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    Steven Spielberg Won't Be Making That Osama Bin Laden Movie 'No Easy Day'

    So, remember that report yesterday that sprung up saying that Steven Spielberg was considering directing "No Easy Day," a SEAL's chronicling of the killing of Osama Bin Laden? Yeah, you can ahead and scratch that.

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    GORE VIDAL REMEMBERED

    Last week, down on New York’s Broadway, there was a memorial for one of our great American artists, Gore Vidal, who was a friend, and I was invited to attend, but could not, because of previous commitments that took me elsewhere. I offered to write something that could be read. As it turned out, Cybill Shepherd, who had met Gore with me, asked if she could read it, and did, I’m sure beautifully. Here’s what I wrote (with a few small additions):

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    "Man Is Not An Animal": New Trailer For Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master'

    If there has been one consensus out of the advance screenings for Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" thus far, is that's it's not something you can prepare for. While the movie has thus far received mostly glowing notices (check out our own review here), the film has also been described as difficult to embrace and perhaps even a little cold. Certainly, it's not something that mainstream audiences are going to flock to, but The Weinstein Company know this, and their gambit to build up the buzz in the weeks leading up to its bow at Venice and TIFF and then dropping it into limited release right after, is a caculated move to strike while the iron is hot.

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    Morgan Freeman & Elizabeth Banks Lend Voices To 'Lego: The Piece Of Resistance'

    Elizabeth Banks

    Ordinarily, the idea of turning Lego into a movie is something that would make our stomach churn and eyes roll back into the far recesses of our head, but there is something about the approach "21 Jump Street" helmers Phil Lord and Chris Miller (along with Chris McKay) are bringing to the movie. The plot is pretty inventive, centering on Emmett, a regular everyday little Lego figure, who is mistaken as a MasterBuilder and suddenly becomes part of a group on a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing everything together. It's basically an excuse to run through a variety of Lego worlds, and a pretty good one at that, and with Chris Pratt taking the lead and Will Arnett stopping by as Batman (awesome), we now hear of two more voices pitching in.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    UWFF '12 Preview: Nicole Beharie In 'Small Of Her Back' (A Suicidal Shut-In. A Man At Her Door. Drama)

    Small Of Her Back is a feature length film we've been following since its 2010 Kickstarter campaign that raised $10,000 in completion funds.

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  • The Playlist
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    Michael Fassbender Co-Starring With Natalie Portman In Lynne Ramsay's Western 'Jane Got A Gun'

    "Jane Got a Gun," the small-scale western starring Natalie Portman that recently attached "We Need to Talk About Kevin" filmmaker Lynne Ramsay as a director, could be getting some added firepower in the form of a white hot leading man, sex addict and occasional robot (in the movies, at least) Michael Fassbender. Vulture reports that the actor is in early talks for the film, which could start lensing early next year.

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    RZA's 'Iron Fists' Soundtrack Details: New Tracks From Kanye, Method Man, Talib Kweli, Others

    "The same way that this cast is diverse... it's the same thing with the music," RZA said in an interview last month, in reference to the soundtrack for his upcoming feature film directorial debut, The Man With The Iron Fist.

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire & Tom Hardy Team To Produce 'Traffic'-Style Animal Poaching Movie

    Tom Hardy

    According to The Hollywood Reporter, three of Hollywood's leadingest leading men – Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and Tom Hardy – are joining forces to produce a movie about animal trafficking. The drama is set up at Warner Bros. and a search for a screenwriter has already begun. The report states that it's not clear if any (or all) of the actors will appear in the final film, which is being described as a "Traffic"-like take on poaching and illegal animal smuggling.

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    SyFy Picking Up Hit New Canadian Series 'Continuum' (Roger Cross, Omari Newton Co-Star)

    The Syfy network is reportedly finalizing a deal to acquire Canadian sci-fi drama Continuum, which has already been picked up by Syfy UK - 10 episodes.

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    Abbie Cornish Joins 'Fellini Black And White'

    Abbie Cornish

    We seem to be in a classic Hollywood revival at the moment with three projects about or inspired by Hitchcock on the way -- "The Girl," "Hitchcock" and "Bates Motel" -- a film about Grace Kelly in "Grace Of Monaco," a new documentary about Marilyn Monroe hitting TIFF next month and more. And adding to the pile is "Fellini Black And White," which has nabbed a new actress to its already strong cast.

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