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    Actress Watch: Dark Knight Rises Tests; Coppola and Portman's Dior Ad; Williams Gives Sage Advice

    Christopher Nolan is checking out the ranks of Hollywood's starlets to join Christian Bale and Tom Hardy in The Dark Knight Rises. Keira Knightley (Pride & Prejudice, Atonement), Anne Hathaway (Love and Other Drugs), Jessica Biel (The Illusionist, The A-Team), Kate Mara (127 Hours, Iron Man 2), Charlotte Riley (fiance of Hardy and his co-star in the UK's Wuthering Heights TV mini-series) and Gemma Arterton (Prince of Persia, and Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters) are all scheduled to test. Scheduling seems to be an issue for Naomi Watts and Eva Green, who were previously mentioned. Two roles need to be filled: a love interest and a villain. Wh...

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    Social Network Update: Winklevosses Lose Settlement Appeal

    In a follow-up to the behind-the-scenes power drama revealed in The Social Network, the Winklevoss twins (the movie's Armie Hammer) have lost the appeal of their 2008 $140-million Facebook settlement.

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    DGA Doc Noms Play It Safe, 'Exit Through The Gift Shop' Snubbed

    Two days after they dropped the nominations for feature film directors, the DGA has revealed their choices for the documentary category, and there are some pretty interesting choices and one glaringly huge omission.

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    Directors Guild Documentary Nominations Add Last Train Home to Usual Suspects

    The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for documentary for 2010 are here and below.

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    dvd review: STILL RAGING

    The other night, my wife and I sat down to watch the new 30th Anniversary Blu-ray edition of Martin Scorsese’s Raging Bull. I could scarcely believe it’s been three decades since we first saw it, start to finish, and I felt some trepidation, as I always do when revisiting a great movie of the past: ...

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    The Long Road To 'The Green Hornet': Clooney, Kevin Smith, Wahlberg, Gyllenhaal & More Once Involved

    "The Green Hornet" Finally Arrives On Screen... What A Long Strange Trip It's Been; Greg Kinnear, Jet Li and Jason Scott Lee Were All Once AttachedHere's a major understatement: the life of "The Green Hornet" feature film adaptation has been a long and drawn out process. In the most recent issue of ...

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    'Ghostbusters 3' Reportedly Budgeted At $150 Mil; Sony Won't Make Film Without Bill Murray

    You need to hear that Bill Murray is the hold-out on the long-gestating "Ghostbusters 3" project like you need a hole in the head. While a script was just delivered to the elusive star -- who has no agent or PR person -- the actor has been badmouthing the idea of a third 'Ghostbusters' film for what...

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    For Your Consideration: Predicting The Golden Globes

    Ah, the Golden Globes. As Oscar's drunken, unpredictable cousin, the first major awards show of the season is also, more often than not, the most entertaining with the return of host Ricky Gervais and the promise of unforeseen winners, rowdy acceptance speeches and the most enthusiastic celebrity b...

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    Meet the 2011 Sundance Filmmakers | "Page One" Director Andrew Rossi

    With the Internet surpassing print as our main news source, newspapers going bankrupt, and outlets focusing on content they claim audiences (or is it advertisers?) want, Page One chronicles the media industry’s transformation and assesses the high stakes for democracy if in-depth investigative repor...

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    Meet the 2011 Sundance Filmmakers | "Restless City" Director Andrew Dosunmu

    Andrew Dosunmu’s first feature film reconfigures the classic immigrant narrative, infusing it with new energy that befits the postnational world. Djibril, an aspiring young musician from Senegal, lives in New York. Although he dreams of greatness, imagining the day his own child might be president o...

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