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False Advertising: 10 Movies That Oversold the Wrong Stars

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You know it because it's happened to you.

You settle into your seat at you local multiplex, excited to see the latest movie starring your favorite actor. The lights dim, the projector kicks into action, the movie starts and then

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Sean Penn is the New Liam Neeson for ‘Taken’ Director’s Latest

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No, it's not another sequel to 'Taken,' but director Pierre Morel is in talks to direct Sean Penn in 'Prone Gunman.' We just hope Sean Penn likes to run.

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‘Gangster Squad’ Review

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Dirty Harry would love 'Gangster Squad,' a movie about cops who operate so far outside the law they make Clint Eastwood's signature detective look like a pencil-pushing dweeb. Assembled by LAPD police chief Bill Parker (Nick Nolte), and supposedly inspired by a true story, the members of the so-called Gangster Squad operate as judge, jury, and executioners. They don't arrest their targets; they "wage war" against their enemy, mob boss Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn). In their quest to bust up Cohen's rackets, the Gangster Squad brandishes about a billion guns and not a single badge. Hell, even Dirty Harry waited until the end of his movie to toss his away.

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6 ‘Gangster Squad’ Clips: Watch the All-Star Cast in Action

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Warner Bros.

'Gangster Squad' -- featuring an all-star cast including Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Sean Penn and Josh Brolin -- hits theaters next week, and we're excited to see one of the most anticipated movies of the new year on the big screen. While Warner Bros. released a number of trailers, posters, images and behind-the-scenes footage to get us all pumped, it's now time to bring on the clips -- six clips in fact!

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Will Sean Penn Be Our Next ‘Bourne’-Type Action Star? Perhaps With ‘The Prone Gunman’

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Sean Penn: Action Hero? Stranger things have happened -- must we remind you that Liam Neeson is Hollywood's No. 1 butt-kicker? Even so, it's a tad strange to think of the stoic Penn taking part in car chases and gunfights, but that seems like it's close to happening.

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‘Gangster Squad’ Reveals Character Posters

Gangster Squad
Warner Brothers

Looks like the 'Gangster Squad' marketing has recovered from the movie's delay and reshoots, as we're now being bombarded with looks at the film. Now there's five character posters that help show the look and feel of the fillm.

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‘Gangster Squad’ Trailer: “This Isn’t a Crime Wave, It’s an Occupation”

Gangster Squad Poster preview
Warner Brothers

After being delayed by 'The Dark Knight Rises' theater shooting, and after a round of reshoots that removed gunplay in a theater setting, it looks like 'Gangster Squad' is back into fighting shape, and now there's a new trailer that shows a lot of new footage (and removes the shootout in the theater).

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‘Gangster Squad’ Poster Photoshops the Hell Out of Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone

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Warner Bros.

'Gangster Squad' was delayed, and it seems Warner Bros. is using this time (un)wisely to do more marketing -- like making this horrible new poster that Photoshops the life right out of all of the actors. How could you do this to Ryan Gosling, you guys?!

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Sean Penn in ‘This Must Be the Place’ + Cher — Dead Ringers?

Sean Penn + Cher
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Sean Penn is one of just a handful of actors who have the ability to completely transform to fit their screen personas. He famously became gay activist Harvey Milk for the lead role in 'Milk,' which won him the Oscar for Best Actor in 2009; and the grieving father in another Oscar-winning performance for 'Mystic River.' Now, he's taking on another transformative role in 'This Must Be the Place,' where he portrays a busted, run-down musician with big hair and tons of makeup. Yes, Sean Penn is portraying Cher...

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Trailer For ‘This Must Be the Place’: Sean Penn, Rockstar Nazi Hunter

Trailer For This Must Be the Place
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The synopsis for 'This Must Be the Place' promises a disaster. The recently released trailer promises a disaster of epic proportions. So, naturally, it looks like an absolute must-watch.

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