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    David Poland vs. TOH

    Monday, The Hot Blog's David Poland took off after me without realizing at first that the story that so enraged him was written by ex-Variety box-office analyst Anthony D'Alessandro. And both stories he pops off about, my rather sober analysis of what went wrong with Tamara Drewe and D'Alessandro's ...

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    James Wood Says 'An Americal Girl' With Kristen Stewart Will Shoot In 2011

    We definitely forgot about this one, but James Woods has been preparing his directorial debut and has had Kristen Stewart attached to star in the film for the past two years. Written by Tim Metcalfe ("Kalifornia") and Sean McCarthy, the film is about a small town girl who is publicly humiliated and ...

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    For Your Consideration: Assessing Those Gotham Award Nominations

    Earlier this week, awards season really kicked off with the year's first actual awards announcement: The Gotham Independent Film Awards. Debra Granik's "Winter's Bone" led the pack with three nominations, including best feature, best ensemble performance (for Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Dale Di...

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    'Avatar' Deleted Scene Hits The Web, Shows Why It Was Deleted

    One of the most exciting features for "Avatar" fans (though not so much for us) of the upcoming extended version of the film hitting shelves on November 16th is the promise of its Earth-set opening sequence. During the Scream Awards last night, attendees got a look at one of the deleted scenes from ...

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    Danny Boyle Says No '28 Days Weeks' Sequel Is Written; Film "Might" Be Set In Russia

    Director Says He'd "Love" To Direct A Sequel, But Picture Sounds Far OffSo what exactly is up with Danny Boyle's sequel to "28 Weeks Later," unofficially called by fans as "28 Months Later," though the "Slumdog Millionaire" filmmaker has stated that won't be the final title.

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    Names That Command the Moviesphere: Cameron Talks Avatar Sequels, True Lies, Cleopatra

    If you run a movie site that seeks to service readers --and build traffic--then you don't have to be a rocket scientist to know what works. Certain names, stars, projects have heat. When you write about James Cameron, David Fincher, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, franchises like Avatar, Inception, Spider-Man, Batman, Superman, Bourne, Twilight or The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Swedish or American), or hot films like The Social Network (or Mark Zuckerberg), they will come. And despite David Poland's sloppy rant about headlines with numbers in them, guess what? They pull more readers: folks love races, contests, drama, debates, polls, controversy...

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    Watch: Rainn Wilson Deals With A Line Cutter In Clip From 'Super'

    James Gunn's superhero parody, the appropriately titled "Super," premiered last month at TIFFwhere it received some strong reviews and landed a distribution deal with IFC. While we didn't get a chance to see it in our busy schedule, it's a film we've been curious about and now we have our first real...

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    Sweat Ballet: Wiseman's "Boxing Gym" Reviewed.

    Sweat Ballet: Wiseman's "Boxing Gym" Reviewed.

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    Oscar Talk Wrap-Up: Never Let Me Go Wanes, Foreign Contenders, Blue Valentine, Harry Potter

    During this week's Oscar Talk podcast, Kris Tapley (InContention) and I were joined by indieWIRE's awards expert Peter Knegt and InContention's Guy Lodge, both in London covering the festival.

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    Naomi Watts Talks Andrew Dominik's Marilyn Monroe Biopic 'Blonde'

    Director Andrew Dominik was originally scheduled to begin production on his adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates' Marilyn Monroe quasi-biopic, "Blonde," in January of 2011 in what was shaping up to be one of the year's most anticipated projects. This, however, was thrown up in the air recently when Case...

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