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    Movies That Don't Exist Yet: Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton Biopic 'Furious Love'

    I'm not particularly interested in spreading rumors here at Spout, but occasionally I'd like to address a film project, at its inception or some other point in its development, that is worth thinking about. Even if it never exists, the possibility of an adaptation by Mike Nichols of Sam Kashner and ...

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    Entourage Recap Episode 3: "Dramedy"

    Entourage really gets rolling in Episode 3, writes Tim Appelo:

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    Review: Salt

    They've figured out a pretty clever way to make Russian commies the bad guys in a contemporary thriller in “Salt,” with the long arm of red ruthlessness reaching from the grave to hammer Washington, D.C. where it hurts. Although the relentlessly paced spy vs spy story glosses over how a lone woman, ...

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    Weekend Box Office: Inception Launches Strong, Sorcerer's Apprentice Flops

    Proving yet again that originality does not breed contempt at the box office, Christopher Nolan's Inception scored a strong opening weekend with $60 million, while Disney uber-producer Jerry Bruckheimer suffered his second b.o. dud this summer with Sorcerer's Apprentice. Anthony D'Alessandro does th...

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    Salt Early Reviews: Jolie Meets Bond

    Here's the first review of Salt from THR:

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    FUTURES | "Wo Ai Ni (I Love You), Mommy" Director Stephanie Wang-Breal

    Earlier this summer, when the Silverdocs jury awarded Stephanie Wang-Breal "Wo Ai Ni (I Love You), Mommy," certainly a dark horse, with the Sterling U.S. Feature Award, even Wang-Breal was surprised: "I saw the other films in competition and was blown away. I was not expecting it at all." Reading ...

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    Mel Gibson in Rewind.

    I couldn't help but giddily enjoy Movieline's rundown of Christian Bale/Mel Gibson rants a few days ago. How often does a guy provide such potent material for remixes more than once a year? For reference, here's the earlier occasion:

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    Trailer Watch: The Town

    Ben Affleck wrote and directed this new Bean Town crime drama, adapted from Chuck Hogan's Prince of Thieves. The Town depicts the struggles of ruthless robber Doug MacRay (Affleck) and the unexpected complications of falling for his former hostage, Claire Keesey (Rebecca Hall). The robber scenes r...

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    Clip Exclusive: The Disappearance of Alice Creed

    Here's an exclusive preview from the new British thriller, The Disappearance of Alice Creed, which is set for an August 6 theatrical and VOD release from Anchor Bay. The film from rookie director J Blakeson follows kidnappers Danny (Martin Compston) and Vic (Eddie Marsan) as they try to ransom Alice...

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    Trailer Watch: The Social Network

    Here's the new trailer for David Fincher's upcoming The Social Network, which opens the New York Film Festival. The story depicts nerdy Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) triumphing over business rivals and the rigors of becoming a billionaire.

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