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    Requiem For a Hit List

    The loss of a popular feature at the Internet Movie Database and what it means for film critics.

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    10 Of Saul Bass' Greatest Title Sequences

    The art of movie titles is becoming an increasingly lost one: aside from a few films (the Bond movies) and directors (Steven Spielberg, David Fincher and Jason Reitman always take particular care over their credit sequences), it feels like relatively little care is taken over such things, with many ...

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    Groundbreaking 1986 Hip-Hop Doc ("Big Fun In The Big Town") Commercially Available For 1st Time Ever

    All you hip-hop heads,or just lovers history, should really dig this... I'm just going to post this quickly, as I have a lot on my plate this morning.

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    Jason Statham Talks About Being Part Of A Legacy of Bad-Asses, 'Safe' & The Remake Of 'Heat' With Brian De Palma

    Jason Statham has joked that the reason he gets hired is because he's cheap and he does all of his own stunts. But this is devaluing his many strengths as an actor – he's an amazing physical performer and has a fair amount of screen presence with a kind of old school macho charm that isn't seen on t...

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    Tribeca 2012 Review - Chris Rock, July Delpy Star In "2 Days In New York" (Familiar But Still Engaging)

    I saw this at Sundance in January; it's also screening at the Tribeca Film Festival which is currently in full swing; firgured I'd repost my quick thoughts on it for those who missed it after Sundance.

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    VIDEO - Motion Studies #28: Redlettermedia's STAR WARS: THE PHANTOM MENACE

    A viral sensation, this fanboy parody uses a multi-layered arsenal of disarming rhetoric, satirizing film geek analysis as a way to make its underlying film geek analysis palatable to a wide audience.

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    Original Director Of Quebec Hit 'Starbuck' To Write & Direct Remake For DreamWorks

    You know what's awesome? Hollywood remakes of foreign language films! Not only are they entirely necessary, but they are also always better than the original film -- so it’s with great delight that we are able to report on another one of said Hollywood remakes.

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    Sean "Diddy" Combs Chasing Denzel Washington/Will Smith Dreams; May Be Starring In "Hangover 3"

    That's Oscar-winner Sean "Diddy" Combs to you; Combs won his first Oscar in February after signing on an executive producer on sports documentary Undefeated, which won the Best Documentary Feature Academy Award.

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    John Cusack Talks Playing Edgar Allen Poe in 'The Raven' and What to Expect From 'The Paperboy'

    For the past few years, John Cusack, who got his start by charming his way into the hearts of millions in a string of defining '80s comedies ("Say Anything," "Better Off Dead"), has been playing it relatively safe. He popped up to save his family in Roland Emmerich's limp...

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    Family Film Time: 'Stretch Armstrong' & 'Ringling Brothers' Get Writers

    Ever wonder what happened to that “Stretch Armstrong” movie that was tossed from Universal in their great purge of 2011? Well, Relativity picked it up, dropped the long attached Taylor Lautner and set it up with an April 11, 2014 release date. And now it's time to get a script.

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