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    Weekend B.O. (Dec.9-11) - A Ho Hum Weekend

    This weekend's box office numbers were pretty tepid. Breaking Dawn fever is finally cooling down and nothing else really caught fire with the public this weekend.

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    A Heap Of New Images From Stephen Daldry's Post 9/11 Drama 'Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close'

    The Academy loves Stephen Daldry. Every film he has directed thus far -- "Billy Elliot," "The Hours" and "The Reader" -- has been nominated for Best Director, with the last two also taking Best Picture nods, in addition to a host of other honors. And, even though D...

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    First Look at Anthony Mackie in Action on Set of "The Gangster Squad"

    It's not much, but here's a sneak peak at our gangsta Anthony Mackie in the L.A. set of The Gangster Squad, courtesy of Just Jared. It's the only pic which shows Mackie unfortunately, but click on the link to see all the others. The Ruben Fleischer-directed film about the LAPD's figh...

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    Marvel Continue Low-Rent 'Thor 2' Director Hunt, Consider TV Helmers Alan Taylor & Daniel Minahan

    As essentially a self-financing entity, Marvel has, perhaps understandably, been careful to look after the bottom line on their self-produced movies since "Iron Man." The movies have, without exception, cost north of $100 million, but the studio has been careful to keep the money on the sc...

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    Oscar Race For Visual Effects Narrows To 15

    Oscar Race For Visual Effects Narrows To 15

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    Parsing Tablet's Top 100 Jewish Movies.

    Today, Tablet magazine published a list of the "100 Greatest Jewish Films," the kind of divisive round-up that will obviously invite scrutiny for its rankings and omissions. So the magazine has the chutzpah to avoid the obvious, giving its number one slot to…"E.T.: The Extra-Te...

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    Is "The Artist" Yet Another Political Allegory for Our Dire Economic Times?

    In the year that "income inequality" became a household name, is the much beloved new French film (which I find utterly mediocre) "The Artist" just one more movie about our global economic troubles? I'm not sure I entirely buy the argument, but New Yorker critic Richard Br...

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    Andrew Garfield Is Climbing Up The Walls In New Poster For 'The Amazing Spider-Man'

    Batman isn't the only hero in tights coming next summer. Spider-Man is starting over, putting Sam Raimi's trilogy in the rearview and trusting the franchise to the hands of "(500) Days Of Summer" director Marc Webb. And while its not as sexy as a six minute prologue at your local I...

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    Watch Video: Common is Inspired By Mos Def's Acting Talent

    Watch Video: Common is Inspired By Mos Def's Acting Talent

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    Upcoming Film Exhibitions at MoMA

    MoMA has announced their slate of upcoming film exhibitions and ongoing events that will carry into the new year. Programs include "Italian Treasures," focusing on the 1950's and '60s golden age of Italian cinema, as well as a retrospective of Henri-Georges Clouzot's work.

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