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    Weekly Wrap: Awards and Festivals, News, Media, Celebs

    In the past week, TOH looked at Names That Rule in Moviesphere, considered Recycling at the Cinema [pictured: DiCaprio and Hall, potentials for Great Gatsby remake] and pondered the five things that went wrong with Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps.

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    Clint Eastwood & Cast Talk 'Hereafter'; Director Says He'll Keep Directing Until The Very End

    Eastwood Points To The Still-Going 101-Year-Old Manoel de Oliveira; "I Plan To Do The Same Thing"After seeing "Hereafter," it's hard not to wonder what actually compelled Clint Eastwood to make this mortality drama. With the discovery of afterlife phenomenon and its mind-blowing CGI enhanced opening sequence, it doesn't read as a typical Eastwood project (and indeed, apparently M. Night Shyamalan and Steven Spielberg were once interested). And this isn't just new territory for Eastwood, as Peter Morgan, scribe of "The Queen" and "Frost/Nixon," isn't exactly known for spiritual dramas that delve into life after death themes. Eastwood and Morg...

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    Liam Neeson Replaces Mel Gibson In 'The Hangover 2'

    I Have A Very Particular Set Of Skills: Mainly The Inability To Turn Down Paid Work

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    Creepy Countdown to Black Swan's Release

    Can't wait to see Natalie Portman in Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan? Count down the days to its December 3rd release at the film's new viral site IJustWantToBePerfect.com. Very creepy.

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    Cinema Italian Style Hits LA

    Cinecittà Luce and The American Cinematheque are working together to bringing the latest in Italian cinema to Southern California. The organizations, an arm of the Italian Ministry of Culture and a reportory cinema program at the Egyptian Theater, will present Cinema Italian Style 2010 November 9-2...

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    Oscar Watch: Rockwell Nails Conviction Role

    Sometimes, there comes a moment in a working actor's life where just the right role suddenly galvanizes awards attention. I've been tracking Sam Rockwell since he broke out at Sundance in 1996 with Tim DiCillo's Box of Moon Light. Rockwell has been knocking out great juicy performances ever since--o...

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    Spielberg Takes On Robopocalypse

    Steven Spielberg is committing to direct Daniel H. Wilson's futuristic novel Robopocalypse for DreamWorks. Spielberg plans to begin principal photography in January 2012 for release by Disney’s Touchstone in 2013. DreamWorks acquired the unpublished manuscript in November 2009; Drew Goddard adapted ...

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    Steven Spielberg To Direct 'Robopocalypse'

    That's An Apocalypse With RobotsWhen a movie is attached to a director for a long enough time, eventually something will stick. That is the case with Steven Spielberg as he's signed to helm "Robopocalypse," a project that has been linked to him for pretty much the whole year.

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    What Could Have Been: Hal Hartley Says He Was Once Offered 'Dude, Where's My Car?'

    "Dude, Where's My Ennui?"In an interview with Hammer-To-Nail, stalwart indie filmmaker Hal Hartley let drop an interesting little nugget. He was once offered the directing gig for "Dude, Where's My Car." We'll let him explain:

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