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    Tinker Tailor Poster Spy: One-Sheet Arrives For Eagerly Anticipated Spy Flick

    Every time we have to see something like "The Smurfs" or "Glee: The 3D Concert Movie" we get through it (other than by self-medicating) by remembering that it's only a few months before "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" hits theaters. The English-language debut of "Let The Right One In" director Tomas Alfredson, and the first big-screen version of the John le Carré spy novel already memorably adapted for television in the 1970s, the film's long been one of our most anticipated, considering its impeccably-pedigreed cast, and the teaser trailer that landed a few weeks back did absolutely nothing to change that, being one of the most mouth-watering clips we've seen in some time.

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    First Look At Justin Timberlake & Amanda Seyfried In 'In Time' Arrives Right On Schedule

    Formerly titled "I'm.mortal" then "Now" before settling on "In Time," director Andrew Niccol has stepped behind the camera again for the time in six years, returning to the sci-fi genre that served him so well the first time out with "Gattaca." And he's got a helluva story to tell.

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    Mo'Nique Considering First Post-"Precious" Feature - Indie Dramedy "Bumped"

    Well... it took over 2 years, but it looks like comedienne/actress/host Mo'Nique has found a project she's ready to tackle as her next feature film (the long-in-gestation Hattie McDaniel biopic she's attached to aside).

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Producers Guild Sticks with Ten Picture Nominees

    Marking a break with the Motion Picture Academy, the Producers Guild of America is sticking with ten nominees for its 2012 Darryl F. Zanuck award for outstanding feature film producer of the year. The 23rd PGA nominations will be announced on January 3 and the Awards show will take place on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at the Beverly Hilton, and will be chaired by Paula Wagner and produced by Michael Manheim. The PGA also added some TV categories covering reality television, sports, news, children’s programming and web series.

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    Ron Howard & Dustin Lance Black Are 'Under The Banner Of Heaven'

    With multi-platform "The Dark Tower" dead for now, and also freeing up years of Ron Howard's life he would have spent toiling on the picture(s), he hasn't wasted any time in lining up a batch of new projects. His Formula 1 drama "Rush" with Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl will shift into gear in late 2011/early 2012 and he's currently got a "Spy Vs. Spy" movie and the mysterious Robert Ludlum-meets-Tolkien pic "Amnesty" sitting on his backburner for now, and it looks as though they will also be competing for space alongside a new endeavor.

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    Aborigine Actor David Ngoombujarra Dies At 44 (RIP)

    Award-winning Aborigine actor David Ngoombujarra (born David Bernard Starr), one of Australia's best-known indigenous actors, who starred in titles like Australia, Rabbit-Proof Fence, Crocodile Dundee, Ned Kelly and other primarily Australian films, died on Sunday.

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    Interview: Brit Marling Takes Us On A Tour Of 'Another Earth'

    In this week's "Another Earth," rising star Brit Marling plays Rhoda, a troubled young woman who is released from prison after serving a sentence for a fatal drunk driving incident. She eventually comes into the life of the grieving father John (William Mapother) whose child she killed all while the rest of the world deals with a mirror version of Earth appearing in the sky, hidden behind the Sun. Marling, who co-wrote the film with director Mike Cahill, has become a major personality in the indie film world with both "Another Earth" and "Sound Of My Voice" (also co-written by, and starring Marling) surprising both the arthouse and genre fans as they've done the festival rounds. "Another Earth" walked away from Sundance this year with a distribution deal with Fox Searchlight and two prizes for director Mike Cahill.

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    Sigourney Weaver Would Like To Make Another 'Alien' Film, But Knows Hollywood Has Aged Her Out

    Actress Says She Feels Ripley's Story Is "Unfinished"Twenty five years ago yesterday, James Cameron's "Aliens" hit screens and turned Ridley Scott's suspenseful sci-fi horror, "Alien," into more of an action sci-fi classic. They're polar opposite films, really, at least in tone and mood, but Cameron's film is arguably on-par and one of the best genre sequels of all time (we really like this take of calling it an "ode to motherhood" which is true given all the connections, though we're not sure Cameron himself saw it quite like that, but maybe we're not giving him enough credit).

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    Dwight Yoakam Will Giddy-Up As The Villain In The 'Lone Ranger'

    Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale & Helena Bonham Carter Also Getting Ready To Saddle UpIf there is one thing that country musician and actor Dwight Yoakam does well, its act like an asshole and sleazebag. Billy Bob Thornton knew this when he cast him as the memorably repulsive Doyle Hargraves in "Sling Blade" and David Fincher realized his presence alone was worth more than pages of dialogue when he tasked Yoakam to play the unpredictable and violent Raoul. He can also be wryly funny as he's displayed in "Crank" and "Wedding Crashers" but he's gearing up for this biggest movie yet.

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    Watch: "People's Champion: The Eli Porter Documentary" (Follow-Up To "Behind The Battle")

    So, the long story short, which some of you may already be familiar with, goes... the 2008 YouTube viral video immediately following, which, so far, has attracted over 3 million views, inspired the 33-minute investigative documentary piece (released earlier today) that follows underneath (Language warning):

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