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    Happy Halloween!

    Love, the lost girl:

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Saw 3D' Cuts Up The Competition; 'Jackass 3D' Crosses $100 Million

    While there was a brief moment this year when Lionsgate and Paramount were both eyeing an October 22nd bow for their respective horror franchise sequels, it was a probably a good idea that "Saw 3D" moved out of the way. Opening to $24.2 million, the figure is nowhere near the $41.5 million haul last weekend for "Paranormal Activity 2," but though the figure is being seen as a "disappointment" in some quarters, we don't imagine Lionsgate is too upset. It takes the number one slot this weekend and represents an uptick for the franchise which saw its last two installments open in second place with figures under $20 million. And while it's not in...

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    Early Look At Sam Worthington In Asger Leth's 'Man On A Ledge,' Ed Harris Rounds Out Cast

    Here's an early peek at Asger Leth's feature directorial debut, "Man On A Ledge," a Summit Entertainment thriller set in New York starring Sam Worthington as the titular character, an ex-cop turned wanted fugitive.

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    Filmmaker George Hickenlooper Dead at 47

    Saturday the Denver Post confirmed that film director George Hickenlooper was dead. The 47-year-old filmmaker was in Denver promoting his new movie Casino Jack, produced by and starring Kevin Spacey as controversial Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff, which was showing at the Starz Denver Film Festiv...

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    'Conan 3D,' & '21 Jump Street' Receive 2011, 2012 Release Dates

    'Conan' Lands March 2011'; Jump Street' Bumped Until March 2012 Which Means They're Probably Waiting For Emma StoneJust a few days after Universal Pictures blanketed the 2012 calendar with releases of "The Bourne Legacy," Ron Howard's “The Dark Tower,” “Snow White And The Huntsman,” plus Tom Hanks'...

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    MMA Fighter Cung Le Joins Wong Kar-Wai's Yip Man Biopic, 'The Grand Master'

    Project Won't Finish Shooting At Least Until Early 2011, 'Matrix' Fight Choreographer Yuen Woo-Ping Now InvolvedVietnamese-American Mixed Martial Arts fighter Cung Le has evidently joined the cast of Wong Kar Wai's still in production biopic on Bruce Lee mentor Yip Man, "The Grand Master."

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    Weekend Box Office: Saw 3D Wins Halloween Horror Duel

    Saw 3D won the Halloween weekend box office battle between two mighty horror sequels with an estimated $24.2 million, ahead of Paranormal Activity 2, which dropped 59% to $16.5 million, reports Anthony D'Alessandro. (Check out his seven rules for horror success here.)In the battle between phantasms and slashers at the Halloween weekend box office, the latter won out as Lionsgate’s Saw 3D hooked the top spot with $24.2 million at 2,808 theaters --the fifth-best bow for the Jigsaw series. Paramount’s Paranormal Activity 2 dropped to second with $16.5 million, off 59% from its solid bow a week ago---not too bloody for a horror title, which can ...

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    Robert Zemeckis Says 'Roger Rabbit' Sequel Is Coming Along, But Moving Slowly

    While talking with MTV during one of the seemingly endless press appearances for the new "Back to the Future" Blu-ray set (which is totally worth picking up, by the way), Robert Zemeckis gave a brief update on the status of the long-in-development "Roger Rabbit" sequel. When asked if the script wa...

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    A Few Great Pumpkins V—Seventh Night: Rosemary's Baby

    The history of horror cinema is besotted with effective scares, unimaginable scenarios, gallows humor, effortlessly eerie performances . . . but how many films of the genre can claim perfect storytelling? A great many of even the greatest are cursed with sputtering storylines, even the most epochally frightening among them designed as machines lurching ahead to the next great gotcha set piece. Are we watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre for the interstitial moments between massacres? Halloween for the little connections its flat characters make amidst Carpenter's careful, classical compositions? Are we invested so much in the lives of Regan a...

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    Filmmaker George Hickenlooper Dead At 47

    American filmmaker George Hickenlooper, known for directing "Factory Girl," the documentary, "Mayor of the Sunset Strip," and co-directing "Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse" with Fax Bahr, among many other pictures, was found dead this morning according to the Denver Post.

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