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    Rosemarie DeWitt & Dianne Wiest Joining 'The Odd Life Of Timothy Green'

    In something of a golden age for TV drama, AMC's "Mad Men" stands gloriously at the front of a very impressive pack. Only the same channel's "Breaking Bad" can compete with it, but the Matthew Weiner-created show has a Great American Novel sweep to it that makes it feel somehow more significant, with writing and direction that frequently comes close to being transcendent. As we eagerly await movement on a fifth series of the show, the program's uniformly excellent cast are starting to make waves on the big screen.

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    Beaver Dam Kicks Off Sundance Sales

    Just few days before playing at Sundance’11 and just one day after being announced in the Berlinale’11 Generation 14plus lineup, The Legend of Beaver Dam has been licensed to Canal Plus for French TV rights by Ouat Media [pronounced “what”].OK, it's a short, but it and the buzz on director Jerome Sable earns a first place for shorts in the race for sales!After being selected at the Toronto International Festival, the BFI London Film Festival, FantasticFest, ScreamFest, the Sitges International Film Festival, director Jerome Sable’s The Legend of Beaver Dam will be landing at the Berlinale’11 right after its high-profile screenings at Sundance’11.The Legend of Beaver Dam, a 12 minute short directed by Jerome Sable, has been honored with several awards, including “Best Horror Short Film” at Fantastic Fest, and “Best Short Film” at both ScreamFest L.A. and Sitges Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya, the world’s number one fantasy/horror fest.Sable received widespread critical-acclaim with his stage performance ‘J.O.B. The Hip-Hop Opera’ and was received with the 2009 Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker’s Award. He is currently working on the feature version of his short film Stage Fright.Sable is represented by CAA who see stellar talent in this new up and coming filmmaker and Principato-Young.Jerome Sable, Director Legend of Beaver Dam

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Golden Globes: Best Actress Comedy or Musical Goes to Bening

    Robert Downey, Jr. is killing his sexy intro. Best Actress Comedy or Musical winner Annette Bening thanks her The Kids Are All Right movie partner Julianne Moore and writer-director Lisa Cholodenko. "It was a labor of love for all of us." She reveals something we did not know: the 1962 Globe winner of most promising actor was her husband, Warren Beatty.

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger Considering Big-Screen Return In 'With Wings As Eagles'?

    It's only a few weeks since bodybuilder-turned-actor-turned-politician Arnold Schwarzenegger gave up the governorship of California, having done to the state's economy what he did to Gabriel Byrne at the end of "End of Days," and to the English language for over thirty years. With his seven-year day job only allowing for cameos in "Around The World In 80 Days," and in last year's "The Expendables," the last time we saw him in a lead role was "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines," and rumors have been flying recently that former-Governor Schwarzenegger was considering a return to what we'll generously call 'acting.'

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Golden Globes: Best Song Goes To Burlesque, Score to Social Network

    Will Trent Reznor's Golden Globe for best score be the first of many wins for The Social Network? Best song goes to Diane Warren's "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me" from Burlesque, her fifth nomination and first win. She thanks Cher for "fighting to get the song in the movie and keep it in the movie."

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    Bruce Willis & Jean-Claude Van Damme To Show Up In 'Expendables 2'?

    Speaking to Access Hollywood during the Golden Globes, Bruce Willis let it slip in a roundabout, not totally confirmed way that "The Expendables 2" was looking to shoot this year and that he may star. "Apparently it's going to happen this year... As far as I know, barring any unforeseen circumstances, but yeah, I would love to be a part of it." Willis generated buzz with a cameo in the first film as the mysterious Church, a character who, in a draft of the script we read, has a surprising backstory that revealed him as the mastermind pulling the strings for the Expendables' suicide mission. Which, of course, ended up not suicidal at all, since Sylvester Stallone and co. might as well have nuked the place at the end of that movie.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Golden Globes: Boardwalk Empire Wins Best TV Series Drama, Actor

    Steve Buscemi won his first Golden Globe for his lead role as Nucky Thompson in HBO's Boardwalk Empire. "I love going to work every day," he says. Well-deserved. And the show also wins best TV Series Drama. It's the most elaborate and expensive series of the nominees. Much as I love it, I prefer Madmen.

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    International Sales Agent of Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries): UTV

    Dhobi Ghat means "washing area" which explains so much more of this beautiful film than "Mumbai Diaries". The washing area epitomizes the man who washes and delivers laundry to a reclusive artist and also to a rich young American Indian photographer who meets and spends a night with the artist. The Mumbai Diaries epitomize a woman whose video diary is discovered by the artist when he moves into his new apartment, an artifact she left behind, and the photographs of Shai, whose father owns buildings in the neighborhood where the story of these four people takes place. This is a very special, unusually "western" story, not like the usual commercial fare produced by and starring one of India's biggest stars Aamir Khan whose 3 Idiots was India's biggest grosser and whose Laagan was nominated in the Best Foreign Lanague Film category for the 2001 Academy Awards.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Golden Globes: Glee's Colfer Wins TV Supporting Actor

    Ricky Gervais reads Bruce Willis's worst credits. "Sometimes Hollywood presents you with outrageous fortune," Willis cracks as he intros comedy nominee RED.

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    Golden Globes: Carlos Wins Best Mini-Series or TV Movie

    French five-hour Carlos wins the Globe for best mini-series or TV movie. Thank God, this is a group of foreign critics voting after all.

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