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    Before There Was "Scott Pilgrim" There Was "Shaun of the Dead"

    Plenty of film directors repeat themselves with regards to plot, genre and themes. But Edgar Wright's decision to tackle "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" nevertheless left me stunned. He'd already done an excellent job with an original script that similarly -- yet more metaphorically -- is structured a...

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    Blogging Change.

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    MGM's Future Comes Due: Spyglass Closing Deal

    Time is running out on MGM, which has staved off six debt payments and owes another in September.

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    Trailer Watch: Winners and Losers

    For all the material that played great at Comic-Con, some trailers and footage did not go over well at all.

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    Oh, Canada: Toronto Fest Announces Homegrown Films; Industry Programmes

    The Toronto International Film Festival had its annual Canadian-themed press conference this afternoon, announcing 23 Canadian features and 40 Canadian shorts. At the Royal York Hotel in downtown Toronto, filmmakers, festival employees and wide array of TIFF-supporters gathered to celebrate the...

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    "Hermano" to Open LA Latino Film Fest

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    September Issues Star Women in 40s, Witherspoon's Peggy Lee Biopic, Casting Hunger Games Franchise

    - On the covers of this year's top September issues--the fattest and most important fashion magazines of the year--are established actresses in their 40s, who editors are counting on to sell as many magazines as possible. These glamour icons are out-dressing and out-charming their twenty-something a...

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    Super Hero Glut: Will Marvel and DC Projects Get Repetitive?

    There are many many comics movies in our future. How many of them will moviegoers be able to ingest? How many will turn out to be any good? Will fatigue set in, as Matthew Vaughn, the director of X-Men: First Class, predicts?

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    Silent Stars Still Mesmerize

    At the recent San Francisco Silent Film Festival I acquired several recently-published books I hadn’t seen before. Now that I’ve spent time with them I feel duty-bound to spread the word.

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