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    J.J. Abrams Says Paramount Already Asking For 'Star Trek 2' To Be In 3D

    Will Decide On Whether Or Not He Directs Once He Gets A ScriptWhile there is some hand-wringing going on in the industry about whether or not oversaturating the market with (shitty) 3D movies will kill interest in the format with audiences, let's not kid ourselves. Hollywood loves 3D. It's a shiny new spectacle that gets asses into seats, and it may even help with with dwindling home video sales, providing a pretty compelling reason for those who are not yet Blu-ray converts to make the switch to the only home video format that supports three dimensions. However, despite the lemming like attitude by most directors to run to the latest gizmo, there are also those who aren't quite ready to make the leap. At least not without looking first. Christopher Nolan has long given reasoned explanations behind his hesitancy to embrace 3D (it requires shooting digitally and he loves film; the dimness of the picture is also a sticking point) and it appears that J.J. Abrams isn't quite ready to break out another pair of glasses. But he's certainly feeling the pressure.

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    Watch: Trailer for Lee Chang-Dong's 'Poetry'

    Lee Chang-dong is one hell of a filmmaker and has a handful of awards to prove it. His latest film, "Poetry," was awarded Best Screenplay at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival along with Best Actress and Best Picture at the Grand Bell Awards. The film also took home Best Directing and Best Actress at the 2010 Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

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  • REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog
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    Museum of the Moving Image Is Open for Business

    So get down to business.

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    Membership DOES Have Its Privileges

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    'Alien' Prequel Now Titled 'Prometheus,' Set For March 9, 2012, Noomi Rapace To Star

    Angelina Jolie & Charlize Theron Circling Supporting Roles, Picture Morphs From Prequel To Something "More Original"How's this for a MLK holiday weekend bit of news? Ridley Scott's "Alien" prequel is now titled "Prometheus." Noomi Rapace is starring. It's comes out March 9, 2012. Whoa. More than that, it's not even a prequel anymore and apparently it's transformed into something "more original."

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    AFI Awards Lunch Pulls Stars, Studio Heads

    The American Film Institute annual TV and Film Awards lunch is one of the year's most intimate industry gatherings, just a few hundred people sitting at tables at the Four Seasons with name cards. The studio heads show up to support their winners, and many top Oscar contenders come too. It's painless for everyone: they get to network and work the room, and don't have to listen to any acceptance speeches. It's fun to watch Sony's Amy Pascal schmoozing Ben Affleck, while Warners' Jeff Robinov insists that he's close to nailing the new A-list director to a deal, even after he turned down the reboot of Superman. Or seeing Tom Rothman talking to King's Speech director Tom Hooper. These people are in the winners' circle--for the moment--and are hot commodities. Black Swan's Darren Aronofsky is just starting to turn his attention to writing Fox's Wolverine, and yes, his mother reprimanded him for his bad behavior at the New York Film Critics.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Female Producer to Finance Kathryn Bigelow's Next Film

    Kathryn Bigelow is getting ready to start shooting her next indie flick now that she has secured financing from Annapurna Pictures which is run by Megan Ellison.

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    Fighting for Crumbs - Women Vying for Batman Roles

    This is one thing I hate about Hollywood. There was a story that made its rounds in the blogosphere over the last couple of days about how top tier actresses like Keira Knightley and Anne Hathaway and some up and comers like Charlotte Reilly are all vying for the two female leads in the next Batman films.

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    We're one week from Park City and:

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    'Green Hornet' Defeated By 'Green Lantern' In Release Date Battle; Originally Planned For March

    Michel Gondry Says Stephen Chow's Wild Ideas For The Film Included "AIDS" & "Plastic Boobs"When it was first announced that "The Green Hornet" was moving from it's previously planned December bow to January to allow for 3D conversion, many assumed that the early winter date was an indication the film was a stinker and move by Sony to cut their losses. Not so it would appear.

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