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    Ben Affleck Says He Wants To Make A Movie About The Eastern Congo But Hollywood Isn't Interested

    Buried in a hyperbolic piece of old news -- about the tourism ministers of Argentina and Paraguay being incensed at their countries being portrayed as hotbeds for the drug trade in Kathryn Bigelow's gestating "Triple Frontier" -- is a much more interesting piece of info.

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    Weekly Oscar Prediction Update: 01/12/10

    With tomorrow's announcement of the National Board of Review awards and the recent Gotham Awards, Spirit Award nominations, and bizarre and generally insignificant Satellite Award nominations, things are heatin' up really quickly with regard to awards season... Soon the race will more or less be very clear, and these weekly updates of the Oscar prediction charts are gonna see a lot more movement. Though there's definitely some this week too, from the boost "Winter's Bone" just got from Gothams/Spirits to "True Grit" finally screening (and suggestively being a definite contender).

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    Watch: Mark Wahlberg Gets Into Fighting Shape In New Trailer For 'The Fighter'

    While most early reviews have pegged David O. Russell's "The Fighter" as a mainstream crowd pleasing boxing fix, that hasn't stopped the marketing team behind the film to deliver some very clever teasers and trailers for the film. Back in October, an arty clip was debuted for audiences of "Mad Men" and now, with just over a week until the film hits, a new testosterone heavy spot has been unveiled.

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    Two and A Half Heroes in a Half Shell?

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    Celebrities Trivialize World AIDS Day

    Speaking of World AIDS Day, this well-intentioned campaign where celebrities temporarily "die" on Facebook or Twitter is also super fucking annoying:

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    Ruben Fleischer In Negotiations To Direct 'Tales From The Gangster Squad'

    One of Warner Bros. highest priority projects of late is the true life pic "Tales From The Gangster Squad." They've courted a number of candidates for the gig including Ben Affleck and Darren Aronofsky with names like Paul Greengrass, Francis Lawrence, Martin Campbell and Greg Berlanti said to be on the studio’s short-list. Last we heard, "Crazy Heart" helmer Scott Cooper, Brazilian director of “Elite Squad” Jose Padilha and "Zombieland" director Ruben Fleischer were in contention and now one has risen to the top.

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    David O. Russell Says 'Uncharted' Script Halfway Done, Reveals Small Details About The Story

    We have to admit, we initially weren't too thrilled with the news that David O. Russell was signing on to direct an adaptation of the video game "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune." We didn't really see how his sensibilities would flourish in a big budget tentpole, particularly one that would likely be constrained by playing to fan expectations. Guess we were wrong.

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    My Sundance 9 To Watch List

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    It's World AIDS Day. Here's a Video You Need To Watch and a Letter You Need To Read.

    Take some responsibility for a massive issue our world is facing today and become a bit more learned about HIV/AIDS and how it domestically and internationally remains an overwhelming problem that governments (very much including the Canadian government, which the material here is specific to...) are NOT doing a good job at taking care of, and one that clearly many people are NOT educated enough about. Infection rates have been on the rise the past few years and accompanying that are some alarming statistics. Self-education is the first step toward reducing your own risk and being aware of the issues that surround HIV/AIDS.

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    Confirmed: Trailer For 'The Tree Of Life' To Play In Front Of 'Black Swan' Opening This Weekend

    It's hard to believe after such a long wait, but Terrence Malick's "The Tree Of Life" will hit theaters in about six months. Really. And while we probably won't see a "Tree Of Life" Tuesdays marketing campaign modeled after Disney's approach to "Tron: Legacy," we won't have to wait too long to get our first look at the film.

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