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    Oscar Talk: Animation, Directors, Michael Douglas, Wall Street, Alice in Wonderland, Fair Game

    Kris Tapley of In Contention and I talk about some low-profile films that may not make it into the race--including Solitary Man, Welcome to the Rileys--and whether Michael Douglas has a chance. We rate the three strong Andrew Garfield performances of the year: Red Riding Trilogy, Never Let Me Go, Th...

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    CMJ '10 Review: Ed Zwick's 'Love And Other Drugs' Is A Mostly Winning Dose Of Love, Laughter & Tears

    Zwick Does His Best Cameron Crowe Imitation Though Does Overdo The Treacle; Anne Hathaway May Have Just Entered The Oscar RaceCharming, effervescent and genuinely engaging, Ed Zwick's most recent feature-length effort, "Love And Other Drugs" is his best picture in ages and largely succeeds despite p...

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    Ashley Jensen, Sheridan Smith, Gemma Jones, Anna Chancellor & Felicity Jones Join 'Hysteria'

    AKA The Maggie Gyllenhaal Vibrator ComedyAshley Jensen ("Extras"), Sheridan Smith ("Grownups"), Gemma Jones ("You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger"), Anna Chancellor ("Pride And Prejudice") and Felicity Jones ("Cemetery Junction") have joined Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Pryce and Rupert Ev...

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    Review: 'Paranormal Activity 2' Should Appeal To Those Looking For A Cheap Scare

    And That's About It"Paranormal Activity 2" director Tod Williams doesn't follow in the footsteps of horror greats John Carpenter, Dario Argento, or George Romero. Instead he takes his plays from the book of his predecessor in the series, Oren Peli. But even with the bar set so low, fake documentary ...

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    Well, Of Course: Warner Bros. Wants A Sequel To 'Inception'

    Keep On Dreaming GuysAustralian site What's Playing -- who have been on the ground level of a few scoops of late, including the latest "Alien" prequel plot details -- are reporting that Warner Bros. are eager to make a sequel to "Inception." Well, that's kind of "No shit, really?" news but we're not...

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    Toby Jones, John Hurt, Stephen Graham & Kathy Burke Join 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy'

    75% Of British Actors Now Employed By Spy Thriller It's Friday, and Friday can only mean one thing: it's time for the now-weekly updates on the cast of Working Title's new adaptation of "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy," courtesy of Baz Bamigboye from the Daily Mail! Bamigboye's been on top of the comings and goings in the Tomas Alfredson-helmed spy project all year. While a number of actors, including Ralph Fiennes, Michael Fassbender and David Thewlis were linked to the project, but dropped out for a variety of reasons, almost all the other casting confirmations, which include Gary Oldman as lead George Smiley, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Benedic...

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    'The Hobbit' Cast Is Announced, Martin Freeman Is Bilbo Baggins & More

    Ian McKellan & Andy Serkis Expected To Return; James Nesbitt, David Tennant, Stephen Fry, Saoirse Ronan & Bill Nighy Up For RolesWhile the whole issue of where the two forthcoming "The Hobbit" films will shoot is waiting to be resolved, the first round of casting has been announced.

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    Does A New Alleged Script Report Spoil Several Key Elements Of Ridley Scott's 'Alien' Prequel?

    Oh Yeah, There's Forced Gay Space Sex TooAccording to a report posted a month ago on the Australian website What's Playing, which was taken down, and then unearthed by a reader who sent a screenshot of the original story to Latino Review and other publications (got that?) the upcoming Ridley Scott-d...

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    Kingman's Andy Devine

    Here is Andy’s hand-tooled leather director’s chair from the set of the TV series Wild Bill Hickok on which he played Wild Bill’s sidekick Jingles.

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    Galifianakis Dive-Bombs Gibson on The Hangover Part II?

    Count me in as a Zach Galifianakis fan. His work in The Hangover, It's Kind of a Funny Story and Vanity Fair's sexy bathing suit layout is brilliant.

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