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    Casting Watch: Dane DeHaan Beats Eddie Redmayne for Harry Osborn Role in 'Amazing Spider-Man 2'

    Dane DeHaan, who starred in "Chronicle" and has had minor roles this year in both "Lincoln" and "Lawless," has been cast as Harry Osborn in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." DeHaan will take over the role from James Franco in Sam Raimi's first three "Spider Man" films, and joins leads Andrew Garfield and ...

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    Broadway Has Strongest Year in History with Nearly $1.14 Billion Box Office Haul

    The Broadway League has released its 15th annual demographics report, revealing 2012 to be the strongest year in history in terms of attendance and grosses. The Broadway box office haul was nearly $1.14 billion this year.

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    Watch: The Band Jams In First Clip From David Chase's Rock 'N Roll Drama 'Not Fade Away'

    Guys, guitars, coming-of-age, young love...it's a rite of passage for many young men with LPs, late nights and romance all coming together in a certain time and place when anything seems possible. And that's the feeling "The Sopranos" creator David Chase is trying to evoke with his...

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    'Up' Director Pete Docter's Pixar Mind Movie Now Reportedly Titled 'The Inside Out'

    Following the one-two punch of the critical disappointments of “Cars 2” and “Brave,” it’s fair to say that Pixar is off its game, so to speak. Nevertheless, while the next few years will yield two sequels -- “Monsters University” and “Finding Nemo 2&rd...

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    Maggie Smith Gets the Star Treatment for Quartet

    77 year old Maggie Smith has had a great year in TV and film. She rocks in Downton Abbey and she has a shot at a supporting nod for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

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    9 Women Included on The Hollywood Reporter's 25 Most Powerful Authors

    The Hollywood Reporter announced their inaugural list of Hollywood’s 25 Most Powerful Authors. They based the selection of living authors on how successful they’ve been in getting their work adapted for the screen, their success in publishing and both their Hollywood and cultural clout.

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    Megan Ellison Teams With David Ellison To Bring The Terminator Back To The Big Screen

    Well, this isn’t much of a shocking development. In a surprise move last year, our favorite billionaire producer Megan Ellison -- earning fans of arthouse fare by getting behind recent pictures by Paul Thomas Anderson, Andrew Dominik, John Hillcoat, Kathryn Bigelow and Harmony Korine -- won th...

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    Francis Ford Coppola Quietly Working On An "Ambitious," Epic Studio Movie & Hopes To Start Casting Soon

    You would you have to go back all the way to 1997's "The Rainmaker" to see Francis Ford Coppola's last fully fledged studio picture. Since then, the legendary director has been following his own muse, taking on ambitious if not always entirely successful features made outside of Ho...

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    Kathryn Bigelow Becomes First Woman to Win Two Best Director Nods from New York Film Critics Circle

    Yesterday, the New York Film Critics Circle, a group of 35 critics (but just 8 women) named Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty the best film of the year. 

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    The True Blood Sisterhood: Watch The First Trailer For Laurent Cantent's 'Foxfire'

    Though we thought "Foxfire," the latest from Laurent Cantet (the director of arthouse hit and Cannes winner "The Class") might have made a bigger splash when it premiered at TIFF in the fall, it arrived and left with a bit of a whisper. The film is still without North American distribution, a bit of...

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