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    James Cameron To Direct 'Avatar 2' & 'Avatar 3' Next

    Sorry 'Cleopatra'While James Cameron certainly hasn't been shy about talking up proposed sequels to his blockbuster "Avatar," it always seemed like something he would get to in a couple of years. Well, it looks he will get to it slightly sooner than anticipated, as 20th Century Fox has announced that James Cameron is making "Avatar 2" and "Avatar 3" his next films. But you're gonna have to wait to see them.

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    Lena Dunham To Team With Scott Rudin For Adaptation Of 'Dash And Lily's Book Of Dares'

    Producer extraordinaire Scott Rudin has acquired the rights to David Levithan and Rachel Cohn's upcoming novel "Dash And Lily's Book Of Dares," and will team with writer-director-actor Lena Dunham in an adaptation for the screen.

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    Richard Griffiths Joins The Cast Of "Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides"

    He Means To Have You, Even If It Must Be BurglaryIt can't be the worst thing in the world for an actor to be eternally associated with one of the most quotable films of all time, but all the same, "Withnail & I" must be something of an albatross for veteran British actor Richard Griffiths. Despite an illustrious stage career, including stacks of awards for his performance in Alan Bennett's "The History Boys," and screen roles in the likes of "Harry Potter" and Martin Scorsese's upcoming "Hugo Cabret," he's never quite been able to escape the shadow of his great performance as the lascivious Uncle Monty in the cult 80s British comedy film.

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    David Michôd's 'Animal Kingdom' Dominates The Australian Film Institute Award Nominations

    'Beneath Hill 60' And 'Bright Star' Also In Strong ContentionThe Australian Film Institute has announced their nominations for the 2010 Awards, with David Michôd's crime drama "Animal Kingdom" taking home a record-breaking 18 nominations, at least one for every category which it was eligible for, and Jeremy Hartley Sims' war film "Beneath Hill 60" and Jane Campion's John Keats drama "Bright Star" not too far behind with 12 and 11 nods respectively.

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    Five New Albums Worth Your Dime

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    DOC NY '10 Review - 'Mother of Rock' Is Akin To A Filler Track On A Mediocre Album

    Doc NY, New York's Documentary Film Festival, runs November 3-9. We've got an early peek at a few films.

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    It's Official: 'The Hobbit' Will Stay In New Zealand

    Warner Bros. Seems To Have Received The Good End Of The Wizard StickNew Zealanders looking forward to an economic boost and fans of a homegrown Middle Earth staying put can rejoice. "The Hobbit" is staying in New Zealand. The New Zealand government announced last night that it had reached an agreement between director Peter Jackson, Warner Bros. — who were threatening to take the two films offshore — and the NZ labor unions that the production had been warring with and endangered to derail the picture.

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    Exclusive: Tom Hardy Circling 'Snow White And The Huntsman'

    Studio Wants Angelina Jolie For The Villain We reported only a week or so back that, amidst the leagues of fairytale-inspired projects put into development on the back of the billion-dollar success of this year's "Alice in Wonderland," there were not one, not two, but three competing projects on the horizon that focused on the classic story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. Disney have the long-gestating "Snow and the Seven," a kung-fu epic which sees the dwarves replaced with Shaolin monks, and Relativity are developing "The Brothers Grimm: Snow White," which Tarsem Singh and Jean-Pierre Jeunet have been linked to.

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    'Whip It' Writer Shauna Cross To Pen 'What to Expect When You're Expecting'

    Also Working On The Strippers Screenplay, 'Live Nude Girls'Turning "What to Expect When You're Expecting" — America's "pregnancy bible" — into a feature film you say? That's Lionsgate's plan. They've hired Shauna Cross, the writer of Drew Barrymore's directorial debut, "Whip It!," to adapt the best-selling help/guide book by Heidi Murkoff.

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    Review: "Love and Other Drugs"

    After hiding them for years while turning out more grandiose historical and action films, director Ed Zwick's television roots show up vividly in "Love & Other Drugs," an enormously contrived and cloying romantic drama without a moment of believable reality to it. The appealing stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway try hard, real hard, to inject some credibility into the sexually charged relationship between a hotshot drug salesman and a heavily guarded young woman with early stage Parkinson's disease, and the fact that they appear naked in many scenes will pique curiosity among some. But Zwick's shtick keeps getting in the way, to the point that the film feels as much like a strained sitcom as it does a failed poignant love story.

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