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    Sacha Baron Cohen Cast As Monsieur Thenardier In Tom Hooper's 'Les Miserables'

    It looks like Sacha Baron Cohen is set to get musical and go French once again. The man who squared off against Johnny Depp in "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street," and recently twirled a villainous moustache as the station inspector in "Hugo," is combining skills from both movies for his latest role.

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    Mark Strong Reveals His 'John Carter' Character Matai Shang Will Differ From The Books by Edgar Rice Burroughs

    Mark Strong -- who can be seen this weekend as betrayed spy Jim Prideaux in "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" -- already has another book adaption and another Cold War piece in his orbit for next year, with "John Carter" (formerly "John Carter of Mars") and "Closer to the Moon."

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  • ReelPolitik
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    "Presumed Guilty" Biggest Mexican Doc of All Time; Beats "Fahrenheit 9/11"

    One of the biggest box office success stories of the year, south of the border, was the release of "Presumed Guilty," a scathing indictment of the Mexican justice system that debuted on POV in the U.S. last year. According to an annual industry report, the film -- directed by lawyer-turned-filmmaker Roberto Hernandez -- became the third highest-grossing Mexican film of the year (at $6.33 million), just below Warner Bros's animated kids film "Top Cat" and a comic crime film called "Saving Private Perez." What's more, it bested Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" to become the highest-grossing documentary ever in Mexico.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Take a Look at the Busiest Woman in Movies This Year: Jessica Chastain

    If you haven't seen Jessica Chastain in a movie this year, you haven't been to the movies because she has been in five, some big and some small.  Most actors would be lucky to have one role that gets some notice, but this 30 year old woman has proved herself in all these films.  Her biggest problem this year is that she is competing with herself for an Oscar. 

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  • Shadow and Act
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    First Look At Anthony Mackie In New Still Images From Heist Flick "Man On A Ledge"

    Aha! There he is! I knew he was in this flick, despite the fact that he was just about absent from the film's first trailer (posted back in September). We see more of him in this one still image than we did in the entire 3-minute trailer. 

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    New Poster For Mel Gibson's 'How I Spent My Summer Vacation'

    It seems that America and/or Hollywood isn't quite ready to forgive Mel Gibson just yet. His attempted comeback films -- the dreadful "Edge Of Darkness" and the middling "The Beaver" -- weren't the vehicles they were supposed to be, and his offscreen behaviour has continued to dog the actor. And while he was rumored for a couple of new projects this year -- the international heist thriller "Sleight" as well as a Jewish historical epic -- they both seem to be stalled and/or have courted controversy. So given the uneasy relationship the industry continues to have with the actor/writer/director it's no suprise he still has one movie sitting on the shelf, waiting to be released.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Another Interesting Teaser for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

    Another Interesting Teaser for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

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  • The Playlist
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    To Cap Off The Year Of The Movie Dog, Sherlock Holmes' Hound Gets His Own Poster

    For a dog-lover, like many of us at The Playlist, 2011 has a been a great year at the films for screen pups. From Uggie in "The Artist" and Snowy in "The Adventures of Tintin" to Cosmo in "Beginners" and Skeletor in "50/50," mutts have been stealing the show left, right and center, finally leaving cats in the dust. While the Academy stubbornly refuse to add a canine category to recognize our four-legged friends, one of the biggest movies of the Christmas season has decided to put a dog at the forefront of its promo material.

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    Watch: Emma Roberts Is 'The Girl With The Tramp Stamp Tattoo'

    With only a few weeks to go until its release, anticipation is reaching something closer to fever pitch for one of the biggest films of the year. Starring one of the most hotly touted young actresses of the moment, in the biggest stretch of her career to date, the film delves into the dark heart of Sweden, uncovering the truth behind a series of murders, and the rotten heart of one of the country's most prominent families. With reviews set to hit any day now (after that embargo controversy earlier in the week), we've now been given our most revealing glimpse yet at Emma Roberts in "The Girl With The Tramp Stamp Tattoo."

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    Listen: Jonsi's "Ævin Endar" From 'We Bought A Zoo"; Full Soundtrack Now Streaming

    This holiday season, Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi is taking his Icelandic brand of lovely post-rock to the silver screen, scoring Cameron Crowe’s “We Bought a Zoo,” which has so far gotten the “It’s good for what it is” stamp of approval from most critics, including us.

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