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    Newcomer Adam Berg Latest Name Linked To Director's Chair Of 'Deadpool'

    Robert Rodriguez Seems To Have Moved OnEver since the summer, it's seemed like Robert Rodriguez was locked in to make what seemed likely to be his first big studio tentpole picture, the Marvel Comics adaptation "Deadpool," which would see Ryan Reynolds again don the mask of the irreverent super-powe...

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    Martin Scorsese On Board 'Goodfellas' Prequel TV Series With Nicholas Pileggi & Warner Bros.

    With the success of his and Terence Winter's HBO series "Boardwalk Empire," Martin Scorsese's venture into cable television definitely looks like it has the potential to expand. There were reports of a planned television series based on the director's 1990 gangster classic "Goodfellas," with the fil...

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    Sound of Music Reunion on Oprah

    True confession: I sang along with The Sound of Music at the Hollywood Bowl a few summers back, with a lot of other happy fans of the 1965 musical, which is still the third most successful movie of all time (after Gone with the Wind and Star Wars). Corrected for inflation in 2005 dollars, according to Blockbusting, the movie's domestic gross (including rereleases) would be $953.9 million (158.9), its cost $49.7 million ($8.0). It took 114 days to make, 25 days over-schedule. Nominated for ten Oscars, it won five, including best picture and actress (Julie Andrews, cast after the director saw advance footage of Mary Poppins) and director (Rober...

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    DOC NYC: 'Lost Bohemia' Is A Failed Attempt At Capturing Artistic History

    Josef Birdman Astor's exposé on Carnegie Hall's artist evictions, "Lost Bohemia," is less successful than his profound middle name suggests. The famous concert hall had studios above it, catered to artists and housed greats such as Marlon Brando and Paddy Chayefsky, much as creator Andrew Carnegie had intended. When Birdman moved in, he felt not only honored to be part of this exclusive clique, he decided to capture the unique living experience by filming all tenants in their respective spaces. It's a portrait of various aging artists, but also a good look at artistic history. For instance, Editta Sherman, a photographer who has taken picture...

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    2010 Fiction Films That Should Inspire Documentary Filmmakers

    2010 has been a very good year for documentaries (maybe the best of all time?). But it's also been a good year for fiction films that documentary fans should find appealing and that documentary filmmakers should find inspiring. I probably am only noticing this trend because I typically like non-fiction more, but lately a number of dramatic films, studio and indie fare alike, have made me think of documentary practices. I'm not even referring to "I'm Still Here," which I still consider a doc in spite of its fictional elements. However, there is something to be said for this being a year in which we've all thought more about the blurred line be...

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    DOC NYC: 'Windfall' Is A Great Exposé On Wind Turbines

    The ultimate failure of politi-docs (those taking aim at political issues and current events) are a) their strict adherence to an audience that already knows everything they're talking about, or (b) that already agrees with their viewpoint from the get-go. The end product and subsequent viewing experience are nothing but a smug-fest, with no minds changed and no one charged to do anything different. The worst thing is, those who could actually learn a thing or two won't see it because of its nasty attitude. This isn't just a "liberal" problem, it happens on both sides of the coin, and rarely do we ever get a movie that offers both sides of an...

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    DOC NYC: 'Tabloid' Finds Errol Morris Back In Exceptional & Weird Territory

    Doc NYC, New York’s Documentary Film Festival, runs November 3-9. We’ve got an early peek at a few films.

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    IFC Midnight Looks Forward to "Dream Home"

    IFC Midnight and Fortissimo Films have sealed a North American distribution deal for Pang Ho-Cheung's Hong Kong slasher film "Dream Home," following its U.S. premiere at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival. IFC Midnight plans to release the film theatrically and on VOD in early 2011.

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    Matt Damon Says His 'Bourne' Comments Overblown; Says 'Liberace' With Michael Douglas Still On Track

    Damon Say He's "Thrilled" Door Is Open For A Paul Greengrass-Led Return; Says 'Liberace' Still Aiming To Shoot In The Summer Of 2011 Despite Douglas' Battle With CancerNo sooner did Matt Damon say that "no one bothered" to call him regarding the Tony Gilroy-to-direct-"The Bourne Legacy"-announcement...

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    Exclusive: Larry Fessenden Talks Horror Genre & 25 Year Anniversary Of His Glass Eye Pix Productions

    Outspoken Indie Horror Auteur Discusses Wanting To Make 'Werewolf By Night,' Almost Working With Guillermo del Toro & The State Of Modern HorrorHorror auteur Larry Fessenden's had an active 25 years in the industry. Starting out in the field of no-budget horror, he created Glass Eye Pix, a Brooklyn collective that has since become a breeding ground for promising young indie horror filmmakers. Once only seen in the credits for Fessenden's own movies, Glass Eye continues to expand into other genres as well, and this year they're celebrating a quarter of a century with a 25 year retrospective, taking place at the ReRun Gastropub Theater in Brook...

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