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    Media Watch: Dish Network May Launch Blockbuster Streaming Site, Facebook Real-Time News Ticker

    On Friday, the Dish Network is expected to announce a Blockbuster-branded streaming service. Their program will be a direct competitor to the recently criticized and faltering Netflix.

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    Watch: Trailer For 'Urbanized' Gary Hustwit's Followup To 'Helvetica' & 'Objectified'

    Who would've thought a documentary about a font could be interesting? Leave it to director Gary Hustwit, who with his 2007 debut feature film "Helvetica" not only made a typeface seem thrilling, he also delivered one of the finest documentaries of that year. Following a similar path, he followed up ...

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    Toronto Wrap: Best of Fest, Oscar Boosts, Winners and Losers

    The trick with the fall film festivals is to gauge expectations going in vs. what was actually achieved. Various distributors launched their fall slates, and watched with pleasure or horror at how their movies were received by audiences and critics. Oscar contenders either moved forward in the award...

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    Review: 'Toast' With Freddie Highmore Is Burnt, Charred & Flavorless

    To adapt a story into a movie is to lionize the subject, say some critics. It’s the same school of thought that believes you can’t ever make an anti-war movie. To that end, some would say, in a Warholian manner, that every person deserves their own movie, for such a designation would suggest a human...

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    Watch: First Clip From 'Batman: Year One' Sort Of Reminds Us Of McBain

    There is perhaps no entry in the Batman comics canon more beloved or influential than Frank Miller‘s “Batman: Year One.” As the title suggests, the story takes place shortly after the death of Bruce Wayne’s parents and tracks the young crimefighter’s first steps into becoming the masked superhero. D...

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    Paula Patton Has A 'Disconnect' & 'Prison Break' Star Robert Knepper Gets 'R.I.P.D.'

    A couple of casting updates for you, for some films that are getting to roll or are already underway.

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    Honor Roll: Producers Guild Recognizes Steven Spielberg

    The Producers Guild of America will honor Steven Spielberg with the 2012 David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Motion Pictures. The guild will bestow the producer, director, writer and Principal Partner of DreamWorks Studios with the award at the 23rd Annual Producers Guild ceremony on January 21st...

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    Steve Martin's Letter to Eddie; Paramount's $700 Million Revamp; Dragon Tattoo Preview Reaction

    Paramount Picture's planned $700-million upgrade to its Hollywood lot will add new sound stages as well as offices and create an estimated 7,300 jobs during the construction period, reports the LA Times. The project will develop the Melrose Avenue headquarters and potentially some nearby properties ...

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    Great Poster For Janus Films' Re-Release Of Jean-Luc Godard's 'Weekend'

    With French New Wave legend Jean Luc-Godard spending the latter part of his career making interesting curiosities like "Film Socialisme" that are pretty much only appreciated by his small, but diehard fanbase, it's easy to forget that one point, his name alone would have lineups forming around the b...

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    Nicole Beharie Cast In Recurring Role As Attorney in "The Good Wife" Beginning w/Oct 16 Episode

    According to the press release, Nicole Beharie will debut as Imani Morehouse on the October 16th episode of CBS The Good Wife. The new season premieres Sunday, September 25th at 9pm et. Here's more info on the episode:

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