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    Weekend Box Office: Audiences Get 'Tangled' For Lack A Better Thing To Do

    This weekend’s story? Everyone stayed home. The post-Thanksgiving weekend is usually somewhat quiet, lending itself to holdovers, but this weekend was fairly moribund. Consider this a missed opportunity for the movie studios in 2010, with every single weekend graced by at least one big release filli...

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    First Poster & Trailer For Jodie Foster's 'The Beaver' Starring Mel Gibson

    As promised earlier this week, here is the first poster and trailer for the much-anticipated Mel Gibson-led dramedy, "The Beaver," directed by and co-starring Jodie Foster.

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    TRON: Legacy Early Reviews: "Visually Stunning," "Flimsy," "Sloppy," "Immersive"

    Well, someone let the cat out of the bag on Disney's Tron: Legacy sequel: reviews weren't supposed to to go live until after the London premiere (the Livestream December 5 is here). A sampling of reviews is below. Some like it, some don't.

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    Anticipating Sundance: The Narratives.

    I've been exceptionally busy over the last few weeks and expect things to remain that way at least until mid-December, as I'm in the final stages of completing a masters degree in addition to the regular year-end deadlines that tend to build up during this time. All of that means this blog probably won't offer as much lively and informative content as it should. But I would be remiss not to join the chorus of voices who have expressed their excitement over certain titles from the recently announced Sundance line-up. There are a few nice surprises that are very specific to the indieWIRE community (Congrats, Tully! Hey, Swanberg breaks his Sund...

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    David Slade Says 'Wolverine 2' Gig Was Basically His Until Darren Aronofsky Showed Up

    Likens It To An Old-Girlfriend Coming Back And Stepping DownYou'll recall a few weeks before Darren Aronofsky took the gig for "The Wolverine," then colloquially known as "Wolverine 2," several high-profile directors were in contention for the job -- or at least in discussions -- and one of those fi...

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    Ryan Phillippe Joins Bruce Willis & 50 Cent In 'Set Up'

    Jenna Dewan Tatum aka Mrs. Channing Tatum Also JoinsWe kind of feel for Ryan Philllippe. He's a very talented actor who always seems to get saddled with projects that sound good on paper but end up disappointing for underperforming or both. After "Flags Of Our Fathers," Phillippe starred in a trio o...

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    Ryan Gosling Says He Became "Fat And Unemployed" After Getting Fired From 'The Lovely Bones'

    As movieheads know, Ryan Gosling was initially set to star as the father in Peter Jackson's "The Lovely Bones." However, when the actor showed up 60 pounds overweight and not quite looking like his normally hunky self, he and the director butted heads leading to the actor's very public removal from ...

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    O RLY? Ernie Hudson Claims Bill Murray Is The 'Ghostbusters 3' Hold Up

    This won't come as any shock. "Ghostbusters" actor Ernie Hudson -- who played Winston Zeddemore, the late enlister with the Ghostbusters in the 1984 original film -- says Bill Murray is the hold up for the still-gestating "Ghostbusters 3" picture. Anybody coulda really told you that. All the four Gh...

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    'Spider-Man' Gets A Second Villain, Irrfan Khan To Play Van Adder

    Campbell Scott, Annie Parisse & Julianne Nicholson Also Join The Cast"Spider-Man" is gearing up for a 3D relaunch and he's going to have two sets of villains to tangle with.

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    film review: I Love You, Phillip Morris

    Jim Carrey is a talented man but, like other performers whose gifts are wide-ranging and difficult to pigeonhole, he needs good material and a guiding hand. He has found both in I Love You, Phillip Morris. In fact, I think he gives the best performance of his career in this provocative and unusual f...

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