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Joel Edgerton: The Odd Life Of Timothy Green Is 'Real Life With Magic Dust'


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Joel Edgerton thinks 'The Odd Life of Timothy Green' is like ''real life with magic dust''.

The Australian actor - who stars opposite Jennifer Garner in Peter Hedges' heartfelt family film - is glad the film isn't ''cool'' and thinks the message comes across strongly thanks to the magical realism.

Joel praised director Pete's innovative film, telling MoviesOnline.com: ''He hasn't tried to be cool. He hasn't tried to be anything that he thinks a movie-going public might want, and it's unique in that sense because it kind of strips the skin off.

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Lollapalooza Day 1 Round Up: Sabbath And Keys Paint It Black


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Day one of Lollapalooza went by yesterday and was a massive success as the headline slots on the Bud Light and Red Bull Soundstage stages were black as night, with veteran rockers Black Sabbath and US rock heroes The Black Keys topping the bill on the respective stages.

Perhaps the best thing about the whole day was the coming together of such unlikely musicians, with Sabbath playing along with electro heavyweights like Nero and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and hip hop stars like Wale. The Chicago-based festival has long been commended for it's all-encompassing philosophy and willingness to play just about any genre of music and it's good to know that after 15 active years the festival still follows it's values.

Whilst Sabbath and the Keys took care of headlining duties, it was up to Uk-trio Animal Kingdom to get the ball rolling on what was their first appearance at the festival. Fellow Brit Michael Kiwanuka also took to the stage later on, importing his soulful sounds to American ears for potentially the first time for many of the audience.

The rest of the day was a miss-mash of genres; with newly revived Portland band The Shins, unlikely chart invader M83 and dubstep progressionist SBTRKT each taking their to their slots with much gusto.

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Robert Pattinson To Land Rover Role


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Robert Pattinson and Guy Pearce are to co-star in 'Rover'.

The 'Twilight Saga' hunk and the 'Prometheus' actor are in negotiations to appear in 'Animal Kingdom' director David Michod's next movie.

The film - which has been written by the helmer based on an idea he and Joel Edgerton originated - will see Robert portray a thief being pursued by Guy's character, who follows a group who stole his car through the wild Australian Outback.

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Tinker And Drive Lead London Film Critics' Circle Nominations


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'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' and 'Drive' lead the nominations for the London Film Critics' Circle Awards.

Both movies have six nominations each, competing in categories including Film of the Year and Actor of the Year for lead stars Ryan Gosling and Gary Oldman.

'We Need To Talk About Kevin' - about the problems a mother has bonding with her troubled son - has received five nominations, while 'Shame' and 'The Artist' both have four nods each.

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Avatar Theme Park Ride Coming To Disney World


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Get set for Avatar The Theme-Park Ride. The Walt Disney Co. announced on Tuesday that it has reached an agreement with director James Cameron, his producing partner Jon Landau, and 20th Century Fox to develop a theme-park ride based on Cameron's movie at Disney's Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. Work on the project is expected to begin in 2013, with an expected opening in 2016. And if you thought the $250-million budget of the movie was expensive, it will seem like nothing compared with the jaw-dropping $500 million that the Avatar ride is expected to cost. In an interview with today's (Wednesday) Los Angeles Times, Cameron said that he is already tossing ideas around with Disney's Imagineering staff. He said he has been "looking at all the technologies that they have developed that they're champing at the bit to use to bring Pandora to life _ the creatures ... culture, a general sense of the future, the overall human relationship to nature, which fits thematically so well with the Animal Kingdom." The Times said that Disney is also considering bringing " Avatar- themed attractions" to Disney theme parks in Paris and Hong Kong.

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James Cameron Announces 'Avatar' Theme Park


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'Titanic' director James Cameron has announced plans to develop an 'Avatar'-style theme park.

The amusement park - which will be based on the 2009 movie that tells the story of an alien race under attack from human beings, who are keen to exploit the natural resources on their planet Pandora - is estimated to cost $400 million and is set to be developed in the Animal Kingdom section of Disney World in Orlando over five years, with construction due to begin in 2013.

James - who wrote and directed 'Avatar' and is now thought to be working on two sequels - announced he wants Avatar Land, which will be built by Walt Disney Company, to give visitors an "unprecedented sense of reality" when they take in the amusement park.

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Animal Kingdom Leads Aussie Film Awards


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Crime drama Animal Kingdom was the big winner at the Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards, scooping six top prizes including the best actress trophy for Jacki Weaver.

Weaver won a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nomination for her role as the matriarch of a notorious Melbourne crime family, but lost out to The Fighter star Melissa Leo.

She has now triumphed Down Under with a Best Actress prize at the Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards, which were announced on Sunday (13Mar11).

Animal Kingdom was also named Best Film, Best Actor went to Ben Mendelsohn and Best Supporting Actor to Joel Edgerton.

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Inception Nominated For Nine Saturn Awards


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'Inception' leads The Pack for this year's Saturn Awards with nine nominations

The Christopher Nolan-directed movie - starring Leonardo Dicaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tom Hardy - is nominated in nine categories, including Best Science Fiction, Best Actor and Best Actress, by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.

Vampire movie 'Let Me In' starring young British actress Chloe Moretz and Australian-born Kodi Smit-McPhee is named in seven categories, as is Jeff Bridges' fantasy drama 'Tron: Legacy'.

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The King's Speech Leads Golden Globe Nominations


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'The King's Speech' has received seven Golden Globe award nominations.

Starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter, the movie - which tells the tale of a king suffering from a speech impediment - has been nominated in the Best Motion Picture, Drama and Best Director categories, as well as the three stars receiving nods for their acting skills.

Closely following the British film in the nominations are 'The Social Network' - the story of the creation of Facebook - and boxing tale 'The Fighter', which are up for six awards each.

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Animal Kingdom, Signs And Wonders Album Review by Robyn Burrows


Signs And Wonders is the debut album from London four-piece. Signed to record giants Warner, they had the opportunity to record the album in Seattle and had it produced by Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, Band Of Horses). So, you'd think that this would be a gem of a debut. Sadly, it falls short on quite a few levels.

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