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    "Buck" and "Page One" Find Home in Australia and New Zealand

    Madmen Entertainment has acquired all rights in Australia and New Zealand to two U.S. Documentary Competition Sundance films, Cindy Meehl's "Buck" and Andrew Rossi's "Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times."

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    Box Office '10: Win, Lose Or Draw

    Despite rising 3D surcharges, studios posted major box office and attendance drops in 2010, suggesting moviegoers were not entirely intrigued by the year’s product. Some distributors executed a winning game plan with success, while others floundered, making a series of unwise decisions that probably...

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    "We Were Here" Q&A With David Weissman

    For me, one of the standout films at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival was David Weissman's chronicle of the AIDS epidemic "We Were Here." A very specific depiction of the onset of AIDS in America, the film focuses on the stories of five individuals who lived in San Francisco at the time - four gay men and a heterosexual woman who was a nurse in an AIDS ward. Through which, it provides a powerful snapshot of a part of American history that few seem to fully be aware of. Through certainly not the definitive AIDS documentary, Weissman provides an affecting sense of intimacy through focusing on just five people and one city. When you walk out of...

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    More Rights Sold for Sundance's "Mountain"

    In the second deal of the day for Sundance U.S. doc competition title "The Last Mountain," New Video announced that it has acquired U.S. DVD and Digital Rights to the film, directed by Bill Haney. Earlier today, Dada Films said it had picked up U.S. theatrical rights to the film.

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    Casting Agent Says Saoirse Ronan Confirmed For 'The Hobbit'

    While it's not concrete and official just yet, it looks like all signs are pointing to Saoirse Ronan reuniting with Peter Jackson for his massive two-part "The Hobbit."

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    Paul Giamatti Confirms He'll Be Stalking Robert Pattinson In David Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis'

    Last week, a minor brouhaha erupted when the Alfama Films website posted some info about David Cronenberg's gestating "Cosmpolis," revealing that Marion Cotillard was no longer involved in the film (later confirmed to us by her reps) and that Keira Knightley appeared to have taken over in her role (...

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    Sundance '11 Review: 'Take Shelter' A Naturalistic, Novelistic Portrayal Of Madness & Apocalypse

    From our reviews correspondent over at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, James Rocchi.

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    Ice Cube & Ryan Seacrest In Talks For 'New Year's Eve'

    We can't remember the last movie where each casting announcement made us dread a movie more and more. But Garry Marshall seems determined to stack his forthcoming holiday-themed romcom "New Year's Eve" with whichever Hollywood talent has a spot in their calendar and isn't opposed to taking an easy p...

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    Trailer: Ewan McGregor & Christopher Plummer Charm Completely In Mike Mills' 'Beginners'

    Why hello, favorite indie trailer of the year so far, how are you?

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    film review: BIUTIFUL

    Can you admire and respect a film without actually liking it? The answer is yes, and Biutiful is a perfect, personal example. I saw it at the Telluride Film Festival last fall, and appreciated director and co-writer Alejandro González Iñárritu’s comments before the screening. He explained that he de...

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