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  • Matt Dentler's Blog
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    In Berlin

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    London Film Critics Circle Goes for Fincher, Firth, Bale, Bening, Manville

    The Social Network squeaked ahead of The King's Speech at the 31st London Film Critics’ Circle Awards Thursday with four wins to three. Each boasted seven nominations. The Social Network Film and Director of the Year, homeboy Andrew Garfield for British Actor in a Supporting Role, and Aaron Sorkin for Screenwriter of the Year. The King's Speech won Best Actor for Colin Firth, British Director of the Year for Tom Hooper and The Attenborough Award for British Film of the Year.

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: Please Don't 'Just Go With It'

    The stories of Adam Sandler as a generous superstar are numerous. In addition to his charity work and what's said to be a personable demeanor (amongst those the protective star allows inside), there's no doubt he's been loyal to both his fanbase and friends. Nobody, including the scandal-happy tabloids, seems to ever have a bad thing to say about the comedian that continues to top the box office for almost 15 years now.

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    Jennifer Lawrence In Talks For Oliver Stone's Drug Cartel Thriller 'Savages'

    Oliver Stone Has Met With Leonardo DiCaprio, Aaron Johnson, Tom Hardy, James Franco & Garrett Hedlund For Two Male Lead Roles; Benicio Del Toro Courted For Role Of Cartel EnforcerThere is nothing we like better than young actresses making smart, interesting choices and "Winter's Bone" breakout star and Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence continues to diversify her resumé. She's got a starring role in the upcoming "X-Men: First Class" (whose solid trailer just dropped) and now she's made a nice little gear change into a project with great potential.

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  • Spout
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    "Logan's Run" Remake Wins Over Skeptics By Wooing Ryan Gosling

    So much for the original idea of a new adaptation of "Logan's Run" being skewed younger than Michael Anderson's Oscar-winning 1976 film. Like that version, Warner Bros.' remake (produced by Joel Silver, scripted by Alex Garland) will be about a future society in which people are put to death at the age of 30 (in the novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson, the age cap is 21). Deadline has reported that 30-year-old Ryan Gosling will star as the title character, a kind of death enforcer who goes on the run when his expiration date arrives. Ironically, Gosling now seems too old for a part after being fired from another adaptation ("The Lovely Bones") for being too young for his role. Just for comparison, by the way, original star Michael York was around 33 when he played the part.

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  • The Playlist
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    Matthew Vaughn's 'X-Men: First Class' Trailer Arrives; Much More Somber & Classy Then We Expected

    It has arrived. The trailer for "X-Men: First Class" has landed (finally) and as expected, it takes us back to the beginnings of the superheroes charting the origins of Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender) as they discover their powers and find their friendship tested.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Indie Spirit Award Nominees Talk; Presenters Are Eisenberg, Saldana, Rudd, Wasikowska

    Film Independent and Indie Spirits sponsor Jameson Irish Whiskey handed out personal recording devices to the 2011 Spirit Award nominees -- which yielded some nominees' take on their filmmaking experiences. Jennifer Lawrence, Aaron Eckhart, Dale Dickey, Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger are among the folks who addressed such topics as riding bikes in Manhattan, taking baths and giving blood.

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  • Jared Moshé's Blog
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    Wolverine or Two Batmen

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  • SydneysBuzz
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    U.S.'s New Congress Proposes Spending Cuts on Culture

    The cinema's main lobbyist for culture in Washington is The Creative Coalition. As the premiere nonprofit, nonpartisan social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community since 1989, it is dedicated to educating and mobilizing its members on issues of public importance. Actors Dana Delany and Tim Daly serve as the organization's co-presidents.Today it expressed concern regarding spending cuts proposed by the Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Appropriations. In an outline of proposed funding cuts for the current fiscal year, Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY) would cut back funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) effective immediately. The proposal calls for current fiscal year funding that is approximately $12 million lower than last year and $6 million lower than President Obama requested for this fiscal year. The Endowment supports vital programs in all 50 states, providing critical funding for nonprofit arts organizations and programs designed to give children increased access to arts.

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  • Peter Bogdanovich
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    Dinner at Eight

    Besides Alfred Hitchcock, the other important director of American films whose centenary arrived in the final year of the 20th Century was George Cukor, and during the first year (of several) in which he got nominated for a directing Oscar (for Katharine Hepburn’s Little Women), he also did a remarkable all-star movie that could nearly stand as a time capsule for the state of popular U.S. cinema circa 1933: DINNER AT EIGHT (available on DVD). The nation’s number one box office attraction, for the fourth consecutive year, was the pug-faced, rotund and aging character actress Marie Dressler, here in her penultimate film. She would be dead from cancer within a year, and this was her last brilliantly personable performance, though not a typical role since she usually played working-class types rather than society women.

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