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    Review: 'True Grit' An Old-Fashioned Oater Only The Coens Could Make

    Judging by some of the early reviews of "True Grit" you would think that the Coens had left their bag of tricks at home when making the film, delivering a respectful if overly formal western. However, it seems those reviewers who got an early look forgot that the Coens are often found at the height of their creative powers when operating with a genre milieu. Take "Miller's Crossing," "The Hudsucker Proxy" or "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" -- all films with giant nods to filmmakers of yore, yet each imbued with the Coens' own distinctive thematic obsessions: this all continues with "True Grit." Wickedly funny, undeniably compelling and yes, touc...

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    Nicolas Cage To Try On Some Bling-Bling For 'Medallion'

    Nicolas Cage's well-documented tax problems have made him the bitch of shady production company Milennium Films. The company's protocol seems to be to make cheap exploitation pictures before selling off the rights to individual territories, a touch-and-go philosophy that produces the occasional gem ("Leaves of Grass") alongside output that, dictated by the law of averages, ends up going straight to DVD. While the studio has few consistent collaborators, Cage starred in their "Wicker Man" remake and now has "Trespass" and "Drive Angry" slated for 2011. Joining that fleet is the upcoming "Medallion," making that four collaborations between Cage...

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    Exclusive: Bill Hader Says He Knows Nothing About His Alleged 'Ghostbusters 3' Role

    Judd Apatow-Produced 'House Of Joel' Comedy Project Is Still Very Much Alive, Has A 'Human Giant' Writer OnboardAt the red carpet premiere for "True Grit," we took the opportunity to ask Bill Hader about a certain impending project, a certain big-time sequel that may reunite a certain beloved cast....

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    Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana To Adapt 'The Color Of Lightning' For Ridley Scott

    Also Penning Comanche Drama 'Empire Of The Summer Moon' For Scott CooperLarry McMurtry and Diana Ossana, the Oscar-winning co-scribes of Ang Lee's "Brokeback Mountain," are set to reunite to adapt two separate period Westerns novels, both being produced under the Scott Free banner with Ridley Scott ...

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    Exclusive: Joseph Kosinski Hopes Daft Punk Will Be Down For More Adventures In The 'Tron' Universe

    Filmmaker Says He Would Absolutely Direct A "Tron: Legacy" Sequel If He's "Lucky Enough To Get The Opportunity"Yesterday we spoke with "Tron Legacy" mastermind Joseph Kosinksi about a lot of things regarding his wild, $300 million video art installation that masquerades, quite handily, as a holiday ...

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    5 Directors Who Could Replace Jon Favreau On 'Iron Man 3'

    As has been long expected, news broke today that Jon Favreau won't direct the third film in the "Iron Man" trilogy (and Favreau just confirmed the news himself on Twitter). After creative and financial wrangles on "Iron Man 2," it's not entirely surprising, particularly as Favreau signed on for Disn...

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    Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Drive' Will Hit Theaters September 16, 2011 Via Film District

    We're bordering on giving Nicolas Winding Refn a *** job with all the myriad reports on his work, but what can we say, we admire the Danish filmmakers work ("Bronson," "The Pusher" trilogy, "Valhalla Rising") and his upcoming film "Drive" is very high up on our most anticipated 2011 list. So we'll k...

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    Watch: 'Take Me Home Tonight' Confirms That It's Incredibly Lame To Work At Suncoast Video

    Ah, Suncoast Video. The one-time suburban staple of home video rentals is no more, but it lives on in "Take Me Home Tonight" a 1988-set comedy that seems to giving a big, huge nod to the '80s films of John Hughes.

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    Confirmed: Jon Favreau Won't Be Directing 'Iron Man 3'

    We can't say this news is really all that surprising, but Vulture reports that Jon Favreau will not be directing "Iron Man 3."

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    "X" Hits the Spot for IFC Midnight

    IFC Midnight, the genre label of IFC Films, has acquired U.S. rights to Jon Hewitt's genre thriller "X" from Celluloid Nightmares. The announcement comes after the recently wrapped American Film Market.

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