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    Ryan Reynolds Comedy 'Waiting....' To Become Half Hour Sitcom

    So, for the thirty-seven of you who might actually care, the 2005 Ryan Reynolds comedy "Waiting...." is being turned into half-hour television show by Comedy Central.

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    David Lynch's Top Five Films for AFI Fest 2010

    AFI Fest 2010's Guest Director, David Lynch, has chosen five films for his special sidebar program. Lynch graduated from AFI in 1970, and his first feature film, which was made while he was a Fellow at AFI's Center for Advanced Film Studies, Eraserhead, will also be screened. Lynch's five (fabulous,...

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    Confirmed: Jean-Luc Godard Has Better Things To Do, Won't Attend Ceremony For Honorary Oscar

    Not so much of a surprise. The Academy has officially confirmed that Jean-Luc Godard won't be attending the Governors Award to accept his honorary Oscar, capping off a particularly tragi-comic tale.

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    Robert Downey Jr. To Bail On Alfonso Cuaron's 'Gravity'?

    Last we heard, Sandra Bullock had signed on to join Alfonso Cuaron's ailing sci-fi thriller "Gravity," but now doubts are being raised about whether or not long-attached co-star Robert Downey Jr., will stay on board the film.

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    Box Office: "Gym" Top Opener In Slow Specialty Market (UPDATED)

    While the studios continued to see overwhelmingly strong October openings with the huge debut of "Paranormal Activity 2", the specialty market had a relatively slow weekend. According to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier today, Zipporah Films' release of Frederick Wiseman's acclaimed doc "Boxin...

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    Godard Will Miss the Academy's Governors Awards

    The Academy confirms that filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard will not be making the trek across the pond to attend the November 13 Governor's Awards at the Kodak Theatre. Last year, when ailing John Calley couldn't accept the Thalberg award, a heavyweight roster of past winners turned up to honor him, inclu...

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    Who On Middle-Earth Are They? A Guide To The New Cast Members Of 'The Hobbit'

    After a few years of rumors, scuttlebutt, delays and crises, the first official cast members for "The Hobbit," the two prequel films to "Lord of the Rings," were announced on Thursday. Originally intended to be directed by Guillermo Del Toro, who bowed out in the summer, Peter Jackson eventually agr...

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    CMJ '10: 'The Promise' Delves Into The Making Of A Bruce Springsteen Classic

    The album is a lost art form in this age of auto tuned singles and iTunes. Nowadays, we rarely get to see a band lauded because of a timeless double-sided cohesive expression of themselves, never mind a follow up album to a classic. This is what makes "The Promise: The Making of Darkness On The Edge...

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    Michael Mann Adds Gangster Pic 'Big Tuna' & Medieval 'Agincourt' As Potential Next Films

    Things have a been little bit quiet on the Michael Mann front since his lukewarm and somewhat middling "Public Enemies" last year. He's currently hard at work on the David Milch-scribed horse-racing world drama HBO series "Lucky" starring Dustin Hoffman. But in a recent interview with the Financial ...

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    Production Watch: Bourne Disses Damon, Tony Scott for Top Gun Sequel, How To Reject A Movie Plot

    Matt Damon says he found out about writer-director Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton) directing the fourth Bourne installment the same way we did - the internet. He told Parade Magazine, “I found out they’re making another when somebody saw it on the Internet. Nobody bothered to call me." Just as we suggested, he surmises: "I’m not in it, but even so, they’ll work Bourne into the title, I guess. Universal just wants to call everything the Bourne something. So I guess they are trying to make another franchise, and as they say, ‘It isn’t over until it’s over.'" Damon boxed himself into this corner by refusing to rejoin the franchise without director...

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