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    Oscar Watch: Social Network's Eisenberg Talks Zuckerberg, Guilt, Perfectionism and Fincher

    The Social Network star Jesse Eisenberg and I met for a bite at Hollywood's fabled Musso & Frank's Grill to dig into his lauded role as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. The youthful New Yorker has been juggling school, theater, TV and film since he was a kid; at 27 he's got quite a few juicy film r...

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    Review: 'The King's Speech.'

    "The King’s Speech” fuses several genres into an unlikely blend. It’s a lavish period piece about British rule in the years leading up to World War II, a buddy movie about two men of different social classes learning to get along, and a crowdpleasing tale of athletic triumph, complete with the requisite training montage. Director Tom Hooper focuses on the travails of Bertie (Colin Firth), the son of King George V (Michael Gambon), future king of England, and notorious stutterer. Hooper turns history into formula: Can poor Bertie gather the nerves to address his people when duty calls? Under the fervent guidance of speech therapist Lionel Logu...

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    Christian Bale Says 'The Dark Knight Rises' Likely To Be His Last Film As Batman

    With "The Dark Knight Rises" gearing up to go in front of cameras next spring and Christian Bale doing the press rounds -- as much as he doesn't really want to -- for "The Fighter" opening on December 10th, it's inevitable that he will be asked endlessly about the third installment of Christopher No...

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    'Superman' Rumors: Anne Hathaway For Lois Lane? Film To Be Partly Set In West Africa?

    Yep, it's a rumor story, but it's coming from Aussie site What's Playing who seem to have some well-placed sources and have been pretty good in the past. That said, proceed with the caution usually reserved for rumors.

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    Sundance Table-Reads Lena Dunham in NYC

    You think Lena Dunham is just another Hollywood flavor-of-the-month? Well, if you're tight with the Sundance Institute or WGA-East and live in New York and RSVP in time, you can check out her latest project on December 6.

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    Jeremy Renner Confirms He's Being Set Up To Take Over The 'Mission: Impossible' Franchise

    Despite the tiredness of the franchise in general, and the ridiculous over-punctuation of its title, we're somewhat optimistic about "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol," for two reasons. The first is that it marks the live-action debut of animation genius Brad Bird, who was behind "The Iron Giant...

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    Nic Cage Goes Batshit

    Nic Cage has made a virtue of his eccentricities his entire career--although lately, having to pay for them has led him to say yes to more B-movies than he should.

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    Ben Hibon Takes Over 'Pan' Project Previously Attached To Guillermo Del Toro

    Considering Guilermo Del Toro signs on to a new project every other day, it's not a surprise that some might end up falling to the wayside. One such project is "Pan."

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    Watch: Music Video Promo Spot For 'Black Swan'

    Fox Searchlight has done such a great job marketing "Black Swan" so far, so it's disappointing to see them take such a misstep so close to the film's release.

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    Art Directors Give Life Achievement Award to Patricia Norris

    One of the bonuses of award season is the guild award shows that honor the greats of the past along with the present.

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