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    'Chuck' Star Yvonne Strahovski Will Stitch Up Aaron Eckhart's Heart In 'I, Frankenstein'

    We have to admit, we had to look up to see if the NBC comedy "Chuck" was still on (for the record, it is). Anyway, it looks like one of the stars, Yvonne Strahovski, is making the big screen leap having taken a mostly thankless role in the mostly thankless "The Killer Elite," and...

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    Elle Fanning, Alessandro Nivola & Jane Campion's Daughter Alice Englert Join Sally Potter's 'Bomb'

    There aren't many experimental video and performance artists who can also say they've directed a film starring international megastar Johnny Depp, but Sally Potter is one of them. Well, the only one. Making her feature debut with the 1983 Julie Christie film "The Gold Diggers,"...

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    Kathryn Bigelow's Untitled Bin Laden Drama Now Set For December 19, 2012

    If you thought next month's calendar of movie releases was tight, you ain't seen nothing yet as December 2012 is already shaping up to be veritable car crash of Oscar contenders and blockbusters movies, with one more now stepping into the fray.

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    Claymation T is for Toilet Wins Next Great Horror Filmmaker Contest, Joins The ABCs of Death

    Drafthouse Films, Magnet Pictures and Timpson Films have named Lee Hardcastle's "T IS FOR TOILET" (watch it below) the winner of their “next great horror filmmaker” contest, which now finalizes the lineup of "The ABCs of Death," their film anthology with segments ...

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    Media Watch: Google Opens Digital Music Shop

    In order to compete with iTunes and Amazon, Google has boldly launched a series of music features, including a digital music downloads store, reports NYT's Media Decoder. This marks Google's intention to expand as a social network and entertainment source.

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    Exclusive: Steven Soderbergh Spies Other Plans, Won't Direct 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'

    Breaking news: after a long, drawn-out casting process between Warner Bros. and Steven Soderbergh, the Academy Award-winning filmmaker has decided to opt out and will not be directing "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," a project he and writer Scott Z. Burns have been developing since early 20...

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    Stephen Frears Goes 'Slumdog Millionaire,' Takes On 'The Bengali Detective'

    It seems after the mammoth, Oscar-winning, box-office-breaking smash "Slumdog Millionaire," Fox Searchlight is doing everything they can to replicate that success. Next spring, the studio will release the elderly fish out of water tale, "The Best Marigold Hotel" with Dev Patel on...

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    'Se7en' Writer Andrew Kevin Walker To Reteam With David Fincher Penning '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea'

    By the time we got to the scene where Brad Pitt was agonizing over what was in the box, it was clear that writer Andrew Kevin Walker and director David Fincher had created something powerful in "Se7en." The duo haven't worked on a project together since, but not for a lack of trying. A...

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    Scarlett Johansson To Make Directorial Debut With Adaptation Of Truman Capote's 'Summer Crossing'

    Scarlett Johansson To Make Directorial Debut With Adaptation Of Truman Capote's 'Summer Crossing'

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    David Oyelowo Joins Cast of Steven Spielberg's Abraham Lincoln Biopic

    2012 is going to be a big one for David Oyelowo! Good for him! Dude's got skillz! 

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