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Review: David Fincher’s ‘Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ Is An Intense But Dispassionate Thriller

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • December 13, 2011 12:21 AM
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Looking at “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,” it’s hard not to think of the dark thriller cum procedural as director David Fincher’s “The Departed." Notwithstanding both films being inspired by/remade from acclaimed foreign predecessors, Fincher and Scorsese alike seem to be saying with them, “You wanted me to do this kind of movie? Well, here it is, motherfuckers.”

Awards Mania As 'The Artist,' 'The Tree Of Life' & 'The Descendants' Earn Top Critic Organization Honors

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 12, 2011 8:59 AM
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Sunday was a major day for Oscar prognosticators, as a number of critics organizations went live with their end-of-2011 honors. Some films gained support, and some lost quite a bit of steam, but for those of you who look at the whole thing like a horse race, there was a lot of movement amongst a thick group of thoroughbreds.

Brief New Footage From 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'; "Immigrant Song' Video By David Fincher & Sneak Screenings On Monday, December 12th

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 10, 2011 11:53 AM
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So, didn't get tickets to "The Dark Knight Rises" prologue screenings? Well, another opportunity to see a hotly buzzed movie before everyone else has popped up and instead of six minutes, you'll get to see the whole damn thing.

The Amazing Race: Who Will Win Golden Globes Nominations, And Why Do We Care?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 9, 2011 12:40 PM
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Watch: Emma Roberts Is 'The Girl With The Tramp Stamp Tattoo'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 8, 2011 9:40 AM
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With only a few weeks to go until its release, anticipation is reaching something closer to fever pitch for one of the biggest films of the year. Starring one of the most hotly touted young actresses of the moment, in the biggest stretch of her career to date, the film delves into the dark heart of Sweden, uncovering the truth behind a series of murders, and the rotten heart of one of the country's most prominent families. With reviews set to hit any day now (after that embargo controversy earlier in the week), we've now been given our most revealing glimpse yet at Emma Roberts in "The Girl With The Tramp Stamp Tattoo."

Watch: Vintage 'Hard Copy' News Segment On 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'; Sequel Will Shoot In Next 12-18 Months

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 7, 2011 9:56 PM
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While "The Muppets" largely held the crown for best marketing campaign of the year, "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" has been running a close second and is now looking to take the top spot.

Rooney Mara Dresses Up As Alex From 'A Clockwork Orange'; David Fincher Says Lisbeth Salander Iconic Like Jesus, Dracula Or Batman

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 7, 2011 10:54 AM
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No, it's not Halloween, but given the amount of black you'll be seeing on screen (and soon in stores, more on that in a second), you might be forgiven for forgetting it's Christmas. And while the mistletoe is being hung with care, Sony are going to be dropping something a little bit nasty in your stocking in form of "The Girl With The Dragon Tatto," and in case you've been living under rock, the film will mark the arrival of Rooney Mara.

David Fincher Says He Wouldn't Have Shown 'Dragon Tattoo' To NYFCC, Sides With Scott Rudin Over New Yorker Embargo Controversy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 6, 2011 2:05 PM
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It seems everyone has an opinion about the Scott Rudin vs. David Denby fiasco, in which the critic for the New Yorker knowingly broke the December 13th review embargo for "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" for a variety of reasons and rationalizations he flaccidly tried to explain. But of all the peple to weigh in on the subject, one man has remained curiously silent: the film's director David Fincher. But never one to hold his tongue for too long, Fincher recently spoke with the Miami Herald and let it be known he would have done things differently if he had his way. But at the end of the day, he believes critics and filmmakers are all part of the same pool and he agrees with Rudin on how an embargo break messes up a carefully planned campaign.

New Yorker's Review For 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' Comes Out Of The Thaw, Calls It "Bleak But Mesmerizing"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 5, 2011 9:00 AM
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Well, the embargo is officially broken. At least for one magazine. After much drama, the New Yorker has dropped the first review of David Fincher's "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" ahead of the rest of the critical world much to the chagrin of Sony, and it's a (mostly) positive notice from David Denby who usually doesn't parse out his praise very easily.

Exclusive: 'Dragon Tattoo' Producer Scott Rudin Replies To David Denby's Upcoming New Yorker Review Embargo Break

  • By The Playlist
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  • December 4, 2011 8:59 PM
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If you follow movie insider baseball news you may have heard the embargo on Sony's "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" is about to break tomorrow in the New Yorker via a full-blown review by author David Denby, a member of the New York Film Critics Circle. In a controversial move that is now taking on a greater ripple effect than they likely expected, the NYFCC had moved their year-end voting deadline ahead a few weeks earlier this year, in order to be first out of the gate with their 2011 awards. But, the organization was rushed to see everything in time, and while Warner Bros. declined to screen "Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close" early for the organization, Sony provided 'Dragon Tattoo' under the wire (the NYFCC actually moved their voting back one more day to accomodate the screening). This is where Denby, along with his fellow NYC colleagues, were granted early access to see the film (though it's been said less critical Fincher fanboys have also seen the picture).

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