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Warner Bros. Rumored To Adapt The Stand With David Yates, and 5 Other Stories You’ll Be Talking About Today

Also in this Thursday edition of The Broadsheet: Mark Wahlberg could pick up Two Guns … there’s actually a congressman who thinks Kathryn Bigelow got classified information for her Osama bin Laden film… Morgan Freeman, outcast magician… and more ahead.

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Angelina Jolie to Scale Back Film Career?

Even Angelina Jolie can’t do it all. Between acting, directing, raising six kids and saving the world, she’s got a lot on her plate. As she gets older, the 36-year-old knows something has to give. What she’s likely to give up first is an easy call . The Oscar winner, whose directorial debut is in post-production, and who will be starring in a remake of the Elizabeth Taylor film Cleopatra , said: “As Brad and I get older we’re going to do fewer films. I’ve been working a long time, he’s been working a long time. We’ve had a nice run and don’t want to be doing this indefinitely, our whole lives. There are a lot of other things to do.” “You’re drawn to certain roles because they question something about life, about love, about freedom. You ask these questions as you grow up: am I strong enough, am I sane enough? Do I understand love, do I understand myself?” Jolie continues, “I’m older and I know who I am … and I’m less interested in the character helping me answer something … than in being able to answer it for myself, as a woman, as an adult, with my family.” For Angelina, answers that she once sought to find from her characters can now be found as she travels the world, taking her adopted children to their home countries and doing massive amounts of charity work. Of course, Jolie has said that same exact thing a number of times previously; she first mentioned it in 2006, and then again in 2008. Think she’ll really pull herself away?

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Smurfs, Cowboys & Aliens Tie for Box Office Lead

It was a strong weekend for unusual creatures this weekend: The Smurfs tied with Cowboys & Aliens for first at the box office. Both films earned $36.2 million. Cowboys & Aliens Trailer Despite the deadlock, Cowboys & Aliens comes out as a loser. Considering the star power involved and the budget ($163 million), expectations were high for the Jon Favreu-directed thriller. Instead, it barely made half of what the top superhero-based flicks of the summer took home in their first weekend. A look at the top five: The Smurfs : $36.2 million Cowboys & Aliens : $36.2 million Captain America: The First Avenger : $24.9 million Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 : $21.9 million Crazy, Stupid Love : $19.3 million

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Smurfs, Cowboys & Aliens Tie for Box Office Lead

It was a strong weekend for unusual creatures this weekend: The Smurfs tied with Cowboys & Aliens for first at the box office. Both films earned $36.2 million. Cowboys & Aliens Trailer Despite the deadlock, Cowboys & Aliens comes out as a loser. Considering the star power involved and the budget ($163 million), expectations were high for the Jon Favreu-directed thriller. Instead, it barely made half of what the top superhero-based flicks of the summer took home in their first weekend. A look at the top five: The Smurfs : $36.2 million Cowboys & Aliens : $36.2 million Captain America: The First Avenger : $24.9 million Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 : $21.9 million Crazy, Stupid Love : $19.3 million

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Happy 64th Birthday, Arnold Schwarzenegger! What’s His Best Onscreen One-Liner?

On July 30, 1947, Arnold Schwarzenegger was born in Austria to parents Gustav and Aurelia. He moved to America when he was 21 years old, rose to fame as a prominent body builder, turned to acting, turned to politics , and — before the scandal about his illegitimate love child broke earlier this year — was one of the most beloved figures in pop culture over the last 30 years. So, not a great birthday year for Arnold! But! that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate the former Governator’s cumpleaños by remembering some of his great onscreen one-liners.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Will Break $1 Billion Worldwide

Time for some positive box office news ! By the end of this weekend, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 will pass the $1 billion mark in worldwide gross. Domestically, the film is already over $300 million , and will race ahead of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in both North American and worldwide returns by Sunday or Monday to become the franchise’s biggest hit — 3-D bump, higher ticket prices and IMAX surcharges excepting. Still, well done, Harry! [ THR ]

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Rupert Grint Hearts Tom Felton at Rise of the Planet of the Apes Premiere

Today in things that are adorable: at the Los Angeles premiere of Rise of the Planet of the Apes on Thursday night, Harry Potter star Rupert Grint showed up to support his former co-star (and Apes baddie) Tom Felton. Only, he didn’t just show up ; he wore a homemade t-shirt professing his Felton-y love. Expecto Bro-tronum! Pics ahead.

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Watch Robert Pattinson in the New Bel Ami Trailer: Dandylicious Liaisons

Robert Pattinson dons dandy tails, a dandy hat, dandy mannerisms, and dandy unintentional hilarity in the new trailer for Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod’s adaptation of Guy de Maupassant’s Bel Ami . Yay. He also quivers like Daniel Plainview in one shot, and before he can yell, “I’ve abandoned my child!” like a sessy vampire, you’ll have visions of Dangerous Liaisons as you watch Uma Thurman wear period costuming.

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Simon Pegg Not a Fan of 3-D in Harry Potter

“Really enjoyed HP7 ,” Simon Pegg wrote on Twitter earlier on Friday afternoon, “and credit where it’s due the 3D did an extraordinary job of making everything really dark, blurry and difficult to see.” Ouch, Simon! If Pegg thinks the 3-D in The Deathly Hallows Part 2 is bad, just wait until he gets a load of the crappy post-conversion third dimension in Captain America: First Avenger . Quick warning as you head into the weekend: search out the 2-D version. [ @simonpegg ]

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‘Captain America: The First Avenger’: The Reviews Are In!

Film should give ‘Harry Potter’ a run for its money this weekend. By Josh Wigler Chris Evans in “Captain America: The First Avenger” Photo: Paramount Pictures The summer of superheroes rages on this weekend with the theatrical release of “Captain America: The First Avenger.” It’s the final building block audiences need before the full picture of Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers” comes into focus this summer, and by all accounts, the movie does not disappoint. Sporting a fresh rating at review aggregate Rotten Tomatoes , both comic book fans and casual moviegoers alike are feeling the patriotic splendor that Cap has to offer, so “Harry Potter” better watch out: Steve Rogers’ mighty shield could very will split the Boy Who Lived’s wand in half this weekend! Read on for a selection of the “Cap” reviews currently rocking the Web, and check out our own “Captain America” review on Splash Page. And if the star-spangled superhero spirit moves you, give us your own reviews in the comments section below. The Story “It was a pleasure to realize, once ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ got under way, that hey, here is a real movie, not a noisy assembly of incomprehensible special effects. Of course it’s loaded with CGI. It goes without saying it’s preposterous. But it has the texture and takes the care to be a full-blown film. You know, like with a hero we care about and who has some dimension. And with weight to the story. As we plunge ahead into a limitless future of comic-book movies, let this be an inspiration rather than Thor or Green Lantern. ” — Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times The Hero “As the titular comic book character, Chris Evans has an appealing, earnest quality, whether he’s playing the digitally enhanced (reduced?) scrawny Steve Rogers or the well-muscled super-soldier dubbed Captain America. Evans provides just the right human anchor to the flash and dazzle of director Joe Johnston’s production. The movie wouldn’t work without Evans’ likability and the sense of integrity he projects, as well as his all-American good looks.” — Claudia Puig, USA Today The Villain “Then there’s Hugo Weaving as Captain America’s nemesis, Red Skull — a role that requires delivering a genuine performance from behind grotesque crimson prosthetics, which Weaving accomplishes with admirable dexterity. In fact, everyone hits their marks with energy and finesse in ‘Captain America,’ which with its clean, Art Deco lines and sprightly spirit exemplifies why comic book movies are such reliable fodder for Hollywood. They come pre-storyboarded, after all; their gadgets, dinguses and doo-dads are a production artist’s dream, just as those tights, capes and masks must provide fetishistic frissons for the most on-trend costume designer.” — Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post The Action “A chase and shoot-out in a ‘Dick Tracy’ version of New York is one of the most thrilling scenes of the summer movie season, yet this generous film keeps the popcorn popping for two full hours. It’s got musical numbers, as Rogers is costumed as Captain America and sent on a war-bonds tour; it’s got a prison break, as the touring celebrity frees some multicultural P.O.W.s from the Nazis, and it’s got a mythic smackdown, as Captain America squares off against Germanic evil genius Johann Schmidt (the hugely entertaining Hugo Weaving, mimicking documentarian Werner Herzog).” — Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch The Setting “Though it begins and ends with a scene or two in the present, as directed by Joe Johnston from a screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, ‘Captain America’ is first and foremost an origins story. Almost half of the film’s running time elapses before Rogers gets any kind of power at all, and though its elements are awfully familiar, it’s the most involving part of the film because it takes advantage of Evans’ performance. These early-days sections are so old-fashioned that, if you take away the copious special effects, watching ‘Captain America’ feels akin to watching the venerable 1950s television version of ‘Superman’ starring George Reeves. Buttons are pushed, dials are turned, secret passwords are uttered and lights blink, just like they did way back when.” — Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Check out everything we’ve got on “Captain America: The First Avenger.” For breaking news, celebrity columns, humor and more — updated around the clock — visit MTVMoviesBlog.com . Related Videos MTV First: Captain America MTV Rough Cut: ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ Related Photos ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’

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