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Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s “Dark Knight” Role Revealed

Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Dark Knight role revealedWhen Joseph Gordon-Levitt was first reported to be re-joining forces with his Inception director, Christopher Nolan, for the next installment in the Dark Knight series, Dark Knight Rises, speculation ran rampant regarding the character he'd be playing. The two villains mostly mentioned were The Riddler, an iconic character in Batman's rogue gallery, and Deadshot. However, according to Variety, Gordon-Levitt will play Alberto Falcone also known as The Holiday Killer, the son of Mafia chieftain Carmine Falcone, a role played by Tom Wilkinson in Batman Begins.

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At the Oscars: The 83rd Annual Academy Awards

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Award Shows, Prime Time, Specials, ABC, Gossip,

James Franco and Anne Hathaway Hosting 83rd Academy AwardsThe 83rd Academy Awards opened with a montage of the handful of movies they’ve decided to honor this year. As usual, all nominations came from a select, certain group of movies in the long list that came out during 2010. If you didn’t see The Social Network, The King’s Speech, The Fighter, Black Swan or True Grit, the Oscars wanted you to feel like they’re absolutely can’t-miss films.

But, the award show did offer more than the usual back-patting the actors give themselves once a year.

“Oh my gosh, you’re all real…this is all happening,” Anne Hathaway grinned from the stage as the smoke cleared. Her diamond-covered white gown was a perfect choice for the opening monologue, which was peppered with jokes about James Franco’s nomination and Hathaway’s lack of one (“it used to be, you get naked, you get nominated…not any more”).

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2011 Academy Award Nominations

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Awards,

Oscar statues

Academy Award winner Mo'Nique (Precious) and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' President Tom Sherak had the honor of announcing the nominees for the 2011 Annual Academy Awards early Tuesday morning.

The King's Speech lead all films this morning with 12 nominations total. True Grit came in second with 10 nods. Meanwhile, The Social Network and Inception both tied with 8 nominations.

Here are some of the noteworthy omissions and inclusions from today’s press conference:

  • Best Director: No Christopher Nolan (Inception). Seriously?? (Even James Cameron has to say something about that!)
  • Best Movie: No for Blue Valentine, yes for Winter's Bone and Toy Story 3 (also nominated in Animation category)
  • Best Actor: No Ryan Gosling (Blue Valentine)!!! Also, no Mark Wahlberg (Fighter), no Leo DiCaprio (Inception), no Aaron Eckhart (Rabbit Hole), no Paul Giamatti (recent Golden Globe winner for Barney's Version). Javier Bardem, though, gets a yes for Biutiful.
  • Best Actress: No Julianne Moore (The Kids are All Right), no Halle Berry (Frankie & Alice)
  • Best Supp. Actor: No Andrew Garfield or Justin Timberlake (The Social Network), but a big YES for Jeremy Renner (The Town) and John Hawkes (Winter's Bone)

You can find a list of the nominees from the major Oscar categories after the jump.

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100 most searched terms on BitTorrent

Posted by Patrick Lambert Categories: Internet, Movies, Software,

top bittorrent searches

At the end of the year, search engines publish their lists of most search terms, indicating what the trend online is. From a more underground source however, TorrentFreak has compiled their list of top 100 search terms on BitTorrent for 2010. They got their search data from KickassTorrents, one of the top 10 BitTorrent sites, with a few hundred of million searches per year. The top search term ended up being "Inception", followed by "Iron Man 2", "2010" and "xxx". All 100 top terms are shown on their site, but it's clear what people go to BitTorrent sites for. Most of the words are movie titles, followed by porn keywords. Notably, Microsoft Windows 7 picked up the 20th spot.

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Inception Making (Pseudo) Return to Theaters


In order to make sure that Inception -- a film that debuted way back in July -- doesn't get lost during the awards season madness, Warner Bros. is bringing the movie back into theaters.

Starting at the end of this month, a behind-the-scenes video about the blockbuster will play in theaters across the country. The hope is to get the Inception (which is currently out on DVD) back into the voters' minds. (Not that we non-voters could possibly forget about that film anytime soon.)

Although the entry did receive a Golden Globe nomination earlier this month, we still have weeks to go before the Oscar candidates are announced. The Academy Award nominations will be revealed on January 25.

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2011 Golden Globe Nominations (Film)

The King's Speech

Katie Holmes, Josh Duhamel and Blair Underwood helped kick off the 2010-11 awards season Tuesday morning by formally announcing the latest round of Golden Globe contenders.

In the film category, The King's Speech -- starring Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush -- lead all nominees with a total of six nods. (The Fighter and The Social Network tied for second with six each.)

Although the Academy Awards will not necessarily mirror the choices made by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, there were some notable inclusions/omissions in this year's list of Globe nominees:

  • Justin Timberlake did not earn an acting nomination for The Social Network.
  • Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp were both recognized for their work in The Tourist, a movie that has been panned by critics. (BTW - they were nominated in the "Comedy" category.)
  • Speaking of Depp, he will be running against himself. (He was also nominated for Alice in Wonderland.)
  • Wall Street's Michael Douglas has now received another Golden Globe nod for his role as Gordon Gekko. (He won for Best Actor in 1987.)
  • Gwyneth Paltrow did not earn a nomination for her role in Country Strong.
  • 127 Hours was left out of the Best Movie category -- so was True Grit. (The Coen Brothers western received zero nominations.)

The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards -- hosted again by Ricky Gervais -- will air Jan. 16 on NBC.

(You can find the full list of nominees after the jump. Click here for the TV nominations.)

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: December 7, 2010

Inception Blu-rayHere are some of the options available this week:

  • Absence of Malice: DVD
  • Cronos: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Fisher King: DVD
  • Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel: DVD
  • Inception: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Jagged Edge: DVD
  • Lost in Translation: Blu-ray
  • Restrepo: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Rush Hour: Blu-ray
  • Shrek Forever After: DVD, Blu-ray
  • St. Elmo's Fire: DVD, Blu-ray

Make sure to also check out the options for this week.

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South Park Creators Apologize for Copying Original Content


Although South Park's creators are known for producing controversial content, they don't usually say sorry for it.

Late last week, Trey Parker and Matt Stone apologized to the writers of a CollegeHumor.com video after they accidentally copied original content. Although the episode ("Insheeption") incorporated several lines from a clip called "Inception Characters Don't Understand Inception," Stone and Parker said they didn't know what they had done.

In an attempt to do an Inception-based episode, Matt and Trey tried to watch the movie for themselves -- unfortunately, they struck out finding a theater showing or a copy of the film. That is when they came across the College Humor clip (which can be seen after the jump).

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Did Michael Caine Disclose Inception’s Real Ending?


WARNING!!!

If you were one of the (rare) few who have not yet seen , do not read ahead!!!

If you did see the movie, and still don’t want to know how it ended—don’t read ahead.

Now—if you are dying to know whether one of the possible theories critic Richard Roeper lists above is true, read after the jump.

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Box Office Breakdown: Wall Street Rises to a Win

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Twenty-three years after we were first introduced to Gordon Gekko, Michael Douglas and Oliver Stone have both seen their stock go up. , which earned $19 million over the past three days, gave the Oscar-winning actor his first #1 film since 2001’s Don’t Say a Word and Stone his best debut to date. (That total is, of course, considered chump change to Shia LaBeouf.)

The weekend didn’t look quite so rosy for . Although the Zack Snyder-directed adaptation landed in second place, the movie only grossed $16.1 million. (Keep in mind that the movie cost $79 million to produce.)

Meanwhile, Disney proved Betty White’s mere presence doesn’t necessarily mean comedy gold. You Again – also starring Kristen Bell and Sigourney Weaver – debuted in fifth place with $10.6 million. (Somehow I doubt this will help Bell’s chances of ever getting a Veronica Mars movie off the ground.)

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