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Golden Globes Weekend Party Circuit: AFI Lunch, Paramount, LA Film Critics, Film Independent, BAFTA

The Golden Globes weekend is well under way. I love roaming a crowded party packed with Hollywood powerbrokers and talent to watch how they interact with one another. I am the ultimate voyeur. Of course I do talk to some of them occasionally.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 15, 2012 2:40 AM
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Golden Globe Foreign Language Nominees Panel: Jolie, Almodovar, Farhadi & Dardennes Talk Style, Content

Yet again, there's much to learn from the Golden Globe nominees for Best Foreign Language Film. Screen International's Mike Goodridge moderated the Cinematheque panel: Angelina Jolie ("In The Land of Blood and Honey," USA), Pedro Almodovar ("The Skin I Live In," Spain), Asghar Farhadi ("A Separation," Iran) and Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne ("The Kid With a Bike," France/Belgium). Not present was China's nominee Zhang Yimou ("The Flowers of War").
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • January 14, 2012 10:44 PM
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TCA HBO Panel: Five Things to Know About HBO's 2012 Lineup, from Dunham to Gervais

HBO may be poised for a comedy comeback with its three vibrant-looking new half-hour series. The premium cabler keeps raising the ante with its original dramatic movies, and the Golden Globes are likely to experience a ratings surge this weekend, judging by the way the tweeting and keyboard-clicking in the press room rose to a crescendo when Ricky Gervais talked about his return hosting gig. Herewith, more things to know gleaned from HBO’s three-hour presentation at the TCA Winter Press Tour in Pasadena.
  • By Amy Dawes
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  • January 14, 2012 2:47 PM
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Weekly Wrap: Weekend Preview, Reviews, Interviews, Oscar Talk, In the Works

BOX OFFICE, REVIEWS, TRAILERS
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  • January 14, 2012 1:43 PM
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First Look: Six Images from The Dark Knight Rises, Out of the Batcave, Onto the Blogs

Christian Bale, in full Batman getup, dominated Entertainment Weekly's 2012 Preview issue yesterday, as part of the release of six new images from the highly-anticipating completion to the Batman trilogy.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • January 14, 2012 1:39 PM
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Quentin Tarantino’s Official Top Eleven of 2011

Here is Quentin Tarantino’s official Top Eleven of 2011, per the Tarantino Archives. I am happy to see that Tarantino shares my love of "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," as a script and as a movie. I love it that "The Artist" ties with another Weinstein Co. film, "Our Idiot Brother." He does seem to admire Hazanavicius, as he puts him on his best director list. As "Iron Lady" and "My Week with Marilyn" are also on his list, methinks he is being kind to the Weinsteins.  
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 14, 2012 2:37 AM
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Lionsgate Acquires Summit for $412.5 million UPDATED

Hollywood insiders have been speculating about just how the long-simmering Lionsgate/Summit merger will close. The problem? While Summit had every reason to cash out at the height of their value before the "Twilight" franchise comes to an end in November with "Breaking Dawn- Part Two"...
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 13, 2012 6:34 PM
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Mad Men Magazine: Newsweek to Create 1960s Era Issue, Down to the Ads

To mark the long-awaited return of "Mad Men" in March, Newsweek will channel a 60s era layout and design. AdAge reports that in yet another stunt from editor Tina Brown, she will give a retro vibe to everything from the features to the advertisements.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • January 13, 2012 6:23 PM
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Ricky Strauss Takes Disney Marketing Presidency UPDATED

One of the topics of discussion at the Critics Choice Awards last night was who would get the open Disney marketing job. Having given the post to movie business outsider M.T. Carney 19 months ago--which rarely works, unless it's television--Disney Studio chairman Rich Ross was expected to go inside this time.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 13, 2012 2:23 PM
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Oscar Talk: Critics Choice vs. Oscars, Moore Doc Reform and DGA Updates, Rise of 'Dragon Tattoo,' Fall of 'War Horse'

On this week's Oscar Talk, Kris Tapley and I revisit Thursday night's Critics Choice Movie Awards, and predict whether the Globes and Oscars will repeat the same winners. We update the latest news on Michael Moore's reform of the Oscar Documentary Rules, Pros and Cons, as well the DGA doc nominations and Cinema Eye Honors.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 13, 2012 2:11 PM
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