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    Movie Review, "Cold Weather": Indie Vision Meets Sherlock Holmes

    The label independent film is tossed around so casually it can mean almost anything, but Cold Weather – written, directed and edited by Aaron Katz – displays a true independent vision. This accomplished, small-scale work dares to break a fundamental rule of movie-making: it starts out as one kind of...

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    The 2011 Sundance Snowflake: Take a Closer Look

    The 27th edition of the Sundance Film Festival came to a close last Saturday with "Like Crazy" and "How to Die In Oregon" taking top honors in the U.S. competition. Over the ten day event, festival goers were treated to a moving graphic image of a lone snowflake - just like the one in the official 2...

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    The Numbers Speak For Themselves

    This is day two of crappy stats about women in the creative business - this time, the literary world.

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    Updated: Olivia Wilde & Mila Kunis Also In The Mix For Lois Lane; Kristen Stewart Not Approached

    'Superman' To Be Totally CGI?Update: Reps for Kristen Stewart have told People, There are a number of fabricated stories circulating. The fact is that she has not met on this film nor has she been approached for this film."

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    TV News: Jonathan Demme To Direct CBS Pilot & Jonah Hill Sells Comedy Spec Script To Fox

    While it's been a couple years now since Jonathan Demme's last film, "Rachel Getting Married," the director has been busy with a handful of projects, though a number of them seem to have stalled out in various stages of development. While he's directed two episodes of the forthcoming HBO show "Enlightened," he's got a completed Bob Marley documentary sitting on the shelf, was set to make a music-drive documentary in Haiti with Arcade Fire before the massive earthquake struck the nation last year, has lined up an HBO show based on Walter Mosely's "The Long Fall," and was attached to helm the drama "Honeymoon With Harry" last fall with Bradley ...

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    Woody Allen To Open Cannes 2011 with Midnight in Paris, A "Love Letter" to the City

    Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris will open the 2011 Cannes Film Festival on May 11. Here, the film will have its world premiere out of competition, as did You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010), Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) and Match Point (2005).

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    Hollywood's Top Earners

    It's time for Vanity Fair's annual Hollywood issue and the cover always stirs controversy. This year they seem to have airbrushed in Robert Duvall, forgot to dress Olivia MunnWilde (I am wondering what went through her mind when she saw that her dress had um, no material and most of the other women...

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    Baz Luhrmann Potentially Wavering On Making 'The Great Gatsby'

    Aussie Filmmaker Says Decision Should Land This Week About What's NextAustralian visual sensualist and sybarite Baz Luhrmann is a perfectionist. We know this because he generally takes around five years between movies and toiled on an "Alexander The Great" biopic for so excessively that Oliver Stone...

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    Natalie Portman Focuses on Producing

    Now that Portman is going to take some time off from being in front of the screen for her pregnancy, she is not going to just disappear. She's ramped up her producing business handsomecharlie with her partner Annette Savitch. The due just got overhead financing from 1821 Pictures (cause studios do...

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    Woody's "Paris" Is Opening Cannes

    Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" will open the 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 11th, the festival announced today. This marks Allen's second consecutive trip to the Croisette after "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger," and tenth overall, but this is his first time opening the festival.

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