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    Best of the Week: 'Life of Pi' Ecstatic Early Review, 'Looper' Opens, Interviews, Awards and More

    This week on TOH!, we reviewed Ang Lee's NYFF opener and Oscar contender "Life of Pi," we got you ready for Rian Johnson's "Looper" with two interviews (Emily Blunt and VFX supervisor Karen Goulekas), we expounded on the virtues of Emmy-winning "Homeland" and much more!

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    Phase 4 Films Acquires Keanu Reeves Drama 'generation Um...' for U.S. and Canada

    Phase 4 Films has acquired all U.S. and Canadian rights to writer-director Mark L Mann’s "generation Um...," which stars Keanu Reeves. The specialty distributor plans a theatrical release in the spring.

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    Judi Dench & Steve Coogan To Star In Stephen Frears' 'Philomena Lee'

    Stephen Frears is on a goddamn tear right now. He kicked off 2012 by heading to Sundance to premiere "Lay The Favorite," spent the spring shooting "Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight," and now will get another movie in front of cameras this fall. Damn. Who does he think he is, Ter...

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    'About A Boy' The Latest Movie Being Developed Into A TV Series

    While much has been made of feature filmmakers transitioning to cable, where there are more opportunities to tell original stories, it's not like networks don't like to have their own share of easy-sell properties. And one of the biggest trends to emerge in the past year is the sheer number ...

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    Joe Dante Talks Making 'The Hole' & Updates Status On Future Films 'Monster Love,' 'Paris, I'll Kill You' & More

    It’s been awhile since we’ve seen a feature film by director Joe Dante, but he certainly hasn't been forgotten. The cult around his films from "Gremlins" to “Explorers” or even 1993’s criminally marginalized “Matinee” (featuring one of John Goodman’s best performances to date), continues to loom lar...

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    Wright's 'World's End' Goes Into Production, with Pegg, Frost, Freeman & Considine Heading Cast

    Edgar Wright's "The World's End," his next team-up with co-writer Simon Pegg and the third installment in the loose trilogy with "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz," has gone into production. All the Wright usuals are onboard, with Nick Frost, Martin Freeman (soon to be known to the world as Bilbo Ba...

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    Garfield & Webb Back for 'Spider-Man' Sequel, Set for May 2014

    Andrew Garfield and director Marc Webb will return for Columbia Pictures' next installment of "The Amazing Spider-Man," while Emma Stone is currently in talks. The script for the sequel is by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci ("Transformers," "Star Trek") and Jeff Pi...

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    Marc Webb Confirmed To Direct 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' (Andrew Garfield Will Return Too, Duh)

    There were rumblings all summer that Marc Webb wouldn't return to direct the sequel to "The Amazing Spider-Man" for a variety of reasons ranging from the reportedly slightly troubled post-production, which saw a lot of material get snipped, to contractual obligations at Fox getting in ...

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    She's My Friend With A Capital F: Watch The New 'Silver Linings Playbook' Trailer

    David O. Russell has come a long way. "I Heart Huckabees" wasn't much of a hit in 2004, and its difficult production (culminating in a notorious viral video with Lily Tomlin) went widely public. His following picture, "Nailed," still remains on a shelf (it was abandoned when ...

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    Brit Marling & Wes Bentley Join Terrence Malick-Produced Lincoln Biopic 'The Green Blade Rises'

    It seems the Terrence Malick news train just can't be stopped today. Following reports that "Badlands" is headed to The Criterion Collection and "To The Wonder" has finally been picked up for U.S. distribution by Magnolia, now a movie that the very busy auteur is producing ha...

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