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    Matt Damon Hasn't Got Time For Your 'Bourne Legacy' Shenanigans

    For a while, the rumor was floating that the spinoff film "The Bourne Legacy" would in some way utilize Matt Damon's Jason Bourne character, possibly in a cameo. Hell, the guy's already in the title. This ignores the politics of tentpole moviemaking, as the very act of rebooting serves many strategies, one of them being, "We're sick of paying the people who bring us success." So even with the 'Bourne' franchise achieving ever-escalating box office grosses ($442 million worldwide on the last entry), Damon, director Paul Greengrass and Universal couldn't reach a suitable agreement regarding a fourth film, leading to the significantly cheaper te...

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    Ron Howard To Direct '364' From 'Safe House' Writer David Guggenheim

    Ron Howard's always got more than a few irons in the fire, and he's about to add one more. Universal has acquired "364," a ridiculous-sounding pitch from David Guggenheim, the writer of the upcoming Denzel Washington/Ryan Reynolds starrer "Safe House." The story concerns a man who spends exactly 364...

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    TIFF '11 Review: Manipulative & Melodramatic 'A Separation' Is A Soap Opera Morality Tale

    The fall festival circuit is all about buzz, and while the frontrunners for the awards season can usually be spotted a mile away, it's the sleeper sensations everyone keeps an eye out for now. As Telluride wrapped up this weekend, the Iranian film "A Separation" directed by Asghar Farhadi, began building some serious heat. Thought it has been playing international festivals all summer long and won multiple awards in Berlin earlier this year including the Golden Bear, the very strong word out of Colorado, led by a rave by Jeff Wells over at Hollywood Elsewhere -- who admitted to missing the first third of the picture -- put the movie on the sc...

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    The End Of The Auteur Era Of Film?

    People like to get credit for their work, but have they been getting the right credit for it? Are we able to recognize when something is a collaboration as opposed to a work of an individual who has hired a team to execute it?

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    Fox Searchlight Acquires Steve McQueen's "Shame" For 2011 Release!

    Weeelllll... the mystery is over; snippet of press release below:

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    TIFF11: "The Hunter" Disappoints, and Really Should Have Been Helmed by Herzog

    There’s something deeply mysterious about extinct species, or at least the more theoretically majestic ones (those other than the much-lampooned dodo). The very thought of coming across something like a Quagga conjures up visions of a strange and ancient stage in our history, not to mention the obvi...

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    Coen Brothers Going The Indie Route With 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

    After the runaway success of "True Grit," which nabbed a quarter of a billion dollars worldwide, you'd figure Joel and Ethan Coen would cash in their chips with a major studio, try to get something expensive made, or force the major studios to pony up prior to shooting. The Coens haven't operated independently for awhile, as a distributor has been in place for their last few films before the project was even shot. This time, however, the brothers are doing something different: out of the Toronto International Film Festival, the rumor is that the Coens' latest, "Inside Llewyn Davis," will be filmed without a domestic distributor attached, with...

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    'Drive,' 'Restless,' 'Melancholia,' 'Skin I Live In': Over 20 Films From TIFF2011 We've Already Seen

    If you're at all into film and read movie blogs you know it's all about the Toronto International Film Festival for the next nine days (the festival started yesterday, September 8). Arguably the biggest film festival in the world aside from Cannes (who are probably more prestigious, but not quite as...

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    Heather Headley Cast In The Whitney Houston Role In Stage Musical Version Of "The Bodyguard"

    We already told you about the planned remake, as well as a stage musical adaptation of the 1992 film, 'The Bodyguard, which starred Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston.

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    Denzel Washington Set To Star In "Flight" With Robert Zemeckis Directing

    In their first ever pairing, director Robert Zemeckis and actor Denzel Washington are teaming up to bring the dramatic thriller Flight to the big screen.

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