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    Leonard Maltin Joins IndieWIRE

    Critic/historian/ author and Reelz Channel host Leonard Maltin's new IndieWIRE blog is finally up. He's posting classic and current reviews, as well as video from such interviews as this one on E.T. with Invictus director Clint Eastwood:

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    First Run Nabs "Dancing"

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    Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh Talk The Lovely Bones

    The Lovely Bones presented a fascinating challenge for a movie adaptation of a book. But finally, the realities of commercial filmmaking may have been unmanageable in this case---much as they were with John Hillcoat's film version of Cormac McCarthy's The Road. What works on the page and in our imag...

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    Jezebel Interviews NYT's Dargis in a No-Fucks-Barred Q & A on Women in Hollywood

    While she's as opinionated as the next critic, the NYT's Manohla Dargis is usually quite press-shy. She hates posing for photographs (this old one dates back to her LAT tenure), doesn't do panels, won't go on television. And yet she gave this refreshingly candid interview to the feminist website Jez...

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    "Basterds," "Nine" Lead Critics Choice Nods

    The 15th Annual Broadcast Film Critics Awards (or the "Critic's Choice," as they are better known) have announced their nominations, with Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" and Rob Marshall's "Nine" leading the pack with ten nominations each, a record tally for the awards. Both films receiv...

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    Broadcast Film Critics Give Ten Nominations to Inglourious Basterds and Nine

    The Broadcast Film Critics Movie Awards nominations in a whopping 25 categories are dominated by Inglourious Basterds and Nine, with ten nominations each, followed by Avatar, with nine and The Hurt Locker and Up in the Air with eight and The Lovely Bones with six. While not every category will matc...

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    12 Projects Named for Sundance Screenwriters Lab

    Twelve projects have been selected by the Sundance Institute for its January Screenwriters Lab, taking place next month (January 15 - 20) at the Sundance Resort in Utah. This year's group includes filmmakers from regions throughout the world, including the United States, China, Southeast Asia, and t...

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    "Up in the Air" Tops SEFCA Awards

    The Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) named "Up in the Air" the Best Picture of 2009 in its 18th annual voting. Director Jason Reitman’s seriocomic look at the travels of a downsizing expert earned a total of three awards, including Best Actor (George Clooney) and Best Adapted Screenplay...

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    Stewart, Jett Hit Sundance with Apparition's The Runaways

    It's no surprise that Apparition picked up all U.S. rights to Kristen Stewart vehicle The Runaways, which was fully financed by River Road and produced with Linson Entertainment. It's the first Apparition/River Road theatrical collaboration (Terrence Malick's Tree of Life, due in 2010, will be their...

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