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    Alternate Ending for "127 Hours" - Which Would You Have Preferred?

    Those of us wondering why Lizzy Caplan had such a minor role in "127 Hours" now have an answer. She was to figure more into the third act of the film, which fortunately was cut. According to screenwriter Simon Beaufoy, via the Carpetbagger:

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    Vera Farmiga & Mia Wasikowska Join 'A View From The Bridge'

    Sam Neill, Anthony LaPaglia & Sebastian Stan Also On BoardVera Farmiga and Mia Wasikowska are set to boost their already strong indie cred as they lead a strong cast in the upcoming film adaptation of Arthur Miller's play "A View From A Bridge."

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    The Spike Jonze-Directed Arcade Fire Short 'Scenes From The Suburbs' To Premiere At Berlin Film Fest

    You gotta hand it to Arcade Fire. The hard-working indie rockers pretty much write their own playbook and their growing success has allowed them to work on their own terms with likeminded collaborators. Earlier this year they tapped Terry Gilliam to direct a webcast of their Madison Square Garden gi...

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    Béla Tarr's 'The Turin Horse,' 'Margin Call,' 'Unknown' & More Join Berlin Film Fest Lineup

    The full competition program for the Berlin Film Festival has been revealed and it's an interesting mix of arthouse fare and straight-up Hollywood schlock.

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    "Ferris Bueller" Reconsidered, "Batman Begins" Tourism, "The Nic Cage Song" and Other Links

    - "Joker Scream" via Popped Culture

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    Watch: Trailer & Behind-the-Scenes Footage For Park Chan-wook's iPhone Shot 'Paranmanjang'

    So the ball continues to roll on the marketing for the latest offering from Korean master Park Chan-wook. Last week brought word of his latest work -- a 30 minute short film shot entirely on Apple's iPhone 4, accompanied by both the first official image and the project's poster. This week brings th...

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    Cinema Scope Online

    In case you haven't moseyed on over there yet, we wanted to remind you that the venerable Toronto publication Cinema Scope is now updating weekly online—a boon for cinephiles and lovers of good writing. Two of CS's most crucial contributors, Andrew Tracy (also the magazine's managing editor) and Adam Nayman, are also longtime Reverse Shot staff writers, so if you like reading things around these parts, odds are you'll want to bookmark CS, known for its rigorous, idiosyncratic taste (we don't get your Tony Scott love, but you love you for sticking to your guns!), and its Canadian cold comfort. Recent terrific postings include Nayman's apprecia...

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    Once More, For The Cheap Seats: Jon Hamm Says He's Too Old To Play 'Superman'

    It's a few months since Zack Snyder was announced as the director of the Christopher Nolan-shepherded "Superman" reboot, and we've gone through various stages: denial, bargaining, anger, depression, and now, just about, acceptance. Still lots of depression, but we've accepted that we're going to be ...

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    'Primer' Director Shane Carruth Doing Effects Work On Rian Johnson's Sci-Fi Thriller 'Looper'

    We're feeling optimistic about 2011, for a number of reasons. One of the principle reasons is that filming is now underway in Louisiana on "Looper," the long-awaited third film from Rian Johnson. Johnson made one of the great debut films of the Noughties with "Brick," and his follow-up, "The Brother...

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    Simon Beaufoy Talks Alternate Ending To '127 Hours' That Was Cut (Poor Lizzy Caplan)

    When we first saw Danny Boyle’s survival tale “127 Hours” at TIFF, we called it “Lean, efficient, despairing, thrilling and ultimately life affirming” as well as one of the best films of the year. By now you know the film is the true story of Aron Ralston (James Franco) who was stuck in a Utah canyon for days after his arm became trapped under a boulder. Little did we know at the time that the film’s leanness was partially the result of a major trim to the third act of the film. The film’s writer Simon Beaufoy recently spoke with the NYTimes about this last minute alteration. “We had a much more resolved ending, so they [the audience] had ...

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