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    Javier Bardem Offered Role In 'James Bond 23'

    Geez, more news on Sunday than there was all day Friday. Good thing we're by the computer this afternoon. Deadline reports that Javier Bardem has been offered a starring role opposite Daniel Craig in the forthcoming and still untitled and under wraps "James Bond 23." No word yet on what the part wil...

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    1928: The Last and Greatest Year of the Original Motion Picture Art, B.S. (Before Sound)

    People have been saying that the greatest year for American movies was 1939 (of Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz fame) ever since Life magazine published a big piece proclaiming this opinion with all the passion of fact. Coincidentally, in August 1972, a few months before the Life article appeared, Esquire ran a “Hollywood” column of mine on the abundant film glories of 1939 (Ninotchka, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Only Angels Have Wings, Love Affair, Young Mr. Lincoln, Stagecoach, etc.). But the hook for my piece had been that opinions change with the years, and that only time can produce really accurate judgments; I picked 1939 as ...

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    Oscar Watch: Which Pictures Get Box Office Boosts From Nominations?

    Post-Oscar nominations, many distribs are pushing their Academy Award contenders into wider release. Anthony D'Alessandro looks at the numbers behind the Oscar Factor: Despite the onslaught of wide-audience rom-coms and horror-thrillers over the next month, winter is prime season for Oscar contender...

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    "King's Speech"'s Tom Hooper Takes DGA Award

    The Directors Guild of America have announced their annual awards, with "The King's Speech"'s Tom Hooper surprising as the big winner over expected winner David Fincher.

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    Henry Cavill Is The New 'Superman'

    It looks like persistence has paid off for Henry Cavill. The young thesp was one of the frontrunners to star in "Superman Returns" and it looks like he stayed in good graces with the suits. As a result, Cavill is donning the tights to play Superman according to Warner Bros., who released a statement...

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    "Like Crazy," "How To Die In Oregon" Lead 2011 Sundance Winners

    The 2011 Sundance Film Festival has announced its awards. indieWIRE was on the scene at the ceremony, and has a complete list of winners below.

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    Oscilloscope Takes On "Bellflower"

    With the Sundance Film Festival Awards in full swing, Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired all English-language territory rights to Evan Glodell's directorial debut "Bellflower," which played in this year's Sundance NEXT category. The company plans to release the film in the...

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    Tom Hooper Wins At DGA Awards, 'The King's Speech' One Step Closer To Oscar Glory

    For Oscar fortune tellers who have been banging the drum that "The Social Network" was going to be the clear and obvious winner at this year's Oscars, the past week has been a bracing wake-up call. On Tuesday morning, "The King's Speech" walked away with the lion's share of nominations, notching twe...

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    Sundance Review | Voluntary Death Takes the Spotlight in "How to Die in Oregon"

    Movies about terminal illnesses are ready-made for emotional manipulation, a fact that director Peter Richardson exploits to the fullest extent in "How to Die in Oregon," his devastating portrait of Oregonians taking advantage of the state's Death with Dignity Act. Despite assuming a one-sided persp...

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    Sundance 2011 | The Glamour Of Sundance? Waiting!

    Sundance 2011 | The Glamour Of Sundance? Waiting!

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