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    Casting Watch: Rooney Mara Replaces Mia Wasikowska in Todd Haynes' 'Carol,' Starring Cate Blanchett UPDATED

    UPDATE: Rooney Mara will play one of two leads in Todd Haynes' "Carol," adapted from Patricia Highsmith's landmark lesbian novella "The Price of Salt." Cate Blanchett is set to play the title role, while Mara will play Therese Belivet, an aspiring set designer who falls for the elegant and older Car...

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    Watch: Full Trailer For Aussie Omnibus 'The Turning' Directed By Justin Kurzel, Mia Wasikowska & More

    Over the past few years it seems that we’ve seen more and more omnibus films, from arty travelogues (“Paris, je t’aime”) to horror (“The ABCs of Death”). What sets “The Turning” apart, however, is that it’s an adaptation of the Tim Winton novel of the same name. While we’ve already seen a teaser for...

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    Cate Blanchett and Ralph Fiennes Set As New York Film Festival's 2013 Gala Tributes

    The Film Society of Lincoln Center has set their annual New York Film Festival Gala Tributes with the mighty duo of Cate Blanchett and Ralph Fiennes. Blanchett will be honored on October 2nd, while Fiennes will have his feting a week later on October 9th.

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    NYFF Honors Cate Blanchett and Ralph Fiennes with Gala Tributes (VIDEO)

    The New York Film Festival has announced that Cate Blanchett and Ralph Fiennes will be the honorees of this year's gala tributes at the fest, which runs from September 27 through October 13. Blanchett's tribute will be held on October 2, and Fiennes' on October 9, along with a screening of his new f...

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    Oscar Talk Season Five Episode One: 'Lee Daniels' The Butler'

    On this week's Oscar Talk Podcast, the first of our fifth season, In Contention's Kris Tapley and I round up the movies that have already screened, from Sundance hits "Fruitvale Station," "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" and "Before Midnight" to the Cannes titles ("All is Lost," "Blue is the Warmest Color...

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    Susanne Bier and Julie Delpy Line Up New Gigs

    Susanne Bier and Julie Delpy are in talks for two exciting and high-profile projects.

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    Watch: George Clooney Rounds Up Matt Damon and Cate Blanchett In The Trailer for His Latest, 'Monuments Men'

    George Clooney is back in the writer-director chair with his upcoming WWII pic "Monuments Men," which hits theaters in the thick of awards season on December 18th. For his directorial follow-up to "The Ides of March," Clooney's assembled a cast of familiar faces (Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bill Mur...

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    Watch: First Trailer For George Clooney's 'Monuments Men' Goes On A Mission

    So, what is "Monuments Men"? A WWII version of "Ocean's Eleven"? A lighter take on "The Good German" era? Well, whatever the film turns out to be, it's a consciously lighter turn from writer/actor/director George Clooney. "[Producer] Grant [Heslov] and I were looking to do a film that was less cynic...

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    Guest Post: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Gender Equality?

    As an Australian I've long believed that my home country's industry was a bit more progressive than America's. For instance, our homegrown annual awards formerly known as the Australian Film Institute Awards recognised their first female director winner way back in 1979 with Gillian Armstrong for th...

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    'Wolverine' Disappoints at Box Office, 'Fruitvale Station' Makes Top Ten, and Woody Allen's 'Blue Jasmine' Shines

    "Wolverine," Twentieth Century Fox's well-hyped sixth entry in the "X-Men" series, performed below expectations with $21 million on Friday (including $4 million from late Thursday shows). Thus far the Top Ten total is lower than any Friday since June 4.

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