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    Keith Richards' Memoir Life Wins Raves

    I bought my first issue of Rolling Stone in a long time to get a slice of the Keith Richards memoir Life (on sale October 26) and I will try to convince my book group (which tends to read fiction) to assign it. Friends and I talked about Life at dinner Saturday night (after which I had the pleasure ...

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    Stars Set to Align at 10th Marrakech International Film Festival

    James Caan is slated to be the toast of the 10th annual Marrakech International Film Festival. The "Godfather" star will be on hand to kick off the festival with the opening night screening of Malcolm Venville's "Henry's Crime," in which he stars alongside Keanu Reeves, who will also make an appeara...

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    Oscar Best Actress Race Far From Over: Halle Berry To Make A Run With 'Frankie & Alice'

    This year's Best Actress race is one of the most competitive in years. With no clear front runner and a number of fantastic performances throughout the year, this one remains the biggest wildcard on the ballot and the field will be bracing themselves as another strong competitor enters the fold.

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    Gregory Isaacs in "Rockers," "Land of Look Behind" and "Made in Jamaica"

    The great reggae singer Gregory Isaacs died today after a long battle with lung cancer. As per tradition, I'm going to use this moment to celebrate the deceased through his documentary appearances. Isaacs can be seen prominently in three films ("Rockers," "Land of Look Behind" and "Made in Jamaica"), and though one is not technically or completely non-fiction, it does somewhat fit the documentary tradition and format. This is his first, "Rockers," a 1978 musical from Ted Bafaloukos originally intended to be an actual doc about reggae. It has a plot, inspired by realist films like "Bicycle Thieves," and some bad acting, mostly from the non-non...

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    'Jackass 3.5' To Hit DVD & Digital In January

    While there was some brief talk for the leftover footage from the "Jackass 3D" shoot to be cobbled together for a quickie sequel to the box office hit, Paramount has decided to follow in the footsteps of "Jackass 2.5" and release the footage to DVD and online outlets.

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    Vanity Fair's Red Meat

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    BAFTA LA's Britannia Awards To Premiere on TV Guide Network, Fry Hosts

    I am so pleased that Stephen Fry will host the 19th annual British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles' (BAFTA LA) Britannia Awards on November 7. I follow him on Twitter and he is hilarious.

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    Ryan Reynolds Comedy 'Waiting....' To Become Half Hour Sitcom

    So, for the thirty-seven of you who might actually care, the 2005 Ryan Reynolds comedy "Waiting...." is being turned into half-hour television show by Comedy Central.

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    FNC '10 Reviews: 'The Strange Case Of Angelica,' 'La Quattro Volte' & 'Music From The Big House'

    The Fesitval Du Nouveau Cinema recently hit Montreal theaters providing a sample of films that have already done the Cannes/Venice/TIFF run as well a handful of world and Canadian premieres. While we didn't have time to catch as much as we would have liked, the festival allowed us to fill up a few s...

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    David Lynch's Top Five Films for AFI Fest 2010

    AFI Fest 2010's Guest Director, David Lynch, has chosen five films for his special sidebar program. Lynch graduated from AFI in 1970, and his first feature film, which was made while he was a Fellow at AFI's Center for Advanced Film Studies, Eraserhead, will also be screened. Lynch's five (fabulous,...

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