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    What Actors Can Learn from Marlon Brando, Ellen Page and James Franco (VIDEO)

    James Franco is no fool. He has made a study of how to survive in Hollywood as he pursues multiple careers--without worrying about how he will be judged. Whether it will be fulfilling or not is up to him. He gets that the relationship between him and his audience is complicated.

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    VANITY FAIR HOLLYWOOD ISSUE: Roberts, Ejiofor, Elba and Clooney on Front Cover, Who Was Brave Enough to Pose for a Chuck Close Polaroid? (VIDEO)

    The annual Vanity Fair Hollywood cover has arrived in the mail. They've gone back to established movie stars for the front cover: those gorgeous faces include Oscar contenders Chiwetel Ejiofor ("12 Years a Slave") and Julia Roberts ("August: Osage County"), as well as global movie stars Idris Elba (...

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    Revisiting That 'Narrative Exhaustion' Thing Thanks To George Clooney...

    Revisiting That 'Narrative Exhaustion' Thing Thanks To George Clooney...

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    Berlin: The Longest Day for 'Monuments Men'

    You certainly can’t blame Clooney and his band of merry men. Flanked by Matt Damon and Bill Murray, John Goodman and Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville and Jean Dujardin, Clooney joked and smiled through a series of increasingly inane questions that culminated in a female Mexican journalist asking, appare...

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    The Monuments Men

    It’s rare to find a movie that isn’t ironic or aloof, especially in its overarching goal, to pay tribute to an unpopular enterprise that paid off for posterity.

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    Review: George Clooney's World War II Adventure 'The Monuments Men' Never Achieves Liftoff

    George Clooney' true-life World War II adventure "The Monuments Men" never achieves liftoff.

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    This Weekend, See Mindbender 'A Field in England' in Theaters, Watch 'Enemy' on DirecTV

    A wicked brew of mind-melting psychological thrillers opens this weekend: "Kill List" director Ben Wheatley's B&W feature "A Field in England" and Denis Villeneuve's equally creepy "Enemy." Also in theaters arrive the much-ballyhooed (and delayed) "The Monuments Men," gaining mixed reactions from cr...

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    The Monuments Men Erases Women from History

    In George Clooney's "male-washed" retelling of history, women are barely worth a mention. Blanchett is a token presence, and because she's the sole woman in this army of art lovers, she comes to represent the Exceptional Woman who is different from the rest of womankind -- the woman who's better tha...

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    George Clooney Saves the World (Or At Least Art) in 'The Monuments Men'

    The Monuments Men begins with a captivating scene, set in Belgium during World War II. We see close-ups of a work of art -- van Eyck's oversized Ghent Altarpiece—hear banging, then see priests crate up the individual panels of the painting, put them in a truck in the dark of night and send it off f...

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