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  • The Lost Boys
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    The 33 Best Male Performances of the 2000s

    My attempt to get all of my 2000s lists of my system by the end of the week continues with my take on the best male performances of the year - expanded to 33 just because that felt like that was a fair enough number to note most of the performances I felt deserving. Though I'll admit it was a bit unfair for smaller roles, as the majority of these are leads - overall I'm happy with the list. Vlad Ivanov ("4 Months"), Sergi Lopez ("Pan's Labyrinth"), Hal Holbrook ("Into The Wild"), Michael Sheen ("The Queen"), Robert Downey Jr ("Tropic Thunder"), Mark Wahlberg ("I Heart Huckabees") and Dennis Quaid ("Far From Heaven") were some of the supporting roles I almost included but left out at the last minute, while Hugh Grant ("About a Boy"), Michael Stuhlbarg ("A Serious Man"), Javier Bardem ("Before Night Falls"), Jeremie Renier ("L'Enfant") and Matt Damon ("The Bourne Supremacy") were some lead roles that almost made the cut. There's also some interestingly considerable crossover with yesterday's sexiest performance lists, for what that's worth.

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  • The Lost Boys
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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Expands

    After a successful platform launch in four theaters, Sony Pictures Classics will expand The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus to about 400 theaters on January 8. Not sure how many moviegoers will be wooed by this TV spot. Most likely the film, Heath Ledger's last, will sell well when it is released on DVD, when the movie's devoted fan site will be included in the extras.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Producers Go Sci-Fi: Avatar, District 9 and Star Trek Make Top Ten

    Producers Go Sci-Fi: Avatar, District 9 and Star Trek Make Top Ten

    District 9 and Star Trek join awards front-runner Avatar in the Producers Guild of America's top ten for the Darryl F. Zanuck award in theatrical motion pictures.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Apple Multimedia Player, Avatar Rubik's Cube, Wizard of Oz Redux, Banned Words, Online Media News

    When I first reported on the Kindle, I thought that it was great for reading books, but fell short when reading journalism content because it was shut off from the internet. Well, that's why everyone is going nuts over the new "iTablet" likely to be unveiled in San Francisco January 27. It will cost about $1000, including subscription to a wi-fi network, reports the WSJ. Shipping of the untitled 10-11 inch touch screen multimedia device could ship in March:

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Bond Producers Put Number 23 On Hold

    Writer Peter Morgan (The Queen) worked on a first draft of Bond 23 that he described as a "shocking story" from July until October last year, followed by regular writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade. But EON Productions has put pre-production work on the film on hold pending the resolution of distributor MGM's sale, reports Bond site Mi6. Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli told Total Film Magazine: "Our timeline's a little up in the air what with the situation at MGM, so we have to be flexible. We just don't know enough about the situation to comment, but we know it's uncertain."

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  • The Lost Boys
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    10 Sexy 2000s Performances I Forgot

    A commenter alerted me to a few these, and over the day a few others popped into my head... It made me want to go in and do a total re-do of the list (which you can view here, and I'll admit was a bit rushed... I basically woke up this morning and spent two hours thinking "so who was sexy" before getting into my regularly scheduled day).

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  • REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog
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    Reverse Shot’s Best of 2009

    In the coming months, moviegoers will continue to be inundated by prestige piffle: films conceived with awards in mind and primped and preened by their studios and distributors for maximum Oscar impact. In the past decade, more Academy hopefuls have been squeezed into the final weeks of the year than ever before—more often than not films that will be forgotten mere months after the annual gold statuettes are passed out (when’s the last time anyone discussed Finding Neverland, Ray, Atonement, A Beautiful Mind, et al, with a straight face?). Perhaps that’s why the end of the year is indeed a good moment to remind viewers of the very best—works of art not necessarily created with eyes on the prize. The greatest films released in the United States in the past twelve months—determined, as always, by polling our major contributors from 2008, with the highest ranked film receiving the most votes, and so on—ranged from the U.S. to Argentina to France to Kazakhstan. There was indeed treasure everywhere; we only wish we had space to extol more favorites (Drag Me to Hell, Coraline, The Limits of Control, You, the Living, and Liverpool, to name a few). [Capsules written by Emily Condon, Eric Hynes, Michael Koresky, Adam Nayman, Jeff Reichert, Michael Joshua Rowin, Damon Smith, Elbert Ventura, Chris Wisniewski, and Genevieve Yue.]

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  • Eric Kohn
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