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    First Look: Emma Watson In 'My Week With Marilyn'

    Harvey Weinstein Compares Emma Watson To Jean Shrimpton (Yeah, We Had To Look That One Up Too)So this is what Emma Watson looks like when she's playing someone other than Hermione.

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    Oscar Talk: 2010 Ten Best Lists, from "Another Year" to "Winter's Bone"

    On Oscar Talk this week, as promised, Kris Tapley and I count down, defend and debate our rather diverse and distinctive top ten films of 2010. While we both include The Social Network and Toy Story 3, we agree to disagree on one of my faves, Lisa Cholodenko's The Kids Are All Right and Martin Scors...

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    Ten Dead Projects We'd Like To See Resurrected

    With John Hillcoat's 'The Promised Land' Back From The Dead, We Look At Other Films Currently In The Studio GravesLast year, pre-production was halted immediately on “The Wettest Country” -- aka John Hillcoat's "The Promised Land" starring Amy Adams, Shia LaBeouf, Ryan Gosling, Paul Dano, possibly Scarlett Johansson, Michael Shannon, etc. -- potentially killing a film we were all very excited to see. But, stunningly, the film has found a new lease on life with the involvement of Tom Hardy (Hillcoat and LaBeouf are the only other principal talent that's back so far), warming our hearts considering since we were ready to cast it onto the pile o...

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    Dakota Fanning Bails On 'If I Stay' To Do Homework

    Well this certainly has to be some kind of a first. The LA Times reports that Dakota Fanning has dropped out of "If I Stay," a project she joined back in October. The reason? She'd rather be in school.

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    Jesse Eisenberg Logs On For Indie Comedy 'Free Samples'

    So what do you do to follow up a career best and likely to be Oscar nominated performance? If your name is Jesse Eisenberg, you keep it real by joining an indie comedy.

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    "Monsters" and "TRON: Legacy" - Does Production Cost Context Influence Our Appreciation?

    Matt Singer writes at IFC.com about the good and the bad on critics considering context when reviewing a film. The impetus of discussion is Gareth Edwards' "Monsters," a favorite of mine from this year, which he mainly celebrates for being a "marvel" on a technical level, given that it didn't cost m...

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    Interview: David Michod Discusses The Twists, Turns And Mustaches Of 'Animal Kingdom'

    Few films in 2010 packed the heat and intensity of “Animal Kingdom,” David Michod’s intense crime saga about a family on the wrong side of the gun. We reviewed it earlier this year, and recently sat down with the friendly and talented Michod to discuss the particulars of the film as it gains heat in...

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    film review: The Fighter

    The Fighter doesn’t just take place in Lowell, Massachusetts; it reeks with the atmosphere of this working-class New England town, making vivid use of its look, feel, and sounds. Director David O. Russell clearly immersed himself in the community and worked overtime to capture its flavor, going so f...

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    film review: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of The Dawn Treader

    After a great start with the adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe and a somewhat less enthralling (and war-laden) follow-up, Prince Caspian, the big-screen version of The Chronicles of Narnia rebounds with The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

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    Mike Leigh Eyes Potential Film About 19th Century British Painter J.M.W. Turner

    No one mines the loves, lives, happiness and sorrow of the British working class better than Mike Leigh, and for the past two decades, he's pretty much made the subject the primary focus of his work. This year, he delivered another spiked heart of a film with "Another Year," tracking the relationshi...

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