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    "Machete" Primer: "Grindhouse: Death Proof"

    In anticipation of the new film "Machete," which opens this Friday, I'm making a point to familiarize myself with some must-see forerunners. They're not all necessarily linked in an official manner to Robert Rodriguez's latest, which is based on a (then) fake trailer included in the double-feature release of "Grindhouse," but I consider them relative predecessors. First up is Quentin Tarantino's half of "Grindhouse," "Death Proof." I guess it makes sense to see this after the Rodriguez half, "Planet Terror," but I was more excited by this, if only because it received more praise. I also, like many, prefer Tarantino's films to Rodriguez's. Sta...

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    LaBeouf is Forbes' Best Deal; Americans Still Like Gibson; Lohan Talks to Vanity Fair

    - Shia LaBeouf, for a second year running, tops Forbes' list of Best Actors for the Buck. As an investment, LaBeouf is very attractive: "he offers a great return…For every $1 studios spend on the 24-year-old actor his films return an average $81 of profit." LaBeouf's paychecks will continue to grow; this won't hurt his agent's requests for a raise. Forbes' top 36 earners each had to have three movies open in over 500 theaters in the past five years, and meet a myriad of other criteria including their Celebrity 100 status. LaBeouf is king and Anne Hathaway is queen at #2, earning studios $64 for each dollar they pay her. Harry Potter boy Danie...

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    Five New Albums Worth Your Dime

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    AMEX Announces Finalists for Film Pitch Competition

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    150 Films, Reeves, Beresford & Berney Set for 11th Woodstock Fest

    Some 150 films are on tap for the 11th Woodstock Film Festival, with the New York premiere of John Curran's "Stone" set to close the event taking place September 29 - October 3 in the Upstate New York towns of Woodstock and neighboring Rhinebeck, Rosendale, Mt. Tremper, and Kingston in the Hudson Va...

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    Joan Rivers and "Joan Rivers" to Open Sheffield Doc/Fest

    The filmmaking team behind "Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work" -- Ricki Stern, Annie Sundberg and the eponymous comedienne herself -- will attend the opening night showing of the film at Sheffield Doc/Fest on Nov. 3 in Sheffield, England. The 17th edition of Doc/Fest, which runs through Nov. 7, serves as...

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    HBO Celebrates 25 Wins at Emmy After-Party

    HBO scored a whopping 25 Emmy wins Sunday, and studded the red carpet and after-parties with many of their stars. Amy Dawes and videographer Billy Vasquez were there:

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    Critic vs. Critic: The Changing Landscape of Movie Coverage

    Moviefone's Jack Mathews and I are squabbling again, this time in a new column we're calling Critic vs. Critic, in which we debate the latest trends and topics in movies. This week, Mathews and I take on the changing face of movie coverage, now dominated by the Internet.

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