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    Director's Roundtable: Aronofsky Played "Therapist" For Rourke, Coen Brothers Won't Direct Actors

    L.A. Times Directors Roundtable With Fincher, Affleck, Cholodenko, Aronofsky, Hooper & Ethan Coen Give Fascinating (& Candid) Insight To ProcessSix directors recently sat down with The Envelope, the Oscars blog for the L.A. Times, for a roundtable chat about the pressures and joys of directing. Of the prestigious few were Ben Affleck (“The Town”), Darren Aronofsky (“Black Swan”), Lisa Cholodenko ("The Kids Are All Right”), Ethan Coen (“True Grit” with brother Joel Coen), David Fincher (“The SocialNetwork”) and Tom Hooper (“The King’s Speech"). Though not all are expected to get an Oscar nod for Achievement in Directing when the announcements ...

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    Oscarbation: How 'True Grit' Is Vanishing From The Oscar Picture

    Momentum momentum moment. “True Grit” has none. Or at least, not enough.

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    Review: 'True Grit' An Old-Fashioned Oater Only The Coens Could Make

    Judging by some of the early reviews of "True Grit" you would think that the Coens had left their bag of tricks at home when making the film, delivering a respectful if overly formal western. However, it seems those reviewers who got an early look forgot that the Coens are often found at the height of their creative powers when operating with a genre milieu. Take "Miller's Crossing," "The Hudsucker Proxy" or "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" -- all films with giant nods to filmmakers of yore, yet each imbued with the Coens' own distinctive thematic obsessions: this all continues with "True Grit." Wickedly funny, undeniably compelling and yes, touc...

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    Snubs, Stupidities, Surprises & A Few Delights From The 2010 Golden Globe Nominations

    'True Grit' & 'Another Year' Totally Shut Out, '127 Hours' Fails To Score Directing Or Best Drama NodsOnly in the bizarro world of the Hollywood Foreign Press does "The Tourist" earn a Best Picture nomination and Danny Boyle's "127 Hours" go empty-handed. Granted, the Depp/Jolie pic scored a nod in ...

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    Colin Firth In Talks To Star In Coen Brothers Penned 'Gambit'

    After securing a director in Michael Hoffman ("The Last Station," "Game 6"), the long-gestating Coen brothers script "Gambit" (not the superhero, kids) now has a lead actor circling the project.

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    Can't Wait To See 'True Grit'? Here's Four Clips From The Film

    While all the Oscar prognosticators are spit shining "The Fighter" this week and trumpeting it as the Best Picture winner, that sentiment will pretty much change next week when "True Grit" starts screening en masse and every crystal ball awards season genie will switch up their tune.

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    Ten Dead Projects We'd Like To See Resurrected

    With John Hillcoat's 'The Promised Land' Back From The Dead, We Look At Other Films Currently In The Studio GravesLast year, pre-production was halted immediately on “The Wettest Country” -- aka John Hillcoat's "The Promised Land" starring Amy Adams, Shia LaBeouf, Ryan Gosling, Paul Dano, possibly Scarlett Johansson, Michael Shannon, etc. -- potentially killing a film we were all very excited to see. But, stunningly, the film has found a new lease on life with the involvement of Tom Hardy (Hillcoat and LaBeouf are the only other principal talent that's back so far), warming our hearts considering since we were ready to cast it onto the pile o...

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    First Reviews For 'True Grit' Reveal The Coens At Their Most Traditional & Sentimental

    "True Grit," the last potential Oscar player in the mix, has finally screened for critics and with the embargo breaking this afternoon, first reviews are beginning to trickle out. And scanning through them, there seems to be a big leeway being given to the directing duo for a film that apparently be...

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    Matt Damon Admits Channeling Tommy Lee Jones For Texas Ranger La Boeuf In 'True Grit'

    With the Coen Brothers' adaptation of Charles Portis' Western tale "True Grit" now three days closer, anticipation will probably increase exponentially as the year draws closer to an end and closer to the film's release. Speaking with Empire about the pic, co-star Matt Damon took to discussing his s...

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    'True Grit' Release Date Moved Up To December 22nd

    The wait for the Coen Brothers' highly anticipated "True Grit" has just gotten slightly shorter. Paramount has moved up the release date of the film by three days to December 22nd from its original Christmas Day bow.

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