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    Brief Thoughts on "Jackass 3D."

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    Sony Wants Jolie as Cleopatra, but Can They Land Cameron?

    Sony envisions a mouth-watering Cleopatra franchise with Hollywood's only female action star, Angelina Jolie, as the mighty Egyptian Queen. James Cameron, post-Avatar, is being conjured to take on this project, reports Deadline's Mike Fleming, because he's one of the few directors Sony chairman Amy ...

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    Sperling, Keegan Join LA Times Entertainment Team

    The LA Times is continuing to beef up its movie coverage as online traffic follows celebs and breaking news. Entertainment Weekly writer/blogger Nicole Sperling (a real loss for EW) and ex-Time writer Rebecca Keegan (@thatrebecca, Vanity Fair's Little Gold Men), who penned the excellent James Cameron bio The Futurist, are joining the movie beat at the LAT as staff writers. Both will contribute to various entertainment sections and blogs, including the new Awards Tracker blog (which allows the LAT to slot awards coverage all year round, not just during prime Oscar season). They're filling in gaps left by Envelope contributors Tom O'Neil (Gold ...

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    "Conviction" - The Tear-Jerker That Could Have Been

    For a movie that features Hilary Swank crying a lot, "Conviction" doesn't really give its audience much to weep about. It's a fairly drama-less drama, similar to "Secretariat" in the way its plot direction is expected and possibly foreknown more than merely predictable. And there aren't a whole lot of steep climbs or drops in the narrative to create tension or emotionality for the viewer. Yes, Swank and Rockwell -- and in very, very minor roles, Melissa Leo and Juliette Lewis -- give unsurprisingly good performances. But there could have been more (a lot more, as I'll explain later). For instance, as far as I can tell the film is supposed to ...

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    Gerrymandering!

    Gerrymandering, the debut film by Reverse Shot co-founder and co-editor Jeff Reichert, opens in select theaters today. Even in our dimmest moments, we Reverse Shotters can spot a conflict of interest this huge a mile away, so no, you won't read any reviews on the main site (Jeff doesn't even know I'...

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    Anne Thompson and Kris Tapley's Oscar Talk, With Special Guests Guy Lodge and Yours Truly

    Check out this week's Anne Thompson and Kris Tapley's always fantastic Oscar Talk, which this week I was privileged enough to guest on, along with In Contention's Guy Lodge. The three of them make a dauntingly on-top-of-it trio to publicly chat with, and I'm also not a podcast veteran by any means ...

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    Casting Watch: Great Muppet Movie, Great Oz Plot, Solondz Adds Walken, Farrow, Blair

    - Amy Adams, Chris Cooper and Rashida Jones are joining Disney's The Greatest Muppet Movie Ever Made. Adams and Jason Segal play a (human) couple on a mission to reunite all the muppets to put on a show that will save a movie studio. Cooper is the villain of the piece, while Jones is a studio execu...

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    The Incredible International "Black Swan" Teaser Posters

    Check out these amazing limited edition Black Swan international teaser posters. Wow:

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    "Samson and Delilah" Director Warwick Thornton: "A Camera is a Weapon"

    The winner of the 2009 Cannes Camera D'Or, Warwick Thornton's "Samson and Delilah," starts screening in New York City today. The film went on to win the awards for Best New Director and Best Film at the Australian Film Institute Awards. Fifteen year-old Samson lives with Delilah in an Aboriginal c...

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  • Jared Moshé's Blog
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    Foreign Love

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