CHRISTIAN BALE VS. JOHNNY DEPP IN NEW FILM? 


Right now, Christian Bale is in talks to possibly join Johnny Depp in the new film to be directed by Michael Mann.

The movie is going to be called "Public Enemies" and will be based on actual events.

Bale will play Melvin Purvis, the legendary FBI agent who led the manhunt for John Dillinger. You guessed it, Depp will play Dillinger.

The film will be produced by Universal, and is set to start shooting in March.

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EDITORS (ACE) ANNOUNCED NOMINATIONS -- WHICH FILMS MADE THE FINAL CUT? 
The American Cinema Editors announced their nominees for the 58th annual Eddie Awards (wow, they've been handing out awards for 58 years!).

The Eddie Awards honor editing achievement in film, documentary, television, and reality television categories.

Winners will be announced on Feb. 16th at the Beverly Hilton. It's non-televised though, but I'll post the winners right here, so stay tuned.

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RESPECTED CHINESE DIRECTOR ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES!!! 


No silly, we're not talking about Ang Lee, he's Taiwanese, we're talking about the visionary director who made his reputation with 1993's "Beijing Bastards" and created the first Chinese gay-themed flick "East Palace, West Palace."

He won best director at the 1999 Venice Film Festival for the family drama "Seventeen Years" while the semi-autobiographical "Little Red Flowers" won kudos at the Berlinale.

In 1994, Time Magazine named Zhang one of 100 young world leaders for the 21st century.

And now, according to reports, he tested positive for crystal meth!

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WHAT I THINK OF "THERE WILL BE BLOOD" 


Daniel Day-Lewis mesmerizes as the greasy oilman, Daniel Plainview. Aided by the guiding hands of auteur, Paul Thomas Anderson, Day-Lewis gave the best performance of the year.

Anderson, known for untidy but contemplative endings, met his match with the searing source material, Upton Sinclair’s 1927 muckraking novel, Oil!. The result is a perfect film replete with stellar casting, cinematography, and score. “There Will Be Blood” is one of the best films of 2007.
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NEW FILM FOR AMY RYAN, MY FAVE FROM "GONE BABY GONE" 


Amy Ryan, the lower-class Boston momma who lost her child in "Gone Baby Gone" and is posed to duke it out with Cate Blanchett from "I'm Not There" for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar has a new film!

She is going to co-star with Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear, to be directed by the groundbreaking helmer, Mister Paul Greengrass of "United 93" and "The Bourne Ultimatum" fame.

The film, still untitled, is an Iraq war thriller that's being shot in Spain for Universal Pictures!

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