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    Jean-Luc Godard Says His Next Film Will Have A Talking Dog & That Oscar Meant Nothing To Him

    Also Has Some Stuff To Say About Blacks & Jews TooNow that the honorary Oscars have been given out and Jean-Luc Godard doesn't have to be Mister Public Relations nice guy about the whole thing (not that ever was or needed to be) the director has revealed what his next project might be, what he reall...

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    The 'Cowboys & Aliens' Teaser Poster Looks Like The 'Jonah Hex' One Sheet

    Someone over at Universal's marketing department needs to be fired, or at least given a stern talking to. With the studio taking "The Thing" off its calendar for next year and experiencing trouble with their Hasbro-related franchises, they could definitely use a hit. So too bad then their highly ant...

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    Producers Guild To Honor Scott Rudin with David O. Selznick Achievement Award

    Love him or hate him, but producer Scott Rudin is fighting the good fight for good movies--at a time when very few have the will or power to win that battle--and thus the 2011 Producers Guild of America's David O. Selznick achievement award for motion pictures is well-deserved.

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    LAST CRITICS STANDING

    A wave of memories and mixed emotions came over me as I read the news of Gene Shalit’s retirement from NBC’s Today Show this week. Shalit’s once robust presence had diminished in recent times, but he was still part of the team after 40 years, and his departure marks yet another loss in the world of movie reviews. Although he had a background in journalism, some people never took him seriously, in part because of his flamboyant appearance, but make no mistake: he’s a smart guy who reached an enormous audience. (He also inspired an imitation by SCTV’s Eugene Levy that was sidesplittingly funny.) On a personal level, he has special meaning for m...

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    Berlin, Cannes Winners Round Out Film Forum's Winter and Spring Schedule

    Film Forum is welcoming the winter and spring months with a diverse slate of films from Britain, Scandinavia, Chad, Romania, Thailand, and Italy. Romania's official entry to the Academy Awards, Florin Serban's "If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle" will kick off their 2011 slate in January. The film took...

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    Christian Bale Is No Cinephile, But He Loves 'Beverly Hills Ninja'

    Sometimes you go into an interview hoping to grab just one good morsel of a quote for the story you have to run. Sometimes, an actor will just give it to you.

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    First Image & Synopsis Arrives For 'Cars 2,' It's Basically One Long Car Chase

    "Cars," the runt of the Pixar litter, is getting a sequel whether you like it or not. Frankly we're more interested in the new "Toy Story" short film that will precede the feature but we suppose there are a legion of little kids who are going to be all over a film about talking cars that drive aroun...

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    Watch: 'Love & Other Drugs' Red Band Trailer Drops F-Bombs, Avoids Parkinson's Disease Bomb

    "Love And Other Drugs" is the kind of solid triple of a movie that leaves you frustrated at just how close it came to being a home run. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway, the film tells the story of a budding romance between a young couple who face a tremendous hurdle when the female half is diagnosed with early onset Parkinson's Disease. Unfortunately, every time the film seems to be headed into serious territory the story reverts to something wacky from Jonah Hill stand-in Josh Gad or resorts to another cheap laugh, instead of really going for the emotional jugular. And judging by the latest red band trailer for the film, Fox wants...

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    Mia Wasikowska Replaces Amanda Seyfried In Rodrigo Garcia's 'Albert Nobbs'?

    Announced in March of this year, Amanda Seyfried, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Glenn Close, Orlando Bloom, Michael Gambon and Janet McTeer in the cast of "Albert Nobbs" as directed by Rodrigo Garcia ("Mother And Child"), sounded like a pretty tantalizing prospect.

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    Rosemarie DeWitt Replaces Rachel Weisz In Lynn Shelton's Untitled Comedy

    With Rachel Weisz signing on for a number of projects all shooting within the next short while, we figured at least one of them was going to get left in the dust.

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