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    Stellan Skarsgård Talks Fincher's 'Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' & Von Trier's 'Melancholia'

    Says Rooney Mara Will Do 'Something Beautiful' With Portrayal Of Lisbeth SalanderVeteran Swedish thespian Stellan Skarsgård recently took the opportunity while doing press for his dark, comical crime-caper "A Somewhat Gentle Man," to discuss his interesting plate of upcoming projects, namely David F...

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    R.I.P. Pete Postlethwaite (1946-2011)

    Terribly sad news to start off the new year today, with the announcement that the great British actor Pete Postlethwaite passed away on Sunday, at the age of 64. He'd been working through treatment for cancer in the last year, and died peacefully in hospital in Shropshire on Sunday, according to a f...

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    Watch Pete Postlethewaite in the Sci-Fi Documentary "The Age of Stupid"

    Oscar-nominated British character actor Pete Postlethwaite has passed away at the age of 64 from cancer. You may have seen him last year in "Clash of the Titans," "Inception" and/or "The Town," but he was also in a very interesting work that SnagFilms showcased in their 2010 SummerFest: "The Age of Stupid." Postlethwaite seemed to be dabbling in documentary in recent years, narrating the afterlife portrait of Brian Clough, simply titled "Clough," and appearing in "Tattoos: A Scarred History, in which he displays his own body art. He does something a little different for "The Age of Stupid," though, functioning as sort of an onscreen narrator ...

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    Kansas City Critics Like "Social Network"

    The Kansas City Film Critics Circle awarded David Fincher's "The Social Network" their top honor, much like dozens of other film critic groups across the country.

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    Toy Story 3 Tops Quentin Tarantino's Best of 2010

    Quentin Tarantino has posted his favorite movies of 2010, all twenty of them. Unlike many critics, Tarantino has no problem with citing movies that are popular hits. And he's seen his share of obscurities as well. Tarantino is an Academy member, though not a typical one. His taste is catholic, rangi...

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    Guillermo del Toro's 1991 Alka Seltzer Commercial

    Guillermo del Toro started out working in Mexican television, with a specialty in makeup effects. He puts his skills to good use in this 1991 Alka Seltzer commercial, and stars himself as a werewolf.

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Fockers' Shows 'True Grit', Outduels Cowboys (But Not For Long)

    2010 ended with a whimper with most studio execs facing an uncertain 2011, as the year closed with eight consecutive weekends of box office earning lower than its 2009 counterpart despite five major 3D releases goosing prices. Of course, 3D is a gimmick, but it’s foolish to consider that each of those five films were relative underperformers due to disinterest in the format when even the most ardent fan must admit to subpar product. Of course, the industry is always looking for a scapegoat when the answer is clearly, “terrible movies are being made and should not be,” so the disappearance of 3D (not likely) will happen before a sudden spike i...

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    Holiday Wrap: Weak Box Office, True Grit Takes on Little Fockers, Black Swan, King's Speech Score

    The box office continued tepid during what should have been a robust holiday period with North American families on vacation; it was down 26 percent from last year. For the year, the 2010 3-D-pumped domestic box office totaled $10.5 billion, down 0.3 percent from 2009's Avatar-inflated record of $10...

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    The Creative Coalition and a Sort of New Sort of Giving - through DVD Distribution

    MOVIE FOR JUST CAUSE - A Holiday Gift from The Creative Coalition In the spirit of the holidays, The Creative Coalition is offering a special sale of the acclaimed film, Barry Levinson’s POLIWOOD, for the month of January. Proceeds will benefit several national charity organizations including The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, PSI Youth Aids, The National Education Association’s Read Across America, HELP USA, The Pennsylvania State University, Blue Star Families, The Veterans Healing Initiative, Artists for a New South Africa, The African Medical and Research Foundation, The Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center and Being Alive San Diego...

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    dvd review: Discovery: The Night of the Hunter - 2002

    It’s become commonplace to see “making-of” documentaries and promotional videos, even for crummy movies that don’t merit such attention. Unfortunately, behind-the-scenes footage for movies of the 1930s, 40s, and 50s is scarce, and when it exists it’s generally brief.

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