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    Armond White Plays Host at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards

    New York Film Critics Circle Awards chairman Armond White cut a dapper figure as the evening’s host on Monday night, but he was also something of a jerk at his own show.

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    Terry Gilliam Casts Unknowns In His Short Film 'The Wholly Family'

    Shooting started this week on Terry Gilliam's mysterious short "The Wholly Family" (which may be changing titles before all is said and done) and the cast for the film has been revealed: don't worry if you never heard of them.

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    The Clock

    Judy Garland’s first non-musical role as an adult was in the second picture in a row directed by Vincente Minnelli (after their popular turn-of-the-century color musical Meet Me in St. Louis), and was released the same year he became her second husband, about twelve months before their daughter Liza...

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    Watch: New Trailer For 'Priest' Is About Faith Or Vampires Or Something

    Pushed back multiple times and then eventual post-converted into 3D, Screen Gems' vampire thingy "Priest" is really and truly finally hitting theaters and while it looks completely terrible, with a pretty prime spring release date, maybe the final joke will be us. After all, audiences ate up the las...

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    Daniel Craig Offically Back As 007, New Bond Set For November 9, 2012; Sam Mendes Directing

    With "The Hobbit" now all set to go in front of cameras, MGM is now prepping another one of their bonafide franchises for a return to cinemas.

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    James Bond 23 Will Shoot in Late 2011 with November 2012 Release Date

    EON producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, finally released from the constraints of MGM's bankruptcy, are free to commit to going forward with James Bond 23, which has been stalled while they waited for MGM to come out of its financial quagmire. New MGM co-chairs Gary Barber and Roger Bir...

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    On DVD: "The Freebie" and "Heartbreaker" are Must-See Date Night Rentals

    Obviously today's big home video release is "The Social Network," which you've likely already seen. But in case you're just getting to it or revisiting the likely Best Picture winner and wish to discuss it (more), here's a link to all our posts regarding its alleged sexism, truth problems, etc. Also...

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    Peter Weir Shunned Stanley Kubrick, Made 'Green Card' Out Of Depression & 10 Things Learned...

    ...About The Filmmaker's Career: Venerable Australian Director Discusses His Oeuvre At The Film Society of Lincoln CenterWhen Australian filmmaker Peter Weir talks, we listen, and so should you. The veteran director, responsible for the unimpeachable arty '70s classics, "Picnic At Hanging Rock" and "The Last Wave"; the across-the-board successful "The Truman Show," "Witness," and "Dead Poets Society"; and the arty-intelligent epics "Master And Commander" and fresh-faced "The Way Back" -- his latest, prison escape drama starring Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Colin Farrell and Saoirse Ronan -- was revered in a retrospective at the Film Society of Li...

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    Casting Watch: Theron vs. Rapace For Alien, Hobbit Reunites Cast, Hawkes and Parker for Indie Drama

    - Charlize Theron won't be joining Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer and new cast member Ed Westwick in Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar. Naomi Watts and Amy Adams are being eyed by Eastwood to fill the role of Helen Gandy (Hoover's personal secretary). Who can blame Theron for turning down a secretary when she's set to play the Evil Queen in Unviersal's Snow White and the Huntsman. Twentieth Century Fox reportedly is rewriting their Alien franchise prequel for Theron, but director Ridley Scott seems to be favoring Dragon Tattoo's Noomi Rapace. Theron is the only female movie star beyond Angelina Jolie who can carry an action movie--while less-known S...

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    Cinematographers Pick Five Nominees, True Grit In, Fighter Out

    The American Society of Cinematographers nominees are revealing. Again, the group is rewarding movies that are big and visual:

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