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    Media Watch: Innovating, Twittering, Social Networking, iTuning, Videoing

    Stop the presses! White guys direct 93% of Hollywood studio pictures. Yes, this has been a fact of life for far too long, and isn't changing any time soon. Who else are you going to trust with millions of dollars?

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    Trailer Watch: Bullock Adapts Blind Side

    Hollywood was bound to make a movie of Michael Lewis's non-fiction book The Blind Side. The question is, what kind? I wish Steven Soderbergh were directing this Lewis movie (as long as he's not doing Moneyball) because he would bring the clear-eyed authenticity that made both Erin Brockovich and Tra...

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    Trailer Watch: Nolan's Inception Stars DiCaprio

    The new website for Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan's Inception is up. Everything is genre these days. This looks like Matrix meets Shutter Island, which also stars DiCaprio. The scary thing about mind-movies--anything can happen, you don't know what the rules of reality are. Film Drunk has c...

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    Eugene Hernandez: Nadie Sabe Nada

    Sao Paulo, Brazil, August 23, 2009 -- The scene: A middle-aged man steps into a row of a fading, empty movie theater. He sits down, pauses for a moment then gets up and moves one seat to his right. He does the same thing again before settling on a spot. As it turns out, he's not about to watch a mov...

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    Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds Opens Strong

    Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds opened strong Friday night, raking in an estimated $14.3 million. (We'll see how it holds.) Reviews were mixed, 69 on Metacritic. Richard Corliss, Roger Ebert and Jim Hoberman were thumbs up on this cinephile's fantasy, while Ken Turan, David Denby and Manohl...

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    Avatar Day

    James Cameron himself wasn't happy that the Avatar online trailer preceded the Avatar Day IMAX 3-D screenings on Friday. The reason that happened, according to Fox, is that the trailer went out at the same time as the first 10 AM screenings in New Zealand Tokyo on the other side of the world. It was...

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    Paramount Pushes Shutter Island to February

    In a startling reveal of how dire studio financials have become in this recession, Paramount made a swift and surgical move to trim its year-end budget. Marketing meetings took place last week for Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island, based on the Dennis Lehane novel and starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Runn...

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    An eve of Murray's Cheese

    Through a glass tile in the sidewalk in front of Murray's Cheese on Bleecker Street, you can glimpse an underground cave where cheese is aging. Tuesday night I was invited to tour the caves and sample delicious product. A group of us were given red chef's coats and hair-nets to prepare for a subte...

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