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    Confirmed: Jean-Luc Godard Has Better Things To Do, Won't Attend Ceremony For Honorary Oscar

    Not so much of a surprise. The Academy has officially confirmed that Jean-Luc Godard won't be attending the Governors Award to accept his honorary Oscar, capping off a particularly tragi-comic tale.

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    LA Film Critics To Honor Actor-Writer-Director Paul Mazursky

    Bravo to the Los Angeles Film Critics Association for honoring actor-writer-director Paul Mazursky (nominated for four Oscars, for An Unmarried Woman, Harry and Tonto, Enemies: A Love Story, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice) with their 2010 Career Achievement Award. It's hard to argue when LAFCA president ...

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    The Man Who Could Not Be Mayor

    Like Toronto, my hometown of Trenton, Ontario is also having their municipal elections. You actually may have all of a sudden heard of Trenton since its been making international news as of late for being the center of one of the most horrific crimes in recent Canadian history. Even so, I highly doubt you've heard of Claude'or Roland du-Lude, who is the only person running against incumbent mayor John Williams in today's election. du-Lude has run in every municipal election since 1991, rarely getting more than 100 votes. He also - for the first 17 years of my life - lived across the street from me. Unapologetically French with a gigantic mo...

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    Robert Downey Jr. To Bail On Alfonso Cuaron's 'Gravity'?

    Last we heard, Sandra Bullock had signed on to join Alfonso Cuaron's ailing sci-fi thriller "Gravity," but now doubts are being raised about whether or not long-attached co-star Robert Downey Jr., will stay on board the film.

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    Video Watch: Johnny Depp Visits London School as Jack Sparrow

    During filming of Rob Marshall's Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in London, Johnny Depp recently left the set in order to help out a kid seeking info from Jack Sparrow, reports Lindsay Reiser:Beatrice Delap, 9, a student from the southeast London area, wrote to actor Johnny Depp asking f...

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    Roadside Attractions Picks Up 'Hemingway's Garden Of Eden,' Trailer Arrives

    Gathering dust for nearly two years before Roadside Attractions picked it up, we didn't have much expectations for John Irvin's (best known for directing the Brit TV mini-series version of "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy") "Hemingway's Garden Of Eden." We just didn't think it would look this terrible...

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    "King's Speech" To Kick Off 7th Dubai Film Festival

    Tom Hooper's Oscar frontrunner "The King's Speech" is set to open the seventh Dubai International Film Festival on December 12, 2010. Starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter, the film is based on the true story of King George VI, father of Queen Elizabeth II, who reluctantly and...

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    Antonio Banderas To Direct & Star In Psychological/Sci-Fi Thriller 'Solo'

    Antonio Banderas directing? In case you forgot, he actually has been behind the camera a couple of times before. In 1999 he made his feature debut with "Crazy In Alabama" and in 2006 he helmed the coming of age drama "Summer Rain." The actor is set to return behind the camera -- and star -- in the p...

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    Box Office: "Gym" Top Opener In Slow Specialty Market (UPDATED)

    While the studios continued to see overwhelmingly strong October openings with the huge debut of "Paranormal Activity 2", the specialty market had a relatively slow weekend. According to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier today, Zipporah Films' release of Frederick Wiseman's acclaimed doc "Boxin...

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    Maybe the Rumored New "Star Wars" Trilogy Will Be Set in the Present?

    The weekend was buzzing with excitement and skepticism of a potential other "Star Wars" trilogy. IESB broke/originated the rumor on Friday that George Lucas is planning another trio of films following the 3-D re-releases of the six existing episodes (expected annually from 2012 to 2017). These new f...

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