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    Features Films (Finally) Coming to iPod?

    Mac rumor site ThinkSecret says that Apple is finally ready to unveil its plan to bring feature films to iTunes and the iPod. The site said tonight that Apple head Steve jobs would announce the news in a few weeks during his annual keynote speech during a Mac trade show -- the downloads will be shor...

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    Atchison Set for 3 at TWC

    "Akeelah and the Bee" director Doug Atchison has inked a three-picture, first-look pact with The Weinstein Company. Two of them are: the romantic comedy "Outspoken" and the historical WWI romance "The Last Caravan." Lou Pitt will produce both, according to Michael Cole, TWC production co-president. ...

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    Lions Gate's Library For $960 Million?

    Calling Lions Gate Entertainment "the Southwest Airlines of the movie industry," Fortune magazine explores the potential sale of the successful company, as The New York Times' DealBook notes. The Times' biz blog speculates that a sale of the Lions Gate library could be worth $960 million (according ...

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    "Gymnast" Flies to Two Outfest Prizes

    Ned Farr's "The Gymnast" took two prizes at the recently concluded Outfest: Los Angeles Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, including the event's juried OUTstanding American Narrative Feature award and the HBO OUTstanding First Narrative Feature nod, which is an audience prize. Also sharing fest honors w...

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    "Volver" Trailer

    The trailer for a Cannes favorite, Pedro Almodovar's "Volver," is available now on Apple's Quicktime movie site. Sony Pictures Classics will release the movie domestically on November 3rd. [Eugene Hernandez]

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    The Top Ten So Far...

    Each week, indieWIRE receives the final weekend numbers for specialty releases in theaters. This is our top ten for the past weekend so far, with most numbers already in. The top ten is subject to change before the final chart is published tomorrow and the weekly box office column is written. Weeken...

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    Newcomer Set for Ang Lee's Latest

    Ang Lee's new film, "Lust, Caution," will star newcomer Tang Wei, according to Focus Features. The actress, from China, will star with Tony Leung in the movie, described as an "espionage thriller set in WWII-era Shanghai." Bill Kong, who previously produced Lee's "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," wi...

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    Look at Me: Francois Ozon's Time to Leave

    One has to at least admire Francois Ozon's attempt to articulate a more thoughtful and private perspective on untimely death. Keeping company with outsized melodramas swimming in shallow carpe diem sentiment like "My Life Without Me" (not to mention the reversals of romances like "Autumn in New Yor...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW: Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass, Creators of "The Puffy Chair"

    "The Puffy Chair," made for a low five-figure budget, is the hilarious and poignant breakthrough feature for filmmaking brothers Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass (Jay directed; Mark stars, writes and produces). After a few false starts with other films over the years, the Duplass Brothers began making a...

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    Reuters: Directors tell Gen X'ers to grow up

    More than a decade after "Clerks" and "The Brothers McMullen," Reuters' Bob Tourtellotte looks at new movies from the film's directors Kevin Smith and Ed Burns, two filmmakers who got their big breaks at Sundance in the mid-90s. Comparing and contrasting "Clerks 2" and "The Groomsmen," Tourtellotte notes:While far different in story and style, the films share key themes. New Jersey-native Smith, 35, and New Yorker Burns, 38, look at guys in their mid-30s who refuse to face adulthood. Moreover, the movies join a growing list of works in pop culture, such as Christopher Noxon's book "Rejuvenile," that reflect a generation which, as it matured, ...

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