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    Sony Close To Bringing 'Bond 23' Back Into The Fold; MGM Get A Piece Of 'Dragon Tattoo' In Return

    Freida Pinto Bond Girl Rumors Persist We were as pleasantly surprised as anyone when 2006's "Casino Royale" turned out to not only be a thoroughly successful reboot of the James Bond franchise for the modern era, but also the best Bond movie since the Connery era. By the same token, we were as dis...

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    In His Own Words: Aaron Katz Shares a Scene From "Cold Weather"

    Below find an exclusive scene from Aaron Katz's third feature, the SXSW hit detective tale "Cold Weather," along with Katz's breakdown of the shoot. The film is currently playing in limited release.

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    First Look At Meryl Streep As Margaret Thatcher In 'The Iron Lady'

    Well, here's a bracing picture to go with your morning cup of coffee. With filming now underway on "The Iron Lady," a biopic of the controversial former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Deadline has posted a first look at Meryl Streep in the titular role, and she certainly looks the part.

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    Jodie Foster's "Beaver" Delays Its Debut

    Its still premiering in SXSW, but Jodie Foster's Mel Gibson opus "The Beaver" won't hit the rest of America until May. Maybe this suggests they have higher hopes for the film? Giving it more room to breathe? Or maybe it doesn't mean anything. From the press release:

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    Academy Nominees Luncheon: 2011 Class Photo, Meeting the Coens, Keeping It Short

    What becomes a legend most? A diminutive best actress nominee sitting at the center of a group photo on last year's best actor winner's lap. At last year's nominees luncheon, Jeff Bridges was hanging with genuine affection with old pal Sandra Bullock.

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    Variance Takes Sayles' "Amigo" For Dual-Strategy Release

    Variance Films has acquired John Sayles's Philippine-American War film "Amigo," and will release the film with a dual-strategy theatrical release this summer. Tweaking the traditional release platform, "Amigo" will start off in NY and then expand to the Top 20 markets, but for opening weekend its a...

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    Disney Veteran Alan Menken Involved With Music For 'Captain America'

    With the first look at "Captain America: The First Avenger" during the Superbowl last night proving surprisingly decent, our hopes are slightly higher for the film; not hard, admittedly, considering how dismal its big superhero competition looks this summer, but the spot was confident and tonally as...

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    Watch: Trailer For Rockin' Dramedy 'The Music Never Stopped'

    Well things are moving fast for the indie "The Music Never Stopped." It was picked up by Roadside Attractions before the Sundance Film Festival, played Park City and is now set to be released next spring. Striking while the iron is hot we suppose.

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    Oscar Watch: Nominees Meet Press, Talk Awards Season, Dressing in Tutus, Butch Cassidy and Bells

    This year's Academy Award-nominated actors took to the podium moments before today's annual Nominees Luncheon to answer media questions. Judging by applause and laughter, the interview room crowd favorites were Annette Bening, Helena Bonham Carter, Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Jesse Eisenberg and Ja...

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    "Paul Haggis Vs. The Church of Scientology"

    Released late last night, I've been waiting patiently for this New Yorker expose on Scientology for some time now. Via an interview with ex-Scientology member Paul Haggis (who you've really got to hand it to for being the first celebrity to speak out like this...), it's a massive piece (nearly 30,000 words), but it's still definite required reading. Shedding light on what one can only imagine is the tip of a totally fucked up Scientology iceberg, The New Yorker's Lawrence Wright should probably watch his back after painting a very well-researched and very negative picture of the "religion," and we should all enjoy the fruits of his labor and...

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