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    In Theaters: 'No Strings Attached,' 'The Company Men,' 'The Way Back' and more

    Has everyone recovered from their Golden Globes hangover? Ricky Gervais is now in witness protection and Hollywood is all in extra therapy after having jokes made at their expense by that mean, mean man. Let's just distract ourselves with the entertainment provided by the finger pointing blame game being played by "The Green Hornet" team. It's the number one movie in America, but someone must answer for its suckage! We've at least successfully scared Michel Gondry off doing any more studio action comedies, so there's your silver lining. Chin up, movie fans, it's a new weekend with a fresh new crop of cinematic offerings to get excited about. Aw fuck it, everyone's at Sundance, watching the movies we'll see in six months, so what we have is a sex-com, "No Strings Attached' (spoiler alert, there are strings attached), a pink slip drama, "The Company Men" (topical!) and a bunch of older festival stuff in limited release that are seeing the light of projection booths on our shores.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Oscar Watch: Costume Guild Nominations and Picks

    The Costume Designers Guild has weighed in with their nominations in several categories. The Oscar five usually favor period, musicals and complexity over contemporary. Of this list, likely nominees are: Black Swan (although the actual designers of the ballet costumes are not the recognized designer); Burlesque, The King's Speech, True Grit and Alice in Wonderland. Personally, I'd go for the costumes in Inception over Burlesque--think Ken Watanabe's elegant waistcoat and Marion Cotillard's fabulous dresses--but this is how it will likely go.

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    Watch: 'Scream 4' Trailer Asks "What's Your Favorite Scary Movie?" All Over Again

    New decade, new rules, same boring story.

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    More: Films, Scream 4
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    Screen Gems Remaking 'About Last Night...", 'Easy A' Director Will Gluck Producing

    There's a serious divide in that a movie title means more to a Hollywood executive than the general public. "Remaking" something like "Lethal Weapon" sort of makes sense, since those movies were so popular that you could slap "Lethal Weapon" on anything, and people will make certain associations that essentially minimizes the negative impact a bad marketing campaign can do. Does "About Last Night..." have the same power?

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  • Jared Moshé's Blog
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    CORMAN'S WORLD premieres tonight at midnight

    CORMAN'S WORLD premieres tonight at midnight

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    Sundance '11: Matthew Lessner Talks About His Edgy, Ambitious Debut Feature 'The Woods'

    Sundance is now officially underway, and with Hollywood decamping to the hills of Park City, many up-and-coming filmmakers will be unspooling their films hoping to get they break they came looking for. And one of those folks is director Matthew Lessner, who will be premiering his debut feature, "The Woods." For the indie minded folk out there, you might have Lessner’s work if you managed to catch a look at his 2005 short film “Darling Darling” with Michael Cera, or one of the handful of music videos he’s directed for such bands as The Raveonettes, Dirty Projectors and Le Loup. However, for his debut feature, Lessner had something very specific in mind, an absurdist commentary on contemporary culture filtered through a group of young people who take to the woods, bringing their technology and comforts of home with them. And it took an eye-opening job placement to get the idea for the film rolling.

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  • Caryn James
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    Rickygate, Day 5: Ricky Speaks. Video Highlights.

    Piers Morgan was trying – more like straining – to be clever when he deadpanned his intro to Ricky Gervais’ appearance on Piers Morgan Tonight: “Some say his crime was worse than Watergate.” But it does feel like we’re in Day 5 of Rickygate, the post-Golden Globes dissection of his brilliant skewering of Hollywood self-importance and egotism. This was a much luckier booking for Morgan's show than Oprah was.

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    Emma Forrest Says 'Your Voice In My Head' Is Not About Colin Farrell

    Yesterday, it was reported that screenwriter Emma Forrest, the up-and-coming scribe behind the excellent and sadly unproduced screenplay "Liars (A-E)" had her memoir optioned a film. Entitled "Your Voice In My Head," the book chronicles a particularly trying time in Forrest's life in which she battled self-destructive behavior and was saved by a compassionate psychiatrist. And while much has been made about her previous relationship with Colin Farrell -- which she was in while she wrote the memoir -- we reached out to Forrest to ask her to clear the air regarding her memoir. And though she was already weary of being misrepresented by the press in past interviews, she did give us some brief thoughts.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    No Surprise - Most Film Super Bowl Ads Are Targeted at Men

    The Super Bowl is gearing up to be one big commercial for the big Hollywood boy flicks that will premiere throughout the year.

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    David O. Russell Almost Made A 'There Will Be Blood'-Like Film About The Industrial Revolution

    Says Darren Aronofsky's Version Of 'The Fighter' Was Much Darker Than His & Many Other Things Gleaned From A Recent MOMI Talk With Spike Jonze“If you don’t like any of my movies, just give it ten years.”

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