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    Review: 'Burlesque' Is Trashy Fun, Until It's Not

    In "Burlesque," the gaudy new movie musical, Christina Aguilera plays a buxom nobody from Iowa who comes to the big city in search of fame and money, although she's such a cipher that this might be the audience projecting motivation on a character that simply seems to glide through whole sequences, sometimes quite literally. After a painfully inept "looking for a job" montage that gives the term "workmanlike" a bad name, she comes across a squat building on Sunset Boulevard that promises "The Best View on the Sunset Strip - Without Any Windows." Inside, Alan Cumming, grabbing every second of screen time he has and devouring it carnivorously, informs our young ingenue that it's not a strip club and it's $20 admittance. She can barely part with the twenty but does so anyway. When she walks in she's offered quite the sight: Cher (or at least a Cher-like android) performing a song called "Welcome to Burlesque," while lithe young dancers in bustiers and knee-length socks purr around her.

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    Alternate 'Inception' Poster Revealed, Christopher Nolan Talks Theories About The Film's Ending

    An alternate poster for "Inception" has been revealed and well, it's pretty clear to see why it was an alternate. The stars remain figures in the distance as the cityscape curls up around them and really, it's not as striking as the official one sheets and character posters that got the thumbs up. But an interesting look at the creative process regardless.

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    Early December Means BROUHAHA 2010

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    Liam Neeson Means Business On Poster For 'Unknown'

    Liam Neeson holding a gun on a blue tinted poster only means one thing: it's yet another vehicle for the thespian to show that if push comes to shove and somebody kidnaps his daughter or frames him for a crime he didn't commit or in this case, steals his identity, he is going to unleash some serious ass kicking on faceless enemies in a foreign land.

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    Emma Stone Won't Be Hanging Out At '21 Jump Street' With Jonah Hill

    Shooting On 'Spider-Man' Starts In 2 WeeksBummer. Once the rising Emma Stone signed on for "Spider-Man" we sort of figured this would happen but held out a glimmer of hope that with "21 Jump Street" shooting early-ish next year (filming was pushed back slightly on the film), somehow she would be able to do both. But alas, Emma Stone will not be co-starring with Jonah Hill in "21 Jump Street."

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    2010 Box Office Turkeys and Why They're Important

    The annual Thanksgiving-themed look at the biggest box office "turkeys" of the year is up at Forbes.com, and in order the major flops of 2010 are as follows: "Jonah Hex," "Extraordinary Measures," "Repo Men," "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," "Let Me In," "Splice," "MacGruber," "Green Zone," "Furry Vengeance," "From Paris With Love," "Charlie St. Cloud" and "Edge of Darkness." Interestingly enough, many of these have their own significant followings. "Scott Pilgrim" is the geek favorite of the year. "MacGruber" has been (wrongly in my opinion) deemed a new comedy classic by many. "Let Me In" tops a best of 2010 list compiled by Stephen King, who also includes "Green Zone." And there are likely a ton of Zac Efron fangirls who will try and argue that his latest is not a turkey.

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    Exit Through The Gift Shop Now On VOD; DVD December 14

    Exit Through The Gift Shop Now On VOD; DVD December 14

    The mysterious Exit Through The Gift Shop--the story of how a shopkeeper-filmmaker (Thierry Guetta) tried for five years to make a documentary about street art, only to meet British stencil graffiti artist Banksy, who turned the camera on Guetta instead--has been full of surprises from the start.

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    Stephen King Names 'Let Me In' The Best Movie Of 2010

    Geeks love to champion films but it seems that this year, they either stayed away or couldn't convince anyone other than their Internet friends to go to the movies. "Kick-Ass" and "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" failed to set the box office on fire, but perhaps most deserving of mainstream appreciation and fanboy admiration, Matt Reeves' "Let Me In" was unfairly and unfortunately overlooked when it hit theaters last month.

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    film review: TANGLED

    I approach each new Disney film with a combination of eagerness and apprehension: will it be as good as I want it to be? Can “the new guys” carry the torch lit by Walt and his colleagues so many years ago? Where Tangled is concerned, I knew within minutes that the answer was yes. I could tell from the look and sound of the film that it had the qualities people have always sought in a Disney animated fairy tale. I felt like I was home. Yet Tangled is a completely contemporary film that puts its own spin on the source material, with clever staging, hip humor and spectacular action scenes.

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