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    No Impact Man: Portrait of a Conflicted Green Marriage

    The documentary No Impact Man, which is slowly rolling out in theaters around the country, is about preachy environmentalist author Colin Beavan, who persuades his wife Michelle Conlin, a delightful BusinessWeek reporter, to go along with him on a rather extreme year-long experiment in no-impact liv...

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    Eugene Hernandez: The Oscar Marathon

    New York City, September 21, 2009 -- If the annual Oscar race is a twenty six week marathon that begins on Labor Day weekend, we've just passed the two mile marker and there's another twenty four to go. Its a long race that leaves many people quite worn out by Oscar night, but at this early stage th...

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    A Herzogian Manifesto.

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    Disney's Next Move: Who Will Replace Cook?

    Something had to give at Disney. But motion picture chief Dick Cook was such a fixture at the studio that despite Disney chairman Robert Iger's public complaints about the quality of the movies, I figured production chief Oren Aviv would be the target. Disney's output has been suspect ever since Aviv replaced Nina Jacobson at the studio. Cook, who over 38 years rose up through the ranks to run distribution before he took over running movies, was clearly comfortable with Aviv, who came from the marketing side, but had written the high-concept hit, National Treasure. So Cook and Aviv were both strong marketers, but hit a rough box office patch ...

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    Box Office: Is the "Star" Stellar?

    After a promising mid-week debut, Jane Campion's "Bright Star" dimmed a bit over its opening weekend, according to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier this afternoon. The film - which marks the first film from Apparition, the new film distribution outfit from former Picturehouse chief Bob Berney a...

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    Toronto Wrap: Indie Bloodbath

    If industry-watchers didn't see it coming, they figured it out at this year's Toronto Film Festival.

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    Weekend Box Office: Jennifer's Body Horror Tweener

    As predicted, Jennifer's Body opened soft at the boxoffice. Fox marketed a horror movie aimed at men, who like Megan Fox. Twentieth Century Fox hung the marketing on the Transformers star, but girls don't want to see her. The studio failed to get women to watch Karyn Kusama and Diablo Cody's angry f...

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    Viggo Mortensen Talks The Road

    So many of Hollywood’s biggest movie stars seem like overgrown kids that the studios often turn to Brits and Aussies for their manly men. Viggo Mortensen, however, is that rare American actor who is both muscular and humane, tough and sensitive, fighter and lover. He seduces us with a threat of dang...

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