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    'Tron: Legacy,' Or: A Spectacle of Nothingness.

    The legacy of "Tron" signifies a paradox that insults its biggest fans. That's probably unintentional, but this "machine to dazzle and delight us," as Roger Ebert called the original movie in 1982, no longer simply rejoices in the prospects of technological invention. Instead, a franchise built arou...

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    Watch: Announcement Trailer For 'Transformers 3' Has Lens Flare, Clanking Noises & Lame Backstory

    So, when is a teaser trailer not a teaser trailer? When it's an ANNOUNCEMENT TRAILER. That's right fools, Michael Bay plays by his rules and he's not gonna call the first trailer for "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" something sissy like a "teaser trailer." Sounds like the name of a backwoods brothel...

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    Review: 'The Tourist' Is Not Worth Getting Out Your Passport For

    From the very first shot of the film, director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck makes it evident that "The Tourist" will attempt to be flashy, frothy entertainment. An impeccably dressed police captain climbs into the back of a van with three more impeccably dressed officers, bringing them a tray of espresso, in some pretty fabulous looking takeout cups (no grimy We Are Happy To Serve You style cups for these guys). It's a minor detail, but the scene is indicative of the film as a whole. More often choosing fabulous locations, set design and attire over realism, charm or originality, "The Tourist" mostly feels like walking through a very expe...

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    UPDATE: Iraq's First Academy Award Nomination?

    Son of Babylon film, has simultaneous global screenings to recognize 10th December, International Human Rights Day - including special UK solidarity screening at Leeds University Occupation. Leeds, UK 9th December, 2010 - Son of Babylon, Iraq’s official entry for the Golden Globes and Oscars 2011 will simultaneously screen internationally, giving new audiences the opportunity to see the extraordinary film by director Mohamed Al-Daradji. The film was made with the intent to raise awareness of the 1,000,000 + people who are currently missing in Iraq, as well as inspiring activism that will help find answers for their families. Human Film have ...

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    Watch: Jesse Eisenberg & Anne Hathaway As Love Birds In The Animated 'Rio'

    Is This Why Pixar's 'Newt' Was Cancelled?Ever since his debut in 2002's "Roger Dodger," Jesse Eisenberg's career has gone from strength to strength. Following that film fairly swiftly with a brilliant performance in Noah Baumbach's "The Squid and the Whale," before having a banner year in 2009 with ...

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    As You Were: 'Alien' Prequel Not Called 'Paradise,' Doesn't Have A Cast, Only One Movie

    So, rumors started flying at the end of last week that the "Alien" prequel, or prequels, which has been set for most of the year to be Ridley Scott's next film, would possibly be delayed for as much as a year, despite talk that the film would be getting under way shortly. As we reported yesterday, ...

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    Anne Hathaway & Possibly Bradley Cooper Joining David O. Russell's 'The Silver Linings Playbook'

    After the debacle that was the "I Heart Huckabees" video leak, and the financially compromised "Nailed" -- which he eventually took his name off of -- director David O. Russell is bouncing off the ropes hard and having quite the comeback in 2010 with the winning boxing tale, "The Fighter" starring M...

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    Charlize Theron Eyes Clint Eastwood's 'J. Edgar' With Leonardo DiCaprio

    Yep, it's one of those days. Not long after it was revealed that "The Social Network" up-and-comer Armie Hammer was in talks to join Clint Eastwood's "J. Edgar," a big name is now being linked to the upcoming film.

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    HONOR ROLL 2010 | "Blue Valentine" Director Derek Cianfrance

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part of a daily December series that will feature new or previously published interviews, profiles and first-persons of some of the year's best filmmakers, writers, actors and actresses. This edition is are two separate interviews with "Blue Valentine" directors Derek Cianfran...

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    Armie Hammer In Talks To Play Leonardo DiCaprio's Lover In Clint Eastwood's 'J. Edgar'

    Yes, The Title Has Changed From 'Hoover'Good things are happening to the smaller players from David Fincher's critically acclaimed and Oscar bound "The Social Network." Rooney Mara was hired on by the helmer for his hotly buzzed adaptation of Stieg Larsson's "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" and now...

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