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    Woody Allen vs. Mike Leigh: One Hires Stars, Other Makes Them

    At this stage of the game, there's no point in interviewing Woody Allen (age 74) or Mike Leigh (age 67) about their movies, because we know exactly what they're doing.

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  • THE BACK ROW MANIFESTO by Tom Hall
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    Us Weekly Ex-Editor Janice Min Is Hollywood Reporter's Editorial Director

    Tichi Wilkerson Kassel is spinning in her grave.

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    Cinema Guild Takes "Putty Hill"

    The Cinema Guild has announced the acquisition of U.S. distribution rights to Matt Porterfield's "Putty Hill," which had its world premiere earlier this year at the Berlin International Film Festival and its North American premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival the following month. The dea...

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    Answering Questions about Lost, Assuming You Are Caught Up

    From the very beginning with Lost, you hang onto the characters and Oscar-winner Michael Giacchino's score for dear life and suspend disbelief. It never did make any sense! (The NYorker profiles Oscar-winner Giacchino; see clip below.)

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  • JUMP CUTS by James Israel
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    S#*t My Dad Says Sneak Peek

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    Prince of Persia Clips Show Glossy Action and Non-Stars Gyllenhaal and Arterton

    Mega-producer Jerry Bruckheimer's M.O. is to throw gazillions of dollars at multiple high-price screenwriters, superb production values, and eye-popping visual effects. That's how an unprepossessing videogame that means nothing outside the male gamer demo winds up as a politically incorrect $200-million summer movie like Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. This movie may not deliver the summer tentpole goods (despite Disney's saturation marketing blitz) when it opens this Friday--judging from its mild $18-million opening last weekend in 19 countries overseas. Anthony D'Alessandro will file his hard look at Memorial Weekend expectations Wedne...

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    A Rooftop Proposal.

    A Rooftop Proposal.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Wow.

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