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    A Premature Defense for Olbermann.

    Tim Goodman is wrong. I think.

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    Sony Negotiating MGM Distrib and Financing Deal, Including Bonds

    Sony and MGM have been in bed together for some time. One of many investors in the company, Sony has released the last two Bond films, and wants to release the next two as well, reports the the LATimes. Streamlined MGM has been strapped for cash for some time, come through bankruptcy, and now has tw...

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    Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Our Picks To Win

    Since 2005, to the delight of awards-season junkies around the country, Shorts International and Magnolia Pictures have released the Oscar-nominated short films a few weeks shy of the ceremony. Launched the same year as YouTube, this annual event boasts a growth of interest not unlike the surging ap...

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    Diane Keaton & Ed Harris To Topline Arie Posin's 'The Look of Love'

    Studios may be principally interested in marketing noisy, crude pictures to teenagers, but that doesn't mean that they're totally ignoring their parents and grandparents. Films like "It's Complicated" and "Last Chance Harvey" have shown in recent years that there's a pretty penny to be made in the b...

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    Daniel Espinosa's 'Safe House' Rounds Out Cast With Brendon Gleeson, Sam Shepard & More

    Liam Cunningham & Robert Patrick Also On BoardYoung Swedish helmer Daniel Espinosa has certainly been a name on everyone's lips of late. His crime pic "Snabba Cash" earned a lot of buzz from its festival run, which has put him in the running for a number of high-profile projects including "X-Men: Fi...

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    Christian Bale Set To Reunite With Brad Anderson For Adaptation Of J.G. Ballard's 'Concrete Island'

    'Machinist' Reunion Complete With Scribe Scott Kosar Also On Board We won't make the mistake of calling Christian Bale's cinematic weight loss/gain history his "trademark" or "a gimmick" but the actor now looks set to reunite with Brad Anderson, the director of the film which arguably began his run ...

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    Josh Fox Defends "Gasland."

    In the wake of the Oscar nomination for Josh Fox's terrific documentary "Gasland," which I reviewed favorably last year at Sundance, the director is facing more backlash from the gas industry. Fox is an noteworthy provocateur whose first feature "Memorial Day" got less attention but also succeeded a...

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    Daryl Hannah, Tom Sizemore & Thora Birch Join Adaptation Of Chuck Palahniuk's 'Snuff'

    Update: Deadline says Daryl Hannah is not part of this cast. Someone evidently spoke out of turn. It's been happening a lot lately.

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    Kevin Smith Wants Matt Damon & Ben Affleck For 'Hit Somebody'; May Go Studio Route For The Film

    Reveals Script For Film Is Only Half Done And Already 110 Pages LongAfter pissing off every distributor and sales agent who showed up at his fake "Red State" auction at Sundance, and insulting them in the process, Kevin Smith hopes to get $15 million -- his estimated cost of the film -- out of the s...

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    'Win Win' & 'The Visitor' Writer/Director Tom McCarthy To Write Baseball Pic 'Million Dollar Arm'

    2011 is turning out to be a banner year for writer/director Tom McCarthy. The helmer recently premiered his latest effort "Win Win" at the Sundance Film Festival to strong reviews which should carry over to his biggest box office success and exposure to date (if it gets more people to watch "The Sta...

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