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    'Sex And The City' Director Gets Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock & Oprah Winfrey For New Uni Project

    Universal-Acquired Film To Be Set In World Of Home Shopping Networks

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    Clint Eastwood & Cast Talk 'Hereafter'; Director Says He'll Keep Directing Until The Very End

    Eastwood Points To The Still-Going 101-Year-Old Manoel de Oliveira; "I Plan To Do The Same Thing"After seeing "Hereafter," it's hard not to wonder what actually compelled Clint Eastwood to make this mortality drama. With the discovery of afterlife phenomenon and its mind-blowing CGI enhanced opening sequence, it doesn't read as a typical Eastwood project (and indeed, apparently M. Night Shyamalan and Steven Spielberg were once interested). And this isn't just new territory for Eastwood, as Peter Morgan, scribe of "The Queen" and "Frost/Nixon," isn't exactly known for spiritual dramas that delve into life after death themes. Eastwood and Morg...

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    Liam Neeson Replaces Mel Gibson In 'The Hangover 2'

    I Have A Very Particular Set Of Skills: Mainly The Inability To Turn Down Paid Work

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    Cinema Italian Style Hits LA

    Cinecittà Luce and The American Cinematheque are working together to bringing the latest in Italian cinema to Southern California. The organizations, an arm of the Italian Ministry of Culture and a reportory cinema program at the Egyptian Theater, will present Cinema Italian Style 2010 November 9-2...

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    Oscar Watch: Rockwell Nails Conviction Role

    Sometimes, there comes a moment in a working actor's life where just the right role suddenly galvanizes awards attention. I've been tracking Sam Rockwell since he broke out at Sundance in 1996 with Tim DiCillo's Box of Moon Light. Rockwell has been knocking out great juicy performances ever since--o...

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    Spielberg Takes On Robopocalypse

    Steven Spielberg is committing to direct Daniel H. Wilson's futuristic novel Robopocalypse for DreamWorks. Spielberg plans to begin principal photography in January 2012 for release by Disney’s Touchstone in 2013. DreamWorks acquired the unpublished manuscript in November 2009; Drew Goddard adapted ...

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    What Could Have Been: Hal Hartley Says He Was Once Offered 'Dude, Where's My Car?'

    "Dude, Where's My Ennui?"In an interview with Hammer-To-Nail, stalwart indie filmmaker Hal Hartley let drop an interesting little nugget. He was once offered the directing gig for "Dude, Where's My Car." We'll let him explain:

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    'The Tree Of Life' Gets May 27, 2011 Release Date

    Cannes Film Festival Premiere Now LikelyOk, mark your calendars, tell your friends you'll be busy that day and prepare. Terrence Malick's long-awaited and highly anticipated "The Tree Of Life" has officially been scheduled with a May 27, 2011 release date.

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    There's Something About Mary: Lesley Manville On The Performance of the "Year"

    British actress Lesley Manville has been having quite the year. She's been receiving a enormous acclaim on the festival circuit for her performance in "Another Year," her latest and arguably greatest collaboration with director Mike Leigh. During a recent stop at the New York Film Festival, Manvil...

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    'Avatar' Collaborator Laeta Kalogridis Reteams With James Cameron For 'Fantastic Voyage' Script

    Come Along And Ride On The Fantastic Voyage, Slide, Slide, Slippity SlideNo, it's not an adaptation of the annoyingly infectious 1994 Coolio song (though that might be more interesting...). And while director Paul Greengrass might have bailed on the James Cameron-produced 3D remake of the 1966 s...

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