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    'One Day' With Anne Hathaway & Jim Sturgess Lands Big Summer Release Date Of July 8th

    Wow. We knew that early word on this was good, but we didn't know it was this good. Focus Features has set the Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess led rom-com "One Day" with a scheduled July 8th release date, placing it right in the middle of the summer blockbuster season. The move will put the film, ope...

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    Judd Apatow To Direct New Pee-Wee Herman Movie?

    The answer is probably "No," but it's an intriguing prospect and you just never know what might happen. Last summer, it was revealed that Judd Apatow would be producing a brand new Pee Wee Herman movie but it appears as Apatow may consider the director's chair as well.

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    Seven Advance in the Oscar Race for Makeup

    Seven films have been shortlisted in the competition for the makeup category for the 83rd Academy Awards. All members of the Academy's Makeup Branch will be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the seven shortlisted films. Following the screenings, members will vote to nominate three film...

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    Ratings Update: Shameless, Episodes Have Big Premieres

    Shameless, Showtimes lively dark comedy with William H. Macy as a falling-down-drunk father of six, was the network's biggest drama premiere in seven years. Matt LeBlanc's meta-comedy Episodes also had a big debut. As The Hollywood Reporter story notes, those numbers only included subscribers, not v...

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    Oscar Watch: The Makeup Final Seven

    Seven films are competing for the final three nominations to be announced January 25 in the makeup category for the Oscars. The Academy’s makeup branch will vote on January 22 after seeing ten-minute excerpts from each of the seven shortlisted films. These prizes are about live-action makeup, often...

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    Africa in Film: White Wedding

    There are not many films released in the U.S. from Africa and White Wedding is a delicious romp around South Africa, a road trip from Johannesburg to Durban, a mix and match of races and nationalities. Jann Turner ♀, a white female director whose anti-apartheid father was killed in front of her, makes movies with her black partners that capture the humor and pain of today's South Africa.The Little Film Company, who brought the world the 2005 Academy Award winning Best Foreign Language film Tsotsi, is going to release the DVD/ VoD version on January 25 through Image Entertainment. Robbie Little and I have had long discussions about digital m...

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    Sorry Matt Damon, You're Probably Not Going To Be Able To Make Your Own 'Bourne' Movie

    Let's not get it twisted. Everyone loves Matt Damon. He is one of the most beloved actors in the industry because he's a straight-shooter, super-approachable and one of the nicest people you will ever meet in the movie business. Recently a tasty little Damon/'Bourne' franchise news nugget started making the rounds. In a recent interview with Empire Magazine (via Get The Big Picture, not online yet apparently), Damon said, "I'd do ['Bourne'] again with Paul [Greengrass] (who directed Damon in the last two Bourne films, as well as 'Green Zone'.) Universal doesn't actually own the Bourne character - the estate does - so technically I could go ...

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    Palm Springs Brings Stars, Awards and More Stars

    Palm Springs International Film Festival organizers often tout its annual Awards Gala as the awards season's kickoff and the branding has done its job. In addition to a sellout crowd of more than 1,000 who attended the black-tie awards dinner at the Palm Springs Convention Center Jan. 8, earlier tha...

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    Andy Serkis & Ian McKellen Are Officially Back For 'The Hobbit'

    Christopher Lee & Ian Holm Set To ReturnOne more highly touted name expected to return for "The Hobbit" has been confirmed. Deadline reports that mo-cap expert Andy Serkis has officially signed on and will be back in the role of Gollum. Update: THR says Sir Ian McKellen is officially in too to repri...

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    The Hailee Steinfeld Nomination Debate

    As the debate about Oscar nominations concludes this week, one interesting conversation that has been going on is the debate about whether True Grit actress Hailee Steinfeld should be placed in the best actress or best supporting actress category.

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