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    What Could Have Been: Hal Hartley Says He Was Once Offered 'Dude, Where's My Car?'

    "Dude, Where's My Ennui?"In an interview with Hammer-To-Nail, stalwart indie filmmaker Hal Hartley let drop an interesting little nugget. He was once offered the directing gig for "Dude, Where's My Car." We'll let him explain:

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    'The Tree Of Life' Gets May 27, 2011 Release Date

    Cannes Film Festival Premiere Now LikelyOk, mark your calendars, tell your friends you'll be busy that day and prepare. Terrence Malick's long-awaited and highly anticipated "The Tree Of Life" has officially been scheduled with a May 27, 2011 release date.

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    There's Something About Mary: Lesley Manville On The Performance of the "Year"

    British actress Lesley Manville has been having quite the year. She's been receiving a enormous acclaim on the festival circuit for her performance in "Another Year," her latest and arguably greatest collaboration with director Mike Leigh. During a recent stop at the New York Film Festival, Manvil...

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    'Avatar' Collaborator Laeta Kalogridis Reteams With James Cameron For 'Fantastic Voyage' Script

    Come Along And Ride On The Fantastic Voyage, Slide, Slide, Slippity SlideNo, it's not an adaptation of the annoyingly infectious 1994 Coolio song (though that might be more interesting...). And while director Paul Greengrass might have bailed on the James Cameron-produced 3D remake of the 1966 s...

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    Oscar Talk: Animation, Directors, Michael Douglas, Wall Street, Alice in Wonderland, Fair Game

    Kris Tapley of In Contention and I talk about some low-profile films that may not make it into the race--including Solitary Man, Welcome to the Rileys--and whether Michael Douglas has a chance. We rate the three strong Andrew Garfield performances of the year: Red Riding Trilogy, Never Let Me Go, Th...

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    CMJ '10 Review: Ed Zwick's 'Love And Other Drugs' Is A Mostly Winning Dose Of Love, Laughter & Tears

    Zwick Does His Best Cameron Crowe Imitation Though Does Overdo The Treacle; Anne Hathaway May Have Just Entered The Oscar RaceCharming, effervescent and genuinely engaging, Ed Zwick's most recent feature-length effort, "Love And Other Drugs" is his best picture in ages and largely succeeds despite p...

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    Ashley Jensen, Sheridan Smith, Gemma Jones, Anna Chancellor & Felicity Jones Join 'Hysteria'

    AKA The Maggie Gyllenhaal Vibrator ComedyAshley Jensen ("Extras"), Sheridan Smith ("Grownups"), Gemma Jones ("You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger"), Anna Chancellor ("Pride And Prejudice") and Felicity Jones ("Cemetery Junction") have joined Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Pryce and Rupert Ev...

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    Review: 'Paranormal Activity 2' Should Appeal To Those Looking For A Cheap Scare

    And That's About It"Paranormal Activity 2" director Tod Williams doesn't follow in the footsteps of horror greats John Carpenter, Dario Argento, or George Romero. Instead he takes his plays from the book of his predecessor in the series, Oren Peli. But even with the bar set so low, fake documentary ...

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    Well, Of Course: Warner Bros. Wants A Sequel To 'Inception'

    Keep On Dreaming GuysAustralian site What's Playing -- who have been on the ground level of a few scoops of late, including the latest "Alien" prequel plot details -- are reporting that Warner Bros. are eager to make a sequel to "Inception." Well, that's kind of "No shit, really?" news but we're not...

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    Toby Jones, John Hurt, Stephen Graham & Kathy Burke Join 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy'

    75% Of British Actors Now Employed By Spy Thriller It's Friday, and Friday can only mean one thing: it's time for the now-weekly updates on the cast of Working Title's new adaptation of "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy," courtesy of Baz Bamigboye from the Daily Mail! Bamigboye's been on top of the comings and goings in the Tomas Alfredson-helmed spy project all year. While a number of actors, including Ralph Fiennes, Michael Fassbender and David Thewlis were linked to the project, but dropped out for a variety of reasons, almost all the other casting confirmations, which include Gary Oldman as lead George Smiley, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Benedic...

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