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    Watch: Heart Smashing End Credit Sequence To 'Blue Valentine'

    Okay, so after all the NC-17 hoopla and some fantastic critical praise, "Blue Valentine" only walked with one Oscar nomination this morning for Michelle Williams (though Ryan Gosling is every bit as deserving as the co-star). No matter, it doesn't change the fact that the film is one of the rawest d...

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    Magnolia and Shorts International to Take Oscar-Nominated Short Films on North American Tour

    Magnolia Pictures and Shorts International are teaming up to bring the 2011 Oscar short films to over 150 theaters across the U.S. and Canada. The screenings, which allow a wide audience to see the easily neglected films, began in 2005. The annual screenings have been picking up steam ever since, ...

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    Oscar Looks Beyond Hollywood

    Considering that the membership of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is comprised of people who work in the mainstream movie industry, it’s encouraging to see that they refuse to follow the company line and repeatedly honor good work from the independent film world and foreign countrie...

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    Rising Director Tom Green To Make Feature Debut With Film Set Against Legendary Stone Roses Gig

    This writer went to university for four years in Manchester, England and, as such, is still physically unable to listen to one of the seminal bands from the city, The Stone Roses. Despite only recording two albums, one of which is rubbish, the band seemingly soundtrack every bar, club and restaurant...

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    Summit May Pick Up Emma Watson Starrer 'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower'

    Plus Sundance Flicks 'Silent House,' 'Bengali Detective' & 'Circumstance' Find HomesWith Sundance on, it's sales time for studios and distributors, as everyone in town competes to pick up the next would-be indie phenomenon. In what's been a more lively market for acquisitions than in recent years (a...

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    Back & Forth: Kohn and Knegt Discuss This Morning's Oscar Nominations

    indieWIRE lead critic Eric Kohn and awards prognosticator Peter Knegt discussed the nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards. Surprises, predictions, and more from the iW duo.

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    10 Pleasant Surprises From The 2011 Oscar Nominations

    Alright, the 83rd Annual Academy Award nominations are in. Now it's time to analyze, bitch and moan, celebrate, postulate and what have you, depending on your subjective opinion of the way the noms turned out (it's honestly amusing watching the Oscar "expert" bloggers quiver in their boots about the...

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    HBO Wants To Turn Sundance's "Knuckle" Into A TV Series

    HBO is closing a deal for remake rights to "Knuckle," an entry in the World Cinema Documentary Competition, with the intent of turning the project into a series.

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    Sundance Review | Paul Rudd Outshines Mediocrity in "My Idiot Brother"

    Hiding behind a shaggy beard and a stoner grin, Paul Rudd plays an amusingly oblivious shrub in "My Idiot Brother," but the movie can't keep up with his comic momentum. Rudd portrays Ned Rochlin, a happy-go-luck organic farmer abruptly busted for selling pot to a police officer. Kicked out of his ho...

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    Participant Media Buys "Circumstance;" Now Talking With Distributors

    Participant Media bought North American rights to "Circumstance," which premiered in competition Saturday. The full release follows. _____________________________________________

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