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    Sundance Deal Wrap: Mickey Liddell Picks Up 'Black Rock,' CBS Gets 'The Words,' Breakout 'Beasts of Southern Wild' Wins Grant, Heats Up with Searchlight

    The Sundance Fest is in full swing, with modest deals under way. The two opening night doc buys from Sony Pictures Classics ("Searching for Sugar Man") and Magnolia ("The Queen of Versailles") were both sweet and easy low-bid offers closed on the first night, according to SPC's Tom Bernard and Magno...

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    Box Office: Oscar Contenders Capitalize on Globe Wins; 'The Artist' Stumbles Pre-Nominations

    Four openings or wide releases positioned for unlikely Oscar nominations combine with some post-Golden Globe expansions to lead this week’s report.

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    'Teddy Bear' Is a Conventional Romance Elevated By Its Muscular Hero

    There's nothing fresh about the premise of a grown single man living at home with his mother, but Danish director Mads Matthiesen's first feature, "Teddy Bear," has a unique strategy for rejuvenating the formula. Its lead, real-life bodybuilder Kim Kold, is a hulking mass of biceps...

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    RO*CO Productions & 1492 Pictures To Adapt Documentaries Into Feature Films, Starting with "Crime After Crime"

    Announced last night at the Sundance Film Festival...

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    "Beasts of the Southern Wild" Wins Sundance Institute's $10,000 Indian Paintbrush Award

    Josh Penn and Dan Janvey, producers of the Sundance 2012 U.S. Dramatic Competition hit "Beasts of the Southern Wild," received the inaugural Sundance Institute Indian Paintbrush Producer’s Award and its accompanying $10,000 grant at the annual Producers Lunch held this afternoon in P...

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    VOD REVIEW: Quentin Dupieux's 'Wrong' Suggests 'Groundhog Day' Via Buñuel

    French director Quentin Dupieux's wacky "killer tire" movie "Rubber" was a surreal investigation into high-concept storytelling that opened with a mission statement: Facing the camera, an officer explained all narrative events would take place for "no reason." With his latest effort, "Wrong," Dupieu...

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    SUNDANCE REVIEW: With a Collage of Grim Visuals, "DETROPIA" Explains Detroit's Financial Woes

    Documentarians Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady have proven themselves masters of the vérité approach with the first-rate documentaries "Jesus Camp" and "12th and Delaware." In both cases, they managed to engage hot-button issues in a miraculously even-handed fashion, p...

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    SUNDANCE REVIEW: 'The End of Love' Is Mark Webber's Flawed But Heartfelt Ode to Parenthood

    Mark Webber's "The End of Love" is a kind of therapy for its director. Loosely based on the filmmaker's life, the movie stars Webber (an actor whose credits include "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World") alongside his real-life toddler, Isaac, and explores the challenges of his s...

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    New Weinstein Company Label Gets Name: RADiUS-TWC

    The Weinstein Company label launched by Tom Quinn and Jason Janego late last year finally has a name. Over the weekend, the duo revealed via Twitter that the multi-platform distribution arm would be titled RADiUS-TWC. According to the description on the official Twitter page, the company is &qu...

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    Review: How 'Simon Killer' Expands Its Filmmakers' Repertoire with One Freaky Headcase

    In 2011, the filmmaking collective known as Borderline Films took Sundance by the storm with Sean Durkin's unsettling cult drama "Martha Marcy May Marlene," but their first major exposure began at Cannes with Antonio Campos' 2008 "Afterschool." The mysterious high school drama displayed the Borderli...

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