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    Happy Belated Hallowe'en

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    REVIEW | Bold Strokes: Lee Daniels' "Precious"

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This review was originally published as part of indieWIRE's coverage of the Sundance Film Festival.

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    Eugene Hernandez: "I want it like I wrote it."

    New York, NY, November 2, 2009 -- This week: Miramax, Madonna, and Michael Jackson.

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    Oscar Talk, Episode 8: This is It, Hosts, Best Actor, Precious, Prophet

    During this week's Oscar Talk, In Contention's Kris Tapley and I debate the Best Actor category (we disagree on Matt Damon), discuss Precious and Mo'Nique, assess the music branch's spotty nominating track record, agree on the excellence of French Oscar submission A Prophet and mull the pool of pote...

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    Is Roger Avary really Tweeting from jail?

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    Stepping Into The Past

    As long as I’ve been attending the San Francisco Silent Film Festival I’ve been promising myself to visit the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum...and this year I finally got there. It’s an easy drive over the Bay Bridge to Fremont, California and the charming village of Niles, which looks much as it did when G.M. “Bronco Billy” Anderson discovered it in the teens and decided to build a studio there. Dedicated volunteers have restored the theater on Niles Boulevard that once showed silent films and turned it into a wonderful museum, filled with evocative memorabilia and early filmmaking equipment. It’s als...

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    Director Taylor Wood to Marry Nowhere Boy Star Johnson

    I had heard about the love affair between 42-year-old artist/filmmaker Sam Taylor Wood and her 19-year-old star Aaron Johnson, who plays teen John Lennon in her debut feature Nowhere Boy, which closed the recent London Film Festival and opens stateside in 2010. Well, the BBC is announcing that they'...

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    Epix Launches October 30

    When I first heard that three studios--Lionsgate, MGM and Paramount--were bypassing pay-TV deals in favor of a new online streaming venture, I thought the new distribution order was at hand. While the other studios were still hung up on the old ancillary paradigm, this gang was skipping windows and ...

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    Miramax Leaving NYC; Battsek Leaving Miramax

    Miramax Films will close its New York office and president Daniel Battsek is leaving the company, the Walt Disney Studios said today. The rapid, dramatic destruction of the iconic New York company comes just eighteen months after Miramax won the best picture Oscar for the Coen Brothers' "No Country ...

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