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    Eva Mendes Gets 'Anxiety,' Filming Starts Next Month

    Eva Mendes has kicked off the new year by joining the indie project "Anxiety."

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    Garfield as Spider-Man, Incest in "Black Swan," 3-D "Battleship Potemkin" and Other Links

    - I might be the only person who thinks that image of Garfield as Spider-Man, courtesy of /Film, is funny. Including the guy who made it.

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    Richard E. Grant, Anthony Head & Roger Allam Join Meryl Streep In Thatcher Biopic 'The Iron Lady'

    It almost feel odd that, in such a strong year for Best Actress candidates, there's no place for Meryl Streep among a competing batch of contenders that include Natalie Portman and Annette Bening. Of course, it's principally because Streep hasn't made a film in the last year -- we're sure that, even if she'd cropped up for five minutes in "Yogi Bear," the Academy would have found some way to nominate her, the actress have being given a nod for three of the last four years (although she hasn't won since "Sophie's Choice" almost thirty years ago).

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    "All Manner Of Nastiness Has Just Occured": New Image & Details From 'Sherlock Holmes' Sequel

    Just over a year on, and we're still a little stunned by how entertaining Guy Ritchie's "Sherlock Holmes" turned out to be. Seemingly displaying the reboot mentality that's been Hollywood's curse the last few years, and coming from a director who hadn't turned out anything watchable in a decade, the film has its share of problems (principally the redundancy of Rachel McAdams' character and a sub-par final set piece), but the chemistry of its leads, Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, carried the picture, and ensured it was one of the more quietly enjoyable tentpoles in recent memory.

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    Kathryn Bigelow's Black Ops Thriller Gets Financing, Starts Shooting This Summer

    When you're a writing and directing duo coming off an Oscar win, things move quickly for you as Mark Boal and Kathryn Bigelow are proving today. Shortly after reports this morning suggested their newest untitled and under wraps project was going to be about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden and be taken out for international sales, reps for the writer quickly put the kibosh on those reports and now we know why.

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    Adam Sandler To Play Andy Samberg's Father In 'I Hate You Dad'

    You can say one thing about Adam Sandler -- he looks out after his own kind. Professional relationships between performers who once appeared on "Saturday Night Live" have always bordered on incestuous, but Sandler has pretty much turned it into the basis for his super successful Happy Madison banner, dedicated to giving the non-stars of "SNL" their own shot at fame, whether they deserve it (Dana Carvey) or not (David Spade).

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    Cameron Crowe Had A Script About Meth Addict Nic Sheff Rejected By Brad Pitt's Plan B Shingle?

    Subject's Father David Allegedly "Didn't Like The Way He Was Portrayed"Buried in a story about Cameron Crowe's recent exploits, or lack thereof, Hollywood Elsewhere's Jeff Wells reports that the "Vanilla Sky" writer-director recently wrote a script adapted from two meth-addict memoirs by journalist David Sheff and his son Nic -- "Beautiful Boy" and "Tweak," both based on their experiences through Nic's drug addiction ordeal.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Relativity to Pact with FilmNation for Foreign Sales

    Glen Basner's FilmNation Entertainment and Ryan Kavanaugh's Relativity Media are in final talks toward a long-term exclusive international sales and distribution deal. This will make it easier for Relativity going forward as it looks to acquire more titles at Sundance, Berlin and beyond. FilmNation is set to oversee international sales and distribution of Relativity titles, yet to be announced.

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    Paul Dano To Star Opposite Robert De Niro In Paul Weitz's 'Another Bullshit Night in Suck City'

    Casey Affleck No Longer Part Of ProjectThis news will eventually illustrate some diversity (hang tight). During the junket for "Little Fockers" we asked director Paul Weitz if he was still intending on making "Another Bullshit Night In Suck City," a project announced in 2009 that would star Casey Affleck and Robert De Niro. All he basically said was, “I am still hoping to do that and I’m hoping to do it with Bob so it’s still something that I’m working on, it’s a terrific memoir.”

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    film review: Barney's Version

    Paul Giamatti is one of those actors whose presence in a movie generally validates it, and Barney’s Version is no exception. He manages to make a central character with few—if any—admirable traits not only bearable but downright compelling. And if this Barney strays from the way Mordecai Richler painted him in his first-person novel, he still justifies his existence in this entertaining film.

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