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    Viral Videogame Trailer Sensation 'Dead Island' May Or May Not Be Heading For Big Screen

    Also, Who Gives A Shit?We hope you've seen it by now, but an excellent GQ article by Mark Harris, author of the outstanding "Scenes From A Revolution" started to make the rounds in the last week or so. Entitled "The Day The Movies Died," it traces the current sad, sequel-happy nature of Hollywood fi...

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    Weekend Box Office: Liam Neeson 'Unknown' No Longer As Thriller Bests 'I Am Number Four'

    Hey, have you heard of “Taken”? Moviegoers (who helped the film gross $145 million domestically even after seeing an expansive worldwide release - take that, piracy!) certainly do. Hence, “Unknown,” the latest in what is becoming the Liam Neeson Action Line, looks poised to do a decent $21 million. ...

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    Oscar Watch: Editors Award Dramatic Feature to The Social Network, Doc to Exit Through the Gift Shop

    At Saturday's ACE editing awards---where The Social Network won best dramatic feature, Exit Through the Gift Shop won best documentary, and Toy Story 3 won best animated feature, forecasting likely Oscar wins--I was moved by Steven Spielberg's warm tribute to ACE career award-winner Michael Kahn, ag...

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    Is 'Precious' Filmmaker Lee Daniels Directing Sofia Vergara & Bradley Cooper In 'The Paperboy'?

    Alex Pettyfer Also Reportedly Offered RoleIf director Lee Daniels can't choose a directorial follow-up to his Sundance indie hit, "Precious," it's not for lack of trying. The filmmaker has myriad options including the Civil Right-era drama "Selma" (which might be shelved because no studio cares about civil rights films anymore) and "The Butler" starring Denzel Washington as Eugene Allen an African-American butler that served the White House for 34 years and 8 presidents. The problem is none of those films are in eye-popping 3D, feature super heroes in tight pants and/or aren't part nine of some kid magician series, so no one's really interest...

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    "A Prophet" Leads International Cinephile Society's 8th Annual Honors

    The International Cinephile Society announced their annual award winners this weekend, with Jacques Audiard's "A Prophet" leading a very eclectic and against-the-grain set of winners. None of them even nominated for Oscars, the five acting winners consisted of Édgar Ramírez taking best actor for "C...

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    "Social Network," "Gift Shop" Lead ACE Eddie Awards

    The American Cinema Editors announced the winners of their annual ACE Eddie Awards tonight in Los Angeles. David Fincher's "The Social Network" took top honors in the drama category, with its team of Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall topping the likes of "The King's Speech" and "The Fighter." Other major w...

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    Olivier Assayas & Abbas Kiarostami Shooting New Films This Spring

    Assayas Taking On '70s Coming Of Age Tale 'Something In The Air'; Kiarostami Tackling Japanese-Language Relationship Pic 'The End'In the thick of the Berlin Film Festival market, MK2 Productions have revealed they are are going full steam ahead with new projects, getting behind Olivier Assayas and A...

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    New Photos From 'The Hangover 2,' 'Dream House,' & 'Limitless'

    A handful of new images to share: first up is a new still from Todd Phillip's "The Hangover" sequel which shows Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis getting amongst it and clearly exhibiting two previously discussed physical transformations in Helm's Mike Tyson-esque face tattoo and Galifi...

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    Baz Luhrmann To Shoot 'Great Gatsby' In 3D, Takes Production Down Under

    Lensing To Begin This August For 17 Weeks After finally settling on the adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" as his next project, Baz Luhrmann is now set to take the production to his hometown of Sydney, Australia, where lensing in 3D (yes, 3D!) will begin this August.

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    Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice' May Shoot This Fall With Robert Downey Jr.

    Paul Thomas Anderson is nothing if not deliberate. With Kubrickian spans of time between each of his films, the man simply will not be rushed. Which is why it was surprising that a few short months after his religious drama (commonly referred to as) “The Master” seemed to go quiet, it was revealed late last year that Anderson was already hard at work on his next project, an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s "Inherent Vice." At that time, CAA, (who also rep Anderson), wanted to attach Robert Downey Jr. to the lead role of private eye Doc Sportello, but because of Downey’s busy schedule it was unclear when he would be available to film. Just over ...

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