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    Ben Foster & Giovanni Ribisi Looking To Deal 'Contraband' With Mark Wahlberg & Kate Beckinsale

    With production set to begin in March, things are gearing up for the Universal thriller "Contraband" that already has Mark Wahlberg and Kate Beckinsale set to star.

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    Asian Film Awards Nabs New Director

    The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) has appointed Yuet-fung Ho as Director of Asian Film Awards (AFA). In her new position, effective since last month, Ho will oversee the AFA strategic growth and promote the event worldwide.

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    Alex Proyas To Direct Sci-Fi Actioner 'AMP'

    Australian director Alex Proyas once theoretically held some promise, although we're not exactly sure how. The music video veteran showed some gothic style in the original take on "The Crow," and on the sci-fi mindbender "Dark City," even if both films were ultimately pretty hollow. Since then, howe...

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    Noah Baumbach Readies 'While We're Young' With Ben Stiller & James Franco

    Offers Out To Greta Gerwig & Cate BlanchettIt seems Noah Baumbach and Ben Stiller are new BFFs. Of course, they teamed on "Greenberg" which hit theaters this spring and for a while, they were both tentatively attached to the family film "Mr. Popper's Penguins" until they both dropped off (the projec...

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    Paul Thomas Anderson Looks To Adapt Thomas Pychon's 'Inherent Vice' With Robert Downey Jr.

    RDJ Not Signed On Yet, And Project Sounds Like It's In Early Stages, But WowAdapting the work of reclusive literary genius Thomas Pynchon seems like a fool's errand. His novels -- "Gravity's Rainbow" and "The Crying of Lot 49" -- among others, feature dense plotting, allegorical whimsy, and are stuf...

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    Review: 'Black Swan' Is The Grandest Ballet Of Darren Aronofsky's Career

    This is a repost of a review that ran earlier this year during TIFF 2010. The film is in limited release starting this week.

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    Destino: Walt’s Dream, Then Roy's

    dvd reviewIt took sixty years for Salvador Dali’s unfinished Walt Disney project, Destino, to reach fruition. In comparison, the seven years it’s taken for a home video release doesn’t seem so bad, but the process has been frustrating. And even now, the opportunity to own the Oscar-nominated film co...

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    ‘Blue Valentine’ Director Derek Cianfrance Announces Next Project ‘The Place Beyond The Pines'

    Updated: Ryan Gosling Joins As The Lead Update: Vulture reports that the film will star Ryan Gosling, and is aiming to shoot next summer. No plot details yet, but its said to be a "Jack London–inspired" tale. Additionally, HBO has tapped Cianfrance to develop a TV show for the network.

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    Composer David Arnold Says 'Bond 23' Is "Back On"

    It remains to be seen whether reports regarding MGM's post-bankruptcy plans to have the next 'Bond' film out as early as November 2012 will bear out but it certainly sounds like things are picking up.

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    True Grit Early Reviews: "Accessible, Simple, Mythic and Beautiful," "Thirsting For More" [Updated]

    Anne Thompson's True Grit review headline is: Coens Deliver PG-13 Classic Western, Bridges Owns Cogburn. Here's a round-up of other early reviews [Updated with more]:

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