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    Max Borenstein To Tackle 'Godzilla' & Evan Spiliotopoulos Levels Up To 'Asteroids'

    A pair of upcoming tentpoles have found writers to try and Rumpelstilskin these “ideas” into box office gold. First off, Gareth Edwards' “Godzilla” remake Legendary Pictures has just hired Max Borenstein to pen the script for the upcoming blockbuster movie.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Laurence Fishburne Signs Development Deal With Fox TV

    Coming off his run for several seasons on CBS' CSI, Laurence Fishbrune and his production comepany Cinema Gypsy Productions have signed a two year, first look deal with Fox Televsion Studios to develop and produce TV shows for cable networks.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Trailer Watch: Snow White and the Huntsman

    Trailer Watch: Snow White and the Huntsman

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  • Press Play
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    Eastwood's "J. Edgar" takes few risks with its controversial subject

    You'd think Clint Eastwood would be the right guy to direct a movie about J. Edgar Hoover. After all, who better to tell the story of the 20th century's most influential law enforcement officer, the man who wrote the rule book on fighting crime only to disregard those rules when they prevented him from getting his man, than Dirty Harry himself? Or, to be less obvious, what would the man responsible for "White Hunter Black Heart," "A Perfect World" and "Million Dollar Baby" — movies about men who defied authority, be it Hollywood, the law or God — bring to the life story of the man who held authority over the country for nearly 50 years? Alas, Clint Eastwood's stately biopic "J. Edgar" is a frustrating experience. For nearly 2 hours and 20 minutes we are held captive by the possibility of a major revelation or insight into a man whose obsession with cataloging every single detail of a person's personal and professional lives foretold the collapse of privacy. We get hints, intimations and suggestions of darker urges that shaped Hoover's behavior, but nothing concrete about the man's personality, and no attitude whatsoever toward his actions. Eastwood mistakes vagueness for ambiguity and puts us in the position of being armchair psychiatrists.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Michael Fassbender Says He's Robert De Niro And Steve McQueen Is His Martin Scorcese

    This was recorded at the New York Film Festival screening I attended about a month ago here in NYC.

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  • Caryn James
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    Rick Perry Delivers Top Ten Excuses on Letterman

    What a difference a brain-freeze makes. Yesterday's news was all about Herman Cain, but after Rick Perry couldn't remember all three of the federal agencies he wants to abolish during last night's Republican debate, he became the big political story for reasons consultants dread. As Perry said in explaining himself: "Oops!" Tonight as part of his damage-control tour (good luck with that), he appeared on Late Show With David Letterman to deliver his Top Ten Excuses.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Alrick Brown's "Kinyarwanda" (2nd AFFRM Release) Wins Audience Award At AFI Fest

    Congrats to Alrick Brown and his feature film debut Kinyarwanda, which won the Audience Award in the World Cinema section at AFI Fest 2011, as announced earlier today in Hollywood, CA.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Hollywood & Crime... Actress Tamara Tunie Bilked For Over $1.4 Million By Her Business Manager

    I don't know what the lesson here is, except maybe for those of you with business managers (and other similar reps with control over your finances), keep your antennae up at all times...

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    More: FYI
  • ReelPolitik
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    Herzog's Death Penalty Doc "Into the Abyss" Gets Rave Reviews

    Much has already been written about "Into the Abyss," Werner Herzog's humanistic gaze into the dark heart of capital punishment in a Texas town. But let me join in the chorus of effusive praise.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Trailer Watch: Fassbender Gets His Ass Kicked

    Carano vs. Fassbender: EW has posted a Haywire trailer showing Gina Carano whupping Michael Fassbender, who is no slouch physically, as well as an interview with him on his fights with the MMA star. I'll be talking to Fassbender on the flip cam Friday. Stay tuned.

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