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    Media Update: Streep vs. Davis Interviews, Fincher, Mara, Pitt and Hill Do Charlie Rose, Masters vs. Damon

    Meryl Streep charmed Morley Safer and viewers on "60 Minutes" (video below) and appears on the cover of Newsweek as the race for Best Actress shifts into high gear. It's hers to lose after 16 nominations and two wins, for "Sophie's Choice" and "Kramer vs. Kramer"...

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    Broadway Play About Relationship Between Magic Johnson & Larry Bird Finds Its Earvin + Debut Date

    First announced earlier this year... Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo - the producers of Lombardi, the Broadway play about the life and times of legendary football coach Vince Lombardi - have been working on a new play called Magic/Bird, that will tell the tale of the lives, as well as the pr...

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    Online French Film Festival Returns for Second Go-Round, Mounts Online Competition

    Following the success of its online festival last January, the French Film Festival will host a second installment from January 12 to February 1, 2012. The festival will pit ten feature films and ten shorts in competition for three prizes.

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    That "Extremely Loud" Poster Looks Extremely Familiar

    If you've walked by the poster for "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" and thought it looked familiar, here's why. Check out the side-by-side below of "Extremely Loud" and a movie you might not have seen for quite some time…

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    James Franco Eyes Cameo As Hugh Hefner In 'Lovelace'; Hank Azaria, Bobby Cannavale, Chris Noth & Robert Patrick Join Cast

    James Franco, who we've come to know and love as an actor who defies expectations, is eying a role as Playboy founder Hugh Hefner (after being initially offered the lead of Chuck Traynor) in "Lovelace," Variety reports.

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    London Film Critics' Circle Lead London Film Critic Nominations

    The London Film Critics' Circle has released their nominees this morning, with some surprising frontrunners. Tomas Alfredson's Cold War thriller "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and Nicolas Winding Refn's pulpy blast "Drive" were the top nominees, with six nominations...

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    From "Margaret" To "Meek's Cutoff," Critics Comment On This Year's Indiewire Poll

    From "Margaret" To "Meek's Cutoff," Critics Comment On This Year's Indiewire Poll

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    Have Yourself a Joan Crawford Christmas...

    Please put yourself in the Christmas spirit via this incredibly, remarkably, wonderfully creepy 1949 radio show entitled "Christmas Eve at home with Joan Crawford and her children".

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    Omar Sy, "Intouchables," "Le Havre" Lead Lumière Nominations (French Equivalent Of Golden Globes)

    The nominations for the 17th annual Lumière awards - essentially the French equivalent of the Golden Globes, as foreign press based in France select the best in French cinema - were announced this morning, and amongst the names and titles on the list of honorees include our man, Omar Sy,...

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    Project of the Day: "Edgar's Comics" Explores the 1970s Comic Culture

    Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

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