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    Robert Downey Jr. Officially Leaves Alfonso Cuaron's 'Gravity,' Circles 'How To Talk To Girls'

    Ugh. The writing has been on the wall for a while now -- Deadline first hinted at it late last month -- but now it's official: Robert Downey Jr. has left Alfonso Cuarón's forever gestating "Gravity." It appears that scheduling, long cited to be the issue, just couldn't be worked out and the actor ha...

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    Tom Shadyac On Shortlist For 'Mr. Limpet' With Zach Galifianakis; Sets Up Sam Kinison Biopic At HBO

    Guess The Whole Giving-Away-All-Your-Money-And-Living-In-A-Trailer Thing Didn't Quite StickSo we thought Tom Shadyac was done with Hollywood? The director of “The Nutty Professor,” “Liar Liar” and “Bruce Almighty” is just coming out of an odd few years following his last film, “Evan Almighty." The director has sold a 17,000-square-foot mansion in Pasadena, given away most of his money and possessions, now lives in a trailer park by choice and is currently hawking a new documentary called "I Am." The documentary finds Shadyac talking to folks like Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky trying to figure out why mankind is more of...

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    Doug Liman Says He Wouldn't Have Entrusted The 'Fair Game' Valerie Plame Story With Doug Liman

    Self-Described "Difficult" Director Says You Probably Won't Ever See Tom Hanks In One Of His FilmsIt was arguably one of the biggest political stories/fall out scandals of the Iraq War, so it wasn't a total surprise when CIA Agent Valerie Plame Wilson's true life story was made into a motion picture...

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    KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Search Winners

    Five children will serve as official KIDS FIRST! Film Critics for 2010-2011, chosen in the organization's first-ever search. It received eleven million votes via KIDS FIRST! parner site WonderWorldTV.com/kidsfirst. A panel of celebrity judges (Us Weekly film critic Thelma Adams; actress Brittany Curran, E! critic Ben Lyons; actress Kay Panabaker, reporter George Pennacchio, and actress Jane Seymour) considered 20 finalists and selected the following five: Ny’Asia Bel (7) from Decatur, GA, Anthony Aranda (8) from San Diego, CA, Lauren Boxer (12) from Los Angeles, CA, Sam Connan (12) from Santa Fe, NM, and Gabriella Chu (14) from Flushing, NY. ...

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    Emily Mortimer, Jason Isaacs, Thomas Kretschmann & More Confirmed As Voices In 'Cars 2'

    With Pixar officially launching the marketing campaign for next summer's "Cars 2" by dropping a couple of fresh teaser trailers for the film earlier this week, the biggest question mark that was left with fans was, "Who is voicing the damn thing?" Sure, Larry The Cable Guy (god, we hate typing that)...

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    Haggis and Crowe's The Next Three Days Yields Mixed Early Reviews

    The remake of French thriller Pour Elle, The Next Three Days, Paul Haggis's third feature as a director, screened last night at the Directors Guild of America. A round-up of early reviews and the trailer are after the jump.

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    Watch: New International Trailer For 'The Green Hornet' Has Some New Footage

    Some readers have alerted us to a new international trailer for Michel Gondry's "The Green Hornet" that has hit the web. And while it's not wildly different than the domestic trailer, it does have a couple of new scenes, most notably the closing bit, to make it worth a watch.

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    Development Watch: Actresses Vying for Dark Knight Rises, Movies We Want, Ten Screenwriters to Watch

    - "Sometimes reading news about Hollywood’s development slate is almost as depressing as the front-page stories about the economy," says Movieline, so they have a list of upcoming films they "actually want to see." Their selection includes Alfonso Cuaron's still starless Gravity, Raymond Chandler's ...

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    Christopher Nolan to Receive Visionary Award from Visual Effects Society

    Christopher Nolan is to receive the Visual Effects Society's inaugural Visionary Award at their Awards night on January 28, 2011, in recognition of his unique and consistent use of "the art and science of visual effects to foster imagination and ignite future discoveries by way of artistry, inventio...

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    "TRON" DVD Conspiracy is a Travesty for "TRON: Legacy" Potential

    Imagine if it was currently impossible to watch the first six "Harry Potter" movies in preparation for the first part of "Deathly Hallows." That's how I feel regarding the recently discovered difficulty in seeing "TRON" before next month's release of "TRON: Legacy." I haven't seen "TRON" since I was a kid, at least 25 years ago, and if I don't have the chance of revisiting it I likely won't end up seeing the sequel. Fortunately I have a friend who is a diehard fan of the 1982 original and will likely get to borrow his copy of the apparently rare and out-of-print 20th anniversary DVD (which is being sold new on Amazon for nearly $100). What ab...

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