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    Sundance Buy: Sony Pictures Classics Acquires 'Searching for Sugar Man'

    Sony Pictures Classics made the first buy of the festival, acquiring the North American rights to doc "Searching for Sugar Man," the directorial debut of Malik Bendjelloul.

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    Michael Ealy Talks "Underworld: Awakening" and Black Cinema

    There’s a strange thing that happens when watching a film in 3D. I wonder if the film would be as exciting if characters weren't running toward me, and villains weren't popping out of the screen, but perhaps that’s the point.

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    Watch: Charming, Funny Trailer For 'Jeff Who Lives At Home' Starring Jason Segel & Ed Helms

    Jay and Mark Duplass may be growing beyond the M-word cinematic subculture they continue to be lumped in with, but they haven't left the exploration of raw human emotion behind. 2010's "Cyrus" with Jonah Hill saw them marrying their quirkier sensibilities with a more broadly appear...

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    Lionsgate, Wrekin Hill to Release "Dark Tide" on VOD Before Theatrical Run

    Lionsgate and Wrekin Hill Entertainment are teaming up to try a controversial distribution strategy for Wrekin Hill's upcoming action film "Dark Tide": release it on video before it gets to theaters.

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    Oscar Talk: 'Artist' vs. 'Descendants,' post-Globes, Guilds

    In this week's Oscar Talk, Kris Tapley and I debate "The Artists" vs. "The Descendants," post their Golden Globes wins. We reminisce about our party trawling last weekend. What will possible surprises be Tuesday morning? Kris has gone to Park City for his first Sundance; he&#...

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    Dustin Lance Black's 'Virginia' & Joachim Trier's 'Oslo, August 31' Lead Latest Acquisitions

    As we make our way into 2012, studios both big and small are looking for those films that’ll help fill out their slate for the rest of the year. Whether to possibly run as Oscar contenders or perhaps simply to gain some traction at your local art house, here’s a roundup of a few acquisit...

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    Watch That Dude With A Really Long Name In Best Laid Plans

    So here's the 1 millionth trailer that begins with the narrator saying "In a world...." The cliche has been around since the beginning of time and I can't believe that they're STILL using it.

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    Warner Bros. Throws P.J. Hogan A 'Bone'

    There two things Hollywood seems to love these days: comic books and franchises. The lure of already established source material and a built in audience, make it an easier propostion for studio heads to throw big money at a movie, and if a project can bring with it an interesting concept as well, al...

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    Sundance 2012 Buyers Guide: A Primer

    Every year the Sundance acquisition landscape changes as buyers come and go.

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    The Onion Interviews Aisha Tyler

    Maybe it's me, but I've always felt that comedian and actress (and now talk show host on CBS's The Talk) Aisha Tyler hasn't really broken out as big as she deserves.

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