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    Tom Sherak Re-Elected AMPAS President

    Tom Sherak will remain at the helm of AMPAS following a vote by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences' Board of Governors. This will be his second consecutive one-year term as president of the organization, which, among many things, produces the Academy Awards. Sherak is beginning his ei...

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    Review: 'The Other Guys' Is Funny Enough To Give Your Copy Of 'Anchorman' A Break

    From its balls-out opening (narrated by Ice-T, of course), "The Other Guys" plays with testosterone-injected, action-movie tropes, speeding up the editing while slowing down the fight sequences. But as easily as director Adam McKay makes the transition to action, he never entirely leaves his comic roots behind. Filled with comedic heavyweights, "The Other Guys" is an even match for "The Expendables," going pound for pound with Sly Stallone's film in terms of star power. McKay sees you your Stallone, Willis, Li, Statham, et al., and he'll raise you Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton, Eva M...

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    Springsteen, Morris, Timoner and 3-D Herzog Lead Toronto's Impressive Doc Slate

    The Toronto International Film Festival named twenty-five of the documentaries that will debut at its 35th edition this September, with marquee doc filmmakers joining the festival's lineup. The group includes an intimate look at Bruce Springsteen in the studio in Thom Zimny's "The Promise: The Makin...

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    Big Screen | Schumacher's (Mostly) Ravaged "Twelve" Hits Theaters

    Future cult classic or simply a terrible film? That may or may not be the question for the future of Joel Schumacher's "Twelve," which, after closing the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, arrives in theaters this Friday.

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    Turner Classic Movies Plays Its Cards Right

    I don’t know how the folks at TCM keep topping themselves, but they do. For their annual Summer Under the Stars festival, featuring a different star for every day in August, they’ve hired graphic artist Michael Schwab to create a series of distinctive collector cards, depicting each star in an iconi...

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    Media Watch: Deadline and PMK Add Segall and Koltai-Levine, Newsweek Sells, Forbes Loves Blogs

    It's a smart move for Mail.com CEO Jay Penske to bring on trade-savvy Lynne Segall as vice president/publisher, who was unaccountably let go by the LA Times, where she launched The Envelope, among other cash cows.

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    Jon Stewart Disses Media Coverage of Chelsea's Wedding

    The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cWedding of the Decade of the Century of the Millenniumwww.thedailyshow.comDaily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorTea Party

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    Solar Tsunami Destroys New York City

    Don't you just love doomsday news? Today everyone is talking about the solar tsunami, or "coronal mass ejection," or simply sun explosion, that's heading straight towards Earth. I'm pretty sure we're safe from anything more than perhaps a few power outages and satellite damage. But I have no idea. I'm not a scientist. I'm a movie blogger. And all I know of solar flares is what we're shown in the movies. Maybe this approaching storm is the beginning of the chain reaction that causes the end of the world in 2012, as seen in "2012." Or, maybe there will be a quicker effect, such as what occurs in Alex Proyas' "Knowing." Maybe Nic Cage dropped ou...

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    In Her Own Words: Ruba Nadda Discusses an Exclusive Clip from “Cairo Time”

    Ruba Nadda's TIFF ‘09 film “Cairo Time” starts its U.S. theatrical run this Friday, August 6. Nadda provided indieWIRE with an exclusive clip and commentary from her feature that played at this year’s Tribeca, and stars Patricia Clarkson and Alexander Siddig.

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    3-D Resistance, Teen Stars Disappoint at Box Office, Justin Bieber Biopic, New Idol Judges

    - The ultimate Hollywood truism these days: if you can't make it good, make it 3-D. The NYT considers the pull for and push against 3-D domination. At Comic-Con, several directors played to anti-3-D sentiment in the cavernous Hall H. J. J. Abrams believes that “when you put the glasses on, everything gets dim." Joss Whedon loves 3-D, but at the same time was against MGM turning his production of The Cabin in the Woods 3-D: now Whedon hopes being the only non-3-D horror flick could make it special. With almost 60 3-D films set for release in the next two years across some 5,000 digital screens, now 2-D is old-school-cool. Some filmmakers are r...

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