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DreamWorks Eyes 'Light Between Oceans'; Harry Potter's David Heyman Producing

DreamWorks is in exclusive talks to acquire the rights to London attorney-turned-author M. L. Stedman's WWI-set debut novel "The Light Between Oceans."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 27, 2012 3:46 PM
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Wong Kar-wai's 'Grandmasters' Chinese Release Pushed Again; Check out New Character Posters & Trailer

Wong Kar-wai's long-delayed Ip Man biopic "The Grandmasters" has now hit another roadbump: the mainland China release has been pushed back an additional three weeks due to even more additional shooting last month.
  • By Beth Hanna and Sophia Savage
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  • November 27, 2012 12:45 PM
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'Westerly' Documentary to Tell Story of Surf Icon Peter Drouyn's Journey into Becoming a Woman [Kickstarter Video]

"Westerly," a doc about transgender surfer Peter Drouyn's controversial journey toward becoming a woman, is in the works with producers Beau Willimon and Jordan Tappis. Alan White and Jamie Brisick will direct the film, with musicians Bonnie "Prince" Billy and Matt Sweeney also on board.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • November 26, 2012 4:05 PM
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In Honor of 'Lawrence of Arabia' 50th Anniversary, BFI Lists '10 Desert Films to Try' (TRAILERS)

With David Lean's epic masterpiece "Lawrence of Arabia" celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the BFI has compiled an unranked list of "10 Desert Films to Try." The finely curated list includes classics like Sergio Leone's "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," Erich von Stroheim's gold-hungry "Greed" and Nicolas Roeg's dreamy "Walkabout," but also Gus van Sant's underappreciated "Gerry" and Nicholas Ray's less-seen Richard Burton-starrer "Bitter Victory."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 26, 2012 3:33 PM
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DreamWorks' Stock Dips Almost 5% After Soft Holiday Opening for 'Rise of the Guardians'

Following the disappointing opening of DreamWorks Animation's "Rise of the Guardians" over the Thanksgiving weekend, the stock of the company has reportedly dropped almost 5%."Guardians"' $32.6 million is DreamWorks' lowest opening box office haul since 2006's "Flushed Away." That said, animated family fare often pick up steam, especially as the lucrative Christmas holiday looms ahead.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 26, 2012 3:17 PM
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40 Years of HBO Programming -- Do You Remember '1st and Ten'? 'Dream On'? 'Arliss'?

Check out this Hollywood Reporter photo gallery celebrating 40 years of HBO programming. Everything from the long-running ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") and the zeitgeist-setting ("Sex and the City") to the less-than-earth-shattering ("Bored to Death") and recently-acclaimed ("Girls") is in there.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 26, 2012 2:32 PM
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New York Times' Carpetbagger Blog Returns for Oscar Season

With the Thanksgiving weekend's positively received press screenings of "Les Miserables" and "Zero Dark Thirty," Oscar season is humming along. The New York Times' awards blog "The Carpetbagger" is back as of Monday, and ready to zap you out of post-election letdown. Melena Ryzik asks, "In withdrawal of all those close reads of campaign tactics?"
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 26, 2012 1:46 PM
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'In Vogue: The Editor's Eye' Debuts on HBO; Wintour, Coddington, Jacobs, Wang & More Interviewed

Coinciding with the 120th anniversary of Vogue Magazine, documentary "In Vogue: The Editor's Eye" debuts on HBO on December 6. The film looks at some of the world's most influential fashion images as conceived by the mag's editors.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 26, 2012 1:45 PM
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'Les Miserables' Screens, EW's Interview with Hathaway and Jackman [Video]

Reviews are embargoed for Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables," but some tweets have hit the internet, promising some spectacular performances and indicating a likelihood of audience tears. IndieWire has gathered several tweets, including our own, here.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • November 26, 2012 7:26 AM
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Weekend Recap: First Looks, Reviews, The Painter Behind 'Life of Pi,' Latest Moves from Matthias Schoenaerts, Kristen Stewart, and Richard Gere

This first look at Richard Ayoade's "The Double" shows Jesse Eisenberg and Noah Taylor in period costume for this adaptation of Dostoevsky's novella about a minor government clerk who becomes aware of a doppelganger, who begins to displace him among his friends and acquaintances. Mia Wasikowska and Wallace Shawn also star.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • November 26, 2012 6:19 AM
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