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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Golden Globes Foreign-Language Nominees: Lessons Learned from Bier, Inarritu, Guadagnino

    Mike Goodridge of Screen International moderated a panel discussion with Golden Globe nominees for Best Foreign Language Film Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love, Italy), Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Biutiful, Spain/Mexico), Susanne Bier (In a Better World, Denmark) and Aleksei Uchitel (The Edge, Russia), hosted by the American Cinematheque at Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre. The only no-show was Radu Mihaileanu (The Concert, France). Bier, Inarritu and Uchitel's films were also submitted by their countries for Oscar consideration (nominees will be announced January 25). Sophia Savage reports:

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  • The Playlist
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    Ben Foster Talks Oren Moverman's 'Rampart,' Film Probably Won't Hit Festival Circuit Until 2012?

    Calls Woody Harrelson's Performance "Stone Cold, Insane"One of the many films that featured in our recently posted Most Anticipated piece was the reuniting of director Oren Moverman with his "The Messenger" stars Ben Foster and Woody Harrelson for the cop drama "Rampart" which shot late last year. Unfortunately, word from Foster now predicts a 2012 unveiling for the film rather than later this year, possibly lining the team up for a return to Sundance.

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  • The Playlist
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    Cheer Up Michel Gondry Fans, 'The Green Hornet' May Be Seth Rogen's Fault

    Gondry Didn't Have Final Cut, Or Full Authority, But Says He "Accepted" This Early On“The Green Hornet” may have topped the box office this weekend, bringing in a respectable $34 million but its critical reception was mixed at best. Personally, this writer thought the film had some good laughs but really stumbled when going through the motions of yet another superhero origin story. More importantly, it was a far cry from director Michel Gondry’s best work (“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”, his music videos) and seemed like more of a compromise than a collaboration with star/co-writer/producer Seth Rogen. Well, according to an article in the LA Times that was exactly the case.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Scream 4' Trailer Arrives To Announce Your Horror McFranchise Is Back Just How You Like It

    New decade, new rules, huh? Not exactly. Pop quiz: what would a "Scream" movie be without its movie in-jokes, exactly? Hmm, perhaps an original film? A Canadian trailer for the Weinstein Company's desperate franchise cash-in has arrived and get it while it's hot because the studio keeps taking down various trailers on YouTube only for them to spring up again five minutes later. They should probably realize the wildfire has spread and it's best to just release an official version already.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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  • The Playlist
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    Weekend Box Office: 'Green Hornet' Nests At #1, 'Dilemma' Disappoints

    This is how business works in Hollywood: you break records or else. "The Green Hornet" was a big ticket for Sony, opening at #1 as everyone expected. But that isn't enough for the film, which set the studio back somewhere between $90 (before reshoots?) and $140 million (after?). As such, simply making money wasn't going to do the film any good unless it totally dominated its Martin Luther King holiday weekend.

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  • Caryn James
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    Golden Globes Preview: What To Look For (I Mean Laugh At) On TV

    I stand by my idea that the show's the thing, so here are a few moments I hope will be eye-opening as we watch the awards tonight (NBC at 8 ET):

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  • The Playlist
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    The Leftover Question Marks Of 2011 - Can These Films Possibly Be Any Good? Part 2

    Ok, you've read part one of our The Leftover Question Marks Of 2011 - Can These Films Possibly Be Any Good? feature and hopefully you've got the gist of things. This collection is pretty much what it purports to be, we've already made our Most Anticipated Lists (parts one, two and three), our these-could-be-fun, Escapist, Popcorn films list (parts one and two), and one Foreign Film anticipated list, so basically this is everything leftover, making us wonder, will any of these films be worth our time? Some -- "Hobo With A Shotgun" -- for example feel like they could be B-Movie fun, but a lot of them, hmmm, we're not so sure. Either way, this is the final part of our Leftover Question Marks of 2011 and almost the end of our annual 2011 anticipated series. Next week, we'll finish up with the films from 2011 we've already seen. Cynical, you say? Think of it as our loveletter to you. We don't really want you to waste your precious time and dollars when you shouldn't have to, cheers.

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  • The Playlist
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    Nicole Kidman Plotting Remake Of Alan J. Pakula's 'Love And Pain And The Whole Damn Thing'

    Nicole Kidman and producing partner Per Saari are developing a remake of the 1973 dramedy "Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing" under their Blossom Films shingle. The original film, directed by Alan J. Pakula, centers on two tourists who fall in love in Spain, despite their reservations about long-term possibilities. The project will be based on the Alvin Sargent's original screenplay for the 1973 film, and the female lead will be written for Kidman. Kidman and Saari are also supported by producing partners Laura Ziskin and Susan Landau. The film clearly means something personal to Kidman as her husband Keith Urban's 2006 album was entitled Love, Pain, and the Whole Crazy Thing, in a play on words of the film title; the album was dedicated to Kidman.

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  • SydneysBuzz
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    Oscar Watch: Iceland - Mamma Gogo directed by Fridrik Thor Fridrikson

    Fridik Thor Fridrickson, an old friend our ours, is here in town thumping for the Academy Award Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. The N.Y. Times blog The Carpetbagger gives pretty comprehensive coverage of Mamma Gogo, a Meta-Comedy About Movies and Alzheimers.

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