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    Aubrey Plaza Attached To Teen Comedy 'The Hand Job'

    Still A Few Hurdles To Clear Before It Goes Into ProductionWe're big fans of comic-turned-actress Aubrey Plaza. She was a refreshingly different love interest, albeit underused, in Judd Apatow's "Funny People," she walked away with her scenes in "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World," and she's shown surpris...

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    Bunk From 'The Wire,' Other People We Don't Care As Much About Cast In 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn'

    Edward Cullen, They Gonna Beat On Your White Ass Like It Was A Rented MuleNearly two years on from the end of our beloved "The Wire," actors from the show keep cropping up in odd places. Michael Williams (Omar) in "The Incredible Hulk." Seth Gilliam (Carver) in "Did You Hear About The Morgans?" Sonj...

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    Oscar Contender Lawrence Talks Winter's Bone, X-Men's Mystique, Foster's The Beaver

    As the Winter's Bone DVD and Blu-ray went out this week, rising star Jennifer Lawrence hit Los Angeles to accept a New Hollywood award at the Hollywood Film Fest, on a brief break from her role as Mystique (originated by Rebecca Romijn) in X-Men: First Class.

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    Martin Scorsese On Board 'Goodfellas' Prequel TV Series With Nicholas Pileggi & Warner Bros.

    With the success of his and Terence Winter's HBO series "Boardwalk Empire," Martin Scorsese's venture into cable television definitely looks like it has the potential to expand. There were reports of a planned television series based on the director's 1990 gangster classic "Goodfellas," with the fil...

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    Sound of Music Reunion on Oprah

    True confession: I sang along with The Sound of Music at the Hollywood Bowl a few summers back, with a lot of other happy fans of the 1965 musical, which is still the third most successful movie of all time (after Gone with the Wind and Star Wars). Corrected for inflation in 2005 dollars, according to Blockbusting, the movie's domestic gross (including rereleases) would be $953.9 million (158.9), its cost $49.7 million ($8.0). It took 114 days to make, 25 days over-schedule. Nominated for ten Oscars, it won five, including best picture and actress (Julie Andrews, cast after the director saw advance footage of Mary Poppins) and director (Rober...

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    DOC NYC: 'Lost Bohemia' Is A Failed Attempt At Capturing Artistic History

    Josef Birdman Astor's exposé on Carnegie Hall's artist evictions, "Lost Bohemia," is less successful than his profound middle name suggests. The famous concert hall had studios above it, catered to artists and housed greats such as Marlon Brando and Paddy Chayefsky, much as creator Andrew Carnegie had intended. When Birdman moved in, he felt not only honored to be part of this exclusive clique, he decided to capture the unique living experience by filming all tenants in their respective spaces. It's a portrait of various aging artists, but also a good look at artistic history. For instance, Editta Sherman, a photographer who has taken picture...

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    2010 Fiction Films That Should Inspire Documentary Filmmakers

    2010 has been a very good year for documentaries (maybe the best of all time?). But it's also been a good year for fiction films that documentary fans should find appealing and that documentary filmmakers should find inspiring. I probably am only noticing this trend because I typically like non-fiction more, but lately a number of dramatic films, studio and indie fare alike, have made me think of documentary practices. I'm not even referring to "I'm Still Here," which I still consider a doc in spite of its fictional elements. However, there is something to be said for this being a year in which we've all thought more about the blurred line be...

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    DOC NYC: 'Tabloid' Finds Errol Morris Back In Exceptional & Weird Territory

    Doc NYC, New York’s Documentary Film Festival, runs November 3-9. We’ve got an early peek at a few films.

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    Matt Damon Says His 'Bourne' Comments Overblown; Says 'Liberace' With Michael Douglas Still On Track

    Damon Say He's "Thrilled" Door Is Open For A Paul Greengrass-Led Return; Says 'Liberace' Still Aiming To Shoot In The Summer Of 2011 Despite Douglas' Battle With CancerNo sooner did Matt Damon say that "no one bothered" to call him regarding the Tony Gilroy-to-direct-"The Bourne Legacy"-announcement...

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    Oscar Talk: Little Movies That Can't, Michael Douglas, Animated Top Three, Alice in Wonderland

    In this week's Oscar Talk, for those of you who haven't listened to the podcast, Anne Thompson and Kris Tapley discuss films that may deserve Oscar consideration for performances, but likely won't get any. Welcome To The Rileys, for example, would in another world get attention for James Gandolfini,...

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