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    Trailer Watch: Steven Soderbergh's Contagion Stars Damon, Paltrow, Winslet, Law, Fishburne

    It looks like Steven Soderbergh is returning to the land of smart mainstream commercial filmmaking with Contagion (September 9), starring Matt Damon as an everyman whose wife (Gwyneth Paltrow) appears to be patient zero in a burgeoning killer bird flu virus sweeping the globe. It is transmitted by t...

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  • ReelPolitik
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    Welcome to Anthony Kaufman's ReelPolitik

    Welcome to Anthony Kaufman's ReelPolitik

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  • Shadow and Act
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    First Trailer For Steven Soderbergh's Virus Outbreak Thriller "Contagion" Arrives!

    First trailer for Steven Soderbergh’s ensemble action-thriller Contagion, about an international team of doctors hired by the CDC to prevent the global outbreak of a deadly virus.

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    Watch: Trailer For Steven Soderbergh's Virus Thriller 'Contagion' Reveals A Major Character Death

    Just like Warner Bros.' "Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows," cheap bootlegged footage from Entertainment Tonight made its way online from Steven Soderbergh's virus thriller "Contagion" today. So following the pattern, WB has just decided to drop the trailer like it's hot (so how about the "The Dark K...

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  • The Playlist
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    Interview: Errol Morris Talks The Anxiety Of Making 'Tabloid' & Finding The Laughter In His Films

    In a time where documentaries are made cheaply and are often no more than glossy, agenda-pushing propaganda bulleted lists, filmmakers like Errol Morris seem even more admirable. Starting in 1978 with the amusing "Gates of Heaven" (which followed a number of people who had beloved animals buried in a California pet cemetery), the man alternated between scrutinizing the weird and picking apart the political, triumphing in both camps due to both his respectful and prudent attitude. He even invented his own interviewing technique called the "Interrotron" which, using two-way mirrors in a similar way a teleprompter would work, allows both camps t...

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    The Horror! Dimension Picks Up 'Livid'; 'Dibbuk Box' Becomes 'The Possession' & 'Massacre' Adds 3

    Here's some updates from the horror world to scare you silly or at least inform you.

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  • The Bin
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    Harvey Weinstein and His Mommy Pleaser, "Sarah's Key"

    Never judge a movie by its poster when it comes to The Weinstein Company. Last year when Harvey and co. dropped the first poster for "The King's Speech" my jaw hit the floor...and not in a good way (see above to get an idea). But hey, that film went on to win Best Picture at the Oscars, so who am I ...

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    A Yiddish-Speaker Sees "Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish."

    You don't have to find the Yiddish language inherently amusing to get something out of "Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish" -- which is currently playing at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center -- but it helps. A linguistic oddity with oodles of charm, it cleverly satirizes...

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    HBO Sets Martin Scorsese's Doc 'George Harrison: Living in the Material World' For October Premiere

    It was way back in September 2007 that we first heard news of Martin Scorsese’s planned George Harrison documentary, “George Harrison: Living in the Material World.” Since then he’s directed a documentary for another renowned music act with The Rolling Stones’ “Shine a Light,” and even found time to...

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    David S. Goyer To Write 'Godzilla' For 'Monsters' Director Gareth Edwards

    So, just how happy is Legendary Pictures with writer David S. Goyer? The man has had a pen in all three of Christopher Nolan's Batman films and he's putting his stamp on Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel." In short, he's been behind some of their most successful projects and is readying a couple of their ...

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