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    "Inception" - The Very Simple, Very Short Version That Could Have Been

    Never mind all the attempts to (over) explain and interpret the plot of "Inception." All that's really important to the story is that Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) needs to convince Fischer (Cillian Murphy) to break up his father's empire. In the film as we saw it, he had to go into the man's subconscious to do so. But let's not forget the almighty power of the written word. It's better than the sword and it could very well have been better than the dreamscape. At least it would have been a much shorter solution. Imagine if all it took was a little memo to Fischer to get him to at least consider the option. Actually, no need for imagination becaus...

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    First Look At 'Winnie The Pooh'; Zooey Deschanel To Sing Theme Song

    Will Hit Theaters On July 15, 2011It was one of those days yesterday. Just a short while after we posted our initial report on the upcoming 2D, hand-animated "Winnie The Pooh," Disney went ahead and dropped some new images, plot synopsis and a bunch of details about the film. So this is a bit of cat...

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    Campaign Begins For Best Original Song Nomination For Sigur Rós Frontman Jónsi's 'Sticks & Stones'

    It looks like Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi would like to have an Oscar on his mantle.

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    Legendary Producer Dino de Laurentiis Passes Away At 91

    Famed producer Dino de Laurentiis has died in Los Angeles at the age of 91.

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    New Poster & Synopsis For Steve McQueen & Michael Fassbender's 'Shame'

    Update: Poster has been removed by request.

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    Tracklisting of Daft Punk Soundtrack For 'Tron: Legacy' Revealed

    You've seen the trailers, posters, TV spots already, but perhaps nothing has gotten us more excited for "Tron: Legacy" than the score by Daft Punk.

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    AFM News: Wall Street Thriller Margin Call, Starring Quinto and Spacey, Sells Multiple Territories

    Rookie feature director J.C. Chandor's Wall Street thriller Margin Call, starring an ensemble including Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Stanley Tucci, Demi Moore, Mary McDonnell, Simon Baker and in the lead as a risk analyst, Zachary Quinto (who also produced), closed multiple deals at the recent Americ...

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    Hollywood Goes Bollywood: L.A. and Indian Producers Form Film Council

    As India continues to make inroads in Hollywood by investing in such companies as DreamWorks and IM Global, it remains to be seen what the practical results will be of a signed cooperation pact between the city of Los Angeles and the Indian film industry. The city of L.A., the Film and Television Producers Guild of India and the Film Federation of India have agreed to:develop and strengthen motion picture production, distribution, technology, content protection and commercial cooperation between the two filmmaking communities.  The two parties also support the creation of the Los Angeles-India Film Council to increase Indian film production i...

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    A Tale of Two "Blue Valentine" Posters

    A week after showing us "The King's Speech"'s embarrassingly bad one sheet, The Weinstein Company has attempted to redeem itself with the official theatrical poster for Derek Cianfrance's Ryan Gosling-Michelle Williams drama "Blue Valentine," which is out on December 31st:

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    'Devil Wears Prada' Director David Frankel To Helm Paul Potts Biopic 'One Chance'

    Written By 'The Bucket List' Scribe Justin ZackhamRemember Paul Potts? No? Basically, he was the male equivalent of Susan Boyle who a few years ago blew the roof off "Britain's Got Talent" with his audition where he showed he had the vocal chops to be an opera singer. Now, that thrilling tale will b...

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