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    Woody Harrelson Says He'll Re-Team With Oren Moverman Again For A "Manhattan Murder Mystery"

    Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling have pretty staked claim to the biggest director-leading man bromance at the moment, currently lensing their Thai-set actioner "Only God Forgives," but there's another duo who are right behind the Danish-Canadian duo in that regard.

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    James Marsh Working On An Adaptation Of 'The Silent Land' For Focus Features & Talks About Projects 'Valiero' & 'El Aura'

    James Marsh might have missed out on another Oscar nomination for his excellent film "Project Nim" last week, but he's not too upset.

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    Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Cast Of "The Help" Clean Up At The SAG Awards

    I actually fell asleep before this started; long weekend, and I was tired; still recouping and adjusting from my Sundance trip; So I didn't get to watch any of it. And if you missed the show as well, here are the results, hot off the presses:

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    SAG Awards Favor 'The Help,' 'The Artist'

    The big upset of the night at the SAG Awards was Best Actor going to Jean Diujardin over George Clooney. The SAG ensemble prize for "The Help" was no surprise. Of the four Oscar nominations for the film, three were for performances. The SAG wins for Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer for &quo...

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    Weekend Box Office: Oscar Contenders Update

    The weekend after the nominations resulted in the leading contenders grossing around $30 million total, on par with recent years despite there not being one single film that boosted the total. Rather, the wealth, in varying degrees, was spread around a number of films, with “The Descendants” gaining...

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    Cinematic Catharsis at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival

    Alright, I'm going to go there: The past 12 days at the Sundance Film Festival were a bit of a rough ride. And not simply because of severely first world problems like high altitute, long lines for free liquor, mediocre movies or alcohol-fueled exhaustion. Fresh from the extraordinarily desponde...

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    Box Office: 'Albert Nobbs' is the Top Debut On Oscar-Fueled Weekend

    Roadside Attractions released its thrice-Oscar nominated "Albert Nobbs" on an ambitious 245 screens this weekend. Starring Glenn Close in an Oscar-nominated performance, "Nobbs" took in $772,730, averaging $3,154 and taking its cume to $822,981, when one includes Oscar qualifying...

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    Weekend Box Office: Liam Neeson Indie 'The Grey' Freezes Out Three Wide Openers

    With three new wide releases hitting the marketplace this weekend, along with a bevy of expanded Oscar runs, Open Road’s “The Grey” froze out the competition as it took the top spot with an estimated $20 million. The health of the marketplace overall remained robust as the total fo...

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    'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' Tops The 2012 Sundance Film Festival Awards

    It was a fait accompli pretty much from minute one. No other film at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival got as much buzz as 29-year-old first-time feature-length filmmaker Benh Zeitlin's "Beasts Of The Southern Wild," a mythical film about a 6-year-old girl who lives in a southern Delta ...

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    Weekend B.O. Jan. 27-29 (Black Cinema Hangs On!)

    Though it dropped 44% from last weekend, black cinema's Lord and Savior George Lucas' film Red Tails held on to the 4th place slot, beating Man on a Ledge; though it couldn't beat off Underworld Awakening, The Grey and One for the Money. And even that film stars the one person that EVERY...

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