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    Oscar Talk: Little Movies That Can't, Michael Douglas, Animated Top Three, Alice in Wonderland

    In this week's Oscar Talk, for those of you who haven't listened to the podcast, Anne Thompson and Kris Tapley discuss films that may deserve Oscar consideration for performances, but likely won't get any. Welcome To The Rileys, for example, would in another world get attention for James Gandolfini,...

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    'Ghost Rider 2' Gets Budget Slashed By $60 Million, Will Be Made For A Paltry $75 Million

    Nicolas Cage Will Somehow Have To Survive With A $7 Million PaycheckIndustry analysts claim the recession ended in June 2009, but how can that be true if it still troubles our superheroes? It was just 2007 when Nicolas Cage was suited up to play Johnny Blaze in "Ghost Rider," a film budgeted north o...

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    John Slattery & Sam Elliott In Early Mix For J. Jonah Jameson In 'Spider-Man'

    John Slattery Doomed To Life Of Silver Haired Characters Thanks To Premature Graying; Hollywood, He Will Dye For RolesWith every other major tentpole breaking news this morning, why not one more right? It looks like casting news is once again heating up around Marc Webb's "Spider-Man" as filmmakers ...

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    Review: 'Monsters' An Inventive Alien Invasion Road Movie

    This is a repost of a review that ran earlier this year during TIFF 2010. The film is in limited release starting this week.

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    Review: 'The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest' Completes Tepid Crime Trilogy

    Oh, Noomi Rapace, how you’ve dazzled us. Through three Stieg Larsson-inspired adventures, you’ve jumped, screamed, sexed and hacked your way into filmgoers’ imaginations, even if they were only art house patrons. Your angular cheekbones, androgynous chin and bouncy night-black hair have undergone se...

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    Big Screen | The Week's Top 5: From Halloween To Kristen Stewart To The Millennium Trilogy Finale

    Each week here at indieWIRE, five recommendations for theatrical viewing pleasure are being offered up, tackling everything from new releases, to film festivals, to curated series, and events around North America. This week, a slew of Halloween related cinematic events that are occurring across Nort...

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    J.J. Abrams' Mysterious 'Super 8' Will Hit Theaters On June 10, 2011

    While details are being kept under lock and key for J.J. Abrams' forthcoming alien pic "Super 8" we won't have to wait too long to find out what just what's in store. The film has been given a summer blockbuster ready release date of June 10, 2011.

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    Andrew Sullivan's Best Practices for Bloggers: Honesty, Integrity, Corrections, the F-Word

    Atlantic Monthly political blogger Andrew Sullivan takes on the issue of journalism rules for bloggers in this video. He says you can't regulate or enforce, but that readers will discover who is honest and who isn't. He believes that bloggers should not lie, should correct things when they are wrong...

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    European Film Academy's Doc Nominations

    The European Film Academy (EFA) has made their nomination picks for their documentary category. Janus Metz's "Armadillo," Patricio Guzman's "Nostalgia for the Light," and "Steam of Life," from directors Joonas Berghall and Mika Hotakainen round out the three nominees.

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    Production Watch: Dark Knight Rises (in 2-D), Aronofsky's Machine Man, Goodfellas TV Prequel

    - The Dark Knight Rises for Chris Nolan, but his villain is still unclear: whoever it is (and it's NOT the Riddler), Heath Ledger's Joker will be impossible to top. By playing it safe with the title, Warner Bros. is betting that box office numbers will match those of Nolan's second Batman installmen...

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