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    Max Winkler Talks Wes Anderson Influence On 'Ceremony' & Losing Jesse Eisenberg To 'Social Network'

    Young Filmmaker Talks About Making His First Feature, And Being Comfortable With His Influences And Own SkinWhile "Ceremony" is likely to be the introduction for most to the work of Max Winkler, many have been tipped off to his talent after seeing him work with Michael Cera and Clark Duke in the appropriate titled (and very funny) webseries, "Clark & Michael," which you can check out here. But that's just the tip of the iceberg. Winkler has been making his name on a number of brewing projects including "The Adventurer's Handbook" which he co-wrote with pal Jonah Hill and frequent collaborator Matt Spicer, not to mention being drafted with the...

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    Critical Consensus: "Meek's Cutoff" Tops Strong Week on criticWIRE

    While the overcrowding of last week's crop of debuts resulted in a rather dismal weekend box office, this weekend once again sees a large offering of new specialty films hoping to stop that from being a trend. Opening in limited release is Kelly Reichardt epic indie Western, "Meek's Cutoff," Robert...

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    Video: Stephen Colbert Introduces James Franco's Twin, Frank Jameso

    The old evil twin plot! Actually, if James Franco did have a twin, that would explain a lot. The guy just works endlessly, so he's everywhere (here's my review of his latest film, Your Highness) , and this is the best interview yet.

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    Karlovy Vary Names Renowned Hungarian Director Head of Jury

    The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival has announced that Hungarian filmmaker István Szabó (the Oscar-winning "Mephisto," "Being Julia") will serve as the head of the international jury at this year's festival. The 2011 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival runs from July 1-9.

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    "The Wild Hunt" and "Zonad" Head Online Before DVD

    Cinetic's VOD distribution arm FilmBuff has announced that Alexandre Franchi's "The Wild Hunt" and John and Kiernan Carney's "Zonad" will be released on VOD before they head to DVD. The French thriller "The Wild Hunt" premiered at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival; John Carney's sci-fi f...

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    Power The Power: "Adventures of Power" finds 100,000 fans without a traditional release

    I've written a lot about the increasing responsibilities of filmmakers and the absolute need to focus on audience/community building. How to we get our work seen in an entertainment economy that has shifted from being based on scarcity and control, to one of super-abundance and ever-increasing acce...

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    '300' Sequel Drops 'Xerxes' Name, Producer Says Film Is On the Way & "Very Close" To Being Made

    No one really expected "300" to become as big of a box office hit as it became. The highly-stylized R-rated epic took in over $450 million worldwide, helped establish March as one of the one new tentpole months (and served as the launchpad for Zack Snyder's followup films "Watchmen" and "Sucker Punc...

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    Tarsem Singh Says Casting 'Superman' Henry Cavill For 'Immortals' Makes Him "Look Like A Genius"

    Actor Wasn't The First Choice For 'Immortals,' But Tarsem Insisted He Was The ManIf you didn't know who British actor Henry Cavill was six months ago, you do now thanks to the 27-year-old actor landing the coveted Man of Steel role in Zack Snyder's "upcoming Superman" reboot.

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    Direct Address #10: Patricio Guzmán

    Legendary documentary filmmaker Patricio Guzmán (Nostalgia for the Light, The Battle of Chile) discusses memory, the poetic qualities of cinema, and why slow pacing returns us to the rhythm of life. A nine-film retrospective, "Obstinate Memories: The Documentaries of Patricio Guzmán," launched in Ne...

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    Rumor Patrol: ‘Prometheus’ & ‘Superman’ Spoiled?

    Movie websites become desperate for page views. As a result, rumors take flight and somehow get upgraded briefly to "truth" before the filmmakers can sort out the misinformation. Lately, however, a spate of big releases have been playing a lengthy game of chicken with film websites, the suggestion b...

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