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    "127 Hours" Ralston Describes Real Life Predicament *SPOILERS

    SPOILER ALERT for those who don't want to know the plot of Danny Boyle's latest film, 127 HOURS. Based on the true story of Aaron Ralston, he describes in this video how he freed himself from the rock that trapped his arm in a desolate canyon in Utah for five days. If you can't stand the explicit details skip to the end. Very moving.

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  • The Playlist
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    Abigail Breslin In Talks To Join Garry Marshall's Ensemble Film, 'New Year's Eve'

    Pic Is A Spin-Off Of Marshall's Successful 'Valentine's Day' Romantic DramedyAfter somehow scoring half the talent in Hollywood -- Julia Roberts, Bradley Cooper, Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Jennifer Garner, Taylor Lautner, Taylor Swift, etc (Julia Roberts was paid $5 million for five minutes of screentime) -- for his tepid and mawkish ensemble film, "Valentine's Day," director Garry Marshall is gearing up to amass another sizable cast for the film's spiritual sequel, "New Year's Eve."

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  • The Playlist
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    James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy To Voice Animated 'Arthur Christmas'

    3D/CG Film Will Also Feature The Voice of Imelda Staunton How does Santa deliver all those toys on his own? Sure, he has tremendous help from the wage slave labor camp he runs beyond the jurisdiction of the United Nations populated with emaciated elves that start working almost as soon as they are able to walk. This system has been accepted for years, but a new film is set to shatter the illusion of Santa delivering those gifts by himself, save for the reindeer he illegally keeps without permits to run his sleds.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Film Independent's Spirit Award Prediction Chart

    I figured since this week's column takes on the Spirit Awards as opposed to the Oscars, I'd take a break from the weekly Oscar prediction charts (which would have had minimal updating anyway), and take a wild stab at some of the categories at the Spirit Awards in chart form. This is more of a fun exercise than anything else, as we all know the Spirits are remarkably unpredictable. So take it with a grain of salt and I'd love to hear your own take on what could go down. And excuse the lack of commentary, because its all here instead.

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    A British filmmaker asks, "Why?"

    Filmmaker Penny Woolcock seems to be a bit of a national treasure here in England. Receiving a prestigious documentary prize last night here in London, she unveiled her latest, "On The Streets," on Monday at the BFI. Woolcock, a British filmmaker (and Opera director) who was born in Argentina and then grew up in Uruguay, spent eight months with London's homeless. She said the film began with a simple question, "Why?"

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  • The Playlist
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    Is Terrence Malick's Next Film Called 'The Burial'?

    With Terrence Malick hard at work on his next film starring Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck, Rachel Weisz, Olga Kurylenko, Javier Bardem and Barry Pepper, details have, as usual with Malick, been completely under wraps. Aside from the casting, and set pictures revealing that Bardem and Pepper play priests in the film, little is known about the picture but has a French website spilled the beans on the title?

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  • The Playlist
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    Jeff Bridges To Record Album With 'Crazy Heart' Collaborators Ryan Bingham & T. Bone Burnett

    Looks like Jeff Bridges will be returning to the country music scene sooner rather than later after his Oscar-winning role as 'Bad' Blake in Scott Cooper's "Crazy Heart."

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  • The Playlist
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    Aaron Sorkin Writing, Danny Elfman Scoring 'Houdini' Broadway Musical For Hugh Jackman

    You wouldn't necessarily know it from his frequently gruff screen persona, but Hugh Jackman has a long background in stage musicals -- he was plucked from his role in "Oklahoma" at the National Theatre in London to play Wolverine a decade ago, and has generally leaned towards the action end of the spectrum on the big-screen, despite the development of the likes of a musical based around P.T. Barnum, an adaptation of "Carousel," and his attachment to the sadly dead Steven Soderbergh-directed 3D "Cleo," in which Jackman would have starred alongside Catherine Zeta-Jones and Ray Winstone, to a score by Guided By Voices -- a project we'd sit through another half-dozen lacklustre Wolverine pictures to see resurrected.

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  • The Playlist
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    Imogen Poots & Felicity Jones To Star In Iain Softley's 'Trap For Cinderella'

    Ed Westwick, Brooke Shields, Tamsin Egerton & Bill Nighy Also On Board The American Film Market is underway, and we're expecting a tidal wave of project announcements and casting news in the next few days, as fledgling independent projects try to raise their budgets through pre-sales. We've already seen the likes of "Henry5" and Andrew Dominik's "Cogan's Trade' announced via the market, and now we've got some casting news on another project.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    George Takei's "It Gets Better" Video

    Save for the original video care of Dan Savage his husband Terry, George Takei's recently released, Clint McCance inspired "It Gets Better" gets my vote for the series' best-in-show:

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