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    Marrakech Film Festival '11: Sigourney Weaver Talks 'Avatar,' 'Prometheus' & Forgetting The Pain of 'Alien 3'

    It's said you should try to avoid meeting the people you admire, as they're bound to disappoint. Sigourney Weaver, however, put the lie on that entirely when we got to talk with her at the recent Marrakech International Film Festival, where she was serving as President of the short films jury. If her recent movie choices have been a bit mixed (for every "Rampart" there's an "Abduction") Weaver herself seems teflon-coated in that she can emerge from lesser films intact, and somehow any blame gets deflected onto the films themselves for not being able to capitalize properly on her particular brand of charisma. This erratic quality level has also, presumably, a lot to do with being an actress of a certain age who wants to work regularly, (and boy, does she work: 2011 saw her in 4 theatrical releases -- the aforementioned films plus "Paul" and "Cedar Rapids"); it's hardly controversial to suggest that Hollywood isn't exactly programmed for the sixtysomething actress, even someone as iconic as Weaver.

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    Review: 'Carnage' Is Fun While It Lasts, But Insubstantial & Anonymous

    Compared to his last film, Roman Polanski's "Carnage" must have been a breeze. Not that the shoot for "The Ghost Writer" was "Fitzcarraldo" or anything, but, famously, the project hit a major speed bump in September 2009, while the film was in post-production, when the helmer was arrested in Zurich, and deportation proceedings were begun against him for the statutory rape case that has overshadowed the last thirty-odd years of his career. The Swiss authorities decided not to hand Polanski over, but he still spent months in prison, and was forced to complete post on his Robert Harris adaptation from there.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Idris Elba Barely Appears In New "Ghost Rider" Trailer

    Don't blink, don't turn your head, don't even move or else you'll miss Idris Elba in this new trailer for Ghost Rider:Spirit of Vengeance movie, coming out in Februray. What you will get is a whole lot of incoherent noisy action and a shitload of CGI overkill for coke bottle glasses wearing nerdy fanboys.

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    The Best Thing About The Golden Globe Nominations?

    That Jimmy McNulty (Dominic West) and Stringer Bell (Idris Elba) are competing against each other for the Best Actor in a Miniseries/TV Movie Award. Its just too bad it wasn't 5 years ago and for "The Wire."

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    Russell Brand Sets Up Late Night Show At FX, Sells Animated Show To Fox

    With the "Arthur" remake--set to be Russell Brand's big leading man coming out party in Hollywood--tanking pretty hard, it looks like the comedian is wisely turning to television in order to build his, uh, "brand" back up. And we have to say at least one of these ideas is a pretty good one.

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    "The Bodyguard" Coming Out On Blu-Ray DVD in April

    Remember back in 1992 when it seemed that Whitney Houston was the biggest phenomenon on the planet? Not only did she have hit song after hit song after hit album, but she also starred in her first film, The Bodyguard, with the then equally big time Kevin Costner, and the result was a monster box office hit that spawned two No.1 hit songs.

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  • ReelPolitik
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    The Top 11 Political Movies of 2011

    The Top 11 Political Movies of 2011

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Weekend Preview: Star-Packed Carnage, Mission: Impossible, Sherlock Holmes & More

    The woeful recent box office should pick up after last weekend's three-year low, as new offerings are packed with headliners and appeal.

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    Watch: Nic Cage Embraces His Power In New Trailer For 'Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance'

    We can only imagine how deflated the Sony marketing department must have felt when the very geek crowd they had hoped to lure for "Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance" pretty much roundly rejected it at Harry Knowles' Butt-Numb-A-Thon last weekend. If they couldn't please those fanboys, getting everyone else interested is going to be a herculean task.

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    Watch: The Year In Black Cinema In 7 Minutes - A Shadow And Act Video Compilation

    It's that time of the year again... 2 more weeks until 2011 ends; 10 more days till Christmas day; critics, media outlets and other film organizations are announcing their "best of the year" lists; awards season nominees; year-end wrap-ups, etc...

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