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Weekly Wrap: First Looks at J. Edgar, Extremely Loud, Coriolanus; The Help Reviews; Oscar Watch

by Maggie Lange
August 12, 2011 11:16 AM
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THE BOX OFFICE:

Reviews of the Help: Southern Sass, Avoiding Sociological Minefield; Mainstream Crowd-Pleaser, Not Oscar Contender

30 Minutes or Less, Unexpected Box Office Boost

Talking Must-See Formula 1 Race Car Doc Senna: Visceral “Three Act Drama”

FIRST LOOKS & OSCAR WATCH:

Hanks and Horn in Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

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Leonardo DiCaprio as J. Edgar Hoover

Coriolanus: Fiennes and Redgrave Stand Out, New Trailer, Early Reviews

Top Five Visual Effects Contenders

IN THE WORKS:

Lone Ranger: Johnny Depp and Pirates Crew Reinvent Lone Ranger

Bridget Jones Three Update: “Still In Development

Sin City 2 Funded, Bruce Willis Is Newest GI Joe, Keanu Reeves Directs

Fincher’s Dragon Tattoo Characters Get Mugshots & Bios; Rooney Mara Defends Salander’s Nipples

Gangster Squad, Noir Casting Stars Enos Joins Brolin, Gosling, Penn, Mackie, Ribisi, Peña & Emma Stone

Guillermo Del Toro Talks Pacific Rim, Chasing Tom Cruise, Landing Idris Elba: “Rodin Sculpture”

Big Screen Remake: Ortega Directs Dirty Dancing Revamp & Jennifer Grey Reacts on Twitter

FESTIVAL UPDATES:

J. Edgar, Margaret, Marigold Hotel To Skip Fall Fests, Twixt to Deauville

Texas Killing Fields Debuts at Venice, Lands Stateside Release Date

IFP’s Independent Film Week Project Forum: Highlights of 150 Participating Projects

TELEVISION:

The Killing Borrows from Fincher's Seven

Imagination-Free Networks Are Bewitched, Frankensteined and Nannied

TV Roundup: NBC Remakes Munsters, Jeff Garlin’s New Show, PBS Clarifies Bert and Ernie’s Status

Torchwood, "the loopiest of all TV shows," Episode 5 Review

Walking Dead: Why Did AMC Fire Showrunner Frank Darabont? THR Blames AMC’s Joel Stillerman

HOLLYWOOD POLITICS:

Alec Baldwin Studies for Mayor, Michael Moore Backs Matt Damon for President

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