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    Production Watch: Carell Goes Dramatic; Thurman, Biel & Butler Mix Their Genres

    Steve Carell announced that he was leaving The Office last June. Since then, his two films, Dinner for Schmucks and Date Night--neither of which broke $100 million at the domestic box office -- took a back seat to animated Despicable Me ($251.5 million domestic, $528 million worldwide). His transition into movie-stardom is less of a sure thing than his The Office character Michael Scott. Anne Thompson examined his career last August and concluded that, like many great comedians, "the trick has been making the near-impossible transition from dundering guffaw-getter to leading man…Carell knows how to make moviegoers split their sides laughing; ...

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    Depressed Holiday Weekend Box Office Taken by Unknown

    Unknown, Liam Neeson's follow-up to sleeper hit Taken, grabbed moviegoers at the Presidents Day weekend box office, which did little to pull Hollywood box office out of its ongoing depression. So far, first quarter box office is off 24 to 28 % from last year, reports Anthony D'Alessandro:

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    Weekend Preview: Unknown, I Am Number Four, Big Mommas, Last Lions, Putty Hill

    It's no surprise that indie offerings Putty Hill and the doc The Last Lions score the best reviews of the motley crew of movies that opened for the holiday weekend. Unknown, Liam Neeson's follow-up to sleeper hit Taken is next.

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    Poster Exclusive: Ozon 70s Comedy Potiche Stars Deneuve, Depardieu

    One of my favorite films at the Venice Film Festival was writer-director Francois Ozon's feminist 70s comedy Potiche, starring Catherine Deneuve and Gérard Depardieu. Here's an exclusive first look at Music Box Films' new poster for the American release on March 25.

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    Trailer, Poster Watch: Williams in Meek's Cutoff, Brand vs. Mirren in Arthur, Biopic Soul Surfer

    No one harbors any illusions that Kelly Reichardt's minimalist western Meek's Cutoff will be the next True Grit. And while Michelle Williams is by far the biggest name in a strong ensemble-- Bruce Greenwood, Paul Dano, Will Patton, Shirley Henderson and Zoe Kazan--she's hardly doing a showy star tur...

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    Dueling Snow Whites: Kavanaugh Lands Roberts as Evil Queen

    Relativity has landed Julia Roberts to star as the evil Queen in Tarsem Singh's untitled contemporary comedy adventure based on the Grimm fairy tale Snow White. The neophyte distrib starts principal photography in April with a planned June 29, 2012 release date, which puts it ahead in the race to start two rival Snow White projects. Charlize Theron is in talks to play the wicked Queen in Snow White and the Huntsman for Universal, which is negotiating to sign Viggo Mortensen and Kristen Stewart. Meanwhile, The Playlist reports that Famke Jannsen is joining the Paramount fairy tale remake, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, starring Gemma Arterton...

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    Sundance Trailer: Tom McCarthy's Win Win Earns Rave Reviews

    Actor-turned-writer-director Tom McCarthy showed his gift for character with The Station Agent (2003) and The Visitor (2007). Check out the trailer and rave reviews below for Win Win, which he co-wrote with Joe Tiboni. Fox Searchlight took the film, starring Paul Giamatti and Amy Ryan, to Sundance i...

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    Woody Allen To Open Cannes 2011 with Midnight in Paris, A "Love Letter" to the City

    Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris will open the 2011 Cannes Film Festival on May 11. Here, the film will have its world premiere out of competition, as did You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010), Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) and Match Point (2005).

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    Diaz & Firth Team for Coens-Scripted Gambit Remake

    The Coen brothers' screenplay update of Gambit -- the 1966 Brit caper comedy that paired Shirley MacLaine and Michael Caine as a waitress and a burglar--just landed Cameron Diaz to co-star with leading man Colin Firth.

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    Eisenberg & Zuckerberg & Samberg Face Off on SNL; Eisenberg Talks Oscars, Confidence, Ladies

    Watch Jesse Eisenberg explain his female expertise and "freight-train of confidence" on SNL while Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg calls the movie that got him on the cover of Time, The Social Network, "interesting."

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