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    New Look At Hector Hammond In 'Green Lantern'

    Update: Parallax image removed at the request of Warner Bros.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Clip Alert: Tangled, Disney's Last Animated Fairy Tale?

    As Pixar's John Lasseter and Ed Catmull pull Disney Animation into the future, they've made one bold decision: no more fairy tales, at least for the time being.

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    New Clips & Images Get In The Ring For 'The Fighter' With Mark Wahlberg & Christian Bale

    Having screened for critics, dropped some enticing trailers and now, and now with some more clips and pictures from the film landing online (here's the clip from last week in case you missed it), all we have left to do is watch the film that is definitely near the top of our list to catch before the end of year.

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    Andrea Arnold Casts James Howson As Cinema's First Black Heathcliff In 'Wuthering Heights'

    For her follow-up to the excellent "Fish Tank," director Andrea Arnold has done a great job at keeping her forthcoming adaptation of "Wuthering Heights" under a veil of secrecy. With filming wrapped last week, it was still a mystery as to who landed the lead role of Heathcliff of the film but as the film heads into post-production, we now have a face and a name.

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  • Spout
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    "Source Code" Trailer: All That's Missing is Bruce Willis - Or Bill Murray

    It's time once again to play "The first trailer for this movie shows it's derivative of _____." No need to go through a long illustrated list of movies "Source Code" resembles, though. Because it doesn't look like as many movies as it feels like. The majority of bloggers reference "Groundhog Day," and a few cite "12 Monkeys" (or, in the case of the snobs, "La Jetee"), in their reactions to the trailer. There's also a bit of "The Matrix"/"TRON" in that titular setting we find out Jake Gyllenhaal is operating within. I'll throw in some "Quantum Leap" meets the opening of "Unbreakable." So, yeah, there are two movies mentioned that Bruce Willis starred in. Imagine if he was the star and was seen first surviving a train crash and then being told he failed his mission and had to go back in time to retry. Let's hope the terrorists who blow up the train happen to be led by a West German radical named Hans. And in the character's next leap he has to fix what once went wrong with an android demolition mission or hang out with a kid who sees dead people (wait, that might not work). Better yet, he enters the body of an alcoholic mortician who goes all "The Staircase" on his wife, only to find out she's recently become immortal.

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  • SydneysBuzz
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    Documentary Short List Posted by the Academy

    IndieWIRE and all the trades have listed the shortlisted documentaries submiitted for nomination for Best Documentary Oscar 2010. Unfortunately for me, I have not seen all the 15 shortlisted docs (30% of which are directed by women ♀). But I have seen a few and heard about many of the others. Of those that should have been on the list, personally the two I miss most are Cave of Forgotten Dreams by the ever vigorous German New Film survivor, Werner Herzog (see what Patrick Goldstein has to say about that!) and Sundance premiere, A Film Unfinished, the extraordinary testament to the Warsaw Ghetto, created as cinematic propaganda by the Nazis.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Trailer For 'The Lincoln Lawyer' Finds Ryan Phillippe Lawyering Up With Matthew McConaughey

    The first trailer for "The Lincoln Lawyer" has arrived and while it looks like your pretty standard legal thriller we're hoping the solid cast and the source material -- it's based on a book by reliable crime thriller writer Michael Connelly -- will make this an above average effort.

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    Book Review: 'The Art Of Hammer' Is Horrifyingly Good

    One of the many pleasures to be had watching this fall's under-seen vampire gem "Let Me In," was catching a glimpse of the new Hammer Films logo. The British horror studio, which specialized in sexy, stylish Technicolor horror romps, had been dormant since the mid-1980s (after their "House of Hammer" television series ended), so it was a thrill to see them back. But even more than that, the logo made your jaw drop. Somewhat similar to the Marvel logo, it featured classic Hammer movie posters flitting by inside the giant, bold letters (accompanied a classy bit of music by composer Michael Giacchino, dubbed "Hammertime" on the official album).

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    A Community Comes Together

    It’s easy to find cynical views of Hollywood in the press, and even in fictional films and TV shows. The venal industry depicted in Entourage seems all too credible to insiders and civilians alike. Turner Classic Movies’ Moguls and Movie Stars series reminds us that scandal has been a part of Hollywood since the silent era. But it’s rare for anyone to write or talk about the human side of this company town. I saw that aspect of Hollywood this past week in the wake of a terrible tragedy when longtime publicist Ronni Chasen was murdered Monday night.

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  • The Playlist
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    Malin Akerman To Replace Lindsay Lohan In Linda Lovelace Porn Biopic 'Inferno'

    Producers Insist Lohan Was Fired And Didn't QuitThe long, slow painful deconstruction of Lindsay Lohan's career continues this week and plunges even deeper into the slo-mo trainwreck trajectory it has been moving along for what seems like the last two years. We're frankly surprised the starlet is still alive and as much as we feel bad for any human being obviously struggling so much, it seems like the gossip-star turned sublebrity has been her own worst enemy all along.

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