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    Now That's Muuuuch Better: More Realistic 'X-Men: First Class' Photos Appear Online

    Director Matthew Vaughn Says He's Never Felt This Much "Pressure" On Making A MovieOK, this is muuuuuch better. Recent photos of Matthew Vaughn's "X-Men: First Class" leaked on the Internet with the cast in costume and well, they essentially looked like cast off test images from Brett Ratner's "X-Men: The Last Stand" -- definitely not anyone's favorite of the "X-Men" franchise. Heralded as a back-to-basics prequel set in the '60s, the leaked image -- apparently it wasn't ready for public consumption, but once it's out it's out -- seemed to be antithetical to the idea of a group of mutants first finding one another and eventually becoming part...

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    Oscar Watch: Nominations LiveStream and Ten Episode Best Picture Preview

    Early risers (5:30am PT) on January 25 can watch a live stream of the 83rd Annual Academy Awards nominations announcement. The "Road to the Oscars" package features The Bachelor host Chris Harrison and EW's Dave Karger introing brief clips celebrating 2010 films and a discussion of the year's trends...

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    Meet the 2011 Sundance Filmmakers | "The Guard" Director John Michael McDonagh

    Sergeant Gerry Boyle, a salty village cop in Ireland, has a subversive sense of humor, a caustic wit, and an uncanny knack for keeping people at arm’s length. When a straitlaced FBI agent chasing an international drug-smuggling ring hits town, Boyle has no intention of letting the arrival disrupt hi...

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    Meet the 2011 Sundance Filmmakers | "Martha Marcy May Marlene" Director Sean Durkin

    Haunted by painful memories and suffering from increasing anxiety, Martha escapes an abusive cult and returns home to live with her older sister, Lucy, and Lucy’s husband, Ted. With no other family to lean on, Martha tries desperately to assimilate into Ted and Lucy’s upper-middle-class lifestyle. B...

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    'Blade Runner' Designer Syd Mead To Work On 'Elysium,' Film Set 100 Years In The Future

    Tentative Release Date Being Eyed For 2012 Holiday SeasonWell, the details surrounding Neill Blomkamp's next film "Elysium" have been kept very tightly under wraps, the morsels of info that are spilling out are enticing. The cast so far is very strong with Matt Damon, Jodie Foster and Sharlto Copley...

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    J. Jonah Jameson Apparently Won't Appear In The 'Spider-Man' Reboot

    Way back in the fall, rumors started circling that John Slattery ("Mad Men") and Sam Elliott were among a number of actors in contention for the role of the Daily Bugle editor-in-chief J. Jonah Jameson. Well, it appears those rumors were erroneous and/or the game plan has changed.

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    Women and Hollywood Joins IndieWIRE Blog Network

    Please welcome Women and Hollywood to the indieWIRE blog network. It's an excellent fit. Melissa Silverstein is a swift and persistent cinephile who champions the female perspective. She shares info and insight about women filmmakers trying to get their films made and seen, as well as the legions of...

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    Updated: Keira Knightley Replacing Marion Cotillard In David Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis'?

    Has Paul Giamatti Moved On Too?Well, we were once pretty excited for David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis," but with the cast being switched out wholesale, our expectations have diminished. With Robert Pattinson replacing Colin Farrell earlier in the month, it suddenly didn't make much sense to have the p...

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    'John Carter Of Mars' Faces 'Prometheus,' 'Frankenweenie' Moves To Fall In 2012 Date Shifts

    While everyone is still picking their jaws up off the floor from the latest round of "The Dark Knight Rises" casting, Disney has quietly gone ahead and shifted the release dates for two of their major 2012 tentpoles, and they're making some bold moves.

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    Samuel Goldwyn To Slay Joffe's "Dragons" in US

    Samuel Goldwyn Films has announced the acquisition of US rights to the new film from "The Killing Fields" director Roland Joffé, "There Be Dragons." Wes Bentley, Charlie Cox, Olga Kurylenko, and Derek Jacobi star in the film, which follows the travails of a journalist who investigates a candidate ...

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