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    Five New Albums Worth Your Dime

    Five New Albums Worth Your Dime

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  • The Playlist
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    Christopher Walken & Imogen Poots Round Out 'A Late Quartet' With Philip Seymour Hoffman

    The final pieces of the puzzle have fallen into place for the indie drama "A Late Quartet." Following our exclusive reports last week of Philip Seymour Hoffman and Catherine Keener joining the film, an official press release has confirmed their involvement as well as the rest of the players for the forthcoming picture.

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  • The Playlist
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    Colin Farrell Confirmed For 'Total Recall;' Filming Starts In Toronto In May; Won't Be In 3D

    All in all, 2011 should be a pretty good year for Colin Farrell. The actor's been on the comeback trail in a big way in the last few years, leading with "In Bruges," and he's got no fewer than four films due for release in the coming year. We already know that one of them, William Monahan's "London Boulevard," is a stinker, but the other three, (Peter Weir's already-in-limited-release "The Way Back"; the horror-comedy "Fright Night" and the full-on-comedy "Horrible Bosses") are all promising to one degree or another, and it should cement the return of the once-troubled star to the A-list.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    David Strick's Hollywood Launches with The Green Hornet Set Gallery

    David Strick is the closest thing Hollywood has to an industry photographer. Everyone knows and trusts him, and they let him get close to the stars and the action. He loves to catch that odd moment that humorously reveals artists at work. He used to shoot on-set pictures for Premiere, and moved on to The Los Angeles Times. Now he's launching "David Strick's Hollywood" with set photos from The Green Hornet at the Reporter, web and print. If they're willing to spend the money, who are we to complain?

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  • Caryn James
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    TV Review. Off the Map, Where Grey's Anatomy Collides With Lost

    The promos for Off the Map, the new ABC drama about doctors in a run-down clinic in a remote South American village, look like Grey’s Anatomy meets Lost, but I never imagined this disappointing clunker would really be that mashup. The series is executive produced by Grey's Shonda Rhimes and created by one of its producers, Jenna Bans, and like that much more engaging medical soap opera, Off the Map features attractive young doctors among an experienced hospital staff. Love affairs! Jockeying for the bloodiest cases!

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  • The Playlist
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    First Look: Zooey Deschanel, Rashida Jones, Elizabeth Banks & Emily Mortimer In 'My Idiot Brother'

    9 New Photos From The Paul Rudd Comedy Premiering At SundanceWith the film set to premiere later this month at Sundance, Jesse Peretz's star-driven comedy "My Idiot Brother" has launched an official website featuring the first look at the band of actresses playing the sisters of Paul Rudd's protagonist including Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel and Emily Mortimer as well as Rashida Jones who plays Deschanel's character's lesbian lover.

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  • The Playlist
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    Rumor: Is Naomie Harris Being Courted For The Female Lead In Ron Howard's 'The Dark Tower?'

    You wouldn't know it from this week's milquetoast Vince Vaughn/Kevin James comedy "The Dilemma," but director Ron Howard, of all people, is about to embark on one of the most ambitious projects Hollywood has ever seen: an adaptation of Stephen King's mammoth seven-book fantasy opus "The Dark Tower," which will stretch across three big-screen features, broken up by two TV series which will all feature the same cast. The scope of the adaptation alone is an impressive enough feat, if it's seen through, but when taking into account the bonkers, meta-fictional nature of the source material, it's hard not to impressed by Howard's cojones, even if we're unconvinced that he's got the skills to pull it off.

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  • Eric Kohn
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    A Survival Tale, From Print to Screen: Adapting "127 Hours."

    Many people are familiar with the amazing survival tale of Aron Ralston, the mountain climber whose life was irrevocably changed in 2003, when his arm became trapped under a boulder for five days until he managed to amputate it with a dull knife. Now the subject of Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours, an adaptation of Ralston’s 2004 memoir, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, the ordeal has been turned into an uplifting adventure-thriller starring James Franco.

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  • The Playlist
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    Baz Luhrmann Considering Shooting 'The Great Gatsby' In 3D

    To some degree, it's no longer really a story when a big-name director decides to shoot a high-profile picture in 3D -- for the moment, at least, the format's becoming something of a standard for tentpoles, actioners and kids flicks, and it's arguably more significant when someone like Christopher Nolan kicks against the trend. Otherwise, everyone from Martin Scorsese to the guy who directed "Legion" are putting out films in three dimensions, and generally speaking, it's worth no more than a brief mention in a round up of other news. Generally.

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  • Spout
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    Video: "Namor: The Sub-Mariner" Starring Dwayne Johnson and Bill Murray

    I'm posting this months-old fan-made trailer for a 3-D "Namor: The Sub-Mariner" because it's so well done that I don't even want an actual "Namor" movie now. Just like I was feeling after that fake "Thundercats" trailer hit a while back, I don't think Hollywood could actually make a real version that's as good, let alone better. Most comic-book movie trailers give away too much anyway, as if they were features abridged into shorts, so by being a faithfully bad trailer for a movie that doesn't exist, it's already a sufficient look at what we'd get as a feature.

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