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    Sundance Institute Partners with iTunes, Amazon and more

    Sundance Institute unveiled a multilayered expansion of its Artist Services program today, which aims to augment its artists' reach with audiences, raise funding and receive support through a new website.

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    Cowboys & Aliens Early Review Roundup: Favreau, Writers Talk Genre Clash

    In the days leading up to the Cowboys & Aliens world premiere July 23 at Comic-Con in San Diego, director Jon Favreau was anxious. He was telling anyone who would listen just how brave this mash-up of the sci-fi and western genres really is. In his Thursday Q & A with Guillermo Del Toro in Hall H, F...

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    Your Lists Of The Most Disturbing Films You've Seen (Survey)

    Slow news day today... so I thought I'd spit this out for conversation...

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    'Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father' Starts Shooting In January, Dominic Cooper To Join The Cast?

    Earlier this year there was all kinds of hoopla surrounding the gestating John Gotti biopic, mostly because independent producers Fiore Films somehow managed to score John Travolta, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci for the film with none other than Barry Levinson directing (who stepped in for Nick Cassavetes...

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    First Film Stills From Steve Mcqueen’s “Shame”

    Steve Mcqueen’s Shame, which has been covered quite a bit on this site, was announced yesterday morning to screen at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival (see Tambay’s post HERE).

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    Battleship Trailer Released by Universal

    Universal has released the long-awaited trailer for Battleship (posted below), based on the Hasbro classic naval-combat game of tiny plastic pieces and deceit. The trailer already seems a little muddled, when a space-ship flings out of the water like a football field-sized metal piranha and begins ...

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    "I Don't Think It's Too Horrific" & More Learned From 'Attack The Block' Director Joe Cornish

    The following is a reprint of our interview with director Joe Cornish at SXSW.

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    Review: Chemistry Really Cooks In The Uneven, But Super Charming 'Crazy Stupid Love'

    Precariously mixing elements of broad comedy, bittersweet heartache, charming romance and soulful, surprisingly mature dramatic moments, "Crazy, Stupid, Love" is an endearing and winning summer comedic drama. It succeeds in spite of some messy plotting, dicey adulteration of tones, and too convenien...

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    Video: Spike Jonze, Lisa Cholodenko, and me on Financing and The Rule Of The Samurai

    Spike, Lisa, and I got to have a great conversation at The Cleveland Public Library early this year, and a great crowd came. An official video was shot of the proceedings and hopefully will be available shortly, but this one came from the crowd, and is a nice little nugget to wet your appetite.

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    Kevin Smith Developing His Own 'Regis And Kelly'-Esque Daily Talk Show

    While Kevin Smith has been very vocal about leaving directing behind after he makes his gestating hockey movie "Hit Somebody," he won't be wanting for things to do. The podcast host, movie personality, Q&A friendly comic book writer and movie producer has about a zillion other projects on the go, but if there is one thing he's good at utilizing to help bring home the proverbial bacon, it's his mouth. Whatever you may think about Smith, there's no denying he's an always compelling raconteur, with countless stories about the industry, his films, his obsessions and whatever else may be on his mind at the time. So perhaps we shouldn't be too surp...

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