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    Pic From G-Star Ad Campaign Shot By Anton Corbijn Featuring Gemma Arterton

    While "The American" did some decent business, hauling in nearly $70 million worldwide on a budget of $20 million, the anti-thriller failed to gain traction with critics. And it deserved better. Methodically paced, meditative and haunting, it's a film whose emotions play out in the roiling interior of the central assassin, with his feelings and motivations revealed in small moments thanks to a stoic and nuanced performance by George Clooney. While we think the critical community needs to give the film a reassessment, at least the financial success of the picture means that it could make things easier for Anton Corbijn to get his next picture ...

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    SnagFilms Raises $10 Million from Comcast, NEA

    SnagFilms, founded two years ago by filmanthropist Ted Leonsis, has raised $10 million from New Enterprise Associates and Comcast Interactive Capital. SnagFilms has a library of more than 2000 documentaries that it releases on the internet; it shares revenues from short ads with filmmakers.

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    Duncan Jones Says Sci-Fi Project 'Mute' Is "In Limbo," 'Blade Runner' Homage Next

    "Moon" Director Says Long-Gestating Sci-Fi Mystery Is Being Shelved For Now, Instead Will Come A "Future City" FilmLast we checked in with Duncan Jones, life was good. His sophomore effort “Source Code,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga and Jeffrey Wright had been announced as the opening night film of the 2011 SXSW Film Festival and the world seemed to be his oyster. The director, who landed loudly on the cinematic map with his haunting and modest sci-fi debut, "Moon," looked to have two projects brewing as a follow-up to "Source Code," which hits theaters later this year on April 15th. One was called a completely un...

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    Palm Springs Fest Honors "Whistleblower" & "Gods and Men" Capping 22nd Fest

    Canadian director Larysa Kondracki's "The Whistleblower" lead the audience winners at the 22nd Palm Springs International Film Festival over the weekend, winning the best narrative feature prize, while Greg Jacobs and Jon Siskel's "Louder Than a Bomb" took the best documentary feature prize in the a...

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    Lee Byung-hun aka Storm Shadow To Return For 'G.I. Joe 2'; Shooting Starts In June For 2012 Release

    Stephen Sommers be damned, "G.I. Joe 2" is going get made with him or without him. The director, who was the center of all kinds of drama the first time around, was recently revealed not to be returning to the Paramount toy franchise, but it certainly looks as if casting is getting underway.

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    TV Review: Ricky Gervais' Golden Globes Implosion

    If you were watching Ricky Gervais host the Golden Globes on Sunday, for the first hour you could tell you were watching a go-for-broke performance that would become -- and I‘m not exaggerating – legendary, a benchmark by which other flameout hosting gigs are measured. In his opening ...

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    Vin Diesel Locked And Loaded For A Sixth 'Fast And Furious'?

    We suppose it's better than "The Pacifier 2."

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    New Looks At 'The Hangover 2,' 'Tower Heist,' 'Sucker Punch,' 'Abduction,' 'Source Code' & More

    Also 'Unknown,' 'Larry Crowne,' 'Footloose' & 'Take Me Home TonightWhile its award season and everyone still has 2010 in the rear view mirror, there is a brand new year of movies ahead, and with the tentpole season soon set to begin, the LA Times has unveiled a cornucopia of new pics and stills from...

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    Well-Matched, Well-Played, Robert Downey: Watch Him at the Globes

    Ricky Gervais' monologue and Robert Downey Jr.'s comeback were the most talked-about moments at last night's Golden Globes, for good reason. While most of the audience seemed so flummoxed by Gervais' often brilliant skewering that they couldn't decide whether to laugh, Downey volleyed back with the...

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