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    Review: "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole"

    Before embarking upon “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole,” somebody should have given more thought to the fact that it's really hard to tell owls apart. Especially when they're flying. This is just one of many reasons it's difficult to engage with this elaborate animated 3D adventure fan...

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    Gaspar Noe: "Making movies to me is like constructing a roller-coaster."

    This interview was originally published last week. "Enter the Void" opens in select theaters this Friday courtesy of IFC Films.

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    Bening vs. Moore for First Oscar Win, Weisz Gets Promiscuous, Guardian's Genre Questions

    - Not surprisingly, Annette Bening and Julianne Moore will both be pushed toward a Best Actress Oscar by The Kids Are All Right distributor Focus Features. If they are indeed both nominated, notes Deadline EW, The Kids Are All Right would be the sixth movie to have double nominees in this category:...

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    "13 Assassins" To Close Fantastic Fest

    Fresh off its run at the 35th Toronto International Film Festival, Takashi Miike's "13 Assassins," which debuted at the Venice Film Festival, will serve as this year's Fantastic Fest Closing Night Film. The film, a period action picture, is set at the end of Japan's feudal era. It follows a group of...

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    Premieres and Fest Faves on Tap for 17th Austin Film Festival

    The Austin Film Festival & Conference unveiled details of its programming lineup today with 60 feature world, U.S., and regional premieres in many genres including drama, comedy, horror, documentary and more on tap for its 17th annual event taking place October 21 - 28. Toronto favorites including D...

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    Music Worth Hearing—And Seeing

    I love music almost as much as I love movies. That’s why I start every morning with a visit to Tin Pan Alley at www.youtube.com/user/petermintunmusic, where the gifted pianist, singer and musicologist Peter Mintun offers “A Different Tune Each Day.” I’ve also had some wonderful experiences in recent months watching DVDs that celebrate a wide variety of music I happen to like. These documentaries and performance videos don’t have marketing muscle behind them, so they depend on loyal followers and word-of-mouth. That’s why I’m happy to recommend them here, in the hope that I can expand that audience ...

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    The Social Network Update and Review

    Given the way things pile on now, you've already read more than you want to know about a movie you are dying to see, David Fincher's The Social Network. Some of you will go to the New York Film Festival September 24; others will wait until it opens October 1.

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    Welcome, Peter Bogdanovich

    All summer we've been working closely with filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich to build a new site here on indieWIRE. His new home on the growing indieWIRE Blog Network, appropriately dubbed Blogdanovich, features frequent dispatches on the Golden Age of movies and has just been updated with ten reviews, in...

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    Looking Down: Gaspar Noé's "Enter the Void"

    Like a guttersnipe’s update of Thornton Wilder’s 1938 play Our Town, Gaspar Noé’s Enter the Void concerns the post-death consciousness of a young person taken too soon, watching from the wings as life goes on heedlessly below. In both cases, such spiritual lingering incites frustration, regret, loneliness. Like Our Town’s Emily Webb, ripped from the universe after complications from childbirth, Enter the Void’s cipher protagonist, American drug dealer Oscar, shot to death by police in a slimy Tokyo bar bathroom during a bust gone bad, witnesses a world bedeviled by progress (industrialization for Wilder, globalization for Noé) and compromised...

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