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    'La Vie En Rose' Director Olivier Dahan To Direct Soccer Comedy 'Les Seigneurs'

    Best known for directing Marion Cotillard to worldwide fame and an Oscar win in "La Vie En Rose," director Olivier Dahan has lined up his next project and unlike his latest effort -- the largely forgotten country music drama "My Own Love Song" which is heading straight-to-DVD -- he's getting out of ...

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    Watch: Moving Trailer For Chris Weitz's Low-Key Indie Drama 'A Better Life'

    After spending some time in the tentpole world directing "The Golden Compass" and "Twilight: New Moon," director Chris Weitz has shifted gears for his next film, turning in a low-key drama that, from the first trailer debuted by 24 Frames, looks to be a winner.

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    OSCARS 2011 | Updated List of Academy Award Presenters

    The 83rd Academy Awards - produced by Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer - has slowly been announcing presenters for this year's ceremony, which will be hosted by James Franco and Anne Hathaway.

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    Staying In: The Way We Watch Now

    Staying In is a weekly Reverse Shot series that focuses on films our writers have viewed at home through all forms of digital distribution, from cable on demand to downloads to instant streaming. With Staying In, we hope to expand our ideas on film watching and criticism by getting out of our comfor...

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    Fool Me Once, Shame On You, Fool Me Twice....'Clash Of The Titans 2' Will Be Converted To 3D

    Filming Starts In 10 DaysOooh, boy. You would think the filmmakers would have learned the first time around, but alas, they haven't and they are set to repeat history with the sequel to "Clash of the Titans."

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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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