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    TIFF '10 | "Trigger" Opens Bell Lightbox With Emotional Tribute To Tracy Wright

    Emotions ran high in Toronto last night as the ten-years-in-the-making TIFF Bell Lightbox finally made its official debut as a screening venue. After a day long block party outside the building, a who's who of the city's film community gathered to witness Bruce MacDonald's "Trigger."

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    TIFF Buzz | A Mid Fest Look at 'Beginners," "King's Speech," "Super," "Dirty Girl" & More

    Midway into the the 35th edition of the Toronto International Festival (TIFF), some films are emerging as early contenders for best of the fest (“The King’s Speech,” “Dirty Girl”) while others have landed in Canada with barely a whisper (Clint Eastwood’s “Hereafter”). indieWIRE’s Eugene Hernandez, A...

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    Dinallo for Attorney General

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    Spout About: "Resident Evil: Afterlife" -- Still Following Alice in Zombieland?

    Taking in almost $28 million, "Resident Evil: Afterlife" ruled the box office over the weekend. It's the biggest opening yet for the franchise, though the 3D surcharges were obviously a factor. In fact, adjusted for the fee, attendance seems to be down compared to 2007's "Resident Evil: Extinction."...

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    Daily Show vs. America, Reality TV Wins, HBO Subscriber Drama

    - Has Jon Stewart's career benefited from the fall of America? New York Magazine points out that America's decade of domestic decline has provided The Daily Show with plenty of material, and "unfortunately things are getting even funnier." Stewart says he likes to figure out "where the media is trying to build the narrative and where the story lines are going to go,” in order to position his political satire a bit higher on the joke spectrum than a kick in the groin. Since the beginning of the new century, with politicians increasingly appearing as mouthpieces for cable producers and the media transforming the way it is delivered and processe...

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    TIFF Talk | "Conviction" Director Tony Goldwyn on Bringing True Story to Screen

    “Dramas, particularly female driven ones are hard to get made,” said “Conviction” director Tony Goldwyn, yesterday at Live at the Lounge with indieWIRE. He speaks from experience. It took Goldwyn a full nine years to complete working on “Conviction,” a true story account of a woman’s epic battle to ...

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    "Mildred Pierce" Trailer!

    A quick break from TIFF-ness to share the trailer for my most anticipated "television event" since, well, ever: Todd Haynes' 5-hour Kate Winslet-already-has-that-Emmy-o'-thon "Mildred Pierce." It's not debuting until 2011, but the pedigree associated with this thing is a force to be reckoned with. E...

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    maltin on movies: Bran Nue Dae

    Bran Nue Dae | Leonard Maltin | Maltin on Movies | Movie Trailer

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    TIFF: Affleck Talks The Town

    After playing Venice and Toronto, Ben Affleck's sophomore directing effort The Town, in which he stars himself this time, opens Friday. It's a straightforward entertaining character-driven genre piece set in Boston based on a novel by Chuck Hogan about a Charlestown gang of bank robbers who are unde...

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    First Assembly Viewing (aka, The Roughest One Of Them All)

    Tomorrow morning at 11am, alongside editor extraordinaire Marc Vives and cinematographer extraordinairer Jeremy Saulnier, I will be sitting down to watch the assembly of my latest motion picture endeavor (right now, we're sticking with the shooting title of Septien). While that very first view-throu...

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