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    'All My Children' & 'Hunger Games' Star Leven Rambin Joins Curtis Hanson’s ‘Mavericks’

    It looks like things are definitely on this rise for the young actress Leven Rambin. Previously best known for her role as Ava Benton on "All My Children," Rambin received a profile boost earlier this year when she was cast as Glimmer in "The Hunger Games," and it looks like her career continues to snowball into greater things.

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    TIFF11: "Winnie" is a Biopic of Mrs. Mandela That Fails to Portray Her As Her Own Person

    TIFF11: "Winnie" is a Biopic of Mrs. Mandela That Fails to Portray Her As Her Own Person

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  • The Playlist
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    This Took Longer Than We Thought To Happen: 'Avatar' To Become A Disney Theme Park Attraction

    It has been about two years since James Cameron's "Avatar" destroyed the box office, got nerds drooling and had everyone in Hollywood deciding that everything had to be in 3D (with the director himself leading the chorus). With over $2.7 billion in ticket sales (good lord guys, the movie is not that good), 20th Century Fox and Cameron, who gets a nice slice of the pie, have continued to rake it in with DVD and BluRay sales (no doubt helped by their environmentally friendly double-dip of releases within months of each other) and the expansive merchandising, which has seen the movie whored out to anybody with a printer and UPC code (have you picked up your "Avatar" Party Pack?). So it's a bit of a surprise to us that it's taken this long for a theme park ride to emerge.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Exec Watch: Jashni Legendary President, Stratton MGM Financial Officer, Universal's Fogelson Renews

    Six-year Legendary Entertainment veteran production exec Jon Jashni is moving up: he's now the company's new president. He will continue as Legendary’s chief creative officer, reporting to Legendary Chairman and CEO Thomas Tull. Jashni has long had a creative role in Legendary Pictures film development and production, including The Hangover series, Ben Affleck's The Town, Zack Snyder's 300, The Watchmen and Sucker Punch, 3-D Clash of the Titans and the upcoming Pacific Rim (Guillermo del Toro), Paradise Lost (Alex Proyas) and Seventh Son (Sergei Bodrov).

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    Barry Levinson's 'Diner' To Become A Broadway Musical With Tunes By Sheryl Crow

    The history of movies being turned into Broadway shows (and vice versa) has been happening for decades, and while it certainly won't stop anytime soon, the road is littered with the carcasses of failed productions. Pulling off a massive hit is the rare exception, but the earnings can be so huge that it's no wonder they keep trying adaptations on Broadway.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch Trailer For Football Documentary "4Th & Goal"

    Well, it's that time of the year...football season. And out on dvd now is the informative but entertaining documentary 4TH & Goal. The film follows the journey of six young men aiming to reach the NFL and is described as The Blindside meets Hoop Dreams.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Trailer Watch: J. Edgar Trailer Lands, "When Morals Decline and Good Men Do Nothing Evil Flourishes"

    Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar will open the AFI Fest on November 3 followed by a limited release November 9. Here are more details on the star cast. Leonardo DiCaprio plays J. Edgar Hoover, ages considerably (he spent hours in makeup) over the course of the trailer and alludes to man-love with co-star Armie Hammer (Clyde Tolson). The trailer begins with a warning; "When morals decline and good men do nothing evil flourishes."

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    That's a Wrap! Lee Daniels' The Paperboy with McConaughey, Efron, Kidman, Cusack

    That's a Wrap! Lee Daniels' The Paperboy with McConaughey, Efron, Kidman, Cusack

    Director Lee Daniels has wrapped his follow-up to Precious, 60s erotic thriller The Paperboy. Shot around New Orleans, Lousiana, with Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, Nicole Kidman, John Cusack, David Oyelowo, Macy Gray and Scott Glenn, the film is based on Pete Dexter's novel and subsequent screen adaptation. Set in Florida, the synopsis is below. Release dates are pending as Toronto-generated pre-sales continue. As Daniels heads into post-production, he praises his cast for bringing "these offbeat characters to life. Everyone has knocked it out of the ballpark with their performances."

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    'Crazy Stupid Love' Team Of Steve Carell, Glenn Ficarra & John Requa Reteaming For Backpacker Comedy

    Directing Duo Turned Down 'Bad Santa 2'While the third act plot twist to "Crazy Stupid Love" is hugely contrived and runs against the careful blend of comedy and drama that runs through everything before, the nicely crafted tone from directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, and the engaging performances from their ensemble cast led by Steve Carell, made it easy overlook some of the things that didn't work. And it seems the experience was a good one for the lead actor and the directors alike, as they are planning another film together, albeit one that Carell will produce but not star in.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Emmerich's Happy Birthday, Mr. President; Spielberg's Lincoln Not "Political Fodder"

    Roland Emmerich, whose Shakespeare-subverting drama Anonymous will hit theaters October 28, is planning another trip down history lane, but this time not as far back and not any time soon. The director is planning to make Happy Birthday Mr. President - "The title will tell you everything" - but says digital technology is not yet where it needs to be for him to make it the way he wants, i.e. with digitally manipulated and aged actors. Does this mean Marilyn Monroe will actually be the one singing the famous song to John F. Kennedy on his birthday? We'll have to wait and see; "I think we have to wait another five years," says Emmerich. For now, we can watch the real deal (1962 video) below, or enjoy Michelle Williams channeling Monroe. The Anonymous trailer is below. [MTV]

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