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    I Love You Tom Hardy

    Staring at him was the best thing about "Inception," and now Tom Hardy has officially become my #1 crush via this interview with The Daily Mail, where he answers the question as to whether he's ever slept with me with an attitude that's remarkably absent from men in popular culture, despite the fact that I'm quite certain what Hardy admits is hardly uncommon:

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    Tilda Swinton on KTLA

    Back when I was in Edinburgh last month, Ms. Swinton mentioned the hilarity that is this interview where she promoted "I Am Love" on KTLA. It wasn't until a few days ago that I finally tracked it down, but it was worth the wait... Swinton is gloriously out of place with the four "panelists" on the show (one of whom introduces her as "known for her supporting role in 'Adaption'"), none of whom seem to have actually seen the film, and all of whom are more curious about her accent ("I love accents!!") than anything else. Stay for the final exchange, as it 'tis the kicker... Enjoy:

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    Spout About: "Dinner for Schmucks"

    I laughed A LOT during "Dinner for Schmucks," as did the friend I saw it with. As did seemingly most of the press at the screening I attended (and I'm sure some are lying about it in their reviews). IndieWIRE's own Nigel Smith admitted it was the hardest he'd laughed since "Anchorman." I don't know if I can say the same, but it is the funniest movie I've seen in a while. Yet I do feel guilty about laughing so much. After all, the humor is against the very moral of the film.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Comic-Con: Green Lantern Reads The Oath

    One of the memorable moments at the Con came during the Warner Bros. panel, when Ryan Reynolds delivered the Green Lantern oath for a young fan. While I remain cool toward this project--for whatever reason, Green Lantern (which peaked in the 40s and 50s) never made an impact on me--the interaction between movie actor and star-struck fan reflects the power of these super-hero movies.

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    "Total Recall" Being Recalled for a Remake. Film Blog Water Cooler 7/29/2010

    "Total Recall" has a few great lines in it, but mostly I remember the less articulate things that come out of Arnold Schwarzenegger's mouth. All those grunts and arrrrrrrrghs. Could anyone else do as good a job playing that nightmare scene in which Douglas Quaid/Hauser ends up without oxygen on Mars and his eyes bulge out of his skull like a Simpson as he screams in agony? I guess we'll see when Sony releases the long-threatened remake of Paul Verhoeven's 1991 sci-fi hit. The studio has tapped "Salt" screenwriter Kurt Wimmer, who hopefully will finally bring back some of that "Gun Kata" stuff he wrote into "Equilibrium," and director Len Wiseman ("Live Free or Die Hard"; "Underworld") to bring a new "contemporized" adaptation of Philip K. Dick's original story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale." Apparently the Mars setting will be out, though, so whoever is doing the arrrrrghing, it won't be over the loss of breathable air.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Comic-Con Highlights, Parties, and Photo Gallery

    Comic-Con Highlights, Parties, and Photo Gallery

    Universal dominated last week's Comic-Con with its ubiquitous campaign for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, which covered buildings and took over the courtyard of the Hilton Gaslamp (where stars Brandon Routh and Anna Kendrick posed for fan photos, above), and seemed to penetrate everywhere.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Charlie St. Cloud: Early Film Reviews

    Charlie St. Cloud: Early Film Reviews

    Charlie St. Cloud opens Friday; early reviews are ice cold on Zac Efron's return to pretty-boy form. The PG-13 weepy is "Lovely Bones Lite," reviewers write, a too-sentimental fantasy.

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    Bob Kerrey Ends Negotiations for MPAA CEO Position

    As of today, former U.S Senator Bob Kerrey is no longer in negotiations to take over the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), even though he suggested to Don Imus just two weeks ago that he was in final stages of negotiating.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Comic-Con: Gondry Talks Green Hornet

    Comic-Con: Gondry Talks Green Hornet

    It's deja vu all over again at Comic-Con.

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