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    20th Century Fox Want 'Chronicle' Director Josh Trank To Helm Reboot Of 'Fantastic Four'

    Marvel's plan to dominate the comic book movie world has one major problem; rights to some of their key properties were sold back in the 1990s to other studios -- Fox taking crown jewels like "X-Men," "Daredevil" and "The Fantastic Four," with Sony landing perhaps the best known character, "Spider-M...

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    'Harold & Maude' Leads Criterion's April Slate Of New Releases

    April come she will, and for Criterion, that means finally getting Hal Ashby's sophomore film into the collection.

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    Diablo Cody Reveals 'Sweet Valley High' Will Be A Musical

    Diablo Cody has spent the last few months doing the circuit with Jason Reitman's "Young Adult," and along the way she talked up "The Evil Dead" remake that she recently gave a polish to, as well as the long-developing "Sweet Valley High." What we learned over the pa...

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    Judd Apatow, Paul Feig & The Final Word On The Much-Discussed 'Bridesmaids' Sequel: We'll Do A Sequel If & When A Worthy Idea Surfaces

    God, the "Bridesmaids" sequel conversation has to stop. It all started when Universal said they'd consider making a sequel with or without lead actress Kristen Wiig (who wrote the script with her pal Annie Mumolo). Of course they would: the hilarious and successful comedy became t...

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    HBO Sets Official Premiere Date For "Game of Thrones" Season 2

    I know a lot of you are fans of the series, if comments in previous posts are any indication; and I'm sure it'll gain even more fans with a new set of actors joining the upcoming, highly-anticipated season 2 of the hit HBO show - specifically black Brits Lucian Msamati and Nonso Anozie...

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    In Theaters: Sneak Some 'Contraband' Into 'Beauty And The Beast 3D' Or Make Some 'Joyful Noise' About 'We Need To Talk About Kevin'

    Hello chickadees, once again we have another weekend of random January releases so that we may have some time to catch up on our awards contenders. Time is running out! The Golden Globes are THIS VERY WEEKEND. Who will be the drunkest?? Probably some country singer with a best song nominee (never fo...

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    Ricky Strauss Takes Disney Marketing Presidency UPDATED

    One of the topics of discussion at the Critics Choice Awards last night was who would get the open Disney marketing job. Having given the post to movie business outsider M.T. Carney 19 months ago--which rarely works, unless it's television--Disney Studio chairman Rich Ross was expected to go inside ...

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    Review: Lynne Ramsay's 'We Need To Talk About Kevin' Is Bleak, But Haunting

    "We Need to Talk About Kevin" is one of the most beautifully bleak psychological fake-outs the cinema's given us in years, as Lynne Ramsay ("Ratcatcher," "Morvern Callar") directs an adaptation of Lionel Shriver's 2003 novel. At first blush, Ramsay's film would appear to be a look into the genesis a...

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    Oscar Talk: Critics Choice vs. Oscars, Moore Doc Reform and DGA Updates, Rise of 'Dragon Tattoo,' Fall of 'War Horse'

    On this week's Oscar Talk, Kris Tapley and I revisit Thursday night's Critics Choice Movie Awards, and predict whether the Globes and Oscars will repeat the same winners. We update the latest news on Michael Moore's reform of the Oscar Documentary Rules, Pros and Cons, as well the DGA do...

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    The Amazing Race: It's Not Over Yet, 5 Reasons 'The Artist' Might Not Win Best Picture

    Oscar ballots are due today, meaning that the tardier Academy members are currently flipping coins and scrabbling to make their last minute picks (this means you, Marcia Gay Harden!). So, with the announcement of nominations about ten days away, that we're finally close to thinning the field, and st...

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