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    Rumor: Anne Hathaway & James McAvoy Casting Possibilities For 'Pride & Prejudice & Zombies'

    It's been a few weeks since we heard any casting speculation about "Pride And Prejudice And Zombies" and the paucity of talk around the film means it's time for some new rumors to begin.

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    Video: "Black Swan" and "Showgirls" Trailer Mash-Up

    This video popped up on the Internets late last week, but it's even more worthy of a look now that "Black Swan" has picked up a record 12 Critics' Choice nominations, among other year-end accolades it's received over the weekend. "Showgirls," in comparison, was nominated for a (still?) record 13 Golden Raspberry nominations fifteen years ago. At least one writer is seemingly outraged by the mash-up of the two films, calling it "crude and simplistic, apples and oranges." I still haven't seen either film yet, so I can't agree or disagree, but I do wonder if that statement means to imply "Black Swan" is either "crude" or "simplistic," with "Show...

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    Oscarbation: The AFI, NYFCO, Boston And Los Angeles Critics Freak For 'The Social Network'

    Sending a signal to Oscar prognosticators, the fake-intellectuals who mock "Iron Man" and masturbate to "The King's Speech," a phalanx of critics organizations revealed their top honors this weekend, drawing a line in the sand. Their message? "The Social Network" is on one side of that line, and all...

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    Angus MacFayden Joins Cameron Crowe's 'We Bought A Zoo'

    It's perhaps not hugely surprising, considering we started as a blog focusing on the place where movies and music meet, but we have a real affection for much of Cameron Crowe's work. A former Rolling Stone journalist, and pop obsessive, few have ever used popular music quite as effectively, especia...

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    Exclusive: The National Recording New Song For Sundance-Bound 'Win Win'

    Plus Here's Your First Look At Paul Giamatti In The Tom McCarthy-Directed DramaThe 2011 Sundance Film Festival is just around the corner, and details are starting to emerge about which movies will be making appearances and who will be starring in meta-textual Beastie Boys pastiches. And now we can g...

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    Oscar Watch: Social Network Dominates Los Angeles Film Critics Awards

    The Los Angeles Film Critics announced their winners Sunday. The Social Network dominated the voting, beating out rival The King's Speech--although Colin Firth continues to rack up best actor wins--and Animal Kingdom's Jacki Weaver won yet another supporting actress award. While the LA film critics...

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    Oscar Watch: Social Network Sweeps Boston Society of Film Critics

    The Boston Society of Film Critics got their votes out Sunday ahead of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, which arguably has more impact within an industry town. But fact is, The Social Network is emerging as a consensus choice among early critics groups, and dominated Boston with five wins i...

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    The Art of Buster Keaton

    Between 1914 and 1928, people laughed longer, louder, and more often than at any other time in history. The reason why is that during those fourteen extremely turbulent years in the world, a group of comic geniuses did things on the movie screen that were more elaborately conceived for comedy, more...

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    Weekend Box Office: 2010 Ending With A Whimper As 'Narnia' Fades, 'Black Swan' Rises

    The winter box office is proving to be a bummer for the major studios. A year after “Avatar” ran the table, allowing “The Blind Side,” "Sherlock Holmes" and “Alvin And The Chipmunks” to pick up the scraps on the way to $200 million domestic totals each, audiences have been rejecting the winter 2010 ...

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    Weekend Box Office: Narnia Sequel Voyage of Dawn Treader, Jolie/Depp's Tourist Disappoint

    Two big-budget studio confections, The The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (the third installment of The Chronicles of Narnia) and retro romantic thriller The Tourist, stumbled at the domestic box office. Both will look overseas to recoup their costs, reports Anthony D'Alessandro:

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