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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    The Hobbit and Next James Bond Await MGM Picks to Run Studio

    With MGM creditors calling the shots and debating the future of the studio with MGM management, the cold reality is that no one is going to buy MGM at the valuation the studio needs as it copes with its $3.7 billion debt load. Thus the next phase of MGM's reorganization will likely involve bringing in some entity to exchange some debt for equity and run the studio. Top of the list of possible partners are Spyglass, Summit and the guy who thought up this solution, Amir Malin of Qualia Capital, a private media and entertainment equity fund. He made an offer to infuse MGM with some $500 million to run a lean operation in hopes that the economy and Wall Street would eventually improve.

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  • iW NOW
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    Silverdocs Announces Full 2010 Slate

    Silverdocs Announces Full 2010 Slate

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    McAvoy Joins X-Men, Polley's Take This Waltz, Newsweek's New Look

    - Director Matthew Vaughn has cast Wanted star James McAvoy to play the role of the young Charles Xavier (created by Patrick Stewart) in Fox's next X-Men installment, the origin story X-Men: First Class. We like The Playlist's casting suggestion of Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds) to play Xavier's evil opposition, Magneto (originally Ian McKellen).

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    film review: Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time

    I have nothing against a juvenile action-adventure yarn with a touch of fantasy thrown in, and while I can’t pretend to get inside the head of a 12-year-old boy, I enjoy summoning my inner child whenever such a film has great spirit and rousing action scenes. This one, I’m sorry to say, feels mechanical in its storytelling, and presents us with heroes and villains that are “types” rather than genuine, fleshed-out characters one can care about.

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  • Jared Moshé's Blog
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    F'ing LOST Week

    F'ing LOST Week

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  • Eric Kohn
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    Michael Douglas at Lincoln Center.

    Michael Douglas at Lincoln Center.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Fired for Being Too Skinny

    The Megan Fox saga continues. The Wrap is reporting that the reason why Megan Fox was let go from Transformers 3 was because she showed up looking "pale," "underweight" and "unhealthy" and the director, Michael Bay didn't like how she looked.

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  • REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog
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    World Wide Webbing: Jean-Pierre Jeunet's "Micmacs"

    The last time we heard from Jean-Pierre Jeunet—the only person realistically competing with Luc Besson for title of France’s Most Popular Director—was 2004, when A Very Long Engagement followed his Amélie with an unflatteringly dour Audrey Tautou and an awkward blend of glossy WWI combat horror and search-for-a-lost-beloved romance. Engagement was no box office or critical bomb, but with it Jeunet’s limitations were made clear—for all his visual extravagance, “serious” and “epic” are two modes he just can’t pull off. And so he’s returned to his roots with the magical realist band-of-underdogs yarn Micmacs, reveling in a nearly (more on this qualification later) hermetically sealed fantasy world and constructing a narrative based exclusively on Rube Goldberg–esque set pieces performed by lovable and/or grotesque eccentrics. Read Michael Joshua Rowin's review of Micmacs.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Fox Launches Snarky "Don't F**K My Mom" Cyrus Campaign

    Hand it to Fox Searchlight. They know how to get a movie attention.

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  • Enzian Theater
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    May Slam Comes With a HEADSHOT

    May Slam Comes With a HEADSHOT

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