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    Details Emerge On Elijah Wood's Appearance In 'The Hobbit'

    As word of Elijah Wood's potential return to the franchise that made him a worldwide star picked up yesterday, it was a bit of a question mark how Frodo would factor at all into the story that doesn't feature him at all. Well, the very well informed and well sourced fansite, The One Ring, have picke...

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    Media Moves: Speier Leaves Deadline, Smith Leaves EW for Peace Corps, Borella to USC

    As the trade world has turned upside down over the last two years, Michael Speier has moved from executive editor of Variety (during the downsizing of 2009) to editor at The Wrap to corporate PR at Disney to managing editor at Deadline. In recent weeks, however, Speier has shifted to editing duties ...

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    Johnny Knoxville & Andy Samberg Shortlisted For Farrelly Brothers' 'Three Stooges'

    Considering it's supposed to start shooting in about two months, getting a cast together for the long gestating big screen version of "The Three Stooges" might be good idea. By now, its history has been told and re-told, but in short, at one point the project had a trio of high profile stars attached with Sean Penn as Larry, Jim Carrey as Curly and Benicio del Toro as Moe. Alas, the project was set up at MGM whose financial woes are old news by this point, and was eventually moved over to 20th Century Fox where it was given a clean slate and fast tracked with a March 14, 2011 start date penciled in. Well, it looks like the Farrelly Brothers a...

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    Elijah Wood To Return For 'The Hobbit'?

    Oh Yeah, Warner Bros. Is Going To Pay For & Distribute 'The Hobbit' Everywhere TooIn not so shocking news, MGM has a bit of cash crunch, thus the idea of them distributing or even somehow paying for "The Hobbit" was kind of hilarious.

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    Sundance Selects and Sundance Institute Reunite to Bring Festival Films to VOD

    Sundance Selects, the theatrical and VOD film label, has partnered up with the Sundance Institute for a second time to bring five films being screened at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival to approximately 40 million homes nationwide via VOD, as part of the 'Direct from the Sundance Film Festival' init...

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    Trailer: John Carpenter's 'The Ward' Is Filled With Hot Babes (And That Dude From 'Mad Men')

    Today we have our first full look at John Carpenter's "The Ward," the first film from the horror god since "Ghosts of Mars" back in 2001. This is the U.K. trailer, so when they say "Experience Terror From The Master" and then credit him as the man behind only "Halloween," we can only assume our good...

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    Exclusive: Elle Fanning & Vera Farmiga Set To Star In Indie Drama 'Pure Life'

    A new indie drama is in the works and one of the hottest on-the-rise actresses is pairing with an Academy Award nominee in what looks to be a promising project.

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    30 World Premieres Set for 26th Santa Barbara Film Festival

    The 26th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival will present 30 world premieres and 33 U.S. premieres among the 170 films slated for this year's edition.

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    11 Things Learned About Darren Aronofsky's 'Black Swan' From Last Night's NYC Q&A

    Film Society of Lincoln Center Screens 'The Wrestler,' Aronofsky Talks Both "Body" FilmsWith all this "guaranteed" Oscar talk for the haunting "Black Swan," it's easy to forget that Darren Aronofsky's exceptional 2008 Golden Lion holder "The Wrestler" not only lost the two nominations it had garnered (which includes the deeply moving game-changing performance by Mickey Rourke), but was completely snubbed for a Best Picture nomination, with the Academy amassing a pretty weak final five ("Frost/Nixon"? Really?). It's something to keep in mind as the date for the award ceremony's next iteration draws closer and closer, even if the Academy has be...

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    Alternate Endings for "Good Will Hunting" - Which Would You Have Preferred?

    If the original ending for "Good Will Hunting" had stuck, Matt Damon would have gone away with Minnie Driver earlier and there wouldn't have been the need for Ben Affleck's speech about his favorite ten seconds of every day. Or the need for Will's note saying he "had to see about a girl." Maybe you'...

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