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    Sight And Sound Top 250 By The Numbers: And The Auteur With The Most Films Is...

    Who’s the greatest auteur in cinema? Is it Alfred Hitchock who stands tall with “Vertigo” as #1 in the Sight And Sound’s 2012 Greatest Films Of All Time List and has five films on the entire list (which is now 250 films long)? It is Orson Welles who has been the reigning champion with “Citizen Kane”...

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    Katniss Takes Down Harry on Amazon

    Harry Potter's holly and phoenix feather wand is no match for Katniss Everdeen's bow and arrow -- at least, not on Amazon. The company reports that sales for the "Hunger Games" series have overtaken the "Harry Potter" books in both print and e-book sales, making the Suzanne Collins trilogy Amazon's ...

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    'A.K.A. Doc Pomus' Wins Grand Prize at Stony Brook Film Festival

    At this year's 17th Annual Stony Brook Film Festival, Peter Miller and William Hechter's documentary about blues singer and songwriter Doc Pomus, "A.K.A. Doc Pomus," took home the Festival's highest honor.

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    Sight and Sound Magazine Expands List of Top Films of All Time to 250 and Just Seven Women Directors Make It

    It's not enough that we had to deal with the first reveal from Sight and Sound Magazine a couple of weeks ago when only one woman made their top 50 Greatest Films of All Time, now they have expanded the list to 250 and just 7 women make it to this full list.

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    Watch: Penelope Cruz Is Super Mario In New Ad For Nintendo 3DS; Bennett Miller Directed M&Ms Commercial

    Well, here are two talents lending their skills to two products in a couple of surprising ads. Video games and chocolate candy will never be the same.

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    TIFF TRAILER: Helena Bonham Carter is a Campy Delight in 'Great Expectations' (Video)

    Judging by the meaty (it clocks in at three minutes) international trailer, Bonham Carter is the reason to check out this Gothic version.

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    Universal Celebrates 100th Anniversary with 25-Film DVD & Blu-Ray Set, from 'To Kill a Mockingbird' to 'Bourne'

    As Universal's centennial celebration continues, the studio announces the release of the "100th Anniversary Collection" on Blu-ray and DVD. The 25-film box set includes...

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    5 "Unfilmable" Novels That Became Movies & 5 More That Are On The Way

    Like a red rag to a bull, the term "unfilmable novel" elicits about the same reaction for filmmakers as it does for Chief Wiggum in "The Simpsons" when he tells Ralph not to go into "the forbidden closet of mystery." Some of the greatest works of literature have been deemed, correctly or not, as unf...

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    'Cosmopolis' Star Paul Giamatti on Entering the 'Strange, Slightly Clinical' World of David Cronenberg

    Paul Giamatti doesn't appear until late in David Cronenberg's latest thriller "Cosmopolis," but he leaves an indelible impression.

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    Adam McKay Says 'The Boys' Is Back On At Paramount

    Despite a successful run over at Columbia directing "Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby," "Step Brothers" and "The Other Guys," that wasn't enough for Sony to get on board for Adam McKay's adaptation of the comic book "The Boys." The studio ax...

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