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    Academy Launches Pre-Oscar Week Screenings Hosted by Bird, Moore, Oswalt

    If you're champing at the bit for Oscar night to arrive, the Academy has plans to tide you over during the last week of waiting. If you can get to Beverly Hills, the Samuel Goldwyn Theater's screenings and discussions from February 21-25 feature director Brad Bird, Michael Moore and producer Mark J...

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    Cast News For Richard Ayoade's Adaptation Of Dostoevsky‘s "The Double" (Will Be His Next)

    Now that his directorial debut Submarine has had its moment in the spotlight, talented British/Nigerian, Richard Ayoade, is on to the next one (to quote Jay-Z).

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    Walter Salles To Shoot 'Terra' With Gael Garcia Bernal & Ricardo Darin Later This Year

    First announced during Cannes in 2010, "Terra" -- the next film from Walter Salles -- took a backseat as the director embarked on the lengthy production for the long-developing "On The Road." But it hasn't fallen off his radar, and with the Jack Kerouac adaptation wrapping up...

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    Diablo Cody Says The Lack Of Women In Creative Positions In Hollywood Is "Deeply Depressing"

    Diablo Cody is depressed about the Oscar nominations. Not just because her screenplay for "Young Adult" was snubbed -- she already has one statuette at home for "Juno" -- but more so because she wasn't the only woman overlooked this year. Only three were nominated as screenwriters -- Annie Mumolo an...

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    Supermodel Daisy Lowe To Make Screen Debut Opposite 'Game Of Thrones' Star Alfie Allen In Brit Thriller 'Confine'

    The track record of supermodels making their way on to the big screen is not a particularly strong one. Cindy Crawford in "Fair Game?" Not so much. Gisele Bundchen in "Taxi?" No thank you. Heidi Klum in "Ella Enchanted?" Let's move on, please. Nevertheless, the...

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    "Soul Train" Creator Don Cornelius Dead In Apparent Suicide

    Whoa! From the LA Times just minutes ago...

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    'Incendies' Director Denis Villeneuve To Helm Animated Take On Joe Sacco's Graphic Novel 'Footnotes In Gaza'

    Quebecois filmmaker Denis Villeneuve has always been one of French-speaking Canada's most exciting filmmaking talents, thanks to the likes of "Maelström" and "Polytechnique," both of which won him Genie awards for Best Director, but last year saw him really start to make...

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    First Official Image Of Daniel Craig In 'Skyfall' Suggests New James Bond Is A 'Tron' Sequel

    Even given the excitement around the reboot of "Casino Royale" a few years back, we can't remember the last time a James Bond film was quite as keenly anticipated as this year's 23rd installment in the franchise, "Skyfall." Not only does it mark the third time that Daniel...

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    Prepare Your Eyes & Ears: Katy Perry Teaming With Paramount For A 3D Concert Movie

    Who the fuck listens to Katy Perry? We sure don't but clearly, a lot of you do, as the pop singer nabbed her sixth number one single for "The One That Got Away" off her album Teenage Dream released in the summer of 2010. Whoever the team is at Capitol Records behind this girl, giv...

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    Shia LaBeouf Back In For 'The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman'; Zac Efron Out

    Movie projects sometimes have strange, curious lives, going through casting changes and riding the tides created by the pulse of the industry in an effort to get made. And the upcoming "The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman" is a good example of that. The 2007 Black List script by Matt...

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