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    Awards Update: WGA, Annies Mislead Oscar-Watchers; Art Directors Guild Is More Revealing

    Aaron Sorkin's latest adapted screenplay wins at the USC Scripter and Writers Guild Awards don't mean that The Social Network is surging to overtake The King's Speech at the Oscars. It does indicate that Sorkin (pictured) will win the adapted screenplay Oscar.

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    Watch: 'Cowboys & Aliens' Scores With Super Bowl Spot

    There are a whole lot of movies coming this summer based on comic books, but the one we're looking forward to most doesn't come from either the Marvel or DC banners. Jon Favreau's "Cowboys & Aliens," based on the graphic novel of the same title, is an ambitious melding of two genres that looks to be...

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    Super Bowl Movie Ads Go Viral Early On Web: Watch Videos UPDATED

    @JonFavreau knows what he is doing: he posted Universal's Cowboys & Aliens (July 29) Super Bowl XLV spot hours ahead of time on Twitter (and YouTube) in advance of the Super Bowl (below). Now you can see Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig fighting the aliens--they're like fighter planes. Paramount went ...

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  • THE BACK ROW MANIFESTO by Tom Hall
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    Kids In America

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    Tura Satana, RIP. 1938 - 2011.

    Above: Shade Rupe and Tura Satana.

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    Three Critics: Forces of Change in 2011

    In our ongoing Three Critics series for AOL Moviefone, indieWIRE critics Leonard Maltin, Eric Kohn and I continue to debate the challenges facing Hollywood. I start things off:Anne Thompson: As we move into 2011, things in the movie business are not looking good. Even though 3D propped up 2010 ticke...

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    Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy May Reteam For Werewolves-In-Gangland-L.A. Pic 'Sharp Teeth'

    Does Danny Boyle have the taste for monsters again? The director re-imagined the zombie genre with his inventive "28 Days Later..." and his ambitious stage version of "Frankenstein" (with a score by Underworld and leads Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternating the roles of Dr. Frankenst...

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    Will Ursa Be Appearing In Zack Snyder's 'Superman'?

    Speculation surrounding Zack Snyder's "Superman" shifted direction earlier this week when it was revealed that Alice Eve, Diane Kruger and Rosamund Pike were all vying for a lead female role in the film that was not Lois Lane (though yes, despite some confusion, that character will still be in the f...

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    Cobie Smulders In Negotiations To Play Maria Hill in 'The Avengers'

    Tom Hiddleston Confirmed To Be Coming Back As LokiThat was quick. Just two days ago we were discussing the new frontrunners for the role that turns out to be SHIELD Agent Maria Hill, the sidekick for Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury character in Marvel's "The Avengers" film (for a second there we were ...

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    Watch: Red Band Trailer For 'Take Me Home Tonight' Is The R-Rated '80s Movie You Always Wanted

    Generally, when a film sits around as long as "Take Me Home Tonight" (formerly known as "Kids In America") has (filming wrapped way back in 2007), the perception is that it's a road apple. But as Topher Grace related in December, it was actually the film's wanton approach to drugs that caused the ho...

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