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    REVIEW | A Life Overwhelmed: Paul Giamatti Elevates Mess of Plot in "Barney's Version"

    “Barney’s Version” is a bloated, confused movie—first a black comedy, then a distended family drama and never fully committed to either possibility. Adapting Mordechai Richler’s 1997 novel, director Richard J. Lewis aims for a sweeping narrative encompassing three decades in one man’s troubled world...

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    Keira Knightley, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Biel & More Testing For 'The Dark Knight Rises'

    Kate Mara & Charlotte Riley In The Mix; Eva Green & Naomi Watts Have Not Been CastWhile a number of names have been in the mix since last fall for what are apparently two major female roles in Christopher Nolan's forthcoming "The Dark Knight Rises," with production set to begin in just under five mo...

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    Death of the Comic Book Movie, Extinction of the Ewoks, Memorializing the Vietnam War Movie and More

    -Happy Birthday to actress Luise Rainer ("The Good Earth"). She turns 101 today!

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    Review: 'The Dilemma' Chooses Wacky Hijinks Over Intelligent Comedy

    Overrated screenwriter Allan Loeb is curiously one of the most in-demand writers in Hollywood right now, and we're beginning to understand why. His screenplays tend to sell high-concept work which makes executives and producers feel good about themselves, but the actual execution undermines whatever originality and vigor the original premise may have had, keeping things safe for mainstream audiences to embrace without thinking too much, which makes studio heads happy. But if you look closer, Allan Loeb seems to be writing the same script over and over with entire plots hanging on one character struggling to tell somebody the secret he's holdi...

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    Top 10 Box Office Winners, International Markets and the Indies

    This top 10 list is Hollywood 100%. The major studios constitute a completely different business from the indies. They can carry on business as usual, luxuriating in the ease of releasing without sweating too much over originality or innovation. They are expanding with their big budget films into the realms of transmedia to brand their films across toys, games, webisodes, telecom shorts, clothing, TV series, etc. They own real estate and the means of distribution if not of production. The reason they are mentioned here be me at IndieWIRE is that their presence determines the world market on many levels. On the face of it, there is no rel...

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    Oh, For F**k's Sake: Fox Moving Ahead With 'Missile Command' Movie

    With a number of high-profile pictures based on established properties flopping last summer -- "The A-Team," "Prince of Persia" and "Marmaduke" -- contrasted with the success of the relatively fresh "Inception," whispers started to circulate that studio heads were desperately seeking original materi...

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    Watch: New Trailer For 'Battle: Los Angeles' Kind Of Rules

    Once upon a time, there was a belief that big event movies could only be released in the summer months, or, for more family-related fare, in the few weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Things have changed in recent years, with the likes of "Alice in Wonderland," "300" and "Clash of the Titans"...

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    Blake Lively, Jennifer Lawrence & Emma Watson Frontrunners To Join Taylor Lautner In 'Incarceron'

    Lautner Also Attached To 'Bourne'-Esque Spy Vehicle With filming now underway on the final "Twilight" movie, the two-part werewolf-falls-in-love-with-a-baby extravaganza that is "Breaking Dawn," the franchise's three leads are starting to look to their careers beyond the confines of Forks, Washingto...

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    Green Hornet Early Reviews Are Mixed

    The early reviews are in on Michel Gondry and Seth Rogen's Green Hornet and they're all over the place.

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    Confirmed: Lena Headey To Play Villain In 'Dredd'

    In a year full of dubious-looking comic-book adaptations ("Thor," "Captain America," "X-Men: First Class" and, most of all, "Green Lantern"), there's one property that looks a little more promising: Lionsgate and DNA Films' "Dredd." An adaptation of the semi-fascist, "Dirty Harry"-inspired future co...

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