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    Mulligan Along for Drive, Almodovar's Latest, Aniston's Rut

    - Nicolas Winding Refn (Valhalla Rising, Bronson) has already lined up Ryan Gosling and Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) for his thriller Drive. Now Carey Mulligan is negotiating to play Gosling's passenger. After Gosling's stuntman/freelance getaway driver is involved in a botched bank robbery, he is ...

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    "Piranha 3D": When Horror Turns to Trauma

    After watching "Piranha 3D," a movie I enjoyed far less than expected, I was reminded that director Alexandre Aja also helmed the 2006 remake of "The Hills Have Eyes." That's the one where we're made to watch the very horrible sequence of events in which a man is burned to death in front of his family, two daughters are raped, an infant is threatened with a gun, the mother is shot in the stomach and finally one of the daughters gets her brains blown out. Meanwhile everyone is screaming and crying and experiencing one of the worst traumatic events imaginable -- I'm talking about the characters, though I was feeling a tiny bit of that trauma my...

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    Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close Set with Daldry, Bullock, Hanks

    Paramount and Warner Bros. are set to partner on Jonathan Safran Foer's 2005 Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close: A Novel, with Stephen Daldry to direct two Oscar-winners, Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks.

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    Born Into This: Family as Prison in "Animal Kingdom" and "Winter's Bone"

    David Michod's Sundance-winning crime film "Animal Kingdom" expands to theaters in Chicago, Boston, San Francisco and other parts of California in addition to its LA and NYC locations today. I highly recommend you see it -- twice if you can -- once it hits your area (see its bookings through October...

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    Cardiff's Iris Prize Selects Jury for Short Award

    The Iris Prize, Cardiff's International Gay and Lesbian Short Film Prize, recently unveiled the International Jury members voting for this year's award. The prize will be given out at the Iris Prize Festival, which takes from October 6 to October 9, 2010 in Cardiff, Wales.

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    Reporter Loses Sight of Story

    Journalism is a tough job, but someone has to do it. Check out this report:

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    Video: Drunken "Inception" Parody, "Inebriation"

    We're still getting parodies of "Inception," which is fine since it probably takes time to deliver a well-produced video like this one titled "Inebriation." Besides, people are still doing parodies of "Avatar," and of course every day brings another fan-made something or other related to "Star Wars....

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    film review: The Switch

    The Switch is the kind of movie that gives romantic comedies a bad name. I won’t dwell on the welcome-to-the-21st century premise, in which a guy substitutes his sperm for that of an official donor as his so-called best friend is about to be inseminated. Nor will I comment on whether or not I ever w...

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