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    Video: George R.R. Martin Interview on 'Game of Thrones'

    In this fascinating video interview, Hollywood screenwriter George R.R. Martin, born in Bayonne, New Jersey, talks about how he came to write the "Game of Thrones" books.

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    Weekend Box Office: 'The Dark Knight Rises' Bound For Largest 2D Opening In Box Office History In Wake Of Tragedy

    When discussing the box office, we try to emphasize weekly that there are always more significant issues than the amount of money a movie makes. Usually, that issue is the quality of the films themselves. This weekend, it's the horrifying loss of life in the wake of the Aurora, Colorado shooting...

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    Weekend Reel Reads: Filming Italy, Dissecting Tarkovsky and Scoring HItchcock

    Reel Reads is a regular feature that gathers lengthier stories related to the world of film criticism you may have missed during the week. If there's anything you think would be ideal for future installments, please let us know at critic@indiewire.com.

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    Specialty Box Office: Indiewire Not Reporting Until Monday

    As many films are not reporting box office numbers today out of respect for the tragedy at the "Dark Knight Rises" screening Friday morning, Indiewire will not be publishing our box office report until Monday morning.

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    Mira Nair's 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' To Open The Venice Film Festival

    ...and so it begins. With "The Dark Knight Rises" effectively marking the end of the summer movie going season -- at least in terms of major blockbusters -- we can now start casting a harder eye on the fall festival season. And while TIFF is expected to announce their first batch of titles...

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    Meet SnagFilms Filmmakers: Katie Carman, Director of Punk Rock Zombie Film 'Eat Me!'

    As a kid, director Katie Carman's storytelling and "wild imagination" used to get her into trouble. Through her love of filmmaking, however, she's harnessed those proclivities into a creative machine, with "Eat Me" being the most recent result. Inspired by the innovative ...

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    Sam Riley To Star In Ian Softley's Adaptation Of Sir Walter Scott's 'Ivanhoe'; Will Be Shot In 65mm

    Ever since transitioning from a music career with indie band 10,000 Things, Brit actor Sam Riley has carved out a fairly interesting CV which originated with an outstanding debut in Anton Corbijn's acclaimed Ian Curtis biography "Control" that lead to a run of flops that included sci-fier "Franklyn,...

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    Mariah Carey Justthisclose To Officially Joining "American Idol" (UPDATE)

    Well it looks like what I reported two weeks ago is about to come true. That is that Mariah Carey will be joining American Idol next season as a judge which, no doubt,  the producers and Fox hope will significantly boost up the show's badly sagging ratings.

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    Warners May Change "Gangster Squad" In Wake Of Colorado Shooting

    It's happened many times before and now it's happened again. That is a soon-to-be released film in which some scenes or the entire film, in some way, either copies or too uncomfortably refers to a recent tragic event.

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    Watch: Teaser Trailer For 'Man Of Steel' (Superman Reboot) Surfaces

    If you saw The Dark Knight Rises this weekend, then you probably saw this teaser for WB's Superman reboot, which isn't scheduled to be released until summer 2013; but teaser trailers a year in advance of release are common these days - especially for tentpoles like Man Of Steel.

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