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    Oscar Watch: War Horse, Ides of March, The Artist Lead Early Gurus 'O Gold Top Ten

    In advance of the coming festival season, the Gurus 'O Gold have made their first picks of the ten top contenders for best picture nominations. Here's my top ten list--with many of the films sight unseen (the Gurus list is on the jump). 1. The Artist2. Jane Eyre3, Midnight in Paris4. The Tree of Lif...

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    Fantastic Fest '11 Locks Down Shorts Lineup

    Fantastic Fest, the largest genre film festival in the U.S., has locked down the 50 shorts that make up the short film lineup for the 7th edition of the event.

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    Review: 'The Family Tree' Is A Trite Indie Comedy That Thinks It's Shocking

    "The Family Tree" -- a movie that seems destined for home video obscurity even as it hits a handful of cinema screens this week -- sets out to answer the question: just how many cloyingly idiosyncratic "quirks," the kind that aim for "American Beauty" profundity but mostly come across as "Desperate ...

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    3 New Pictures From Steven Soderbergh's 'Contagion'

    Launch Of Website Gives First Listen To Cliff Martinez's Pulsating ScoreWe're a week away from the kick off of the Venice Film Festival where Steven Soderbergh's "Contagion" will make its world premiere and ten days after that, it will arrive in theaters nationwide. Boasting a "Traffic"-like sprawl, this thriller about a global viral pandemic is earning some advance buzz for being truly skin crawling and with the launch of the official website a few more pictures from the film have emerged, but perhaps most excitingly, there is a nice preview of Cliff Martinez's score buzzing the background. It's a wickedly propulsive piece of electronic musi...

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    Lennie James Will Take On Role As "Complex, Elusive Anti-Hero" In New BBC Drama Series

    Lennie James has joined the starring cast of a new BBC Two police drama series, titled Line Of Duty – described as "a cat-and-mouse thriller which takes a probing look into modern policing."

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    New York Film Festival Presenting 10th Anniversary Screening Of 'The Royal Tenenbaums'

    Sneak Peek At Oliver Stone's 'The Untold History of the United States' + Anniversary Screenings Of 'Spirited Away,' 'Exterminating Angel' & MoreThe constant debate between diehard Wes Anderson fans usually comes do which film is the director's best: "Rushmore" or "The Royal Tenenbaums" (with another, minority contingent usually backing "Bottle Rocket"). And while it usually comes down to personal preferences and attachments (this writer sides with 'Tenenbaums') it's undeniable that for Wes Anderson, "The Royal Tenenbaums" was his breakthrough work. Building on the cult and critical acclaim for his first two films, 'Tenenbaums' still remains h...

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    James Patterson Loves What He's Seen So Far Of "I, Alex Cross" Footage ("Brought Tears To My Eyes")

    Just making my way back again from the set of the Alex Cross movie, and I'm feeling pretty up-beat about it. Tyler is great. He's going to blow everybody's minds. And Ed Burns is irrepressible, a real talent.

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    'Paradise Lost' Director Joe Berlinger Prepping Paul Simon 'Graceland' Doc For Sundance Premiere

    Peter Jackson & Fran Walsh Funding Hunt For Actual Killers; HBO Wouldn't Mind A 'Paradise Lost 4'For more than fifteen years, director Joe Berlinger (along with Bruce Sinofsky) has been tracking the tragic story of the West Memphis Three in his "Paradise Lost" documentaries, and late last week bittersweet justice was served: Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelle were freed under under a plea deal that will still leave with them the stain of a guilty verdict (all orchestrated so they can't sue for wrongful prosecution) even though they had nothing to do with the horrific child murders. And we'll have more on that in a moment, but f...

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    Anthony Mackie and Xzibit "in Talks" for Prison Escape Thriller 'Liberty Lane'

    Film and unconfirmed casting details have just been released by K5 Media Group - the company handling worldwide sales for the project.

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    If You Missed It...Listen To The Special Podcast Show With The Cast Of "Dreams"

    If you missed our special podcast with the cast of Dreams, you can check it out now! We were joined by Tommy Ford, Terri Vaughn, Syesha Mercado, Dennis White and Vickie Winans.

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