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    Video: An Angry Peter Jackson Vents His 'Hobbit' Frustrations, Wants The Film To Stay In New Zealand

    Director Clearly Wants The 'Lord Of The Rings' Prequel To Stay In His Homeland; "We've Got To Fight Like Hell"You've already heard several reports that Peter Jackson has been upset over the labor dispute and blacklist of "The Hobbit" and nowhere is that more clear than in this video from New Zealand...

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    Is "Borat" the Most Powerful Movie of the Past 25 Years?

    It's hard to tell if the list is numerical for the purpose of value, but in the new issue of Mental_Floss, writers Carina Chocano (formerly of the LA Times) and Mangesh Hattikudur (the magazine's co-founder) place "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" ...

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    'Megamind' Soundtrack Features Elvis Presley, George Thorogood & Lots Of Hans Zimmer

    "Megamind" will hit theaters next month, giving parents a new option to take their kids to and is pretty much guaranteed to be a hit considering the currently barren selection of kids' flicks at the box office (and no, "Secretariat" doesn't count; kids don't want to see Olds in weird clothes talking...

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    Scorsese and DiCaprio: A Retrospective

    As part of Paramount's Shutter Island awards campaign, the American Cinematheque is mounting a two-day (Nov. 13-14) retrospective of director Martin Scorsese and actor Leonardo DiCaprio's partnership, from Gangs of New York and The Aviator to The Departed and Shutter Island. All four films will scre...

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    The Hobbit's Cast, And A Good Day for New Zealand Cinema

    While Peter Jackson and Warner Bros. deal with the issue of whether or not to shoot The Hobbit in New Zealand, the director has confirmed the casting of the film. (UPDATE: Video of Jackson and co-producer and co-writer Philippa Boyens' NZ TV interview below.)

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    Watch: Trailer For John Cameron Mitchell's Excellent 'Rabbit Hole' With Nicole Kidman

    The Best Actress race this year is wide open with a number of strong performances from women in a wide variety of films this year, and with no one person seeming like a lock, the field will be getting a very strong contender in Nicole Kidman, thanks to her outstanding turn in John Cameron Mitchell's...

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    'Sex And The City' Director Gets Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock & Oprah Winfrey For New Uni Project

    Universal-Acquired Film To Be Set In World Of Home Shopping Networks

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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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