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    Studios Pull Out Marketing Stops on Tron: Legacy and Waiting for Superman

    Studios Paramount and Disney are kicking marketing into gear for the education doc Waiting for Superman and the 3-D VFX extravaganza Tron: Legacy, respectively.

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    Michelle Williams Starts Filming in London as Marilyn Monroe

    London filming began this week on The Weinstein Co.'s My Week With Marilyn, starring Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe. TWC has released the first photo.

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    Exclusive: Tony Goldwyn and Betty Anne Waters Talk "Conviction" Financing Struggle

    Betty Anne Waters spent ten years acquiring the education and credentials -- including a GED, a bachelor's, a master's and finally a law degree -- necessary to personally exonerate her wrongfully convicted brother, Kenny. Prior to that, she had already waited about ten years from his imprisonment for murder to the point when she went went back to school with the intent of ultimately defending his innocence. So, she must have faith that things come out right in time. But she still didn't expect the movie about her life and legal triumph to also take almost another decade. That film, "Conviction" is now about to open theaters (in limited releas...

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    Boardwalk Empire Four Recap

    Boardwalk Empire Episode Four is recapped by Tim Appelo, below (SPOILER ALERT):A man’s character is his fate, and crucial characters come fatefully into focus in the fourth Boardwalk Empire (“Anastasia”). Al Capone (Stephen Graham) welcomes Jimmy (Michael Pitt) to Chicago by sneaking into a whorehou...

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    Oscar Watch: King's Speech Leads Gurus 'O Gold, Wins Hamptons Prize

    Tom Hooper’s The King’s Speech, starring Colin Firth as a stuttering King George VI, not only won the narrative audience prize at the Hamptons International Film Festival Sunday, but scored number one in the post-Toronto Film Festival Gurus 'o Gold poll (below). I also voted it number one (my curren...

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    Talking Chaplin.

    Talking Chaplin.

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    Oscar Watch: Hans Zimmer Talks Inception Score

    Christopher Nolan's Inception, which has crossed the $800-million mark worldwide, certainly will be one of this year's ten best picture Oscar nominees. Warner Bros. will bring the movie back into the public eye when it promos the DVD release in early December. One key contributor to the film's succe...

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    What's the Fate of Werc Werk Works?

    What's the Fate of Werc Werk Works?

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    Box Office: "Inside Job" Continues Doc Surge With Big Debut; "Tamara Drewe" Weak

    It was a double-edged sword for Sony Pictures Classics this weekend. Releasing two of the whopping nine new specialty films reporting estimates, the distributor both enjoyed by far the best news of the weekend, as well as perhaps the most disappointing. According to estimates provided by Rentrak ea...

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    Hamptons: Guggenheim in the Spotlight

    Awards season has become an important aspect of the Hampton's International Film Festival here on Long Island. The film stoked talk about the education system in this country with attendees comparing notes on their own schooling. At lunch yesterday at The Maidstone, Davis Guggenheim (above and cente...

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