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    What Happens When You Email "The Green Hornet"?

    Among the missed opportunities of "The Green Hornet," which opens this Friday, are the disappointing lack of a rendition of "Flight of the Bumblebee" performed by Sting and the failure to do anything with an email address that is constantly seen in the film. While the former is more of a personal issue, the latter oversight was brought to my attention by indieWIRE critic Eric Kohn and has been mentioned elsewhere on the Internet since the movie's trailer debuted last fall. I'm guessing that Sony has already begun receiving enough emails to the address -- gh@greenhornet.net -- to take notice, because when Kohn tried it last week he didn't get any sort of reply, but when I sent an email Tuesday morning, I got back the following automated message:This is an unmonitored email address. If you wish to send your comments to "The Green Hornet", please email us at contact@thegreenhornet.com.

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  • Caryn James
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    Movie Review: It’s Seth Rogen’s Green Hornet

    Even slimmed down, Seth Rogen brings the good-hearted shlubiness of his Knocked Up character to his superhero’s role in The Green Hornet. Michel Gondry may be its director – and he’s usually a film’s wizard -- but The Green Hornet is Seth Rogen’s show. As actor and writer he provides its most winning qualities.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Ghostbusters 3' Reportedly Budgeted At $150 Mil; Sony Won't Make Film Without Bill Murray

    You need to hear that Bill Murray is the hold-out on the long-gestating "Ghostbusters 3" project like you need a hole in the head. While a script was just delivered to the elusive star -- who has no agent or PR person -- the actor has been badmouthing the idea of a third 'Ghostbusters' film for what feels like longer than a year now. He's got his reasons and the biggest question probably is: Why a "Ghostbusters" film now, twenty one years after the fairly mediocre "Ghostbusters II" (which did $126 million less in box-office receipts than the original)?

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  • Matt Dentler's Blog
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    Mouthful of Diamonds

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  • SydneysBuzz
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    Sundance By Numbers #1

    Photo by IndieWIREOver the last few days, I've had a lot of conversations with people preparing for Sundance. Since I cover the buying and selling of rights, I noted the players' activities and have found the following numbers at play.Of the Festival's 118 feature-length films, representing 29 countries by 40 first-time filmmakers, including 25 in competition which were selected from 3,812 feature-length film submissions composed of 1,943 U.S. and 1,869 international: 26 are directed by women ♀ 22% (up from last year). + 11 are repped by UTA + 11 have appeared first at IFP+ 9 filmmakers have retained attorneys Donaldson & Callif + 8 are repped by Submarine+ 7 are repped by CAA+ 7 by Cinetic+ 7 by Kevin Iwashina's Preferred Content+ 5 by WME + 3 are repped by Paradigm+ 3 by attorney George Rush + 3 by attorney Steven Beer of Greenberg Traurig+ 2 by Traction Media+ 2 by Cassian Elwes+ Fox Searchlight and IFC each have 2 films + Gersh, Oscilliscope and ATO each have 1 + Producers' Reps Ronna Wallace, Jonathan Dana, Ellen Pittleman, and Karol Martesko-Fenster each have 1. + The producers who have no rep as yet and are representing their own films number 22. (Hopefully they have attorneys.)

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  • The Playlist
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    First Official Look: Rooney Mara As Lisbeth Salander In 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'

    David Fincher Says Scarlett Johansson Was "Too Sexy" & Jennifer Lawrence "Too Tall" For The PartUh, whoa.

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  • The Playlist
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    Weinstein Company Snatch Up 'Cogan's Trade' For 2012; James Gandolfini May Appear

    Comic Crime Caper To Hit Theaters In Early 2012When Harvey Weinstein aggressively goes after something he usually gets it. Case in point. The Weinstein Company honcho has acquired domestic distribution rights to Aussie director Andrew Dominik's follow-up to “The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford” (a picture that won Brad Pitt one of his first major awards; 2007's Best Actor prize in Venice). Thanks to his new bevy of investors, Harvey has dollars and clout and apparently slapped down a $20 million dollar promise for promotion and advertising alone for Dominik's latest, "Cogan's Trade," a pretty weighty pledge for TWC.

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  • Matt Dentler's Blog
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    Stephen Colbert Votes for the Grammys

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Golden Globe Award Predictions

    The Golden Globes are going down Sunday, and I have to say I am mighty excited. Ricky Gervais hosting again! A guaranteed Annette Bening speech! Our first look at what Natalie Portman and Christian Bale have up their on-stage sleeves! Amy Adams vs. Melissa Leo!

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  • The Playlist
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    John Hawkes & Molly Parker Star In Indie Drama 'The Playroom'

    Shooting has already begun in Dallas, Texas, on “The Playroom,” an independent drama about a dysfunctional family. Veteran Canadian actress Molly Parker and "Winter's Bone" star John Hawkes -- who also appeared together in “Deadwood” -- will star as the parents of four children in the ’70s including their volatile teenage daughter (Olivia Harris) who "acts as a surrogate mother to the younger children, who have created a make-believe world in their attic hideaway while the parents act out a sordid story below."

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