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    Latino Days Are Here Again!

    Looking forward to what's new at Ventana Sur and being able to watch films via Cinando during the event itself, I am made aware that Latin America has a rapidly expanding film industry due to new technologies, new well trained filmmakers and governments who have stepped up local support of local filmmaking. The current call for submissions for Cine En Construcion, the twice-yearly rendezvous held at the San Sebastian and Toulouse Festivals gives a welcome place for networking in Toulouse on March 24 and 25, 2011. This initiative by the San Sebastian International Film Festival and the Rencontres Cinémas d’Amérique Latine in Toulouse focuses ...

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    Video: "Inception" in Real-Time

    Just in time for tomorrow's home video release of "Inception," here is a fan-made version of the film for those of us wondering how it might have looked as directed by Mike Figgis in 2000. Seriously, though, YouTuber weikang has simply separated the four dream levels in the movie, cut each together as whole, continuity-wise, and then placed them each side by side in a quartered split-screen, a la "Time Code." And because of the logic of the film, the sequences are in "real-time" but they don't play at the same speed. It's just an exercise and not very entertaining. And referring to it as '"Inception" in four and a half minutes' just won't do ...

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    'Alien' Prequel Release Rumored To Be Pushed Back A Full Year To 2013

    Olivia Wilde & Noomi Rapace Apparently The Frontrunners For The Lead RoleAll year, Ridley Scott has been talking up his prequel(s) to "Alien," and things seemed to have been progressing smoothly. Fox was said to be quite happy with the script by Damon Lindelof ("Lost," "Star Trek") and in late Octob...

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    Robert Duvall Describes Late Director Stanley Kubrick As An "Actor's Enemy"

    Calls Performances In 'The Shining' & 'A Clockwork Orange' Some Of The Worst EverYou gotta love Robert Duvall. The great actor showed up to the recent THR's Awards Watch Roundtable and more or less played the part of the lovable uncle, amusing the rest of the table with his timeless tales and brutal...

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    How A Sequel To A 28-Year-Old Flop Costs $320 Million: Inside 'Tron: Legacy'

    With the release date two weeks away, Disney are hoping for big things from their franchise reboot "Tron: Legacy" and have a lot at stake. With a reported $170 million budget, in addition to another $150 million for marketing worldwide (total cost: $320 million) the studio has a lot riding on the success of the film as does its helmer, Joseph Kosinki, who after making a name for himself in the commercials world, is making his feature directorial debut. In The New York Times there is a wonderfully entertaining piece on "Tron: Legacy" that shares intriguing information about the film, the director and how Disney's plans for 'Tron' extend far be...

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    'The Ghost Writer' Inexplicably Wins Six At 2010 European Film Academy Awards

    If there's one thing that Europeans love more than their single currency and topless sunbathing, it's the films of Roman Polanski. Even before his exile on the continent, Polanski was something of a darling in Europe, and even lesser work like "The Ninth Gate" tends to be rapturously received in Fra...

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    'The Dark Knight Rises' Script Due Today, Or Christopher Nolan's 'In Big Trouble'

    Latest Rumors Link Tom Hardy To Role Of Dr. Hugo Strange After a couple of years of speculation as to whether he would make the film, and after one passion-project turned box-office-blockbuster, Christopher Nolan finally confirmed that he would be directing the third, and final, film in the Batman ...

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    Kathryn Bigelow & Mark Boal Eyeing Low-Budget Black Ops Thriller To Precede 'Triple Frontier'

    Drug Parable Now Set To Shoot Fall Of 2011, Johnny Depp To Star?Acclaimed and award-winning writing-directing duo Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal have pushed back production plans for their sprawling "Traffic"-esque drug parable "Triple Frontier" -- also known as "Sleeping Dogs" -- and are currently s...

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    Will Ferrell & Zack Galifianakis Political Comedy Finds A Home At WB

    Two days ago, a pitch went out to studios with Will Ferrell and Zack Galifianakis attached that would depict them as Presidential candidates timed to coincide with the 2012 elections. And now, the auction has ended: Deadline reports that Warner Bros. will back a Jay Roach-directed comedy that pits t...

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    The Return of the Pink Panther

    I have to confess I’m a sucker for good visual slapstick, a riotous and difficult art which actually reached its peak on the screen in the era of non-talking pictures, circa 1915-1928: the glory days of Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, and Laurel and Hardy, to name only the absolute best. Since sound, there have been terrific isolated moments or scenes in films directed by Frank Capra, Howard Hawks, Leo McCarey, Preston Sturges, Frank Tashlin, and Jerry Lewis, among others, not to mention the Warner Bros. cartoons of such slapstick comedy geniuses as Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng. But in more recent years, the most consistently...

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