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Watch: New Clips From 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows' Highlight Moriarty, Myrcroft, Irene Adler & Noomi Rapace

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 5, 2011 9:37 AM
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Now most of the awards contenders have been unveiled, the major secrets left in the 2011 movie advent calendar are a few big, loud blockbusters that'll hit around Christmas; films like "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol," "The Darkest Hour," and, um, "Alvin & The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked." Will they be sweet, sugar-y goodness, or the cinematic equivalent of Billy Bob Thornton drunkenly eating the whole thing late at night, and then remorsefully filling it with candy corn and taping it up again? 

Stephen Fry To Play The Master of Laketown In 'The Hobbit'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 19, 2011 1:02 AM
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"The Hobbit" has been filming for over a month now -- indeed, the film's Bilbo Baggins, Martin Freeman, has finished his first block of shooting, and departed back to the U.K. to film the second season of "Sherlock." But that doesn't mean that the casting process has wrapped up -- not entirely surprising, for a film with fourteen months of filming scheduled. Director Peter Jackson's confirmed that one key role has been filled by an iconic British figure who's been linked to the film for some time.

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