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    Interview: 'Page One' Helmer Andrew Rossi Says David Carr Turned Down Solo Doc Opportunity & More

    Opening this weekend, Andrew Rossi's eye-opening and entertaining "Page One: Inside the New York Times" is a peek behind the curtain at the last bastion of serious news journalism, in an age as tumultuous and violent as anything conjured up in the Hollywood blockbusters storming the multiplexes. We saw the film back at SXSW and were taken with the amount of stories that the documentary covers – everything from the Times' evolving relationship with the internet (including the introduction of the pay wall, implemented this spring) to its coverage of similar media institutions (like the titanic Tribune Company) falling by the wayside. It will al...

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    Fox Searchlight Uses Director Cred to Sell The Tree of Life

    In the old days, testimonial spots were shot outside movie theaters, with moviegoers saying how much they like a picture, and put on TV. This is the first time I've seen two top Hollywood directors with huge film fan cred lend their support via online video for a movie. Fox Searchlight got David Fin...

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    Trailer For "My Girlfriend's Back" Starring Malik Yoba & Tangi Miller

    Screening at the upcoming Chicago African Diaspora Film Festival.... Malik Yoba and Tangi Miller in the romcom, My Girlfriend's Back. The story of a man who (seemingly) has everything until his ex girlfriend shows up.

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    Ryan Reynolds’ Green Lantern: Big Bolts of Light, Teeny Imagination

    Just when you’re thinking how silly it is for anyone to expect a tiny green eye mask to disguise a superhero’s identity, a woman he has rescued looks adoringly into the Green Lantern’s eyes and says . . . “Hal?!” That recognition offers one of the rare sharp moments in Green Lantern. The film has R...

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    Elvis Mitchell is New Film Independent/LACMA Film Curator

    Elvis Mitchell lands on his feet yet again. One thing about having been a film critic at the New York Times, visiting professor at Harvard, documentary filmmaker, and KCRW host of The Treatment: you get plenty of cred.

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    So How's Angela Bassett In "Green Lantern"?

    No doubt many of you are anxious to see how she does in the movie; having seen the film, I can tell you that's there's good news and bad news.

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    Watch: 'The Muppets' Parody 'Green Lantern' Trailer 1000X More Entertaining Than 'Green Lantern'

    Say what you will about massive ad campaigns for franchise movies, but we can't remember the last time marketing for a tentpole movie was this much fun to watch. Following the rom-com style teaser and "The Hangover 2" riffing tailer for "The Muppets," a new one has landed today using this weekend's ...

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    'Bridesmaids' Director Paul Feig Says He's Rebooting A Comedy Franchise: 4 Possible Contenders

    Plus Helmer Talks Upcoming Jon Hamm/Melissa McCarthy ComedyAlmost everyone involved in "Bridesmaids" has gotten a major boost from its huge success (although, note we said almost everyone: more on this later on), and none more deservingly though than its director, Paul Feig. Since co-creating class...

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    Oprah Says She's Determined To Get O.J. Simpson Confession

    "I have a dream of O.J. Simpson confessing to me... And I am going to make that happen people... I don’t just want the interview... I want the interview on the condition that you are ready, Mr. Simpson.”

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    Kate Winslet & Josh Brolin Join Jason Reitman's 'Labor Day'

    It seems that Jason Reitman is using every opportunity to strike while the iron is hot. Building his rep with "Thank You For Smoking," breaking out with "Juno" and courting Oscar with "Up In The Air" the young helmer shows no signs of slowing down. Later this year, he'll unveil his next effort "Youn...

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