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    G4TV for Burns

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    Weir's The Way Back Kicks Off Museum of Tolerance Film Fest

    Peter Weir's The Way Back will kick off Los Angeles' Museum of Tolerance International Film Festival (MOTIFF) on November 13, which runs six days and screens twenty-two films seeking to highlight human rights issues past and present. Clint Eastwood will be honored with the festival's first "Toleranc...

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    DOC NYC Preview and Picks

    Beginning tonight, I will be spending my nights and weekend at the new DOC NYC festival of documentary storytelling through Tuesday, November 9th. I've been invited to be a juror of the event's Viewfinders competition of international entries, which means I will be plenty busy with that program's titles. However, I'm also looking forward to a repeat viewing of Werner Herzog's 3-D doc "Cave of Forgotten Dreams," which I think is amazing on so many levels, as well as hopefully catching a few early screenings of Kevin Brownlow's film history docs and late night screenings of classic concert films. I've written up a preview and selected some pers...

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    "127 Hours" Ralston Describes Real Life Predicament *SPOILERS

    SPOILER ALERT for those who don't want to know the plot of Danny Boyle's latest film, 127 HOURS. Based on the true story of Aaron Ralston, he describes in this video how he freed himself from the rock that trapped his arm in a desolate canyon in Utah for five days. If you can't stand the explicit de...

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    Abigail Breslin In Talks To Join Garry Marshall's Ensemble Film, 'New Year's Eve'

    Pic Is A Spin-Off Of Marshall's Successful 'Valentine's Day' Romantic DramedyAfter somehow scoring half the talent in Hollywood -- Julia Roberts, Bradley Cooper, Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Jennifer Garner, Taylor Lautner, Taylor Swift, etc (Julia Roberts was paid $5 million for five minutes of scre...

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    James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy To Voice Animated 'Arthur Christmas'

    3D/CG Film Will Also Feature The Voice of Imelda Staunton How does Santa deliver all those toys on his own? Sure, he has tremendous help from the wage slave labor camp he runs beyond the jurisdiction of the United Nations populated with emaciated elves that start working almost as soon as they are a...

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    Film Independent's Spirit Award Prediction Chart

    I figured since this week's column takes on the Spirit Awards as opposed to the Oscars, I'd take a break from the weekly Oscar prediction charts (which would have had minimal updating anyway), and take a wild stab at some of the categories at the Spirit Awards in chart form. This is more of a fun e...

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    Lionsgate and IM Global Ink Three Picture Deal

    Lionsgate has announced that it has finalized U.S. distribution deals for three action pictures with worldwide sales and financing company IM Global. The announcement was jointly made by Joe Drake, Lionsgate Co-Chief Operating Officer and Motion Picture Group President, and Stuart Ford, IM Global ...

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    A British filmmaker asks, "Why?"

    Filmmaker Penny Woolcock seems to be a bit of a national treasure here in England. Receiving a prestigious documentary prize last night here in London, she unveiled her latest, "On The Streets," on Monday at the BFI. Woolcock, a British filmmaker (and Opera director) who was born in Argentina and th...

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    Is Terrence Malick's Next Film Called 'The Burial'?

    With Terrence Malick hard at work on his next film starring Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck, Rachel Weisz, Olga Kurylenko, Javier Bardem and Barry Pepper, details have, as usual with Malick, been completely under wraps. Aside from the casting, and set pictures revealing that Bardem and Pepper play pries...

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