-red van. “Yeah, I’ve been hearing that, man,” said the actor/rapper. “I’ve been hearing that.” Read More...

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CommonThe “Terminator: Salvation” countdown to armageddon is in full force these days, as a new trailer and new “living” poster have flooded the web. Now, chart-topping rapper/actor Common has some big news to help stir the pot: He’ll be contributing an original song to the film’s soundtrack, with lyrics inspired by those terrifying Terminator robots.

As he prepared to release his 8th album “Universal Mind Control” this week, Common was eager to discuss his excitement at not only acting in the Christian Bale flick, but also once again uniting the two loves of his life. “Yes, definitely,” he said when asked if he’d contribute a song to the “Terminator” album, as he did with “Smokin’ Aces” a few years back. “I would love to put a song on it, and I will do something for the soundtrack, as soon as that is going I will do something for it.” Read More...

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CommonFROM SPLASH PAGE: His day job has made Common a hit with the critics and kept him at the top of the charts over the last several years -- a trend that seems likely to continue as his eagerly-anticipated “Universal Mind Control” hits stores today. But moviegoers have had their own epiphany while enjoying his soulful presence in “Smokin’ Aces,” “Street Kings” and “American Gangster,” and the Chicago-born rapper is holding out hope that his most recent gig might give him his first film franchise.

Terrence Stamp told us awhile back that his character was written in specifically for sequel purposes, and screenwriter Chris Morgan has been hired to write "Wanted 2." But, after Angelina Jolie offered her own input into the conclusion of “Wanted,” the franchise seems to have painted itself into a corner.

SPOILER ALERT: Want to know why? Keep reading.

For more on Common's desire to return for "Wanted 2," head over to

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Matthew McConaughey- The best thing about starring in comic book movies? You get older and the heroes stay the same age. Matthew McConaughey reportedly tops Marvel's list for Captain America. (Cinema Blend)

- Common signs on to star in "Terminator 4." (Variety)

- What if Hellboy were drawn by Matt Groening? Matt Groening himself answers that question. (/film)

- "Sex and the City" director denies killing off Mr. Big. (Hollywood Reporter)

- Zack Synder releases second video journal from the set of "Watchmen." (JoBlo)

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From the writer of "Training Day" comes "Street Kings, the story of a hardened cop (Reeves) who is forced to go against his own department when he's framed for the murder of a fellow cop. Co-starring Forest Whitaker, Chris Evans and Common, the film hits theaters on April 11. Check out an exclusive sneak below.

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