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    Sundance 2012 Review - "2 Days In New York" (Familiar But Still Engaging)

    This will be a quick and painless one; I arrived back in NYC (from Sundance) this morning and I've been caught up in a whirlwind of work to do; I'm also having trouble keeping my eyes open after that marathon 5-day business trip to the festival.

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    Sundance Deal: Millennium Picks Up Paranormal Thriller "Red Lights"

    In today's Sundance news, Millenium Entertainment has signed a deal for the U.S. distribution rights to "Red Lights," the new thriller from "Buried" director Rodrigo Cortés that premiered at the festival last Friday.

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    SUNDANCE REVIEW: 'The Imposter' Is a Con Man Doc That Messes With Your Head

    "From the producers of 'The Tillman Story' and 'Man on Wire,'" reads a description for "The Imposter" provided by the Sundance Film Festival, which might have added "No kidding." Documentarian Bart Layton's engaging investigation into a bizarre 1997 ...

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    Nick Cave Scoring 'West Of Memphis,' Laura Veirs Tunes Up 'Hello I Must Be Going' & More Sundance Sounds

    While Park City continues to buzz with celebs and films and the festival heads into its final weekend, let's take a moment take our eyes off the movies, and instead open up our ears. As it turns out, a good handful of the movies at the Sundance Film Festival are being powered by the music of som...

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    Oscar Stats: Keeping Score

    Here's a breakdown of this year's Oscar nominations by film, ranging from most to least.

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    "Luther" Co-Star Nikki Amuka-Bird Takes Center Stage In Simon Stephen's Play "The Trial Of Ubu"

    She's a grossly underused actress (in my opinion, at least) who most of us saw last in series 2 of BBC's Luther, alongside formerly underused actor Idris Elba.

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    SUNDANCE REVIEW: 'Back to the Future' Meets 'Juno' In Capricious 'Safety Not Guaranteed'

    It's probably unfair to describe "Safety Not Guaranteed" as "Back to the Future" by way of "Juno," as it certainly sets the bar too high. But in terms of entertainment value and tone, the shoe fits. Colin Trevorrow's good-natured romantic comedy takes a handful of characters facing familiar conundru...

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    Sundance: Melanie Lynskey Talks Making 'Hello I Must Be Going,' Teases 'Perks' & 'Seeking A Friend'

    The term "undersung" gets thrown around a lot, but it definitely applies to the talented Melanie Lynskey. The actress first wowed both audiences and critics in Peter Jackson's "Heavenly Creatures," and while her star hasn't exactly risen to the same degree as Kate Winslet...

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    Watch: A Clip from the Oscar-Nominated Football Doc 'Undefeated'

    Harvey Weinstein was a happy man Tuesday, earning 10 nominations for Oscar front runner "The Artist," Meryl Streep and makeup for "The Iron Lady," costumes for Madonna's "W.E." and even a nomination for the football doc "Undefeated."

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    Weinsteins 'Lay The Favorite,' Focus Had 'A Good Time,' Millenium Turns On 'Red Lights' & More Sundance Acquisitions

    As many of you know, the Sundance Film Festival is well underway, and there’s been no shortage of studios acquiring some buzzed-about independent titles. As the fest winds into its last few days, the deals are getting done.

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