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    DGA Award Winner 'The Artist' Continues its Winning Roll

    Michel Hazanavicius took home the DGA Feature Film Award for "The Artist" Saturday night. The DGA also awarded winners in nine other categories during the 64th Annual DGA Awards Dinner at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles. Historically the DGA winner not only goes on to win best dire...

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    Not News But Ruminations

    At the risk of becoming morbid, I am using this blog as an open forum, a place to ruminate, not on death, but to take a little more time to remember Bingham whose closeness is affecting me deeply still. I know people live in circumstances where death and even violent death is all around them (Hai...

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    Sundance Eulogy from Bingham Ray's Poker Partners

    Here's the Bingham Ray Sundance Eulogy, which was read at the Sundance Closing Night Awards by choked-up Fest Director John Cooper, from his poker partners Ben Barenholtz, Eamonn Bowles, Tom Prassis, Arnie Sawyer. Good job guys, it made me cry yet again.

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    Eugene Levy, Denise Richards and Romeo Miller To Star In Tyler Perry's "Madea's Witness Protection"

    Tyler Perry's next Lionsgate production Madea's Witness Protection will begin filming next week in Atlanta. Perry opted for an *interesting* and mostly white cast ensemble for this one, with the exception of Romeo Miller (Jumping The Broom), the son of rapper Master P.

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    Bingham Ray's Poker Buddies Write Eulogy Read at Sundance Ceremony

    Sundance Film Festival Director John Cooper broke down a bit as he read a eulogy for indie film executive Bingham Ray at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival Awards Ceremony tonight.  The eulogy, written by Ray's poker buddies Ben Barenholtz, Eamonn Bowles, Tom Prassis, and Arnie Sawyer is print...

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    Magnolia Buys U.S. Rights to 'Compliance'

    With the Sundance awards ceremony hours away Magnolia continues to make buys, the latest being the acquisition of Craig Zobel’s “Compliance.” The NEXT section entry based on true events follows Sandra (Ann Dowd), an overworked manager at a fast food restaurant, who receives a ...

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    Magnolia Pictures Takes Sundance's 'Nobody Walks'

    Magnolia Pictures has acquired distribution rights to Ry Russo Young's "Nobody Walks," which is screening in competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

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    S&A Live Podcast Returns Sunday: We'll Discuss "Red Tails," Spike Lee, Idris Elba, The Oscars + The Casting Of "Half Of A Yellow Sun"

    The S&A live podcast show returns from break Sunday at 3:00pm/est and we plan to bring it back with a BANG!  For starters, our format will be less "formal" so be prepared to expect the unexpected.  In addition, we'll integrate more of your comments in our conversations.&n...

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    Review: Michael Mann & David Milch's 'Luck' Is Slow Out Of The Gate, But Eventually Builds Into A Gallop

    The above quote, from a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, illustrates one of the fundamental frustrations in watching "Luck," the new horse racing world drama on HBO. Birthed by Michael Mann and David Milch ("Deadwood," "NYPD Blue"), their creative clashes during the production are no sec...

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    SUNDANCE REVIEW: Ira Sachs' 'Keep the Lights On' Taps Into a Personal Drama With Ease

    Ira Sachs' quiet, observational style conveys the rich texture of the characters' ever-changing behavior. It's deeply affecting, even when nothing much happens.

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