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Movies Go Minimal: Which Ones Can You Identify?

35 MM: identify 35 movies in two minutes:
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 21, 2010 3:55 AM
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Girl With Dragon Tattoo: Final Five for Lisbeth Salander

Forget those other names for the much sought-after American remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Sony, producer Scott Rudin and director David Fincher are zeroing in on who will play bisexual hacker Lisbeth Salander. They are screen-testing five young up-and-comers, all relative unknowns.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 20, 2010 12:14 PM
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Inception's Cotillard vs. Page, Wahlberg's The Fighter, Schreiber Faces Sexual Tension with Jolie

During Nicole Kidman talk with Marion Cotillard in the August Interview, Inception star Cotillard admits that “It’s a paradox to be an actress." Why a "paradox?" Well, it's in "living in the city, taking planes all the time, trying to find the right balance in this life, which is not so eco-friendly, and still try to respect the environment.” She was recently on a Greenpeace trip to the Congo, where she connected with the locals who live within the corruption of the timber industry - their "their hopes and despair and struggles" - and reveals she's been wanting to do a documentary about their forest. While she used to feel like an outsider ("a hippy") for being concerned with the environment, she's convinced the awareness is now spreading.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 20, 2010 5:00 AM
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SnagFilms Expands Doc Distribution, indieWIRE Adds Mobile, Spout, Bogdanovich

Both indieWIRE, which celebrated its 14th birthday July 15, and its parent company, two-year-old doc distributor SnagFilms, are growing exponentially. SnagFilms, which offers 1500 films for free streaming on its distribution network including Hulu and Fancast.com, is adding new outlets. Here's a bit of Monday's NYT story:
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 19, 2010 8:59 AM
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Pascal Talks Girl with Dragon Tattoo Casting and R Rating

In a wide-ranging conversation with The Wrap's Sharon Waxman, Sony co-chairman Amy Pascal reveals her direction for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 19, 2010 7:45 AM
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Career Watch: Nicolas Cage Risks Overexposure

Career Watch: Nicolas Cage Risks Overexposure
Nicolas Cage's latest movie The Sorcerer's Apprentice is dead on arrival. What went wrong? There's nothing wrong with his performance. But are people getting tired of seeing Cage? After 60 movies, has he started to exhaust the possibilities? Here's a taste of my latest Career Watch column.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 19, 2010 7:02 AM
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Stiles in The Bell Jar, Pascal Talks Sky Falling, Breillat's Sleeping Beauty Debuts in Venice

Stiles in The Bell Jar, Pascal Talks Sky Falling, Breillat's Sleeping Beauty Debuts in Venice
- Julia Stiles is alive and well. In fact, she's a busy girl. Her last big-screen role in The Bourne Ultimatum was much like her recent career: quiet and timid. So what has she been doing?
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 19, 2010 5:00 AM
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Entourage Recap Episode 3: "Dramedy"

Entourage Recap Episode 3: "Dramedy"
Entourage really gets rolling in Episode 3, writes Tim Appelo:
  • By Tim Appelo
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  • July 19, 2010 2:30 AM
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Weekend Box Office: Inception Launches Strong, Sorcerer's Apprentice Flops

Proving yet again that originality does not breed contempt at the box office, Christopher Nolan's Inception scored a strong opening weekend with $60 million, while Disney uber-producer Jerry Bruckheimer suffered his second b.o. dud this summer with Sorcerer's Apprentice. Anthony D'Alessandro does the numbers:
  • By Anthony D'Alessandro
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  • July 18, 2010 3:50 AM
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Salt Early Reviews: Jolie Meets Bond

Salt Early Reviews: Jolie Meets Bond
Here's the first review of Salt from THR:
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 17, 2010 2:24 AM
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