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    Oscar Round-Up: Best Actress Buzzing, Quoting The Social Network, Does Winter's Bone Have a Chance?

    Buzz is building around this year's best actress Oscar race: "Unlike most years when men dominate the critical buzz for strong roles," asserts TheStar's Zorianna Kit. Well, that's debatable: last year boasted the Sandra Bullock/Meryl Streep flirtation, Carey Mulligan's breakout performance, Mo'Nique...

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    Belgium's Oscar Bid and Huppert Starrer Bookend AFI EU Film Showcase

    Belgium's official bid for the Best Foreign Language Film award at next year's Oscars, and Isabelle Huppert's latest, "Copacabana," will bookend the 23rd edition of the AFI European Union Film Showcase, that takes place November 4 - 23 at the AFI Silver Theater in Silver Spring, Maryland. This year'...

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    A Top Ten List I Like

    As a blogger we can make our own rules. We can quote others. We can post pictures. We can make top 10 lists. But blogging is not easy to keep up with or to keep new and exciting because so much new and exciting things are going on and you begin to think you have to cover them all and you cannot ...

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    Netflix Pulls A Blockbuster, Refuses To Stock Harmony Korine's 'Trash Humpers'

    Blockbuster has pretty much gone the way of the dodo bird with their adherence to an outmoded business model driving them into the ground. Oh sure, there was a time when the blue and yellow stores with their thousands of copies of new releases was the only game in town, but with Netflix providing an unparalleled selection, at reasonable prices, with no late fees and titles delivered right to your door, Blockbuster quickly lagged. So dawn of a new era of unlimited options right? Wrong it would seem. While Blockbuster had gotten flack during their peak years for letting their family values policies guide what movies they would stock (Todd Solon...

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    M. Night Shyamalan To Direct 'One Thousand A.E.,' Jaden Smith Linked To Lead

    M. Night Didn't Write It, But The Guy Who Wrote 'Book Of Eli' DidWith his name getting laughter and boos when it appeared in the trailer for "Devil" earlier this year, and his last few films facing the wrath of critics, M. Night Shyamalan continues to laugh all the way to the bank as his films -- wh...

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    Will Smith Attached To Ron Howard's Sci-Fi 'The Forbin Project'

    Writer Jason Rothenberg Also Hired For 'The Twilight Zone' With Ron Howard spending the last few years going from the sort-of-ok ("Frost/Nixon") to the terrible ("Angels & Demons") to the terrible and homophobic (the upcoming "The Dilemma"), we'd rather lost track of the other projects he had in de...

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    N. American & World Docs Join IDFA 2010 Competitions

    [Editor's Note: This story has been updated with IDFA's opening film.]: "Position Among the Stars" (Stand van de sterren) by Dutch director Leonard Retel Helmrich will open the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) on November 17, kicking off the 11 - day event. The film, which fo...

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    Sam Raimi & Mandate Pictures To Remake '60s Sci-Fi Film 'Day Of The Triffids'

    Sam Raimi, Mandate Pictures and producer Rob Tapert are set to team up under their Ghost House banner for a remake of the 1962 British sci-fi film "The Day Of The Triffids" with Raimi reportedly looking to direct it himself.

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    Media Watch: THR Adds Film Reporter Appelo, Awards Blog The Race, TV Critic Goodman

    With the dates looming for the last issue of The Hollywood Reporter print daily (Friday, October 29) and the first weekly issue (Wednesday, November 3) THR is continuing to add staff. They are also figuring out how they will cover the all-important awards season.

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    Postcards From The Road

    It’s hard to take a dull picture in Yosemite—though my shot of the famous granite Half Dome poses no threat to Ansel Adams.

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