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    International Sales Agent of Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries): UTV

    Dhobi Ghat means "washing area" which explains so much more of this beautiful film than "Mumbai Diaries". The washing area epitomizes the man who washes and delivers laundry to a reclusive artist and also to a rich young American Indian photographer who meets and spends a night with the artist. The Mumbai Diaries epitomize a woman whose video diary is discovered by the artist when he moves into his new apartment, an artifact she left behind, and the photographs of Shai, whose father owns buildings in the neighborhood where the story of these four people takes place. This is a very special, unusually "western" story, not like the usual commercial fare produced by and starring one of India's biggest stars Aamir Khan whose 3 Idiots was India's biggest grosser and whose Laagan was nominated in the Best Foreign Lanague Film category for the 2001 Academy Awards.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Golden Globes: Glee's Colfer Wins TV Supporting Actor

    Ricky Gervais reads Bruce Willis's worst credits. "Sometimes Hollywood presents you with outrageous fortune," Willis cracks as he intros comedy nominee RED.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Golden Globes: Carlos Wins Best Mini-Series or TV Movie

    French five-hour Carlos wins the Globe for best mini-series or TV movie. Thank God, this is a group of foreign critics voting after all.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Transformers 3' Will Be Better Than 'Transformers 2' Says Director Of Terrible 'Transformers' Movie

    “It was kind of a mess, wasn’t it?” says director Michael Bay in an LA Times profile about "Transformers: Dark Of The Moon,", one of the expected blockbusters of next summer's blockbuster season. He's referring to the second film in the series, subtitled "Revenge Of The Fallen." It made $836 million worldwide. You probably saw it. It was popular. We don't need to say it was a raging piece of shit but, oh, well, it seemed to slip out.

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    Golden Globery

    Excited? Despite awards season fatigue, I'm really looking forward to this. Ever since I got the privilege of heading Hollywood-way for the Oscars, there's always been a part of me that kind of misses just watching them at home with bffs. So the Globes have sort of become that for me now, which is a lovely have cake/eat too situation. Will be doing updates on indieWIRE and Twitter, but I'm only one man so there won't be anything going on here.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Golden Globes: Christian Bale Wins Expected First Globe

    "It's going to be a night of partying and heavy drinking or as Charlie Sheen calls it, breakfast," says Gervais. "Everything is 3-D except the characters in The Tourist." That's a Globes-nominated movie--the audience reacts. They also don't like Gervais's suggestion that the Globes accepted bribes to nominate The Tourist.

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  • The Playlist
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    Action Hero Does Action In New 'Captain America' Photo

    .Mobility! Within an LA Times slide show of 2011's big movies is a new photo from "Captain America: The First Avenger" showcasing the red, white and blue freedom fighter eschewing trendy posturing for a more proactive pose. One of the criticisms of superhero costumes relates to the comfort level and how they accommodate human physiques, but this cannily-chosen snap does a good job illustrating that Chris Evans will actually get to be an action hero in his action hero pajamas.

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  • The Playlist
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    The Playlist's 2011 Golden Globes Live Blog

    Liveblog Commentary And Winners As They're Announced, Let's Do This.We can't believe it's here already. With a host of critics awards and guild nominees under our belts, tonight we get the first taste of sweet, frothy, award show goodness, the 2011 Golden Globes. There will be red carpet mayhem, there will be hotly debated fashion statements, there will be wildly incompetent TV presenters making the toast of Hollywood supremely uncomfortable. But, most importantly, we get to take the first temperature for Oscar season. We've always said the Globes are relatively meaningless, since the Hollywood Foreign Press tends to award mainstream fluff, or whoever throws them the best parties. We're hard on ya, HFPA, but you nominated freaking "Alice and Wonderland" and "The Tourist!" I guess "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World" was too out there or their gift bags weren't as heavy.

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    Palm Springs Film Festival Awards

    The 22nd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, January 6-17, 2011, screened 205 films from 69 countries, including 41 of the 65 foreign language entries for this year’s Academy Awards®.It has now announced its awards:The Whistleblower ♀ Mercedes-Benz Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature (U.S. Goldwyn, ISA: Voltage) Also won at the Whistler Film Festival.The Whistleblower directed by Larysa Kondracki ♀ Louder Than a Bomb Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature. Also won Best Doc at Austin Film Festival.Of Gods and Men Receives FIPRESCI Award (U.S.: SPC ISA: Wild Bunch). Tipped for Oscar Nomination Best Foreign Language Film.Nothing’s All Bad Receives New Voices/New Visions Award. Summer Pasture Receives The John Schlesinger Award. Nominated for Gotham Award and Spirit Award.

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    Cinematographer Emanuel Lubezki Says 'The Tree Of Life' Like "Perfume" Or "Great Music"

    Also Reveals That Terrence Malick Consulted With NASA For Footage Of The CosmosWith a little more than four months to go before its release, the details about Terrence Malick’s long-awaited “The Tree of Life” are continuing to trickle out bit by bit. The film centers on a father in the 1950s (Brad Pitt) and his son Jack (Sean Penn), now grown up, in the present day as they deal with the residue of their difficult relationship. We’ve been watching that beautiful trailer more than we’d care to admit and we’re starting to feel those images burned onto our brains. The man responsible for creating those images, Emanuel "Chivo" Lubezki, (ace cinematographer for “Children Of Men”, “The New World”), spoke to the LA Times about the film, and revealed Malick's unorthodox approach to shooting the film.

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