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    Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross Scoring David Fincher's 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'

    David Fincher's "The Social Network" has been praised and well, maybe not entirely loved, in many circles, but all seem to be in agreement that the film sounded unlike anything released in 2010, thanks to the pulsating and moody electronic score from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. The Nine Inch Nail...

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    Elijah Wood Officially Signs On For 'The Hobbit' & Brit TV Mini-Series 'Treasure Island'

    Yeah, yeah we know. Given the rumors swirling around the past couple days, confirmation was inevitable, but a fresh press release dispatched tonight has confirmed that Elijah Wood will indeed be returning for "The Hobbit." It's largely believed that he will appear in the opening sequence of the film, reading from or telling the tale from the “Red Book of Westmarch" (that Bilbo and Frodo both wrote in during "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy) allowing himself—and the viewers—to experience Bilbo’s story. There are still a few more expected names to be officially locked in (i.e. Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis) but that is likely to be coming prior t...

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    Review: 'Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune' Makes An Interesting Life Seem Average

    Despite fan backlash at his decision to go electric, Bob Dylan has had it pretty good, especially by comparison. Any average Joseph on the street could tell you who he is and probably hum a tune or two, whereas his politi-folk peers were largely forgotten. Dylan was able to transcend; artists like Phil Ochs, subject of documentary "Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune" by "Easy Riders and Raging Bulls" director Kenneth Bowser, were not so lucky and mostly forgotten. Labeled as the "anti-Dylan" not only for his radically different singing style but also for his penchant towards undisguised topical protest songs, something Mr. Zimmerman masked in p...

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    Elijah Wood Confirmed to Star in The Hobbit, Treasure Island

    Elijah Wood is on the comeback trail. The Lord of the Rings star has signed to reprise his role as Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson's prequel of The Hobbit, even though it takes place some 60 years ahead of The Fellowship of the Ring. (Spoiler alert: he's part of a narrative framing device.) The two-p...

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    The Escapist & Potentially Entertaining Films Of 2011 - Part 2

    We won't lie. This is a mish-mash of leftover films. Not least anticipated, not fervently most anticipated. They are The Escapist (and umm, other films) that didn't quite fit in our other previous lists. They're a mix of indies that we're hoping to have quality performances in them and more traditional action-y, popcorn flicks that could be quality because of the directors or talent involved. You'll just have to read a little deeper to see how we feel about each. In case you missed it, here's part one.“The Cold Light of Day" - Summit - dir. Mabrouk El MechriSynopsis: A cocky young Wall Street trader is thrust into a government conspiracy whe...

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    Festival Nirvana: Palm Springs Touts its Star-wattage and Ozon's "Potiche" at Opener

    At some point several years ago (or more), I remember my former colleague Eugene Hernandez and I vowed that whenever we traveled to a film festival, the topic of weather would only be a passing reference at best in write ups (or at least that was the plan) lest the primacy of the event, and most imp...

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    Relativity In Talks With The Guy Who Made 'Day The Earth Stood Still' To Direct David/Goliath Tale

    Aiming For '300'-Esque Vibe, God Help Us (Oh Wait....)Oh, boy. Biblical epic + the guy who directed Keanu Reeves in the outrageously terrible "The Day the Earth Stood Still" = we don't even know what.

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    The Bigelow Effect: Kathryn Bigelow Speaks Out In Support of Winter's Bone

    It's been almost a year since Kathryn Bigelow made history winning the best director Oscar and in that time she directed a pilot -- Miraculous Year -- for HBO that did not get picked up, put together a deal for studio picture -- Triple Frontier -- starring Tom Hanks that will film in the spring of 2...

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    Michael Fassbender Eyeing Lit World Drama 'Genius' With Sean Penn

    EXCLUSIVE: Back last summer, it was revealed that Sean Penn was in talks to star in "Genius," an adaptation of the National Book Award-winning non-fiction work "Max Perkins: Editor of Genius" by A. Scott Berg. Written by John Logan ("Gladiator") (the script made the Black List back in 2007), the fil...

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