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True Grit: No Time to Bleed

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January 30, 2011
True Grit: No Time to Bleed

True Grit, USA, 2010 Written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen Based on the novel ‘True Grit’ by Charles Portis The Coens once again show their true talent in film craftsmanship. Not many filmmakers could have put together such a vivid and authentic western with its fair share of mythic violence and comedic...
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Anne Hathaway has Clawed the Role of Catwoman in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

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January 27, 2011
Anne Hathaway has Clawed the Role of Catwoman in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

Few would argue that Anne Hathaway is a versatile actress. Now she has clawed herself one of Hollywood’s most coveted roles today. Selina Kyle, aka, Catwoman. Christopher Nolan will direct the next instalment of the hugely successful Batman franchise, The Dark Knight Rises. Christian Bale and Tom Hardy will star alongside Hathaway. The Catwoman...
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The King’s Speech: Well Spoken

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January 23, 2011
The King’s Speech: Well Spoken

The King’s Speech, UK, 2010 Directed by Tom Hooper With class A performances and a beautifully shot back drop, Top Hooper’s historical recount of King George VI’s rise to the throne is a cinematic treasure. Historical dramas are often among the most difficult to film because they either offend historian’s by straying too far...
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Sacha Baron Cohen Will Return to the Big Screen as Saddam Hussein in ‘The Dictator’

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January 21, 2011
Sacha Baron Cohen Will Return to the Big Screen as Saddam Hussein in ‘The Dictator’

Wacky British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has just signed a deal to star in The Dictator, a new movie in which Cohen will star as the Iraq dictator himself, Saddam Hussein, who was executed in Dec 2006 for war crimes. The movie will be a loose adaptation of the novel Zabibah and the King,...
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What Does The Future Hold For The Motion Picture Industry?

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January 19, 2011
What Does The Future Hold For The Motion Picture Industry?

Sometimes, in order to make accurate predictions and judgments about the future, we need to look back at the past. This is not only true for a business operating within any given industry, but also for ourselves. Our personal forecasts, just like in business, are often responsible for the actions we execute and the...
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Ridley Scott to Direct the ‘Alien’ Prequel ‘Prometheus’

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January 15, 2011
Ridley Scott to Direct the ‘Alien’ Prequel ‘Prometheus’

20th Century Fox announced that ‘Prometheus’ is in the pipeline and will star Swedish award winning actress Noomi Rapace. The Alien prequel is slated for a March 9th, 2012 release. Ridley Scott will direct the sci-fi epic. According to Deadline, what began as a concept for a prequel to Alien has morphed into something...
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George Clooney’s ‘Ides of March’ to Begin Filming Next Month in Cincinnati, Ohio

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January 12, 2011
George Clooney’s ‘Ides of March’ to Begin Filming Next Month in Cincinnati, Ohio

George Clooney will soon be gracing the big screen once again with a starring role in a new movie called ‘Ides of March.’ The filming will be done in over two dozen locations across Cincinnati and northern Kentucky. The movie will see Clooney, himself a native Kentuckian, star as a democratic governor running in...
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The Social Network: Pride and Privilege

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January 11, 2011
The Social Network: Pride and Privilege

By Jason A. Hill The Social Network, USA, 2010 Directed by David Fincher Shortly before I saw The Social Network I heard an interview with David Fincher on NPR. He said that “nothing in this film is fiction.” At first I thought he was joking, but there was no chuckle after his voice. Although...
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The Fighter: The Real Contender

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January 6, 2011
The Fighter: The Real Contender

The Fighter, USA, 2010 Directed by David O. Russell It’s been a while since I’ve seen a good sports movie where the sport plays a major role. In David O Russell’s The Fighter there’s so much richness of character and story, I could hardly pick what I liked more. Since this is a biopic,...
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Oscar Nominated Actor Pete Postlethwaite Dies At 64

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January 3, 2011
Oscar Nominated Actor Pete Postlethwaite Dies At 64

Pete Postlethwaite, the Oscar nominated British actor who was described as a national treasure, died on Sunday, Jan 2nd following a two year struggle with cancer, a spokesman announced today. Postlethwaite was born in the town of Warrington in the county of Cheshire in 1946, the youngest of four children. He trained as a...
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