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    BEAUTIFUL LOSERS on Sundance Channel

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    Lively vs. Johansson for Cuaron's Gravity; Aniston vs. O'Reilly on Parenthood; Hendricks Talks

    -Two young actresses are pitted against each other for the lead role in Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity as the lone survivor of a failed space telescope repair mission who is trying to get home. Scarlett Johansson and Blake Lively are vying for the part in the project, reports THR's Heat Vision blog, which...

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    Paley Doc Fest Pitch Contest $5,000 Grant

    The PaleyDocFest Pitch Contest offers a $5,000 grant, sponsored by SnagFilms, for an unfinished or work-in-progress documentary from an emerging filmmaker. The Paley Center for Media is using this contest, now in its seventh year, to choose five finalists who will pitch their unfinished films to a p...

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    Eat This Film! Video: Betty Fussell Cooks a Steak

    Inspired by Peter Kerekes's fascinating documentary Cooking History (screened as part of "Eat This Film!" in July), acclaimed culinary writer and chef Betty Fussell shops the greenmarket and discusses the meaning of food while cooking up a massive rib-eye.

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    Locarno Courts Controversy in First Week

    This year's edition of the Locarno Film Festival promised to be an edgier affair with Cannes' Directors Fortnight ex-artistic director Olivier Pere at the helm. His choices were provocative and signaled a youthful revamp for the festival, now in its 63rd year. Pere himself is only 39. As Pere told t...

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    Before There Was "Scott Pilgrim" There Was "Shaun of the Dead"

    Plenty of film directors repeat themselves with regards to plot, genre and themes. But Edgar Wright's decision to tackle "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" nevertheless left me stunned. He'd already done an excellent job with an original script that similarly -- yet more metaphorically -- is structured a...

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    Big Screen | Sundance Hit "Kingdom" Comes To America

    Set in the underground of Melbourne, Australia, David Michôd's "Animal Kingdom" received considerable approval at this year's Sundance Film Festival, winning the Grand Jury Prize in the festival's World Narrative Competition. Sony Pictures Classics picked up the film shortly thereafter, and is relea...

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    Blogging Change.

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    MGM's Future Comes Due: Spyglass Closing Deal

    Time is running out on MGM, which has staved off six debt payments and owes another in September.

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