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    Teresa Palmer & Joel Edgerton Confirmed For Kieran Darcy-Smith's Psychological Drama 'Say Nothing'

    Shooting To Commence This Month In Sydney & CambodiaAfter being linked early on, rising Australian thespians Teresa Palmer and Joel Edgerton are now confirmed to be joining Kieran Darcy-Smith's directorial debut "Say Nothing" with Felicity Price and Antony Starr rounding out the cast for the psychological drama.

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    Ang Lee Eyeing Bollywood Stars For His 3D Adaptation Of Yann Martel's 'Life Of Pi'

    Tabu Signed On As Pi's Mother? Sushant Singh and Sonu Sood In Contention For Father RoleWith newcomer Suraj Singh cast as the lead in his 3D adaptation of Yann Martel's cult favorite "Life Of Pi," Ang Lee is reportedly eyeing a host of experienced Bollywood thespians for the roles of the protagonist's parents with leading men Sushant Singh and Sonu Sood among those battling it out for the role of Pi Pitel's father, and popular actress Tabu rumored to be already signed on to play the protagonist's mother.

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    Joss Whedon Was Offered, Turned Down Chance To Reboot 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' Himself

    Fans To End Hunger Strikes, Bombing Campaign Few fan communities (other than, it would appear, RED camera acolytes) are quite as vocal as those with a love of the work of Joss Whedon. The writer-director became a public figure with the success of the TV version of his own film script, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," and, with the show coinciding with the early years of the internet, Whedon has had a vociferous, powerful following ever since -- they managed to keep "Dollhouse," an interesting failure at best, on the air for a second season, despite rock-bottom ratings, and even persuaded Universal to greenlight "Serenity," a film version of another little-seen Whedon show, "Firefly."

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    Paul Dano Joining Rian Johnson's Sci-Fi Thriller 'Looper'

    There are few projects we're as excited for in 2011 as "Looper" the third film from writer-director Rian Johnson. The helmer's debut, 2006's "Brick," was one of the most stunning and fiercely original debuts in recent years, and follow-up "The Brothers Bloom," while more divisive, has plenty of fans (including this writer, who finds it eminently rewatchable).

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    Christopher Nolan Says Stop Trying To Figure Out The Purposely Ambiguous Ending Of 'Inception'

    Director Also Confirms -- For The Ninth Frickin' Time -- That 'The Dark Knight Rises' Is His Last 'Batman' FilmVindication at last! Or at least, sorta. Anyone who's followed our site closely this year (including its old iteration) knows we've maintained since day one that the controversial, much-discussed and picked-over/picked apart ending of Christopher Nolan's "Inception" was meant to be open-ended and ambiguous (though ok, truthfully, some of us have insisted it ended as a tragedy like all his previous noir-ish films, see the ending of "The Prestige," "Insomnia" and "Memento") . In the tradition of the great Stanley Kubrick -- which the film seemed to thematically emulate -- it just had to be open to interpretation.

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    CARY GRANT: MY FAVORITE STAR

    A few years ago, I did a long piece for The New York Observer about Cary Grant titled “My Favorite Star,” which he was and is, not only on the screen but in life, as I was privileged to know him for over twenty-five years. I had already written about him at some length, first for a column I had in Esquire in the 1970s (collected in a book of mine called Pieces of Time), and then again for a more recent volume, Who the Hell’s In It, which repeated some of the same material, though completely recast. The Observer article went over a lot of the same ground, but perhaps with a different tone, and did add a few things (such as his especially touching call to me after the murder of my fiancée, Dorothy Stratten). Anyway, one can never say too much about Cary Grant, so we have provided a link here to the Observer piece which is on their website.

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    Debunked: Jeremy Renner Says 'Escape From New York' Reboot Rumors Are Untrue

    Actor Also Remains Non-Committal About PTA's 'The Master' & Tommy Wirkola's 'Hansel & Gretel'Jeremy Renner's in talks to star as Snake Plissken in New Line‘s forthcoming remake of John Carpenter‘s eighties dystopian classic “Escape From New York” with Breck Eisner (”The Crazies”) directing, right?

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    The Fighter's Amy Adams Talks Holding Her Own with Russell, Bale, Wahlberg and Leo

    The Fighter's Amy Adams Talks Holding Her Own with Russell, Bale, Wahlberg and Leo

    We've seen Amy Adams grab an Oscar nom for her breakout role in June Bug, steal scenes from the likes of Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks in Charlie Wilson's War, hold her own with Leonardo di Caprio in Catch Me If You Can, and earn a surprise Oscar nom along with Meryl Streep and Viola Davis for Doubt. She can be sexy or innocent, a girlfriend or a nun, a girl-next-door or vamp. But given that range, The Fighter's earthy, beer-drinking, tough, Boston-accented Charlene is still a shocker. And by following David O. Russell's direction to play the yin to her showy castmates' yang, she could wind up stealing another supporting actress nomination. In short, Adams stands up to the power of Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale and Melissa Leo by being as quiet as they are noisy.

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  • Spout
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    On DVD: "Knight and Day" - The Best Action Comedy of the Year

    Last night I was at a loss for a DVD pick of the week and wondered if I might find some worth in either "Knight and Day" or "The Sorcerer's Apprentice." I do love to defend the merits of a dismissed or underrated Hollywood production. Sometimes it doesn't work out, as was the case when I finally saw the legitimately awful "MacGruber." This time it does. I went with the Tom Cruise movie and now consider it, in place of "MacGruber," the best action comedy of the year.

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    Paul Giamatti In Talks For David Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis' With Colin Farrell & Marion Cotillard

    Academy Award-nominated actor Paul Giamatti is in talks to appear in David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis" which already stars Colin Farrell and Marion Cotillard, who joined earlier this year.

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