Sometimes there’s no way to make a casting roundup conform to any sort of sense. Such is the case here, as we’ve got info on a wild reality-based political thriller set in 1979, an animated sequel, and an indie family drama with a very unlikely cast. In other words, after the break you’ll find info on:

  • Monsters star Scoot McNairy joining Ben Affleck’s Argo,
  • Nick Frost and seven hundred other actors doing voices for the fourth theatrical Ice Age movie,
  • and an indie called Little Boy, which has Kevin James and Emily Watson set to star.

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Want to read a detailed rundown of what went down on The Dark Knight Rises this weekend complete with between-shot entertainment and full spoilers? What’s a major problem with The Avengers? When might we see a Guillermo Del Toro produced Hulk TV show? Does Denis Leary think he’ll be back for The Amazing Spider-Man 2? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

What is Marc Webb‘s new The Amazing Spider-Man about? We have little idea, other than that the Lizard (Rhys Ifans) factors in, and Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) and her father (Denis Leary) are tied to this new story about the young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). Now we know that Oscorp, the company founded by the original Green Goblin, Norman Osborn, somehow plays a part, too. We don’t know what the deal is with Oscorp in the new script, but set pics show off the NYC exterior location used for the company, and one shooting report suggests that Oscorp is more than just a bit of background to please fans. Read More »

As if Jeremy Renner doesn’t have enough stuff to do. But hell, the big steaming pile of sequels to the Ice Age films should help someone, so why not a handful of actors? (And animators and loads of technicians, which is also a good thing.) DreamWorks is setting the voice cast for the fourth Ice Age movie, aka Ice Age: Continental Drift (not an educational film, so don’t worry, kids) and Jeremy Renner is among the new additions. Read More »

What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 32 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might’ve missed that you think should go in /Film’s Page 2 – email us!

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And the Marvel photos just keep on coming. These, of Denis Leary as Captain George Stacy, father of Gwen Stacy, in Marc Webb‘s Spider-Man reboot, are decidedly less exciting than Spider-Man himself, Captain America or Thor. Still, anything we can give you from Spider-Man, we will, as has been made painfully obvious with the other crazy set photos and articles we’ve posted. Check out more images of Leary on-set after the break. Read More »

C. Thomas Howell’s ‘Spider-Man’ Role Revealed?

Unlike he did in the Eighties, C. Thomas Howell will not be fighting Russians, Socs or racial stereotypes in Marc Webb‘s Spider-Man reboot. We recently reported that he’d been cast in the film, starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, but were unsure who he might be playing. Entertainment Weekly has now revealed that the character’s name is “Ray” and while that doesn’t scream “Spider-Man” like the names Norman, Cletus, Otto or Eddie might, it still makes sense in a roundabout kind of way. We connect the dots after the jump. Read More »

Denis Leary Joins the Cast of ‘Spider-Man’

The latest small casting move on Marc Webb‘s Spider-Man reboot is the addition of Denis Leary, who is now negotiating to play the father of Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone). It’s only a small casting move in the sense that the role might not be a very large one; regardless, Mr. Leary would be a welcome addition to the cast. Read More »

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: I celebrate all levels of trailers and hopefully this column will satisfactorily give you a baseline of what beta wave I’m operating on, because what better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? Some of the best authors will tell you that writing a short story is a lot harder than writing a long one, that you have to weigh every sentence. What better medium to see how this theory plays itself out beyond that than with movie trailers?

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VOTD: Denis Leary Reviews Denis Leary Movies

Denis Leary is funny and deprecating while he reviews every movie listed on his IMDb filmography including Operation Dumbo Drop, Who’s The Man (or why he gets through the airport faster), Demolition Man (or why Wesley Snipes is insane), and The Ref (or how Ted Demme said “Fuck You” to Disney). Thanks to /Film reader Rory M for the tip. Watch the video after the jump.
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