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    Exclusive: Listen To Sun Araw's Neil Young Cover 'Thrasher' From Sundance Film 'The Woods'

    Soundtrack Features Songs From Dirty Projectors, Indian Jewelery, Ananda Shankar & MoreSundance kicks off next week and one of the many films vying for attention in theaters of Park City will be Matthew Lessner's debut feature "The Woods." For the indie minded folk out there, you might have Lessner's work if you managed to catch a look at this 2005 short film "Darling Darling" with Michael Cera or one of the handful of music videos he's directed for the likes of The Raveonettes, Dirty Projectors and Le Loup. At any rate, even if you haven't, Lessner's film will be arriving at the Sundance Film Festival with a story no one else will be able to...

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    The Originals: "The Green Hornet" Serials

    I've been watching the old "Green Hornet" serial films from 1940 and am quite addicted midway through, though in time I could see myself getting tired of the basic formula repeated in each episode. Good thing there are only 13 chapters to the first run, I guess. The dialogue was initially way too expository, horrible yet understandable coming from a radio serial source, in which verbal exposition is more necessary than it is in cinema. But as is the case with any serial, good or bad, "The Green Hornet" easily hooks you as long as you stick with each part until the explosive cliffhanger. However, this is why even at only 20-21 minutes, the fil...

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    It's The End of the World As We Know It?

    Is this "aflockalypse" inappropriate and traffic/ratings-boosting fear mongering on behalf of the media, or a serious cause for concern? Cause I'm genuinely considering quitting my job and drain my "savings" into excessive partying, purchasing canned goods, and undergoing fitness programs so I can d...

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    Films in Progress: The Loving Story

    Now and then I’ll give you a peek at a film in progress – something that doesn’t come with major hype – and keep you posted when it turns up on screen. Here’s a look at The Loving Story, a beautifully made, nearly finished documentary about Mildred and Richard Loving, the interracial couple who were...

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    Evan Goldberg On Stephen Chow & The Early 'Green Hornet' Collab: "He Wanted Utter Control"

    'Hornet' Co-Writer Defends 3D Conversion"Green Hornet" hits theaters this weekend, Friday January 14, so we thought we'd re-run some great interviews we conducted with writer Evan Goldberg ("Superbad," "Pineapple Express") last year.

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    Hooray? Stan Lee Confirms Action Scene Cameo In 'Spider-Man'

    While "Spider-Man" might be getting a reboot with a new director, a younger cast and a fresh story, it looks like some habits are just too tough to give up on. Stan Lee is set to pop up in yet another Marvel movie for the five people who still get excited by spotting his well-groomed face dodging so...

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    Directors Guild Reveals Five Male Front-Runners, Skips Women

    If there was any doubt as to which films were the front-runners in the Oscar race, they were quelled by the Directors Guild announcement of their nominees. The DGA tends to match Oscar nominations four for five. A movie almost never wins best picture without a DGA nomination, and the DGA winner has...

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    Fincher, Nolan, Aronofsky, Hooper & Russell Get DGA Noms

    Are we looking at the Oscar five? The Director's Guild of America has selected their five nominees and if history repeats itself from last year, these will be your five Oscar nominees (last year Kathryn Bigelow took home both awards).

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    Animation Marvels—In Print And On DVD

    A spectacular new book about Ray Harryhausen is cause for celebration—but more about that later. The estimable Mr. H was inspired to pursue his art, and craft, by the films he saw as a boy, especially The Lost World (1925) and King Kong (1933). But the man who created the stunning animation in those films, Willis O’Brien, wasn’t the only person experimenting with the wonders of stop-motion. Steve Stanchfield, Stewart McKissick and Ken Priebe at Thunderbean Animation have compiled a dizzying DVD collection of rare short subjects appropriately titled Stop-Motion Marvels! and it’s a must for anyone interested in this f...

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    Directors Guild Announces 2010 Award Nominees

    The Directors Guild of America have announced the nominations for their 63rd annual awards. The lineup consisted of the expected four - "The Social Network"'s David Fincher, "Inception"'s Christopher Nolan, "Black Swan"'s Darren Aronofsky and "The King's Speech"'s Tom Hooper - with "The Fighter"'s...

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