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    Ian McKellen Reveals His Pros & Cons In Reprising Gandalf, Martin Talks The Pull Of The Ring On Bilbo In 'The Hobbit' & More

    It was a while ago, so you might have forgotten, but at one point it was a question mark whether or not Ian McKellen would return to Middle Earth to play Gandalf. "Sequels aren’t necessarily as rewarding to act in as their originals," McKellen wrote on his blog at the beginning ...

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    Matthew Vaughn Out, Bryan Singer Possibly In To Direct 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past'

    To put it bluntly, Matthew Vaughn didn't have the most pleasant shooting schedule on "X-Men: First Class." With about ten months from shoot to screen, the director was ridiculously hard pressed for time, and even found himself cycling through five cinematographers on the tumultuous sho...

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    Spielberg Says Getting Daniel Day-Lewis To Say Yes To 'Lincoln’ Was Tough; Sally Field Says DDL Texted Her In Character

    Much like Obama and Romney, Steven Spielberg’s out on the campaign trail for his upcoming historical drama/political procedural “Lincoln” (including a visible stop on "60 Minutes"). And perhaps illustrating how the film isn’t the easiest sell for audiences that may not want a history lesson this fal...

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    LACMA Revives Stanley Kubrick, As Nicole Kidman Recalls How He Approached 'Eyes Wide Shut' By "Pretending It Was Our Sex Life"

    With the sudden splurge of interest in Stanley Kubrick's work in the news -- and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's complete retrospective of the director's work screening throughout November and December -- Nicole Kidman has added some teasing insight to the infamousl...

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    Alan Cumming Returns to Host BAFTA's 2012 Britannia Awards

    BAFTA Los Angeles announces Alan Cumming will return for the fourth time to host the 2012 Britannia Awards on November 7 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Among the gala event's presenters are Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford and Josh Gad...

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    Scandal Pushes Alex Gibney's Lance Armstrong Doc, Biopics Back to Front Burner

    Hollywood loves a scandal. Stalled interest in disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong is rumbling back to life on the heels of recent revelations. Now that the cancer survivor hero has been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles, his massive doping scheme has bolstered new interest in his story.

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    Lincoln Could Win the Election: He Covers Time, Newsweek and Poll Shows 67% of Americans Want Him Back in Office

    Abraham Lincoln is most certainly the past president of the moment. He's the subject of Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" (November 9), he's on the covers of both Time (October 25) and Newsweek (October 18), and a new poll conducted by the History Channel found Honest Abe to be the commander in chief 67%...

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    Andrew Dominik's 'Killing Them Softly' Goes for Bloody Minimalism with New Posters

    Check out the new minimalist posters for Andrew Dominik's "Killing Them Softly." Starring Brad Pitt as a cold and compassionless gun-for-hire, the film is a bleak portrait of an atrophying, Recession-roiled America...

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    Robert Johnson Talks Making Money In New Media & Economic Leadership

    Everytime Robert Johnson's name is mentioned around here, those posts are met with derisive comments; but  we wouldn't be doing our job if we didn't make sure that you were aware of what one of the few black media moguls is doing, what he's thinking, how he thinks, his...

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    'Celeste & Jesse Forever' Soundtrack Features Lily Allen, William Bell, Vetiver & More

    For anyone who has been through a break-up with someone but still remained best friends, "Celeste & Jesse Forever" will ring very true. The indie film starring Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg hit theaters this summer, but whatever the reasons may be, the soundtrack only officially lande...

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