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    Poster For Richard Ayoade's Buzzed-About Indie, 'Submarine'

    The Sundance Film Festival is now underway as industry veterans and cinephiles alike in Park City right now are shuffle from screening to screening looking for the next big thing. One of the films that made a splash there yesterday is the coming of age dark comedy “Submarine” which made its debut la...

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    'Iron Man' Spinoff 'War Machine' Has Writer, Says Don Cheadle

    'Captain America' To be Retitled For Certain International MarketsJust a day after we received word that Marvel was eyeing a writer for a "Black Panther" movie, rumblings persist that they also have an as-yet-unidentified writer on board a "War Machine" spin-off. At least according to star Don Chead...

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    What Could Have Been: '127 Hours' Once Eyed By Luke Perry As A Vehicle For Brian Austin Green

    Aron Ralston may have lost an arm, but thankfully, he didn't lose his brain.

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    Exclusive Details: Todd Field's 'Hubris' Is A Gangster Heist Tale Of Retribution & Revenge

    Michael Mann's 'Big Tuna' Project Covers The Same Subject, But A Very Different StoryThree-time Oscar nominated actor/director/writer Todd Field ("In the Bedroom") has been missing in action for around five years now -- his last picture was 2006's "Little Children," which earned him his second Academy-Award nomination for writing (Best Adapted Screenplay with Tom Perrotta, the author of the book which the film was based on) -- but it's not for lack of trying. The triple threat had been toiling away on an adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's "Blood Meridian" as produced by Scott Rudin for what felt like several years, but it appeared as if it was s...

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    France's César Nominations Unveiled Friday

    France's César nominations were unveiled Friday in Paris, with Roman Polanski's "The Ghost Writer" and French director Mathier Amalric's "On Tour" picking up a number of noms, including Best Picture and Best Director. In the foreign category, North American nominations were picked up by David Finche...

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    Universal Picks Up Doc On Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange To Be Directed By Alex Gibney

    Enron, Eliot Spitzer, Jack Abramoff, Hunter S. Thompson, Guantanamo Bay and now Julian Assange. Documentary director Alex Gibney has found the subject for his next film and he's lined up a major studio to back the production.

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    'The Hobbit': Elijah Wood Talks Frodo; Saoirse Ronan Not Offered A Part; Orlando Bloom Not Locked

    So, some small bits of news surrounding "The Hobbit" have cropped up in the past day or so. Nothing particularly revelatory but just small updates on the progress on the film and in particular, how casting is shaping up.

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    Updated: First Look At Renesmee In 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn'

    Update: Oops, turns out that still is not from 'Breaking Dawn.' As you were.

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    Dutch Actor Yorick van Wageningen Joins David Fincher's 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'

    Believe it or not, even though "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" is already set for December release date, David Fincher is going to be racing to the finish line. The length shoot started this fall and as Stellan Skarsgård recently revealed production will continue in L.A. and Sweden right through u...

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    Oscar Talk: Best Actress Fields; Doc, Foreign and Animated Feature Races; Surprise Contenders

    During this week's Oscar Talk, Kris Tapley and I kick-off with a discussion of last weekend's Golden Globes and Critics' Choice Movie Awards, then consider the Best Leading and Supporting Actress, Best Documentary Feature, Best Foreign Language Film and Best Animated Feature categories, and single o...

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