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    Dish Acquiring Blockbuster

    Dish Acquiring Blockbuster

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    Yes, A Remake Of Alfred Hitchcock's 'To Catch A Thief' Is Happening And It Will Be More "Gadgety"

    Remakes of Alfred Hitchcock films are nothing new, really. "Strangers on a Train" and "Suspicion" have been named in the past little while as getting makeovers, while the filmmakers behind "Disturbia" were sued for ripping off "Rear Window" by the estate of the author who wrote the original short story on which it's based (the lawsuit failed). Even more recently, Anthony Hopkins was said to be in talks to play the director himself in “Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho” which is about exactly what the title implies (which of course reminds us of Gus Van Sant's shot-for-shot redo of "Psycho"). A fascinating figure, with an undeniably gr...

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    Meet the 2011 Tribeca Filmmakers | "Turn Me On, Goddammit" Director Jannicke Systad Jacobsen

    Alma is a small-town teenager with an active imagination and an even more active libido. After a titillating but awkward encounter with school heartthrob Artur turns her into a social outcast, Alma is desperate to move out of town and on with her life. "Turn me on, goddammit" is an offbeat coming-of...

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    Meet the 2011 Tribeca Filmmakers | "Cinema Komunisto" Director Mila Turajlic

    For 32 years, Leka Konstantinovic was the personal film projectionist for Yugoslavian president and noted film enthusiast Josip Broz Tito. Comprised of interviews with Konstantinovic and other important figures in the brief but glowing history of Yugoslavian cinema, as well as archival clips from mo...

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    3 Projects to Receive $100K in Inaugural HBO/TFI Documentary Fund Fellowship

    Three projects were named recipients of the HBO Fellowships of the inaugural TFI Documentary Fund Wednesday. The three will receive a total of $100,000 in fellowships and grants, supported by HBO, toward their documentary projects, which emphasize "the role of character in film."

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    Thandie Newton Is The Other Woman In Tyler Perry's 'Good Deeds'

    Tyler Perry has found his love interest for his next movie that doesn't involve Madea, with Thandie Newton reteaming with the "For Colored Girls" writer/actor/director/producer in his latest effort, "Good Deeds."

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    Arthur Early Reviews: "Dispiritingly Witless," "Crude instead of Whimsical"

    In this remake of the 1981 classic, Arthur, Russell Brand takes on Dudley Moore's comic drunk, joined by Helen Mirren (in John Gielgud's butler role) and rival girlfriends Greta Gerwig and Jennifer Garner. Directed by Jason Winer (TV's Modern Family) from Peter Baynham's revamp of Steve Gordon's ori...

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    'Immortals' Producer Doesn't Seem To Love 3D For Greek Epic But Can Live With The Business Decision

    Producer Mark Canton Delivers Swipe At James Cameron For 3D In 'Sanctum'All old school (or even semi-old school in this case) Hollywood producers are awesome (see Jerry Weintraub for a recent example). Mostly because they've been around the block often enough that they're simply too old to mince wor...

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    Max Winkler Talks Wes Anderson Influence On 'Ceremony' & Losing Jesse Eisenberg To 'Social Network'

    Young Filmmaker Talks About Making His First Feature, And Being Comfortable With His Influences And Own SkinWhile "Ceremony" is likely to be the introduction for most to the work of Max Winkler, many have been tipped off to his talent after seeing him work with Michael Cera and Clark Duke in the appropriate titled (and very funny) webseries, "Clark & Michael," which you can check out here. But that's just the tip of the iceberg. Winkler has been making his name on a number of brewing projects including "The Adventurer's Handbook" which he co-wrote with pal Jonah Hill and frequent collaborator Matt Spicer, not to mention being drafted with the...

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    Critical Consensus: "Meek's Cutoff" Tops Strong Week on criticWIRE

    While the overcrowding of last week's crop of debuts resulted in a rather dismal weekend box office, this weekend once again sees a large offering of new specialty films hoping to stop that from being a trend. Opening in limited release is Kelly Reichardt epic indie Western, "Meek's Cutoff," Robert...

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