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    Is Rooney Mara Good Enough For Lisbeth Salander? Film Blog Water Cooler 8/16/10

    After weeks and weeks of teases and narrowing down and screen tests and speculation, Sony has finally unveiled the actress selected to play Lisbeth Salander in the English-language version of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." Not Kristen Stewart, not Natalie Portman, not Ellen Page, not Scarlett Johansson or Emma Watson or Miley Cyrus or Betty White or Justin Bieber or anyone else that's a household name. The winner of the most coveted role of the year (Anne Thompson compares it to the casting of Scarlet O'Hara) -- and therefore the most scrutiny-prone of next year -- is relatiely unknown 25-year-old Rooney Mara, who you may have seen in ano...

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    Julia Roberts: Back on Top

    I am mystified by anyone who doesn't think that Julia Roberts knocked one out of the box office park with Eat Pray Love this weekend. It was her best opening since America's Sweethearts: her fans welcomed her back with open arms. (Of course the movie will have to continue to chug along from here, on...

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    Superheros Send Wrong Image to Boys, Kristen Bell's Indie Role, Edie Falco on Sopranos Movie

    -The identity of the American male is in flux and current superhero movies are sending the wrong image to boys, say researchers at the 118th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. There's a difference between today's movie superheros and the past's comic book heros, says Sharon...

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    Michael Douglas Fights Throat Cancer

    Michael Douglas, 65, has been diagnosed with a tumor in his throat, reports People Magazine. The veteran actor will undergo eight weeks of radiation and chemotherapy. We wish him the best.

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    maltin on movies: A Town Called Panic

    A Town Called Panic | Leonard Maltin | Maltin on Movies | Movie TrailersCheck out the wackiest animated feature I've ever seen—now available on DVD.

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    maltin on movies: Mother

    Mother | Leonard Maltin | Maltin on Movies | Movie TrailersOne of the year’s best films is a multi-layered whodunit from Korea—and it’s available now on DVD.

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    Girl with Dragon Tattoo Signs Mara as Salander, Craig as Blomkvist

    All the Lisbeth Salander casting rumors just bit the dust. David Fincher has closed the deal to star his The Social Network discovery Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander in the English-language version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, written by Steve Zaillian and produced by Scott Rudin for Sony. Sh...

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    Gibson Crashes Car in Malibu, Unharmed

    This news story about Mel Gibson crashing his Maserati into a Malibu cliffside Sunday night makes sure to say that alcohol wasn't involved. Gibson was unhurt. The car was smashed. I'm sorry, but driving alone into a hillside is not a good sign.

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    ScreenSingapore Sets Date for Inaugural Event

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    Sasha Grey to be Present at "Modus Operandi"'s IFC Opening

    Sasha Grey to be Present at "Modus Operandi"'s IFC Opening

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