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    U.S. Rights Acquired in Cannes

    U.S. is still sluggish about picking up rights. The small distributors are hesitant to buy and have not pitted themselves against each other in competitive bidding wars as the larger companies used to do. However, the field has become so crowded, that the quest for rights may heat up in the next m...

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    REVIEW | Amenabar's "Agora" Rings Hollow Despite Visual Shock and Awe

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This review was originally published as part of indieWIRE's coverage of the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. "Agora" opens in theaters this Friday.

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    Answering Questions about Lost, Assuming You Are Caught Up

    From the very beginning with Lost, you hang onto the characters and Oscar-winner Michael Giacchino's score for dear life and suspend disbelief. It never did make any sense! (The NYorker profiles Oscar-winner Giacchino; see clip below.)

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    S#*t My Dad Says Sneak Peek

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    The Consequences of Speaking Out

    The news last week was that Megan Fox is off the third Transformers movie. This being Hollywood both camps have differing responses to her departure. Her side told The Wrap that said she walked away because director Michael Bay was "verbally abusive" and had just had enough of his crap. She's als...

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    'Patriot Act' for Memorial Day

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    Prince of Persia Clips Show Glossy Action and Non-Stars Gyllenhaal and Arterton

    Mega-producer Jerry Bruckheimer's M.O. is to throw gazillions of dollars at multiple high-price screenwriters, superb production values, and eye-popping visual effects. That's how an unprepossessing videogame that means nothing outside the male gamer demo winds up as a politically incorrect $200-million summer movie like Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. This movie may not deliver the summer tentpole goods (despite Disney's saturation marketing blitz) when it opens this Friday--judging from its mild $18-million opening last weekend in 19 countries overseas. Anthony D'Alessandro will file his hard look at Memorial Weekend expectations Wedne...

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    "Undertow," "Joan Rivers" Help NewFest Turn 22

    NewFest, the New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender film festival will soon roll out the "rainbow carpet" for its 22nd edition. From June 3rd through June 13th, the festival will present over 100 films from over 20 countries at the SVA Theater and Festival Lounge on 23rd Street in Chelsea...

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    A Rooftop Proposal.

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