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    George Clooney To Star In Brad Bird's '1952'

    Well, damn. It's been very busy and very big day over at Disney. With Michael Arndt now locked in for "Star Wars: Episode 7," another big project at the studio has nabbed a bona fide A-list star.

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    Michael Arndt Writing 'Star Wars: Episode 7' Screenplay, Pre-Production Begins

    ...and one day after the news arrived that "Little Miss Sunshine" and "Toy Story 3" scribe Michael Arndt had penned a 40-50 page treatment for the new "Star Wars" trilogy, his involvement has just been kicked up a notch.

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    Best of the Week: Election, AFI Fest Interviews and Reviews, Britannia Awards, Casting News & More

    This week on TOH!, we kept coverage coming on AFI Fest, jumped into awards season with Best Actress speculations and the Britannias, look at this weekend's large and small cinematic offerings, and much more!

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    You Think You Know Quentin? All Tarantino's Trailers from 'Reservoir Dogs' to 'Django Unchained'

    Another Weinstein Co. push for "Django Unchained" involves rehashing Tarantino's repertoire (our post about "Reservoir Dogs" and "Pulp Fiction" re-released in theaters here).  Fandango has published a "Quentin Tarantino Film Guide" that covers the ran...

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    RIP Film Critic Elliott Stein

    When I worked at my first journalism gig as associate editor at Film Comment Magazine back in the 80s, Elliott Stein was one of my favorite regular contributors. He was erudite about world cinema, an omnivorous global cinephile and historian who knew more about Asian cinema than anyone I knew.

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    Neil Burger Out, 'Bullhead' Helmer Michael Roskam In For 'Animal Rescue,' Tom Hardy Eyed To Lead

    It's no surprise that "Mystic River," "Gone Baby Gone" and "Shutter Island" scribe Dennis Lehane has been able to attract top talent for his adaptation of his own short story "Animal Rescue." David Cronenberg and more recently, "Limitless" helmer Neil Burger came aboard, and with the latter now focu...

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    Colin Firth-Emily Blunt Drama 'Arthur Newman' Acquired by Cinedigm for U.S.

    Cinedigm Entertainment Group has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to “Arthur Newman,” starring Colin Firth and Emily Blunt. The film, which had its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, will be released theatrically in mid-2013, followed by digital, DVD and TV rollout...

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    'My Amityville Horror' Doc Picked Up By IFC Midnight and SundanceNOW

    IFC Midnight has acquired all U.S. rights to the documentary “My Amityville Horror” in partnership with subscriber VOD destination SundanceNOW. Directed by Eric Walter, “Amityville” will have its New York premiere at the DOC NYC Festival Saturday, Nov. 10.

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    Mads Mikkelsen, Ralph Fiennes & Jessica Chastain Rumored For John Le Carré's 'Our Kind Of Traitor'

    In case you weren't aware, Mads Mikkelsen is having a moment. The actor earned raves and a Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival for his leading turn in Thomas Vinterberg's "The Hunt," and this weekend sees him give another strong performance in "A Royal Affair." And if that's not enough, he'...

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    'The Central Park Five' Gets A Crackling First Full Release Trailer

    Surely, this doesn't need an intro at this point, given how much we've talked about it. I saw it a couple of weeks ago, and reviewed it enthusiastically HERE.

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