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    In Her Own Words: Ruba Nadda Discusses an Exclusive Clip from “Cairo Time”

    Ruba Nadda's TIFF ‘09 film “Cairo Time” starts its U.S. theatrical run this Friday, August 6. Nadda provided indieWIRE with an exclusive clip and commentary from her feature that played at this year’s Tribeca, and stars Patricia Clarkson and Alexander Siddig.

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    3-D Resistance, Teen Stars Disappoint at Box Office, Justin Bieber Biopic, New Idol Judges

    - The ultimate Hollywood truism these days: if you can't make it good, make it 3-D. The NYT considers the pull for and push against 3-D domination. At Comic-Con, several directors played to anti-3-D sentiment in the cavernous Hall H. J. J. Abrams believes that “when you put the glasses on, everything gets dim." Joss Whedon loves 3-D, but at the same time was against MGM turning his production of The Cabin in the Woods 3-D: now Whedon hopes being the only non-3-D horror flick could make it special. With almost 60 3-D films set for release in the next two years across some 5,000 digital screens, now 2-D is old-school-cool. Some filmmakers are r...

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    Unraveling Inception: Zimmer's Piaf Riff, Clothing Clues, Nolan's Anxiety

    One of the great pastimes of summer 2010 is unravelling, explaining and debating Inception. Which is the main reason it is such a big hit: repeat business. (The movie's so good that the Chinese government is allowing it to play there, a rare honor for a Hollywood picture.) Here are some recent popul...

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    Isabel "Coca" Sarli Speaks!

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    Small Screen | "A Prophet," "Sweetgrass," "Ghost Writer," and "Kick Ass" Lead Home Releases

    This week's DVD/Blu-Ray specialty releases are a mix of films that fared fairly well with indieWIRE critics, so grab the Sno-Caps or the Jiffy Pop and cozy up with this weeks' new releases. Leading this week's list of films are Jacques Audiard "A Prophet" (criticWIRE rating: A-) and Ilisa Barbash ...

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    Congrats Diablo Cody: New Baby, Red Band Trailer, Reitman Reunion

    Attention-starved screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno, The U.S. of Tara) has plenty of good news. She delivered baby Marcello Daniel Maurio on July 27. And her new traveling talk-show Red Band Trailer, recorded in her Airstream, is playing on YouTube. Her first three shows are below.

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    "Dinner for Schmucks" vs. "The Dinner Game." Is the Remake Better?

    After reading Leonard Maltin's review of "Dinner for Schmucks," in which he wonders if viewers unfamiliar with the work of Francis Veber and French farce in general will like the new comedy more, I feel the need to come forward as someone who IS familiar with both and who slightly prefers this version to the original. Unlike Maltin, though, I saw Veber's "The Dinner Party" (or "Dinner with Dolts," if you like another translation of the French title, which I'll use for identification purposes) after seeing the redo. So maybe I was inversely disadvantaged. But as I noted in last week's list, I'm fairly accustomed to Veber's work, though admitte...

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    Remake of "Deep Blue Sea" Isn't What You Think. Film Blog Water Cooler 8/2/10

    Here's one for the people who only read headlines: reports today of a remake of "The Deep Blue Sea," a 1955 Anatole Litvak drama starring Vivien Leigh, triggered a number of confused cries from fans of "Deep Blue Sea," the 1999 Renny Harlin sci-fi thriller about smart sharks who kill a team of scientists. It all began with a Daily Mail article announcing that Rachel Weisz is in "advanced talks" for the lead role in a new film adapted from the original Terence Rattigan play, upon which Litvak's film was also based (Rattigan also wrote the screenplay himself). Terence Davies ("The House of Mirth") will write and direct this version, which will ...

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