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    Who Is Dr. Leonid Pavel? New 'Dark Knight Rises' Viral Images Reveal Mysterious Doctor (Who Is Mysterious)

    When Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight" came out a few years ago it was accompanied with (at the time at least) a groundbreaking viral marketing campaign that encouraged fans to seek out clues and piece together information based on the slightest hint or suggestion, becoming Batman-like detectives themselves in the process. Well, the viral campaign is back for next summer's "The Dark Knight Rises," and a new photo has leaked suggesting a mysterious doctor character (played by Alon Aboutboul)... but who is he?

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    'Real Steel' Writer Dan Gilroy To Pen Asian-Themed Superhero 'The Annihilator' For Stan Lee

    Earlier this year Magic Storm Entertainment was announced and a finance company partially launched by legendary Marvel idea man Stan Lee, for the sole purpose of creating new superhero properties for Asian audiences. Well, Variety is reporting that Magic Storm has just announced its first project, called "The Annihilator," and they've hired screenwriter Dan Gilroy, who is at least somewhat to blame for "Real Steel," to write the screenplay.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Octavia Spencer To Be Honored at Palm Springs Film Fest with Breakthrough Performance Award

    The 2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival, which runs January 5-16th , annouced earlier today that Octavia Spencer will be the recipient of the Breakthrough Performance Award at the Black Tie awards gala on Saturday, January 7 in the desert resort town east of Los Angeles. At the event, which will serve as an opportunity for awards campaigning, Spencer will join previous honorees George Clooney, Glenn Close, Michelle Williams and Michel Hazanavicius. In the past, the Breakthrough Performance honor has been awarded to the likes of Carey Mulligan, Marion Cotillard and Mariah Carey.

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  • Spout
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    10 Impossible Gift Ideas Based on Recent Movies

    From flame-throwing muscle cars to waffle-making robots to the hammer of Thor. Not even Santa Claus can make this wish list come true.

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    Edgar Ramirez & Jordi Molla In The Mix To Replace Benicio Del Toro In 'Star Trek 2' As Khan/Not Khan

    So much Khan drama, and it turns out Benicio Del Toro isn't in the damn thing, but J.J. Abrams continues to search for his villain for "Star Trek 2" (maybe it's like, Khan's cousin?!) and two names are rising up.

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    Helen Mirren Joins Anthony Hopkins In 'Alfred Hitchcock And The Making of Psycho'

    Looks like we're gonna have two Alfred Hitchcock movies on the way, and in a rare feat, they both look promising. Just yesterday it was revealed that Toby Jones and Sienna Miller were heading up"The Girl," which focuses on the director's obsessive relationship with Tippi Hedren, who starred in "The Birds" and "Marnie." But in case you forgot, over at Fox Searchlight, another movie has been brewing from "Anvil!" director Sacha Gervasi with the self-explanatory title "Alfred Hitchcock And The Making of Psycho." In his flick, Anthony Hopkins plays the legendary director and now he's got one of the classiest gals around to hang off of his arm.

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    Newly Discovered Footage Of Martin Luther King's Murder Will Air In February

    On Wednesday, the Smithsonian network announced it will air a documentary that contains newly uncovered footage, collected by some professors from the University of Memphis, of Martin Luther King's murder.

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    It's Official: Lars Von Trier Won't Go To Jail For Those Comments He Made At Cannes

    Just when we thought the whole overblown "controversy" about Lars Von Trier's admittedly unfortunate comments this spring at Cannes -- which at the end of the day were the result of a joke gone horribly, horribly awry -- this fall police in Denmark launched an investigation into the incident. They were looking into whether or not he had broken French laws against "justifying war crimes," a ludicrous claim no matter where you stand on what he said. Forget what this tempest in a teapot was all about?

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Oscar Watch: The Tree of Life's Likely Nominations, EXCLUSIVE Art Direction Video

    Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life" sparks polarized love or hate responses. (See the comments on the NYTimes review.) That doesn't help build consensus within critics' groups (the New York Film Critics Circle gave Brad Pitt Best Actor for "Moneyball" as well as "Tree of Life," and Jessica Chastain supporting actress for three of her films, inluding "Tree of Life"), but it will make it easier for the film to land in the Best Picture race. That's because Oscar voters who feel passionately will give it their number one slot.

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    Animation, Old And New

    Whatever your taste in animation, a handful of new DVD and Blu-ray releases offer stimulating and even jubilant experiences. If you like edgy, experimental work I heartily recommend Nine Nation Animation from New Yorker Films, a compilation of recent short subjects that range from the odd to the sublime, and encompass a variety of filmmaking techniques. I’m especially drawn to the deadpan humor of Flatlife by Jonas Geirnaert of Belgium, in which we observe people in four apartments—two on one floor and two below— whose actions affect one another without really meaning to. Other films...

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