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    Oscar Talk Mid-Summer Outlook: New Rules, Midnight in Paris, Streep vs. Close

    Kris Tapley and I reconvened over Skype for a mid-summer Oscar Talk (below). We covered quite a bit of ground. New Academy rules affect the top ten best picture ballot, VFX, documentaries and animation, but not foreign eligibility. New members may tip the scale as well on a more mainstream selection...

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    Five Things We Learn from Esquire on Daniel Craig: Dragon Tattoo Violence, Tintin Leotard

    Esquire learned many things from Daniel Craig, much more than his favorite word being "fuck" and his blue eyes being money-makers. The British star has several anticipated movies due in theaters and in the works and plenty to talk about: Cowboys & Aliens (trailer below, July 29), Dream House (Septem...

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    Oscar Watch: Skin I Live In Gets October Date; Carnage Goes to November, Holiday Sked Shapes Up

    The earlier a high-prestige art house movie opens in the fall, the less likely that its distributor harbors serious Oscar hopes for it. In other words, if Sony Pictures Classics moves Pedro Almodovar's retitled Skin I Live In from November to October, and slates Roman Polanski's Carnage on November ...

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    Elba's Star Rises with Pacific Rim; Del Toro Wants To Direct Jolie in Maleficent

    Idris Elba may not be playing Django in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained (he did, however, win our casting poll), but after TV hits The Wire, The Office and Luther and numerous co-star and supporting film roles (including 28 Weeks Later, American Gangster, RocknRolla, Obsessed, The Losers, Taken...

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    News Wrap: Fincher, Aronofsky In Creative 50, Vudu Adds Mad Men, WB Demands China

    Power lists are always a must-read: Ad Age has published The Creative 50, which includes Hollywood directors Darren Aronofsky and David Fincher. Comedians dominate the list this year, including: Tina Fey, the Lonely Island boys (Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone), Kristen Wiig, DumbDu...

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    David O. Russell Loves Jolie, Eyes her for Silver Lining, in the Running to Direct Maleficent

    Angelina Jolie, who remains attached to star in Maleficent, still lacks a director. Tim Burton bowed out in May, making room for David O. Russell and others to be considered by Disney. Russell was available for consideration after parting ways with Columbia Pictures over creative differences on the ...

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    Morgan Freeman Is Bromanced by Eastwood, Poitier, McConaughey at 39th AFI Life Achievement Awards

    The really good AFI tributes are the ones where there's warmth in the room for the tributee. Morgan Freeman, winner of the 39th AFI Life Achievement Award, is in that category.

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    Trailer Watch: Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Official Green Band Version, French Poster

    The fact that Sony left the "unofficial" red band trailer for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo up so long over the Memorial Day weekend suggests that they went along with for the promo ride--and now the official green band trailer is up (below). No nudity, natch.

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    Red Band Trailer for Girl with Dragon Tattoo: Feel Bad Movie of Christmas

    Columbia, with its red band trailer of David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (which has not been removed from YouTube, below), is selling edgy: "The feel bad movie of Christmas." Meanwhile, the trailer cuts together tantalizing glimpses of everyone in the movie--especially heroic leading m...

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    Production Watch: Dark Tower, Bigelow's Bin Laden, Reeves, Fukunaga

    - Ron Howard has dropped a few nuggets about his planned Stephen King Dark Tower adaptation, for which Javier Bardem is still unconfirmed.

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