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    Video: "Groundhog Day" Remixed With Auto-Tune

    It's taken about five months for this to come to my attention, which is a shame. The world should have appropriately paused temporally until HomeStarRunnerTron's "Bing" received its deserved widespread viral attention. It's a tribute to both the movie "Groundhog Day," which it remixes into a terrific video collage and an even greater song named after a word uttered in the film by Ned Ryerson (Stephen Tobolowsky), and the more famous Disney-inspired remix artist Pogo, whose take on "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" debuted recently. Fitting for a movie about repetition, "Bing" features a good deal of repeated auto-tuned lines from the classic ...

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    Kelly Reichardt's Period Western 'Meek's Cutoff' Scores April 8 Theatrical Release

    Michelle Williams Taking One Year Hiatus After 'My Week With Marilyn'After premiering at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals, Kelly Reichardt's period western "Meek's Cutoff" has now excitingly been handed an April 8th theatrical release through Oscilloscope Pictures, the distribution shingle foun...

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    Ondi Timoner and Bjorn Lomborg Tell the World to "Cool It"

    Sundance Award-winning filmmaker Ondi Timoner switched things up a bit for her latest documentary "Cool It," which hits theaters this Friday, November 12. It marks the first time the director of "DiG!" and "Join Us" shot without securing funds in advance.

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    Robert De Niro, Hilary Swank, Ashton Kutcher & Michelle Pfieffer To Waste Time In 'New Year's Eve'

    Sometimes, a major actor does a shit film willingly. There are several reasons, but the most popular is that it's a nice paycheck combined with a very limited shooting schedule. This has fueled the massive ensemble casts for a string of dreadful romantic comedies in the last few years, including "He...

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    Oscar Watch: The Way Back Reveals Tricky Indie Marketplace

    Now that I have finally seen Peter Weir's The Way Back, I see why the film has been handled the way it has. It reveals how difficult it is to get a period drama financed and produced today. This labor of love took Exclusive Films (and foreign pre-sales), National Geographic Films and Imagenation Abu...

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    Oren Peli To Direct Highly Sought After Edgar Allen Poe Project 'Eliza Graves'

    At one time linked to Jodie Foster to direct, with Ian McKellan and Natalie Portman in the starring roles, "Eliza Graves" has been a long gestating project in Hollywood that has attracted some top shelf talent but it looks like it's finally moving forward with hot director of the moment.

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    AFI Fest Q & A: Aaron Sorkin Talks Bad Journalism, The Social Network vs. All The President's Men

    The AFI Fest hosted a tribute evening with The Social Network screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (creator of The West Wing), who introduced a special presentation of Alan Pakula's 1976 Oscar-winning Nixon-Watergate scandal film All The President's Men, adapted by Sorkin hero William Goldman from the book by ...

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    Hayden Panettiere, Nikki Reed & Rebecca De Mornay To Star In Easton Ellis Scribed 'Downers Grove'

    High school is a scary place to graduate from in the upcoming thriller "Downers Grove."

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    Bruce Willis & Paul Walker Eye Heist Flick 'Set Up' With Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson

    Remember in September when we drafted up our list of favorite heist films? Well, if we ever do it again, don't expect this one to place.

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    'Oldboy' Remake Script Gets Buzz, Steven Spielberg, Matthew Vaughn & Danny Boyle Linked

    Remember when late last year, fanboys everywhere danced on the grave of the gestating remake of Park Chan-Wook's "Oldboy" that had Steven Spielberg and Will Smith attached? Looks like those celebrations might have been premature.

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