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    "127 Hours" and the Disappointment with a Lack of Widespread Fainting

    "Is Fox actually paying people to faint at 127 Hours? Because that's what William Castle would've done." -- IFC.com's Stephen Saito (@mfrushmore) on Twitter.

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    Mind Bending Official Synopsis Lands For Duncan Jones' 'Source Code'

    With the film hitting theaters in about six months, there has been scant in the way of official stills or details surrounding Duncan Jones' "Source Code." But while we await a trailer for the film which we would guess is coming very soon (the film hits UK cinemas on March 11, 2011 a month before it ...

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    Morgan Freeman Circling 'Akira,' Zac Efron Offered Lead Role

    Steam is beginning to build around Warner Bros. remake of the classic anime "Akira" with some interesting names being thrown around. But first a quick history recap: In February of this year, directing duo Allen and Albert Hughes were brought on to direct the film and this summer, Albert Torres ("Henry Poole Is Here") was hired to pen a new draft of the script with a due date of September. The project will be a two-film, PG-13 adaptation of the manga with the Hughes Brothers currently only on board for the first section which will bring books 1-3 of the series to the big screen. And it now looks like all systems are go as casting is tentative...

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    Were the 1990s the Worst Time for Comic Book Movies?

    I won't bore anyone with my gushing appreciation for "Dick Tracy," and not just because it's been such a long time since I saw the film and I'm admittedly running on the fumes of a twenty year memory, and I don't need to go into how the list really needs mention of "The Rocketeer," the Roger Corman ...

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    New Images From 'Paul' & 'The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn'

    New images have landed for two of our most anticipated films of next year, Greg Mottola's "Paul" and Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson's "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn." So let's start with the one hitting theaters first.

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    Takashi Doscher & Alex Shofner Take a "Fighting Chance"

    This interview was originally published during SnagFilms' second annual SummerFest, where Taskashi Doscher and Alex Shofner's "A Fighting Chance" had its world premiere. "A Fighting Chance" plays tonight at 7pm on ESPN2.

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    A Look Inside The Brit List, The Best Unproduced Screenplays From The U.K.

    In some ways, it's been a pretty good year for the British film industry, with the likes of "Another Year," "The King's Speech," "Down Terrace," "Skeletons," "The Scouting Book For Boys" and "The Arbor" all providing some of the great movie-going pleasures of the year, and with some good prospects f...

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    Review: 'Unstoppable' Is One Of Tony Scott's Most Enjoyable Films In Years

    "Unstoppable" is about a runaway train on a collision course to wipe out a mid-sized Pennsylvania town and that streamlined premise might be the best thing to happen to director Tony Scott in years. The schizophrenic director, given to rapid edits, multiple filters, and cameras stuck in a wide array...

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    U.S. Distributors Are Popping Up Like Mushrooms: FilmDistrict

    Bob Berney and Peter Schlessel are key players in Graham King and Tim Headington’s new distribution company FilmDistrict. The company's brief is to acquire or generate films with strong casts that can play on between 1500 and 2000 screens. xxxx Bob Berney xxxxxxxx Peter SchlesselIn the first major deal of the American Film Market, FilmDistrict prebought North American rights to Drive from Affinity. Based on the James Sallis novel and directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, budgeted for less than $30 million, the film stars Ryan Gosling who plays a Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver and is targeted for death after a heist goes ...

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    The Weinstein Company Lawyer Up To Fight The NC-17 Rating For 'Blue Valentine'

    “I just can’t wait to stand over your shoulder while you change the rating.”Ever since "Blue Valentine" got nailed with a baffling NC-17 rating, things have been uncharacteristically quiet from the Weinstein camp. And now we know why. Harvey Weinstein has been busy hiring lawyers (in what we hope in...

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