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    Apocalypse Hits 2012, D-BOX, Collapse

    Roland Emmerich's disaster movies Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow are guilty pleasures. I want to see 2012 (November 13) but Sony is hiding it from me.

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    Canada's Golden Boy: Introducing Xavier Dolan

    When his first film, “I Killed My Mother" (J’ai Tue Ma Mere), premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, few people had heard of Xavier Dolan. As an actor in his native Quebec, Dolan was perhaps best known – if known at all – for his roles in Roger Cantin’s “La forteresse suspendue,” or for providing voice work in French-dubbed versions of “Twilight” and “South Park." But amidst a storm of media attention placed on cinematic giants like Lars Von Trier and Quentin Tarantino, Dolan managed to steal headlines at Cannes when “Mother” – after receiving an eight-minute standing ovation at its first screening – won every award it was ...

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    Box Office 2.0: Snap Judgements and Great Expectations

    I've been writing indieWIRE's weekly box office column for nearly two years. It's basically second nature at this point. Every Sunday as noon approaches, I await an excel spreadsheet attached to an e-mail from our data provider, Rentrak. When it comes in, the next hour or so is spent racing to ge...

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    Bill Hicks and America

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    Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Mother and Child, Seeks World Domination

    Is Sony Pictures Classics going to release every indie art film? I'm exaggerating, but not by much. As the rest of the indie distribs either adopt a bigger or smaller economic model, SPC is left to clean up in the middle range.

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    Sony Classics Has "Mother and Child"

    Sony Pictures Classics has announced its acquisition of the United States rights to Rodrigo García’s "Mother and Child" from WME Global. The film debuted to warm notices at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival, where it was actively pursued by several US distributors. The deal actually came...

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    REVIEW | Authenticity Takes on Absurdity - and the "Goats" Lose

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This review was originally published as part of indieWIRE's coverage of the Toronto International Film Festival.

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    Happy Belated Hallowe'en

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    REVIEW | Bold Strokes: Lee Daniels' "Precious"

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This review was originally published as part of indieWIRE's coverage of the Sundance Film Festival.

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    Eugene Hernandez: "I want it like I wrote it."

    New York, NY, November 2, 2009 -- This week: Miramax, Madonna, and Michael Jackson.

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