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The Fruit Bats Kaput!

November 12th, 2013 4:20pm EST
Fruit Bats
Influential folk rockers the Fruit Bats have announced plans to split after a handful of final shows.

The group, fronted by ex-The Shins star Eric D. Johnson, formed in Chicago, in 1997, and released five albums. The band's When U Love Somebody featured in Miguel Arteta's 2010 movie Youth in Revolt.

Announcing the upcoming split, Johnson says, "Hey All. So, after 13 years, 5 albums, bunch of tours, and lots of laughs, Fruit Bats is calling it a day. There is no major or dramatic reason - I'm not gonna launch into one of those 'the changing face of the music landscape in the digital age,...
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Chris Colfer Ready To Be 'Struck By Lightning'

December 8th, 2010 8:11am EST
Chris Colfer
Glee star Chris Colfer is set to be Struck By Lightning when he makes his movie debut in his own comedy.

The Emmy-nominated actor wrote the script for the coming-of-age film himself and has teamed up with Youth in Revolt producer David Permut to bring the project to the big screen. And Permut admits he was blown away by the quality of the screenplay, comparing Colfer's talents to that of late director John Hughes.

He tells industry paper Daily Variety, "I was very impressed with how sophisticated (Colfer's) writing is. He may be only 20 but he's an old soul."

The movie will be shopped...
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Rooney Mara Cast As Lisbeth In 'Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'

August 16th, 2010 3:04pm EDT
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Sony today announced that Rooney Mara will be playing the role of Lisbeth in "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," based on the trilogy by Swedish author Stieg Larsson. High profile actresses rumored to be up for the role included Natalie Portman, Emma Watson, Ellen Page, and Carey Mulligan. Movie producers opted to go with a relatively unknown actress, speculating that a new fresh face could add hype and anticipation to the release.

Mara's film credits include A Nightmare on Elm Street and Youth in Revolt. She is also in the upcoming movie The Social Network, which is about the Facebook social-...
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Michael Cera Stayed Silent For Meditation Retreat

January 5th, 2010 9:06pm EST
Michael Cera
"Youth In Revolt" star Michael Cera spent his Christmas holidays in silence, studying meditation at a retreat in his native Canada. The actor returned home to visit his family in Toronto last month and decided to check himself into a relaxation center, where guests are urged to keep their lips sealed for the duration of their stay - to better understand the meditation process.

And Cera surprised himself by managing not to speak to anyone for the full 10 days - even though one fellow guest tried to engage him in conversation.

He says, "It's really interesting. It's not as difficult as ...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Daybreakers,' 'Youth In Revolt' & More

January 4th, 2010 9:44am EST
Daybreakers
A belated Happy New Year to all. I hope you each had happy holidays and got a chance to view all of the movies you wanted to see.

I haven't seen James Cameron's "Avatar" yet, although it's the top movie on my list right now. I've heard the film showcases some impressive visual effects, but that its dialogue and character development are not as strong. Regardless, I'm still anxious to see for myself.

2010 starts out with the release of "Daybreakers," "Youth in Revolt," "Leap Year," "Crazy on the Outside," "Wonderful World," and "Bitch Slap."

DAYBREAKERS

By 2017 a plague has ...
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Michael Cera Dreams Of Being A 'Ghostbuster'

January 1st, 2010 10:00am EST
Michael Cera
Michael Cera is campaigning for a role in the new "Ghostbusters" movie. The star admits it was a dream come true to work with director Harold Ramis - who starred in the first two spooky movies - in new film "Youth in Revolt".

And he used his time on set to grill Ramis, who played nerdy Egon Spengler, about the ghoulish franchise and plans for a forthcoming sequel featuring the original cast and a new generation of "Ghostbusters".

Cera tells People magazine, "(I loved) 'Ghostbusters'. As a kid, I wanted to be Bill Murray's character.

"Harold told me lots of stories and I memorized ...
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Previewing The Movies: Fall 2009

September 4th, 2009 11:03am EDT
2009 Fall Movie Previews
With summer coming to an end, there's one major thing to consider: what's going to be entertaining for the next three months? We assume you're thinking the same thing (great minds being alike and all), so here's the rundown of what Hollywood has coming:

Gamer (09/04/09)

Director: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor

Starring: Gerard Butler, Michael C. Hall

Gamer will be one of the coolest movies of the season because it actually manages to bring a fairly new concept to the action genre. In the near future, with mind control technology pretty much commonplace, billionaire Ken Castle (Michael...
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