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    film review: Barney's Version

    Paul Giamatti is one of those actors whose presence in a movie generally validates it, and Barney’s Version is no exception. He manages to make a central character with few—if any—admirable traits not only bearable but downright compelling. And if this Barney strays from the way Mordecai Richler pai...

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    More Pics Of Our Goth Girlfriend Rooney Mara In 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'

    Yesterday the jaw of the internet collectively dropped when the first image of Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander hit the web and just when we think we've recovered, a new batch of photos are making the rounds from the W magazine shoot, and if we were fifteen years younger in our mopey, listening-to-Th...

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    Johnny Depp Still Considering Whoring Out On 'Pirates 5' For Disney

    In this week's massive 2011 preview in Entertainment Weekly, there's the thinly-veiled suggestion that Johnny Depp, at one point, considered departing the fourth film in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series. Apparently a herky-jerky shoot encumbered by bad weather colored his perceptions on being a complete and total whore for Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer. However, the actor-turned-corporate logo claims that the fifth film is still a possibility, even though it appears a lifetime contract signed with Disney was inked in blood. “As long as we can put all the puzzle pieces together, I would most definitely consider it,” said the former respec...

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    Dreamworks Animation Readies First Musical, 'Monkeys Of Bollywood'; A.R. Rahman Composing Score

    DreamWorks, that other animation studio besides Pixar and Disney, just announced their newest animated musical project titled “Monkeys of Bollywood.” Based on the Hindu poem “The Ramayana,” the concept follows two monkeys instead of humans, in a bid to capture the attention of children worldwide. Th...

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    A Good Look At 'Captain America'... But When Will We See A Trailer?

    Entertainment Weekly (via Coming Soon) has scored the best in-costume look so far of Chris Evans as Captain America in "Captain America: The First Avenger." And, well... that is one busy suit. What we've been told so far is that Cap will have many different uniforms during the movie, but the combat-...

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    Adrien Brody, Timothy Olyphant, Josh Lucas & More Testing For 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'

    Benjamin Walker, James D'Arcy & Oliver Jackson-Cohen Also In The MixWith the release date set for summer 2012, things are beginning to heat up for the Timur Bekmambetov directed, Tim Burton produced historical zombie action pic "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter." While Tom Hardy was offered the part ...

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    Paul Haggis Disavows Involvement with Scientology Book Project

    While Paul Haggis is the subject of an upcoming New Yorker profile by Lawrence Wright, the writer-director (Crash) insists that he is not collaborating on Wright's book on the Church of Scientology in any way. His interview for the magazine article may be used in the book, however. Haggis, who was a...

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    First Official Look: Andrew Garfield In 'Spider-Man'

    After Sony let W magazine give us the first fantastic look at Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," they've gone ahead and dropped the first look at Andrew Garfield in "Spider-Man" themselves, and well, the studio is still batting 100%. We really dig the new look of t...

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    'The Beaver,' Greg Mottola's 'Paul' & Ti West's 'The Innkeepers' Added To 2011 SXSW Film Fest Sched

    Conan O'Brien Documentary, 'Conan O'Brien Can't Stop' Added As WellAlright, it's 2011, people. Time to get in with the new. The Sundance Film Festival is just right around the corner, but not far off in March is the SXSW Film Festival, which continues to get better and better each year. While the opening night film has already been announced -- Duncan Jones' "Source Code" -- new editions to the line-up have been made including Jodie Foster's "The Beaver," starring persona non grata Mel Gibson, Greg Mottola's alien roadtrip comedy "Paul," starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and "Conan O'Brien Can't Stop," a documentary that follows the behind-the...

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    Avert Your Eyes! The Trailer For 'A Little Bit Of Heaven' With Gael García Bernal & Kate Hudson

    Dear Gael García Bernal, Why? Why? Did you need the money? Did you lose a bet? Did you do it as a dare? Whatever the reason, you have shattered our little hearts by agreeing to star in this abomination of a romcom, "A Little Bit of Heaven" with Kate Hudson. Dude, you are so much fucking better than ...

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