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    Kathryn Bigelow Was Offered New Spiderman Directing Gig

    In a piece in the LA Times about The King's Speech Tom Hooper's next gig, I learned something very interesting -- that Kathryn Bigelow turned down the Spiderman reboot now to be directed by Marc Webb. The folks at The Playlist had this back last year, but I completely missed it.

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    Former Wife Swapping Yankee Mike Kekich Looks To Block 'The Trade' With Ben Affleck & Matt Damon

    Rebecca Hall, Rachel Weisz & Naomi Watts Wishlist Candidates For Female Lead RolesRanked #35 on the Black List in 2009, Dave Mandel's script for the true story tale "The Trade" has been in the works for a while and was first announced as a starring vehicle for Ben Affleck and Matt Damon last winter. The story is based on real-life players Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich, who in 1973 revealed that they had been swapping wives and fell for each other's partners. Peterson and Kekich's ex-wife are still together today, while the other couple has since split up with Kekich later remarrying. Affleck would play the role of Peterson with Matt Damon pl...

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    Actor/Writer Ben Schwartz Hired To Pen Remake of 'Soapdish' For Paramount & Rob Reiner

    It's only half a decade since the Judd Apatow stable reinvigorated the comedy world, plucking actors from TV shows like "Freaks & Geeks," "The Daily Show" and the old staple of "Saturday Night Live" and turning them into bona fide superstars, but already the next wave of comic actors are starting to...

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    REVIEW | A Quiet Test of Faith in "Of Gods and Men"

    From its early scenes, "Of Gods and Men" inhabits the sacred lives of its monastic subjects. The eight monks residing in a seemingly quaint North African mountain community go through the motions of their daily prayers, the ritualistic hymns echoing monotonously throughout their hallowed chambers. P...

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    Watch Jimmy Kimmel's Cross-Eyed Possum Predict Oscar Winners

    This week Jimmy Kimmel is enlisting Heidi the Cross-Eyed Possum to predict the Oscar winners - and really, at this late stage of awards season, doesn't that seem as sensible a way to guess as any? Besides, as Kimmel pointed out, "Possums are the most film-savvy of all the marsupials."

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    Watch: New Red Band Trailer For 'Paul' Visits Earth With New Footage

    While those of you in the U.K. are already enjoying the latest from Greg Mottola, the alien road trip comedy "Paul," those of us on this side of Atlantic are patiently waiting for the film, and we continued to be teased with yet another trailer, this time a red-band version that offers up some new f...

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    Ubiquitous James Franco Lines Up More Projects Than He Can Possibly Deliver

    Riding the award season whirlwind is Oscar nominee and co-host James Franco. The perpetual student is all over the Oscars, Facebook, Twitter and Funny or Die, but going forward he can't be everywhere he'd like to be. We assemble a list below of an impossible number of projects to keep him busy for a...

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    Patrick Wilson & James Marsden To Star In Remake Of Belgian Thriller 'Loft'

    Belgium: a nation known, in the US at least, more for its waffles than for its cinema. In recent years, the Dardenne Brothers have made some waves (and how!), but for the most part, the country's probably best known in the film world for 1992's "Man Bites Dog," and as being the birthplace of Jean-Cl...

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    'The King's Speech' Helmer Tom Hooper Turned Down 'Iron Man 3,' Now Circling 'Les Miserables'

    Fans Of Off-Center Close Ups Of Robert Downey Jr Reportedly DisappointedIn terms of catapulting yourself onto the A-list, there are few better ways of doing it than by directing a huge commercial success that's nominated for more Oscars than any other film this year. Two years ago, 38-year-old Briti...

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    A New Low: Bad Teacher Trailer

    This ruined my morning and now I will share with you and ruin yours.

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