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    'Tangled Ever After' Short To Play In Front Of 'Beauty & The Beast 3D'

    One of the biggest suprises last fall both critically and commercially was Disney's fairy tale riff "Tangled." It seemed to arrive in theaters without much hoopla, but the movie powered its way to nearly $600 million worldwide, strong reviews and a big thumbs up from audiences. Smelling a franchise on their hands, the studio is quickly making sure that the movie and characters stay fresh in the minds of moviegoers until a full-length sequel hits theaters.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol to Premiere in Dubai, Site of Cruise's Daunting Tower Climb

    Brad Bird Talks Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol: IMAX vs. 3-D, Animation vs. Live Action, Trailer

    Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol to Premiere in Dubai, Site of Cruise's Daunting Tower Climb

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    Lena Olin & Tobias Zilliacus Join Lasse Hallström's Thriller 'The Hypnotist'

    It’s an age-old story: Directors establish themselves abroad, then Hollywood's doors swing wide and virtually no one is impervious to her lucrative charms. More often than not, they’re chewed up and spit out (George Sluizer, Oliver Hirschbiegel) or they flourish and slowly but surely lose their original aesthetic (Paul Verhoeven).

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Oscar Watch: Janet McTeer Talks Gender-Bending Albert Nobbs and Glenn Close

    Janet McTeer didn't mean to steal the gender-bender drama "Albert Nobbs" from its writer-producer-star, Glenn Close, who developed and willed the $8-million period film into being. But McTeer does, partly because the tall powerful stage actress (Oscar-nominated for "Tumbleweeds") has the showier part as free-wheeling house painter Hubert. Actors will recognize the degree of difficulty for the diminutive Close, whose character is locked in a 30-year prison, passing as a man in 19th century Dublin. While Nobbs is closed in, lonely and isolated, hiding behind a mask, frightened of any disturbance in her world, Hubert owns the physicality and freedom of a man--and lives with a woman. My video interview with McTeer is below.

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    Watch: Robert De Niro Writes Masterpieces In Trailer For 'Being Flynn' With Paul Dano

    It's pretty easy to be hard on Robert De Niro these days, given his ratio of good/bad tends to be wildly uneven, but every once in a while he seems to pull out a decent movie. Last year's "Stone" was tremendously underrated by most, and featured a pretty terrific turn by De Niro and this latest effort looks like a return to the form that we often forget the actor has.  Asking yourself why you haven't heard of it? Well, perhaps you remember it as the adapation of Nick Flynn's acclaimed memoir "Another Bullshit Night In Suck City."

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    Up Close & (More) Personal

    I received a few nice messages since my first blog post, which has motivated me to begin writing this (my second) one earlier than I expected. One “reader” already suggested that I make them (my posts) “more personal”, which made me think more about their purpose and my intention for writing them. PERSONALLY, I think it is too early to predict how personal my contributions will become, although it is true that I have an aversion to writing about myself. I mean, who really cares what I did on the weekend or what my favourite (that’s “favorite” to some of you!) short and feature films are?

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    Watch: Kevin Spacey Does Triple Duty In Ads For American Airlines

    While most Hollywood actors go overseas to get paid big bucks to do TV ads, Kevin Spacey isn't your average actor. He's been working with American Airlines for a while now and just in time for the holiday season, he's done three more spots for the company, that are actually not too bad at all.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch Episode 1 Of New Comedy Web Series "The Married Bachelor"

    Continuing the S&A web series kick... here's another one for you all to watch and comment on. It's called The Married Bachelor, a relationship comedy that comes from writer/producer/director Marquis Smalls. 

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    TRAILER WATCH: Hunger Games Arrives with Stoic Jennifer Lawrence, Photo Gallery

    The trailer for the first installment of "The Hunger Games" looks like solid commercial mainstream fun--with a reality TV vibe. Will it please fans of the Suzanne Collins novels? Tell us what you think. Here's more of our coverage. The trailer is below, along with a trailer photo gallery.

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    Wes Anderson Says 'Moonrise Kingdom' Has A "Big Musical Element" To It, But It Won't Rely On "Songs"

    Wes Anderson Says 'Moonrise Kingdom' Has A "Big Musical Element" To It, But It Won't Rely On "Songs"

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