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    Defending 'Vertigo' From…Myself.

    I love "Vertigo." But when faced with the limitations of a top 10 list, tough decisions must be made.

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    Oprah Winfrey Network Says They Still Want Documentary Acquisitions

    When the Oprah Winfrey Network’s Documentary Club launched in May 2011, it was pitched as an extension of Winfrey’s mega-successful Book Club. It was a way for Winfrey to air inspiring real-life stories that fit her brand as well as promote documentary filmmaking, with Rosie O’Donn...

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    Watch the Trailers for the U.S. Finalists for 2012 Student Academy Awards

    The Academy selected 35 students from 20 colleges and universities in the U.S. as the finalists for the 39th Annual Student Academy Awards. The awardees are in the running to receive Gold, Silver, Bronze Medal awards as well as accompanying cash grants of $5,000, $3,000, and $2,000 respectively. T...

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    Tribeca Enterprises Partners with Maker Studios for YouTube Channel The Picture Show

    On the same day that Amazon Studios announced a new television initiative, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff's Tribeca Enterprises (which mounts the Tribeca Film Festival and runs distributor Tribeca Films) and popular online distributor Maker Studios are partnering to create a new Yo...

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    "You Know You Gotta Have A Trailer For A Trailer These Days": 'Expendables 2' Teaser Proves The Lame Point

    Remember the days when a trailer was just a simple marketing tool for a movie? Now, you need a marketing tool for your marketing tool. Or, as Terry Crews says in this near pointless micro-teaser for "The Expendables 2," "You know that you've got to have a trailer for the trailer n...

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    'Red State' Star Kyle Gallner Joins 'Beautiful Creatures' With Viola Davis & Alden Ehrenreich

    So, will "Beautiful Creatures" be the next "The Hunger Games"-sized Young Adult hit? That's what Warner Bros. is hoping for as they are putting the final casting pieces in place for the big screen adaptation of Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl's novel.

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    San Francisco International Film Festival 55: 'Abramovic,' 'Neighboring Sounds,' and Kenneth Branagh

    Kind of a light Festival day: viewed a DVD that I loved, saw a new movie onscreen that was a first feature and reminded me why we go to film festivals, went to a cocktail party that didn’t feel like one, and attended Kenneth Branagh’s tribute for the Founder’s Directing Award. First up, the DVD: ...

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    Take a Look at the Unappreciated Genius of TV Pioneer Ernie Kovacs

    Ernie Kovacs, the funniest guy you've never heard of, was just shy of his 43rd birthday when he died in a 1962 car accident in Los Angeles. Over the course of his tragically short career, he logged hundreds of hours of live TV on things like "Take a Good Look" (1959-61) and the various...

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    From Best To Worst: The Playlist's Complete Tribeca Film Festival Coverage

    That's it. It's a wrap. The Tribeca Film Festival is over for another year. And while it was an improvement from years past, despite a promising line-up the festival proved to be somewhat disappointing: most of the best regarded films ("2 Days In New York," "Take This Waltz," Searching For Sugar Man...

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    'The Hunger Games' Director Gary Ross Conjures Up 'Houdini'

    With "The Hunger Games" director Gary Ross having officially moved on from the blockbuster franchise, with a desire to do something different, he has now signed up to tackle a famous historical figure and an adventure movie all at once.

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