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    No Surprises In 2011 Producers Guild Award Nominations; 'The Town' Becoming An Oscar Contender?

    Yawn, another random awards ceremony from yet another industry group, right? Guess again. Last year, when the Academy opened up the Best Picture field to ten nominees, so did the The Producers Guild of America, and nine out of their ten nominees ended up getting Oscar nods as well. So if you're look...

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    My Favorite Films Of 2010: Oli Lyttelton

    Once a year, The Playlist team stick their heads above the defensive parapet that is the first-person plural, and put our necks on the line. While there's a certain kinship between all the writers here -- we wouldn't be here if there wasn't -- there's also a real diversity of voices and taste, and w...

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    Antwone Fisher To Direct Documentary About Black Business Icon Leon T. Garr

    It has been quite a while since we heard the name Antwone Fisher, though it seems like the writer/producer has plans to make another foray into film in the near future.

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    Watch: Red-Band Trailer For Ashton Kutcher/Natalie Portman Sex-Com 'No Strings Attached'

    "No Strings Attached," we have officially given up on you. This writer's been banging the drum for Liz Meriwether's script "Fuckbuddies" for some time now, and despite a retitling, to "No Strings Attached," the presence of fallen comedy legend Ivan Reitman in the director's chair and Ashton Kutcher ...

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    John Goodman Joins 'Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close' With Sandra Bullock & Tom Hanks

    Adaptation Aiming For Fall Release That Will Coincide With 10 Year Anniversary Of 9/11Looks like John Goodman is on a bit of a roll.

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    2010 Top Ten, Sally-Come-Lately Style

    2010 Top Ten, Sally-Come-Lately Style

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    James Franco Talks Potential Adaptations Of 'As I Lay Dying' And 'Blood Meridian'

    Actor Went To Scott Rudin With Test Sequence Of 'Meridian' Starring Mark Pellegrino, Scott Glenn, Luke Perry & Brother DaveAnother turn in the tale of James Franco's very ambitious directorial hopes. After a story broke yesterday revealing the actor's plans to adapt two classic novels -- William Fa...

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    Anticipating the Best of 2011: Malick, Spielberg, Scorsese, Fincher and More Sequels

    - With 2010's disappointments behind us, The Daily Beast looks forward to the best prospects of 2011. They include The Hangover Part !! and The Muppets as well as Terrence Malick's The Tree of LIfe, which will be the among the first on the list (May 27) to go head-to-head with its own expectation-bu...

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    2011 Preview: The 30 Films I'm Most Looking Forward To

    I assume I'm not the only one sick and tired of top ten 2010 this and that by now. So to fresh start this blog for 2011, I'm going to offer an even more subjective but probably much less boring list: the films I'm most looking forward to seeing in the next 362 days. It's a dreamy list, and it doesn't even include the many, many films we haven't heard of yet that will end up in theaters this year, as well as the films I've already seen - like "Beginners," "Cold Weather," "Incendies," "Kaboom," and "Meek's Cutoff," for example, all of which I highly recommend. It does however, include, lots of Ryan Gosling, some George Clooney and Michael Fass...

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    film review: Another Year

    I look forward to a Mike Leigh movie the way some readers anticipate a new novel by their favorite author. But unlike some writers who hew to comfortable formulas, Leigh always cooks up something different; you never know what to expect. The most obvious common thread in his work is the appearance of familiar actors from his informal stock company, many of whom have won honors for their work in his pictures (Marianne Jean-Baptiste in Secrets & Lies, Imelda Staunton in Vera Drake, Sally Hawkins in Happy-Go-Lucky, et al). The deeper through-line is his concern with ordinary people, usually from the working class, in a throwback to Englan...

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