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    Amber Heard To Star Opposite Dominic Cooper In Albert Hughes' 'Motor City'

    Not to be confused with "Broken City," directed by his brother Allen Hughes, Albert Hughes is gearing up for "Motor City" and his film has now found its female lead.

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    Chris Evans Replaces James Franco In Mob Flick 'The Iceman'

    Chris Evans has had a wonky year to say the least. While he led the blockbuster hit "Captain America: The First Avenger," his ventures outside the comic book movie were less successful. The gritty drama "Puncture" didn't quite catch on and the less said about "What's Your Number" the better. While he's certainly proven himself as a superhero (more than once thanks to the "Fantastic Four" films), he's still establishing himself as a serious actor, though this next project could find him flexing his thespian skills, instead of his biceps.

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    Hugo: Scorsese's Magical Christmas Gift

    The magnificent opening sequence of Hugo transports us into its enchanting world. In 3-D, we are suddenly under softly falling snowflakes as the camera soars over the cityscape of Paris, the Eiffel Tower in the distance, then in a single shot keeps traveling down to the platform of a train station before soaring again up behind the station’s giant clock, to the room where a boy named Hugo lives. This stunning filmmaking calls to mind the famous uncut tracking shot in Martin Scorsese’s more typical Goodfellas, but that’s the last time you’ll be reminded of the present day.  Hugo is so thoroughly entrancing, for the time you’re watching it you might be living inside a magical Paris of 1931.

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    Sundance 2012 Predictions - 10 Black Films That May Debut At The Festival In January

    The 2012 Sundance Film Festival is almost upon us - just shy of 2 months away actually. The festival usually starts to unveil its lineup during the first week of December (next week Thursay is the first of the month), and I'll assume that those filmmakers who submitted their films for selection consideration likely already know whether they're in or not.

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    Charlize Theron Says 'Fury Road' Delays Nearly Kept Her Out Of 'Young Adult'

    Charlize Theron Says 'Fury Road' Delays Nearly Kept Her Out Of 'Young Adult'

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    Gospel Duo Mary Mary Getting Reality Show On WEtv Network

    Despite the increased criticism of reality shows, networks are steadily  adding more to their lineups.  Obviously, they're ratings gold and WEtv network has just signed on the popular gospel, sister duo Mary Mary for a show tentatively titled Mary Mary.

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    Jason Segel Hopes 'The Muppets' Will Lead To The Return Of 'The Muppet Show,' Says Rough Cut Was Three Hours Long

    Jason Segel Hopes 'The Muppets' Will Lead To The Return Of 'The Muppet Show,' Says Rough Cut Was Three Hours Long

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    Guest Post: In Heaven, Underground

    When I was asked five years ago if I could make a documentary about the Weissensee cemetery in Berlin I was full of fascination for Europe’s largest Jewish cemetery still in use - but also skeptical. Who would go to the cinema to watch a cemetery film? The special nature of the Weissensee cemetery, the mixture of stone graves and wild and rampant nature, the miracle that this site survived the Nazi era without being destroyed – can be best experienced by going there oneself.

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    Joel Edgerton Opts Out Of '300: Battle Of Artemisium', Tate Taylor Turns Down Melissa McCarthy's 'Tammy'

    You can't stop Hollywood from trying to make stars, even if the audience isn't biting. After the complete failure of "Warrior" and "The Thing," Joel Edgerton remains in demand, evevn if he can still walk the streets completely unrecognized. He was in the mix for a potential supporting role in the now-defunct "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." and recently was sought to play Themosticles in the currently-gestating "300: Battle Of Artemisium." However, Variety has heard something new on the Aussie grapevine: they're reporting that Edgerton has turned the role down, leaving the Noam Murro actioner without a leading man.

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    Are the Best Movie Characters of 2011 Animals?

    The other night I caught Mike Mills’ “Beginners,” which will probably (surprisingly) make my top ten fiction film list for this year if I make one. One of the best parts of the film is the Jack Russell terrier, Arthur (played by Cosmo), especially when he’s given subtitled speech. And so I was reminded of some other great dogs I’ve seen in movies lately. Two in particular were the only thing I really loved about their respective films: Uggie, the Asta/Skippy-like pup from “The Artist” and the animated Snowy from “The Adventures of Tintin.”

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