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The Role He Was Born For: Ricky Gervais To Play A Mole
Thursday, January 6 by

Ricky Gervais will loan his lilting voice to Mole in WETA’s production of The Wind In The Willows. Okay, quick question: how the hell did it take this long to cast Ricky Gervais as a mole?

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11 Must See Films for 2011
Thursday, January 6 by

While I’m sure this list will be altered as the year progresses and new information comes to light, I’ve made a preliminary rundown of 11 films I refuse to miss in 2011, all others be damned.

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‘The Social Network’ Wants More Of Your Sweet, Sweet Money
Thursday, January 6 by

Good news! You’re going to have the opportunity to spend another $12 on seeing The Social Network this weekend.

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Democracy Doesn’t Work: ‘Grown Ups’ Wins Best Comedy at 2011 People’s Choice Awards
Thursday, January 6 by

Adam Sandler also took home an award for Best Comedic Star, which would make total sense if the year was 1997. But it’s not, god damn it!

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‘The Wee McGinty’ is ‘Bourne Identity’ with a Leprechaun Instead of Matt Damon
Wednesday, January 5 by

I’m assuming you clicked on the headline of this article, which is the same as assuming that you like things that are totally awesome.

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Someone Will Assassinate Robert Pattinson
Wednesday, January 5 by

David Cronenberg has kicked Colin Farrell out of his limo and invited Robert Pattinson in. The Team Edward ambassador himself has signed on to play Eric Packer in Cosmopolis.

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Greengrass Could Get Gritty with Cleopatra
Wednesday, January 5 by

With Angelina locked down to play the role that Liz Taylor made famous, Deadline reports that producer Scott Rudin is “pretty close” to locking someone down to helm this mighty, might vessel.

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Mickey Rourke Might Remove His Teeth To Be a Better Gay Rugby Player
Wednesday, January 5 by

Call me crazy, but if you really want to get inside the head of a gay player, there’s an easier way (especially a gay player with no teeth). It starts with buying him a drink.

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Another Case of ‘Bond 23′ Blue Balls
Wednesday, January 5 by

Turns out Kate Winslet is a huge Bond tease. Sorry you got all aroused, but this project isn’t ready to be touched.

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It’s ‘Mr. Film’ with Bob and David!
Wednesday, January 5 by

If it’s half as funny as “Mr. Show,” we’re in for a real treat. If it’s only a quarter as funny as “Mr. Show,” I guess we’re in for another Brothers Solomon. At this point, I’ll settle for that.

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Sam Rockwell To Probably Play A Sleazy Guy In ‘Cogan’s Trade’
Wednesday, January 5 by

Andrew Dominik is reaching into his ‘Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford’ casting bag once again.

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‘Step Brothers’ Rap Album In The Works
Wednesday, January 5 by

Give it up for the male Mariah Carey, y’all. Huff n’ Doback are about to go beast in the booth.

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I Knew It; George Clooney Is ‘The Monster of Florence’
Wednesday, January 5 by

Big news! George Clooney is the notorious “Monster of Florence,” a serial killer who murdered seven couples between 1974 and 1985. I knew it all along!

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Director Watch: Gareth Edwards Lands ‘Godzilla’, McG Lands ‘Ouija’
Wednesday, January 5 by

Good news for people who love terrifying monsters: McG is back. Oh, and so is Monsters director Gareth Edwards.

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Gemma Arterton Has Taste For Witch Blood
Tuesday, January 4 by

Brunette British bombshell Gemma Arterton is locked and loaded to play Gretel in Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. She’ll be tag-teaming with Jeremy Renner, who’s already on board to play her brother.

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January Jones Talks ‘X-Men: First Class’ Skimpy Wardrobe
Tuesday, January 4 by

When January Jones was cast as Emma Frost in Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class, we all looked at drawings of Frost then at Jones. Then back at Frost. Then back at Jones. Then we got all giddy.

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Partner Plug: 5 Worst Spanish Accents In Film
Tuesday, January 4 by

Our amigos over at Tu Vez put together a list of the Spanish accents in film that most offend their delicate sensibilities.

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John Goodman Is ‘Extremely Loud’
Tuesday, January 4 by

Everything’s coming up John Goodman. His stint as a professor who loves the crap out of New Orleans on “Treme,” has served as a springboard to make us all go, “Oh yeah. John Goodman.”

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7 Zombie Projects We’re Likely To See In 2011
Tuesday, January 4 by

Some will be entertaining, most will be unwatchable, but each project will push us closer to the point of over-saturation.

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Roger Ebert Picks New Co-Hosts; Ghost Siskel Gives Thumbs Down
Tuesday, January 4 by

We know that if the ghost of Gene Siskel were able to speak with us from beyond the grave, he would take the opportunity to once again mock Ebert for giving a positive review to Home Alone 3. We miss you, Gene.

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Nic Cage’s New Movie Is So Weird, He’s the Normal One In It
Monday, January 3 by

When I got to interview Nicolas Cage for Season of the Witch, we got to analyze his preference for weird acting in depth. That’s all background for what goes into his latest performance, so here are a few specifics.

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Olivia Wilde Welcomed Into ‘Welcome to People’
Monday, January 3 by

Soon the entire world will know the hotness, and talent, that is Olivia Wilde. The actress has joined Chris Pine and Elizabeth Banks in Alex Kurtzman’s directorial debut, Welcome to People.

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James Franco Is A Director Now
Monday, January 3 by

James Franco is combining his love of filmmaking with his love of being smarter than you realized.

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Jodie Foster To Make a Good Sci-Fi Movie
Monday, January 3 by

Neil Blomkamp is on a roll. The District 9 director just snagged Jodie Foster, who needs to make up for Contact, for his as-of-yet unexplained sci-fi picture, Elysium

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Girls Want To Murder Bieber’s Main Squeeze
Monday, January 3 by

Selena Gomez is under attack by horny Justin Bieber fans everywhere. I normally wouldn’t report on this gossipy junk, but some of the tweets to Gomez are downright hee-larious.

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Mila Kunis Back On the Market
Monday, January 3 by

Good news, boys. Macaulay Culkin’s sloppy seconds are up for grabs if you’re hungry.

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Samuel L. Jackson To Yell MF’er At Luke Wilson and Leslie Bibb
Monday, January 3 by

Like Patrick Wilson and Ben Affleck before them, Luke Wilson and Leslie Bibb will soon meet evil in the form of Samuel L. Jackson.

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R.I.P. Pete Postlethwaite
Monday, January 3 by

We’ve lost our cheek boniest actor.

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There Is No God: ‘Little Fockers’ Passes $100 Million
Monday, January 3 by

True Grit, the critically acclaimed Coen brothers’ film, came in second with $24.5 million, and Tron: Legacy snagged third with $18 million. But none of this matters, considering we are living in a cold, meaningless world where Little Fockers reigns supreme.

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Quentin Tarantino Calls ‘Toy Story 3′ Best Film of 2010
Monday, January 3 by

If you’re interested in the rest of his picks, they are listed below. Personally, I’ll wait for Brett Ratner’s list, thank you very much.