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    Cameron Talks to Hardball About the Oil Spill

    James Cameron talked to Hardball about the oil spill--and cleared up the "morons" out-of-context issue. He started out thinking that BP didn't know what it was doing, and came to the conclusion that what they were dealing with was "an amazingly complex problem" down in the formation inside the well,...

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    Screenwriter John August Ponders the Bechdel Test

    I haven't written anything before about the Bechdel test which in a nutshell is a way of determining if women matter in a film. The test was designed by cartoonist Alison Bechdel and it has become legendary.

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    Cameron Speculation, Bond Stall Releases Craig and Mendes, Perry Loses Carey, Nolan Loves Bond

    In the constant push for site traffic, James Cameron provides a reliable news headline, what with the BP "morons" thing, and the lingering impact of the ultimate blockbuster, the 3D Avatar. The tiniest indication of directional change for Cameron's next project is enough to fuel endless speculation....

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    Three Points - Crowdsourcing

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    Strand to Open "The Purple Sea" Stateside

    After a summer screening schedule that includes all of the big stops on the U.S. LGBT film festival circuit, Strand Releasing will take Donatella Maiorca’s Italian lesbian period piece "The Purple Sea" to theaters in late fall. Strand picked up all U.S. rights to the film, which will screen at New ...

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    Disney Negotiates with Tutor and Bergstein for Miramax, Gores Brothers Moving on Overture/Starz

    Am I the only one who looks at what's going on in the movie industry with dismay? The LAT writes a story that New Line Cinema is making a comeback after the disastrous Sex and the City 2? (Patrick Goldstein, assuming the movie would score, was doing a solid for Toby Emmerich.) Now comes news that Warner Bros. is actually considering a third installment! I don't want to see any of the wide-release movies opening this weekend (including Marmaduke, Killers and Get Him to the Greek). I see more ads than ever for movies that I consider musts-to-avoid, and when I dutifully check them out (Hot Tub Time Machine, Clash of the Titans), I wish I hadn't....

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  • THE BACK ROW MANIFESTO by Tom Hall
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    DreamWorks' Katzenberg Packs Animated Pics with Celebs

    James Sims reviews Nicole LaPorte's new book The Men Who Would Be King: An almost epic tale of moguls, movies, and a company called DreamWorks and agrees with me that of the founding troica, Steven Spielberg, David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg, LaPorte gives the latter the worst appraisal of the th...

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    Netflix Business Opportunity

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    "Lost" Recut, But Why?

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