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    Tarantino Regrets Leaving Coppola's Somewhere Off His Ten Best

    One significant omission on Quentin Tarantino's Ten Best List was ex-girlfriend Sofia Coppola's Somewhere, which the jury headed by Tarantino awarded the Golden Lion in Venice.

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    Updated: 'James Bond 23': Nothing To See Here

    Update: Here's what happened. Variety tried to be bloggers and failed and dug up a Total Film interview from January 2010 that they mistook for 2011. We were dumb enough to follow suit -- though so did half the Internet. Nothing to see here, please move on.

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  • Matt Dentler's Blog
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    The Netflix Remote Control

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    Josh Groban Sings Kanye West Tweets

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  • The Playlist
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    Sam Rockwell Joins Brad Pitt In Andrew Dominik's 'Cogan's Trade'

    Despite Rumors, Reps For Zoe Saldana and Josh Brolin Say The Two Actors Are Not InvolvedNeedless to say, we've been aching for a new film from Andrew Dominik who dropped the masterpiece "The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford" that was bungled by Warner Bros. and pretty much ignored by audiences (for shame). Well, for his next pic it looks like he's getting the Jesse James gang back together. Brad Pitt is already locked in and now, another actor from 'Assassination' is officially on board.

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  • Caryn James
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    TV Review, Showtime’s Episodes: Matt LeBlanc Outsmarts Joey

    Infotainment and the internet have created a country of show-biz insiders, shrewd about every Hollywood ploy. What dark corners are left after you’ve heard Mel Gibson rant? That makes satire harder to pull off than ever, and it doesn’t take much to see where Showtime’s new Matt LeBlanc series will go.

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    Paul Greengrass To Direct 3D 'Cleopatra' With Angelina Jolie?

    Producer Scott Rudin Always Figured Fox Would Lock In James Cameron For 'Avatar' SequelsEarly last fall, talk began heating up around a potential, mega-blockbuster "Cleopatra" with preliminary word putting James Cameron in the director's chair and Angelina Jolie in the titular role (she has long been eyed for it). Of course, as we all know, while Cameron thought the idea of directing Jolie would be "hot," he's since signed on for "Avatar 2" and "Avatar 3." But to hear it from producer Scott Rudin, he always sort of figured that might happen. Speaking to Deadline about "Cleopatra" he says, "I’ve been a good friend of Jim Cameron’s since I was the executive on 'Aliens.' I got promoted because of my relationship with Jim Cameron and the guy’s been a seminal figure in my career. I never for one second thought we were being leveraged. I fully expected Fox to make the play they did, to make sure he didn’t do Cleopatra. I wasn’t surprised when they did." But it looks like another very exciting name is circling the project.

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  • The Playlist
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    Producer Charles Roven Says Kathryn Bigelow's 'Triple Frontier' Aiming To Shoot In March Or April

    Could Kathryn Bigelow's international drug trade drama "Triple Frontier" be closer than we initially imagined? The long-gestating project was thought to be earmarked for an early-to-mid 2011 shoot until reports surfaced last month that director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal were shopping around a new film, a black-ops thriller that would shoot before "Triple Frontier" which had been pushed to a fall 2011 start, to theoretically accommodate Johnny Depp one of the first names linked to the project. But it seems something in those reports was slightly off.

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    Producers Go To Ouija Board To Hire 'Ouija' Director, Come Away With McG

    What's going on at some studios is amazing, and if the directors of the '60s and '70s could see what's happened, they would shit a brick. Filmmakers are no longer being wooed, they're seemingly being plucked based on how their square pegs fit into round holes, with industry heads now using the word "won" to describe a director signing on to a big studio film. Thus, McG has "won" the job directing Universal Pictures' "Ouija."

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    Natalie Portman Says The Wachowskis & Tom Tykwer Will Direct 'Cloud Atlas' Together

    Natalie Portman Says Her Potential Role In The Film Will Be "Nothing Major"You can't help but be a little bit amused. Featured in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, Natalie Portman -- in a sidebar element discussing other things than acting and "Black Swan" -- is asked about her rumored participation in "The Dark Knight Rises" and "Superman: The Man Of Steel." She essentially denies both claiming she knows nothing of either and of course superhero devotee sites publish this news instantly.

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