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    Film Independent's Spirit Award Prediction Chart

    I figured since this week's column takes on the Spirit Awards as opposed to the Oscars, I'd take a break from the weekly Oscar prediction charts (which would have had minimal updating anyway), and take a wild stab at some of the categories at the Spirit Awards in chart form. This is more of a fun e...

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    Lionsgate and IM Global Ink Three Picture Deal

    Lionsgate has announced that it has finalized U.S. distribution deals for three action pictures with worldwide sales and financing company IM Global. The announcement was jointly made by Joe Drake, Lionsgate Co-Chief Operating Officer and Motion Picture Group President, and Stuart Ford, IM Global ...

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    A British filmmaker asks, "Why?"

    Filmmaker Penny Woolcock seems to be a bit of a national treasure here in England. Receiving a prestigious documentary prize last night here in London, she unveiled her latest, "On The Streets," on Monday at the BFI. Woolcock, a British filmmaker (and Opera director) who was born in Argentina and th...

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    Is Terrence Malick's Next Film Called 'The Burial'?

    With Terrence Malick hard at work on his next film starring Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck, Rachel Weisz, Olga Kurylenko, Javier Bardem and Barry Pepper, details have, as usual with Malick, been completely under wraps. Aside from the casting, and set pictures revealing that Bardem and Pepper play pries...

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    Jeff Bridges To Record Album With 'Crazy Heart' Collaborators Ryan Bingham & T. Bone Burnett

    Looks like Jeff Bridges will be returning to the country music scene sooner rather than later after his Oscar-winning role as 'Bad' Blake in Scott Cooper's "Crazy Heart."

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    Aaron Sorkin Writing, Danny Elfman Scoring 'Houdini' Broadway Musical For Hugh Jackman

    You wouldn't necessarily know it from his frequently gruff screen persona, but Hugh Jackman has a long background in stage musicals -- he was plucked from his role in "Oklahoma" at the National Theatre in London to play Wolverine a decade ago, and has generally leaned towards the action end of the spectrum on the big-screen, despite the development of the likes of a musical based around P.T. Barnum, an adaptation of "Carousel," and his attachment to the sadly dead Steven Soderbergh-directed 3D "Cleo," in which Jackman would have starred alongside Catherine Zeta-Jones and Ray Winstone, to a score by Guided By Voices -- a project we'd sit throu...

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    Imogen Poots & Felicity Jones To Star In Iain Softley's 'Trap For Cinderella'

    Ed Westwick, Brooke Shields, Tamsin Egerton & Bill Nighy Also On Board The American Film Market is underway, and we're expecting a tidal wave of project announcements and casting news in the next few days, as fledgling independent projects try to raise their budgets through pre-sales. We've already...

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    George Takei's "It Gets Better" Video

    Save for the original video care of Dan Savage his husband Terry, George Takei's recently released, Clint McCance inspired "It Gets Better" gets my vote for the series' best-in-show:

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    'Zombieland' Producer Gavin Polone To Direct 'Psycho Killer' By 'Se7en' Scribe Andrew Kevin Walker

    Well, here's a project we're going to keep an eye on. Eli Roth, producer Eric Newman ("Children Of Men," "Dawn Of The Dead") and StudioCanal have teamed on an intriguing serial killer film, the appropriately titled, "Psycho Killer." So why are we interested?

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    "Harry Potter" 3-D Conversion: Cameron's Logic Says "Sorcerer's Stone" OK, But Not "Deathly Hallows"

    James Cameron was in Beverly Hills offering his seemingly hypocritical opinion on Hollywood's 3-D retro-fitting practices again yesterday. Speaking at the Blu-ray industry event Blu-Con, he re-stated how the studios are wrong to think they can convert a movie into 3-D during the normal post-producti...

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