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    Colin Farrell Is Evidently The Lead Frontrunner For The 'Total Recall' Remake

    Let's Manage Those Expectations:, Len Wiseman Is Still Directing; Tom Hardy and Michael Fassbender Apparently Wanted TooEw, it's a dreaded wish list story. Remember that Len Wiseman-directed "Total Recall" remake you've been trying to burn out of your memory? It's back and with considerable star wat...

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    'The Office' Writers Lee Eisenberg & Gene Stupnitsky To Polish 'The Game' Script

    It's Been A Good Week For Neil StraussWell, you gotta hand it to "The Office" writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky. Even with their first written feature effort "Year One" tanking hard at the box office with critics and basically with anyone who watched it, the duo are still getting work. They'...

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    London Film Fest '10: NC-17 Be Damned, 'Blue Valentine' Is A Genuinely Great Relationship Movie

    Of all the films likely to be awards contenders at the year's end, if you had to guess one that might prove to have had a major ratings controversy with the MPAA, you might have assumed, until a few weeks ago, that it would be the nudity-packed "Love and Other Drugs," or Danny Boyle's "127 Hours," w...

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    'The Shield' Creator Shawn Ryan Adapting Tom Clancy's 'Without Remorse' For Paramount

    Countdown To Your Dad's Favorite Movie Of 2013 Starts HereYou should never underestimate the appeal of a little name recognition to a studio executive. What other possible reason could Paramount have to spend millions and millions of dollars in the eight years since 2002's "The Sum Of All Fears" tr...

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    It's Big Gay Trailer Day From "Phillip Morris" to "Burlesque"

    I wasn't exactly a fan of "I Love You Phillip Morris" when I first saw it nearly 2 years ago at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. However, I'm not one to wish ill-will on little films that at least try to be something different (and I do believe the filmmakers meant well), so I'm happy to see its release finally coming to fruition this December. I'm also quite impressed with Roadside Attractions marketing campaign thus far, from this clever and inventive poster last week to today's debut of a well-crafted, snappy red band trailer that highlights the film's best assets and most certainly doesn't go the gay-hiding way of "A Single Man." See for ...

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    The Hobbit New Zealand Filming Fracas: Not Resolved

    While the blogosphere goes mad with various reports about how or where Peter Jackson's green-lit The Hobbit will be filmed, it seems that the guild problems with shooting in New Zealand have not been resolved. Jackson is still threatening to shoot elsewhere--London perhaps--which could cost New Zeal...

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    'Secret In Their Eyes' Director Juan Jose Campanella To Helm Animated Soccer Pic 'Metegol'

    If you didn't catch last year's Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Film "The Secret In Their Eyes," do yourself a favor and throw it into your Netflix queue right now. The film is a thrilling blend of political history, police procedural and romance with the centerpiece of the movie arriving in t...

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    Media Watch: Top Newspapers, Ranked by Twitter Followers

    The top 25 U.S. newspapers - according to the number of Twitter followers, as recorded by Journalistics a bit over a week ago - is below. Sitting very comfortably in first place is The New York Times with 2.6 million - and they are the only news source on the list that has more followers than print ...

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    Actually, 'Drive Angry' Writer & Director Team Tapped For 'Hellraiser' Remake

    Christian E. Christiansen Evidently Out; Maybe It Won't Be So Teen-Friendly After All?You'll recall just the other day one of our writers was rather upset at the idea of a reported PG-13 remake of Clive Barker's "Hellraiser," adapted from from his own series of short stories "The Hellbound Heart."

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    Is 'The Hobbit' Moving To London?

    Update: It looks like the union boycott isn't quite lifted. According to THR, an agreement to life the "do not work" order was reached on Sunday but still not broadcast. Making things worse for those hoping to keep the film in New Zealand, New Line issued a statement saying in part, "The actions of ...

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