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    Matthew Goode, Matthew Bomer, Armie Hammer, Joe Manganiello & More Were In Final Race For 'Superman'

    Colin O’Donaghue Also In The RunningYesterday, massive news broke that Henry Cavill had won the role of Superman in Zack Snyder’s new adaptation for Warner Brothers. Cavill is best known for his work as Charles Brandon on “The Tudors," but as predicted, the role went to a relative unknown, and someone who has experienced his fair share of audition hell. Cavill had been eyed to wear tights for "Batman Begins" and "Green Lantern" (among other franchises) and he even once before landed the role of Superman when it was in McG's hands, but lost the part when the project changed over to Bryan Singer who eventually went with Brandon Routh for "Superman Returns."

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    30 Rock Gives it to Mel Gibson

    Totally awesome

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    'The King's Speech' & 'The Fighter' Top The 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

    The role reversal and Oscar season 180 seems complete. Despite its award season hegemony, taking with it almost every conceivable critical prize possible, David Fincher's "The Social Network" came up empty handed once again during the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. "The King's Speech" asserted its late season dominance once more winning the coveted Ensemble award (SAG's closest award to Best Picture), plus Colin Firth took the Outstanding Actor award. Tied for two award wins was "The Fighter" which took the prizes many expected: Christian Bale for Supporting Actor and Melissa Leo for Supporting Actress.

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    Must See Sundance Film: "Hell And Back Again"

    At first, I didn't really want to see "Hell and Back Again." Is it yet another war story, I wondered. The film sounded like a retread of last year's Sundance hit, "Restrepo." But, without pointing out any differences between this and other recent war docs, a few folks close to the movie prevailed and encouraged me to take a look at it. So, I sat down for a Temple Theater screening at Sundance, surprisingly surrounded by a number of empty seats. I'm so glad I experienced it last week at the festival.

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    Javier Bardem Offered Role In 'James Bond 23'

    Geez, more news on Sunday than there was all day Friday. Good thing we're by the computer this afternoon. Deadline reports that Javier Bardem has been offered a starring role opposite Daniel Craig in the forthcoming and still untitled and under wraps "James Bond 23." No word yet on what the part will be but generally speaking, the second male lead in most of the Bond films have been villains.

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    The Road To 'Superman': 6 Jobs Henry Cavill Lost Before Becoming Clark Kent

    It's been a long, hard road for Henry Cavill to becoming the next actor to don the tights for the iconic "Superman." While Hollywood tests many young actors for upcoming franchises, no one has been put through the the audition process more rigorously and for as many high profile gigs as Cavill. He's been on the radar for several major league tentpoles over the years always losing out to another name or having the project fall apart. However, it looks the stars have finally aligned for the young actor as he's netted the part of Clark Kent/Superman in the Zack Snyder directed, Christopher Nolan produced reboot of Warner Bros.' cornerstone comic pic.

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    Mark my words: "Like Crazy" is, like, lame

    Mark my words: "Like Crazy" is, like, lame

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    1928: The Last and Greatest Year of the Original Motion Picture Art, B.S. (Before Sound)

    People have been saying that the greatest year for American movies was 1939 (of Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz fame) ever since Life magazine published a big piece proclaiming this opinion with all the passion of fact. Coincidentally, in August 1972, a few months before the Life article appeared, Esquire ran a “Hollywood” column of mine on the abundant film glories of 1939 (Ninotchka, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Only Angels Have Wings, Love Affair, Young Mr. Lincoln, Stagecoach, etc.). But the hook for my piece had been that opinions change with the years, and that only time can produce really accurate judgments; I picked 1939 as an example simply because several of my illustrious filmmaking contemporaries and I were all born that year.

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    Will It Blend?: the Morning After Sundance

    Will It Blend?: the Morning After Sundance

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Oscar Watch: Which Pictures Get Box Office Boosts From Nominations?

    Oscar Watch: Which Pictures Get Box Office Boosts From Nominations?

    Post-Oscar nominations, many distribs are pushing their Academy Award contenders into wider release. Anthony D'Alessandro looks at the numbers behind the Oscar Factor: Despite the onslaught of wide-audience rom-coms and horror-thrillers over the next month, winter is prime season for Oscar contenders to make hay at the box office.

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