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GALLERY: Our 15 Favorite Women in Black

In "The Woman in Black," Harry Potter himself (or rather, Daniel Radcliffe) takes on the darker side of the supernatural as he investigates a haunted estate and the dark history that brought one of its former residents back from the grave for revenge.

The "Woman" of the title is kind of a pain in the butt, what with all the murdering and all; but not every similarly clad woman is quite so gloomy. Some of our favorite filmic females have donned a dark look for some memorable roles, no doubt bolstered by the fact that black is slimming.

As Wesley Snipes said in "Passenger 57": "Always bet on black."

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Rooney Mara Braces for the 'Side Effects'

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Move over, Blake Lively. There's a new Gt girl in town. The buzz around Hollywood is that "Dragon Tattoo" star Rooney Mara (who just nabbed herself an Oscar nod, btw) has signed on to play the lead in Steven Soderbergh's latest, "Side Effects," a role that was previously earmarked for Lively.

The thriller, which was previously known as "Bitter Pill," is set in the world of psychotherapy. We're scared already. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the story follows a troubled and depressed young woman (Mara) who is coping with the imminent release of her husband from jail and begins to take a new prescription drug to… er… help ease her nerves—only, it turns out to have unforeseen consequences. Dun dun dun. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: The Hollywood Reporter

25 Shockers from the 2012 Oscar Nominations

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It's Academy Award Nominations Day, which means for every sure-thing nominee to applaud (go George Clooney!) or fan fave who squeaks in (woo hoo Melissa McCarthy!), there's a snub to bemoan (where's Albert Brooks?) or a huge surprise to marvel at (who's Demian Bichir?), and this year's list of Oscar hopefuls contains several shockers.

Before we start a month of predictions and odds-making, let's take a moment to point out the many ways the Academy missed the mark or pleasantly surprised us with their picks. Get More »

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David Fincher Reveals the Secret of 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'


When David Fincher agreed to direct Sony's adaptation of Steig Larsson's wildly popular bestseller "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," he had a very tall task ahead of him: Not only had tens of millions of people already imagined their own version of the story, the Swedish film adaptation starring Noomi Rapace was a runaway international blockbuster as well. Luckily, however, he had a secret weapon: He's David Effing Fincher.

Problem solved. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: The Hollywood Reporter

'Dragon' Is Laggin', But 'Girl Who Played With Fire' Is Still on Its Way


For torture porn enthusiasts who still like to fancy themselves intellectuals, there may have been no better Christmas present than David Fincher's love letter to bleached eyebrows and revenge, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo."

However, many film industry insiders are wondering if the franchise is sustainable due to the first movie's relatively low box office numbers, grossing just $60 million in its first two weeks. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Entertainment Weekly

That 'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' Is So Stylish!

Sometimes, a good girl just needs to feel like a bad ass.

At least, that's why we think dressing like Lisbeth Salander in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" would be so much fun. Rooney Mara completely transforms herself from a sweet, rising Hollywood starlet to a seriously tough chick with the help of a few piercings and a bunch of leather (or, should we say, a few pieces of leather and a bunch of piercings?).

Thanks to our latest Get the Goods, it's easy to mimic Lisbeth's look but give it your own I-swear-I'm-not-a-crazy-hacker spin to it.

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GALLERY: The 19 Most Memorable Movie Tattoos

It’s an elite group that Rooney Mara is about to join. As Noomi Rapace did before her, Mara, playing "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," will take a spot in film lore as one of the very few female lead characters sporting major body art.

Usually, on-screen tattooing signifies toughness, edginess and a certain amount of invincibility, qualities that Mara’s character, computer hacker Lisbeth Sander, has in spades.

With the dragon tattoo itself being a key part of the murder mystery story, here's a look at some other top body artistry in movies -- mostly sported by heavily muscled and bare-chested bad guys. We think you’ll agree that some of the imagery is practically museum-worthy.

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Will Fincher Get His 'Tattoo's Back-to-Back?


Once upon a time, the director of the first Swedish "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" adaptation bowed out of the series because writing, editing, and filming the back-to-back shoots. In 2010, Niels Arden Oplev said, "It was a very clear decision from my side due to the fact that I looked at the production plan [and] they all had to be shot in 10 months, and the two others were not written yet, and I just didn't feel it was possible."

On the other hand, director David Fincher thinks it's very possible. Get More »

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Next Factor: 'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' Star Rooney Mara

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It didn't take long for Rooney Mara to go from acting in student films at NYU to giving an on-screen Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) a much-needed reality check in "The Social Network." Being handpicked by David Fincher for the lead in "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" is taking Mara to the next level. Plenty of high-profile actresses were vying for the role of Lisbeth Salander, a character beloved by fans of the Stieg Larsson books and original Swedish film trilogy. All eyes are on her as the protagonist of one of the most anticipated films of the season. Get More »

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The Biggest Shockers From the 2012 Golden Globe Nominations

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While the Academy Awards may have prestige, the Golden Globes are like the rowdy, beer-swilling younger brother that everyone wants to party with. They're the Roger Clinton of awards ceremonies.

Like all black sheep, though, the Globes occasionally embarrass their family with mistakes so heinous it almost makes us want to not pay bail when they get arrested. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced this year's nominees, and before returning host Ricky Gervais even opens his mouth we find ourselves utterly shocked by some surprising inclusions and omissions. Get More »

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