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    Mike Wallace Obits (Video)

    When someone like Mike Wallace dies, you feel the loss. That's because the CBS "60 Minutes" newsman, who died at 93 after a long illness, fearlessly practiced a level of rigorous stand-up journalism that rarely exists anymore.

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    Puppets Without Borders

    If you're looking to do something good in the name of Jesus or the Easter Bunny today, look no further.

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    French Film Heritage Goes Digital

    The French state has has lauched a great digitization and conservation project for short and feature films made before 2000 with €400m granted for six years. The European Commission gave its go-ahead to the project, that will focus especially on films with limited commercial prospects. Impressive c...

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  • The Playlist
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    Universal Hopes For 'Snow White And The Huntsman' Sequel & New Animated Version Of 'The Cat In The Hat'

    Remember last fall when Ron Meyer, the president & COO of Universal Pictures, said, "We make a lot of shitty movies. Every one of them breaks my heart"? Well, in the timeliest of fashion, six months later, Meyer has attempted to clarify what he actually meant, which is that yes, someti...

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    Meet the 2012 Tribeca Filmmakers #12: 'Cheerful Weather for the Wedding' Director Donald Rice

    Donald Rice credits his parents' theater background for his interest in the film world: "Both my parents worked in the theater, but I always wanted to make films because I reckoned it was the closest you could get to being in them. I couldn't act too well, and anyway, actors just have to say what th...

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    Producer Jim Jermanok on 'Em' (Watch it Now Free!)

    Tony Barbieri's "Em" is an intense and moving romantic drama about what happens after two twenty-somethings start a new life and a home together and secrets of the past begin to emerge. The film is now streaming for free on SnagFilms and at the bottom of this page.

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    Reality Check: Sexy Chocolate – M.I.A.

    While in retrospect, the films of the Blaxploitation era provided us with many cringe-worthy moments, they did contribute two things that can be viewed as positive. Black actors got work. And it was abundantly clear not only that Black was beautiful, but it was damn sexy to boot!

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    Best Stories of the Week: 'Titanic' Returns, TV Slate Gets Competitive, Cannes Update, Fernandez Joins Indiewire

    This week at TOH, Indiewire made an excellent new hire, the spring TV lineup is dividing our attention, Kate and Leo are back in 3D, and more!

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    This Week on Criticwire: Picks, 'Pie' and Piracy

    Many of this week's discussions centered on a critic's rights. Those disputed entitlements range from coffee to illegally-downloaded content to the ability to see everything ever produced. Throw in a little "Pie," a dash of Clive Owen and a sprinkling of biopics and you have the past week on Criticw...

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    Meet the 2012 Tribeca Filmmakers #11: 'While We Were Here' Director Kat Coiro

    Only hours after the birth of their daughter in a one-room apartment in Little Italy, New York, Kat Coiro's parents took her down to the street to celebrate the Feast of San Gennaro seen in "The Godfather", Parts II and III. As a child, Kat Coiro traveled all of the world with her parents as part of...

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