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    Indies Rejoice: Slamdance Announces Lineup

    Sick of Sundance's tendency to celebrate known-faces over independent films? Look no further than the Slamdance Film Festival, that will celebrate its 17th iteration with the fest kicking off on January 21, 2011.

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    Which Actor Makes A Surprise Cameo In 'Tron: Legacy' (And Is Maybe Set Up As A Future Villain)?

    First: If you don't want to know anything about the details surrounding the cameo appearance in "Tron: Legacy" stop reading this post now. Seriously.

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    The 50 Best Songs of 2010, Part 2

    The best songs of 2010 countdown continues:

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    Review: 'The Fighter' Is A Scrappy Little Knockout

    Picture Is Also A Surprisingly Funny, Touching Story About The Foibles Of Family; Bale Seems Oscar-Nom BoundThere are onscreen dramas that claim to be about family, but they never really involve the protagonist having to make difficult decisions. Often the family is too saintly, or too important, to ignore. Other times, the best route for the protagonist to follow is to form a surrogate family, as blood relatives appear untrustworthy or devious. Rarely does a film come along that respects its audience enough to present the clear conflicts and difficulties of being around the ones who love you. Whether it be their all-encompassing love, their ...

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    On DVD: "Restrepo" - One of the Best War Movies in Years and One of the Best Documentaries of 2010

    This week's DVD pick is not "Inception," and not just because I'm not really a fan of the film. It's also the most obvious big DVD/Blu-ray release out today and I'm sure enough sites will be highlighting this fact. My pick is instead "Restrepo," which also is sure to be recommended plenty but not nearly on the same scale. And I'm more in the mood to discuss this film, pausing from the continued "Inception" theories for just one day at least. The documentary, directed by Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger, won a Grand Jury Prize at Sundance earlier this year and more recently the filmmakers won the Best Directorial Debut honor from the Nati...

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    Mark Wahlberg Reveals Animated Bear In 'Ted' Will Be Motion-Captured

    We're kind of curious to hear what James Cameron thinks of this, but the upcoming Universal live action/animated hybrid comedy by "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane has a lot riding on it. Starting with its reported $65 million budget. The figure is extraordinarily high for an R-rated comedy (reme...

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    Hilary Swank Horror Flick 'The Resident' Pretty Much Going Straight To DVD

    It's been a hard fall for two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank. Ever since she took her second statue for Clint Eastwood's "Million Dollar Baby" way back in 2004, she's had a string of bad films, bad luck or both. Brian DePalma's "The Black Dahlia" had all the pieces of a great movie but was done in by the director pushing every facet of the production into hysterics. "Freedom Writers" was an ill-advised attempt to go into "Dangerous Minds" territory and while she scored a hit with the manipulative romantic dramedy "P.S. I Love You," the indie flick "Birds Of America" and horror fare "The Reaping" were non-starters. Even her big wide swings at ...

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    JOHN FORD AT THE OBSERVER IN 1999

    In 1999, AMC was still honoring its original name and intention by running actual American Movie Classics on their channel---what TCM does now--- and that year they programmed an amazing 35-film retrospective of John Ford’s extraordinary opus. I was living in Manhattan then, doing a weekly column for Peter Kaplan’s The New York Observer (its heyday, in other words), and Peter and I agreed we should do a big spread about the AMC Ford tribute. I would write it and he would use many illustrations and give it a lot of prominence. It was also Kaplan’s idea to include in the illustrations several of my original movie card-file cards themselves. As ...

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    SILVER TONGUES to premiere at Slamdance!

    SILVER TONGUES to premiere at Slamdance!

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    'Up In The Air' Scribe Sheldon Turner To Pen Gangster Pic 'Big Tuna' For Michael Mann

    Though Michael Mann is currently working on the upcoming HBO horse racing drama "Luck" with Dustin Hoffman, don't be fooled into thinking he's been seduced completely into the world of cable television. Just a couple of months ago, Mann confirmed he has added two more projects to his plate of potential followups to 2009's disappointing "Public Enemies." In addition to the biopic/romance tale of war photographer Robert Capa with Eva Green attached and a long gestating adaptation of Ernest Hemingway‘s “For Whom The Bell Tolls,” Mann has added the medieval tale “Agincourt” based on the novel by Bernard Cromwell, as well as the gangster pic "Big ...

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