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    Review: 'The Sunset Limited' Is A Lot Of Talk, Talk, Talk

    Cormac McCarthy + Tommy Lee Jones + Samuel L. Jackson. Do we have your attention? Well, it certainly caught ours as those three names alone would get us curious about whatever it is they're involved with, but if you're expecting a dusty western or grim gothic tale you're going to be in for a bit of surprise. "The Sunset Limited" is based on McCarthy's play and its conceit is quite simple: two guys in an apartment talking about all the fun stuff like religion, death and whether human nature is defaulted to suffering or happiness. So maybe this isn't too outside of McCarthy's regular wheelhouse.

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    NYC's Film Society of Lincoln Center Presents Awesome Soviet Western Series

    Soviet Westerns? That sounds awesome.

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    Tom Cruise Signs On For 'Rock Of Ages,' Will Sing Bon Jovi

    Finally. After months and months of all sorts of names being linked to "Rock Of Ages," the biggest one of them all has finally signed on marking the first actual casting for the film.

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    Wayne Wang To Direct Albert Einstein Biopic

    Wayne Wang's career has certainly been eclectic. He broke through with a trifecta of critical and arthouse faves with "The Joy Luck Club," "Smoke" and "Blue In The Face" but he's also taken big swings into broad mainstream fare ("Maid In Manhattan," "Last Holiday") while still taking chances on ambitious independent pics ("The Center Of The World"). And the ever restless Wang is now switching things up again.

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    Iceland Volcano Chaos, Part 2: Apocalypse!

    Geologists detected the high risk of a new eruption after evaluating an increased swarm of earthquakes around the island's second largest volcano. Pall Einarsson, a professor of geophysics at the University of Iceland, says the area around Bárdarbunga is showing signs of increased activity, which provides "good reason to worry". He told the country's national TV station that a low number of seismometer measuring devices in the area is making it more difficult to determine the scale and likely outcome of the current shifts.But he said there was "every reason to worry" as the sustained earthquake tremors to the north east of the remote volcano range are the strongest recorded in recent times and there was "no doubt" the lava was rising.

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    Review: 'Gnomeo And Juliet' And The Existential Plight Of The Lawn Gnome

    In the "Toy Story" movies, though credibility was strained, an effort was made to keep humanity in the dark about the existence of toys that move on their own. Because of the lack of actual damage done, and with a certain ambiguity towards their adventures, there was no need to question the actual existence of the toys as some sort of fluke in God's grand design.

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    Lionsgate, Studiocanal, Miramax Sign Home Video Deal

    The new Miramax business plan is about exploiting the 550-title library acquired from Disney--in all media: DVD, Blu-ray, EST and online and global cable VOD.

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    London Critics Bring "Social Network"'s Best Picture Tally To a Whopping 30

    Here's the big list. Suggestively, with only the Oscars and BAFTAs left to go, this is "The Social Network"'s final number.

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    Antoine Fuqua's 'Tupac' Moving Ahead, Will Shoot Late Spring/Early Summer

    Looks like some PR reps were playing their cards very close to the chest. Last month, some rumors began circulating about Antoine Fuqua's gestating biopic of rapper Tupac Shakur with an April start date being whispered for the film. We made some inquiries and were told an April production start for the film wasn't in the cards as Fuqua would be busy shooting the pilot for Fox's "Exit Strategy." But it's clear that some of those rumors had a basis for truth as the film is definitely moving forward and while it might not lens in April, don't be surprised if in May the pieces start coming together.

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    New Images From Wong Kar-Wai's 'The Grandmasters'

    Our love for Wong Kar-Wai knows almost no bounds, even if the director's been slightly off his game in the last few years ("2046" has some defenders on staff, "My Blueberry Nights" not so much), so there's no question that his new film, the long-awaited "The Grandmasters," is one of our most anticipated of the year.

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