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    Posts About "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World"

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    Posts About "Harry Potter"

    “Harry Potter” and the Neverending Story, or Over-Regarding Dumbledore’s Last Piece of Wisdom Could “Harry Potter” Win Best Picture? Videos: “Deathly Hallows” Animator Ben Hibon’s “Codehunters” and Other Works In Theaters: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1,” “The Next Three Days,” “Heartless” Is the Nod to “Twilight” in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” Coincidence, Intentional or Both? “Harry Potter” 3-D Conversion: Cameron’s Logic Says &l...

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    'Marwencol' is coming to you

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    Warners Cancels 3-D on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

    In a welcome sign that the studios are recognizing the hazards of retrofit 3-D--even if done well--Warner Bros. is dumping the idea of releasing Deathly Hallows Part I, the penultimate film in the Harry Potter series, in 3-D on November 19. (An IMAX release will proceed.) Smart move--although the st...

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    Jodie Foster Stands Up for Mel Gibson

    Jodie Foster has made her first public statement about her friend Mel Gibson in light of the recent scandal involving his alleged abuse of his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.

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    Sony To Make Videogame Movie Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

    Do they never learn? Even after recent studio duds Prince of Persia and Max Payne, Sony Pictures has signed David O. Russell (Three Kings, The Fighter) to write and direct Columbia's action-adventure Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. That's because this franchise wannabe is based on a Sony PlayStation 3 g...

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    NYFF: We Are What We Are

    We Are What We Are opens with an appropriately nauseating sequence underlining its thesis about the wide gulf separating the rich and the poor in contemporary Mexico City. A man, scruffy and stumbling, paws at an upscale storefront’s plate-glass window and the perfectly outfitted mannequins beyond it. An impatient clerk shoos him away. But the man stays put, apparently becoming more unhinged (a looking-into-the-sun shot aligns viewers briefly with his woozy point of view), eventually vomiting what looks like a thick black tar, falling to his knees, and finally gasping his last. His corpse is quickly whisked away, his vomit wiped up by a crack...

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    NYFF: Old Cats

    Old Cats is crammed with the stuff of life—not just the roiling emotions that take up space in its characters’ heads, like regret, anger, neuroses, and occasional joy, but also the literal things that pile up in their houses: books, computers, medicines, and, most of all, tchotchkes. Chilean directors Pedro Peirano and Sebastián Silva’s comic-tinged drama about aging and the deep-seated familial wounds begins with a series of shots of a drab, overstuffed urban apartment visible in gloomy morning light. Its living denizens haven’t yet awoken yet, but its objects seem to be imbued with life, or at least, decades of being collected and displayed...

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    Oscar Talk: Diane Lane vs. Annette Bening vs. Julianne Moore, Inception, Hereafter, The Way Back

    There's still a long way to go in the Oscar race. Kris Tapley and I debate whether Secretariat is this year's mainstream Blind Side, Diane Lane is this year's Sandra Bullock, Julianne Moore and Annette Bening will both make it for The Kids Are All Right, and if Chris Nolan's Inception, John Cameron ...

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