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    Quentin Tarantino To Deliver Final Draft Of Western Script Within The Next Couple Of Months

    Project Is Not Surprisingly Set Up At The Weinstein Company; Is It The Director's Long-Mooted Slavery Project?Update: AICN says that the Franco Nero project -- with Keith Carradine and Treat Williams -- is actually something else entirely, but that Christoph Waltz is attached to Tarantino's project.

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    Mandy Moore & Rodrigo Santoro To Star In 'Falling Slowly' From 'Buried' Writer Chris Sparling

    "What I really want to do is direct," might as well be the adage that every screenwriter in Hollywood not so secretly clings to at night when they brush their teeth before bed and daydream of their Academy acceptance speech.

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    Ann Arbor Film Festival to Open with New Film from Helen Hill

    A total of 188 films, videos and live performance will be taking place at the 49th annual Ann Arbor Film Festival, running from March 22-27. 40 different programs organize this year's diverse slate of offerings, which include over 20 premieres.

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    Remembering Jane Russell

    To younger people who only know her as Marilyn Monroe’s brunette costar in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, or baby boomers who remember her selling bras on TV “for us full-figured gals,” it might be hard to convey just how big an impact Jane Russell had on American popular culture in the 1940s and early 1...

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    Watch: A Dinner Date Gets Awkward In Clip From Richard Ayoade's 'Submarine'

    After earning accolades at TIFF, NYFF and Sundance, anticipation is building for Richard Ayoade's "Submarine." The film stars Paddy Considine, Noah Taylor, Sally Hawkins, Craig Roberts and Yasmin Paige and tells the story of a fifteen year old boy with two goals he wishes to accomplish: lose his vir...

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    What We Did - and Didn't - Learn In Oprah's Post-Oscar Show

    The Oprah Winfrey Show did its annual post-Oscar program today, dragging sleep-deprived winners from Colin Firth to Melissa Leo back onto the stage of the Kodak Theater for one more interview. Maybe they think of it as gradual withdrawal from the frenzy of campaigining.

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    Oscar Talk: Final Edition, Oscar Wrap

    It's a wrap, as In Contention's Kris Tapley and I analyze Sunday night's Oscar show winners and losers (below). Co-host Anne Hathaway came out ahead of James Franco, who seemed to be either too tired or too bored to do more than phone it in between tweets. (Caryn James' review is here.) Maybe he rea...

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    Alan Silvestri To Score 'Captain America: The First Avenger'

    Alan Silvestri, the famed composer behind the music for films like the "Back To The Future" trilogy, "Contact" and "Predator" has been tapped to score "Captain America: The First Avenger" according to Film Music Reporter.

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    REVIEW | A Work In Progress: James Franco and Gus Van Sant's "Unfinished"

    James Franco's ubiquity may finally have reached its saturation point this past weekend. Within the same frenzied 48-hour period there was his Independent Spirit Award win for "127 Hours;" an Oscar co-hosting gig; and a third, less-visible achievement: Saturday was the opening of "Unfinished," his c...

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    Tobe Hooper To Direct 'Djinn'

    While Tobe Hooper has directed two of the most iconic horror films of all time -- "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and "Poltergeist" -- let's be honest, it's been a long while since he's helmed anything that lands remotely in those ballparks, so we hope that his first feature film is six years finds hi...

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