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    Trailer Watch: De Laurentiis's Barbarella, Starring Jane Fonda

    Here's a 1968 trailer featuring the fabulous Jane Fonda, Barbarella, in honor of the death of veteran Italian movie producer Dino de Laurentiis. I last saw him when he attended the inaugural Academy Governor's Ball a year ago as a past recipient of the Thalberg award, to pay tribute to ailing winner...

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    'The Departed' Scribe William Monahan To Write & Direct Adaptation Of 'Becket'

    With his directorial debut "London Boulevard" set to hit theaters in the UK in a couple of weeks (and on this side of the ocean in the new year), writer and director William Monahan is plotting his next film.

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    Oscar Watch: Paltrow Goes Musical with Country Music Awards, Glee and Country Strong

    As other stars take to the stage as musicians, Gwyneth Paltrow, 38, is reinventing herself as a singer. Will she follow Jeff Bridges into Oscar consideration?

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    Carey Mulligan Reportedly The Frontrunner To Play Daisy In Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby'

    But Seriously, What's Wrong With Rebecca Hall?Just to give you an idea of how ridiculous casting roundups can be-- just eleven days ago, news broke that Keira Knightley, Amanda Seyfried, Blake Lively, Abbie Cornish, Michelle Williams and Scarlett Johansson were all in the mix to play Daisy in Baz Lu...

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    5 More Actresses to Consider for the Female Roles in "The Dark Knight Rising"

    We're once again teasingly treated to a casting shortlist, this one for two female roles in Christopher Nolan's next Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises." According to Deadline, the names up for contention for either Bruce Wayne's love interest or an unnamed villain are as follows: Natalie Portman; Blake Lively; Rachel Weisz; Anne Hathaway; Naomi Watts; Keira Knightley. If I had to guess and/or choose, I'd pick Lively as the love interest, because I don't see the others being wasted in that capacity nor do I see her as villain material just yet. And I'd go for Weisz as the villain, especially if -- though unlikely -- the part is Catwoman. No...

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    Forbes Top Entertainment Earners: Women vs. Men

    - Check out Forbes' annual list of Hollywood's highest-grossing women in entertainment. For one thing, points out THR, there aren't any female directors among the top ten women. James Cameron dominates the men's list, along with George Lucas and Michael Bay, but Oscar-winner Kathryn Bigelow isn't on...

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    Watch: Trailer For 'Barney's Version' Starring Paul Giamatti & Dustin Hoffman

    In one of the boldest casting moves in recent memory, Paul Giamatti will be playing to an irascible, cantankerous schlub in the forthcoming "Barney's Version." Ok, while the role might be one that Giamatti can knock out in his sleep, and though we didn't think too much of it when we finally caught u...

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    Pie In The Sky Rumor: Robert De Niro & Joe Pesci To Reteam For David O. Russell's 'Uncharted'

    Mark Wahlberg May Be Interested As WellSo bear in mind, this is from Roger Friedman, the same guy who saw Tony Gilroy at a screening for "127 Hours" and spun a haphazard rumor that he wanted James Franco to lead "The Bourne Legacy."

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    That Was Fast: New & Totally Different International Trailer For 'Battle: Los Angeles'

    We're not movie marketing experts or anything but something tells us it's probably not the best idea to start the rollout for your alien invasion flick on the same weekend another invasion alien flick hits theaters with a similar premise and directed by the same guys who did the visual effects work ...

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    Bryan Singer OK With Being Off 'Superman'; Jon Hamm Laughs Off 'Man Of Steel' Rumors

    Patrick Wilson Says He Wouldn't Mind A Crack At Supes RoleThe last few days have landed a few interesting bits of "Superman"-related news.

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