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    Leipzig Out at National Geographic; Battsek in Talks

    After six years as president of National Geographic Films, Adam Leipzig is moving into an executive producer role on two films he was shepherding at the company, says David Beal, President, National Geographic Entertainment. The first is HBO's planned ten-hour Lewis & Clark mini-series Undaunted Courage, adapted by Michelle Ashford from the 1996 biography of Meriwether Lewis by Band of Brothers writer Stephen F. Ambrose. The film, set in the early 1800s, is also executive produced by Brad Pitt and Edward Norton. The second is writer-director Peter Weir's return to the screen, the World War II drama The Way Back, based on the memoir by Slavom...

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    The 33 Best Male Performances of the 2000s

    My attempt to get all of my 2000s lists of my system by the end of the week continues with my take on the best male performances of the year - expanded to 33 just because that felt like that was a fair enough number to note most of the performances I felt deserving. Though I'll admit it was a bit unfair for smaller roles, as the majority of these are leads - overall I'm happy with the list. Vlad Ivanov ("4 Months"), Sergi Lopez ("Pan's Labyrinth"), Hal Holbrook ("Into The Wild"), Michael Sheen ("The Queen"), Robert Downey Jr ("Tropic Thunder"), Mark Wahlberg ("I Heart Huckabees") and Dennis Quaid ("Far From Heaven") were some of the supporti...

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Avatar=Pocahontas

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    Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Expands

    After a successful platform launch in four theaters, Sony Pictures Classics will expand The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus to about 400 theaters on January 8. Not sure how many moviegoers will be wooed by this TV spot. Most likely the film, Heath Ledger's last, will sell well when it is released on...

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    Producers Go Sci-Fi: Avatar, District 9 and Star Trek Make Top Ten

    District 9 and Star Trek join awards front-runner Avatar in the Producers Guild of America's top ten for the Darryl F. Zanuck award in theatrical motion pictures.

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    10 Sexy 2000s Performances I Forgot

    A commenter alerted me to a few these, and over the day a few others popped into my head... It made me want to go in and do a total re-do of the list (which you can view here, and I'll admit was a bit rushed... I basically woke up this morning and spent two hours thinking "so who was sexy" before ge...

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    Best of the Decade: Expanding the Arena, Part VI.

    Best of the Decade: Expanding the Arena, Part VI.

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  • THE BACK ROW MANIFESTO by Tom Hall
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    The Best Films Of The Decade (2000-2009) |# 1 Esther Kahn/ Léo/ Kings and Queen/ A Christmas Tale

    The Best Films Of The Decade (2000-2009) |# 1 Esther Kahn/ Léo/ Kings and Queen/ A Christmas Tale

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    Top 10 Whatever of 2009: Sklar, Brown, Rabinowitz

    Top 10 Whatever of 2009: Sklar, Brown, Rabinowitz

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