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    Trailer Watch: More Harry Potter

    A new Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows trailer shipped with the collector's edition of LEGO videogame, Harry Potter: Years 1-4. Revealed scenes include Daniel Radcliffe suffering from chest pain in downtown London, and aerial shots of the intrepid gang running across mountain ridges, reminisce...

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    The Critical Descent of M. Night Shyamalan

    Good luck keeping this up much longer...

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    Lionsgate Fights Hostile Takeover, Apatow Loves Pee Wee, Mel Gibson in Trouble

    Lionsgate is avoiding a hostile takeover with a re-implementation of a poison pill tactic. That's the tactic of selling shares to current shareholders at a price substantially reduced from market value, usually aimed against one shareholder, in this case billionaire investor Carl Icahn. Basically Lionsgate is offering cheaper shares to everyone but him, in an attempt to make a possible takeover too expensive, explains the LAT. Icahn currently holds 37.9% of the company's stake. Lionsgate swallowed the pill once before against Icahn, but the move was invalidated by Canadian authorities. Icahn is also attempting to replace the board of directo...

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    Tilda Does Stan and Ollie

    In case you missed the promised soft shoe at the Edinburgh Film Festival, here's Tilda Swinton and Mark Cousins leading a merry flash mob in a Laurel and Hardy dance:

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    Matador at 21 in Vegas

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    Relaunched "Spider Man"'s Indie Cred

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    Movie Palaces Come Alive Again

    There is no thrill to compare with seeing a classic movie in a great movie theater. For twenty-four years, the Los Angeles Conservancy has hosted a month-long series called Last Remaining Seats, showing vintage films in the city’s great movie palaces, most of which are located on Broadway downtown. This year’s wide-ranging bill of fare included Strangers on a Train, American Graffiti, The Graduate, the 1943 Mexican classic Flor Silvestre, and the silent version of Peter Pan. (The evening I’m really sorry I missed featured How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying with its stars Robert Morse and Michele Lee in person, interviewed by Mad...

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    FUTURES | Edinburgh "Star" Hattie Dalton

    "We really only completed the film a couple of days before we found out we were closing Edinburgh," "Third Star" director Hattie Dalton told indieWIRE days before her film debuted at the Scottish film festival. "So we literally had just finished the mix and everything, and I was in this stage of sti...

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