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    Short Starts: "Jane Eyre" Director Cary Fukunaga's "Victoria Para Chino"

    When I heard that Cary Fukunaga was attached as director to Focus Feature’s “Jane Eyre” (which opens in limited release this Friday), I have to admit that I was a little surprised. It’s not that I don’t think he’s up to the job; he’s an incredibly talented director, whose 2009 debut feature, “Sin Nombre,” was one of my favorites of that year. Rather, I was struck because an adaptation of a 19th century English literary classic is a distant jump from his prior work. Both “Sin Nombre” and his award-winning student film “Victoria Para Chino” are gritty and honest explorations of illegal immigration into the US via the Mexican border, powerful st...

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger Says He's Been Offered 'Terminator,' 'Predator' & 'Running Man' Remakes

    Governator Also Packaging A Comic Book Movie That Will Be Announced Very SoonThe Governator's reign in office is over, and the last action hero is gearing up to return to the big screen. Earlier this year, the actor revealed that he was beginning to look over scripts including one that many speculat...

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    Check Out Tina Brown's First Newsweek Cover

    Bold move. The first female Newsweek editor puts a woman (Hillary Clinton) on her first cover.

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    Nintendo 3DS Will Stream Netflix

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    'The Tree of Life' Gets A Running Time; Alexandre Desplat Talks The Score

    While the release schedule is starting to look a little less grim over the next few months -- most upcoming weekends promise at least one picture that doesn't actively insult our intelligence, which is a start -- the wait for the May release of Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life" still seems interm...

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    Michael Fassbender and Other Mr. Rochesters: Why So Dreamy?

    One thing is certain about Jane Eyre's Mr Rochester: he was no dreamboat. Try telling that to the people who cast Michael Fassbender as Rochester to Mia Wasikowska’s Jane in the new version arriving Friday.

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    Passion & Action: The Fuel & The Fire Of The Truly Free

    I ran a post awhile back questioning whether Indie Filmmaking best be thought of as a hobby culture now. It stimulated an interesting conversation. Among those to respond was filmmaker Mark Savage and I asked if he'd be interested in expanding his thoughts into a guest post. Mark knows what it ta...

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    Kevin Smith and "Red State" Preach to the Converted at Radio City Music Hall

    At the Sundance Film Festival in January, Kevin Smith spent roughly half an hour telling a packed room that he planned to self-distribute his new horror movie, "Red State." On Saturday, in a much bigger room, he spent twice as long getting the enthusiastic reaction he wanted in the first place.

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Rango' Wrangles The Year's Highest Debut So Far with $38 Million

    CG-toons. You can’t go wrong. Even if you’re alienating viewers. While “Rango” is the first non-3D animated film of the last year or so, most were predicting a much bigger opening around $50 million or so. Still, a not-bad $38 million showing for the film this weekend, though Cinemascore audiences only rated the film a C+. Most of those negative notices are probably due to the unconventional visual style, though critics have been making comparisons to Jim Jarmusch and allusions to Hunter S. Thompson. Yeah, those references were missing from “Gnomeo and Juliet.” Still, this seems like a one-and-done affair for people not exactly associated wit...

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    Noah Baumbach's 'While We're Young' Loses James Franco & Cate Blanchett; Ben Stiller Still In

    With filming set to kick off in June, Noah Baumbach just lost two huge names from his gestating relationship dramedy "While We're Young."

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