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    San Francisco International Film Festival Unveils Documentary & New Directors Competition

    The San Francisco International unveiled two sections of its upcoming event, with selections for its New Directors Feature Competition and the Golden Gate Awards Documentary Feature Competition. New Directors will feature 11 films in competition and the festival will add 17 titles out of competition...

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    Rachel Nichols Says Only Duke, Storm Shadow & Snake Eyes Coming Back For 'G.I. Joe 2'

    So Stephen Sommers left (or was kicked off), somewhat bizarrely, "Step Up" director Jon Chu entered and the only question that remained was just who from "G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra" would be returning for sequel. Turns out, very few people.

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    Three Points - Delayed Post-Oscars Thoughts

    Three Points - Delayed Post-Oscars Thoughts

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    Not Winning: Charlie Sheen Not Unleashing His Warlock Powers From His F-18 In 'The Hangover 2'

    #Winning? Try #Failing. Charlie Sheen and his addiction to being the best is obviously omnipresent right now. You might love the magic from his fingertips now, but in a week it's gonna be as cute as "Borat" quotes. But with Sheen on everyone's minds these days -- the actor joined Twitter and gained ...

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    Emily Blunt Does Not Want To Be The Girlfriend in a Comic Book Film

    I could not love this young woman anymore. Everything I've seen her in has been fantastic. If you haven't seen her debut in My Summer of Love you are missing something.

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    "Beastly": Can Magic Be Modern?

    “Beastly,” quality aside, is nothing if not an interesting film. How do you effectively take a fairy tale, modernize it, and throw it up onto the big screen? It’s one thing to take one of these classic stories and lushly illustrate it, à la Disney, but it’s entirely another to make a full-on modern live-action version. The new film, based on the novel by Alex Finn and starring Vanessa Hudgens and Alex Pettyfer as the young beauty and her beast, is a testament to the difficulty of this kind of project. Some parts of the film work, and marvelously. But for the most part, the adaptation just doesn’t pan out. What tries to be a hip urban refurbis...

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    Internet Fundraising: Rocks Snakes

    Introduction by Peter Belsito, Guest BloggerThe below piece (really feels like a diary entry) by a filmmaker of our acquaintance introduces an interesting and worthy project attempting to raise funds over the internet. This indie feature, a dramatic film, is going through a process now that is becoming more established and useful in our indie world.What is the main problem today? As Ted Hope, profiled recently in this blog, eloquently said, "the rules for funding have fundamentally changed". Basically as we see it more and more films are coming on line every day and funding sources have not kept up (i.e. have not been increasing).What to d...

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    The Culture Wars Are Back: Mike Huckabee Slams Natalie Portman For Being Single and Pregnant

    The steam is coming out of my ears.

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    The Path To The New Model: Share Our Failures

    Yesterday, James Fair guest posted here on "The Path To The New Model: Join The Community". Today he returns with an important recommendation for all us to share not just what works, but what doesn't. We can get beyond the repetitive culture of remakes of yesterday's hits. We can find new stories...

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    Trent Renzor In Talks To Score & Star In 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'

    We'll be honest, we're still getting over Trent Reznor being an Oscar-winning composer -- he deserved it, we just never figured the Academy would be that progressive -- but it looks like the Nine Inch Nails frontman has found himself a very lucrative and prestigious gig scoring movies and what the h...

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