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    Stephen Dorff, Christian Slater, Wes Bentley Join Indie Drug Thriller 'Rites Of Passage'

    English Actress Kate Maberly Also In CastStephen Dorff, who might be experiencing a career renaissance after his turn in Sofia Coppola’s “Somewhere,” is joining Christian Slater in the indie thriller “Rites of Passage.” Dorff and Slater, as well as another comeback kid Wes Bentley (who kicked a hero...

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    MGM Aims To Have 'Bond 23' In Theaters In November 2012

    New Bond Film To Arrive Every Two Years After ThatWe'll try and keep the boring economics of this to minimum because it makes us fall asleep too, but MGM recently officially filed for bankruptcy and began restructuring proceedings that will put the legendary studio back into the business of making m...

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    Godard Anti-Semitism Issue Clouds Honorary Oscar

    The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences may be regretting its decision to award Jean-Luc Godard, 79, an honorary Oscar on November 13. First, it seemed that the French-Swiss filmmaker indicated might not show up. Then he allowed that he might. Then he admitted that he couldn't.

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    The Hollywood Reporter's Actress Roundtable Video Destroyed My Attempt At Being Productive Tonight

    Hilary Swank, Nicole Kidman, Amy Adams, Natalie Portman, Annette Bening, and Helena Bonham Carter walk into a swanky hotel conference room. For an hour and one minute, they just gab... about their careers and their families and the roles all of them are in serious Oscar contention for this year (except Swank, sorry... were Lesley Manville, Jennifer Lawrence or Diane Lane not available?). And for an hour and one minute, instead of doing the night's work I had adamantly planned on doing, I just sort of watch in awe. Because The Hollywood Reporter has pulled of a classy, intimate video with these women that is sure to make anyone who can apprec...

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    "Megamind" - Do Celebrity Voices Really Draw Us to Animated Films?

    I've typically been against the practice of casting movie stars' voices in animated films. I think it all began with Robin Williams' distractingly hammy vocal performance in "Aladdin," which took me completely out of the story and simultaneously broke my excitement with the Disney Animation renaissance following the relatively celeb-free "Little Mermaid" and "Beauty and the Beast." When the first teaser trailer for "Megamind" hit back in March, I got the impression Will Ferrell was going to similarly ruin what could otherwise be a decent little superhero cartoon. I just couldn't get the voice to match the blue-skinned, large-domed title chara...

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    Does Tyler Perry Do Enough "For Colored Girls"?

    Does Tyler Perry Do Enough "For Colored Girls"?

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    Producers to Watch: AFM Works! Sean Anthony McConville

    As I was getting my badge at AFM, I met a British filmmaker who lives in Toronto and his success two years ago at AFM has brought him back again. Sean Anthony McConville of Mach2Films came to AFM two years ago with a project Deadline and with his producing partner Roger Betterton made a deal with Kru From Malaysia based on getting certain cast. His producer succeeded in casting Brittany Murphy and Thora Birch in Sean’s $2 million debut film and they received an advance from their sales agents epic pictures when the film was completed. Epic to date has sold the film to 35 countries. The U.S. release was by First Look. Its first release w...

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    Poster & Stills For Forgotten Natalie Portman Pic 'Love And Other Impossible Pursuits'

    Never heard of "Love And Other Impossible Pursuits"? Don't worry, this one has been flying below the radar for a while.

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    First Look: Jay Baruchel & Seann William Scott In Hockey Comedy 'Goon'

    MTV has gotten their hands on the first images from the upcoming hockey comedy "Goon" and it definitely hints at a very fun film.

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