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Hugo Cabret now just plain ol' regular Hugo

The Invention of Hugo Cabret is now to be called simply Hugo. Because god forbid anyone should be challenged with a vaguely socialist silent T or anything the least bit linguistically frou-frou or suspiciously out-of-the-ordinary in these uncertain times of jingoistic distress.

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Gary Oldman in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, teaser trailer

Director Tomas Alfredson reteams with his editor and cinematographer from Let the Right One In. (Dino Jonsäter Hoyte Van Hoytema). Gary Oldamn in the role that won Alec Guinness huge acclaim and a TV BAFTA for Best Actor in 1979. Could this be Oldman’s best shot at an Oscar nomination ...

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Two more shots from The Hobbit

A couple of days ago, Empire teased new shots from The Hobbit on this month’s cover, and now Playlist gives us a look inside at the unadulterated images. Check ’em out after the cut.

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Alien Wedding Cake

From BoingBoing, spotted by @celticfeminist You’re invited to pay your respects to the bride and groom with a toast in the form of Caption This, if that’s possible without gilding the lily.

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Straw Dogs, official trailer

David and Amy Sumner (James Marsden and Kate Bosworth), a Hollywood screenwriter and his actress wife, return to her small hometown in the deep South to prepare the family home for sale after her father’s death. Once there, tensions build in their marriage and old conflicts re-emerge with the locals, ...

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11-11-11, 2nd trailer

The 11:11 movement is centered on the emergence of that number in people’s lives that alerts them to angels or spirit guardians trying to communicate with them. Conspiracy theorists also point to the number 11′s involvement in historical events. 11 11 11 will take on the idea of 11 gates ...

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Toy Story 4? Green Lantern 2? Do we need to ask?

You squeal, I squeal, we all squeal for sequels. hey, why so squeamish? When has Disney ever gone back to the well one too many times? When has a studio ever tried to squeeze blood from a turnip? Tom Hanks says Toy Story 4 is in development and Tim Allen ...

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Don't Be Afraid of the Dark:"Pervasive scariness"

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark screened for LA celebs and movie writers tonight. Online reaction sounds enthusiastic. Anne Thompson (@akstanwyck) reminds us on Twitter that this movie couldn’t be what it is without an R rating — originally earning that MMPA stamp for “pervasive scariness” — and wiki explains ...

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Familiar Ground, Wish Me Away & Attack the Block win top awards at 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival

via filmindependent.org Narrative Award (for Best Narrative Feature) Winner: Familiar Ground written & directed by Stéphane Lafleur Producers: Luc Déry, Kim McCraw Cast: Francis La Haye, Fanny Mallette, Sylvain Marcel, Michel Daigle, Suzanne Lemoine Film Description: (Canada) This droll, deadpan comedy from snowbound Quebec features an unhappy brother and sister ...

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French trailer leaks for MI4: Ghost Protocol

Word is this trailer for Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol will be part of the trailer package Paramount attaches to Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Enjoy it now before the leak is plugged. Some are saying that it looks great “even in French”. (thanks Kevin Klawitter & The Film Stage)

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Coens next film inhabits early NYC folk music scene

Last week we posted a Lincoln Center event where the Coen brothers hinted that they were developing a music-related film but they didn’t reveal any details. Today 24 Frames finds a source who says the script is set in mid-century New York City, inhabiting the Village Vanguard coffeehouse culture where ...

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