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    Mia Wasikowska In Talks To Star In 'Stoker,' Park Chan-Wook Confirmed To Helm

    Jodie Foster Also Officially Off The ProjectHaving had to choose between two clashing projects she had hoped she could appear in both -- John Hillcoat's adaptation of "The Wettest County in the World" and the fantastical family drama "Stoker," penned by Wentworth Miller under his Ted Foulke pseudony...

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    "Stranger Things" & "Bhopali" Among Top Winners at 17th Slamdance Film Festival

    The 2011 Slamdance Film Festival concluded Thursday night with Eleanor Burke and Ron Eyal's "Stranger Things" winning the event's Best Narrative Film prize, while Van Maximillian Carlson's "Bhopali" took Slamdance's Best Documentary Film award in both the jury and audience categories. "Simon Arthur'...

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    Oscar Watch: True Grit vs. Social Network, Bening vs. Portman

    How quickly momentum shifts in the Oscar race after nominations reveal the lay of the land. Every single one of the Gurus 'O Gold who was voting for The Social Network to win best picture switched to The King's Speech. Wow.

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    Sundance Review | A Wacky Roadtrip in Calvin Lee Reeder's "The Oregonian"

    Calvin Lee Reeder has been churning out intensely psychedelic short films for several years, borrowing liberally from vintage grindhouse movies while turning the genre on its head. In concise wonders like "The Farm" and "The Rambler," Reeder places his elaborate, unsettling audio-visual design on pa...

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    Focus Features Takes On "Pariah" at Sundance

    Focus Features has picked up worldwide rights to writer-director Dee Rees' Sundance U.S. Dramatic Competition film, "Pariah." It's their first acquisition of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival; last year, their sole festival pickup was Lisa Cholodenko's "The Kids Are All Right."

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    First Look At Jim Sheridan's 'Dream House' Starring Daniel Craig & Rachel Weisz

    Originally set to come out next month, Jim Sheridan's "Dream House" ran into some scheduling issues when the film's star, Daniel Craig, found his calendar filled up quickly with “Cowboys & Aliens” and “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,” making scheduling reshoots a tricky proposition. Well, they mana...

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    My Oscar Best Picture Breakdown

    Entertainment Tonight asked me to provide some thoughts about all of this year's Best Picture nominees. Here are the results at ETOnline.

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    In Theaters: 'The Mechanic,' 'The Rite,' 'Kaboom,' 'Ip Man 2'

    Fear not, brave moviegoers, it is the last weekend of January, that black hole of a new release month. We will soon dig our way out of this mess, but we must soldier through another questionable weekend. In old release news, did everyone have a magical Academy Awards nominations morning? Did Oscar bring you everything you hoped and more? At least Oscar hosts Anne Hathaway and Best Actor nominee James Franco are in a rigorous training camp to prepare for their big night, as evidenced by this short promo. Hopefully a fresh shot in the arm will liven things up a bit. Anyway! On to the new releases! The Stath brings his muscle to the remake of th...

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    Focus Features Buys Pariah in Two Picture Deal With Dee Rees

    Big news. A woman gets a seven figure deal.

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    Poster For 'Win Win' With Paul Giamatti Revealed

    Tom McCarthy, the director behind the tender and lovely "The Station Agent" and the heart-wrenching "The Visitor," is one of our faves and with his third effort "Win Win" on the way it appears the helmer has once again delivered another strong pic about outsiders finding their way.

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