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    Sundance '10 | Alex Gibney Talks Scandal with Doc Competition Film "CASINO JACK"

    Oscar-winner Alex Gibney ("Taxi to the Darkside") returns to Sundance with his latest film, "CASINO JACK & The United States of Money," a world premiere screening in the festival's U.S. Documentary Competition. The film is a portrait of disgraced Washington super lobbyist Jack Abramoff beginning wit...

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    Oscar Watch: Visual Effects List of Seven Led by Avatar

    Seven movies have made the short list of the Academy Visual Effects branch. They will vote for the final three nominated films on January 21 at the annual bake-off, where 15-minute reels of each film are screened for the VFX voters. I'm always at Sundance for this; I'd love to go one day.

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    Chinese Pull Two Films from Palm Springs Fest

    According to the Palm Springs International Film festival, the reason why the China Film Group has pulled two films from the fest (which got under way Tuesday) is to protest the showing of Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam's pro-Tibet doc The Sun Behind the Clouds: Tibet's Struggle for Freedom (trailer o...

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    Seven Films Set For Visual Effects Oscar Race

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that seven films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 82nd Academy Awards. On Thursday, January 21, all members of the Academy’s Visual Effects Branch will be invited to view 15-minute excerpts from each of the s...

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    Avatar en 3D.

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    "Waiting for Armageddon"'s David Heilbroner: "Just grab a camera and get to work"

    The doc "Waiting for Armageddon" centers on the evangelical Christian obsession with the Biblical account of the Armageddon and its real-life enactment. "Armageddon" follows three American families as they explain their theories on the Apocalypse. The film follows one of the families on a trip to ...

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    Avatar's Script: Derivative?

    Just to prevent James Cameron's head from swelling too much from the astonishing global Avatar phenomenon, folks keep reminding him of how derivative and clunky his script is. It's been compared to everything from Pocahontas, The New World, The Last Samurai and Dances with Wolves to Ferngully. Trut...

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