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    IFC Films Gets "Wrecked"

    Michael Greenspan's feature directorial debut, "Wrecked," which stars Adrien Brody and recently had its world premiere at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, has been acquired for U.S. distribution by IFC Midnight, the genre label of IFC Films. IFC plans to release the film in spring, 2011.

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    Review: Aussie Neo-Western 'Red Hill' Fails To Live Up To Its Promising Trailer

    If there was one movie this year that this writer wanted to be fantastic, it was "Red Hill." The trailer focused on the strikingly beautiful cinematography, but gave little detail on the plot. For that, it seemed fishy, but those misgivings were swiftly buried by piles and piles of awe. It basically looked like "No Country For Old Men" set in Australia, and while there was no shot in it being anywhere near as brilliant as that, it still held the possibility of being a strong film. Reading the director's statement was even more promising, as Patrick Hughes seemed passionate not only about his movie, but about movies in general. Seemingly down-...

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    Oscar Watch: Director/Picture Splits, Black Swan Promo

    - What are the odds of a director winning an Oscar without their film? LAT's new Awards Tracker blog considers the importance of the best director and best picture unity. "Over the past 20 years, the awards for best picture and director split only four times. That's 80% overlap," notes Tom O'Neil, p...

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    Watch: Trailer For Adam Sandler's 'Just Go With It' Is Yet Another Convoluted Romcom

    "From The Producers Of Grown Ups" should really be the only thing you need to know about this before you decide not to go see it.

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    U.S. Distributors Are Popping Up Like Mushrooms: Asian Media Rights

    This is the second of three new U.S. distribution companies recently conceived of to give Asian films a platform in the U.S. This article comes from Patrick Frater's Film Business Asia, a free online publication based on data in the Asian film business that is a must-read for anyone in the business...

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    Martin Sheen Cast in "Spider-Man" Reboot - Let's Recall His Last Comic Book Movie, "Spawn"

    Martin Sheen and Sally Field are likely to be cast as Uncle Ben and Aunt May in Marc Webb's "Spider-Man" reboot, according to The Hollywood Reporter. While this likely means Field won't end up, to fans' chagrin, Ma Kent or Ellen Lane in the next "Superman" film (and to original Lois Noel Neill's disappointment, she won't be the new Lois Lane either), it does mean this would be -- I'm pretty sure -- her first comic book movie. Sheen, on the other hand was in at least one major superhero movie, one that most of us would rather forget. But there it was popping back into my brain when I heard the news. So I might as well ruin everyone's day with ...

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    Review: Audacious 'Four Lions' Has A Good Comedy Roar, But Never Moves In For The Kill

    Black humor that tracks potentially offensive or controversial subjects such as substance abuse and pedophilia, incest, rape, etc. are the bread and butter of satirist, actor, writer and director Christopher Morris, so it's really no surprise that his feature-film debut, "Four Lions" lampoons suicid...

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    Watch: Trailer For 'Hall Pass' Needs To Go Straight To The Principal's Office

    We have to admit, we did have some hopes for this one. Directed by the Farrelly Brothers, who are still chasing the early trifecta of funny "Dumb & Dumber," "Kingpin" and "There's Something About Mary," we kept our optimism slightly raised with the likes of Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Jenna Fischer...

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    Relativity Options 'The Bible Code' For Crackpot Blockbuster Attraction In 2012

    Get your tin foil hats ready.

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    Watch: Electric Cars Aren't Gay In The International Trailer For 'The Dilemma'

    While the battle for comedic free expression has been won on the back of a pretty dumb joke, the international trailer for Ron Howard's "The Dilemma" plays it safe and doesn't reference the "electric cars are gay" joke at all, but actually, surprisingly, did make us chuckle more than the first spot ...

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