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    Godard Will Miss the Academy's Governors Awards

    The Academy confirms that filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard will not be making the trek across the pond to attend the November 13 Governor's Awards at the Kodak Theatre. Last year, when ailing John Calley couldn't accept the Thalberg award, a heavyweight roster of past winners turned up to honor him, inclu...

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    Who On Middle-Earth Are They? A Guide To The New Cast Members Of 'The Hobbit'

    After a few years of rumors, scuttlebutt, delays and crises, the first official cast members for "The Hobbit," the two prequel films to "Lord of the Rings," were announced on Thursday. Originally intended to be directed by Guillermo Del Toro, who bowed out in the summer, Peter Jackson eventually agr...

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    CMJ '10: 'The Promise' Delves Into The Making Of A Bruce Springsteen Classic

    The album is a lost art form in this age of auto tuned singles and iTunes. Nowadays, we rarely get to see a band lauded because of a timeless double-sided cohesive expression of themselves, never mind a follow up album to a classic. This is what makes "The Promise: The Making of Darkness On The Edge...

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    Michael Mann Adds Gangster Pic 'Big Tuna' & Medieval 'Agincourt' As Potential Next Films

    Things have a been little bit quiet on the Michael Mann front since his lukewarm and somewhat middling "Public Enemies" last year. He's currently hard at work on the David Milch-scribed horse-racing world drama HBO series "Lucky" starring Dustin Hoffman. But in a recent interview with the Financial ...

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    Production Watch: Bourne Disses Damon, Tony Scott for Top Gun Sequel, How To Reject A Movie Plot

    Matt Damon says he found out about writer-director Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton) directing the fourth Bourne installment the same way we did - the internet. He told Parade Magazine, “I found out they’re making another when somebody saw it on the Internet. Nobody bothered to call me." Just as we suggested, he surmises: "I’m not in it, but even so, they’ll work Bourne into the title, I guess. Universal just wants to call everything the Bourne something. So I guess they are trying to make another franchise, and as they say, ‘It isn’t over until it’s over.'" Damon boxed himself into this corner by refusing to rejoin the franchise without director...

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    Jack Black, Matt Dillon & Renée Zellweger Attached To 'Mad Men's Matthew Weiner's Feature Debut

    Offer Out To Rachel McAdamsUpdate: Weiner's reps say no cast is attached and the project is indefinitely postponed.

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    Trailer and Oscar Watch: Rabbit Hole, Kidman, on Road to Awards

    It's all in the Lionsgate trailer (below). Toronto hit Rabbit Hole may look like another bereaved parent drama, but as adapted by David Lindsay-Abaire from his Pulitzer-prize-winning play, directed by John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig & the Angry Inch), and acted by Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart and Dian...

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    Danny De Vito, Zac Efron, Ed Helms, And, Inevitably, Betty White Join Dr. Seuss' 'The Lorax'

    I Do Not Like It, Sam-I-Am In the less-than-illustrious history of big-screen Dr. Seuss adaptations, Fox's 2007 animation "Horton Hears A Who" stands head and shoulders above its competitors. Admittedly, in going up against Ron Howard's "The Grinch" and the Mike Myers vehicle "The Cat In The Hat," the latter proving so bad that Seuss' widow swore she'd never again allow another live-action film of her late husband's work, it doesn't have a great deal of competition. But having said that, and taking into consideration that the film was souffle-light and immediately forgettable, it did have a big heart, some visual imagination and charming lea...

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    London Film Fest '10: 'The King's Speech' Is A Solid Crowd-Pleaser, But Not A Home Run

    Every year, there's always one film that screens at a fall festival and, overnight, becomes a major awards contender. In 2008, it was "Slumdog Millionaire," in 2009 it was "Up in the Air." This year, the rapturous reaction that "The King's Speech" received at Telluride, and its Audience Award win at Toronto, saw the period drama take its place as a lock among the ten Best Picture nominees, and perhaps the only film to emerge from the field as of yet that could challenge the presumptive front-runner "The Social Network." Having missed it at Toronto, we had one question going into the film's premiere at the London Film Festival on Thursday nigh...

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    'Glee' Star Lea Michelle Will Join Garry Marshall's 'New Year's Eve'; More Cast Being Eyed

    Reese Witherspoon, Zac Efron, Halle Berry, Justin Bieber Reportedly Being Sought For RolesGarry Marshall is evidently ramping up his production of "New Year's Eve," his quasi-sequel to the successful 2009 picture "Valentine's Day" which starred an ensemble cast including Julia Roberts, Bradley Coop...

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