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    Jackson's Lovely Bones Trailer

    A while back, DreamWorks showed me some footage from Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens and Peter Jackson's adaptation of Alice Sebold's bestseller The Lovely Bones ; I was knocked out by what I saw. The film looked strong, different, unusual. The images popped. Saoirse Ronin (Atonement) plays the 14-yea...

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    Cameron's Blue Avatar, Swinton Hauls Movies, Moore Traverses Fest, Ebert's Best Movies

    James Cameron’s new poster for Avatar is an extreme close-up of a blue Nav'i alien from the Planet Pandora. It’s an arresting image that makes you stop and pay attention. Cameron wants you to know he’s taking you somewhere you’ve never been before. Jeff Wells hates this poster. There’s plenty of tim...

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    'Sita Sings the Blues' Makes Bank.

    'Sita Sings the Blues' Makes Bank.

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    SpeedCine Launches in Beta.

    SpeedCine Launches in Beta.

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    Talk Conjures Era, Movie Jargon, Fantastic, Other, Serious Trailers

    Every day, I round up some items for your delectation:

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    Bollywood: Love Aaj Kal

    The Naz in Artesia on Saturday night was packed with a crowd unlike any you'd see at your local multiplex on a standard opening weekend. Entire families of every age and both sexes--from ancient crones to young moms rocking infants in baby carriages in the aisles--turned out en masse to see Love Aaj...

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  • THE BACK ROW MANIFESTO by Tom Hall
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    Two Years

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    The Real Internet Movie Database: SpeedCine

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    Comic-Con Aids Independents

    Producer-turned-director Matthew Vaughn needs a hit. Layer Cake was a great audition piece, but Stardust was a flop. Much is riding on his next indie venture, the indie-financed $45 million action picture Kick-Ass, which no studio would finance. In an unusual move, Vaughn took 11-minutes of footage ...

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    "Father" Takes Grand Prize at Stony Brook

    The fourteenth annual Stony Brook Film Festival closed Saturday with the New York premiere of Lynn Roth's "The Little Traitor" starring Alfred Molina, followed by an awards ceremony where film critic John Anderson announced the festival's Jury awards for best features and shorts. The Grand Prize was...

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