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    Posts About "The Green Hornet"

    Posts About "The Green Hornet"

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    'True Grit' Score By Carter Burwell Hits Stores December 21st, Album Streaming Now

    Is this the year -- ok, at the least the month -- of the arthouse film? It would certainly seem that way. Big glossy studio pictures like "The Tourist" (opening this weekend), the forthcoming "Tron: Legacy" and "How Do You Know" are arriving with tepid buzz while auteur driven work such as "Black Swan" and the Coens' "True Grit" are riding a huge wave of anticipation. And we are certainly looking forward to it. The film boats the usual pedigree of high talent in front of the camera -- Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Barry Pepper and newcomer Hailee Steinfeld -- and once again, the directors have assigned scoring duties to composer and longtime collaborator Carter Burwell.

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  • Matt Dentler's Blog
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    Putin. Blueberry Hill.

    Putin. Blueberry Hill.

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  • The Playlist
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    Jens Lekman Sings A Charming Song About Almost Meeting Kirsten Dunst

    If you're not familiar with the bittersweet pop tunes of Swedish singer/songwriter Jens Lekman this is probably as good an introduction as any (but really, you should do yourself a favor and go pick up "Night Falls Over Kortedala" right now).

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  • "Boredom at Its Boredest" by Michael ...
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    A Bittersweet Time

    A Bittersweet Time

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Universal is Talking with Gores Brothers to Possibly Sell Focus

    The billionaire Gores brothers have been looking to set themselves up in the entertainment business. Tom and Alex Gores (advised by their Paradigm Agency chief brother Sam) chased after Overture Films and Anchor Bay Entertainment, and made a $550-million cash-offer for Miramax Films, but the deals went elsewhere. The Gores are moving forward with a long-term plan to start their own studio.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Variety Loses Two Players in One Week, McClintock and Harris

    Pamela McClintock was in a good mood the other night at a Sundance holiday party at the Soho House, and now I know why. McClintock, with whom I worked at Variety for two years, is one of the paper's senior reporters, a veteran pro who can report, break news, write fast, and get anyone on the phone on any topic. The Hollywood Reporter has hired her away as a senior film reporter, which is a serious loss for Variety, which over the past year has seen vet reporters Michael Fleming defect to Deadline, Tatiana Siegel move to Providence, and Dana Harris move to indieWIRE. Variety has let other talent go in a series of layoffs. Critic Todd McCarthy and party reporter Bill Higgins are now at the Hollywood Reporter; Ben Fritz is at the Los Angeles Times; Daniel Frankel is at The Wrap. Variety has not replaced their lost talent with strong news reporters.

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    Watch: 'Thor' Trailer Arrives And It's A Shorter Version Of What You Saw Last Summer

    The first trailer for "Thor" has landed and if you saw the widely circulated, decent quality Comic-Con clip that made the rounds last summer, you've pretty much seen this one as well (granted, there are some new, brief scenes of the hammer and Thor flying around and a couple fresh peeks of Destroyer making things go boom).

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Oscar Watch: Visual Effects Branch Narrows List to 15

    Oscar Watch: Visual Effects Branch Narrows List to 15

    Fifteen features have made the semi-finals for the Visual Effects Oscar. In early January, the visual effects branch executive committee members (who selected the semifinalists) will trim the list to seven. At the VFX bakeoff on January 20, the VFX teams screen 15-minute show-reels that show how they achieved their effects. Then the members will vote on the final five nominated films for Oscar consideration. The 83rd Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at 5:30 a.m. PT.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Taymor Talks Shakespeare's "Tempest," Stars Mirren as Prospera: "It's more powerful with a woman"

    While director Julie Taymor has been getting a lot of ink about her $60-million musical Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark, which is finally opening on Broadway with Bono and Edge's music, less attention is being paid to her Shakespeare movie The Tempest, which opens Friday. Alas, this defiant art film is getting lost in the year-end deluge as Ron Tudor's deal to buy Disney's Miramax specialty label finally closes, and Disney pays more heed to the fate of bigger-budget entries such as Tangled and Tron: Legacy. "It needs to get seen," Taymor says of the $20-million period drama in iambic pentameter. "You don't have to get every word."

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