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    Exclusive: 'Dragon Tattoo' Producer Scott Rudin Replies To David Denby's Upcoming New Yorker Review Embargo Break

    If you follow movie insider baseball news you may have heard the embargo on Sony's "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" is about to break tomorrow in the New Yorker via a full-blown review by author David Denby, a member of the New York Film Critics Circle. In a controversial move that is now taking on a greater ripple effect than they likely expected, the NYFCC had moved their year-end voting deadline ahead a few weeks earlier this year, in order to be first out of the gate with their 2011 awards. But, the organization was rushed to see everything in time, and while Warner Bros. declined to screen "Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close" early for the organization, Sony provided 'Dragon Tattoo' under the wire (the NYFCC actually moved their voting back one more day to accomodate the screening). This is where Denby, along with his fellow NYC colleagues, were granted early access to see the film (though it's been said less critical Fincher fanboys have also seen the picture).

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Sony, Rudin Fight Back Against The New Yorker for Breaking The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Review Embargo

    Scott Rudin is pissed. And so is Sony. They feel strongly that the New York Film Critics Circle made a deal with them to honor a worldwide December 13 review embargo on David Fincher's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," which opens December 21. The studio and the filmmakers went out of their way to screen the movie for the NYFCC on November 28; the critics delayed their voting by one day in order to see the film. Every member agreed in writing to honor the embargo. During their vote, the critics did not give the film any awards. But critic David Denby (who fought against moving the voting earlier this year) went ahead and filed a review for The New Yorker for the issue that hits the stands on Monday, December 5, a week ahead of the embargo deadline.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    FOX Announces Mid-March Premiere For "Touch"; Danny Glover And Gugu Mbatha-Raw To Co-Star

    FOX has recently announced their mid-season replacement show line-up, and the Keifer Sutherland-led Touch is among them.  As we told you here on S&A some months ago, co-starring with the former 24 star will be Danny Glover and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Tyrannosaur Tops British Independent Film Awards, Fassbender Wins Best Actor

    The 14th British Independent Film Awards, created by Raindance in 1998 to celebrate and promote merit and achievement in British independent films, gave three awards to "Tyrannosaur": for Best British Independent Film, Best Debut Director Paddy Considine, and Best Actress Olivia Colman, who beat Tilda Swinton for "We Need to Talk About Kevin"; Lynne Ramsay won Best Director. Michael Fassbender continues to strengthen his position in the Oscar race, by winning Best Actor for "Shame."   Previous winners include "The King’s Speech," "Moon," "Control," "Slumdog Millionaire," "The Constant Gardener" and "This Is England." Nominees and winners (bold) are listed below.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Listen Now! S&A Hot Topics Podcast Show ("There's Something About The Johnsons," Viola Davis and "Shame")

    It's that time...another S&A live podcast show with the crew!  As I stated before, we will not disappoint.  Here's our Hot Topics list:

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  • Shadow and Act
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    IMDB Adds Rutina Wesley To Cast of Ridley Scott's Sci-Fi Thriller "Prometheus"

    Since we're taking IMDB's credibility with a grain of salt; we can say that HBO True Blood actress Rutina Wesley has rumoredly joined the cast of Ridley Scott's Sci-Fi thriller Prometheus in the role of a character named Lara.

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    Weekend B.O. (Dec. 2-4) - The Juggernaut That Is Twilight

    I'm a guy so I don't understand at all what the deal is with these movies, but Breaking Dawn again was No. 1, and, so far, looks like it can't be stopped, with worldwide box office totals at over $532 million.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Weekend Box Office: Twilight and Muppets Hold Top Spots, Hugo Moves Into Third Place

    A post-Thanksgiving hangover held sway at the sluggish weekend box office as most films saw steep percentage drops. The total gross for all films was an estimated $82 million, down some 5% from the comparable frame last year, when Disney’s “Tangled” topped the charts with $21.6 million in its second week. Summit’s “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1” clung to the top slot for the third consecutive weekend, taking in an estimated $16.9 million, down 59%, bringing the total to date for the vampire-romancer to an impressive $247.3 million. It's the first time a "Twilight" pic held onto number one for three weeks. 

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    African Diaspora International Film Festival Sunday 12/4 Highlights From Tunisia, Cameroon, Brazil... What To See Today

    Continuing on with the day-to-day happenings at the ongoing African Diaspora International Film Festival here in NYC...

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Sony Tries To Keep Review Lid on Fincher's Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    Sony is trying to contain critics who are itching to review David Fincher's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," which has an official review embargo date of December 13 in advance of its December 21 release. Studios use reviews as marketing fodder, and figure if they screen a film in advance for press, they have the right to demand that the media hold off on tweets, posts and publishing until closer to release.

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