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    film review: Eclipse

    I haven’t read Stephenie Meyer’s books, but I liked the first Twilight movie, so even though I’m not a card-carrying Twi-hard I have no axe to grind where this series is concerned. That said, I thought this new installment was incredibly boring. Woe to any newcomer who’s unfamiliar with the characte...

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    Media Watch: HitFix Raises $1.6 Million, Conde Nast and NYT Changes, Cantor Exits Futures Exchange

    When New York Times Magazine editor Gerry Marzorati leaves his post at the end of the summer, he will re-post as assistant managing editor responsible for amping up new projects jumping off the New York Times Co. NYT editor Bill Keller's memo to the staff stated the need for:

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    Scenes From Toronto's G20 Summit

    While I was off documenting dance routines and football games in the UK, my brother Alex was in Toronto risking arrest and abuse to take some incredible shots of the insanity that occurred during the G20 Summit. They're above and beyond my skills, and I felt more than worth sharing:

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  • THE BACK ROW MANIFESTO by Tom Hall
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    Our Daily ISA (International Sales Agent): IM Global

    The international film business shifted gears when Anil Ambani's Reliance Big Entertainment acquired a majority shareholding position in Stuart Ford’s L.A. and London-based sales and financing company IM Global (founded in 2007) last month. Reliance has already invested US$500 million in DreamWorks which allowed that company to move on its own current slate. Now RBP is working on several new projects from its Hollywood alliances, Jim Carry's Saturn Films, George Clooney's Smokehouse Productions, Chris Columbus' 1492 Pictures, Tom Hanks' Playtone, Brad Pitt's Plan B, Jay Roach's Everyman Pictures, Brett Ratner's Rat Entertainment, Julia Robe...

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    Love Ranch: Early Reviews

    So far, Taylor Hackford's Love Ranch, which the director rescued from David Bergstein limbo, is not faring too well with early reviewers. They tend to like Helen Mirren (who is married to Hackford) more than her co-stars or the film. The movie will need more ardent love before it opens June 30.

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    Twilight Eclipse Sets Sights on Spider-Man 2 July 4th Weekend Record

    What's going to happen this July 4th weekend? Moviegoers are going to wake up and recharge the box office, thanks to the potent power of the Twilight franchise, writes Anthony D'Alessandro, who digs deep into the Twilight numbers. Yes, Eclipse, the third Twilight Saga installment, could challenge Sp...

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    Naomi Klein's Speech To Toronto Police

    Please watch this. In front of Police Headquarters in Toronto yesterday, Naomi Klein rightfully tore into the Toronto Police for choosing to "play public relations" instead of doing their job. 900 often ill-considered arrests - the most in Canadian history (and almost exactly 30 years after the sam...

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    "Croquettes" & "Undertow" On Top at Frameline34

    Brazilian film "Dzi Croquettes" by Raphael Alvarez and Tatiana Issa won Frameline34's "Outstanding Documentary Award," while the fest's "Outstanding First Feature Award" went to Javier Fuentes-León’s "Undertow," which screened as the event's Centerpiece. "Postcard for Daddy," meanwhile received an ...

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