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    True Grit Early Reviews: "Accessible, Simple, Mythic and Beautiful," "Thirsting For More" [Updated]

    Anne Thompson's True Grit review headline is: Coens Deliver PG-13 Classic Western, Bridges Owns Cogburn. Here's a round-up of other early reviews [Updated with more]:

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    Watch: Michael Bay's Holiday Ad For Victoria's Secret

    No Explosions Except The Ones By Teenage Boys' BonersLoud faceless rock music. Lingerie models. It can only mean one thing: yet another Victoria's Secret ad by the new fan of 3D Michael Bay.

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    Emily Blunt & Ricky Gervais Join The Cast Of Jason Segel's 'The Muppets'

    Is Emily Blunt “about to be offered” a role opposite Jason Segel in his gestating romantic comedy “Five-Year Engagement” from director Nicholas Stoller? Possibly and all signs point to yes. Especially since Blunt was just added to the cast of Segel's "The Muppets" also co-written by Stoller. Evident...

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    Ben Affleck Says He Wants To Make A Movie About The Eastern Congo But Hollywood Isn't Interested

    Buried in a hyperbolic piece of old news -- about the tourism ministers of Argentina and Paraguay being incensed at their countries being portrayed as hotbeds for the drug trade in Kathryn Bigelow's gestating "Triple Frontier" -- is a much more interesting piece of info.

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    Weekly Oscar Prediction Update: 01/12/10

    With tomorrow's announcement of the National Board of Review awards and the recent Gotham Awards, Spirit Award nominations, and bizarre and generally insignificant Satellite Award nominations, things are heatin' up really quickly with regard to awards season... Soon the race will more or less be ver...

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    Watch: Mark Wahlberg Gets Into Fighting Shape In New Trailer For 'The Fighter'

    While most early reviews have pegged David O. Russell's "The Fighter" as a mainstream crowd pleasing boxing fix, that hasn't stopped the marketing team behind the film to deliver some very clever teasers and trailers for the film. Back in October, an arty clip was debuted for audiences of "Mad Men" ...

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    Celebrities Trivialize World AIDS Day

    Speaking of World AIDS Day, this well-intentioned campaign where celebrities temporarily "die" on Facebook or Twitter is also super fucking annoying:

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    Ruben Fleischer In Negotiations To Direct 'Tales From The Gangster Squad'

    One of Warner Bros. highest priority projects of late is the true life pic "Tales From The Gangster Squad." They've courted a number of candidates for the gig including Ben Affleck and Darren Aronofsky with names like Paul Greengrass, Francis Lawrence, Martin Campbell and Greg Berlanti said to be on...

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    David O. Russell Says 'Uncharted' Script Halfway Done, Reveals Small Details About The Story

    We have to admit, we initially weren't too thrilled with the news that David O. Russell was signing on to direct an adaptation of the video game "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune." We didn't really see how his sensibilities would flourish in a big budget tentpole, particularly one that would likely be con...

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