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    James Badge Dale, Dermot Mulroney & More Join Liam Neeson In Joe Carnahan's 'The Grey'

    40-Day Shoot Begins Next WeekWill this be the film that gets director Joe Carnahan back in our good books after "The A-Team" and the overrated "Smokin' Aces"? Let's hope so.

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    The Coen Brothers Talk True Grit

    As western True Grit has taken off as the surprise hit of the Christmas season (topping a field of weak contenders), and has emerged a strong awards contender (with recent PGA and WGA nods), the usually taciturn Joel and Ethan Coen are on the promo trail. Here's a taste of their sound bites from var...

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    Development Watch: Arterton for Gretel, Jolie's Cleopatra Director, Clooney's Monster of Florence

    - Jeremy Renner's Hansel has found his Gretel. Gemma Arterton will star alongside the rising Hurt Locker and Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol star in Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, which sets the fairy tale duo fifteen years later, chasing witches. Despite having suffered three less-than-stel...

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    Quentin Tarantino Regrets Leaving Sofia Coppola's 'Somewhere' Off His Fave-Of-2010 List

    When Quentin Tarantino dropped his list of favorite movies of 2010, it raised a lot of questions regarding his choices, which included "Robin Hood" and "Knight & Day" and was topped off by "Toy Story 3." But the biggest omission for most people was Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere," a film awarded the Gol...

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    Transmedia in the Making: Argentina Attacks from a New Angle

    Variety January 3-9, 2011 reports on Argentina's Mancha Productions creating webisodes to appear on the website of the popular Buenos Aires newspaper La Nacion. Cell phones, laptops, iPads and other devices are also targeted media for the webisodes as are other Spanish speaking markets. This article purports to show how creative one can be in spite of not being able to secure TV airtime.Looking at webisodes in a transmedia context, a feature film can transform into webisodes and create new content to promote the movie while boosting advertising and loyalty in newspaper media. Why pay newspapers to advertise the movie when you can share adv...

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    Sundance Trailer Watch: Bier's In a Better World

    One of the films I most look forward to catching at Sundance is Susanne Bier's Danish entry for the Oscars, In a Better World (Sony Pictures Classics). Bier directed Brothers (remade by Jim Sheridan) and After the Wedding, which was nominated for the foreign Oscar. In a Better World is about a Danis...

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    Young Hanks and Aykroyd Rap and Dance in Dragnet Video

    Universal invested serious coin in this 1987 Dragnet MTV music video for the hit hip-hop single City of Crime (which played over the closing credits), starring the rap-and-dance team of Tom Hanks and Dan Aykroyd (below).

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    Do Watch Armie Hammer on "Chelsea Lately"

    Oh, how I love Chelsea Handler... Especially when she gets randy with a hot male guest, as she does here with "The Social Network" actor and Arm & Hammer heir Armie Hammer ("oh my GOD, you're feet are HUGE!"), or when she outs a male staffer for "having a big hard on" for said hot male guest. Hilari...

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    CRUISING THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS

    It may not sound like work, because I’m lucky enough to combine business and pleasure, but I lecture on Princess Cruises. For a year-end trip through the Panama Canal I was asked to introduce four of my favorite unsung films of 2010, and I was happy to do so. City Island was by far the audience favo...

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