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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    James Cameron and Vince Pace to Deliver NAB Keynote

    James Cameron and his Titanic and Avatar camera inventor Vince Pace will deliver the 2011 NAB shows keynote address on April 11. The NAB show is the biggest media show for filmed entertainment and its development across various platforms. Approximately 90,000 people come to Las Vegas for the event each year. In their address, current King of the 3-D world Cameron, and visual effects and 3-D innovator Pace will cover new developments in 3-D technology and their affect in the industry and storytelling. The full release in below:

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Keira Knightley Rides Motorcycle, Strips and Seduces in Joe Wright-Directed Chanel Ad

    Keira Knightley Rides Motorcycle, Strips and Seduces in Joe Wright-Directed Chanel Ad

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    In Development: Julianne Moore and Jeff Bridges For Seventh Son; Pablo Ferro's "Genius" Titles

    Julianne Moore and Jeff Bridges are pairing up for Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures's exorcist flick The Seventh Son. The project started out as an adaptation of Joseph Delaney's young adult trilogy, The Last Apprentice. The story takes place in the 1700s, about a young man training to be an exorcists who is tricked to use his abilities to unleash Mother Malkin (Moore), the most evil witch in the world. The young man's exorcist teacher is Master Gregory ("Spooks"), to be played by Bridges. Roles were offered to Alex Pettyfer and Jennifer Lawrence, but both are out--Lawrence's schedule just became dominated by her own franchise, The Hunger Games. Sergei Bodrov (Mongel) is directing The Seventh Son from Max Borenstein's screenplay. Production kicks off September in Vancouver.

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  • The Playlist
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    Is The Japan Quake Slowing Down 'Avatar 2' Pre-Production?

    Is Fox facing a double whammy of bad news? Just days after Darren Aronofsky bailed on "The Wolverine" -- which is already facing a delay thanks to the devastating earthquakes in Japan -- it looks like another major franchise might be looking at some difficulty due to the events overseas.

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  • REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog
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    Monday Hangover: The Lincoln Lawyer

    The Lincoln Lawyerby Adam Nayman and Justin Stewart

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  • Spout
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    Short Starts: The Super 8 Movies of "Potiche" Director François Ozon

    It’s been a long time since François Ozon, whose latest film “Potiche” opens this weekend, made his first few short films. And this lavish new picture at first seems a far cry from his early work. It’s a refined retro comedy, with some very campy laughs and an appealing message about family dynamics and the role of women in the workplace. Its lush ‘70s aesthetics and leading team of megastars Catherine Deneuve and Gérard Depardieu don’t seem to have much in common with the Super 8 shorts of the late ‘80s, starring the young director’s family and friends. But there’s a sense of humor and a delightful penchant for camp that runs all the way through the 20-plus years of Ozon’s oeuvre, and has brought an odd but entirely welcome appeal to the screen throughout his career.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Keira Knightley Stars In Joe Wright Directed Ad For Chanel Coco Mademoiselle

    Keira Knightley and Joe Wright have collaborated successfully on two solid pictures so far -- "Atonement" and "Pride & Prejudice" -- so is it any surprise that their latest project together, a spot for Coco Mademoiselle, would be a cut above the usually flaccid fashion spots?

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  • The Playlist
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    Interview: Paul Giamatti On The Comedic Balance Of 'Win Win'

    Actor Also Discusses Working With George Clooney, David Cronenberg, And The Death Of 'Bubba Nosferatu'In "Win Win" (our review here), Paul Giamatti stars as Mike, a beleaguered lawyer and father who decides to care for an elderly man (Burt Young) in order to receive a lofty commission. What he doesn't count on is Kyle (Alex Shaffer), the man's grandson who comes to live with him. Mike, a part-time high school wrestling coach, soon learns that the chain-smoking, moody Kyle is a world-class grappler, and he brings him onto the team. As you would expect, complications result.

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  • Caryn James
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    “Big Love” Ends: The Good, The Bad and the Plurally Married

    HBO’s daring, inventive Big Love ended with an episode that let us know exactly what happened to polygamist Bill Henrickson and his three wives; no Sopranos black-screen ambiguity here. And in a way that’s too bad. The clarity was satisfying in simple story-telling terms, but the episode wasn’t one of the strongest.

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  • The Playlist
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    SXSW Review: 'Green' Tinged With The Color Of Lust

    When you love someone, there’s the innate fear that they may find someone else. Someone mentally stronger, perhaps, or just more naturally kind. Or, in some cases, just different. What’s devastating is the change occurring within someone we thought we knew intimately. Is this the person we fell in love with? Is this the person who claims they know me better than anyone else?

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